One Day After VMWare IPO, Citrix Buys Into Virtualization
from the coincidence? dept
We’re sure the timing of this is a total coincidence, but just one day after EMC subsidiary VMWare skyrocketed in its market debut, software maker Citrix systems has announced the purchase of Xensource, a privately held maker of virtualization technology. It’s hard to say whether Citrix got a good price on the $500 million deal, but considering the timing, you have to figure that Xensource was able to attract quite the premium. As Paul Kedrosky noted yesterday, the VMWare IPO seemed likely to spur the hunt for more such deals. Who knew things would get kicked off so quickly?