OpenText™, “The Information Company,” announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Carbonite, Inc., provider of cloud-based subscription data protection, backup, disaster recovery and end-point security to small and medium-sized businesses and consumers.
“Cloud platforms and secured, smart end-points are essential Information Management technologies as businesses transform into Industry 4.0,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText CEO & CTO. “This acquisition will further strengthen OpenText as a leader in cloud platforms, complete end-point security and protection, and will open a new route to connect with customers, through Carbonite’s marquee SMB/prosumer channel and products. We are very excited about the opportunities that Carbonite will bring, and I look forward to welcoming our new customers, partners, and employees to OpenText.”
“We entered Fiscal 2020 with a solid balance sheet and we are off to a strong start with the announced acquisition of Carbonite as part of our Total Growth strategy,” added OpenText EVP & CFO, Madhu Ranganathan. “We are excited by the opportunity to bring forth exceptional leadership in operational execution and integration capabilities to Carbonite. Once integrated, we expect to increase our annual recurring revenues, deliver strong cloud growth, and expand cloud margins and adjusted EBITDA. The resulting growth in cash flows will enable us to maintain a healthy balance sheet, deliver strong earnings, and continue to deliver consistent growth in dividends to shareholders.”
OpenText CEO & CTO, Mark J. Barrenechea and OpenText EVP, CFO Madhu Ranganathan will host a conference call today at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss today’s announcement. Conference call details are included further below.
The acquisition of Carbonite is expected to extend OpenText’s leadership in the Enterprise Information Management (EIM) market by complementing OpenText’s security offerings in data loss prevention, digital forensics, endpoint detection and response with the addition of Carbonite’s data protection and end-point security solutions. The acquisition also adds significantly to OpenText’s Cloud business and further complements OpenText’s routes to market, a strong enterprise customer base in the Global10K, enhanced SMB and prosumer markets.