Red Gate acquires {smartassembly}

Red Gate will continue development of popular .NET tool; fits well within Red Gate's "ingeniously simple tools" product line

CAMBRIDGE, U.K., September 2, 2009 - Red Gate Software announced today that it has acquired {smartassembly}, the popular .NET development tool for software optimization and protection.

"I'm happy to place {smartassembly} in the hands of Red Gate," says Jean-Sebastien Lange, original owner and developer of {smartassembly}. "Like it has done with other acquisitions, Red Gate will take good care of {smartassembly} and make it available to an even wider audience of .NET developers."

{smartassembly} provides a comprehensive feature set that enables developers to optimize .NET assemblies for better deployment, protect intellectual property, minimize distribution size, increase performance, and add error-tracking and debugging capabilities to applications.

"{smartassembly} has a well-deserved reputation for doing exactly what it promises to do right out of the box," says Charles Brown, manager of Red Gate's .NET Tools Division. "It fits Red Gate's 'ingeniously simple tools' ethos perfectly. We are proud to serve the .NET community by continuing the development of this valuable tool."

Red Gate has a track record for acquiring assets and applying extensive internal resources to help them prosper. Most recently, Red Gate purchased .NET Reflector and has committed a full development team to enhancing its capabilities.

About Red Gate Software

Founded in 1999, Red Gate Software produces ingeniously simple tools used by more than 500,000 Microsoft technology professionals worldwide. The company currently specializes in SQL Server, .NET and Exchange Server tools.  Red Gate has been chosen as one of The Sunday Times (UK) 100 best small companies to work for in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

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