Corel acquires Parallels

Corel Corporation today announced that it has acquired the Parallels business, a global leader in cross-platform solutions best known for its #1-selling software for running Windows on Mac. Corel now offers the complete Parallels product line, including Parallels Desktop for Mac, Parallels Toolbox for Windows and Mac, Parallels Access, Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM, and Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS). Financial details were not disclosed.

Corel plans significant investment into the Parallels business and sees exceptional opportunities for growth. “We’re excited to welcome our new Parallels employees to Corel’s global organization. From our highly complementary product portfolios to our shared business models and strategies, Corel and Parallels are a great fit. Thanks to the combined power of our technologies and teams, we see tremendous opportunities to drive continued growth and success for our businesses and, most importantly, our customers,” said Patrick Nichols, CEO of Corel, in a statement.

“Parallels and Corel share a common vision, market leadership, and passion for innovation. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers and partners with best-in-class software as part of Corel,” said Jack Zubarev, CEO of Parallels, in a statement.

“As part of Corel, Parallels is joining an impressive collection of industry leading brands, including CorelDRAW, WinZip, ClearSlide, and MindManager. One of Vector’s most successful investments, Corel has delivered an exceptional platform for acquisitions. We congratulate the Corel management team and look forward to working with them to achieve the company’s next phase of growth,” said Rob Amen, Managing Director, Vector Capital, in a statement.

Parallels makes it simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. Parallels helps businesses and individuals securely and productively use their favorite devices and preferred technology, whether it’s Mac, iOS, Windows, Android, Chromebook, Linux, Raspberry Pi, or the cloud. Parallels solutions enable seamless delivery of virtual desktops and applications to any device; running Windows on a Mac; Mac management with Microsoft SCCM; remote access to PCs and Mac computers from any device; and deliver time savings by simplifying tedious common PC and Mac tasks down to just one click. For more information, please visit

Source: Corel Corporation

MacDailyNews Take: Good luck to Parallels and those who use Parallels’ products.

Corel is buying Parallels in all-cash deal – November 28, 2018


  1. Maybe acquired just in time for Apple to break Windows virtualization capabilities with A-chip powered Macs in 2020…..??

    But I’m hoping that the MBP gets a modest 2019 iterative Intel upgrade – new process CPU, low-power ram and maybe the fourth version of the keyboard I’m gradually hating less – so that I can buy a maxxed out version that could run Parallels without reporting to Putin (not saying it ever has, but hey, there was that major security company) – and then I might finally be able to seamlessly access my legacy 10,000 (Corel) WordPerfect files in my Mac environment for use and cutting and pasting for the next five years at least….

    ….so I wish them luck.

  2. Oh Great Another App Corel Can Bastardize to Death and Never respond to Emails or Support Tickets. GoodBye Parallels just like Roxio which has died a slow ugly death under Corel!

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