I'm trying to learn more about Assent. My questions: 1. Why did SunGard buy Assent? SunGard seems to be in a totally different industry and business model? They describe themselves as "a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector" 2. SunGard was then acquired by a bunch of private equity firms for $11 billion. From the SunGard website: "The acquiring consortium was organized by Silver Lake Partners and includes Bain Capital, The Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., Providence Equity Partners and Texas Pacific Group." 3. How will SunGard and its PE owners react to today's insider trading scandal? The two guys from Assent implicated seem to be big fish at the firm.