Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm, today announced the acquisition of Plex Systems from a group of shareholders, including Apax Partners.Plex Systems is a leading provider of cloud ERP software for manufacturers. Plex systems has a customers across the automotive, aerospace and defense, food and beverage, where manufacturers are turning to the cloud to streamline and modernize their global operations.
Francisco Partners identified Plex Systems as an early mover in the cloud ERP market with recurring revenue and great growth opportunities.
“We believe that Plex Systems has the potential to lead the transition to cloud ERP for manufacturers, and that this will be as transformative as the adoption of cloud solutions has been to sales, marketing, and human capital management,” said Petri Oksanen, a principal at Francisco Partners.
“We are thrilled that Francisco Partners shares our vision and sees the huge opportunity before us,” said Mark Symonds, CEO of Plex Systems. “We have entered an era where cloud computing is impacting virtually all business operations, and Plex Systems is among the leaders of this new model for technology development and delivery. Francisco Partners is the ideal partner to enable Plex Systems to help more manufacturers compete and win in the global market.”
It looks like the money men have decided that Cloud ERP is ready to move beyond the hype phase?