According to Avanquest Software, the group ranks among the 10 most important consumer software publisher and made its debut on the Paris Stock Exchange (Bourse de Paris) in 1996.
The headquarter of Avanquest Software is based in the Parisian suburb of La Garenne Colombes, France and the group has 600 employees and approximately 180 engineers in Research and Development.
By acquiring in 2007, Nova Development in the US and Emme in Europe, Avanquest Software has doubled its size and was awarded in February 2008 the “Best European Company” prize in the category of Cross-boarder Mergers & Acquisitions.
Today, Avanquest is a well-respected technology and software publishing business that operates worldwide.
BVRP Software is founded by Bruno Vanryb and Roger Politis
Launch of PhoneTools, one of the first PC fax software programs and a worldwide bestseller.
BVRP gets listed on the Stock Market
BVRP USA is founded in Denver, Colorado
Avanquest UK is founded through the acquisition of Kommunicate, a Corporate Solutions and Licensing company, supplying, implementing and supporting IT Solutions
Acquisition of ABsoft, a French software publisher, to bolster the creation of Avanquest France
Acquisition of Elibrium, the San Mateo, CA-based developer of small and medium-sized business and personal productivity titles
R&D Center in Shanghai, China and Avanquest China as a sales office are founded
Launch of Avanquest Deutschland through the acquisition of MediaGold, a major software re-publisher in Germany and in the UK
Launch of Avanquest Iberica through the acquisition of Outsource
BVRP changes names and becomes Avanquest Software
Acquisition of V Communications, Inc. (VCOM), a San Jose, CA-based developer of utilities software for the global PC market
Avanquest Italia is founded
Avanquest BB is founded as a joint venture with SoftBank BB in Tokyo, Japan
Acquisition of IMR UK and FastTrak Ltd. to strengthen Avanquest's position in the UK
Acquisition of Nova Development in the USA and of Emme in Europe