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About BMC Software, Inc.

BMC Software is a prominent provider of business management software used for a variety of functions and processes. The company's software and services are used in recovery and storage management, business process integration, service management, and application and database performance management. BMC, which has served primarily larger companies, provides tools designed to manage enterprise servers, speed up and monitor databases, eliminate unplanned outages, and recover system assets. Known for its mainframe products, the company has added software for cloud and mobile computing environments. In 2018, private equity firm KKR & Co. bought BMC from Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital.

Change in Company Type

KKR & Co. acquired BMC from Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital in an all-private equity deal. In September 2013 Bain and Golden Gate led a $6.9 billion buyout that took BMC private, a deal made when BMC had fallen behind competitors in the migration to cloud-based products and services. KKR, which has investments in enterprise software firms such as Epicor and Calabrio, said it would push to accelerate BMC's growth, a strategy that could include acquisitions.

Geographic Reach

BMC Software is based in Houston, Texas and it has product manufacturing and distribution there and in Dublin, Ireland. It has had major R&D campuses in the US, India, and Israel. The company also operates a customer experience center in Pune, India.

Financial Performance

BMC Software reports that its annual revenue is about $2 billion.


While BMC Software had a strong reputation for keeping corporate computer networks humming, it had fallen behind smaller rivals in providing software and services based in cloud computing. Since going private, BMC has reallocated hundreds of millions of dollars into research-and-development and marketing initiatives on new products to help customer deal with emerging computing environments.

One result was its Digital Enterprise Management platform, which was designed to provide customers with IT services to conduct business digitally in mainframe, mobile, and cloud environments. The company followed in 2017 with Digital Workplace, a cloud-based service that offers a one place where a company's employees can get the tools and information they need to do their jobs.

BMC maintains technology alliances with such companies as Citrix, Dell, Microsoft, AP, Amazon Web Services, Qualys, Red Hat, McAfee, and Cisco. Its systems integration partners include Compuware, Accenture, SalesForce, and Wipro.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2015, BMC acquired mainframe data management company CDB Software. CDB's technology complements BMC's existing mainframe data management portfolio. The acquisition enables BMC to provide customers with utilities for DB2.

BMC Software, Inc.

2103 Citywest Blvd STE 2100
Houston, TX 77042-2857
Phone: 1 (713) 918-8800

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chairman: Robert E. Beauchamp
President and CEO: Peter A. Leav
SVP and CFO: Stephen B. Solcher
Employees (This Location): 1,464
Employees (All Locations): 6,900

Major Office Locations

Houston, TX

Other Locations

Berkeley, CA
Irvine, CA
Santa Clara, CA
Tampa, FL
Atlanta, GA
Downers Grove, IL
Lexington, MA
Needham, MA
Farmington Hills, MI
Saint Louis Park, MN
Cranford, NJ
Parsippany, NJ
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
New York, NY
Akron, OH
Conshohocken, PA
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Plano, TX
Herndon, VA
Bengaluru, India