Micro Focus buys Borland


Micro Focus buys Borland

Cliff Saran

Mainframe tools specialist Micro Focus has acquired application development company Borland and the application testing and automated software quality business of Compuware. The combined values of these deals is $155m.

Micro Focus said the acquisitions would broaden and strengthen its product portfolio.

Stuart, McGill, CTO at Micro Focus, said, "Micro Focus gains a suite of test management and test data management. We are now moving into the software testing market."

The acquisitions fit in with the company's strategy to become an enterprise application management and modernisation company. "We have acquired five companies and this is the next step in our journey in our plans laid out in 2006," McGill said.

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