Produce Pro Software Acquired by Aptean; Dave Donat and Bob Kocis Comment
ALPHARETTA, GA - Global software provider Aptean is building out its food and beverage portfolio, and Produce Pro Software is the latest company to join the effort. The fresh produce-focused software company, whose products are used by hundreds of food distributors, brokers, processors, and growers, has been acquired by Aptean.
“Produce Pro is pleased to join forces with Aptean,” said Dave Donat, President at Produce Pro Software. “Aptean’s established expertise in the food and beverage industry combined with its scale and resources will allow Produce Pro to enhance our ability to serve our customers and innovate for future growth.”
With the acquisition, Aptean gains additional functionality to serve the food distribution segment of the industry. Produce Pro Software will also benefit from Aptean’s global scale, resources, and technological expertise, a press release noted.
Produce Pro Software’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is designed to meet the unique, end-to-end operational challenges of fresh food producers and distributors. The platform helps meet the risk of food loss and other complexities by supporting traceability, increasing visibility, and improving efficiencies across the supply chain.
“Aptean is excited to expand our purpose-built software offerings for the food and beverage industry to support the unique needs of produce and perishables distributors,” said Bob Kocis, President, Americas at Aptean. “Distributors play a vital role in the food industry, connecting growers and manufacturers with the foodservice businesses that will ultimately transact with consumers. The talented team at Produce Pro understands the specific requirements of these companies and is committed to the success of its customers. Like Aptean, Produce Pro’s business is focused on delivering value through industry-specific solutions and together we will continue to help our customers operate more efficiently and profitably.”
Software Equity Group (SEG) served as the exclusive advisor to Produce Pro Software as this acquisition was finalized.
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