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closed 6/2/2009 via BusinessWire

Micro Focus International Limited, purchased Testing and ASQ Business from Compuware Corporation

synopsis: Micro Focus International plc announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Application Testing / Automated Software Quality business of Compuware Corporation.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited(GB:MCRO:$413.99)
Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
seller: Compuware Corporation(CPWR:$946.06)
Compuware Corporation maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies.
price ($mm)
$80
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$74
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closed 1/11/2012 via PR Newswire

IBM, acquired Green Hat Software Limited

synopsis: IBM announced that it has completed the acquisition of Green Hat, a privately held company jointly headquartered in London, England and Wilmington, Delaware. Green Hat helps customers improve the quality of software applications by enabling developers to leverage cloud computing technologies.
buyer: IBM(IBM:$99,751.00)
IBM is the world's largest information technology company. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of on demand business.
target: Green Hat Software Limited
Green Hat is the world's leading provider of testing solutions for SOA, BPM and other integration technologies and platforms. Green Hat has three main products: GH Tester, GH Performance, and GH Virtual Integration Environment.
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Candescent Partners, acquired SoftBase Systems Inc.

synopsis: Candescent Partners announced it has acquired SoftBase, a provider of DB2 z/OS coding, testing and deployment tools that accelerate application development. SoftBase is recognized as a leading provider of application testing and tuning solutions for IBM's DB2® database utilizing the OS/390® and z/OS® operating systems.
buyer: Candescent Partners
Candescent Partners is a Boston-based private equity firm that invests in the acquisition, growth and recapitalization of lower middle market companies in healthcare services, business services, software and consumer products and services.
target: SoftBase Systems Inc.
Headquartered in Asheville, N.C., SoftBase Systems provides industry-leading DB2 application testing and performance-tuning solutions. SoftBase solutions enable faster and easier creation of reliable, high quality DB2 applications.
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closed 7/19/2010 via BusinessWire

AutomatedQA merged with SmartBear, Inc.,

synopsis: SmartBear Software, AutomatedQA and Pragmatic Software merge. The combined company, SmartBear® Software, was created to make enterprise-class software development and testing tools easily accessible to small and large development teams at a fraction of the cost of other software solutions.
buyer: SmartBear, Inc.
SmartBear Software provides enterprise-class yet affordable tools for development teams that care about software quality and performance.
target: AutomatedQA
AutomatedQA is known for its high-value automated testing tool TestComplete™ and performance profiling tool AQtime.
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closed 7/5/2011 via BusinessWire

SmartBear, Inc., acquired Eviware Software

synopsis: SmartBear Software has acquired Eviware Software, creators of soapUI and loadUI, the world’s leading testing software for Web Services. After tripling SmartBear’s business in one year, this acquisition further accelerates SmartBear’s momentum and significantly expands its global user community.
buyer: SmartBear, Inc.
SmartBear Software provides enterprise-class yet affordable tools that deliver quality and performance throughout the entire software quality lifecycle – enabling code quality, QA efficiency, and application performance anywhere – on the desktop, mobile and in the cloud.
target: Eviware Software
Eviware Software is the market leader in Web Service Testing. With more than 800,000 users and 4000 daily downloads, its Open Source Web Service testing tool soapUI has become the market de facto standard for testing Web Services.
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closed 7/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Coverity, Inc., acquired Solidware Technologies

synopsis: Coverity, Inc., the leader in automatically improving the quality and security of C, C++, C# and Java source code, announced the acquisition of Solidware Technologies, a Colorado-based software readiness management vendor.
buyer: Coverity, Inc.
Coverity's groundbreaking technology enables developers to control complexity in the development process by automatically finding and helping to repair critical software defects and security vulnerabilities throughout the application lifecycle.
target: Solidware Technologies
Solidware's technology collects analysis data from other development and test tools, synthesizes the results, and presents development teams with visibility into code complexity, violation of best practices, software architecture, interdependencies and test coverage.
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closed 2/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Exceptional, acquired Airbrake

synopsis: Exceptional announced that it has acquired Airbrake, the world's largest error tracking application, from thoughtbot, a Boston based web design and development company. Airbrake will continue to empower companies like Groupon, Square and AT&T.
buyer: Exceptional
Founded in 2008, Exceptional's mission is to track the world's web exceptions. It reports them in real-time for developers to fix them fast. Its customers include eBay and Pinterest. Exceptional is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
target parent: thoughtbot
target: Airbrake
Based in San Francisco, Airbrake is the world's largest error tracking application. Airbrake Airbrake collects errors generated by other applications, and aggregates the results for review. The application is fully supported on Ruby on Rails and iOS.
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closed 5/27/2008 via BusinessWire

Springsoft, acquired Novas Software, Inc.

synopsis: SpringSoft Incorporated, the largest EDA company in Asia and the first to be publicly traded announced the completion of its merger with Novas Software, Inc., the acquisition of four additional EDA companies, and several key management appointments.
buyer: Springsoft
Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Springsoft is the largest Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company based in Asia, and the first to be publically traded. Springsoft pioneered the debug automation technology underlying the Novas product line, introducing the Debussy® debug system in 1997.
target: Novas Software, Inc.
Novas Software, Inc. is the leading provider of design comprehension solutions that enhance verification of complex ICs, embedded systems and SoCs. The Novas Verdi™ Automated Debug and Siloti™ Visibility Enhancement products cut debug time in half while dramatically minimizing simulation overhead.
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$29
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closed 6/17/2011 via BusinessWire

ARM Holdings plc, acquired Obsidian Software Inc.

