Citrix Systems, Inc., a global leader in application delivery infrastructure, announced a definitive agreement to acquire XenSource, Inc. of Palo Alto, California, a privately held leader in enterprise-grade virtual infrastructure solutions, for approximately $500 million in a combination of cash and stock, which includes the assumption of approximately $107 million in unvested stock options. This acquisition moves Citrix into adjacent server and desktop virtualization markets, expected by Citrix to grow to nearly $5 billion over the next four years. The combination of Citrix and XenSource brings together significant customer, technical, channel and go-to-market synergies. This will allow Citrix to extend its leadership in the broader application delivery infrastructure market by adding key enabling technologies that make the end-to-end computing environment far more flexible, dynamic and responsive to business change. The acquisition will also strengthen each company's strong partnership with Microsoft and commitment to the Windows platform.
The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2007 subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions.
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