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CHILDS Advises Vistex in its Acquisition of Counterpoint Systems

Atlanta, GA, April 2, 2014 – CHILDS Advisory Partners (“CHILDS”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to Vistex, Inc. (“Vistex”), in its recent acquisition of Counterpoint Systems (“Counterpoint”). Vistex is the global leader in pricing, contract, and incentive management solutions, while Counterpoint is the world’s leading provider of rights management and royalty processing software. With Counterpoint, Vistex complements its business model and go-to-market strategy with deep domain expertise in rights, royalties, and intellectual licensing management covering all aspects of content assimilation and consumption.

The addition of Counterpoint exemplifies Vistex’s commitment to its clients by augmenting its on premise and in-cloud solutions with a complete software portfolio in the media industry. “The rapidly shifting business models in the media sector outpace every other industry,” says Sanjay Shah, Vistex Founder and CEO. “Vistex clients will benefit from the combination of strong technology and domain expertise. We continue to build out our footprint of world-class customer-centric products and services.” Shah further notes: “We were very impressed with the professionalism, counsel, and support from the CHILDS team. CHILDS’ global reach and ability to identify world class targets has enabled Vistex to expand its international footprint, product lines, and service offerings for rights and royalties management. We thank CHILDS for their diligence and counsel in guiding us through the process.”

Tom Donahue, Managing Director at CHILDS Advisory Partners, said, “Through our sector focus, global focus, and understanding of Vistex’s suite of services, we were able to quickly identify Counterpoint as the world leader of digital rights management and royalty software. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with leading organizations, helping them to further strengthen their market position.”

Vistex’s acquisition of Counterpoint was effective February 14, 2014. Following the acquisition, Counterpoint Systems will assume the identity of ‘Counterpoint Systems – a Vistex company’ and continue to operate out of its offices in London, England and Los Angeles, California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Vistex
Vistex is an enterprise software company that is the global leader in pricing, contract, and incentive management solutions and services. Serving businesses of all sizes worldwide across a spectrum of industries, coupled with an unwavering commitment to its clients, the world’s best run organizations choose Vistex to manage master data, contracts, pricing, rebates and incentives, ensuring success from inception to insight. Vistex is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL. For more information, please visit www.vistex.com.

About Counterpoint Systems
Founded in 1987, Counterpoint Systems is the world leader in software solutions for rights management, royalty processing, and licensing. Counterpoint Systems helps clients maximize the exploitation of their intellectual property, reducing the time and cost of administration, and minimizing the risk of revenue or expense leakage. Counterpoint Systems’ extensive client list of over 450 clients includes 20th Century Fox, BMG Rights Management, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, The Beanstalk Group, and NHL Enterprises. Counterpoint Systems is headquartered in London and has offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit www.counterp.com.

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