AssetMetrix Has Been Acquired by Microsoft

AssetMetrix Profile

  • AssetMetrix, a privately-held company, was the first on-demand service for IT business intelligence providing immediate and comprehensive visibility into distributed IT environments
  • The AssetMetrix solution identified performance improvement opportunities and verified policy effectiveness, maximizing current and future IT investment
  • The company was founded in 2000 and headquartered in Ottawa

Microsoft Profile

  • Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is one of the largest computing companies in the world, with 92,000 employees globally at the time of the acquisition
  • The company is dominant in the personal computing operating system and office suite, and offers a wide range of products and services across the personal, small business and enterprise ecosystem

Transaction Notes

  • The acquisition of AssetMetrix by Microsoft was announced on April 26, 2006;¬†financial terms were not disclosed
  • The AssetMetrix acquisition will enable Microsoft to deliver a more comprehensive asset and license management solution for customers of all sizes
  • Microsoft will release the AssetMetrix software library, along with the application signatures and additional reports, to existing Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 customers
  • Shea & Company served as the exclusive financial advisor to AssetMetrix on the company‚Äôs sale to Microsoft
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Shea & Company served as the exclusive financial advisor to AssetMetrix's Board of Directors and management