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Oct 05, 2012

Gilde acquires BlueCielo ECM Solutions

Gilde today announces the acquisition through a management buyout of BlueCielo ECM Solutions BV from a group of financial and private shareholders. BlueCielo develops and markets Asset Information Management solutions to owners and operators. Its solutions help customers to manage their assets more efficiently, thereby realizing significant cost savings, improving compliance and mitigating risk. Key considerations influencing the acquisition were BlueCielo’s strong position in the marketplace and solid financial performance that form an excellent basis for future growth in the coming years The consideration paid will not be disclosed.

BlueCielo was founded in the Netherlands in 1985 and is one of the leading providers of Asset Information Management solutions. Its products, led by the flagship solution BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise are sold to over 1,800 customers in over 50 countries. Key customers include Fortune 500 companies in the Oil & Gas, Energy and Pharmaceutical industries. BlueCielo has a global reach with sales offices in Europe, Brazil and the USA, which are complemented by a select group of resellers.

Rainer Puittinen, Chief Executive Officer of BlueCielo , states: “the acquisition by Gilde is an important step in our international growth strategy. With our global reach, top notch client base and product offering we are at the forefront of high and sustainable growth. Our customers are confronted by an ever increasing demand for regulatory compliance. Moreover, there is an increasing need to maximize efficiencies in both the construction and management of large capital assets. For both challenges BlueCielo offers a unique and proven solution.”

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