Activant Solutions, Inc.
The company is a leading technology provider of business management solutions serving small and medium-sized retail and wholesale distribution businesses in three primary vertical markets: hardlines and lumber; wholesale distribution; and the automotive parts aftermarket. Founded in 1972, Activant provides customers with tailored proprietary software, professional services, content, supply chain connectivity and analytics. Thoma Bravo invested in Activant in 2006. The company’s earnings grew steadily over the next five years and, in 2011, it was acquired by Apax Partners and merged with Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC) to create one of the largest global providers of enterprise applications focused on the manufacturing, distribution, services and retail sectors.