Mergers & Acquisitions


Software AG empowers customers to innovate, differentiate and win in the digital world. That’s why we are constantly seeking to expand our portfolio of products and services through acquisitions and investments. Software AG acquires technologies and companies that complement and enhance our offerings and market position as well as enable us to enter new geographies or business areas. In the past 10 years, acquisitions have included webMethods, Inc., a market leader in integration technologies and BPM, and IDS Scheer, the market leader in process analysis and modeling.

Learn about our recent acquisitions:


Software AG has announced the acquisition of the business and technology of Complex-Event-Processing (CEP) Platform Apama. CEP allows organizations to immediately respond with timely and relevant actions related to operational, transactional and fraudulent activity- by correlating and analyzing business events across multiple data streams in real-time.

The Apama Event Processing Platform is a complete design and deployment environment for CEP applications. From graphical design tools to research and backtesting utilities, the complex event processing (CEP) platform provides analysts, developers and administrators a full lifecycle design center that is optimized for CEP solutions.

Apama is the leading provider of CEP technology to capital markets participants in trading, risk and compliance. The Apama platform offers a flexible and powerful platform for developing event driven applications as well as specific solutions for Algo Trading, FX eCommerce and Market Surveillance and Monitoring.


  • Unique graphical development tools accessible to business users. 

  • Concise, richly-featured event processing language.

  • Sophisticated analytics with native support for temporal arguments.

  • Immediate response to detected event patterns.

  • Highly scalable, patented event-driven architecture, supporting tens of thousands of scenarios.

  • Auto-generation of visually appealing and scalable user dashboards.

  • Flexible event replay for testing new event scenarios and analyzing existing ones.

  • Simultaneous processing of discreet (individual) and streaming events – with measurement & monitoring capabilities within a single engine.

  • Automated and secure packaging of EPL code.

Apama's CEP products also fuel fast data for financial services more broadly as well as ecommerce and telecommunications supporting fraud prevention, location and context-aware event processing and customer experience management.


Software AG acquires alfabet AG and strengthens market position.

CONNX Solutions

Software AG “walks the talk” by announcing the acquisition of CONNX Solutions to retain access to key Adabas & Natural SQL technology and skills over the coming decades.

Data Foundations

Software AG has acquired Data Foundations, Inc., known as a leader in Master Data Management software.

About Data Foundations, Inc.

Data Foundations provides innovative software products that enable organizations to better manage and gain greater value from their shared enterprise data, such as customer, product, employee and supplier. By developing a strategic foundational layer of accurate, consistent and shareable corporate information, companies can improve their enterprise business processes that directly impact profits and customer satisfaction. Data Foundations' Master Data Management product, OneData MDM, was recently ranked highest in an MDM Vendor Ranking Report conducted by a leading analyst firm. Used worldwide by customers for customer and counterparty data integration, product data cleansing and harmonization, reference data management (analytical MDM) and metadata management, OneData customers include Avon Products, Cargill, Chubb, General Electric, Novartis, Pepsico, WellPoint and numerous federal government agencies.

About OneData
OneData is a comprehensive, flexible Master Data Management solution. As a fully browser-based, configurable and extensible offering, OneData provides global organizations with a complete data governance and management platform that allows them to harness the value of their organizational data assets. The solution provides powerful features out of the box to create and maintain master data and hierarchies, including a business-user interface, and the ability to version, approve and deploy master data to all of their enterprise systems.


Software AG announces acquisition of Jackbe Corporation.


Software AG acquires Cloud Platform vendor LongJump.


Software AG has announced a strategic investment in Berlin-based metaquark and its mobile technology. This investment, which includes a buy-out option, secures Software AG’s access to metaquark’s innovative product AppFresh Mobile, which is an integral part of webMethods Mobile Suite under the name Mobile Administrator.

With Mobile Administrator, customers can:

  • Distribute private mobile apps and services to employees, customers and partners
  • Ensure the security of services and data delivered to mobile devices
  • Manage the increasing number of personally owned devices
  • Support the diversity of mobile platforms and devices
  • Control employee use of consumer app stores
  • Apply enterprise policies to mobile apps and devices

metaquark and Software AG have already integrated their mobile technologies and will continue to jointly develop and enhance Software AG’s webMethods Mobile Suite. With integrated metaquark technology, Software AG now offers an enterprise apps store for managing corporate-approved apps and the rapidly increasing number of mobile devices from multiple providers used by employees.

webMethods Mobile Suite fully supports Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) requirements and spans the full mobile life cycle, from developing and deploying apps to securely integrating and managing them. Leveraging the investment of existing webMethods customers, the suite can also bring existing IT services and processes to mobile devices in an efficient way.


