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Roper Industries to acquire PE-backed SoftWriters

Roper Industries has agreed to buy SoftWriters Inc, which is backed by TA Associates. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Allison Park, Pennsylvania, SoftWriters is a provider of software solutions for the pharmacy sector.


Feb. 5, 2015 (Pittsburgh, PA): SoftWriters, Inc. (SWI), a leading software solutions provider to the pharmacy industry, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Roper Industries. SoftWriters will operate as part of Managed Health Care Associates (MHA), a Roper operating company and a leading health care services and technology company focused on the alternate site health care provider marketplace

SoftWriters’ leadership team, including Timothy E. Hutchison, President and CEO of SoftWriters, will remain in place and will continue to lead the company.

Tim Hutchison commented, “SoftWriters started as a small family business and over the last two decades has experienced significant growth. Now, as we take on the next step, I am confident that SoftWriters will continue to expand our scope of services and our customer base. We are looking forward to working with Roper and MHA to continue our mission of delivering premier software solutions to long-term care pharmacy providers, enabling better care for the patients they serve.”

MHA’s President, Michael J. Sicilian commented, “MHA could not be more pleased to have SoftWriters join the MHA organization. We have worked with Tim and his team over the last decade in providing first-in-class services and solutions to our shared customers and look at this as the next step in creating a complete health care services and technology offering.”

About SoftWriters, Inc.
SoftWriters, Inc. is a leading software solution provider servicing pharmacies that provide care to long term post-acute care patients, assisted living residents, independent living residents, pharmacies servicing group homes, correctional facilities, specialty pharmacies, and pharmacies servicing 340B contracts. SWI’s suite of products include solutions for inventory control, dispensing, clinical screening, pharmacy automation, content management, workflow, communications, advanced reporting and business intelligence, accounting, real-time electronic billing, electronic prescribing, and pharmacy operation optimization. For more information, visit the company website,

About Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.
Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. is a leading health care service company that offers a growing portfolio of services and solutions to support the diverse and complex needs of the alternate site health care provider. MHA provides expertise in Group Purchasing, Managed Care and Payer Contracting, Reimbursement Management, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, Pharmaceutical Data Analytics, Clinical Pharmacy Software, and Legislative Advocacy. Through the delivery of innovative and targeted health care services and solutions, MHA helps members increase operational efficiency, maximize business growth, and provide optimum care for patients. For more information, visit