“I am excited about the opportunity Thoma Bravo brings to Empirix to accelerate our business strategy,” said Empirix CEO John D’Anna. “We share a common vision of bringing together a fragmented industry to provide optimal end-to-end solutions for our customers. Empirix has nearly doubled in revenue during the last five years, and by partnering with Thoma Bravo we have the additional support to capture the substantial growth potential in the market.”
Empirix designs and manufactures service assurance testing and monitoring equipment for IP-based communications networks such as Voice-over-Internet-Protocol, IP Multimedia Subsystems, next generation networks, and 4G wireless networks. Customers include communication service providers, mobile operators, banks, insurance and healthcare companies. Empirix is headquartered near Boston in Billerica, MA (www.empirix.com).
“Thoma Bravo and Empirix management have identified significant growth opportunities within the network services industry and look forward to growing the business through quality customer experiences, innovative solutions and strategic acquisitions,” said Seth Boro, managing partner at Thoma Bravo.
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).
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