synopsis: ARM® announced that it has acquired Obsidian Software, a market leader in verification and validation used in the design of increasingly complex processors. Obsidian Software is a privately-owned company, with offices in Austin, Texas.
buyer: ARM Holdings plc(ARMH:$1,216.68)
ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools.
target: Obsidian Software Inc.
Obsidian Software specializes in processor design testing, delivering complete test suites, random test generation tools, and methodology consulting for greater efficiency of process.
price ($mm)
$5.60
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closed 1/5/2012 via Market Wire

Action Products International, Inc., acquired Core Wafer Systems

synopsis: Action Products International, Inc. has acquired Core Wafer Systems, which offers proprietary solutions for testing and data mining of hard drives, memory, magnetics and other advanced semiconductor and nanotechnology devices. Core Wafer boasts clients such as Western Digital (WDC), Seagate Technology (STX), and Intel (INTC).
buyer: Action Products International, Inc.(APII:$5.41)
Action Products International, Inc. engages in the production of media and entertainment programs for worldwide distribution, local, national, and international broadcasting. The company's projects include feature films, reality television, talk shows, and infomercials.
target: Core Wafer Systems
Core Wafer Systems offers proprietary solutions for testing and data mining of hard drives, memory, magnetics and other advanced semiconductor and nanotechnology devices. Core Wafer boasts clients such as Western Digital (WDC), Seagate Technology (STX), and Intel (INTC).
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closed 7/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Novint Technologies, Inc., acquired Tournabout Incorporated

synopsis: Novint Technologies, Inc., the pioneer of 3D touch for consumer computing, announces the acquisition of Tournabout Incorporated, which develops and markets video game contest and community infrastructure software. The acquisition will add significant new features to Novint’s products and website.
buyer: Novint Technologies, Inc.
Novint Technologies, Inc. is the pioneer of 3D touch for consumer computing. Novint is developing a new category of products that add high-fidelity interactive three-dimensional touch to computing, beginning with our introduction of the award-winning Novint Falcon, a first-of-a-kind game controller.
target: Tournabout Incorporated
Tournabout develops and markets "video game contest infrastructure software". Tournabout does NOT develop video games. Rather, our flagship software product ContestMaker™ 1.0 is a sophisticated platform that runs online game contests, captures player information and then analyzes that information.
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$0.32
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closed 3/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Burstly, Inc., acquired TestFlight

synopsis: TestFlight, a platform that lets developers distribute test builds of their apps to a beta audience, has been acquired by Burstly, a platform that helps developers track and monetize their apps. Together the duo has created a platform that'll let developers distribute their apps and track both their usage and performance.
buyer: Burstly, Inc.
Based in Santa Monica, California, Burstly, Inc. provides a platform for mobile developers to maximize their marketing and revenue opportunities. It offers a marketplace where developers can buy or sell advertising.
target: TestFlight
TestFlight is a platform that lets developers distribute test builds of their apps to a beta audience. The company is based in Santa Monica, California.
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closed 7/30/2009 via BusinessWire

Mentor Graphics Corporation, acquired Embedded Alley Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Mentor Graphics Corporation announced the acquisition of Embedded Alley Solutions, Inc. an innovative leader in Android and Linux development systems. Mentor can now provide device manufacturers with all the software they need to build their products, and work with them to supply tools and services at every stage.
buyer: Mentor Graphics Corporation(MENT:$1,156.37)
Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronics and semiconductor companies.
target: Embedded Alley Solutions, Inc.
Embedded Alley enables its customers to deliver winning products to their markets by bridging the gap between open source and proprietary software, providing Linux, middleware and know how to companies delivering a multitude of mobile and embedded devices.
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closed 5/31/2012 via Market Wire

Methodics, Inc., acquired Missing Link Tools

synopsis: Methodics, Inc., the leading provider of integrated solutions used in managing design data and semiconductor intellectual property for complex IC design, announced it has acquired Missing Link Tools, LLC. Missing Link Tools provides a frontend tool-suite to manage digital design and verification.
buyer: Methodics, Inc.
Methodics, Inc. is a leading provider of design data management (DM) tools that improve the efficiency and collaboration of integrated circuit (IC) design. The privately held company has offices in the USA, Europe and Asia.
target: Missing Link Tools
Missing Link Tools provides a complete testing, tracking, and release environment for the design phase of a semiconductor chip. Its Evolve tool allows clients to build and release stable models of their chip across groups and geographies.
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closed 1/7/2010 via BusinessWire

Rightware Oy, purchased Mobile and Embedded Business from Futuremark Corporation

synopsis: Futuremark® announced that it has sold its Mobile and Embedded business unit to Rightware™, a new spin off company set up to accelerate the development and marketing of Futuremark’s benchmarks for the mobile and embedded industries. Rightware will be run by former Futuremark CEO Tero Sarkkinen.
buyer: Rightware Oy
Rightware™ serves the mobile and automotive industries with Kanzi™ solution for rapid user interface design and deployment. Rightware also develops industry leading system performance analysis tools.
seller: Futuremark Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including 3DMark® (with more than 45 million copies distributed worldwide), PCMark® and Peacekeeper™.
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closed 11/30/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

SAS Institute Inc., acquired rPath

synopsis: SAS has acquired technology and hired staff from rPath – a North Carolina-based provider of next-generation system automation technologies. rPath's innovative release automation platform is based on the industry’s only commercial version control repository for managing deployed software systems.
buyer: SAS Institute Inc.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 55,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster.
target: rPath
rPath is an innovator in solutions that automate system provisioning and maintenance across physical, virtual and cloud environments. rPath's innovative release automation platform is based on the industry’s only commercial version control repository for managing deployed software systems.
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closed 9/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Wmode Inc., acquired Widality

synopsis: Wmode, a leading managed-services provider of mobile Internet services to operators, announced the acquisition of Widality, an industry-leading B2B mobile app development and services company. Wmode and Widality, two privately held companies, are joining to capitalize on the rapidly growing smartphone application opportunity.
buyer: Wmode Inc.
Wmode operates ClearMode(R), a comprehensive service suite that provides mobile operators with the recruitment, management, discovery, delivery and payment of mobile apps, content and services.
target: Widality
Widality is the developer of the award-winning momentem service, one of the most popular business apps on BlackBerry(R). Widality is now leveraging momentem, expertise and technologies to provide a range of services to the app economy.
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closed 11/19/2009 via BusinessWire

