NEW YORK, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elliott Associates, L.P., a major shareholder of Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC) which owns 13.5% of common stock of the company, today gave its strong support for the announced acquisition of Epicor by Apax Partners.
"Epicor is a great company and has proven technology leadership in the SMB ERP marketplace. We are confident that under Apax's capable ownership this leadership will continue," said Jesse A. Cohn, Portfolio Manager at Elliott. "Over the last three years, Elliott has had a close dialogue and working relationship with Epicor's management, and we are pleased to have helped the company realize this outstanding outcome for all shareholders. We applaud the Board for achieving this terrific combination."
About Elliott Associates
Elliott Associates, L.P. and its sister fund, Elliott International, L.P. have more than $17 billion of capital under management. Founded in 1977, Elliott is one of the oldest hedge funds under continuous management. The Elliott funds' investors include large institutions, high-net-worth individuals and families, and employees of the firm.
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