IntelliMagic has been sold to IBM


IntelliMagic provides superior artificial intelligence operations analytics (AIOps) Software as a Service solutions to protect and optimize the availability, performance and capacity of business-critical IBM z/OS mainframe infrastructures and multi-vendor SAN Storage. The company’s solutions are used by the world’s largest financial institutions, information technology (IT) data centers, government bodies, insurers and retail companies. The solution is supported with optional add-on collaborative managed services provided by highly skilled mainframe experts. Headquartered in the Netherlands and employing approximately 63 full-time employees, the company has local sales offices in the U.S. and Germany to serve its customers worldwide.

The Deal

Over the course of 20 years, IntelliMagic has created a best-in-class AIOps software solution leveraging decades of mainframe knowledge. The business was built fully bootstrapped, showing strong and profitable growth. After 20 years, the owners of the business decided to look for a new shareholder to accelerate growth as part of a larger organization. Joining forces with IBM, IntelliMagic will leverage the company’s tools and scale to unlock significant synergy potential. The acquisition of IntelliMagic adds unique and high value-add z/OS mainframe AIOps capabilities to IBM’s comprehensive mainframe product portfolio which can be offered to IBM’s broad and global customer base.

Our Perspective

Griffin Bealle, Lincoln International Managing Director who co-led the transaction, commented, “We are proud to have advised IntelliMagic on this exciting outcome, which demonstrates Lincoln’s close coordination across geographies and deep relationships with the best buyers in IT. We look forward to seeing what these two great companies can accomplish together!”

Patrice Maas, Lincoln International Director who co-led the transaction, added, “It has been an honor to have worked with the IntelliMagic team. This transaction is another great example of working as an integrated global Technology, Media & Telecom Group, offering unique U.S. buyer access to European technology businesses.”


IBM is a multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York. The company is known for its hardware and software products, including computers, servers, storage systems and networking equipment. It also provides consulting, technology and business services, such as cloud computing, data analytics and AI. IBM places a strong emphasis on research and development, contributing to advancements in technology and shaping the landscape of the IT industry. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM is one of the world’s largest IT companies.

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