Monday, November 07, 2005

Infor does it again - Geaccckkkk!!

Get out your org chart software - here's another one of those complex third-party deals where a private equity group (Golden Gate Capital) affiliated with a software vendor (Infor) takes out a competitor (Geac) for a big chunk of money ($1 billion), and then shuffles the company's customers under the umbrella of the other vendor. In this case, it's serial acquirer Infor taking a play out of the SSA playbook. Read more here.

1 comment:

  1. Your comparison of infor's strategy with that of ssa is inaccurate. Golden gate is the boneyard for software companies. All of SSA's acquistions have been dictated by a well defined product strategy not financial arbitrage. Golden gate now more resmbles a frankenstein's monster than a software comany. Revenues and debt both over $1 bliion!
    Geaccck has no product that of ssa is