Rocket Software acquires OpenText’s app modernization business

On May 1, Rocket Software, Inc. announced that it has expanded upon its position as a partner of choice empowering the world’s leading businesses on their modernization journeys. Closing the acquisition of the Application Modernization and Connectivity (AMC) business of OpenText, formerly part of Micro Focus, Rocket Software now offers customers modernization software solutions spanning the mainframe to the cloud.

With a total purchase price of $2.275 billion, before taxes, fees and other adjustments, the deal increases the company’s revenue by over 60% and expands its customer base to more than 12,500 companies and network to more than 750 partners worldwide. In addition, the company welcomes more than 770 new software engineers, go-to-market professionals and other supporting team members and is hiring hundreds of additional Rocketeers to complement its existing team.

“Rocket Software’s customers are global market leaders that are constantly setting new benchmarks for excellence and innovation in their industries that we are proud to power and advance,” said Milan Shetti, president and CEO of Rocket Software. “The acquisition of the OpenText AMC business is a significant milestone that sets a similar new standard for modernization innovation and excellence at Rocket Software and greatly accelerates our strategic growth and market penetration. We now have the solutions, resources and expertise to tackle modernization challenges at scale, and the continued flexibility, winning culture, proven partnerships and growth mindset necessary to help our customers win today and well into the future.”

Rocket Software will integrate and continue to develop AMC products to enhance its portfolio, helping customers stay competitive and leverage their data, applications and infrastructure regardless of their modernization strategy. In addition to several complementary Host Connectivity, Application Development and CORBA solutions, Rocket Software will also offer COBOL and Enterprise Suite, market leading technologies that allow companies the ability to run COBOL and PL/I applications on distributed or cloud servers.

These added capabilities expand the mainframe modernization approaches that Rocket Software can deliver, enabling choice and allowing customers to run workloads wherever it makes sense for their business. This breadth, and the ability to integrate the various approaches, allows customers to seamlessly connect any combination of solutions across the modernization continuum.

Source: Rocket Software

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