Flexera Software

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Flexera Software is an American computer software company based in Itasca, Illinois.[1] Flexera Software is a private equity backed company, with more than 70,000 customers.[2] Flexera Software provides software licensing, compliance and installation solutions for application producers and mid to large enterprises. The company's products include InstallShield, InstallAnywhere, FlexNet Publisher and AdminStudio.[3] The company has approximately 600 employees worldwide, among which 200 are located in its Chicago-area headquarters.[4] The company has been named a Top Chicago workplace by the Chicago Tribune in 2012, 2013, and 2014.[5]


The company used to be the Rovi Corporation's software division (at the time it was still named Macrovision). On 1 April 2008, Macrovision sold its software division to the Thoma Cressey Bravo investment fund.[6]

In October 2009, Acresso Software, Inc. became Flexera Software.[7]

On July 19, 2011 Thoma Cressey Bravo sold a majority stake in Flexera Software LLC to Teachers' Private Capital, the private investment department of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. The transaction was finalized on October 3, 2011.


  1. ^ http://www.flexerasoftware.com/company/news-center/press-releases/Flexera-Software-Announces-New-Company-Headquarters-in-Itasca-IL.html
  2. ^ "Thoma Bravo Sells Flexera to Canadian Teachers". IT Jungle. July 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Company Overview of Flexera Software LLC". Bloomberg Businessweek. 
  4. ^ "Thoma Bravo Sees 4.6x Return On Flexera Sale". Wall Street Journal. July 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Flexera Software". Chicago Tribune. 
  6. ^ Thoma Bravo Completes Acquisition of Macrovision's Software Business Unit
  7. ^ Acresso who? Macrovision spinoff changes name, again

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