Aspire expands into publishing sector with integration of Klopotek

Aspire Software’s print and publishing portfolio has expanded into Germany, with Valsoft Corporation’s majority stake acquisition of Klopotek, an industry leader in ERP solutions for the publishing industry in 140+ locations with headquarters in Berlin.

Since its inception in 1992, Klopotek has been dedicated to supporting the entire value chain of print and digital publishing. The company’s solutions have played a pivotal role in the success of numerous large multinational publishing groups as well as small and mid-sized publishers, empowering them to thrive in a rapidly evolving industry.

A new chapter in Klopotek’s journey

After more than three decades of leadership, Ulrich Klopotek von Glowczewski, Founder & CEO, has taken the decision to step down and pass leadership onto Peter Karwowski, who assumes the role of CEO. Peter brings with him a wealth of experience in the publishing technology industry. His dynamic leadership and strategic vision position him perfectly to guide Klopotek through its next phase of growth and innovation.

“This acquisition marks an exciting chapter in Klopotek’s journey and a significant step forward for Klopotek to extend its market position and offer new quality and services to our customers and the entire publishing industry” stated Peter Karwowski, Klopotek’s CEO. “We are thrilled to have found in Valsoft a strategic partner and investor to foster further growth and development for this next phase of growth, giving us a stronger basis to streamline our customers’ business and meet the changing market requirements”.

With Valsoft’s latest acquisition, Klopotek becomes the first company in the publishing vertical to join Aspire Software. Klopotek can further strengthen its presence across the globe by leveraging Aspire’s existing presence.

“The acquisition of Klopotek aligns seamlessly with their mission to remain at the forefront of the publishing technology domain, equipping publishers with advanced tools and solutions to navigate the evolving landscape successfully,” said Rafael Mazzeo, Operating Partner of Aspire Software, a division of Valsoft. “The world class management team at Klopotek is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the company’s reputation for excellence and customer satisfaction. Customers can rest assured that Klopotek will continue to deliver exceptional products and services, catering to their evolving needs and preferences.”

About Klopotek  

The Klopotek Group headquartered in Berlin, Germany is the international market leader in publishing software, contributing to the success of more than 400 publishers with over 3,000 imprints and over 24,800 users in 140+ locations, seamlessly covering every aspect of the publishing processes.

About Valsoft Corporation

Valsoft Corporation acquires and develops vertical market software companies through which each business can deliver the best mission-critical solutions for customers in their respective industries or niche. A key tenet of Valsoft’s philosophy is to invest in well-established businesses and foster an entrepreneurial environment that shapes a company into a leader in its respective industry. Unlike private equity and VC firms, Valsoft does not have a predefined investment horizon and looks to buy, hold, and create value through long-term partnerships with existing management and customers.

About Aspire Software

Nurture. Enhance. Grow. As the operational arm of Valsoft Corp, Aspire operates and manages Valsoft’s global portfolio of wholly owned software companies, providing mission-critical solutions across multiple verticals. By implementing industry best practices, Aspire Software delivers a time-sensitive integration process, and the operation of a decentralized model has allowed it to become a hub for creating rapid growth by reinvesting in its portfolio.

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