VMware buys two software firms in separate deals totaling $5 billion
(Reuters) – VMware Inc said on Thursday that it would buy Pivotal Software Inc, a maker of software development and management tools, in a deal valued at $2.7 billion.
Separately, it also said it would purchase software firm Carbon Black for an enterprise value of $2.1 billion.
Dell Technologies Inc is the controlling stockholder for VMware and Pivotal Software.
VMware’s deal for Carbon Black will be an all cash transaction for $26 per share, the company said in a statement.
The Pivotal deal is for a blended price per share of $11.71.
Reporting by Tamara Mathias in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr