Private Equity Grabs Macrovision Software Unit

Schachter, Ken
February 2008
Red Herring;2/14/2008, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decision of Macrovision to sell its software business to a unit of private equity firm Thoma Cressey Bravo. The cash deal, valued at about $200 million, gives TCB Macrovision's software delivery, licensing, compliance and installation products under the FLEXnet and InstallShield brands. Mark Bishof, Macrovision's executive vice president and general manager of the software unit, will become chief executive of the new stand-alone company. The deal requires approval by antitrust regulators, but not Macrovision shareholders.


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