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Anaplan Acquired by Thoma Bravo for $10.7 Billion

This later bought Riverbed in 2015 and Barracuda Networks in 2017

Anaplan, Inc., provider of a cloud-native platform for orchestrating business performance, entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, LLC., a software investment firm, for $66.00 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $10.7 billion.

The offer represents a premium of approximately 46% to the volume weighted average price of Anaplan stock for the 5 days ending March 18, 2022. Upon completion of the transaction, Anaplan will become a privately held company.

We are thrilled to partner with Thoma Bravo to build on the strength of our innovative platform and capitalize on the massive opportunity and incredible demand we are seeing,” said Frank Calderoni, chairman and CEO. “This is a clear validation of our team’s outstanding work and the start of an exciting new chapter for Anaplan, our customers, and our partner ecosystem. We are confident that Thoma Bravo’s resources and insights will help us accelerate and scale our growth strategy.

Anaplan is a clear leader in connected planning, solving critical business priorities for the world’s largest enterprises as they implement strategic and complex digital transformations,” said Holden Spaht, managing partner, Thoma Bravo. “We have followed Anaplan for years and have seen the incredible value they bring customers through their best-in-class planning platform. We look forward to leveraging Thoma Bravo’s extensive operational and investment expertise in enterprise software to support Anaplan in its future growth.”

Anaplan has built a tremendously successful business through product innovation and a rigorous approach to delivering value for their customers and partner ecosystem,” said Tara Gadgil, partner, Thoma Bravo. “We look forward to working closely with Anaplan’s talented and experienced team to continue delivering cloud-native SaaS solutions at scale.

Thoma Bravo will use its experience supporting growing software franchises, as well as its financial and operational resources, to accelerate Anaplan’s strategy. Anaplan’s platform, time to value, and brand reputation will be priorities for Thoma Bravo. The intention is to attract and retain customers, employees, and partners to continue leading the large and expanding connected planning segment.

Transaction Details
The transaction, which was unanimously approved by the Anaplan board of directors, is expected to close in 1H22 subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by Anaplan stockholders and regulatory approval. Upon completion of the transaction, Anaplan’s common stock will no longer be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Qatalyst Partners are acting as financial advisors and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP are serving as legal advisors to Anaplan. Kirkland and Ellis LLP is serving as legal counsel to Thoma Bravo. Financing for the transaction is being provided by Owl Rock Capital, Blackstone Credit, Golub Capital and Apollo Global Management through their respective managed funds.

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