MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL), the mobile-centric security platform for the Everywhere Enterprise, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Ivanti, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-grade intelligent IT management and security software solutions. Ivanti today also announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pulse Secure LLC, a leading provider of Secure Access and mobile security solutions to enterprise customers.
Under the terms of the agreement, Ivanti will acquire all outstanding shares of MobileIron common stock for a total value of approximately $872 million in cash. MobileIron stockholders will receive $7.05 in cash per share, representing a 27% premium to the unaffected closing price as of September 24, 2020. MobileIron’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the transaction and believes the transaction will maximize stockholder value.
The “future of work” now means enabling a secure workforce for the “work from everywhere” world through a mobile-centric, zero trust security strategy. By bringing MobileIron and Pulse Secure into the Ivanti portfolio, organizations will be able to manage and secure users, devices, data, and access to ensure that every device in an organization is covered, while delivering a contextual personalized employee experience. The combined company will have the ability to enable and secure the Everywhere Enterprise. Additionally, customers will benefit from the expanded scale, corporate resources, service capabilities and financial flexibility that the transaction and combined hyper-automation platform will deliver. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will be led by Ivanti Chairman and CEO Jim Schaper.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Ivanti and Pulse Secure in a combination that will accelerate our ability to help organizations quickly and securely embrace the future of work, in which employees, IT infrastructures and customers are everywhere – and mobile devices provide access to everything,” added Simon Biddiscombe, CEO of MobileIron. “Bringing together our solutions will enable organizations to easily secure users, devices, data and access in the Everywhere Enterprise and we’re confident that this transaction will enable us to deliver comprehensive security for the next generation workforce, provide enhanced opportunities for our team of employees, and better serve our customer base. We’re confident this combination represents the best path forward for our stockholders and MobileIron.”
Backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. and TA Associates Management L.P., the combined company’s solutions will extend to all devices, making Ivanti the leading provider of Unified Endpoint Management (UEM), Enterprise Service Management (ESM), and Zero Trust security solutions – and the only company on the market that provides end-to-end coverage. The transaction will enable Ivanti to deliver the most comprehensive set of solutions to discover, manage, secure, and service every endpoint for the Everywhere Enterprise, in which employees, IT infrastructures and customers are everywhere — and mobile devices provide access to everything.
“By combining MobileIron and Pulse Secure with Ivanti, we are creating a leader in the large and growing Unified Endpoint Management, Security and Enterprise Service Management markets. We now have the most comprehensive set of software solutions that addresses the growing market demand for the future of work, where working from anywhere on any device type is the new normal,” said Jim Schaper, Ivanti Chairman and CEO. “With the integration of our industry knowledge and complementary product offerings, Ivanti will be well positioned to provide our expansive customer base with the critical tools needed to tackle IT challenges in the new normal. We welcome MobileIron’s and Pulse Secure’s employees, customers, and partner network to the Ivanti family, and thank Clearlake and TA Associates for their strong support in enabling these transformational transactions.”
“The Pulse Secure team is excited to join the Ivanti family in the next chapter of growth for the combined platform,” added Sudhakar Ramakrishna, CEO of Pulse Secure. “We believe that organizations looking for Unified Endpoint Management and Secure Access solutions will see the combined platform as a new, highly focused partner with the capabilities to deliver a complete, best-in-class, global solution. We appreciate Siris Capital for their phenomenal support over the past six years, which enabled us to invest in our products, people, and clients in order to achieve a wonderful outcome for shareholders and find a great home.”
- Under the terms of the agreement with MobileIron, Ivanti will acquire all outstanding shares of MobileIron common stock for a total value of approximately $872 million. MobileIron stockholders will receive $7.05 in cash per share, representing a 27% premium to the unaffected closing price as of September 24, 2020.
- MobileIron’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the deal and believes the transaction will maximize stockholder value.
- Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., BofA Securities, UBS Investment Bank, and BMO Capital Markets are providing debt financing for the acquisitions.
- The closing of the transaction is expected in late Q4, subject to approval by MobileIron stockholders and the satisfaction of regulatory and customary closing conditions.
- Barclays acted as the exclusive financial advisor to MobileIron. Morrison & Foerster LLP acted as legal advisor to MobileIron.
MobileIron is redefining enterprise security with the industry’s first mobile-centric security platform for the Everywhere Enterprise. In the Everywhere Enterprise, corporate data flows freely across devices and servers in the cloud, empowering workers to be productive anywhere they need to work. To secure access and protect data across this perimeter-less enterprise, MobileIron leverages a zero trust approach, which assumes bad actors are already in the network and secure access is determined by a “never trust, always verify” model.
MobileIron’s platform combines award-winning and industry-leading unified endpoint management (UEM) capabilities with passwordless multi-factor authentication (Zero Sign-On) and mobile threat defense (MTD) to validate the device, establish user context, verify the network, and detect and remediate threats to ensure that only authorized users, devices, apps, and services can access business resources in a “work from everywhere” world. Over 20,000 organizations, including the world’s largest financial institutions, intelligence agencies, and other highly regulated companies, have chosen MobileIron to enable a seamless and secure user experience in the Everywhere Enterprise.
Ivanti automates IT and Security Operations to discover, manage, secure and service from cloud to edge. From PCs to mobile devices, VDI, and the data center, Ivanti discovers IT assets on-premises, in cloud, and at the edge, improves IT service delivery, and reduces risk with insights and automation. The company also helps organizations leverage modern technology in the warehouse and across the supply chain to improve delivery without modifying backend systems. Ivanti is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah and has offices all over the world. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com and follow @GoIvanti.
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