14:05 uur 02-06-2016

Vista Equity koopt Ping Identity

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ping Identity, leider in identiteitsgerichte beveiliging, heeft vandaag bekendgemaakt dat het is overgenomen door Vista Equity Partners (Vista), een toonaangevende private-equityfirma die zich richt op software-, data- en technologiebedrijven. De overname stelt Ping Identity in staat zijn groei en innovatie te versnellen door strategische aankopen en gerichte investeringen in toonaangevende, zakelijke mogelijkheden op gebied van identity-as-a-service, dat identiteit centraal stelt bij de beveiliging van een bedrijf.

“Dit is een geweldige dag voor Ping Identity, want de investering bevestigt wat wij hebben opgebouwd: een toonaangevend platform voor gebruikersbeheer”, zei Andre Durand, ceo van Ping Identity. “Ondernemingen eisen een partner die iedere technologie en ieder cloudplatform effectief kan integreren voor veilige toegang voor gebruikers. Met Vista kunnen we onze visie van een grenzeloze, via identiteit beveiligde wereld sneller verwezenlijken. Het team van Ping is blij met de nieuwe fase van Ping Identity en zijn bredere bereik op nieuwe markten.”



Vista Equity Partners to Acquire Ping Identity


DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ping Identity, the leader in Identity Defined Security, today announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading private equity firm focused on software, data and technology-enabled businesses. The acquisition will allow Ping Identity to accelerate growth and innovation through strategic acquisitions and focused investment in its leading enterprise Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) capabilities, which places identity at the core of enterprise security.

“This is a great day for Ping Identity, as the investment validates what we’ve built: the leading Identity and Access Management platform,” said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity. “Enterprises require a partner who can effectively integrate every technology stack and cloud platform to provide secure access for their users. With Vista, we can now accelerate our vision of creating a borderless world secured through identity. The Ping team is excited to begin this next phase for Ping Identity and to broaden its reach into new markets.”

Ping Identity joins Vista with strong customer growth and business momentum. The company’s annual recurring revenue (ARR) grew by more than 40 percent in 2015, and ARR is expected to reach more than $100 million in 2016. Ping Identity leads a new era of identity management by ensuring secure access to the digital enterprise, seamlessly connecting all users – employees, partners and customers – to all applications, whether mobile, cloud or legacy. More than 1,500 of the world’s most demanding enterprises, including over half of the Fortune 100, trust the Ping Identity Platform to accelerate their move to the cloud, deliver a rich customer experience and quickly onboard partners as part of their digital transformation.

“Identity is the new strategic imperative for winning in the digital economy. With the Internet of Everything upon us, it is more important than ever to protect and secure access to any application through identity,” said Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Vista. “Vista recognizes the power of Ping’s platform and the strength of Ping’s business model, and we’re looking forward to working with Andre to support Ping’s growth in the dynamic and strategic field of identity management.”

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of this year. Financial terms have not been disclosed.

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About Ping Identity | The Identity Defined Security Company

Ping Identity is the leader in Identity Defined Security for the borderless enterprise, allowing employees, customers and partners access to the applications they need. Protecting over one billion identities worldwide, the company ensures the right people access the right things, securely and seamlessly. More than half of the Fortune 100, including Boeing, Cisco, Disney, GE, Kraft Foods, TIAA-CREF and Walgreens, trust Ping Identity to solve modern enterprise security challenges created by their use of cloud, mobile, APIs and IoT. Visit www.pingidentity.com.

About Vista Equity Partners

Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in Austin, Chicago and San Francisco, with more than $24 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data and technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies realizing their full potential. Vista’s investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity in private equity investing. For more information, please visitwww.vistaequitypartners.com.

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