MySQL AB

MySQL AB

MySQL AB

Overview
Date Founded

1995

Headquarters

Råsundavägen 4,Solna, Stockholm 169 67

Type of Company

Private

Industries

Internet Software & Services
Computer Software

Company Description

MySQL AB develops and markets open source database server software solutions. Its products include MySQL Standard Edition, MySQL Enterprise Edition, and MySQL Cluster. The company was founded by David Axmark, Allan Larsson, and Michael Widenius in 1995 and is Headquartered in Solna, Sweden.

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Sun Microsystems, Inc. purchases MySQL AB

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Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC, MySQL AB purchase Netfrastructure, Inc.

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MySQL AB purchases Alzato from Ericsson Business Innovation

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Advised onSun Microsystems, Inc. purchases MySQL AB

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Advised onSun Microsystems, Inc. purchases MySQL AB

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Advised onSun Microsystems, Inc. purchases MySQL AB

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Advised onSun Microsystems, Inc. purchases MySQL AB

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Fenwick & West LLP

Chairman at Fenwick & West LLP

Advisor

Former Professional at Qatalyst Partners Ltd.

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Partner at Spring Partners

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Balderton is an active, long-term manager which invests in innovative companies across Europe, Russia, China and the US in a variety of sectors including enterprise software and services, communications and security, semiconductors, mobile computing, consumer services, media and financial services.The firm limits the number of companies in which they invest, aiming to be the first investor in innovative companies with a long-term outlook that seek to create new markets and which have significant growth potential.Balderton invests $100 thousand to $50 million, typically providing an initial amount and making additional investments over the life of the investee company. To support the growth of their investee companies, the firm provides them with access to their global network.

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ABN AMRO Participaties seeks investment opportunities in companies located primarily in Netherlands. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of nearly all sectors with the exception of financial services and real estate. They invest in companies with a solid market position, clear growth potential (autonomously or by means of acquisitions) and an actively involved and decisive management team that is prepared to co-invest.They provide financing for equity related, such as expansion/growth financing, shareholding replacements, turn-arounds (in co-operation with specialized partners), financing issues related to succession and management buy-outs and buy-ins with an investment size between € 5 million and € 30 million per transaction (for larger amounts they can team up with other investors).They have no restrictions in terms of deal structuring and have both (controlling) minority and majority shareholdings and remain shareholder in their portfolio companies for 5 to 7 years.