MPC Data Limited acquired by BSQUARE Corporation
Effective September 13, 2011 – BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the successful sale of MPC Data Ltd, a key technology partner for OEMs in the embedded software field, to BSQUARE Corporation.
“We are delighted with the outcome of the sale for both parties concerned,” stated Lynda Sharp, Deal Leader for BCMS Corporate. Although BSQUARE were one of MPC Data's biggest competitors they also provided the best fit and we are extremely confident that the combined companies will be a major force within the embedded software sector both in the UK and Europe.
The acquisition is part of the MPC Data’s overall growth strategy and is designed to capitalize on the growing market for smart, connected devices by expanding both the breadth of services offered and the geographies served by BSQUARE. With the combination of BSQUARE and MPC Data, BSQUARE will bring the economies of scale to the existing embedded solution development capabilities and provide new global market opportunities through the impressive, existing MPC Data client base.
Steve Harper, Founder & Managing Director of MPC Data, "I am extremely delighted with the outcome of the sale. I firmly believe that the acquisition of MPC Data by BSQUARE will ensure the continuation of the investments that MPC has made in our vertical market and platform solutions, which is great news for staff and customers alike."
The opportunity expands on BSQUARE expertise in Linux, Android and QNX Operating Systems and builds upon a previously announced European expansion strategy, which includes European distribution rights for Microsoft Windows Embedded and Windows Mobile technologies.
About MPC Data Limited
Founded in 1984, MPC Data provides software and hardware engineering services worldwide, from early evaluation to production. Solutions available from MPC Data include software and hardware engineering from proof of concept to volume production and expertise with a strong emphasis on embedded and real-time developments. For additional information please visit, www.mpcdata.com.
About BSQUARE Corporation
BSQUARE is an industry leader with a proven track record in providing production-ready software products, engineering services, solutions and automated testing for smart, connected devices. With deep technical knowledge of mobile and embedded technologies, BSQUARE enables device makers to develop and ship best in class products. Since 1994, BSQUARE has provided satisfied customers with innovative software solutions allowing them to get to market faster with reduced risk and cost. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.
BCMS Corporate is a leading, independent middle-market advisor with over 20 years of experience worldwide. It advises clients on sell-side transactions, acquisitions, and private placements of debt and equity. The firm’s unique understanding of private company owners’ objectives and issues facing private companies during the transaction process has enabled BCMS to successfully execute over 400 transactions across a diverse group of sectors. BCMS currently employs over 200 professionals, with offices in North America (New York, Dallas / Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Calgary), Europe, Africa and Asia.