SSA Global Technologies Acquires MAX International

SSA Global Technologies Inc., a provider of enterprise solutions and services, has acquired ICL MAX International Limited, an enterprise management software and services supplier for the manufacturing, contracting, service and distribution sector. The purchase of MAX International was completed by SSA Global Technologies in conjunction with Gores Technology Group.

MAX International, headquartered in Bristol, UK, has a presence throughout the UK and across Western and Central Europe. It was purchased for an undisclosed sum from ICL, which is wholly owned by Fujitsu. MAX International provides enterprise management solutions through MAX, an integrated application suite for Windows NT or UNIX platforms, which addresses the requirements of the small to medium size market sector by delivering fast deployment, cost-effective infrastructure and rapid return on investment.

The acquisition reflects SSA GT’s strategic objective to build long-term value as a global company committed to the manufacturing sector. ”We will help to grow this business globally, particularly through our existing and enlarged distribution channels”, said Phil Gray, president of SSA GT’s operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa in a statement.

Current and future MAX International customers will continue to receive support and service out of the UK offices. MAX development will remain in Bristol, UK. SSA GT’s initial market focus for MAX will be in Europe, with later expansion in Asia Pacific. ICL will continue to distribute the MAX range of software in Eastern Europe.