Perforce extends portfolio with addition of DevOps pioneer Puppet

Perforce, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams that need productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Puppet, an infrastructure automation software platform which enables users to deliver, update, monitor, and secure software across physical and virtual machines. 

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Perforce’s acquisition is backed by Francisco Partners and Clearlake Capital Group.

By increasing productivity, eliminating mistakes, enhancing security, and accelerating software delivery for DevOps teams, Puppet’s solutions support customers on their digital transformation efforts. 

Puppet was an early developer of what is now referred to as “infrastructure-as-code.” More than 40,000 organisations have benefited from Puppet’s open source and commercial solutions as the company’s infrastructure automation technology provides solutions to strengthen its customers’ security posture, compliance, and business resiliency beyond the data centre to the cloud. 

“This acquisition expands our product offering by adding new capabilities for enterprise DevOps teams to manage and secure their critical infrastructure,” said Mark Ties, CEO of Perforce. 

“With Puppet, we will be providing our customers with access to a product portfolio that enables them to drive innovation on a global scale,” added Ties.

Puppet CEO Yvonne Wassenaar expressed belief that they will be better positioned to service the breadth of DevOps needs their customers have while accelerating their own innovation to ensure customers can deliver, operate and automate their infrastructures at scale in the data centre, across clouds, and out to the edge.

The addition of Puppet builds on Perforce’s existing DevOps portfolio, allowing Perforce to continue its focus on DevOps at scale and solve some of the most difficult automation challenges in the world’s largest enterprises. 

Together, the combined company will be helping to drive innovation at its combined customer base, which includes 40 companies of the Fortune 50.

In a joint statement, Francisco Partners and Clearlake said that with this strategic acquisition, Perforce is positioned to capitalise on market tailwinds driving demand for IT infrastructure automation.