Keynote to acquire DeviceAnywhere
KeynoteSystems has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Mobile Complete, Inc, doing business as DeviceAnywhere, a leading enterprise-class cloud-based platform for testing and monitoring mobile websites and apps, for approximately US$60 million in cash plus a potential earn-out. DeviceAnywhere provides cloud-based products and services for testing and monitoring the functionality, usability, performance and availability of mobile apps and websites. More than 1,200 organisations rely on the DeviceAnywhere platform to accelerate the entire QA lifecycle to deliver mobile applications, content and services faster, with more confidence about quality of service, while reducing downtime and testing costs. Also based in San Mateo, DeviceAnywhere will continue to be led by its co-founders Faraz A. Syed, CEO, and David J. Marsyla, CTO, and will operate as a standalone subsidiary, similar to Keynote-SIGOS, after the transaction. DeviceAnywhere logically extends Keynote's enterprise mobile product portfolio into the immediately adjacent mobile testing and QA market. The complementary solutions enable Keynote to address a wider spectrum of the mobile market by now offering new and existing enterprise customers the leading solutions in both mobile performance monitoring and in mobile testing/quality assurance.