Terracotta, Inc., acquired Quartz Job Scheduler

synopsis: Terracotta, a recognized leader in infrastructure software for enterprise Java scalability, announced the acquisition of open source job scheduling software Quartz. Quartz is the most widely used Java scheduler in the world, with tens of thousands of enterprise production deployments at companies such as Vodafone, Level 3, Cisco and Adobe.
buyer: Terracotta, Inc.
Terracotta is infrastructure software that provides affordable and scalable high availability for Java applications. Companies use Terracotta to offload work from databases and application servers and to reduce their development efforts.
target: Quartz Job Scheduler
Quartz is a full-featured, open source job scheduling system that can be integrated with, or used along side virtually any J2EE or J2SE application - from the smallest stand-alone application to the largest e-commerce system.
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closed 4/24/2012 via BusinessWire

WhatsUp Gold, acquired iOpus Software

synopsis: Ipswitch's Network Management Division, developers of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management software, announced that it has acquired iOpus Software, a leading provider of Web application performance testing and monitoring solutions from the cloud.
buyer parent:Ipswitch, Inc.
buyer: WhatsUp Gold
WhatsUp Gold is deployed on over 100,000 networks worldwide and delivers comprehensive network, system, application and event log monitoring and management solutions for small and medium businesses and enterprises.
target: iOpus Software
iOpus Software is a leading provider of Web application performance testing and monitoring solutions from the cloud. Its product iMacros is used to capture and replay multi-step business transactions that require repeated form fills on a continuous basis.
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announced 2/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Spirent Communications plc, will acquire The Fanfare Group, Inc.

synopsis: Spirent Communications plc has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held The Fanfare Group, Inc., a leading provider of test automation solutions that help equipment manufacturers and service providers accelerate time to market and improve product quality in the face of rapidly growing complexity.
buyer: Spirent Communications plc(LSE:SPT:$413.50)
Spirent Communications plc, a global leader in test & measurement, offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and global navigation satellite systems.
target: The Fanfare Group, Inc.
The Fanfare Group, Inc., the leader in system and device testing, provides solutions to help service providers and equipment manufacturers accelerate testing and improve product quality.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 1/31/2014 via Company Press Release

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Three Divisions of Compuware

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has acquired two software divisions, Changepoint and Uniface, and the IT services business, CW Professional Services, from Compuware. Marlin plans to carve-out the three businesses from Compuware to create a standalone entity.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a Los Angeles, CA-based private equity firm with over $2.6 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs.
target parent: Compuware Corporation
target: Three Divisions of Compuware
Changepoint provides software that helps professional services organizations. Uniface provides software that allows developers to build and deploy enterprise applications. CW professional Services offers IT services for distributed, mainframe and mobile environments.
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on offer 12/17/2012 via

Elliott Management Corp., offer to acquire Compuware Corporation

synopsis: Elliott Management Corp. has offered to acquire Compuware Corporation for $11.00 per share in cash, or an aggregate of $2.3 billion. Compuware, the technology performance company, provides IT software, services and best practices to deliver peak performance for technologies worldwide.
buyer: Elliott Management Corp.
Elliott Management Corporation is an employee owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm primarily provides its services to pooled investment vehicles. It invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative investment markets across the globe.
target: Compuware Corporation(CPWR:$946.06)
Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide.
price($mm)[EV]
$2,198 [$2,194]*
rev ($mm)
$966
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$155
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2.4x
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15.1x
closed 7/6/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Compuware Corporation, acquired dynaTrace Software Gmbh

synopsis: Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, has acquired privately held dynaTrace software, the new leader in application performance management (APM). With its patented PurePath technology, the company offers the only continuous APM system on the market, transforming how applications are built, tested and managed.
buyer: Compuware Corporation(CPWR:$946.06)
Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide.
target: dynaTrace Software Gmbh
dynaTrace is the new leader in application performance management (APM). With its patented PurePath technology, the company offers the only continuous APM system on the market, transforming how applications are built, tested and managed.
price ($mm)
$206
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$26
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EV / rev
8.9x
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closed 9/20/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Covisint Corporation, acquired DocSite, LLC

synopsis: Covisint, a Compuware company, announced that it has acquired DocSite, an award-winning clinical decision support and quality performance management company. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, DocSite's web-based solutions make better patient care easier for physicians across all specialties.
buyer parent:Compuware Corporation
buyer: Covisint Corporation
Covisint enables information ecosystems that quickly revolutionize organizations by providing secure communication and collaboration between people and systems in remarkably simple ways.
target: DocSite, LLC
DocSite is a leader in point-of-care decision support, quality performance management and health information exchange services to the healthcare market, offering modular, upgradeable, web-based tools that immediately improve the quality of care and save clinician time.
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closed 11/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Caretech Solutions, Inc., acquired IGCN, Inc.

synopsis: CareTech Solutions, Inc. announced that the firm has reached agreement in principle to acquire IGCN. CareTech Solutions is an information technology and web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems and IGCN provides solutions for hospitals to build and manage robust websites.
buyer parent:Compuware Corporation
buyer: Caretech Solutions, Inc.
CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and health information management services provider for hospitals and health systems, is committed to creating value for clients through customized, flexible solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs.
target: IGCN, Inc.
IGCN delivers the easiest and most complete way for healthcare organizations to launch and operate a dynamic and beautiful web presence. IGCN content management solutions are simple to understand, simple to use, simple in pricing, training and support.
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announced 10/7/2009 via BusinessWire