Software AG has acquired Metismo Ltd. and will integrate its leading mobile application development technology into the webMethods integration platform. As a result, Software AG customers will be able to quickly and easily extend integrations and process interaction to virtually any mobile device, such as an Android™, Blackberry®, iPad, iPhone and Windows Phone 7.

The new Software AG product will save weeks of design time. Developers will be able to design abstracted code once, and then create native applications on multiple mobile devices simultaneously. Integrated with the popular Eclipse development framework, the product will employ a powerful abstraction layer to make development extremely easy and quick.

The resulting mobile apps will be created and deployed in native format to take full advantage of end-device features, such as GPS sensors or custom user controls. Pixel-level control of the user interface will ensure full use of each mobile device’s graphics capabilities to produce visually stunning applications.

Software AG customers will be able to leverage investments in current applications, existing data streams and automated processes to easily develop the fully automated office. They’ll be able to easily extend their business processes into the mobile space so employees, customers and trading partners can interact with enterprise systems from anywhere.


Software AG acquires my-Channels, provider of the high-performance Nirvana messaging platform. Our customers will benefit from a universal messaging platform across the Enterprise, the Cloud and to Mobile Apps.

Nirvana provides extremely fast (low latency) messaging software complementing and extending Software AG’s current integration technology. The acquisition of my-Channels will enable Software AG’s customers to leverage their enterprise applications, cloud-based applications, and mobile devices through a unique, universal messaging layer.

For many business processes, real-time data needs to be securely delivered across a growing number of channels, application frameworks and devices to remain competitive. Customers will now have the ability to stream large volumes of critical data to employees, customers and partners anywhere. This is a major step in implementing Software AG’s strategy for the in-memory management of Big Data.


Software AG is acquiring Terracotta Inc., a recognized leader in distributed caching and in-memory computing for Java, to radically improve application performance and scalability for enterprise and cloud applications.

Terracotta is the company behind some of the most widely used software for application scalability and performance, including the de facto caching standard for enterprise Java. The company’s software is deployed in more than 500,000 enterprise installations, including by the majority of the Fortune 2000.

Its product portfolio includes:

  • Enterprise Ehcache, an easy-to-deploy solution for hard-to-solve scale and throughput problems. With only two configuration changes, Enterprise Ehcache gives business-critical applications the capacity for non-disruptive, cost-efficient growth and migration to cloud environments.

  • BigMemory™, a breakthrough solution for the universal problem of garbage collection in Java applications. With a few simple configuration changes, BigMemory builds on and extends the capabilities of open-source Ehcache, the most widely used Java cache.

  • Quartz Scheduler, an enterprise-grade, commercial product that can be integrated with or used alongside virtually any Java application—from the smallest app to the largest enterprise system—to provide fast, flexible and extremely reliable job execution. 

The acquisition allows Software AG’s customers to implement significantly larger Business Process Excellence projects. That's because, with Terracotta solutions, accessing in-memory data is as much as 1,000 times faster than database access. This provides the performance and scalability needed to take full advantage of technology advancements in cloud computing, mobile computing, complex event processing and virtualization.

Mergers & acquisitions contact information:

Our M&A team is the first contact into Software AG when it comes to M&A, minority and majority investments and joint ventures, particularly for investment banks, private equity and venture capital firms.

Frederic Hanika
Senior Vice President
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions

180 Montgomery Street
Suite 1675
San Francisco CA 94101
Phone: +1-408-744-2833

Marvin Meyer
Director Mergers & Acquisitions

Uhlandstrasse 12
64297 Darmstadt
Phone: +49-6151-92-2115

Cathrin Buchholz
Office Manager M&A, AP&Q, Taxes

Uhlandstr. 12
64297 Darmstadt, Germany
Phone: +49 6151 92-1982
Fax: +49 6151 34-92-1982 

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