SunGard to Acquire Inflow, Inc.
Denver, CO -- (Business Wire) -- SunGard Availability Services, an operating group of SunGard (NYSE: SDS), announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Denver-based Inflow, Inc. The acquisition shall be in the form of a merger with Inflow, Inc. The acquisition is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2005. There will be limited operational changes as Inflow's team, known for their superior service delivery, will continue its Denver network operations center and IDC operations in its existing 14 datacenters.
SunGard Availability Services is a leading provider of information availability services with more than 10,000 clients predominantly in North America and Europe. SunGard manages over three million square feet of hardened facilities and offers a complete range of information availability services. Whether always on, dedicated high availability solutions or less time sensitive requirements, SunGard Availability Services has a complete portfolio of managed IT, business continuity and professional services to help ensure customers solutions are secure, reliable and compliant.
Art Zeile, Inflow's CEO, commented: "This merger is an excellent combination for our customers. Inflow is an application hosting and managed services company that has been moving steadily into business continuity services. SunGard is the acknowledged market leader in business continuity services and has been strengthening its managed services capabilities. The merging of these two companies will provide Inflow's customers an even larger breadth of business continuity and professional services, global operating locations, an extraordinary brand and financial depth."
"This is a remarkable time for our industry because both mission critical application transactions and data storage are growing in size and demand. Inflow is excited to be part of an industry leader to help customers manage both aspects of their business," Mr. Zeile said.
"Inflow will continue its intense focus on the customer. A shared commitment to customer satisfaction, along with Inflow's reputation for superior quality of service, process control and a complementary geographic footprint is what attracted SunGard Availability Services to Inflow," stated Mr. Zeile.
Inflow was advised in this transaction by Credit Suisse First Boston LLC and Holme, Roberts & Owen LLP.
Inflow, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Inflow is an ISO 9001:2000 certified provider currently serving more than 950 customers from its network of 14 data centers across the United States. Leveraging its expertise in application, network, and datacenter management, the company is able to deliver reliable, secure, scalable, and cost-effective outsourcing solutions.
Core services are offered within Inflow's three primary lines of business: Application and Infrastructure Management, Business Continuance/Disaster Recovery, and IT Consulting. Inflow's solutions help customers increase revenues, decrease costs, and enhance productivity. For more information on Inflow, please visit www.inflow.com.