E2open Acquires Global Trade Management Software Provider Amber Road for $425 Million

May 15, 2019

Willkie advised cloud-based supply-chain provider E2open on the take-private transaction.

On May 13, E2open, a portfolio company of Insight Partners, and Amber Road, Inc. (NYSE:AMBR), a global trade management software provider, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Amber Road in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $425 million. The combination of E2open and Amber Road will allow customers to operate their entire end-to-end supply chain – from sourcing to manufacturing to trade management to logistics and distribution to omni-channel operations – from one place in the cloud.

Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of E2open will commence a tender offer for all the outstanding shares of Amber Road common stock for $13.05 per share in cash and upon closing, Amber Road will become a privately held company. 

E2open is one of the premier cloud-based providers of networked supply chain solutions, featuring a complete portfolio of applications that enable the world’s most complex supply chains to better plan, collaborate, and execute their end-to-end operations. Many of the largest brands, manufacturers, and logistics operators across a range of industries use the E2open network and platform to orchestrate their global supply chains creating significant efficiencies. 

Amber Road helps companies across all industries to digitize their supply chain with solutions across sourcing, global logistics and trade compliance. Amber Road maintains a global trade network of suppliers, product testing firms, transportation carriers, forwarders, brokers, and other customs regimes to promote collaboration and streamline end-to-end processes. Amber Road has successfully automated the complex supply chains of Global 1000 companies as well as served a range of mid-enterprise customers in a variety of industries.

The Willkie deal team was led by partners Morgan Elwyn, Robert Rizzo and Claire James and included associate Frances Dales.