CA's Acquisition of Orchestria
We're Seeking Input
We're writing an analysis of CA's recent acquisition of Orchestria. We'd like to hear from anyone that can help us with the following:
- Funding received by Orchestria during its history
- Orchestria's revenue and profit/loss history
- The main business problems Orchestria has faced over the last two years
- How Orchestria sought a buyer, and how the negotiations with CA proceeded
- Comparable transactions. We know about McAfee/Reconnex, Symantec/Vontu, EMC/Tablus, and Websense/PortAuthority
- Related acquisitions by CA: the prices paid, and price/revenue and price/profit multiples. We know about Netegrity and iLumin
- In hindsight, what Orchestria could have done to achieve a better price
- CA's identity and access management revenues
- Whether this is a good deal for CA
- What would have been/could be a better acquisition target for CA
- The main challenges CA will face in making the acquisition a success
- Any Orchestria technology that will be made redundant as a result of the acquisition - ie - Orchestria technology that won't be used by CA
- Any other information that's relevant!
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Thanks and hope to hear from you.
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