Venable Represents Software AG in Deal to Acquire Apama Platform from Progressive Software

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Washington, DC (June 14, 2013) – Venable LLP represented Software AG of Darmstadt, Germany and Reston, Virginia, in an agreement with Progress Software.  Under the agreement, which was announced today, Software AG intends to acquire Apama.  Apama is the market leading platform for Complex Event Processing (CEP) and CEP-powered solutions.

Under the deal Software AG will take over the Apama technology teams based primarily in Cambridge (UK), Bedford, MA (USA) and Hyderabad (India). Also included are the global Apama sales and technical teams which serve their extensive customer base in financial services, communications and other markets.

Software AG will maintain the Apama product brand given the high brand recognition of Apama in the CEP market. Software AG will also continue and expand Apama’s industry and solution focus areas, including capital markets trading, risk and surveillance, as well as more broadly location and context-aware customer experience management and fraud prevention.

Apama CEP allows organizations to correlate and analyze business activities across multiple data streams in real-time and take immediate action in response. The high performance Apama CEP platform together with Software AG’s low-latency messaging and in-memory technology will enable customers to gain maximum value from real-time business data in any business area where sub-second response times to events are critical; such as fraud detection, capital markets trading or customer experience management. In addition, Apama CEP will enable customers to fully design, test, monitor and control the industrial internet to a new level of precision and at a new level of intelligence.

The Venable team was led by Stephen K. Gallagher and Joseph C. Schmelter of the firm’s Tysons Corner, Virginia office.


Note: An American Lawyer 100 law firm, Venable serves corporate, institutional, governmental, nonprofit and individual clients throughout the U.S. and in more than 80 countries around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia, Venable LLP lawyers and legislative advisors serve the needs of our domestic and global clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory, and government affairs. 

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