Progress Software Corporation has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Telerik AD for $262.5 million. Telerik enables its 1.4 million strong developer community to create compelling user experiences across cloud, web, mobile and desktop applications.
Telerik is the supplier of the TeamPulse Agile project management tool that allows you to use Scrum, Kanban or your own process. Telerik’s revenue for the last twelve months was over $60 million, with annual bookings growth of over 20%. The combination of Progress and Telerik will create a comprehensive cloud and on-premise platform offering that enables developers to rapidly create beautiful applications driven by data for any device or cloud. The combined offering will enable developers to create highly personalized user experiences, powerful applications and connections to multiple data sources without being limited by cloud or device.
“User experience is defining the way application software is being selected. Telerik’s strength is in helping developers create elegant, custom user interfaces for their cloud, web-based and on-premise applications,” said Phil Pead, Progress CEO. “Building applications today is truly complex. Developers also must deal with security, scaling, massive amounts of data and the ability to deploy on a large number of different devices. Together, Progress and Telerik can help to solve these issues so that developers can focus on building software that solves business problems.”