Valsoft Corporation Introduces Its Industrial ERP Portfolio With the Acquisition of JBL Solutions

Montreal, Canada, 26 September 2023 – Valsoft Corporation Inc. (“Valsoft”), a Montreal-based company specializing in the acquisition and development of vertical market software businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of JBL Solutions (“JBL”), a comprehensive suite of industrial ERP solutions based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

JBL Solutions has built upon its long-standing reputation for delivering exceptional customer service, continuous innovation in design and product enhancement, and providing a consultative approach to implementation. Their extensive product offering empowers gas and welding professionals to gain valuable insights, manage their purchase orders, trace cylinders, streamline accounting, control inventory, and much more.

“Over the years, Jim and I have been approached by potential buyers, but we were steadfast in our quest for a buyer with an impeccable reputation for caring about employees and customers,” stated Bob Lyles, CEO of JBL. “Our success is a testament to our team and loyal customers. When Valsoft came along, they exceeded our expectations and align perfectly with our vision,” continued Lyles, “making it an exciting prospect to entrust them with our legacy, confident that they will continue to invest in our employees, customers, and products.”

Dedicated to their core mission of enhancing business value, JBL Solutions leverages over four decades of experience to assist in achieving objectives such as future acquisitions, generational wealth transfer, and personal benefit, relying on their extensive knowledge of industry best practices. They prioritize bottom-line growth, addressing inventory challenges and optimizing asset management to prioritize profitability. Their software streamlines operations and reduces dependence on key personnel and customers, offer innovative tools for improved sales efficiency without expanding teams, and provide essential audit controls to safeguard financial integrity, thus preserving and enhancing a company’s overall value.

“We are excited to enter the Industrial ERP solutions vertical with the acquisition of JBL Solutions. Their desire to continue driving innovative ERP solutions for not only the gases and welding industry, but the distribution and fabrication industries as well, is what makes JBL Solutions a perfect entry into the Industrial ERP vertical,” said Operating Partner at Aspire Software, Kent Howard. “Delivering continuos value for their customers is what has established JBL Solutions as a leader in the industry, and this acquisiton will allow us to continue fostering growth and driving value for our customers”.

About JBL Solutions

JBL Solutions is a trusted name with over 3,000 users across 33 states, Canada, and the Bahamas. These users rely on MIS Accu-Tech, CylTech 2, and AcuTrax software solutions to streamline their operations. In 2015, a collaborative effort between Accu-Tech and Dataweld solidified a shared vision for growth and innovation. Recognizing the similarities between MIS Accu-Tech and Dataweld’s products, JBL Solutions capitalized on their collective experience, resources, and synergies. The company remains committed to delivering exceptional customer service, continuous product improvement, and a consultative approach.

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About Valsoft Corporation

Valsoft Corporation acquires and develops vertical market software companies through which each business can deliver the best mission-critical solutions for customers in their respective industries or niche. A key tenet of Valsoft’s philosophy is to invest in well-established businesses and foster an entrepreneurial environment that shapes a company into a leader in its respective industry. Unlike private equity and VC firms, Valsoft does not have a predefined investment horizon and looks to buy, hold, and create value through long-term partnerships with existing management and customers.

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Valsoft was represented internally by Ambra Del Busso, Legal Counsel, and David Felicissimo, General Counsel. JBL Solutions was represented by Keith M. Benit, Partner, at Chaffe McCall.

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