I’m pleased to announce that Appcelerator has been acquired by Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA), a global software company with more than 11,000 public- and private-sector customers in 100 countries.
There are three major reasons we’re excited about this deal:
- Axway is as passionate as we are about helping people build great mobile experiences. The word ‘mobile’ has really become shorthand for the need to build excellent experiences across a range of devices—the full digital spectrum. And this means unleashing backend data and services so devs can innovate. Axway’s software is trusted by some of the largest brands in the world, and their API suite is the perfect complement to Arrow. Together we’ll help to drive a world fast converging around APIs and microservices.
- Axway loves Appcelerator, and the Appcelerator community. There are lots of “flavors” of acquisitions, and not all of them care about preserving the acquired company’s culture, technologies, or team. Axway does. Not only are they keeping our offices and our entire staff, but they’re looking to expand investments in the areas most important to our customers and our developers. In doing a deal like this, we were seeking a win for employees, customers, partners, and our dev community, all. I’m thrilled to report that Axway’s commitment matches our own.
We’ll have plenty more details in the coming weeks and months. Just know that if you’re an Appcelerator user today, all of this is terrific news. The effect of this deal will be to put even greater product innovations into your hands, faster. And if you’re an Axway customer, we can’t wait to get better acquainted!
Are the founders staying with the company?
Absolutely! Both Nolan and I—along with our entire management team and staff—are excited to see what we can do as part of the broader Axway team. I will be reporting directly to Jean-Marc, CEO of Axway.
I’m a customer—does my support change?
Nothing changes for the moment. Over time, we expect our joined customer bases to benefit from a single point of contact and expanded support offerings made possible by a company of Axway’s scale.
Will pricing change on any products?
As a SaaS company, we’re always fine-tuning our offerings and pricing model, but we don’t anticipate any near-term price or licensing changes as a result of this transaction.
Will any products be discontinued, or versions phased out?
Axway and Appcelerator products are entirely complementary. No products or versions are being discontinued or phased out from either the Axway or Appcelerator portfolios as a result of the acquisition. On the contrary, there will be renewed investment in some key areas.