Persistent Systems entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held NovaQuest, a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Search Based technology solutions company and a leading Value Added Reseller (VAR) and services provider of Dassault SystÃ¨mes.
With this acquisition, Persistent Systems enters into a strategic partnership with Dassault SystÃ¨mes to sell and offer support, maintenance and deployment services as an authorized VAR for Dassault SystÃ¨mes’ in the US. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
The acquisition furthers Persistent Systems’ objectives in expanding its PLM practice, strengthening its existing partnership with Dassault SystÃ¨mes, and growing its North American footprint. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, NovaQuest’s team of about 20 seasoned PLM specialists have joined Persistent Systems to expand the company’s expertise in 3DEXPERIENCE and PLM applications and to support a growing client base across the aerospace, automotive, business services, consumer goods, energy, industrial equipment, life sciences, high tech and government verticals.
“Persistent Systems and Dassault SystÃ¨mes have developed a strong partnership, and now with the acquisition of NovaQuest, we are further able to expand our relationship and support for Dassault SystÃ¨mes applications, as well as grow our PLM business across new industry verticals,” said Hari Haran, President, Persistent Systems Inc.
He further added, “NovaQuest brings a proven track record of successfully helping companies with knowledge capture and better decision-making and we look forward to continuing to serve and add value to NovaQuest’s customers. We are delighted to have the NovaQuest team of experts join the Company and, as a Dassault SystÃ¨mes VAR, we look forward to helping companies increase their adoption and extract the maximum value from their Dassault SystÃ¨mes investments.”
“Persistent Systems brings significant value to the Dassault SystÃ¨mes community and we are pleased to partner with them. Their deep expertise in product development and technology services, combined with NovaQuest’s knowledge of Dassault SystÃ¨mes solutions, will help companies compete more effectively by transforming their innovation processes,” said Bruno Latchague, Executive Vice President of Value Solutions and Managing Director of North America for Dassault SystÃ¨mes.