SUSE Owner Attachmate Enters into Agreement to Merge with Micro Focus

The Attachmate Group a privately-held software holding company owned by an investment group led by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Elliott Management and Thoma Bravo, has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Micro Focus. The principal holdings of the Attachmate Group are Principal holdings include SUSE, Novell, Attachmate, and NetIQ.

"This merger between the Attachmate Group and Micro Focus will result in a greater breadth of solutions, extensive global presence and significant financial strength,” said Jeff Hawn, Chairman and CEO of the Attachmate Group. “The combined company will be even better able to help customers address their business and IT challenges in light of increasing complexity, change and risk."

The Attachmate Group brands offer a broad range of complementary solutions spanning IT operations management; Linux and open source solutions; file and networking services, collaboration and endpoint management; host connectivity and legacy modernization; identity and access management and security; workload management and cloud computing; and more. 

For the announcement, go here.