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VKernel Has Been Acquired by Quest Software

About VKernel

  • VKernel, a privately-held company, provided performance and capacity management solutions for virtual infrastructures
  • The company’s virtualization management software products simplified the previously complex tasks of predicting and identifying performance bottlenecks, improving application performance and reducing the costs of maintaining virtual environments
  • Founded in 2007, VKernel was backed by Longworth Venture Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Polaris Venture Partners

About Quest Software

  • Quest Software is a leading provider of database and infrastructure management tools and applications
  • The company’s solutions include identity management, performance management, data protection, database management, user workspace management and Windows server management
  • Founded in 1987, Quest Software is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and at the time of the acquisition had 3,900 employees

Transaction Notes

  • The acquisition of VKernel by Quest Software was announced on November 16, 2011; financial terms were not disclosed
  • Quest Software will use the VKernel acquisition to accelerate their recently rolled-out offerings in the capacity management space
  • VKernel offers the ability to manage capacity across hypervisor environments, and allows Quest to deliver performance management solutions via enterprise platforms as well as point solutions
  • Shea & Company served as the exclusive financial advisor to VKernel in the company’s sale to Quest
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