Metalogix spent the latter half of 2013 buying out some SharePoint technology to boost its content infrastructure software suite.

Permira Funds is spending time a year later buying Metalogix.

The Menlo Park, Calif. international private equity firm announced today it acquired Metalogix, known for its suite of Microsoft management platforms that include SharePoint, Exchange and Office 365. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Enhanced SharePoint Suite

Metalogix, based in Washington, DC, fattened its SharePoint suite last year, making it an attractive acquisition target.

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About 14 months ago, Metalogix bought up Axceler's SharePoint governance and permission management tools. Axceler had been providing a critical bit of functionality missing from the Metalogix mix and enabled Metalogix to fold Axceler's ControlPoint for SharePoint Administration into its own Content Matrix and StoragePoint management and migration tools. 

Two months after that, Metalogix bought up Idera's SharePoint business. It included tools that focus on backup, maintenance, security and governance. 

Right Time

Permira Funds officials cited the acquisitions of Axceler and Idera’s SharePoint tools for allowing Metalogix to build the "most effective suite of tools to manage increasingly complex and exponentially growing metadata and content across collaboration platforms."

Metalogix, founded in 2001, has more than 14,000 clients in 86 countries. 

Ryan Lanpher, an investment professional based in Permira Fund's Menlo Park office, said Metalogix's suite of products helps to better manage critical data on premise and in the cloud. "We believe Metalogix is uniquely positioned to help its customers tackle the challenges of collaborating in a world with exponential data growth and device proliferation," he said.

Steven Murphy, CEO of Metalogix, said his company sees "tremendous opportunities" through accelerated global channel expansion and cloud and mobile infrastructure management.