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TMCNet:  Dell acquires Credant Technologies

[December 21, 2012]

Dell acquires Credant Technologies

Dec 21, 2012 (Datamonitor Financial Deals Tracker via COMTEX) -- Dell, Inc., a manufacturer of desktop PCs, servers, networking products, software and peripherals, has acquired Credant Technologies, Inc. Both the companies are based in the US.

Credant Technologies is a provider of data protection solutions to control, manage and secure data sent from endpoints to servers, storage and the cloud.

Announcement (December 18, 2012): Dell has entered into an agreement to acquire Credant.

Earlier, Credant Technologies had secured venture funding from Crescendo Venture Management, LLP., Austin Ventures, Menlo Ventures and Intel Capital.

Deal Type Acquisition Sub-Category Majority Acquisition Deal Status Completed: 2012-12-20 Deal Participants Target (Company) Credant Technologies, Inc.

Acquirer (Company) Dell, Inc.

Vendor (Company) Undisclosed Investors* Deal Rationale The acquisition will strengthen Dell's computing solutions and improves the manageability, reliability and security engineered into its enterprise computing portfolio.

Credant capabilities will complement and extend current Dell device security features to Dell Latitude, OptiPlex and Precision PCs position.

The addition of Credant strengthens Dell's security solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to protect their IT assets, comply with regulations and reduce security costs.

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