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Private Equity Fund to Acquire Ex Libris

Library automation vendor Ex Libris Group ( announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Francisco Partners (, a technology-focused private equity fund. The acquisition will enable Ex Libris to continue expanding its geographical reach and explore acquisition opportunities for complementary products in the library automation and e-resource markets. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory and third-party approvals, is expected to close by September 2006.

Ex Libris has a large global presence in the library market, serving a diverse installed base of 2,500 customers in 62 countries. Ex Libris solutions include the ALEPH 500 integrated library solution; MetaLib, the information portal for library collections; the SFX context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment; DigiTool, a solution for the construction of digital collections; and Verde, the electronic resource management (ERM) system. The Primo next-generation, user-centric discovery and delivery solution was launched in June 2006.

Francisco Partners has approximately $5 billion of capital under management. The firm was founded "to pursue structured investments in technology companies at strategic, technological, and operational inflection points."

Source: Ex Libris Group

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