RE Tech Companies VTS and Hightower Merge in $300M Deal
By Peter Grant @ Wall Street Journal
December 11, 2016

Two technology startups that help commercial-real-estate owners and brokers manage their businesses are merging in a deal that will create one of the largest technology companies in the industry, valued at about $300 million.

VTS and Hightower Inc., both based in New York, are merging in an all-stock transaction, executives at both firms said. The deal was expected to be announced to employees Tuesday.

The merged firm, which will keep the name VTS and be led by VTS Chief Executive Nick Romito, will provide customer-management tools for owners of more than 5.5 billion square feet of commercial space in the U.S. and U.K.