Thoma Bravo Acquires Keynote
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Thoma Bravo Acquires Keynote

keynote nfKeynote, a provider of Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring, has been acquired by Thoma Bravo for $395 million in cash.

Keynote is a provider of Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring. The company maintains the world’s largest on-demand performance monitoring and testing infrastructure for Web and mobile sites comprising over 7,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over 275 locations around the world that enable companies to continuously improve online and mobile performance. Keynote currently collects over 700 million mobile and Web performance measurements daily and in 2012 was recognized by Forbes as “One of the Best 100 Companies in America” with under one billion in revenue. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, CA (www.keynote.com).

“We’re thrilled to add Keynote to the Thoma Bravo family of leading infrastructure and software companies,” said Orlando Bravo, managing partner at Thoma Bravo. “Keynote is the established leader in the Internet and mobile testing and monitoring market and is currently at the forefront of a very compelling macro environment. The increasing complexity of websites combined with the proliferation of mobile devices creates new markets for the company’s enterprise business, while the shift to 4G and LTE networks continues to benefit its mobile telecom business. Thoma Bravo is excited to partner with Keynote to accelerate the growth of the company going forward.”

Thoma Bravo provides equity and strategic support to management teams building growing companies. The firm originated the concept of industry consolidation investing, which seeks to create value through the strategic use of acquisitions to accelerate business growth. Thoma Bravo currently manages approximately $4 billion of equity capital. The firm was founded in 1981 and has offices in Chicago and San Francisco (www.thomabravo.com).

© 2013 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 8-23-13

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