Activant Purchases Silk Systems of Canada



    
    Acquisition Expands Activant's Commitment to Canada's Home Improvement,
    Building Materials and Wholesale Distribution Markets
    

    LIVERMORE, Calif., June 5 /CNW/ -- Activant Solutions Inc., a leading
provider of vertical business management solutions, today announced that
effective immediately it has acquired Silk Systems Inc., including its
wholly-owned subsidiary Silk Dimensions Systems Inc., one of the leading
computer software solutions providers for the Canadian home improvement,
wholesale distribution and building materials industries. The acquisition
expands Activant's presence and commitment to the Canadian market while
building on current technology and service offerings for customers across
North America.
    "Hardware and home improvement centers, lumber and building materials and
wholesale distribution are all key growth markets for Activant and are part of
our larger corporate strategy of supporting customers across North America,
including Canada," said Pervez Qureshi, CEO of Activant Solutions.  "Silk
Systems has built a strong customer base across Canada, and we are excited to
have their expertise, customers and partners join the Activant family."
    Silk Systems offers a comprehensive business management ERP solution for
the home improvement, wholesale distribution and building materials markets.
Available systems include integrated point of sale, inventory control, e-
business, Web-based and financial management systems.  The company has a
leading reputation for its customer relationships and quality products and
service.  While Silk customers will maintain their strong relationships with
the Silk team, they also now have access to Activant's range of products,
services and support offerings.  Activant plans to continue to support Silk's
current products for the foreseeable future.
    "Customers of Silk Systems and Silk Dimensions Systems have come to
expect solid products and service from us, and we have always strived to meet
our customers' expectations," said Adriano Botelho, CEO of Silk Systems.  "By
joining the Activant team, our customers will have the resources of a large
operation to support their future needs through Activant's varied product and
service offerings.  We are excited about the opportunities this acquisition
will bring to our employees, customers and partners."
    Activant has identified three key vertical segments for the company's
growth, which are automotive aftermarket, hardlines and lumber and wholesale
distribution.  Activant's ongoing acquisition strategy is a critical component
of its growth initiatives, and propels the company further towards its goal of
being the premier provider of vertical business management solutions across
North America.
    The acquisition was finalized on May 31, 2007.  Terms of the transaction
were not disclosed.

    
    About Activant Solutions
    
    Activant Solutions Inc. ("Activant") is a leading technology provider of
vertical business management solutions serving small and medium-sized retail
and wholesale distribution businesses.  The company serves three primary
vertical markets: automotive aftermarket, hardlines and lumber; and wholesale
distribution.
    Founded in 1972, Activant provides customers with tailored proprietary
software, professional services, content, supply chain connectivity, and
analytics. More than 30,000 customer locations use an Activant solution to
manage their day-to-day operations.
    Activant has operations in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Canada, Ireland, and
the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit
http://www.activant.com.

    This announcement relating to Activant may contain statements that are
forward looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995, as amended, such as statements concerning trends, future
technology or products, or Activant's execution. These statements are based on
current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could
materially affect the company's results, including, without limitation, market
demand for products and technology, the company's ability to meet that market
demand, the integration of Activant's technology and products with technology
and products supplied by others, the successful integration of acquired
companies, including their products, services, customers and employees, and to
successfully and effectively recognize, develop and deploy products that
address market requirements the integration of Activant's products into the
businesses of its customers, customer acceptance of Activant's products, and
the retention and deployment of skilled Activant employees and service
providers. Except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, we
undertake no obligation to update or publicly revise any of the forward-
looking statements. Please refer to our Prospectus filed under Form 10-Q for
the quarter ended March 31, 2007 and the Prospectus filed under Amendment No.
1 to Form S-4 on January 12, 2007, both of which have been filed with the
Securities Exchange Commission and can be found through the Activant investor
relations website at http://www.activant.com/company/investors for a full
discussion of the risks and other factors.

    Note: Activant and the stylized Activant logo design are registered
trademarks of Activant Solutions Inc.  All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners.

    
    Press Contacts:
    Jane Gideon
    Incendio International for Activant Solutions
    Tel: 1-415-293-8259
    jane@incendiopr.com

    




For further information:

For further information: Jane Gideon of Incendio International, 
+1-415-293-8259, jane@incendiopr.com, for Activant Solutions Inc. Web Site:
http://www.activant.com

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