Compuware Corporation, will acquire Gomez, Inc.

synopsis: Dolphin Equity Partners announced that Compuware Corporation, the world’s leading application performance management software company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dolphin portfolio company Gomez Inc., the leader in Web application experience management. The $295 million cash acquisition is expected to close in November 2009.
buyer: Compuware Corporation(CPWR:$946.06)
Compuware Corporation maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies.
target: Gomez, Inc.
Gomez, Inc. is the leader in Web application experience management, providing an on-demand platform that organizations use to optimize the performance, availability, and quality of their Web and mobile applications.
price($mm)[EV]
$265 [$256]
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$52
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$6
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closed 6/2/2009 via BusinessWire

Micro Focus International Limited, purchased Testing and ASQ Business from Compuware Corporation

synopsis: Micro Focus International plc announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Application Testing / Automated Software Quality business of Compuware Corporation.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited(GB:MCRO:$413.99)
Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
seller: Compuware Corporation(CPWR:$946.06)
Compuware Corporation maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies.
price ($mm)
$80
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$74
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closed 2/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Compuware Covisint, acquired Hilgraeve, Inc.

synopsis: Compuware Corporation has acquired privately held Hilgraeve, Inc. of Monroe, Mich. This acquisition makes Compuware Covisint the world's largest on-demand collaboration platform for lab and prescription data sharing.
buyer parent:Compuware Corporation
buyer: Compuware Covisint
Covisint's highly available platform streamlines and automates business processes, globally connecting business communities, organizations and systems in the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, public sector and financial services industries.
target: Hilgraeve, Inc.
Hilgraeve Inc., a software company, is a long-time leader in meeting the mission-critical communication needs of business. Hilgraeve's data communications software and Internet-based services enable businesses to become faster and more competitive through the use of electronic communications.
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closed 1/3/2007 via PR Newswire

Compuware Corporation, acquired Proxima Technology

synopsis: Compuware Corporation has acquired privately held Proxima Technology for approximately $31 million, net of cash. Proxima's Centauri product helps the IT organization overcome one of its most prevalent challenges -- the inability to offer a clear business view of service delivery.
buyer: Compuware Corporation(CPWR:$946.06)
Compuware Corporation maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies.
target: Proxima Technology
Proxima's Centauri product helps the IT organization overcome one of its most prevalent challenges -- the inability to offer a clear business view of service delivery.
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$27
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closed 4/4/2006 via

Compuware Corporation, acquired SteelTrace

synopsis: Compuware Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held SteelTrace of Dublin, Ireland for approximately $20 million Euros in cash. All of SteelTrace's current employees will join Compuware as a result of this transaction.
buyer: Compuware Corporation(CPWR:$946.06)
Compuware Corporation maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies.
target: SteelTrace
SteelTrace is a business requirements management tool that enables all business and technology stakeholders to work collaboratively to understand, define, communicate and manage application requirements throughout the lifecycle.
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closed 3/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Covisint, Inc., acquired ProviderLink, Inc.

synopsis: Compuware Corporation announced that it has acquired privately held ProviderLink, of Cary, North Carolina. Substantially all of ProviderLink's approximately 30 employees will join Compuware.
buyer parent:Compuware Corporation
buyer: Covisint, Inc.
Covisint's highly available platform streamlines and automates business processes, globally connecting business communities, organizations and systems in the automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, public sector and financial services industries.
target: ProviderLink, Inc.
ProviderLink is an I.T. communications company providing an innovative technology and methodology to successfully create online healthcare communities and information exchange initiatives.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 12/10/2013 via BusinessWire

Micro Focus International Limited, purchased OpenFusion™ CORBA® from PrismTech

synopsis: PrismTech, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, announced that it has sold its OpenFusion™ CORBA® assets to Micro Focus. Micro Focus is an ideal custodian for the OpenFusion brand. It will allow Micro Focus to further consolidate its position as the leading global provider of CORBA software in the middleware market.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited(GB:MCRO:$413.99)
Micro Focus provides innovative software that allows companies to develop, test, deploy, assess and modernize business-critical enterprise applications.
seller: PrismTech
PrismTech's OpenFusion provides the most comprehensive range of CORBA middleware products available from any vendor including best of breed commercially supported Open Source ORBs (Object Request Brokers).
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announced 12/24/2012 via Company Press Release

Micro Focus International Limited, will purchase Orbix, Orbacus, and Artix from Progress Software Corporation

synopsis: Micro Focus International plc announces the acquisition of Progress’s Orbix, Orbacus and Artix software product lines. Orbix provides enterprise CORBA solutions. Artix is an Extensible Enterprise Service Bus for the management of a Service-Oriented Architecture. Orbacus is a mature CORBA-compliant middleware product.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited(GB:MCRO:$413.99)
Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
seller: Progress Software Corporation(PRGS:$335.21)
Progress Software Corporation is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or on any Cloud, on any platform and on any device with minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/2/2009 via BusinessWire

Micro Focus International Limited, purchased Testing and ASQ Business from Compuware Corporation

synopsis: Micro Focus International plc announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Application Testing / Automated Software Quality business of Compuware Corporation.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited(GB:MCRO:$413.99)
Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
seller: Compuware Corporation(CPWR:$946.06)
Compuware Corporation maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/6/2009 via BusinessWire

