Last month the SEC ruled in favour of Microsoft acquiring the midmarket business applications supplier for $1.1 billion in stock.
Under terms of the acquisition, which was originally announced in December, Great Plains will become a division operating in Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Services Group.
GP will continue to be lead by Doug Burgum, senior vice president of Microsoft and president of the Great Plains Division and his management team.
‘This is a great combination that will benefit our customers, our partners in the industry and our company,’ said Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.
‘The combined assets of Microsoft’s global abilities, our depth of platform technology and Great Plains’ leading expertise in business applications will make deep business solutions truly accessible to small and midmarket companies.’
Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017
Satvir Bungar promoted to managing director in the mergers and acquisitions team
Carolyn Brown appointed as the first head of client legal services practice RSM Legal
The established building and heritage restoration company has ceased trading following the loss of major tenders