back to article BMC binned by Bain and buds, bought by investment company

Software house BMC has been bought and sold again and now might do some buying and selling of its own. The company last changed hands in 2013 when a group of private equiteers headed by Bain Capital splashed US$6.9bn to take it out of public hands and promised “to accelerate BMC's growth and strengthen its position as the best …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    where software goes to die. Puppet, Nagios et al are chewing up the market for the legacy software. Aside from CA making software harder to install, use or worse, remove, IMHO.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    KKR seems to be into buying firesale companies

    BMC , Cherwell , maybe CA - a bunch of disparate software

    Feels like they are buying the maintenance contracts and squeezing the revenue

    Next step layoffs....

  3. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    "Bain Capital "

    As in "The Bain of all mankind" ?

    Good name for someone in "Vulture capital.*"

    *Not a sister company to this esteemed organ.

  4. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge

    What's that sound?

    Ah yes, two garbage scows colliding.

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