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Volume 4, Number 25 -- June 27, 2007

Quest Software to Buy ScriptLogic for $90 Million

Published: June 27, 2007

by Alex Woodie

Consolidation of the software market hit the Windows tools segment last week when Quest Software, a developer of tools for managing Exchange and Active Directory implementations, announced a plan to buy ScriptLogic, which makes security auditing and patch management tools for Windows network environments.

Under the terms of the deal, Quest Software, which is based in Aliso Viejo, California, will pay $90 million for ScriptLogic, which is based in Boca Raton, Florida. Because Quest is a publicly traded company, the deal is subject to regulatory approval. Barring any unforeseen hurdles, the deal should close by the end of September.

Quest, which enjoyed $467 million in revenue last year and claims to have 50,000 customers, says the addition of ScriptLogic, its tools, and its installed base of 19,000 customers will help Quest's push into the Windows tools market, particularly among small and mid size businesses (SMBs) that use Windows.

"By adding ScriptLogic's established strength in PC life-cycle management to complement our current offerings," says Quest CEO Vinny Smith, "we are increasing our ability to meet the Windows management needs of SMB customers while at the same time extending Quest's direct sales model further with ScriptLogic's successful high-volume, indirect reseller channel approach to market."

Quest says that ScriptLogic will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest. ScriptLogic's CEO, Jason Judge, will report directly to Smith, while other members of ScriptLogic's management team will remain in place.

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