MariaDB Corporation Ab To Become A Publicly Traded Company

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MariaDB Corporation Ab (“MariaDB”), an open source database software company, announced today its intention to become a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in partnership with NYSE-listed Angel Pond Holdings Corporation (“Angel Pond”) (POND). This transaction implies a pro forma MariaDB enterprise value of approximately $672 million. Angel Pond was co-founded by Theodore T. Wang, a former partner at Goldman Sachs, and Shihuang “Simon” Xie, a co-founder of Alibaba. The transaction provides the shareholders of Angel Pond with the opportunity to participate in the growth of a premier database software company at the nexus of open source software and cloud. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named MariaDB plc and led by MariaDB’s CEO Michael Howard.

MariaDB investment highlights:

– A leading relational database brand
– Thriving open source community drives viral adoption
– Attractive industry tailwinds with expected 27% CAGR of cloud database-as-a-service (DBaaS) to $33B by 2025
– Open source business model provides broad monetization platform via proprietary enterprise features and cloud DBaaS (hybrid and multicloud)
– Diversified blue-chip global customer base with sustainable organic expansion opportunities

Michael Howard, CEO of MariaDB, said, “MariaDB is the data backbone of services used by millions of people every day. Our mission is to build the database for all, providing a perfect balance of simplicity and raw power, including unified transactional and analytical processing for everyday applications. Whether customers move to open source or into the cloud, with MariaDB they are saving up to 90% of their total cost for databases. I am excited that a public investor base and enhanced capital access will allow us to accelerate the go-to-market for our technology that has already been battle-tested and proven its market fit.”

Theodore T. Wang, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO of Angel Pond, added, “Angel Pond is truly excited to be partnering with MariaDB to fast track its growth through one of the world’s premier listing platforms for brand awareness, enhanced capital access, and institutionalized governance. MariaDB is trusted by some of the largest blue-chip customers in the world to run their mission-critical applications. With a stronger balance sheet and proven technology, MariaDB is well positioned to capitalize on explosive growth in data worldwide and on the migration to the cloud.“

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