Acquirer Profile: 41 Harris acquisitions

January 2, 2023

Startups have been the driving force for innovation in global digital economies. But for innovation to be sustainable, startups require significant investments from investors and industry stakeholders. One of many ways to make investments in startups is through mergers and acquisitions. 

Investors and key industry players seek access to new technologies, markets and innovative processes by acquiring startups from their founders or parent company. Harris is one of many prominent industry players acquiring startups within the digital landscape.

Harris is a leading specialist in creating vertical market software and acquiring SaaS businesses to grow and expand their portfolio. 

While Harris is open to discussing any opportunity with sellers or owners, their preferred businesses have the following characteristics: Diversified Customer Base, Low Customer Attrition, Leading or Increasing Market Share, Mission Critical Enterprise Software Solutions, Fragmented Competition, and Potential to grow through Geographic Expansion, Product Expansion, & Acquisition.

Over the years, Harris has made over 170+ acquisitions including 52 in the last 5 years, while operating in more than 25 vertical markets across different regions. 

In 2022 Harris made its largest acquisition to date when it acquired Allscripts Healthcare - Hospitals & Large Physician Practices for $700M. 

As one of many major acquiring firms in the world, we decided to curate a list of acquisitions made by Harris software in recent times.

1. Iatric Systems

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2018-08-28

Headquarters: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

Industry: Hardware, Health Care, IT Infrastructure, Software

What they do: Iatric Systems helps healthcare providers succeed by delivering the most comprehensive healthcare IT integration.

2. OneFile

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2021-11-01

Headquarters: Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

Industry: Software

What they do: OneFile are developers of the UK’s most loved and most used e-portfolio software.

3. SIV.AG

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2016-02-10

Headquarters: Roggentin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Industry: Information Technology, Renewable Energy, Software

What they do: SIV.AG has been one of the leading solution providers for energy and water distribution companies for more than 20 years.

4. Picis

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2015-05-20

Headquarters: Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States

Industry: Computer, Internet, Software

What they do: Picis, is a developer of software and Internet-based perioperative and critical care information systems.

5. Globys

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2021-11-05

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States

Industry: B2B, Billing, FinTech, Payments

What they do: Globys is an invoice-to-cash platform that accelerates cash flow, reduces OPEX, and increase customer satisfaction.

6. mquadr.at software engineering & consulting

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2019-10-01

Headquarters: Vienna, Wien, Austria

Industry: Software

What they do: mquadr.at software engineering & consulting is a software company for digital self-service solutions in telecommunications.

7. Aclara - Consumer Analytics Solutions business

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2021-06-10

Headquarters: St Louis, Missouri, United States

Industry: Analytics, Consumer, Information Services

What they do: Consumer Analytics Solutions business provides insights matched to the unique expectations and requirements of consumers.

8. Eagle Advantage Solutions

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2021-01-19

Headquarters: Carrollton, Georgia, United States

Industry: Computer, Software

What they do: Eagle Advantage Solutions is a provider of public safety software.

9. Ormed Information Systems

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2016-09-29

Headquarters: Herndon, Virginia, United States

Industry: E-Commerce, Health Care, Information Technology

What they do: Ormed is a leader in the advancement of fully integrated and e-commerce enabled management information systems

million dollar payout

10. Magor Communications

Acquisition amount: $2,750,000

Acquired: 2017-06-28

Headquarters: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Industry: Collaboration, Software, Telecommunications, Video

What they do: Magor Communications is a software company providing solutions in video technology.

11. digichart

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2016-08-16

Headquarters: Brentwood, Tennessee, United States

Industry: Health Care, Information Services

What they do: digichart provides electronic medical records (EMR) and practice management solutions for physicians.

12. Genial Genetics

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2020-11-13

Headquarters: Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Industry: Customer Service, Health Care, Pharmaceutical

What they do: Genial Geneticsis a health care equipment & services company.

13. System Innovators

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2008-04-04

Headquarters: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Industry: Software

What they do: System Innovators Centralized Cashiering, POS Software and Enterprise Revenue Management solutions

14. Cogsdale

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2010-10-01

Headquarters: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Industry: Asset Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Software, Software

What they do: Cogsdale provides fully integrated solutions by leveraging the knowledge of their customers.

15. Collain Healthcare

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2019-02-20

Headquarters: Georgetown, Texas, United States

Industry: Health Care, Information Technology

What they do: Collain Healthcare is an EHR and virtual care vendor for the long-term and post-acute care market.

16. Clinix Medical Information Systems

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2017-10-20

Headquarters: Brentwood, Tennessee, United States

Industry: Information Technology, Software

What they do: Clinix Medical Information Systems provides practice management solutions to billing companies and medical practices in the United States.

17. Clinical Computer Systems

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2012-01-06

Headquarters: Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States

Industry: Health Care, Information Services, Information Technology, Software

What they do: Clinical Computer Systems is an information technology company that provides electronic fatal surveillance services.

18. BobCAD CAM

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2019-11-06

Headquarters: Clearwater, Florida, United States

Industry: 3D Printing, 3D Technology, CAD, Manufacturing, Software

What they do: BobCAD-CAM develops advanced CAD-CAM solutions that allow anyone, regardless of experience level, to manufacture parts.

19. Jobillico

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2021-08-12

Headquarters: Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Industry: Enterprise Software, Human Resources

What they do: Jobillico has more than 10,000 businesses and 2 million job seekers have chosen us, making us the largest Canadian job network.

