Encore Software Buys Punch

Los Angeles-based Encore Software, a retail software publisher which is a subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, said yesterday that it has acquired the assets of Punch! Software, a Kansas City, Missouri-based developer of home design and CAD software. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Encore said the buy would fit into its consumer software distribution model, and that the buy will be accretive to its financial results during the current fiscal year. Punch publishes titles Home Design Suite and Home and Landscape Design Studio. Encore publishes retail software, including Hoyle, PrintMaster, The Print Shop, Wheel of Fortune, and other brands.