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Sales of FushionCharts to Idera, Inc.

March 2020

FusionCharts (www.fusioncharts.com), a leading provider of professional charting libraries used by over 800,000+ developers at 28,000+ companies around the world to build web and mobile dashboard and founded and bootstrapped by Indian entrepreneur Pallav Nadhani, was acquired by Idera, Inc., parent company of global B2B software productivity brands that enable its 50,000+ database professionals customers to design, monitor and manage data systems and provide application development tools to help software engineers build, test, deploy, and manage a wide range of applications faster and more efficiently.  FusionCharts will join Idera, Inc.’s Developer Tools business unit that includes Embarcadero, Sencha, Froala, Whole Tomato and LANSA.

We advised InfoSoft Global Private Ltd, former parent of FusionCharts, on this cross-border transaction between India and the US.  Pallav Nadhani, CEO of InfoSoft Global said: “Cross-border acquisitions come with their own unique set of challenges. Laurent Ohana was extremely helpful, professional and diligent in helping us navigate through the entire process. I would highly recommend him and his team for founders looking to go through a similar transaction.”

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