Transaction Experience


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Client Quotes:

“Architect Partners understood our business and provided top-notch advice on choosing the best partner and negotiating an attractive deal.”

- Henry Bruckstein, Co-Founder

Financial Summary:

Transaction Size:                                                                         Undisclosed
Consideration:                                                                                         Cash


Strategic Rational Driving Transaction:

  • According to estimates from IDC, enterprise social software adoption is on pace for rapid growth through 2016, becoming a $4.5b market within the next three years
  • CloudSquads’ social enterprise platform and services complement and broaden Persistent’s software capabilities in social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC).
  • CloudSquad’s IP connectors, social community implementation and consulting services equip Persistent to further serve their enterprise and independent software vendor (ISV) customer base in the fast-evolving social enterprise market.


Architect Partners Role and Contribution:

  • AP made introductions to a select group of strategic acquirers likely to be interested in CloudSquads’ platform and services.
  • AP helped evaluate competing bids and provided insight regarding acquirers’ strengths, weaknesses and important deal terms, and helped craft a negotiating strategy.

To learn more about this transaction, view the full M&A Alert here.