20. Ingenious Med

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2021-06-29

Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Industry: Cloud Infrastructure, Health Care, Health Diagnostics, Management Information Systems, Medical, Software

What they do: Ingenious Med develops and delivers inpatient practice management information systems in the United States.

21. Global Software Corporation

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2009-02-01

Headquarters: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Industry: Software

What they do: Global Software Corporation is a Law Enforcement Records Management

22. sds softwares

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2010-01-25

Headquarters: Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Industry: Software, Web Design, Web Development

What they do: sds softwares is a U.K.-based company that offers web development, design, and internet marketing solutions to its users.

23. Copernic

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2010-11-04

Headquarters: Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Industry: Search Engine, Software

What they do: Copernic is an eb and desktop search technology

24. Superior School Supplies

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2008-12-16

Headquarters: Wichita, Kansas, United States

Industry: Software

What they do: Superior School Supplies is a developer of software

25. Tailored Business Systems

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2009-12-08

Headquarters: Statesboro, Georgia, United States

Industry: Government, Information Technology, Robotics, Software

What they do: Tailored Business Systems (TBS) specializes in highly functional, reliable and technologically advanced municipal management and tax

26. K2 Medical Systems

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2020-10-27

Headquarters: Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Industry: Electronics, Health Care, Information Technology

What they do: K2 Medical Systems specialising in electronic fetal monitoring, decision support and electronic health records.

27. Syscon Justice Systems

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2017-10-26

Headquarters: Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Industry: Public Safety, Risk Management, Software

What they do: Syscon Justice Systems offers offender management solutions for jails, offender financials, medical records and business intelligence.

28. Harris ERP

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2011-04-29

Headquarters: Broomfield, Colorado, United States

Industry: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Software, Software

What they do: Harris ERP provides Enterprise Resource Planning software to the public sector.

29. VisionTEK

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2011-05-31

Headquarters: Broomfield, Colorado, United States

Industry: Legal, Messaging, Mobile, Software

What they do: VisionTEK designs, develops, and delivers public safety software solutions.

30. PrognoCIS

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2021-03-08

Headquarters: San Jose, California, United States

Industry: Electronic Health Record (EHR), Health Care, Software

What they do: PrognoCIS is a Healthcare technology company.

31. i2 Group

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2022-01-04

Headquarters: Mclean, Virginia, United States

Industry: Information Services, Law Enforcement, Software

What they do: i2 group provides visual investigation analysis software for law enforcements, intelligences, militaries, and commercial organizations.

32. 2TeaM

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2022-03-08

Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Industry: Finance, Financial Services, InsurTech, Software

What they do: 2TeaM develop a variety of state-of-the-art software solutions which will be used in the insurance and financial market in Israel.

33. Groupe PG

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2022-03-10

Headquarters: Rimouski, Quebec, Canada

Industry: Information Technology, Software

What they do: Groupe PG develops software solutions designed for the forestry industry.

34. AixConcept

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2022-07-07

Headquarters: Stolberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Industry: Cloud Computing, IT Infrastructure, Training

What they do: AixConcept renders IT services like cloud computing, WAN, network administration, digital solutions, and offers IT training courses.

35. Agency Software

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2022-07-11

Headquarters: Hayden, Idaho, United States

Industry: Information Technology, Insurance, Software

What they do: Agency Software is an IT company that provides property and casualty insurance software.

36. Management Consultants and Technology Services

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2022-06-08

Headquarters: Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Industry: Consulting, Information Technology, Management Consulting

What they do: Management Consultants and Technology Services are the brains behind Birthing Outcomes System (BOS).

37. VLN Partners

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2022-10-07

Headquarters: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Industry: Enterprise Software, Information Technology, Software, Technical Support

What they do: VLN Partners provides virtual academy solutions, technical support services, and creative services.

38. Cushing Systems

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2022-07-25

Headquarters: Cushing, Maine, United States

Industry: Software

What they do: Cushing Systems develops a full line of software solutions specifically for all Law Enforcement and countywide Public Safety agencies.

39. Rialtas Business Solutions

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2022-10-12

Headquarters: Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Industry: Accounting, Finance, Software

What they do: Rialtas Business Solutions offers a comprehensive range of administration software for accounting and bookkeeping services.

40. NexJ Systems

Acquisition amount: $12,000,000

Acquired: 2022-08-29

Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Industry: CRM, Enterprise Software, Software, Wealth Management

What they do: NexJ Systems develops cloud-based software to provide CRM solutions for the financial services, insurance and healthcare industries.

41. Azur Soft

Acquisition amount: Not disclosed

Acquired: 2022-11-02

Headquarters: Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

Industry: Software

What they do: Founded in 1986, Azur Soft company acts in Information Technology, system integration, software development and user training.

Conclusion

Harris Computer has a track record of successfully completing merger and acquisition deals, despite the legal complexities and time-consuming negotiations involved. The company has amassed a diverse portfolio of over 170 acquisitions in the SaaS sector, spanning 200+ different offices. This is a significant accomplishment.

Want to learn more about Constellation Software's subsidiaries? Check out our deep dives on Vela Software, Volaris and Jonas Software. Or Valsoft, their competitor.

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Paul Apronti

Paul Apronti is a Growth Marketer at BitsForDigits. He holds an MBA and has deep subject matter expertise in SEO and growth marketing from his experience working internationally in multiple startups.

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