EKNOW Inc. is an independent software vendor (ISV) that specializes in developing and supporting M&A Tools, a cloud-based software platform for managing corporate development, mergers, acquisitions, and transformation initiatives. The company was founded in 1998 as EKNOW LLC and became EKNOW Inc., a Delaware C corporation, the following year. EKNOW is headquartered in Arlington, VA, and also has offices in Lisbon.
EKNOW's unique business model offers a flat-fee bundle for their M&A Tools platform, which includes the system and all support. This model eliminates user license administration and provides predictable downstream costs for clients. EKNOW focuses solely on M&A Tools, making them highly specialized in providing high-end and customizable solutions for M&A activities.
One of the key advantages of EKNOW's technology approach is the use of their proprietary development layer called M&A Objects and ToolBuilder. This no-code development layer allows for faster development of new tool modules and features while maintaining compatibility with the common code base. Additionally, EKNOW's continuous in-house development by their full-time employees ensures ongoing innovation and rapid issue resolution.
EKNOW serves corporate teams responsible for successful execution of post-merger integration, corporate development, or strategic transformation initiatives. They work with both direct corporate clients as well as management consultant partners.
As an independent company that has continuously operated since its founding in 1998 without venture funding, EKNOW has established itself as a reliable provider of M&A software solutions.