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Compuware to acquire Gomez for $295 million

Compuware is acquiring Web testing and monitoring provider Gomez for $295 million. The deal is expected to close in November. Gomez recently explored the possibility of an IPO, but will instead join the Detroit-based services and software provider.

Lexington, Mass-based Gomez delivers on-demand testing and management for Web applications and Web site performance monitoring to its customers through its Software-as-a-Service offering. Gomez also offers Web performance consulting.

The combined offerings of Gomez and Compuware are intended to provide unified application performance management, according to a press release.

Compuware in May sold its automated software quality and testing business to Micro Focus for $80 million. Compuware reports that the Gomez products are directed at a broader range of customers than the products it sold to Micro Focus.

Compuware plans to retain the Gomez brand and personnel. The two companies currently share some of the world’s largest Web companies, including Google, Yahoo, and Amazon.

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