Madison Dearborn to sell Aderant for $675 mln

Roper Technologies said Thursday that it has agreed to buy Aderant Holdings Inc. in a deal valued at $675 million. Madison Dearborn Partners was the seller. Atlanta-based Aderant provides business management software for legal and other professional services firms. Lazard advised Madison Dearborn.


SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Roper Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aderant Holdings, Inc., in a transaction valued at $675 million, net of $20 million in cash tax benefits. Roper expects the acquisition to be immediately cash accretive and to generate approximately $125 million of revenue in 2016.
Aderant is a global provider of comprehensive business management software for legal and other professional services firms. Aderant supports over 3,000 clients in more than 30 countries, representing 77 of the top 100 global law firms and more than 88 percent of the Am Law 200. The management team, led by Chris Giglio, will continue to lead the business from its Atlanta, Georgia headquarters. The business will continue to operate as Aderant, marketing its software and services under current brand names.
“We are excited to acquire another leading application software business,” said Brian Jellison, Roper’s Chairman, President and CEO. “Aderant is the technology leader in its niche market with a broad suite of software solutions for law firms and a history of delivering value and high customer satisfaction. We look forward to working with Chris and the leadership team to continue to enhance the value of Aderant by expanding its client base and continuing to deliver new and innovative products and services.”
Completion of the transaction is expected within 30 days, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.
About Roper Technologies
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