Sybase to acquire Extended Systems

Software supplier Sybase has announced a $71.3m (£40.3m) deal to acquire mobile software firm Extended Systems and integrate it into its iAnywhere Solutions subsidiary.

Software supplier Sybase has announced a $71.3m (£40.3m) deal to acquire mobile software firm Extended Systems and integrate it into its iAnywhere Solutions subsidiary.

Extended Systems specialises in mobile enterprise software, database software and mobile device solutions. It has a strong presence in European and  approximately 2,500 global business customers.

John Chen, chairman, president and chief executive at Sybase, said, “The acquisition of Extended Systems is expected to enhance our portfolio of mobile middleware solutions and strengthen our geographic presence, particularly in Europe.

“This acquisition will position Sybase with a powerful, end-to-end information mobility offering that, when combined with our industry leading mobile database and mobile device management products, will enable Sybase to deliver on the benefits of the Unwired Enterprise.”

Extended Systems president and chief executive Charles Jepson said, “Extended Systems shares the Sybase vision of the unwired enterprise, and holds the same commitment to giving mobile users across the globe a true information edge. By combining our powerful technologies and global channels, Fortune500 customers worldwide will benefit from our continued innovation in mobile information management.”

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