BMC going private could be the right move at the right time

Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital are leading the acquisition

By , IDG News Service |  Software

BMC customers shouldn't expect any changes in the short term, but "in the long run it can only be good," he added. Still, some customers may be affected if BMC decides to streamline its portfolio and sheds underperforming products, Garbani said.

Garbani doesn't see BMC spinning off entire lines of business, however. "If you do that breakup, it's going against the grain of integrated IT management," he said.

Beauchamp declined to say whether any divestitures are in the offing. "There are no plans to do that," he said. However, BMC's custom is to review strategic scenarios each year, and that will continue as a private company, he added.

He also wouldn't speculate on whether BMC could see additional bids emerge, but said the 30-day window at least provides an opportunity "if anyone else does want to raise their hand."

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris' email address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com

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