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Unit4 Appoints Adam Bastin as EVP Global Head of Strategy and Corporate Development

Miami, FL

November 17, 2021

Unit4, a leader in enterprise cloud applications for mid-market services organizations, today announced the appointment of Adam Bastin as EVP Global Head of Strategy and Corporate Development.

Adam’s hire reflects the ambitions of Unit4 and its new private equity backers, TA Associates, to use significant acquisitive growth to supplement organic growth to accelerate the transformation of Unit4. He will be instrumental in driving Unit4’s global growth and M&A priorities as a member of the Global Leadership Team and responsible for the full lifecycle of acquisition opportunities from target identification to M&A execution and integration into Unit4.

Adam is an experienced M&A, corporate finance and investment professional with more than 20 years of transaction experience including public and private transactions, venture investments, joint-ventures, privatizations and financing transactions. His experience translating strategy into actionable M&A and investments will be crucial in achieving Unit4’s ambition to be recognized as a leading cloud company and champion for mid-market people-centric organizations.

Adam joins Unit4 from Arm Limited where he held the role of Vice President, Corporate Development and led the origination and execution of Arm's M&A and investment activity and represented Arm on the board of various investee companies.  Prior to joining Arm, Adam worked at BT Group plc and prior to that spent 10 years in investment banking at Merrill Lynch and HSBC. Additionally, Adam is a Non-Executive Director at London Stock Exchange-listed British Smaller Companies VCT plc, an investor in early-stage businesses predominantly in the technology sector.

Unit4, backed by TA Associates, known for being a growth investor, has a big opportunity to drive significant growth over the next few years, with M&A an important pillar in that strategy.

Adam Bastin

EVP Global Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, Unit4

“I’ve spent my career helping my employer or clients achieve their goals through executing acquisitions, investments and joint ventures,” said Adam Bastin, EVP Global Head of Strategy and Corporate Development. “Unit4, backed by TA Associates, known for being a growth investor, has a big opportunity to drive significant growth over the next few years, with M&A an important pillar in that strategy. I’m excited to be able to take a key role in helping Unit4 achieve that growth”

“We remain ambitious and focused on serving mid-market services organizations with ‘right for your business’ industry-specific ERP, HCM and FP&A,” said Mike Ettling, CEO at Unit4. “In less than a year, we’ve achieved some major strategy milestones including strategic growth investment by TA Associates, and we continue to grow and disrupt the market with ERPx, our industry leading cloud platform. Adam’s appointment is key to us accelerating our 27% cloud growth with both large scale and product focused acquisitions to realize our goal of becoming a fully cloud rated business.”

 

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About Unit4

Unit4’s next-generation enterprise solutions power many of the world’s most people-centric mid-market organizations. Our state-of-the-art cloud platform, ERPx, brings together the capabilities of Financials, Procurement, Project Management, HR and FP&A onto a unified cloud platform that shares real-time information and is designed with a powerful, people-centric approach, so employees can benefit from better insight and become more effective and increasingly engaged. It supports rapid and continuous change while delivering individualized fit for customers at scale, delivering the right tools to unify the processes across their organization, and connect their people. Unit4 serves more than 6,000 customers globally including, Bravida, Havas, Migros Aare, Americares, Save the Children International, Action against Hunger, Metro Vancouver, Forest Research, Southampton City Council, Habitat for Humanity, Selkirk College, FTI Consulting, and Surrey County Council.

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