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Audax Private Equity completes sale of Rogue Wave Software to Perforce

Audax Private Equity (Audax), in partnership with management, has completed the sale of Rogue Wave Software (Rogue Wave) to Perforce Software (Perforce), a Clearlake Capital portfolio company.

Headquartered in Louisville, CO, Rogue Wave is a leading provider of software development tools and code components to Global 5000 enterprises, helping developers tackle the hardest and most complex issues in building, connecting and securing applications. Rogue Wave’s product offering solves problems across a broad portion of the software development lifecycle, spanning Open Source Support, API management, Java Development, and other key focus areas for developers. Known for its commitment to help developers innovate with confidence, Rogue Wave serves over 5,600 customers globally, including 250+ of the Fortune 500.
 
Geoffrey S Rehnert, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Audax Group, says: “The Rogue Wave team has transformed the business from a provider of code components to a comprehensive platform providing developer tools and solutions for software engineers. We wish continued success for Brian and his team as they enter the next stage of growth with Perforce.”
 
Brian Pierce, Chief Executive Officer of Rogue Wave, says: “Audax has been a valuable partner in helping us transform Rogue Wave through organic growth and acquisitions. We are well positioned to augment Perforce’s product offering and bring a compelling combined portfolio to our customers. We look forward to partnering with Perforce to continue that work, and drive positive outcomes for our customers, the industry, our employees, and our shareholders.”
 
Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Kirkland & Ellis, LLP served as legal advisor and William Blair, LLC and Shea & Company, LLC served as financial advisors to Rogue Wave. Cooley, LLP served as legal advisor to Perforce.

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