After dating, InfoVista marries the girl from Ipanema

Contact: Brenon Daly

Announcing its third – and largest – acquisition since its take-private in 2011, InfoVista has paid an undisclosed amount for Ipanema Technologies. The deal between the two France-based companies, which had an existing technology partnership, extends InfoVista’s core network performance management to the applications that run on them. Founded in 1999, Ipanema is primarily known for its WAN optimization offering.

The purchase also brings InfoVista, which does virtually all of its sales directly, Ipanema’s sales channel. Ipanema goes to market primarily through more than 50 partners, including many of the large Western European communication service providers such as Telefónica and BT. Altogether, it serves some 750 enterprise customers. (Subscribers to 451 Research’s M&A KnowledgeBase can see our estimate for Ipanema’s revenue here.) We’ll have a full report on this transaction in tomorrow’s 451 Market Insight.

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