Teachers’ Private Capital, the private investment department of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Flexera Software from Thoma Bravo, LLC, a private equity firm. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
The Chicago-based company develops comprehensive solutions – from software licensing, installation, entitlement management and delivery to software deployment and license compliance and optimisation – that play an increasingly strategic role in managing application usage at Global 2000 companies. Flexera Software’s growth has been fuelled by its ability to take advantage of emerging market opportunities such as intelligent device manufacturers’ increasing reliance on software as part of their business models, the need for enterprises to ensure continuous compliance for software licenses, and migration trends to the Cloud and virtualisation. The company has achieved significant growth in revenues and EBITDA over the past three years.
“The Flexera Software team has done an exceptional job of growing the business, defining a strategic vision and executing to become the market leader,” says Jane Rowe, Senior Vice-President, Teachers’ Private Capital. “The company has established a strong position in an attractive market segment and Teachers’ is committed to supporting Flexera Software’s continued innovation and strategic vision as it moves to the next stage of its growth.”
“Over the past few years, Flexera Software has created tremendous value for our customers and shareholders,” says Mark Bishof, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flexera Software. “The investment by both Teachers’ Private Capital and Thoma Bravo validates our past success and the future potential of our company. Having world-class investors coupled with one of the best teams in the industry enables us to focus on driving revenue and exceeding our customers’ expectations.”
“Thoma Bravo has had a tremendously successful partnership with Flexera Software since we acquired the company three years ago,” says Seth Boro, Partner at Thoma Bravo, which is retaining a minority interest in the company. “We believe the company is poised to realise the next stage in its growth and market leadership, and we are excited to be an ongoing partner in making that happen.”