July 2, 2018 / 6:17 AM / a month ago

Micro Focus Intl to sell SUSE software unit for $2.5 bln

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - British software company Micro Focus International said on Monday it had agreed to sell its Linux operating system SUSE business to a private equity fund advised by Sweden’s EQT Partners for $2.535 billion.

Micro Focus said it would use some of the proceeds to reduce its debt, and could return some of the rest to shareholders.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton

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