San Francisco, March 19, 2003 – Catapult Advisors today announced the successful sale of their client Attenza, a provider of customer service and technical support automation software, to Skywire Software, a privately-held software company that provides enterprise software and integration applications. In addition to its award-winning software, Attenza will bring some of the world’s largest corporations, including Dell, AON, BMC Software, University of Oklahoma and McKesson, to Skywire Software’s growing list of customers.
Catapult Advisors is an investment bank dedicated to serving the capital raising and financial advisory needs of private companies. With an exclusive focus on the software industry, Catapult Advisors’ investment banking services include private equity placements and M&A advisory.
“We selected Catapult Advisors because of their knowledge of the software sector, strong industry relationships and a belief that they would take us across the finish line in a difficult environment,” said Lawrence Schwartz, CEO of Attenza. “They were with us every step of the way,” added Schwartz, who will become President of Skywire Software, “and delivered on their promises with expert execution and top-notch, senior-level service.”
“Working with high-quality software companies like Attenza is what Catapult Advisors is all about,” said Catapult Advisors Managing Partner Ron Lissak. “The key to our firm’s success is creating win-win situations, by focusing our resources on companies that, with our help, can ultimately achieve a successful outcome. Attenza’s suite of customer service software will further enhance Skywire Software’s portfolio of enterprise applications. This transaction adds an important element to Skywire Software’s enterprise software strategy of enabling companies to build and extend their existing IT infrastructure investments.”
About Catapult Advisors
Catapult Advisors is an investment bank dedicated to helping private companies raise capital and successfully execute an M&A strategy. The firm takes a research-driven approach to the market and is exclusively focused on the software industry. Senior professionals come from Wall Street’s leading firms and have significant software and transaction experience.
Catapult Advisors provides specialized service and expert execution in two distinct, yet synergistic, areas: private equity placements and financial advisory/M&A. The firm’s narrow product and sector focus enables its banking professionals to deliver the highest levels of service to its clients. Catapult Advisors is backed by leading software industry executives, VCs and law firms.
About Skywire Software
Skywire Software is a privately-owned software company based in Frisco, Texas. Skywire Software develops, markets and supports enterprise software and integration applications that significantly increase productivity, efficiency and revenue opportunities for its customers. A subsidiary of Hall Financial Group, Skywire Software works with a variety of companies, including AXA Re Property & Casualty, U.S. Risk Insurance Group, Marathon Oil, Reynolds and Reynolds, and Summit Alliance Companies.