Infoblox Receives Significant Investment From Warburg Pincus

By Noah Long ● September 11, 2020
  • Infoblox — a leader in Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services — announced that it has secured a significant investment from Warburg Pincus

Infoblox — a leader in Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services — announced that it has secured a significant investment from Warburg Pincus. Vista Equity Partners — a leading investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, which acquired Infoblox in 2016 — will continue as an investor with Warburg Pincus and Vista equal partners.

What does Infoblox do? Infoblox is a leading provider of core networking and cybersecurity solutions that enable enterprise IT managers, network operators, security operators and Chief Information Security Officers to optimize and secure their networks. And the investment will help Infoblox accelerate the growth of its core DDI products and continue to invest in its next-generation cloud-native BloxOne platform that simplifies networking and security services for hybrid and multi-cloud environments across the borderless enterprise.

Warburg Pincus has invested over $20 billion in technology companies since being founded and is considered one of the most active growth investors in enterprise technology and cloud-based platforms. Some of its notable technology investments include CrowdStrike, Samsara, Avalara, Ant Financial, Trax and Gojek, etc. 

Modern networks need automated solutions that are modular, flexible, scalable and able to be delivered as a service from the cloud. And since Vista acquired Infoblox in 2016, the company has invested significantly in developing its next-generation cloud-native BloxOne Platform. 

The investment in building this cloud-native architecture enables Infoblox to more quickly develop new cloud-managed applications like its BloxOne DDI and BloxOne Threat Defense solutions that can respond to the needs and handle the complexity of today’s borderless networks.

Credit Suisse had served as financial advisor and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP served as legal advisor to Warburg Pincus. And Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Qatalyst Partners served as sell-side financial advisors. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as sell-side legal advisor to Infoblox and Vista Equity Partners.

KEY QUOTES:

“The modern enterprise is becoming increasingly dispersed and the number of connected devices is growing exponentially. As a result, modern networks have become significantly more complex. This investment will further help strengthen our industry-leading DDI products while at the same time doubling down on our vision to provide cloud-managed networking and security applications that are scalable, flexible and delivered as a service on top of our BloxOne Platform. We are thrilled to have two long-term investment partners that share our vision.”

— Jesper Andersen, President and CEO of Infoblox

“We believe Infoblox is uniquely positioned with a tremendous opportunity ahead due to a variety of factors, including the proliferation of devices, shift to cloud, decentralization of enterprise networks, and adoption of modern microservices architectures.” 

— Chandler Reedy, Managing Director and Head of Late-Stage Technology Investing for Warburg Pincus

“The company provides mission-critical DDI solutions to some of the largest and most discerning global corporations across a variety of verticals. We look forward to partnering with the Infoblox and Vista teams as demand for Infoblox products and services accelerates further.”

— Cary Davis, Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Software for Warburg Pincus

“Every organization and industry is undergoing some form of digital transformation, underpinned by a secure and reliable networking infrastructure that ensures efficient and safe transfer of data and access to corporate applications and programs. Infoblox has long been the leader in providing these core networking services, and their investment in a next-generation, cloud-native platform and cloud-managed solutions ensures they will continue to be the leader for years to come. We are thrilled to partner with Warburg Pincus and to continue to work with Jesper and the Infoblox team to provide innovative and value-driving solutions to Infoblox’s IT customers.”

— Monti Saroya, Co-Head of Vista Flagship Fund and Senior Managing Director of Vista Equity Partners