Rocket Software Announces Acquisition of Aldon

22 March 2011
Press Release

Emeryville, CA—March-22-2011—Rocket Software today announced that it has acquired Emeryville, California-based Aldon. Aldon is now branded as Rocket Aldon, and is a business unit of Rocket Software. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

Aldon provides application lifecycle management (ALM) for the business of IT by offering flexible ALM for complex environments, simplified ALM for complex work, and uncomplicated ALM for complete visibility and collaboration. Aldon's customer base includes over 1,300 companies worldwide, including over 70 of the Fortune 100, who use Aldon to manage their global IT business and operations processes, including application development, network operations, and services management.

Andy Youniss, President and CEO of Rocket Software, said that "Rocket is strategically expanding each of our four enterprise software and solution segments, and Aldon fits perfectly alongside our LegaSuite and BlueZone businesses in our Application Development, Integration, and Modernization segment. Aldon's strengths in application lifecycle management and expertise in the IBM i platform expand existing Rocket capabilities, which will allow us to bring more value to our customers.

"We are excited about this opportunity to join premier enterprise software leader Rocket Software, a company with shared core values and a sharp focus on delivering enterprise products and solutions," said Matt Scholl, CEO and President of Aldon. "With Rocket, we look to dramatically extend our market reach and realize the full potential of all of our technologies while protecting investments of Aldon's customers now and into the future." With this acquisition, Scholl joins Rocket as General Manager and Business Area Executive of Rocket Aldon.

about rocket software

Rocket Software is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Intelligence and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; Application Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools. Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, RSA (the security division of EMC), Fujitsu, HP Enterprise Services, Avaya, Motorola, and many others. The company is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.