BMC Software, Inc, (NASDAQ:BMC) has been acquired by a private investor group for roughly $6.6 billion in cash. Based in Houston, Texas, BMC is known for creating system management software for businesses. The deal is based on $46.25 per share, which is less than 2% above the company’s closing stock price of $45.42.
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Persado is a data marketing service that specializes in “Marketing Persuasion Technology.” Persado can help advertisers compose better messaging services that they believe will return greater value. Persado has raised $15 million in a round of funding led by Bain Capital Ventures.
SevOne is an IT management company based in Wilmington, Delaware that uses P2P technology to manage a customer’s infrastructure. The company has raised around $150 million form Bain Capital to scale their IT management software and prepare for an IPO. The company is focused on growing their customer base especially in the mid-market.
ScaleBase is is a database virtualization company that helps keep next generation apps and business-critical databases up and running. ScaleBase has recently raised $10.5 million in Series B funding from Bain Capital, Ascent Venture Partners, and Cedar Fund.
Yesterday there was a rumor floating around that Color was shutting down. As of last night, there was another rumor floating around that Apple was going to buy Color in the “high double-digits millions.” What is really going on is that Apple is hiring Color’s engineering team of roughly 20 people through an “acqhire” deal. Apple is paying between $2 and $5 million according to sources with AllThingsD.
Bain Capital is acquiring the call center unit of European telecommunications company Telefónica for 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion). Atento is the name of their call center business. This is Bain’s second major deal this week. Bain Capital acquired hand and power tools company Apex Tool Group for $1.6 billion.
Gawker.com published almost 1,000 pages of Bain Capital’s confidential financial records including audits that reveals that Bain employed a potentially illegal tax dodge that is currently under investigation by the New York attorney general. Bain Capital e-mailed Gawker, but it turns out that it was not about the confidential financial records. Bain actually had an interest in exploring an investment opportunity in Gawker Media.