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Anglepoint Acquires BlackRock Technologies to Expand Global SAM Offering

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Anglepoint, the global leader in software asset management (SAM) for the Fortune 500 and beyond, today announced its acquisition of Ireland-based BlackRock Technologies – the leader in Quest software licensing services – to cement its position as the leading provider of licensing and compliance services.

The acquisition increases Anglepoint’s global coverage of SAM services for all major publishers – including Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM – and expands the company’s footprint in Europe.

“We’re excited to add BlackRock’s stellar human capital and Quest licensing services to our global offering,” says Anglepoint CEO Ron Brill. “This acquisition expands our ability to provide a one-stop shop for software compliance licensing and services to the world’s top companies.”

As part of the acquisition, BlackRock Technologies Founder and Director Dean Russell will join the Anglepoint leadership team.

“Anglepoint’s reputation for excellence and independence made this acquisition a no-brainer,” says Russell. “We’re excited for the opportunity this will provide our team to evolve within a highly specialized market. Anglepoint is the best independent client services provider in the business, and we look forward to joining forces to expand our world-class service.”

Russell brings 30 years of experience in IT, finance, sales, business operations, internal audit, and software compliance to his new role. Prior to founding BlackRock Technologies, Russell led Dell Software’s global compliance program, where he was instrumental in negotiating complex license and settlement solutions. In total, Russell has led and coordinated thousands of compliance projects with settlement negotiations in excess of $500 million.