Buckles advises in US based commercial transaction

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Buckles Solicitors LLP has recently added to its reputation as a highly effective legal counsel to the family business sector by successfully acting for supply chain EDI software provider Data Interchange in its recent cross border sale to US based Epicor.

For more than three decades, Data Interchange has developed pioneering technology for data communication serving a blue chip customer base. Working with some of the biggest brands in the world and employing over 100 EDI specialists, the Company has generated a £9m turnover and accrued high levels of SaaS revenue.

Epicor is a business software company owned by Clayton, Dubilier and Rice; a Private Equity Housed based in Austin, Texas. Epicor provides enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and human capital management (HCM) software to business customers in the manufacturing, distribution, lumber/building materials, retail and automobile verticals globally.

Through its acquisition of Data Interchange, Epicor is able to expand its reach in European markets and add to its portfolio of B2B integration technologies, empowering customers to connect businesses and trading partners. The deal will also help increase efficiency and drive value in the supply.

Katy Poole, Senior Associate at Buckles Solicitors LLP, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the shareholders and to see this transaction through to fruition. As a firm, we have a proven track record in advising successful family businesses on such matters and this is another example of the value that our team can add. Being appointed to guide a business with international subsidiaries across Europe through the sales process was very rewarding.”