BMC Software said Monday that it intends to purchase BladeLogic, a maker of data center automation software, for US$28 per share in cash, or about $800 million.

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The company characterized BladeLogic as “the fastest growing company in the fastest growing segment of IT management software” in a statement.

BladeLogic’s board of directors has unanimously recommended that the company’s stockholders accept BMC’s offer, which will occur within the next 10 days, according to a statement.

BMC said the pending purchase will fit into its “business service management” portfolio. The two companies have already worked together to integrate their products, according to BMC.

This would be the latest in a string of recent acquisitions by BMC, which include ProActiveNet, maker of an IT “early warning system,” and RealOps, a company specializing in runbook automation software.



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