In case you have entered into an ELA with Quest software and your organization acquires another company, then Quest would obviously not want to just extend its unlimited deployment rights to the acquired organization without any additional fees. If additional fees are applicable is however depending on the size of the company that your organization acquires.
If, at the time of acquisition, the acquired company has less than 15% of the number of employees of your organization, then no additional fees are required.
If, at the time of acquisition, the acquired company has more than 15% of the number of employees of your organization, then additional fees are required.
Similar to the situation when your company is acquired by another organization, the “Combination Fee” is not defined in the ELA but will be a “mutually to be agreed upon amount” and is based on the amount of time remaining in the period of the ELA and the size of the acquired company.
An Enterprise License Agreement or Unlimited License Agreement can be an interesting and attractive option to large enterprise organizations that have a challenge to manage their software compliance position and/or enterprise organizations that expect a considerable growth of additional deployments in the next years, and they may financially benefit from such an agreement.