Borland Software Corporation will be merged with Micro Focus International Limited,

synopsis: Borland Software Corporation, the global leader in Open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), announced that Micro Focus International plc and Borland have entered into a definitive agreement under which Micro Focus will acquire all the outstanding shares of Borland in a cash merger transaction.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited(GB:MCRO:$413.99)
Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
target: Borland Software Corporation
Borland Software Corporation is a leading provider of technology used to develop, deploy, integrate, and manage software applications. Delivering best-in-class technology solutions dedicated to interoperability, Borland allows enterprises of all sizes to move into Web based computing.
price($mm)[EV]
$110 [$74]
rev ($mm)
$161
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2009 via BusinessWire

Micro Focus International Limited, acquired Relativity Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Micro Focus International plc, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Relativity Technologies, Inc. the software provider of technologies to assess and manage core enterprise applications.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited(GB:MCRO:$413.99)
Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
target: Relativity Technologies, Inc.
Relativity Technologies is the leading provider of Application Modernization and Application Portfolio Management solutions. Through its industry leading Modernization Workbench, users can understand, manage, modernize, and maintain their enterprise applications.
price ($mm)
$9.70
rev ($mm)
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announced 5/1/2008 via BusinessWire

Micro Focus International Limited, will acquire NetManage, Inc.

synopsis: The Board of Micro Focus International plc is pleased to announce it has reached agreement on a recommended cash offer of US$7.20 per share for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of NetManage, Inc., the NASDAQ-listed software provider of technologies to transform core applications into new Web-based business solutions.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited(GB:MCRO:$413.99)
Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
target: NetManage, Inc.
NetManage, Inc. is a software company that provides the fastest way to transform legacy applications into new Web-based business solutions. More than 10,000 customers worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, have chosen NetManage for mission critical application integration.
price($mm)[EV]
$69 [$39]
rev ($mm)
$37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
announced 5/4/2007 via Company Press Release

Micro Focus International Limited, will acquire Acucorp Inc.

synopsis: Micro Focus announces that it has agreed to acquire Acucorp Inc. for a total cash consideration of US$40.7m, paid in full on completion, plus a working capital adjustment capped at a maximum value of US$250,000.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited(GB:MCRO:$413.99)
Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
target: Acucorp Inc.
Acucorp provides innovative technologies for the modernization and enhancement of business-critical applications. In addition to both modernizing and enhancing existing assets, Acucorp's innovative software solutions provide interoperability and portability to more than 600 computing platforms.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
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closed 11/3/2006 via

Micro Focus International Limited, acquired HAL Knowledge Solutions SPA

synopsis: Micro Focus has agreed to acquire HAL Knowledge Solutions SPA, a leading provider of Application Portfolio Management Software in order to enhance the Company’s enterprise application modernization capabilities. HAL KS has been acquired by Micro Focus for a total consideration of US$3.5m in cash, subject to a net asset adjustment.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited(GB:MCRO:$413.99)
Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
target: HAL Knowledge Solutions SPA
HAL KS is headquartered in Milan, Italy, with operations in a number of European countries. Its Application Portfolio Management solutions enable companies to design and plan large scale technology change programmes and regular core systems maintenance.
price ($mm)
$3.50
rev ($mm)
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closed 1/31/2014 via Company Press Release

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Three Divisions of Compuware

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has acquired two software divisions, Changepoint and Uniface, and the IT services business, CW Professional Services, from Compuware. Marlin plans to carve-out the three businesses from Compuware to create a standalone entity.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a Los Angeles, CA-based private equity firm with over $2.6 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs.
target parent: Compuware Corporation
target: Three Divisions of Compuware
Changepoint provides software that helps professional services organizations. Uniface provides software that allows developers to build and deploy enterprise applications. CW professional Services offers IT services for distributed, mainframe and mobile environments.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/2/2013 via PR Web

GemTalk Systems, acquired GemStone/S

synopsis: GemTalk Systems announced it has acquired the VMware GemStone/S platform for developing, deploying and managing mission-critical Smalltalk-based applications. The GemStone/S technologies, which VMware acquired in May 2010, and team will form a new company, GemTalk Systems, led by CEO Dan Ware.
buyer: GemTalk Systems
GemTalk Systems provides customer continuity and concentrates on the advancement of Smalltalk technologies. GemTalk is a products and services company, marketing proprietary infrastructure software and providing consulting and training services related to its deployment.
target parent: EMC Corporation
target: GemStone/S
GemStone/S is the state-of-the-art platform for developing, deploying, & managing scalable, high-performance, multi-tier applications based on business objects. GemStone/S supports high-availability online environments that demand 24×7 operation.
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closed 11/18/2013 via PR Newswire

Rocket Software, Inc., purchased MDMS from TigerLogic Corporation

synopsis: TigerLogic Corporation, a global provider of data management and application development solutions, announced the successful completion of the transaction to divest its Multidimensional Database Management Systems ("MDMS") business to Rocket Software, Inc., a software development firm.
buyer: Rocket Software, Inc.
Rocket Software is a software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Intelligence and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; App Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools.
seller: TigerLogic Corporation(TIGR:$13.35)
TigerLogic Corporation's Multidimensional Database Management Systems business consists of D3, mvBase, mvEnterprise and the Pick connectivity products. TigerLogic is a global provider of data management and application development solutions for enterprises.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2013 via PR Newswire

ANTs Software Inc., purchased Genero db from Four J's Development Tools, Inc.

synopsis: ANTs Software, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance database consolidation and computing middleware announces the acquisition of Genero db from Four Js Development Tools. The purchase returns the full featured, standards-compliant relational database management system to its founding company.
buyer: ANTs Software Inc.(ANTS:$5.81)
ANTs Software, Inc., develops high-performance data management architectural products and solutions. The company's mission is to help customers reduce hardware, software, and development costs by providing exceptional performance.
seller: Four J's Development Tools, Inc.
Genero db is an ACID and SQL 92- 99 compliant relational database. It combinines the speed of an in-memory database with the persistence of a disk-based database and offers unprecedented scalability.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BusinessWire

