SolarWinds Inc. (NYSE:SWI), a maker of software for managing computer networks, agreed to be bought by private- equity firms Silver Lake Partners and Thoma Bravo in a deal valued at $4.5 billion.

The firms said Wednesday they will pay SolarWinds stockholders $60.10 a share, or about 44 percent more than the company’s closing price on Oct. 8, before news emerged that it was in talks to be taken private. The shares jumped as much as 17 percent after the announcement.

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