KKR said Oct. 2 that has closed its $8.5 billion buy of BMC Software. Sellers include Bain Capital Private Equity and Golden Gate Capital together with GIC, Insight Venture Partners, and Elliott Management.
HOUSTON, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today announced the completion of the acquisition of BMC by KKR, a leading global investment firm. The company was acquired from a private investor group led by Bain Capital Private Equity and Golden Gate Capital together with GIC, Insight Venture Partners, and Elliott Management. The terms of the agreement, which was previously announcedin May 2018, were not disclosed.
“As we embark on our next chapter with KKR, BMC continues to provide our customers with transformational solutions that help them manage and optimize information technology across cloud, hybrid, on-premise, and mainframe environments,” said Peter Leav, President and Chief Executive Officer of BMC. “With KKR’s support, and the strength of BMC’s world-class team, we will continue to grow and invest in our future as we drive innovation and results, and meet the changing needs of our customers and the marketplace. BMC is well-positioned for future growth and success.”
Headquartered in Houston, BMC Software serves more than 10,000 customers worldwide, including 92% of the Forbes Global 100. Since 1980, BMC has consistently expanded its scope alongside constantly evolving IT markets to address the ever-changing needs of the global enterprise. This year, BMC was recognized as one of America’s best employers for the third consecutive year by Forbes.
About BMC BMC helps customers run and reinvent their businesses with open, scalable, and modular solutions to complex IT problems. Bringing both unmatched experience in optimization and limitless passion for innovation to technologies from mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond, BMC helps more than 10,000 customers worldwide reinvent, grow, and build for the future success of their enterprises, including 92 of the Forbes Global 100.
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About KKR KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKR_Co.