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Flexera Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Snow Software, Broadening Its Portfolio for Technology Value Optimization
Flexera and Snow Software announced a definitive agreement under which Flexera intends to acquire Snow.

Worldwide IT spending could reach $5.1 trillion in 2024, according to Gartner. It is estimated that up to 32% of this spend is wasted. Together, Flexera and Snow will provide deeper visibility and greater insights into the assets, technologies, terms of licensing and usage that comprise this spend and associated risks. Flexera and Snow will offer an expanded global footprint, a powerful strategic partner network and expanded IT Asset Management (ITAM), SaaS Management and FinOps capabilities. Customers will gain precise, detailed, and dynamic views into their technology blueprint to make strategic business decisions.

Additional value for customers and partners of Snow and Flexera

"This acquisition is a big win for the customers and partners of both companies," said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Flexera.

"Flexera and Snow each have different centers of gravity in different subsegments in a broad and dynamic space," noted Ryan. "Through this acquisition, our people, portfolios and our combined strengths give customers even more choices and an expanded foundation for ITAM and FinOps. The world-class partner network, innovative technology, excellent customer base and talented employees of Snow provide great value to the marketplace. We are excited about the opportunity to grow the value we deliver to customers even further."

"The combined strengths of Flexera and Snow will help our customers realize the ongoing value of their technology investments," explained Vishal Rao, President and CEO of Snow. "At Snow, we have been focused on bringing our vision for Technology Intelligence, or the ability to understand and manage all technology, to life. This is a bold proposition, as it both addresses the challenges of today and provides a blueprint to prepare for the future. With this step, we see an incredible opportunity to accelerate Technology Intelligence while complementing Flexera's mission to help customers derive more value from their technology. Our collective efforts will create further breadth, depth and support for our customers and partners who are adapting to increasingly complex IT environments, while shouldering technical, financial, operational and innovative responsibilities for their organizations. It's going to be an exciting time, and we look forward to the next phase of our journey with Flexera."

Continued support for existing products

Flexera will continue to innovate, enhance, maintain, and support both Flexera and Snow solutions. Global partners will have even more support as Flexera will continue to work with partners of both Flexera and Snow, including those that offer hosted options.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of required regulatory approvals. Barclays, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Jefferies LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC, and UBS Investment Bank served as financial advisors to Flexera. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC served as financial advisor to Snow.

Published Tuesday, November 28, 2023 11:12 AM by David Marshall
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