Software company Compuware Corp., Detroit, has agreed to acquire privately held Gomez, a Lexington, Mass.-based company that specializes in Web application management, for $295 million in cash. The deal is expected to close in November.
In a joint news release, both companies said Gomez employs about 272 people, and “substantially all,” including the company's leadership team, will remain with Compuware after the deal closes.
“Compuware's financial strength, its R&D horsepower, and its geographic reach will benefit both our employees and our customers,” Richard Brekka, chairman of the board for Gomez, said in the release.
Compuware provides applications for hospitals; earlier this year, the company announced it would work with the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems on a Web site devoted to health information technology “meaningful use.” At the time, a Compuware spokeswoman said the company would fund the site—meaningfuluse.org—while AMDIS would own and manage the content.