American tech giant IBM has signed a definitive agreement to sell its The Weather Company assets to technology-focused investment firm Francisco Partners.

The companies did not disclose the financial details and specific terms of this transaction.

As part of this transaction, Francisco Partners will acquire the digital consumer-facing offerings of The Weather Company along with The Weather Channel cloud- and mobile-based digital properties, which include Weather Underground, and Storm Radar.

The investment firm will also acquire The Weather Company’s forecasting science and technology platform and IBM’s enterprise offerings for advertising technology, broadcast, aviation, media as well as specific data solutions for other industries.

Post acquisition, IBM will continue to retain the sustainability software business, which includes Environmental Intelligence Suite, which allows clients to curate, measure, report and operationalise environmental, social, and governance data.

Francisco Partners partner Alan Ni said: “Amid the growing volatility of weather, The Weather Company’s unique set of consumer, media, and industry-specific products provide mission critical, data-driven weather insights to individuals and businesses around the world.”

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The Weather Company specialises in providing highly accurate weather data to businesses and consumers.

The company now seeks to utilise investment and resources from Francisco Partners to further expand beyond forecasting alone, by adding new experiences, more actionable insights and tools for the customers to help them in understanding the impact of weather on their lives.

IBM senior vice president, software and chief commercial officer Rob Thomas said: “We are proud of what The Weather Company team has accomplished with IBM, and we are confident that the best path forward is as a standalone company benefiting from Francisco Partners’ expanded investment, dedication and expertise.”

The deal is now subject to completion of certain local labour processes, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

It is expected to complete by the end of the first quarter of 2024.