West Jordan-based LANDesk Software is buying a company located about a mile away from its operations, South Jordan-based Wavelink Inc.
The acquisition is LANDesk’s second this year.
LANDesk, which sells software to manage computers on company networks, said Wavelink brings with it the ability to manage mobile devices, not just smartphones and tablets but also scanners such as those that rental car companies use to check in customers.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"It really gives us tools now so that we can manage any of those devices," said LANDesk CEO Steve Daly. "We’ll be the only company that can say we can manage your mobility and your PC environment from end to end, all the way from the delivery truck to the guy in the CEO office."
Among other things, LANDesk’s products allow companies to keep software up to date on all of its computers and also secures them from outside threats.
Daly said Wavelink put itself up for sale after the death in January of CEO Lamar Van Wagenen. Current CEO David Bullis will leave the company, Daly said.
Wavelink’s employees will be moved to LANDesk’s offices, Daly said. Wavelink has about 100 employees around the world, while LANDesk has about 650.
"So often those companies get snatched up by companies outside of the state," Daly said. "We’re building a sizeable company based here in Utah that I believe will provide a lot for the Utah economy going forward."
Daly said there might be some layoffs in the Wavelink workforce because of duplications with positions already in LANDesk.
LANDesk will maintain the Wavelink product lines, the company said. More than 15,000 businesses use Wavelink software to manage more than 7 million devices, LANDesk said.
In April, LANDesk announced the purchase of Managed Planet, a Dallas company that provides data on how computer systems are being used, such as whether and how workers are using a certain piece of software.
LANDesk is owned by Thoma Bravo, a San Francisco based private equity firm, which purchased it in 2010.
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