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Posted January 28, 2015

CDB Software, Inc. Has Been Acquired by BMC Software

Software & Tech-Enabled Services,
Business Services
Transaction Type
Mergers & Acquisitions
Houston, Texas

HOUSTON, January 28, 2015 – GulfStar Group (“GulfStar”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of CDB Software, Inc. (“CDB” or the “Company”) by BMC Software (“BMC”). GulfStar served as the exclusive advisor to CDB throughout the transaction, which closed on January 22, 2015.

CDB is a leading provider of data management solutions for IBM DB2 z/OS. CDB provides unique and innovative mainframe utilities that enable companies to expand their DB2 system to meet business needs while controlling the overall cost of the mainframe. Founded in 1985, CDB is a privately held corporation based in Houston with offices worldwide.

BMC is a global leader in business service management (BSM) software solutions. Headquartered in Houston, BMC develops, markets and sells software used for multiple functions, including IT service management, data center automation, performance management, virtualization lifecycle management and cloud computing management.

The GulfStar team included Managing Director Scott Winship and Senior Vice President Roshan Gummattira. “The team at CDB has developed some of the most innovative data management utilities for the mainframe over the past three decades,” said Gummattira. “The addition of CDB’s solutions to BMC’s market presence will enable their customers to address the ever increasing data management challenges they face as data and transaction volumes continue to rapidly grow in the future.”

About GulfStar Group
GulfStar is a leading middle market investment bank headquartered in Houston. GulfStar specializes in providing merger and acquisition advisory services, institutional private placements of equity and debt, and general corporate finance advisory services to companies with revenues or enterprise values generally ranging from $25 million to $350 million. Since its formation in 1990, GulfStar has completed approximately 600 transactions in 32 states and 10 foreign countries across a variety of industries.

Securities offered through GulfStar Group I, Ltd. an affiliated entity, member FINRA – SIPC.

GulfStar Group
700 Louisiana Street
Suite 3800
Houston, Texas 77002


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