East Midlands dealmaker works on cross-border deal

Bromsgrove-based RSM Partners has been sold to to US-based BMC Software, a global leader in IT solutions.

RSM Partners, now BMC Mainframe Services by RSM Partners, secures, maintains, and improves mainframe systems. The acquisition provides BMC with access to RSM’s security services, software and penetration testing capabilities for IBM mainframe systems, for vulnerability detection across both infrastructure and business applications.

Mark Wilson, technical director of RSM Partners, said: “RSM Partners is delighted to be joining forces with BMC to continue offering customers critical solutions for the modern mainframe. For over 14 years, our company has maintained leadership and dedicated focus on mainframe infrastructure and security, helping customers anticipate digital disruption and protect against volatility and risk. Bringing RSM into the BMC portfolio is a natural fit for the industry.”

Bill Miller, president of ZSolutions at RSM, added: “We are thrilled to be adding RSM Partners to the BMC family of solutions to offer even greater value to our mainframe customers in how they best manage their systems and secure their most critical data.

“We are excited to combine our BMC AMI solutions with RSM Partners’ Z expertise for the strongest mainframe solutions available that help our customers run and secure their businesses.”

Mazars advised BMC on the deal. The transaction was led by Rob Burton and East Midlands-based Paul Pownall from Mazars Deal Advisory, with Gareth O’Hara and Mike Linford acting from the Wilkes Partnership Solicitors.

Burton, partner at Mazars, said: “This deal provides a great new home for RSM and I am sure the business will go from strength to strength under the ownership of BMC Software. It has been a pleasure working with the shareholders of RSM and delivering a successful outcome for them.”

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