“Software applications are changing the world, disrupting established business models and bringing in completely new experiences in areas from travel to banking. In order to compete, businesses need to develop high quality software quickly and reliably,” said Mike Gregoire, Chief Executive Officer, CA Technologies. “Rally is a leading provider of Agile development software and services, with offerings that complement and expand CA’s strengths in the areas of DevOps and Management Cloud. Every developer dreams of creating truly transformative software that responds to a business challenge extremely quickly. Joining forces with Rally makes this dream a possibility for millions of developers worldwide, and in turn opens up the possibility of a whole new range of experiences driven by software. At the end of the day, this deal is about enabling speed and flexibility, about how we can make the most demanding enterprises truly agile.”
With users in more than 135 countries and nearly every industry, Rally works with some of the world’s largest and most respected brands, including over 35 of the Fortune 100. These customers depend on Rally’s award-winning, cloud-based Agile development platform and the industry’s most experienced transformation consultants and Agile coaches.
The acquisition of Rally is a significant milestone in CA’s strategy to help customers thrive in the application economy, in which software applications are ubiquitous - driving every facet of business in every part of the world.
Tim Miller, Rally’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer added, “In a world driven by software, the powerful combination of Rally and CA will help our combined customers to better navigate changing markets, improve performance and deliver value faster - while accelerating the pace of disruption and developing a competitive advantage through technology. CA and Rally have more than four years of history working together, and we are thrilled to be taking this next step in our relationship to deliver unique value to both CA and Rally customers.”
Leading industry analysts firms like Forrester1 and IDC say that the Agile methodology is a major trend in developing software.
According to Forrester, sixty-nine percent of respondents out of 560 surveyed decision-makers of the annual Forrester Forrsights Software Survey1 have interest, plan to implement, or have already implemented Agile for their custom development. Sixty-three percent of respondents of the same survey answered similarly for packaged software development and maintenance.
Market intelligence firm IDC expects strong growth for Agile ALM software. In an analysis2 of the Agile application life-cycle management market, it reports that worldwide Agile application life-cycle management software revenue in 2012 reached $211.9 million, and, with a forecasted compound annual growth rate of 39%, will reach $1.1 billion by 2017.
1Forrester Research, Inc., 2014 Market Overview: Agile Development Service Providers, December 2014
2IDC’s Worldwide Agile Application Life-Cycle Management Software 2014–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares: Quick Access Drives Adoption and Business Agility, May 2014
Additional prepared remarks on the acquisition can be found at http://ca.com/invest.
Qatalyst Partners acted as financial advisor to CA Technologies and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati acted as legal counsel. Deutsche Bank served as financial advisor to Rally Software Development Corp. and Cooley LLP served as legal counsel.
About Rally Software Development Corp.
Rally Software Development Corp. (NYSE: RALY) is a leading global provider of enterprise-class software and services solutions that drive agility. Companies use Rally's solutions to accelerate the pace of innovation, improve performance, and respond effectively to evolving competitive markets and customer needs. Rally SaaS platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by aligning software development and strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, and increasing transparency. Rally consulting and training services apply Agile and Lean approaches to help organizations innovate, lead, adapt, and deliver. Learn more at http://www.rallydev.com.
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Under the terms of the agreement between CA and Rally described herein, a subsidiary of CA will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rally for $19.50 per share, net to seller in cash. CA’s obligation to accept and pay for any Rally shares tendered pursuant to the foregoing offer will be subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of a majority of the outstanding shares of Rally pursuant to the tender offer (excluding any shares tendered pursuant to guaranteed delivery procedures) and expiration of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. The tender offer for the outstanding shares of Rally described herein has not yet commenced. This communication is provided for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities of Rally pursuant to the tender offer by CA or otherwise. Any offers to purchase or solicitations of offers to sell will be made only pursuant to the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO (including the offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and other documents relating to the tender offer) which will be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) by CA. In addition, Rally will file with the SEC a Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the tender offer described herein. Rally’s stockholders are advised to read these documents, any amendments to these documents and any other documents relating to the tender offer that are filed with the SEC carefully and in their entirety prior to making any decision with respect to CA’s tender offer because they will contain important information, including the terms and conditions of the tender offer. Rally’s stockholders may obtain copies of these documents (when they become available) for free at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.