Arik Hesseldahl

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Investor Group Offers $6.9 Billion to Take BMC Private

Software company BMC has agreed to be acquired by a group of four private equity firms. Together, Bain Capital, Golden Gate Capital, GIC Special Investments and Insight Venture Partners have offered to take BMC private at $46.25 a share, a deal that values the company at $6.9 billion, which amounts to a premium of less than 2 percent over BMC’s closing share price on Friday.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik