Red Hat, Inc., an open source solutions provider based in
Research Triangle Park, N.C., has acquired Planning Technologies,
Inc., an Atlanta-based consulting service that focuses on
The acquisition strengthens Red Hat's strategy to offer open
source solutions for software and a broad choice of services with
Red Hat Network as the backbone for deployment and management.
The acquisition of PTI was made through a stock for stock exchange
valued at $47 million.
"Red Hat has a tremendous vision, expertise and market lead as
the platform for a new generation of Internet and post-PC
solutions," Jake Sanchez, PIT's CEO, said in a statement. "We are
very excited to be able to leverage Red Hat's unique spectrum of
open source solutions in providing even more comprehensive
solutions for our customers."
"Customers around the world have been looking to Red Hat as the
global leader in open source solutions to help them develop and
deploy open source throughout their Internet Infrastructure,"
Matthew Szulik, president and CEO, Red Hat, said. "This acquisition
adds to Red Hat's complete continuum of open source solutions and
delivers customers the front end professional consulting services
needed to make informed buying and deployment decisions about their
PTI was founded in 1992 and currently employes over 200 people,
including over 180 engineers and consultants. Some of PTI's
customers include AT&T, Delta Airlines, Home Depot, Nationwide
Insurance, BellSouth and several government agencies.