BOSTON—Carbonite Inc., a data protection company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mozy, Inc. (“Mozy”) from a subsidiary of Dell Technologies Inc. The deal expands Carbonite’s customer base and better positions Carbonite to offer its data protection platform to every segment of the market, the company said in a statement.
“We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Mozy,” said Mohamad Ali, President and CEO of Carbonite. “Carbonite’s competitive advantage is our flexible data protection platform, which serves every scenario, from backing up individual laptops to maintaining uptime for hundreds of business servers. This deal provides Mozy customers scalable options for the future and gives Carbonite a broader base to which we offer our solutions.”
The total purchase price for Mozy is $145.8 million in cash. The Company will fund the transaction with existing cash and newly secured financing commitments in the form of a $120.0 million revolving credit facility.
The credit agreement will allow the Company to borrow, as needed, for general corporate purposes, including acquisitions. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2018 and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Barclays acted as financial advisor to the Company for the acquisition of Mozy. Stifel also acted as an advisor.