Private Equity Behemoths To Buy SolarWinds for $4.5B, Sending Stock Skyrocketing
Silver Lake and Thoma Bravo plan to purchase IT infrastructure management vendor SolarWinds for $4.5 billion, upping the investment around cloud, hybrid and MSP environments.
Sirius On The Prowl For Acquisitions As Kelso Preps To Buy Majority Stake
IBM mainstay Sirius Computer Solutions plans to double down on mergers and acquisitions after a planned injection of capital from private equity giant Kelso & Co.
Tripwire To Be Acquired By Thoma Bravo, Will Add Cloud Security Service
by Stefanie Hoffman
Tripwire signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, and is actively recruiting partners with an aggressive push into the cloud.
Blue Coat To Be Taken Private For $1.3 Billion
by Chad Berndtson
Blue Coat will become a private company behind a $1.3 billion acquisition by investors, but its channel focus won't change, says its Americas channel chief.
SonicWall Execs: Life Is Good Under Thoma Bravo
by Kevin McLaughlin
At SonicWall Peak Performance 2011, company executives are talking about the advantages of being a private company and how those will benefit channel partners.
Thoma Bravo: 10 Big Tech Bets Rattling The Market
by Robert Westervelt
Thoma Bravo's latest move is its planned $3.6 billion acquistion of Riverbed. The private investment firm has been capitalizing on enterprise IT and information security with billions of dollars in investments in a number of companies.
Private Equity Blockbuster: Riverbed To Be Acquired For $3.6 Billion
by Tom Spring and Steven Burke
The all-cash deal, the largest acquisition for enterprise-tech-focused Thoma Bravo, opens the door for Riverbed to move beyond the WAN acceleration market.
Compuware's Channel VP Says $2.5 Billion Thoma Bravo Sale A Big Boon To Partners
by Tom Spring
Compuware VP Worldwide Partners said $2.5 billion deal will unlock channel potential and juice the partner program with more investments.
Blue Coat Preps For Return To Public Market In $2.4 Billion Sale To Bain Capital
by Tom Spring
Blue Coat will be acquired by Bain Capital in a $2.4 billion deal designed to prep it for its return to the public market.