Aptean, Alpharetta, Ga., acquired UK-based Linkfresh to expand its portfolio and geographic reach of cloud-based solutions for all segments of the food industry. It also extends Aptean’s core competencies to serve more distinct areas of the marketplace, as it continues undergoing digital transformation.

Linkfresh provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions for fresh food businesses—from growers and packers to egg producers and distributors.

“Acquiring Linkfresh expands our market-leading solutions for food organizations,” says TVN Reddy, chief executive officer of Aptean. “The addition of Linkfresh’s dedicated focus and expertise in fresh foods, as well as its strong UK footprint, solidifies Aptean’s position as a provider of choice to food and beverage companies across North America and the United Kingdom.”

Both organizations share a mutual commitment to developing market-leading SaaS solutions utilizing Microsoft technology. 

“Since its inception, Linkfresh has dedicated itself to servicing the needs of organizations in the fresh produce, protein and egg sectors,” says Jeremy Wardell, general manager of Linkfresh. “We help organizations run their businesses more effectively because we understand their unique challenges. Combining our industry, functional and technical expertise with the experience and capabilities of Aptean allows us to provide a stronger offering to our customers, delivering increased value and ensuring they consistently exceed their operational and revenue goals.”