Infovista completes acquisition of Empirix

Infovista completes acquisition of Empirix

23 April 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Infovista has completed the acquisition of Empirix, a network and service testing provider.

Through this acquisition Infovista extends its ability to serve CSPs globally and expands the capabilities of its cloud-native, open platform which manages the entire network lifecycle. 

Specifically, it enables the digital transformation of CSPs and the acceleration of 5G deployments, while at the same time enables CSPs to deploy new revenue generating services from digital services, IoT, network slicing as well as the monetisation of data and network assets.

“The union of Infovista and Empirix gives all our clients a unique opportunity to reap the benefits of 5G, IoT and private networks, and to move fast towards a software-based and cloud-native future. By bringing network lifecycle automation to a strategic level, we provide CSPs with new ways to improve their productivity, customer experience and time-to-market,” said José Duarte (pictured), CEO of Infovista.

“With this acquisition, we also increase our presence in North America and Europe to expand our global footprint and strengthen our ability to help clients accelerate their network and business transformation.”

In addition, with Empirix, Infovista integrates KLERITY, a cloud-native solution framework for 5G and IoT monitoring, assurance and analytics, into its product portfolio.

As such, KLERITY enhances Infovista’s capabilities by adding end-to-end and highly granular visibility, analytics and troubleshooting capabilities across subscribers, devices, applications, services and networks.

“The industry is looking at 5G standalone and network slicing as the next major engines for business growth especially around IoT and private network opportunities,” said John D’Anna, CEO of Empirix.

“Empirix helps deliver the promise and full benefits of these exciting technologies with its cloud-native and automated customer experience assurance and analytics. This is the perfect time for Empirix to join Infovista, expand the market for KLERITY and take it to the next level.”

Additionally, the acquisition combines a team of over 1,000 professionals serving over 1,700 customers across more than 150 countries.

Under the terms of the deal, Thoma Bravo becomes a minority shareholder of Infovista, with Apax Partners retaining it majority stake.