bought by: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_Focus
The company was founded in 1976, and in its early years, concentrated on COBOL products. In 1981, it became the first company to win the Queen’s Award for Industry purely for developing a software product. The product was CIS COBOL, a standard-compliant COBOL implementation for microcomputers.
Cobol is / was largely used to write banking software.
|Traded as||LSE: MCRO|
|Headquarters||Newbury, Berkshire, United Kingdom|
|Products||Enterprise application integration and management software|
|Revenue||US$1.245 billion (2016)|
|US$294.9 million (2016)|
|Profit||US$163.0 million (2016)|