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And establishes a market-leading position in Ireland


Sage, one of the world’s leading suppliers of business software solutions announces the acquisition by its UK subsidiary, Sage Software Ltd, of the entire share capital of Apex Software International Ltd, ('Apex') for IR£20 million. The company sees this latest acquisition as the ideal way to provide a wide range of products and services to professional accountants in Ireland. Apex employs 115 people and is Ireland’s largest supplier of final accounts production software to the accounting profession, with a user base of over 1600 accountants. Apex also has a business in the UK, specialising in tax software for accountants.

Commenting on the acquisition, Graham Wylie, managing director of Sage Software Ltd said, "I am delighted that the acquisition of Apex gives us a very strong position in Ireland and we intend to grow the business to provide similar products and services to those that we...

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