SWsoft acquires WebHost Automation

After acquiring most web hosting automation companies in mid 2006, SWsoft (to be Parallels) isn’t happy enough and closes the 2007 shopping year with WebHost Automation.

Quoting from the official announcement:

SWsoft today announced it has acquired WebHost Automation Ltd., maker of the Helm control panel and billing software for Windows with nearly 1.5 million end users worldwide. WebHost Automation is based in Bristol, U.K.

For SWsoft, the acquisition adds a significant worldwide customer base, including strong positions in the U.K. and South America. It also extends the reach of independent software vendors (ISVs) who package their software using the Application Packaging Standard (APS) to more end users who can take advantage of their software solutions. Helm customers benefit from an increased range of automation solutions from SWsoft.

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Both companies are privately held…