President Scott Coons retires, Reynolds Bish named new President
Lexmark International, Inc. today announced that it has closed on its acquisition of Kofax Limited. Lexmark acquired Kofax in a cash transaction for $11.00 per share, for a total enterprise value of approximately $1 billion. This acquisition will nearly double the size of Lexmark’s Enterprise Software annualized revenue to approximately $700 million.
Lexmark also announced that Scott Coons, president of Lexmark’s Enterprise Software, has decided to retire, effective at the end of July 2015. Coons has successfully led Lexmark’s software division since the company acquired Perceptive Software in 2010.
During Coons’ tenure, Lexmark’s Enterprise Software expanded from its enterprise content management software roots into process, capture and search technologies, and significantly strengthened the company’s industry-focused solutions. Coons helped expand the Enterprise Software team’s international footprint through organic sales investment and acquisitions. Coons will assist in the leadership transition until his retirement date.
Effective immediately, Reynolds C. Bish, CEO of Kofax, succeeds Coons as president of Lexmark’s Enterprise Software. Bish will also be a Lexmark vice president and report directly to Paul Rooke, Lexmark chairman and chief executive officer. Bish has been active in enterprise software markets for more than 20 years. He has successfully led Kofax since 2007. Prior to Kofax, Bish co-founded Captiva Software Corporation and served as its president and chief executive officer from 1989 until its acquisition in 2005.
“Scott’s career in enterprise software has been truly extraordinary. He successfully led Perceptive Software from a small startup to one of Kansas City’s hottest companies and one of the industry’s leading enterprise content software providers. Our acquisition of Perceptive Software truly changed Lexmark, helping to grow and position us as a leader in managing unstructured print and digital information,” said Paul Rooke, Lexmark chairman and chief executive officer. “Scott’s thoughtful and insightful leadership has been key throughout Lexmark’s Enterprise Software evolution. His passion for the technology, and for attracting, developing and retaining a deep and diverse group of talented employees, will be the hallmarks of his career. We wish Scott the best of luck in his retirement.”
“We have tremendous confidence in the future of our Enterprise Software business under Reynolds — a testament to his proven leadership abilities and career success. His considerable experience in building and operating global businesses is a harbinger of future growth and expansion for Lexmark’s Enterprise Software,” added Rooke.