Lexmark acquires European ECM leader Saperion AG.

Germany-based content and process management provider will extend European footprint


Lexmark International, Inc. recently announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Germany-based Saperion AG, a leading developer and provider of enterprise content management (ECM) and business process management (BPM) software in Europe.


Saperion AG is a leader in enterprise content management solutions, focused on providing document archive and workflow solutions. The addition of Saperion will expand Perceptive Software’s European-based footprint in the enterprise content management market, and further strengthen Lexmark’s strategy of providing the platform, products and solutions that help companies manage their unstructured information challenges.


“Upon closing, Saperion will be the latest software acquisition that strengthens Lexmark’s transition from being a global leader in imaging and output technology to one that offers enterprises end-to-end solutions,” says Paul Rooke, chairman and chief executive officer at Lexmark.


Saperion’s ECM/BPM products feature a platform-independent, multilingual architecture, making the products highly scalable and easy to integrate with all major ERP, email and document management systems. Saperion has also developed leading cloud-based and mobile ECM solutions to provide workers easy and intuitive access to important content, even when they are away from the office.


“Collaboration with Perceptive will open new markets for Saperion. We will be able to offer and support our solutions in regions where we were previously not represented. Our customers will benefit from our expanded international presence and globally active companies will receive even greater support around the world,” says Herbert Lörch, chief executive officer of Saperion.


The completion of the proposed acquisition is subject to regulatory approval in Germany and other customary conditions and is expected to close within the third quarter of 2013. Upon the closing of the transaction, Saperion will report into Perceptive Software.


For additional information, please read the press release.