Even if no longer a startup, Qlik is one of the tech giants in the region. So talks about it maybe being acquired are of large interest.
Bloomberg news reports that three private equity firms, Thoma Bravo, Bain Capital and Permira, have shown interest in Qlik. Qlik currently has a market cap of almost € 2.5 billion, so any deal will be a huge one.
“Qlik Technologies Inc., the $2.8 billion enterprise-software company, is working with Morgan Stanley to find potential buyers and received preliminary offers from private equity firms Thoma Bravo, Bain Capital and Permira, people with knowledge of the matter said.” Bloomberg reports.
So far all parties involved have declined to comment on it, and it is only a rumour.
Qlik has achieved a huge success with its software for analysis and visualization of large data sets. Swedish Industrial Development Fund, Industrifonden, which was an early investor in Qlik, sold its last shares in 2011 which resulted in the fund’s best deal ever, according to DI Digital.