VMware said it is pondering a purchase of Pivotal Software. Both companies are owned by Dell Technologies. The talks were disclosed in a Dell Technologies regulatory filing. VMware confirmed the talks, but said it regularly looks at options to advance its strategy–even when the partner is basically a sibling. Here’s what VMware said: On August 14, 2019, Dell Technologies filed a Schedule 13D/A with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to ongoing discussions between special committees at VMware and Pivotal around a potential transaction. VMware regularly evaluates potential partnerships and acquisitions that would accelerate our strategy. Pivotal is a long-term strategic partner and we’re already successfully collaborating to help enterprises in their application development and infrastructure transformation. VMware’s Board of Directors will continue to act in the best interest of all shareholders. There can be no assurance that any such agreement regarding the potential transaction will occur, and VMware does not intend to communicate further on this matter unless and until a definitive agreement is reached.
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