Veritas Acquires KVS: In Retrospect

Webcast to be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., and 5:30 p.m. Central European. One hour.

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In September 2004, Veritas Software purchased KVS for its email archiving product, Enterprise Vault. Veritas merged with Symantec, and thus the product is now Symantec’s Enterprise Vault, the market-leading archiving software.

In this webcast, we discuss the Veritas/KVS acquisition with:

  • Nigel Dutt, the founder and chief technologist of KVS
  • Mike Hedger, KVS’s CEO
  • J.R. Ahn, Director of Corporate Development at Veritas

Topics include:

  • KVS's history
  • KVS's motivations for being acquired
  • Veritas' motivations for the acquisition
  • How the negotiations took place
  • Terms of the transaction
  • What went well
  • What was more difficult than anticipated
  • Lessons learned

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  • David Ferris, Senior Analyst, Ferris Research. A technology analyst since 1991, David got into computer science research at Stanford University while working on a Ph.D. in philosophy. He wrote the first syndicated column in the computer industry and has since written hundreds of articles and bulletins and co-authored three books. Initially focusing on messaging technologies, David recently expanded his areas of knowledge to include compliance, archiving, content control, e-discovery, and data leak protection. He is frequently quoted in the technology and business press.
  • Mike Stackpoole, Financing and M&A Analyst, Ferris Research. Mike has been involved in business sales and acquisitions for over 20 years. He assists companies making an acquisition or sale, beginning with initial strategic considerations, identifying potential purchasers or buy targets, and helping throughout the ensuing process, including negotiations, due diligence, and legal aspects. Mike is a U.K. Chartered Accountant (CPA equivalent). After business school he worked with KPMG and PWC. For the past 15 years, he has been a partner in a boutique corporate finance advisor firm.
  • Nigel Dutt, the founder and chief technologist of KVS.
  • Mike Hedger, KVS CEO.
  • J.R. Ahn, Director of Corporate Development, Veritas.

Who Should Attend?

This event is suitable for:

  • Vendor management and business development staff
  • Venture, angel, and institutional investors
  • IT professionals interested in emerging technology
  • Vendor product managers interested in emerging technology

How to Attend

To register for this webcast, click here. There is no charge to attend.

One Comment

  1. Thomas Madsen
    Posted June 3, 2009 at 5:23 PM | Permalink

    Would like to attend..


  2. Posted June 3, 2009 at 5:29 PM | Permalink

    Thomas, to attend, please register for the webcast by clicking the link above. There is no charge.

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