Rutgers & Posch advises selling shareholders on sale of Assistance Software to Unit4

Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organizations, has acquired Assistance Software. For over twenty years Assistance Software is a leading provider of Professional Services Automation (PSA) solutions, known for delivering out-of-the-box PSA solutions designed for specific services industries. The acquisition extends Unit4’s already comprehensive solution for professional services organizations (PSOs). The acquisition supports Unit4’s strategy to deliver specialized customer facing solutions to services organizations so they can improve the management of their business operations from front to back office.

Unit4 and Assistance Software both specialize in delivering powerful industry-specific solutions. Together the companies will focus on extending the functionality and delivering pre-built content for key verticals within professional services but also extend the offering to other relevant project-based industries.

“Unit4 is a great fit for Assistance Software,” said Martijn van der Hoeden, Founder and CEO of Assistance Software. “We have the same vision and together we provide a state-of-the-art end-to-end solution for service-driven organizations. Combined with Unit4’s industry experience and knowledge, our customers will be the most productive and efficient in the industry.”

Matthijs van den Broek and Hjalmar Florijn from Rutgers & Posch were the legal advisors of the selling shareholders, Hans van den Brande from SpringFinance acted as the corporate finance advisor and Martijn de Jong from Amstone as the tax advisor of the sellers. Unit4 was advised by Nick Hessels from Ploum Lodder Princen.