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AvePoint Completes Acquisition of Essential Co. Ltd. to Advance Market Reach in South Korea

Acquisition reinforces AvePoint’s commitment to continued international expansion, enabling organizations in South Korea to collaborate with confidence in the modern workplace

JERSEY CITY, NJ, October 11, 2022 -- AvePoint (NASDAQ: AVPT), the most advanced SaaS and data management platform provider, today announced it completed its acquisition of Essential Co. Ltd. (Essential), a South Korea-based software solutions provider that will advance AvePoint’s ability to enable organizations to accelerate data-driven digital transformation.

AvePoint is the catalyst of business transformation for over 9 million cloud users worldwide, empowering organizations to secure their digital collaboration data, sustain connections between people and ensure business resiliency. The acquisition of Essential supports AvePoint’s expansion into the fast-growing South Korean cloud software market, where revenue in the public cloud market is expected to show a compound annual growth rate of 18.78% through 2027.

“This geographic expansion allows us to enable South Korean enterprises and public sector customers, and partners with our cloud platform bring their services and products closer to their end customers,” said Dr. Tianyi Jiang (TJ), Co-Founder and CEO, AvePoint. “Essential has built a strong base of South Korean customers that are seeking to transform their legacy technology infrastructure as global cloud service providers continue to invest in the country. As the digital journey continues to accelerate, this move enables us to better scale to meet the demand and support South Korean organizations.”

Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, Essential works with large enterprises in the country – including Samsung Electronics, LG Chemical, Hyundai Motors and Coupang – to accomplish their digital transformation goals. Essential’s direct and channel sales business model will provide AvePoint the foundation necessary to further develop more routes to market.

“We are excited to join AvePoint,” said Sean Kim, CEO, Essential. “We have watched the company’s continued technology innovation and see a great opportunity to be a trusted partner to organizations throughout South Korea as they address their digital transformation initiatives. We were looking for the right synergy of technology and people, and we’ve found that with the AvePoint team.”

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About AvePoint

Collaborate with Confidence. AvePoint provides the most advanced platform for SaaS and data management to optimize SaaS operations and secure collaboration. More than 9 million cloud users rely on our solutions. Our SaaS solutions are also available to managed service providers via more than 100 cloud marketplaces, so they can better support and manage their small and mid-sized business customers. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is a five-time Global Microsoft Partner of the Year and headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey. For more information, visit https://www.avepoint.com.

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About AvePoint

Collaborate with Confidence: AvePoint provides the most advanced platform to optimize SaaS operations and secure collaboration.

Over 17,000 customers worldwide rely on our solutions to modernize the digital workplace across Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and other collaboration environments.

AvePoint's global channel partner program includes over 3,500 managed service providers, value added resellers and systems integrators, with our solutions available in more than 100 cloud marketplaces. Founded in 2001, AvePoint is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey with 25 global offices. To learn more, visit https://www.avepoint.com.

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