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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 2018. 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.

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. 

Geographic Reach

BMC is based in Houston, Texas and has regional offices in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.

Sales and Marketing

BMC counts more than 10,000 customers, including some 90% of the Forbes Global 100. Among its customers are Transport for London, Societe General, Ensono, Boston Scientific, and SAP. 

The company has customers in telecommunications and media, information technology, military and defense, finance, retail, education, government, healthcare, transportation, insurance, manufacturing, utilities, and oil-and-gas. 

Financial Performance

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

Strategy

BMC's pitch to customers is that it will help them manage their information technology systems even as they move to digital platforms. The company offers products and services to manage mainframe, mobile, cloud, and other computing environments.

The purchase of BMC by KKR & Co. hinted that acquisitions would be made to bolster and expand BMC's offerings, but none have been concluded since the deal was closed in 2018.

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

Company Background

BMC was launched in 1980 by Scott Boulett, John Moores, and Dan Cloer, with their initials giving the company its name. Its first product was designed to improve communications between IBM databases with connected terminals and PCs.

The company was taken private in 2013 when it was bought by private equity firms Bain Capital, Golden Gate Capital and several other firms. They cashed out when KKR & Co., another private equity firm, bought BMC. 

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