16 Oct 2012
With pretty much every half-decent cloud or software company quickly Hoovered up by Oracle, SAP or Microsoft, it’s perhaps a surprise that low-profile storage management software vendor BMC Software is still around.
But perhaps not for too much longer. According to reports, the world’s 20th largest software firm has been put on the block following a campaign led by “activist” shareholder Elliott Management – a hedge fund run by Paul Singer.
Potential suitors include IBM, Oracle and Dell – but not HP, which has probably had its fill of software vendors after its $10.3bn (£6.4bn) Autonomy acquisition.