Breaking News! SUSE Linux Sold for $2.5 Billion

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British software company Micro Focus International has agreed to sell SUSE Linux and its associated software business to Swedish private equity group EQT Partners for $2.535 billion.
Richard Brown, openSUSE Chairman say :

Nils Brauckmann (CEO of SUSE) personally called me this morning to
assure me this news will have no negative impacts on openSUSE.

SUSE remains committed to supporting the openSUSE community, who play
a key role in helping SUSEs success, which is expected to continue
under their new partnership with EQT.

SUSE Partners with Growth Investor EQT to Continue Momentum, Strategy Execution and Product Expansion

SUSE announces plans to operate as a fully independent business

SUSE® yesterday announced plans to partner with growth investor EQT to continue momentum, strategy execution and product expansion as an independent business. The completion of EQT’s acquisition of SUSE from Micro Focus is subject to Micro Focus shareholder and customary regulatory approvals and is expected to occur in early 2019.

Having enjoyed seven years of continuous expansion, SUSE is set to be acquired from Micro Focus by EQT, which is a development-focused investor with extensive experience in the software industry. Under Micro Focus ownership and with their investment and support, SUSE has developed as a business, cementing its position as a leading provider of enterprise-grade, open source software-defined infrastructure and application delivery solutions.