Codec takes Black Coffee

Java meets .Net in boosted company

Wellington-based developer Codec Software has bought Java specialist Black Coffee Software. The price hasn’t been disclosed.

Codec managing director Sean Wilson says the acquisition will boost the company’s capabilities by combining Black Coffee’s Java development expertise with Codec’s .NET skills.

Black Coffee managing director Craig Wilson will take up the position of Codec development manager.

Black Coffee’s 10 staff will join Codec, increasing total staff numbers to 23.

Codec was launched in February this year. Black Coffee was founded in 2000.

Clients of the two companies include Toyota NZ, NZ Police, Kiwibank, the National Library, Defence and Trustees Executors.

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