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Citrix Acquires Cloud.com for More Than $200 Million

It is reported that Citrix Systems is acquring Cloud.com for more than $200 million. According to TechCrunch, the deal should be finalized today and expected to be within $200 – $250 million. If you are not sure what exactly Cloud.com does, it gives companies their own private EC2 like infrastructure. The company is not very old. It built a huge client-base who need infrastructure like Zynga, Tata, and many other unknown tech companies in just few years. The companies behind Cloud.com are Redpoint Ventures, Nexus Capital and Index Ventures.

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The question now is, why they would sell a company that is performing so well. Companies try their best to build-up and sometimes it takes ages but still they worth less than $100 million. This is obviously a very rare deal but who are we to judge.

Redpoint Ventures is surely enjoying a very good year. Clearwell was purchased by Symantec for whooping $390 million. Qihoo went public and now has $2.5 billion market capitalization. Home Away is another venture by Redpoint Ventures, which went public and is now worth $3.3 billion. Responsys was also opened for public and is now worth $760 million.

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