Micro Focus acquires Borland and Compuware Quality Business

Micro Focus International plc has acquired Borland and Compuware Testing and Automated Software Quality (ASQ) Business.

Borland is a leading independent player in the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) market with a range of software solutions to enhance the management of application delivery. These solutions include Application Testing / Automated Software Quality (ASQ), Requirements Management, Software Change Management (and Source Code Management), Project Portfolio Management and Model Driven Development.

Micro Focus International is also acquiring the suite of Application Testing / Automated Software Quality (ASQ) solutions and all related sales, support and development infrastructure (together being the “Compuware Testing and ASQ Business”), from Compuware Corporation (“Compuware”) for a total gross cash consideration of US$80 million.

Stephen Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of Micro Focus said: “Micro Focus’ proposed acquisition of Borland represents the next logical stage in Micro Focus’ growth journey. Our organic performance remains strong as reflected in our trading statement also released today, and this transaction will add new scale and breadth to further develop our customer proposition, in an attractive adjacent market to our existing business. I am confident that our successful track record in effectively integrating acquisitions over the last three years equips us well to deliver value to shareholders from this transaction.”

On the Compuware Quality Products acquisition he says “Micro Focus sees significant value for customers and shareholders in this proposed transaction. Acquiring the Compuware Testing and ASQ business is a logical extension to our existing application management proposition, and we see strong growth potential in this market. Our successful track record of five effective integrations during the past three years equips us well to rapidly harness the benefits of this proposed acquisition.”

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