BMC Software to become "acquisition engine" under KKR

KKR co-founder Henry Kravis enters Trump Tower.
KKR co-founder Henry Kravis at Trump Tower. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Private equity firm KKR this morning announced a deal to buy BMC Software from Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital.

Bottom line: Expect BMC to soon begin buying up smaller enterprise software companies. As a source says: "It will probably become an acquisition engine again."