AppSense, a New York-based provider of user virtualization solutions for enterprise and government customers, has signed an agreement to receive a $70m investment from Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS).
The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand and maintain its role as market leader in the user virtualization space. In 2010, AppSense further expanded its portfolio of over 4,000 customers worldwide in both the private and public sectors, comprising such global brands as British Telecom, ESPN, JPMorgan Chase and United Airlines.
In conjunction with the financing, Pete Perrone, managing director at Goldman Sachs, will join AppSense’s board of directors.
Led by CEO Darron Antill, AppSense provides user virtualization solutions that make physical and virtual desktop deployment possible. It is designed to accelerate multi-platform desktop deployments by eliminating costly user management tools, enabling single-image application delivery, and ensuring users have the same experience from any desktop.
The company has offices in San Jose in the US, London and Manchester in the UK, and additional offices in Munich, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris and Oslo.