CHELMSFORD, Mass., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), the leading global provider of information optimization solutions, today announced that Christopher T. Cox, a partner in Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world's leading international law firms, has been appointed to Datawatch's Board of Directors. His appointment expands the board to eight members. Mr. Cox is also an investor in and a Managing Member of WC Capital, LLC, which owns approximately 10.9% of Datawatch's outstanding common stock.
Michael A. Morrison, president and CEO of Datawatch, said, "We're very pleased to attract a talented individual like Chris to our board. His professional experience and his ongoing involvement as an insightful investor will undoubtedly contribute to Datawatch's ability to grow and flourish in the fast-growing segment of the Big Data market that Datawatch occupies."
Mr. Cox joined Cadwalader in January 2012, after serving as a partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York. Over the course of his extensive career, he has advised public and private companies, private equity firms and financial institutions in U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, capital raising transactions and strategic investments, as well as a wide range of governance, compliance and other business-related matters. He has been recognized for his work in mergers, acquisitions and buyouts by The Legal 500.
Mr. Cox received both his undergraduate degree and J.D. from the University of Missouri, where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review.
ABOUT DATAWATCH CORPORATION
Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) is a leading global provider of report analytics technology that delivers information optimization solutions. Business leaders use Datawatch products and services to access, manage, analyze and act upon 100% of their enterprise information – regardless of data type, format, source or environment. With Datawatch's information optimization platform, organizations can access structured data, semi-structured data and unstructured data, and link these datasets with Big Data applications for a complete analytic system to improve decision-making and accelerate action – at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional approaches. The company's market-leading technology is used by more than 40,000 organizations worldwide, including 99 of the Fortune 100. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in London, Munich, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.datawatch.com.
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