Just weeks after it acquired 2020 Technologies, Genstar Capital and TA Associates have signed an agreement to merge their portfolio companies, Compusoft, a leading international provider of specialized visual configure, price, quote software to key retail and manufacturing industries, and 2020 Technologies (“2020”), a leading provider of specialized computer-aided design (“CAD”), configure, price, quote (“CPQ”) and enterprise solutions dedicated to interior design, space planning and furniture manufacturing industries.
The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2021.
According to Genstar Capital’s news release, Compusoft and 2020 will be combined in a merger of equals to create a leading provider of space planning and manufacturing solutions for the residential and commercial segments. The group will offer an end-to-end suite of planning, design, visualization, configuration, pricing, quoting, ERP and manufacturing solutions to consumers, retailers and suppliers across the kitchen, bathroom, office and residential furniture and commercial and residential windows & doors segments.
The expansive global network will be enhanced by local expertise and deep customer relationships developed over decades. An impressive combined workforce will benefit from 65+ years of experience in customer service, catalogue content, innovation and technology to bring a best-in-class offering to customers and create a platform for future growth.
Compusoft is a portfolio company of TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm that invested in Compusoft in 2018. 2020 is a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the financial services, healthcare, industrials and software industries that recently acquired 2020. The newly-combined company will be majority owned by Genstar and TA.
Mark Stoever, Chief Executive Officer of 2020, said, “The merger of Compusoft and 2020 positions the combined company as a trusted provider whose suite of solutions supports designers, manufacturers and retailers. This is a transformative transaction and the support from Genstar and TA will enable us to invest in the business, new technologies and our people. We look forward to completing the transaction so we can continue to build on our companies’ unwavering commitment to innovation and customer service.”
David Tombre, Chief Executive Officer of Compusoft, said, “We are excited by the opportunity this combination presents to create a leading provider of vCPQ solutions for home and commercial spaces. Given Compusoft’s presence in Europe and 2020’s presence in North and South America, the two businesses are truly complementary. Our priority remains our customer’s success and together we will provide an enhanced offering across support, content, innovation and technology.”