Computer Associates International (CA) has struck an agreement to buy network service management software vendor Concord Communications for around $330 million.
CA plans to integrate Concord's eHealth software, used by enterprises, telecommunication operators, and other service providers to manage network performance and predict network capacity needs, with its own Unicenter products, CA said in a statement Thursday.
If the deal receives approval from regulators and Concord's shareholders, it should complete within three to four months. It will begin to generate profit for CA in its 2007 financial year, the company said.
Concord will become part of CA's enterprise systems management business unit. CA expects that most of Concord's 640 employees will stay with the company.
Also Thursday, Concord estimated it will lose between $0.11 and $0.15 per share for the quarter ended March 31, on revenue of between $28.5 million and $29.5 million.