Schisms in the CPQ world

When Salesforce acquired Steelbrick last year, many in the technology community were a little aghast. Salesforce was a big investor in Apttus, a company with a similar product focus to Steelbrick. Before the deal, many suggested that Apttus was a Salesforce acquisition target and industry rumors suggests that there were, in fact, acquisition discussions but that […]

HGGC Acquires FPX

HGGC, a middle market private equity firm, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of FPX, a SaaS company and provider of Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) applications. As part of the transaction, senior FPX management has reinvested their proceeds from the sale and retained a significant minority stake in the business. Terms of the private transaction […]

PROS reports 2015 financial results

PROS today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015. For the year ended December 31, 2015, GAAP revenue was $168.2 million, a 9% decrease from $185.8 million for the full year 2014. GAAP operating loss was $55.5 million, compared with $22.4 million for the full year 2014. GAAP net loss […]

Configit acquired by Polaris, a Danish private equity fund

Today, Polaris Private Equity (”Polaris”) acquired 65% of the shares in fast- growing  Danish software company Configit A/S. The company has tripled its revenue in the recent three-year period, and Polaris aims to continue Configit’s current growth and globalisation. The company’s former owners – IT and telecom entrepreneur Michael Moesgaard Andersen and Configit’s founders, CEO […]

Salesforce acquires SteelBrick for $360 Million

CRM giant Salesforce is working to fortify the quoting and billing functions of its software platform. To do so, the customer CRM company just bought SteelBrick. Financial terms of Salesforce’s acquisition of the six-year-old startup were not disclosed in the announcement. But the technology giant’s regulatory filing reveals the deal is worth $360 million. That’s about half […]