SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:BCSI), the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it has obtained majority interest in S7 Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an IT research and development firm based in Bangalore, India. Blue Coat announced its entry into a stock purchase agreement with stockholders of S7 Software on November 5, 2009. Having now obtained a majority interest in S7 Software, Blue Coat can move forward with its plans to turn the Bangalore entity into one of four major product development centers around the world.
“We are pleased to achieve control of S7 Software Solutions,” said Brian NeSmith, president and chief executive officer, Blue Coat Systems. “Moving forward with our plans to establish our new development center in Bangalore will facilitate the expansion of our Application Delivery Network solution portfolio while balancing investment for innovation with higher profitability.”
Blue Coat intends to acquire the remainder of the shares of S7 Software Solutions upon the receipt of regulatory approval by the Indian government.
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