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Candescent Partners Announces Merger of Quadrant Software Inc. and Softbase Systems

Boston, MA – (August 8, 2012) Candescent Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, today announced the completed merger of SoftBase Systems Inc., a leading provider of DB2 z/OS coding, testing and deployment tools, with Quadrant Software, LLC the leader in Document Output Management (DOM).  Quadrant Software Inc., (QSI) becomes the parent company, and Softbase will operate as a division of Quadrant.

"The merger of Quadrant and Softbase provides a greater breadth of resources, market reach, channel options and, in particular, it expands the opportunity for the company to make further acquisitions in the IBM iSeries and DB2 markets and add additional offerings for customers who rely on these platforms," said Stephen Jenks, Managing Partner of Candescent Partners. "Under CEO Stephen Woodard's leadership, the company has become even more customer-centric by strengthening and advancing these key relationships and it is better positioned to grow through organic development and future acquisitions serving customers within the IBM ecosystem."

"Over the past year, we have invested in further strengthening the management team in the areas of finance and customer service. We've completely revamped the sales and indirect channel team, and devoted much resource to upgrading product functionality," said Stephen Woodard, CEO of QSI. "We've invested in these areas to build on our tradition of stellar customer service and product development."

As part of the merger, Silicon Valley Bank provided a term loan to recapitalize the combined companies.

About Quadrant Software

Founded in 1990, Quadrant Software is a leading provider of Document Output Management (DOM) software and solutions for the enterprise.  Through its award-winning FastFax and Formtastic product lines, companies can electronically create and manage mission critical documents that are delivered via print, fax or email to reduce expenses, increase productivity and improve communication in a more secure and compliant manner. Quadrant Software works with customers and partners around the world in key markets including finance, manufacturing, transportation, retail and healthcare.  For more information on Quadrant Software and its DOM solutions visit us online, or call 800-258-3399/508-594-2700 or email .

About Candescent Partners, LLC

Candescent Partners is a Boston-based private equity firm that invests in the acquisition, growth and recapitalization of lower middle market companies in healthcare services, business services, software and consumer products and services. Steve Jenks and Sandy McGrath founded Candescent in 2009 and Steve Sahlman later joined as a Principal. Candescent invests in businesses with annual EBITDA between $2 and $8 million and enterprise values between $10 and $75 million. For more information, visit: