2022-10-18 | Press release | Thoma Bravo Completes Acquisition of Ping Identity

DENVER, October 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ping identitysmart identity solution for the enterprise, announced the completion of its acquisition by Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.8 billion. The agreement to acquire was previously announced on August 3, 2022 and approved by Ping Identity shareholders at the special meeting of Ping Identity shareholders held on October 17, 2022.

Upon completion of the acquisition, Ping Identity shareholders are entitled to receive $28.50 in cash for each share of Ping Identity common stock they held. Ping Identity common stock has ceased trading and will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.

“The closing of this transaction underscores how essential identity security and seamless user experiences have become in the digital-first economy,” said Andre Durand, CEO and Founder of Ping Identity. “With the support of Thoma Bravo, Ping Identity can further accelerate innovation to deliver the simple and secure digital experiences that customers across industries demand. We are excited that this next chapter offers the opportunity to better serve global enterprises on their digital transformation journey.

“With increasing digitization across all industries, identity and access management is of critical importance,” said Seth Boro, Managing Partner at Thoma Bravo. “Our team is thrilled to partner with Ping Identity to help scale their innovation and improve the customer experience.”

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal advisor to Ping Identity. Goodwin Procter LLP served as legal counsel to Thoma Bravo.

About Ping Identity

At Ping Identity, we believe in making digital experiences both secure and seamless for all users, without compromise. This is digital freedom. We enable businesses to combine our best-in-class identity solutions with third-party services they already use to remove passwords, prevent fraud, support Zero Trust, and more. This can be accomplished through a simple drag-and-drop canvas. That’s why more than half of Fortune 100 companies choose Ping Identity to protect their users’ digital interactions while making experiences seamless. Learn more about www.pingidentity.com.

About Thomas Bravo

Thoma Bravo is one of the largest private equity firms in the world, with over $122 billion of assets under management at June 30, 2022. The company invests in innovative growth-oriented companies operating in the software and technology sectors. Leveraging the firm’s deep industry expertise and proven strategic and operational capabilities, Thoma Bravo works with its portfolio companies to implement operating best practices, drive growth initiatives and execute acquisitions. accretive investments intended to accelerate revenues and profits. Over the past 20 years, the company has acquired or invested in more than 400 companies representing more than $220 billion in enterprise value. The company has offices in Chicago, Miami and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.thomabravo.com.

Forward-looking statements

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