Golden Gate’s Infor buys Vivonet from Marlin Equity Partners

U.S. business software company Infor has acquired Vivonet Inc, a Vancouver-based provider of cloud solutions to the hospitality industry. Terms weren’t disclosed.

Established in 2000, Vivonet offers solutions for point-of-sale, kiosks, kitchen systems, payments, employee scheduling, and food and labour cost management. Its products are deployed at more than 4,000 locations.

Vivonet has been backed since 2012 by U.S. private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners.

New York-based Infor, owned since 2002 by U.S. private equity firm Golden Gate Capital, said the acquisition extends its suite of hospitality solutions for companies in food service micro-verticals.


Infor Acquires Vivonet

Leading Point-of-Sale Extends Infor’s Suite of Solutions for Hospitality with Key Functionality

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, today announced it has acquired Vivonet, Inc., an industry leader in cloud-based hospitality solutions. The acquisition extends Infor’s suite of solutions for hospitality with point-of-sale (POS) and inventory and procurement functionality for companies in the food service management, full and quick service restaurant, and hotel food and beverage micro-verticals.

Founded in 2000, Vancouver, BC-based Vivonet offers solutions for POS, kiosks, kitchen systems, payments, labor scheduling, and food and labor cost management. Vivonet products are deployed at more than 4,000 locations, with customers including Sodexo, Delaware North, Booster Juice, Burger 21, Pita Pit, and Texas Chicken & Burgers.

“Vivonet’s specialized applications are highly complementary to Infor, creating a more comprehensive suite for customers, and expanding our marketing opportunity into three new foodservice micro-verticals,” said Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor. “Last-mile industry functionality enables Infor customers to use the cloud to harness the power of their mission-critical data to transform their business with machine learning, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence.”

Infor is one of the world’s largest providers of hospitality software. Its customers include 6 of the top 10 largest hotel brands, and its products are in use at almost 20,000 hotel and casino locations worldwide. Infor Hospitality solutions, which include robust capabilities for property management, revenue management, asset and incident management, analytics, and artificial intelligence, will be extended with POS from Vivonet.

The terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

About Vivonet
Established in 2000, Vivonet is a leading provider of consumer, operational and enterprise level cloud-based technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Processing millions of transactions every month for thousands of customers across Canada and the United States, Vivonet solutions provide hospitality businesses with insights and intelligence to help them unlock business potential and improve organizational performance. Learn more at

About Infor
Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud. With 16,500 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress. To learn more, please visit

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