Hilversum (The Netherlands) – WARP} announces the acquisition of Paragon Decision Technology based in Haarlem, the Netherlands. Paragon is a leading and innovative Dutch developer of modelling technology that powers crucial Enterprise Decision Support software applications. The company serves blue chip clients such as Shell, Exxon, BP, Alstom, Lufthansa, ABN AMRO and Heineken. After several years of impressive growth the company sought affiliation with a strong organization to ensure further success. Mr Jan Bisschop, a professor in applied operations research of the University of Twente, founded the company 12 years ago and will remain active within the company.

WARP} is the buy-and-build firm of a team of successful tech entrepreneurs who have been working together for more than 10 years. They also founded Tridion, Europe’s leading Enterprise Content Management Software Company, in which they remain the largest shareholder and continue to play an active role.

WARP}’s mission is to acquire Dutch software companies and to grow them into global leaders. WARP}’s acquisition strategy is focussed on profitable, established, mid-sized, Dutch software companies (20-150 employees) that offer scalable, state-of-the-art technology. WARP} often comes in when founders like to take up another role within their company and/or (gradually) diminish their own responsibilities.

More information about WARP can be obtained at the company website www.warp.nl.