Leaders advises Blue Marble Geographics on its acquisition of Global Mapper Software
Blue Marble Geographics, a leading developer and provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software products and services located in Gardiner, Maine, has acquired Global Mapper Software of Parker, Colorado.
Leaders LLC was retained by Blue Marble in the spring of 2011 to advise management on the company’s efforts to grow through acquisitions. Global Mapper had been identified as a strong acquisition target based on its cost effective yet powerful GIS solutions, which Blue Marble saw as complimentary to its existing products.
After initiating discussions with Global Mapper, Leaders advised Blue Marble throughout the valuation, negotiation, due diligence and documentation stages of the acquisition. Commenting on the role Leaders played in the transaction, Blue Marble President Patrick Cunningham added, “We are extremely pleased to announce our purchase of Global Mapper. We turned to Leaders for their experience and ability to work through almost any issue. They know the ins and outs of acquisitions and they have the people skills to deal with any personality type.”
This transaction marked a reunion of sorts for the principals of Leaders and Blue Marble as the two companies had worked together on a transaction in 2004.
Leaders LLC provides merger and acquisition advisory services to businesses in a variety of industries throughout the United States and globally. Leaders represents private business owners on purchases and sales of businesses, recapitalizations, management and shareholder buyouts, and a variety of other restructuring transactions. For additional information about Leaders LLC or this transaction, contact Brian Deveaux by telephone at 888-583-7770 ext. 3 or email at BDeveaux@Leaders-LLC.com.