Most significant tech acquisition of 2018 will unlock true value of cloud for business
IBM and Red Hat to provide open approach to cloud, featuring unprecedented security and portability across multiple clouds
IBM Changes Cloud Landscape with Red Hat Acquisition
Deal accelerates IBM's high-value business model, making IBM the #1 hybrid cloud provider in an emerging $1 trillion growth market
Acquisition will be free cash flow and gross margin accretive within 12 months, accelerate revenue growth and support a solid and growing dividend
IBM to maintain Red Hat's open source innovation legacy, scaling its vast technology portfolio and empowering its widespread developer community
Red Hat to operate as a distinct unit within IBM's Hybrid Cloud team
IBM and Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source cloud software, announced today that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $34 billion.