Mal wieder etwas aus der Gerüchteküche: BMC Software und CA (Computer Associates) sollen darüber nachdenken, zu fusionieren. Beide Anbieter sind in den vergangenen Jahren etwas (zumindest von meinem ) Radarschirm verschwunde, scheinen aber noch eine gewichtige Rolle im IT Management zu spielen:
„BMC Software Inc. and CA Inc. are reportedly considering a deal to combine the two software companies and take CA private, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.
BMC and CA are two of the largest U.S. providers of information technology management software, according to Fortune. CA is currently valued at about $15 billion.
BMC Software went private about four years ago and is currently owned by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital. CA, BMC, Bain Capital and Golden Gate did not comment on the story, Bloomberg reports.
… But CA is a powerhouse in its own right. the company generates most of its revenue from mainframe software, … combined with BMC, the pair would dominate IT management software, dictating trends in the market and how evolving companies approach software.
Until a deal is signed, however, a merger between BMC and CA is just a rumor. But the impacts on the market are far-reaching. It could be one of the biggest enterprise IT deals of 2017, the successor to the major deal between Dell and EMC in 2016. „