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Diversis Capital acquires Fishbowl

Diversis Capital Management (Diversis) has acquired Fishbowl, the No1-requested automated solution for QuickBooks users.

Founded in 2001, Fishbowl is the No1 desktop inventory management software for QuickBooks customers. Its core products include – Fishbowl Warehouse, Fishbowl Manufacturing, and Fishbowl Online.  Fishbowl Warehouse helps automate order creation, control inventory flow, manage multiple warehouses; Fishbowl Manufacturing provides complete manufacturing inventory management to maximise efficiency in the production process; and Fishbowl Online inventory management software includes stock alerts, reordering and other tools to maximise production efficiency. Fishbowl also offers a remote server-hosting solution allowing users to view inventory data from any location. Based in Orem, Utah, the company has over 200 employees.
Diversis Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ron Nayot, says: “Over the past 20 years, the team has built Fishbowl into a leading provider of inventory management software and we are anxious to further build the manufacturing and warehouse businesses. We also see significant opportunities to build Fishbowl internationally by accelerating the launch of new SaaS product offerings, focusing on e-commerce, and growing the hosting business. In addition, we are actively identifying strategic add-on acquisitions to broaden the product portfolio.”
John David King, CEO of Fishbowl, says: “While we were not actively seeking to sell the company we were approached by Diversis and were impressed by their team’s knowledge of our business and enthusiasm to invest in our products, our team, and our customers to bring our solutions to more companies around the globe.  This transaction is a great validation of our people, platform and market leadership and will help us accelerate product investment to meet growing customer demands.”
Now Capital Advisors, LLC acted as the sell-side advisor to Fishbowl through the transaction.

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