Actian Corporation, acquired Versant Corporation

synopsis: Actian Corp., a leader in next generation big data management and creators of the innovative record-breaking, analytic database Vectorwise, announced that it has completed the transaction to buy Versant Corporation, an industry leader in specialized data management.
buyer: Actian Corporation
Actian Corporation (formerly Ingres Corp.) is the first to deliver a cloud development platform for building Action Apps. Action Apps are lightweight consumer-style applications that automate business actions triggered by real-time changes in data.
target: Versant Corporation(VSNT:$16.27)
Versant Corporation builds specialized NoSQL data management systems to enable the real-time enterprise. Using the Versant Database Engine, enterprises can handle complex information in environments that demand high performance, concurrency, and availability.
price($mm)[EV]
$37 [$16]
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 11/21/2012 via GlobeNewswire

UNICOM Systems, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Versant Corporation

synopsis: Versant Corporation, an industry leader in specialized data management software, announced that it has cancelled an agreement to be acquired by UNICOM Systems, Inc., a global information technology company and part of the UNICOM group of companies.
buyer: UNICOM Systems, Inc.
UNICOM® Systems, Inc., a division of the UNICOM group of companies, is a global leader in providing innovative software and solutions for the enterprise computing community. UNICOM delivers collaboration, data management, data-warehousing, outsourcing, integration, communications and commerce.
target: Versant Corporation(VSNT:$16.27)
Versant Corporation builds specialized NoSQL data management systems to enable the real-time enterprise. Using the Versant Database Engine, enterprises can handle complex information in environments that demand high performance, concurrency, and availability.
price($mm)[EV]
$31 [$9.72]
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/10/2012 via Market Wire

Rogue Wave Software, Inc., purchased Visualization C++ Products from ILOG, Inc.

synopsis: Rogue Wave Software announced that it finalized an agreement to acquire IBM’s ILOG Visualization for C++ Products. ILOG Visualization for C++ offers graphics products for creating highly graphical, interactive displays.
buyer parent:Battery Ventures
buyer: Rogue Wave Software, Inc.
Rogue Wave Software, Inc. is the largest independent provider of cross-platform software development tools and embedded components for the next generation of high-performance computing (HPC) applications.
seller parent: IBM
seller: ILOG, Inc.
ILOG delivers software and services to empower customers to make better decisions faster and manage change and complexity. Software vendors rely on ILOG's market-leading business rule management system, supply chain planning and scheduling applications, and optimization and visualization software.
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closed 9/28/2011 via GlobeNewswire

GBS Business Software AG, acquired Synaptris Inc.

synopsis: GBS Enterprises Inc, a global software and services company, announced that it has acquired Synaptris. Synaptris' product portfolio improves corporate decision-making by providing real-time enterprise reporting, user defined dashboards, and comprehensive analytic capabilities for Lotus Notes / Domino and Java/.NET environments.
buyer: GBS Business Software AG(GBSX:$27.71)
GBS Business Software is a global software and services company specializing in cloud automation. It serves to: automate business processes; optimize system & application performance; ensure messaging security & compliance; modernize server-based applications to Web 2.0; and more.
target: Synaptris Inc.
Synaptris Inc. is a leading player in the information management market and delivers award-winning "flexible" and "user-driven" reporting, dashboards and analysis solutions that have been recognized for industry-leading innovation and ease-of-use.
price ($mm)
$1.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/23/2010 via BusinessWire

Rocket Software, Inc., acquired Computer Corporation of America

synopsis: Rocket Software, a developer of Enterprise Infrastructure products, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Computer Corporation of America. Computer Corporation of America has designed, developed, and deployed high performance database systems for enterprises around the globe.
buyer: Rocket Software, Inc.
Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) is a global software development firm that builds and services Enterprise Infrastructure products for the world’s leading OEMs, networks and software companies and enterprises.
target: Computer Corporation of America
Founded in 1965, Computer Corporation of America (CCA) has over 35 years of experience in the design and deployment of high-speed, high-volume database management systems. Traditionally, CCA has concentrated on high-capacity database technology for IBM mainframe and enterprise server systems.
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closed 2/26/2008 via BusinessWire

Sun Microsystems, Inc., acquired MySQL AB

synopsis: Sun Microsystems, Inc. has completed the acquisition of MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular open source database, for approximately $1 billion. Sun also unveiled the immediate availability of MySQL's complete portfolio of products and enterprise services backed by its 17,000-strong global sales and services organization.
buyer: Sun Microsystems, Inc.(JAVA:$0.00)
Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer(TM)" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership.
target: MySQL AB
MySQL AB develops and markets a family of high performance, affordable database servers and tools. Our mission is to make superior data management available and affordable for all. We contribute to building the mission-critical, high-volume systems and products worldwide.
price ($mm)
$797
rev ($mm)
$53
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
17.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/4/2007 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Business Solutions, acquired Dundas Data Visualization, Inc.

synopsis: Dundas Data Visualization, a leader in the advanced data visualization market, today announced Microsoft Corp. has acquired Dundas's data visualization technology, which will be part of the final feature set for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.
buyer parent:Microsoft Corporation
buyer: Microsoft Business Solutions(:$0.00)
Microsoft Business Solutions, the software giant's enterprise software division, offers a wide range of software applications for small and midsized businesses.
target: Dundas Data Visualization, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Dundas Data Visualization is a world leader in data visualization solutions for Microsoft technologies. The company's outstanding success is reflected in its numerous industry awards and in the rapid adoption of Dundas Technologies by Fortune 500 companies around the globe.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/25/2007 via BusinessWire

