Raritan plans to separate its DCIM software business from Raritan in a transaction that will result in two independent and highly focused companies. Raritan will continue to focus on its Power and KVM hardware business and Sunbird Software will become a new company to focus entirely on the DCIM market, accelerating growth of software sales while maintaining a strong commercial relationship with Raritan.
The DCIM market is expected to grow rapidly due to industry trends toward improving data center energy efficiency, asset, capacity, and operations management. The spin-off will allow each company to benefit from greater strategic and managerial focus. The separation will enable the two businesses to compete more effectively in their respective markets and optimize their respective business goals, engineering initiatives and capital requirements.
According to Ching-I Hsu, CEO and founder of Raritan, “The restructuring and spinoff of this successful DCIM business within Raritan will allow the newly formed Sunbird Software to focus on growing its leadership position in the DCIM market, accelerating software development, sales and services.”
The completion of the proposed spin-off is subject to the completion of conditions for closing the Raritan-Legrand transaction, including the receipts of consents and the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, which is anticipated within 30-60 days. Until such time, Sunbird Software will continue to operate as part of Raritan and Raritan will continue to operate independent of Legrand.
After closing, Sunbird Software would operate as an independent business separate from Raritan and would remain focused on its pragmatic approach to delivering successful DCIM deployments for data center customers worldwide. Herman Chan, current Raritan SVP Marketing and GM DCIM will become President of Sunbird Software.
“With over 850 global customers, Sunbird is a leader in the growing DCIM software market and will become a nimbler, more agile company enabling the best customer and partner experience with its additional focus” said Herman Chan. “As an established partner of Raritan, Sunbird will support Raritan’s future hardware while innovating to address opportunities with a broader set of vendor partners.”