Anaqua and Lecorpio Merge to Create Next Generation IP Software and Services Company

ボストン、東京, July 25, 2017

Anaqua, Inc., the premier provider of Intellectual Property (IP) management and analytics solutions, announced today that it is merging with Lecorpio, a leading developer of end-to-end IP management software. The newly combined company will focus on powering corporations and law firms with the tools to streamline operations, gain insight, and maximize the value of IP assets.

The merged entity will accelerate delivery of the next generation of smart IP platforms to its 1,000 combined customers worldwide, representing some of the most innovative global business and IP professionals. With combined resources, experience, and expertise, the company will leverage technologies such as big data analytics to drive informed IP and business decisions.

“Both Anaqua and Lecorpio are deeply-committed to the same mission of providing best-in-class IP management software solutions,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “With our shared mission, and with histories well-rooted in technology and innovation, we will offer clients an unprecedented ability to drive productivity and align IP to their businesses.”

The newly combined company will continue to operate both brand names and support both software platforms while maintaining its existing geographic presence in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. With the merger, Jay Madsen will be stepping down from his current role as Lecorpio CEO and Romeo will lead the combined business.

“This merger represents the integration of the industry’s top two IP software companies capitalizing on the growing demand for intelligent IP management solutions,” said Madsen. “I know this newly merged IP software powerhouse is poised for success.”

This merger is another example of Anaqua’s momentum to build upon its existing global offering and brand recognition. Over the last two years, Anaqua has acquired several innovation and patent analytics solution providers including AcclaimIP and IdeaPoint. With its rapid growth, Anaqua has been recognized as a Market Leader by industry leaders, including Hyperion Global Partners, for its IP management solutions for both law firms and corporations.

Marks Baughan Securities LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Lecorpio in this transaction. Golub Capital provided a Golub Capital One-Loan Debt (GOLD) facility to support the merger. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Lecorpio

Lecorpio, a leading IP management and analytics software solutions company, helps innovative companies quickly turn ideas into assets. The company’s enterprise-class suite of applications spans the entire IP supply chain, including invention disclosure management, patent and trademark management, e-billing, licensing management and general matters management. The Lecorpio solution includes powerful workflow capabilities that easily configure to a company's business process and includes an IP dashboard with over 160 KPIs.

Primarily marketed to corporate law departments specializing in IP matters, Lecorpio’s adaptable IP management software-as-a-service creates one central repository for IP information. Lecorpio’s powerful solution simplifies data management processes for attorneys and paralegals through the entire IP lifecycle, from invention disclosure to patent management to billing, monetization, and litigation. Also, Lecorpio helps clients to control costs by automating processes and increasing efficiency.

Lecorpio is used by five of the top 20 most active US patent filers, in addition to other well-known innovators such as Adobe, T-Mobile, Rockwell Automation, NEC, NetApp and Red Hat. Visit www.lecorpio.com for more information.

About Anaqua

Anaqua is a premium provider of integrated, end-to-end innovation and intellectual property (IP) management solutions, serving 50% of the top 25 U.S. patent filers, 50% of the top 25 global brands, and a growing number of the most prestigious, forward-looking law firms. The company’s global operations are headquartered in Boston, with offices across Europe and Asia. Anaqua’s IP platform is used by nearly one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators globally. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations. Anaqua was founded in 2004 to commercialize software developed by corporate IP practitioners from Ford and British American Tobacco, addressing a market need for IP enterprise software. The Company later acquired SGA2 (founded in 1994) to complement its core IP management software with patent annuity and trademark renewal payment services. Since late 2015, Anaqua has accelerated execution of its global growth strategy to acquire and integrate talent, expertise, technology, and data via five acquisitions, including ideaPoint, AcclaimIP, and Lecorpio. For additional information, please visit www.anaqua.com.

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