Reuters – Bain, Golden Gate in Lead to Buy BMC Software

A private equity group made up of Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital Corp has emerged as the lead contender to buy BMC Software Inc for more than $6.5 billion, writes Reuters. Bain and Golden Gate, which made a binding bid for the business software maker on April 22, offered more than a rival consortium of KKR & Co LP, TPG Capital LP and Thoma Bravo LLC, writes Reuters.

Reuters – Thoma Bravo, Francisco, THL Final Suitors for Merge

Private equity firms vying for Merge Healthcare are waiting for a decision from the company after the provider of medical imaging software solutions sought revised takeover offers last week, writes Reuters. Thoma Bravo LLC, Thomas H. Lee Partners LP and Francisco Partners are the buyout firms that remain in the auction.

Chicago Shop Rolls Out Exits As It Eyes Fund X

Thoma Bravo LLC announced an agreement July 19 to sell Flexera Software, a company that provides software licensing services, in a deal that promises to generate a return of close to 5x, according to Orlando Bravo (pictured), a managing partner at the Chicago-based buyout shop, sister magazine Buyouts has reported. Flexera is the third exit announced […]

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