CA gets Wily

Management software giant Computer Associates has struck a deal to acquire enterprise application management solutions vendor Wily Technology for US$375m cash. Wily’s solutions provide real time end-to-end visibility into customer transactions.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  January 8, 2006

Management software giant Computer Associates (CA) has struck a deal to acquire enterprise application management solutions vendor Wily Technology for US$375m cash. Wily’s solutions provide real time end-to-end visibility into customer transactions. “Application management is key to enabling customers to manage IT environments from end-to-end — from applications to infrastructure — and delivering on CA’s enterprise IT management vision,” said John Swainson, CA president and CEO. “Wily is the leader in this sector and the fastest growing major company in a fast growing market. With this acquisition, CA will be the only company to address the management of applications, IT assets and users across all hardware and software, from the mainframe to the distributed environment,” he added. 260-strong Wily reckons that its solutions allow organisations to successfully manage the health and availability of their critical enterprise applications and infrastructure, giving IT managers the ability to rapidly detect and diagnose application slowdowns and failures. Wily’s sales soared 48% in 2004 and are anticipated to have to climbed a further 75% in fiscal 2005. CA expects Wily to contribute approximately US$72m in revenues to its fiscal 2007 results. Wily’s technology is currently installed in more than 450 leading enterprises and government organizations worldwide. Research house Gartner reckons that the market for application management, based on new licence sales, will exceed US$1 billion in 2007 and will hit US$1.355 billion by 2009. “Wily has defined and become the leader in this sector by focusing on customer success,” said Wily Technology CEO Dick Williams. “With CA, we can reach more organizations than ever before with our innovative technology, expert people and best practices. And, by accelerating our development and integrating our technology with CA solutions, we will be able to deliver a scope of management products unmatched by anyone else. I'm excited to be joining the CA team and for the opportunity to build a best-in-class enterprise management software company.” Wily will become part of CA’s enterprise systems management unit when the deal closes. Williams will join CA and lead the division.

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