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Micro Focus International

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Micro Focus International plc is a multinational software and information technology business based in Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom.

The firm provides software and consultancy services for clients updating legacy systems to more modern platforms.

1976 The Company was founded

1983 Became Micro Focus Group

In its early years it concentrated on COBOL products.

In 1998 the Company acquired Intersolv Inc, an applications enablement business, for $534 million and the combined business was renamed Merant.

In 2001 the business was demerged from Merant with help from Golden Gate Capital Partners and once again became Micro Focus.

2005 It was listed on the London Stock Exchange

On June 2008 the company acquired the Israeli NASDAQ listed software company NetManage for US$73.3 million. NetManage provides solutions to transform legacy applications into new Web-based business solutions.

In July 2009 the Company acquired Borland, a developer of application lifecycle management tools, as well as the Quality Solutions (including automation tool Test Partner) part of Compuware.

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