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Shea & Company Advises Uniface on its Acquisition by Rocket Software

Uniface Profile

  • Uniface B.V., a portfolio company of Marlin Equity Partners, is a pioneer in the fast-growing low-code application market
  • The company provides a model-based, low-code platform for the rapid development and deployment of modern, mission-critical enterprise applications, and is particularly suited for the creation of data-intensive applications (e.g. ERP, supply chain, payroll) and other complex use-cases
  • Uniface natively supports a “write-once, run anywhere” approach, supporting deployments on mobile devices, in the cloud, on-premise or in hybrid environments
  • Leading software vendors and direct customers use the Uniface platform to build specialized applications for diverse markets such as energy, healthcare, higher education, manufacturing and telecom – thousands of enterprise applications deployed to 10,000+ end-customers have been built on Uniface
  • Uniface was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Amsterdam

Rocket Software Profile

  • Rocket Software, a portfolio company of Bain Capital, is a global technology leader that develops enterprise modernization and optimization solutions for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies
  • Rocket has completed and integrated more than 50 acquisitions since inception
  • Rocket was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA, with offices globally

Marlin Equity Partners Profile

  • Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $7.4 billion of capital under management
  • The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs
  • Marlin invests in businesses across multiple industries where its capital base, industry relationships and extensive network of operational resources significantly strengthen a company’s outlook and enhance value
  • Marlin, through its group of funds and related companies, has successfully completed over 175 acquisitions
  • Marlin was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, with an additional office in London

Bain Capital Profile

  • Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading multi-asset alternative investment firms. Their global team aligns interests with those of their investors and partners for lasting impact
  • Bain’s globally integrated teams leverage deep vertical expertise and partner with management teams around the world to accelerate growth
  • Bain, through its private equity business, has successfully completed over 940 acquisitions
  • Bain was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Boston
This isn’t just a technological match, but also a philosophical one. Both companies are in their fourth decades and are recognized leaders in their respective fields who share a passion for putting their customers first. We are excited to welcome a great new team to Rocket as we continue to expand our business around the world by creating legendary outcomes.

P. Gary Gregory

President, Database and Connectivity Business Unit, Rocket Software

  • Rocket Software’s acquisition of Uniface was announced on February 3, 2021; financial terms were not disclosed
  • Shea & Company served as the exclusive financial advisor to Uniface
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