From the official press release: ATLANTA–Oct. 7, 2011 – ADERANT, a comprehensive business management software provider for law and professional services firms of all sizes, today announced that it has acquired RainMaker Software, a well-respected company with more than 40 years of legal industry experience and developer of financial and practice management software for mid to large sized law firms.

RainMaker Software, founded in 1969, is a privately held company based in Blue Bell, Pa. ADERANT will continue to support and enhance the RainMaker financial management products used by nearly 300 firms across the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

In August of this year, ADERANT acquired CompuLaw and Client Profiles (including CRM4Legal). Now with the acquisition of RainMaker Software, nearly 2,800 law and professional services firms around the world, including more than 60 percent of the AmLaw 200, benefit from ADERANT’s complete suite of business management software. The company is the largest independent provider of software and services for the legal industry. The breadth and depth of the products ADERANT provides give firms a single-vendor solution for many of the core systems they require to manage, grow, and protect their businesses. This lowers a firm’s total cost of ownership while providing best practices and superior client service throughout the lifetime of the engagement.

“With this latest acquisition, ADERANT further strengthens our commitment to the legal and professional services market,” said ADERANT Chief Executive Officer Chris Giglio. “The combined market share, industry expertise, and comprehensive suite of proven products and services now under the ADERANT umbrella truly make us the go-to partner for firms worldwide.”

“This is an exciting time for RainMaker clients and employees,” said James Hammond, vice president of RainMaker Solutions (formerly president of RainMaker Software). “ADERANT shares our core values of quality, reliability, and service. By becoming part of the ADERANT family, our clients will gain access to new products, innovative technology, and the highest levels of service and support.”