(Bloomberg) -- Thoma Bravo, the private equity firm led by Orlando Bravo, is exploring a sale of automation software provider Kofax, according to people with knowledge of the matter. 

Thoma Bravo is working with an adviser to solicit potential interest in the Irvine, California-based company, which could fetch about $3 billion including debt, the people said. No final decisions have been made and Thoma Bravo could opt to keep Kofax.

A Thoma Bravo representative declined to comment and a Kofax spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. 

Led by Chief Executive Officer Reynolds Bish, Kofax in August said it acquired Printix.net ApS, a cloud-based print-management software provider. That transaction followed the June purchase of Psigen Software Inc., which provides document-capture, workflow-automation and content-management software, and the 2019 acquisition of Top Image Systems Ltd.

Thoma Bravo acquired Kofax in 2017 through its purchase of Lexmark International Inc.’s enterprise-software business. It combined Kofax and ReadSoft as part of that deal. 

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The firm has been active in 2021. This month, Thoma Bravo said it had completed the acquisition of HCSS, a supplier of estimating, operations, and fleet-management software; as well as of QAD Inc., a provider of cloud-based manufacturing and supply-chain solutions. One of its portfolio companies, McAfee Corp., separately agreed to be taken private in a buyout featuring a consortium of firms including Advent International Corp., Permira Advisers and Crosspoint Capital Partners. 

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