Informatica Corporation, the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition by a company controlled by the Permira funds and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Additionally Informatica announced that Microsoft Corporation and Salesforce Ventures have agreed to become strategic investors in the company alongside the Permira funds and CPPIB. The acquisition is valued at approximately $5.3 billion, with Informatica stockholders receiving $48.75 in cash per share. Informatica's stock will cease trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol INFA effective today.
Informatica today also announced leadership changes. Sohaib Abbasi, chairman and former chief executive officer, will continue to serve as chairman of Informatica. Anil Chakravarthy, chief product officer, will now serve as the acting chief executive officer of Informatica, effective immediately. Bruce Chizen, former chief executive officer of Adobe, has joined Informatica as a board member and as a special advisor to Informatica.
"The Informatica goal remains to grow into a multi-billion dollar leader in all things data. Now as a private company, with a long view measured in years, not quarters, we will have more flexibility and more time to implement our transformative innovation roadmap and to evolve our business model," said Sohaib Abbasi, chairman, Informatica. "To lead this exciting next phase, I am pleased that Anil Chakravarthy is assuming his new role of acting CEO. It is my distinct honor to also welcome Bruce Chizen, former CEO of Adobe, to Informatica both as a board member and as a special advisor. I have every expectation that the best years for Informatica are yet to come."
"It is a privilege to lead the world-class Informatica team in this promising new phase of growth as a private company," said Anil Chakravarthy, acting chief executive officer, Informatica. "Our transformative innovation roadmap includes four distinct billion-dollar opportunities: cloud integration, next generation big data integration, MDM solutions and data security. And living our customer-first culture, we will evolve our business model to match customers' preferences for pay-for-use subscription offerings."
"Informatica is a billion-dollar category leader with an outstanding record of innovation, customer success and financial growth under Sohaib's leadership," said Brian Ruder, a Permira Partner and Co-Head of the firm's Technology team. "As a testament to the strength and promise of Informatica's business, we are thrilled to welcome Microsoft and Salesforce Ventures as investors and are excited to support Informatica as it consolidates its position as one of the top software companies globally."
"We are very impressed by the long-term track record of success and product leadership that Informatica has achieved with Sohaib's guidance over the past 11 years," said Mark Jenkins, Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Private Investments, CPPIB. "We look forward to working with management, including Anil as acting CEO, to support the Company in its vision to become a multi-billion dollar leader in the broader data integration space."