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Informatica goes private in US$5.3B buyout

Katherine Noyes | April 8, 2015
Back in 2010 there was a round of widespread speculation that Oracle was about to snap up Informatica, but -- like so many such rumors -- it never came to pass. Now, Informatica is getting purchased by someone else.

The deal is a good offer, said Ray Wang, founder and principal analyst with Constellation Research.

But he does have one reservation: "When you are owned by a European private-equity firm and competing with west coast VCs, the company is at a disadvantage," he said.

In particular, European private-equity firms "like to use drip financing, often don't allow companies to grow as fast as their potential and force profits over long-term expansion," Wang said.


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