Anaqua acquires O P Solutions to enhance IP management offerings
22 June 2020
On June 16, 2020, Anaqua, a provider of innovation and IP management solutions, announced that it has acquired IP management software and practice automation provider O P Solutions. The transaction will accelerate Anaqua’s law firm growth strategy and support the company’s commitment to delivering IP solutions that address the diversified and evolving needs of today’s IP management market.
To that end, O P Solutions’ flagship product Pattsy Wave will join Anaqua for Law Firms as a second distinct brand to help address the varying needs and requirements of the IP law firm market. Anaqua will continue to invest in both solutions globally and offer its expanded suite of services, including patent annuity and trademark renewal payments, to the O P Solutions client base.
“Both companies share a deep commitment to providing our client communities and the broader market with best-in-class software solutions,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “With deep roots in the IP practice management segment, O P Solutions will strengthen Anaqua’s law firm domain expertise and provide a strong catalyst for future success in this market.”
With the acquisition, Spencer Siskind will be stepping down from his current role as O P Solutions CEO, while the rest of the team will join the Anaqua business under Romeo’s leadership.
“The combination of the two companies will serve to address the growing demand for increased efficiency in IP practice automation,” said Siskind. “Since my initial interactions with the Anaqua team, I have been impressed with the company’s success both globally and within the corporate market, and believe our core competencies complement each other well.”
Marks Baughan Securities served as exclusive financial advisor to O P Solutions in this transaction and Latham & Watkins served as legal counsel to Anaqua.