CollabNet, Inc., purchased SourceForge Enterprise Edition from SourceForge

synopsis: CollabNet, Inc., the leading provider of collaborative software development solutions, and VA Software Corporation announced the execution and closing of an asset purchase transaction whereby CollabNet purchased the SourceForge Enterprise Edition business from VA Software in consideration for an equity ownership stake in CollabNet.
buyer: CollabNet, Inc.
CollabNet leads the industry in Agile application lifecycle management in the Cloud. The CollabNet TeamForge ALM platform, and ScrumWorks project management software enable teams to improve productivity up to 50% and to reduce the cost of software development by up to 80%.
seller parent: VA Software Corporation
seller: SourceForge
SourceForge's media and e-commerce web sites connect millions of influential technology professionals and enthusiasts each day. SourceForge is the global technology community's nexus for information exchange, goods for geeks, and open source software distribution and services.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Thoma Cressey Bravo, acquired Embarcadero Technologies

synopsis: Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of strategic data management solutions, and Thoma Cressey Bravo, Inc., a leading private equity investment firm, announced the closing of the previously announced merger between Embarcadero and EMBT Merger Corp., an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Bravo.
buyer: Thoma Cressey Bravo
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years.
target: Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of strategic data management solutions that help companies to improve the availability, integrity, accessibility, and security of corporate data.
price ($mm)
$188
rev ($mm)
$59
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
28.0x
announced 3/23/2007 via PR Newswire

Oracle Corporation, will acquire Tangosol, Inc

synopsis: Oracle has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tangosol Inc, a leading provider of reliable in-memory data grid software. Data grid software increases application performance by providing fast, distributed access to frequently used data.
buyer: Oracle Corporation(ORCL:$37,180.00)
Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software.
target: Tangosol, Inc
Tangosol is the leading provider of reliable data grid solutions, enabling enterprises to predictably scale mission critical applications. Tangosol Coherence Data Grid reliably manages data in memory across data grids, enabling applications to achieve unparalleled scalability.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Unify Corp., acquired Gupta Technologies, LLC.

synopsis: Unify Corp. a global provider of development and database software, has closed the acquisition of Gupta Technologies, LLC from Halo Technology Holdings, Inc. Unify expects the combined effect of this transaction to be accretive to pro forma earnings going forward and to double Unify’s annual revenues.
buyer: Unify Corp.(UNFY:$0.00)
Unify is a global provider of application development, database and migration solutions that enable organizations to deliver modern, data-rich and cost effective applications.
target parent: Halo Technology Holdings, Inc.
target: Gupta Technologies, LLC.
Gupta Technologies is a world leader in software development and data management solutions. For true cross-platform development of Linux or MS Windows based applications, GUPTA's award-winning SQLBase and Team Developer are the answer to rapid development and cost-effective solutions.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Oracle Corporation, acquired Innobase OY Inc.

synopsis: Oracle Corporation today announced the acquisition of Finland-based Innobase OY. Innobase is the developer of discrete transactional database technology, InnoDB, that is distributed under an open source license.
buyer: Oracle Corporation(ORCL:$37,180.00)
Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software.
target: Innobase OY Inc.
Innobase is the developer of discrete transactional database technology, InnoDB, that is distributed under an open source license.
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closed 11/4/2004 via BusinessWire

Crossroads Systems Inc., acquired Teracruz, Inc.

synopsis: Crossroads Systems(R) Inc. (NASDAQ:CRDS), a leading global provider for storage networking solutions, today announced that is has purchased substantially all of the assets of Teracruz, Inc., a privately held company located in Huntsville, Alabama
buyer: Crossroads Systems Inc.(:$0.00)
Crossroads Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of Business Information Assurance solutions. Crossroads solutions serve the growing data storage, business continuity, disaster recovery, information security and business information assurance markets .
target: Teracruz, Inc.
Teracruz delivers groundbreaking application acceleration and performance management solutions that dramatically improve the effectiveness of business applications. Using a secure network appliance with the unique ability to inspect database network traffic, Teracruz addresses the source of applica
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closed 7/30/2010 via

Sybase, Inc. merged with SAP AG,

synopsis: SAP AG announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sybase, Inc. As a result of this transaction, customers will be able to better harness today's explosion of data and deliver information and insight in real time to business consumers wherever they work so they can make faster, more informed decisions.
buyer: SAP AG(SAP:$23,162.75)
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software, offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses.
target: Sybase, Inc.
Sybase is an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze and mobilize information. Sybase is recognized globally as a performance leader, proven in the most data-intensive industries and across all major systems, networks and devices.
price($mm)[EV]
$5,649 [$5,105]
rev ($mm)
$1,197
EBITDA ($mm)
$371
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.6x
announced 2/25/2010 via Market Wire

VMware Inc., will purchase FastScale and Other Software Products from EMC Corporation

synopsis: VMware, Inc. and EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for VMware to acquire certain software products and expertise from EMC's Ionix IT management business.
buyer parent:EMC Corporation
buyer: VMware Inc.(VMW:$5,017.05)
VMware is the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems. Organizations of all sizes use VMware solutions to simplify their IT, fully leverage their existing computing investments and respond faster to changing business demands.
seller: EMC Corporation(EMC:$21,713.90)
EMC Corporation is the world leader in products, services, and solutions for information management and storage. They are a trusted provider of information infrastructure.
price ($mm)
$175
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closed 3/25/2008 via PR Newswire

