Embarcadero Technologies, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo, has entered into an agreement to acquire the CA Erwin Data Modeling business from CA Technologies. CA ERwin is the most-used data modeling tool among data professionals, and is sold almost exclusively through more than 500 partners in over 70 countries.
According to Thoma Bravo, the acquisition of CA ERwin will make Embarcadero the world’s leading data architecture company.
“Data architecture is now the biggest part of Embarcadero’s business and represents our significant commitment to the category,” said Wayne Williams, CEO at Embarcadero Technologies. “Every aspect of IT – from application development and business intelligence to security and user experience – is defined and driven by data architecture. With the addition of CA ERwin’s strong technical team and deep data modeling expertise, Embarcadero will drive greater investment, innovation and momentum in this critical technology segment.”
Embarcadero is a provider of software used for application and database development. The company has offices in 29 countries, and over three million users worldwide. Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco (www.embarcadero.com).
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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