BackOffice Acquires Ottawa's Headwall Software to Gain Foothold in Canada

BackOffice Associates, an American company involved in data migration and information governance solutions, has acquired Headwall Software, an Ottawa-based company focused on assisting customers plan, architect, develop and deploy complex software systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The move allows BackOffice to gain a strong foothold in the Canadian market.

“We are delighted to be aligning with Headwall Software through this acquisition,” said David Booth, president and CEO of BackOffice Associates. “This gives us an opportunity to add a new set of solutions and services to our current offerings for customers. Further, it expands our geographic footprint in this important, vibrant region."

“Being a part of BackOffice Associates creates an ideal synergy, particularly given that we currently serve clients including some of the top U.S.-based, multi-national companies," said Ian McLaren, the CEO of Headwall. "Our software architecture and development expertise, combined with BackOffice’s data governance and other solutions, will enable us to provide a comprehensive offering to our customers.”

“Our new location puts us in the center of the ‘Silicon Valley North’ area of Ottawa, alongside many well-respected Canadian tech companies," added David. "In addition, we’re extremely pleased that, as a result of the Headwall deal, we anticipate adding several hundred jobs over the next couple of years with our new presence in Canada.”

Headwall boasts an impressive roster of clients and partners including Apple, RIM, and Google.

“The considerable Canadian foothold that we will realize through this deal, coupled with the opportunity to work on behalf of Headwall’s existing client base, positions BackOffice Associates exceptionally well for continued growth,” explained David.

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