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July 29, 2013updated 19 Aug 2016 9:26am

Video: CBR meets BMC before it goes private

With plans to be taken private in a $6.9bn buyout, CBR sits down with BMC to talk strategic direction and product roadmaps.

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It was announced in early May that systems and service management firm BMC is to return to private ownership in a $6.9bn buyout by a private equity consortium.

As the FT noted, "The deal signals growing interest in mature tech companies as targets for buyouts, thanks to their steady cash flow and the rock-bottom interest rates that have made financing easier." Dell is another example of course.

I met up with BMC’s Kim DeCarlis, CMO and Eric Blum, VP & CTO to find out where BMC sees itself in the market going forward. While there’s not much they could say about the buyout itself as it’s still going through a shareholder vote and so on, I did capture some of their views on BMC’s general direction.

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