Emerson Electric Co, acquired Aperture Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Aperture, the leading global provider of software for managing the physical infrastructure of data centers, has announced the completion of its acquisition by Emerson, effective March 25, 2008. This follows shareholder approval of the acquisition proposal first announced on February 25, 2008.
buyer: Emerson Electric Co(EMR:$24,412.00)
Emerson is a diversified global manufacturing and technology company. We offer a wide range of products and services in the areas of process management, climate technologies, network power, storage solutions, professional tools, appliance solutions, motor technologies, and industrial automation.
target parent: Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc.
target: Aperture Technologies, Inc.
Aperture is the leading global provider of software for managing the physical infrastructure of data centers. Aperture's solutions reduce operational risk and improve efficiency through the planning and management of data center resources and real-time monitoring of the environment.
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TestPlant Limited
TestPlant is an international software business with its HQ in the City of London.The company is the maker of eggPlant, the leading software testing tool which automates the traditionally manual process of software testing and validation.
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Help-Desk-Software, LLC
Help-Desk-Software, LLC
Help Desk Premier software is a flexible helpdesk, service desk and all-purpose issue tracking tool for providing technical support to customers. The product is comprehensive, customizable and scalable, yet extremely affordable, making it the ideal solution for startups and other small companies.
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Pattern Insight Inc.
Pattern Insight Inc.
Pattern Insight brings powerful search and data mining technology to the advanced, real-time analysis of every type of engineering and IT data. Log Insight is a Big Data analytics and log management platform for analyzing large amounts of machine-generated data in real time.
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TeamQuest Corporation
TeamQuest Corporation
TeamQuest Corporation is the global leader in IT Service Optimization, specializing in Capacity Management software. TeamQuest helps IT organizations consistently meet service levels while minimizing costs and mitigating risks.
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UNICOM Systems, Inc.
UNICOM Systems, Inc.
UNICOM® Systems, Inc., a division of the UNICOM group of companies, is a global leader in providing innovative software and solutions for the enterprise computing community. UNICOM delivers collaboration, data management, data-warehousing, outsourcing, integration, communications and commerce.
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Worksoft
Worksoft
Worksoft pioneers innovative approaches to software quality testing, and is a premier provider of lifecycle automation solutions for use with SAP solutions to reduce the total cost of ownership for users.
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Micro Focus International Limited
Micro Focus International Limited
Micro Focus provides innovative software that allows companies to develop, test, deploy, assess and modernize business-critical enterprise applications.
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2013
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$413.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$172.91
EBIT ($mm)
$161.86
Net Income ($mm)
$123.16
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GemTalk Systems
GemTalk Systems
GemTalk Systems provides customer continuity and concentrates on the advancement of Smalltalk technologies. GemTalk is a products and services company, marketing proprietary infrastructure software and providing consulting and training services related to its deployment.
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OpenMake Software
OpenMake Software
OpenMake Software is the DevOps Authority, providing enterprise scale continuous integration, cloud supported distributed workflow management and dependency based software build to release control.
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Typesafe
Typesafe
Typesafe provides an easy-to-use packaging of Play Framework, Akka, Scala and developer tools via the Typesafe Platform, which is designed to meet the needs of today's most demanding software engineering projects.
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Ticker: ORCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oracle Corporation
Oracle Corporation
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software.
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2013
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$37,180.00
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$16,065.00
EBIT ($mm)
$14,402.00
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$10,925.00
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Splunk Inc.
Splunk is the leading provider of operational intelligence software used to monitor, report and analyze real-time machine data as well as terabytes of historical data–located on-premise or in the cloud. More than half of the Fortune 100 and more than 5,600 service providers use Splunk.
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2013
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$267.94
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($43.28)
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($49.21)
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WANdisco, Inc.
WANdisco, Inc.
WANdisco (Wide Area Network Distributed Computing) is a provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today’s data challenges of secure storage, scalability and availability.
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2012
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$6.03
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The Matlen Silver Group
The Matlen Silver Group
Matlen Silver, founded in 1980, is a business and technology solutions company that provides the following solutions; Business Consulting, IT Project Implementations, Recruitment Process Outsourcing and Strategic Staffing.
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Diebold Incorporated
Diebold Incorporated
Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more than 17,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in the Canton, Ohio region, USA.
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2012
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$2,991.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$219.14
EBIT ($mm)
$140.50
Net Income ($mm)
$78.45
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17000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:BUL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bull SA
Bull SA
Bull designs and develops servers and software for an open environment, integrating the most advanced technologies, and proposes a wide range of services, from system integration consulting to outsourcing.
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2013
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$1,656.90
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$85.50
EBIT ($mm)
$56.00
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$16.40
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Progress Software Corporation
Progress Software Corporation
Progress Software Corporation is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or on any Cloud, on any platform and on any device with minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership.
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2012
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$335.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$92.88
EBIT ($mm)
$61.91
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$47.44
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1395
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Simtrol, Inc
Simtrol, Inc
Simtrol, Inc. develops and sells a unique form of device control middleware that ties devices to applications using open standard interfaces. This enables companies to control, monitor, diagnose, schedule and manage devices in a powerful, uniform way.
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2009
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$0.59
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($2.50)
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($2.55)
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Crossroads Systems Inc.
Crossroads Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of Business Information Assurance solutions. Crossroads solutions serve the growing data storage, business continuity, disaster recovery, information security and business information assurance markets .
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Finite State Machine Labs, Inc
FSMLabs (Finite State Machine Labs), Inc. is a privately held, core software technology company. FSMLabs created the RTLinux and RTCore hard-real-time operating systems and we are primarily a research and development and software support company.
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Kromtech Alliance Corp
Kromtech Alliance Corp
Kromtech Alliance Corp was created for investing and developing technology projects. Both successful projects that already gained results and garage startups that require a full expert guidance during all stages of their lifecycle.
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