Application Performance Management News: BMC Going Private

Big news in the application performance management (APM) market, one of the “big four” vendors BMC will be acquired by a private investment consortium. The other big four vendors include HP, IBM, and CA, all of which to varying degrees of success have been players in the APM space. BMC’s APM solution has been designated by some analysts as a “legacy tool,” meaning they were one of the earlier iterations of APM solutions. To some, BMC has struggled to keep it’s APM product up-to-date with the capacity to deal with big technological trends such as mobile, big data, and SaaS. It will be interesting to see where BMC goes from here:

BMC has agreed to be acquired by a private investment consortium headed by Bain Capital and Golden Capital, in a deal worth about $6.9 billion. The deal, which had been rumored for some time, is expected to close later this year, BMC said Monday. However, BMC has the right to solicit better offers from third parties for the next 30 days and the acquisition is subject to shareholder approval.

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