WASHINGTON, D.C. –(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Washington Business Journal has the latest on the company that makes Washington Computer Services’ popular desktop software and its latest investment.WBS reports that The Washington Computer Service, the company responsible for the popular desktop-software software suite Windows and Microsoft Office, has invested $3.4 million in WBS Capital Partners, an investment firm founded by John Paulson, the former chief executive of Standard & Poor’s and former chairman of Bank of America.
The investment comes just one week after Microsoft announced a $3 billion investment in the company and is a significant increase over the $2.4 billion that WBS invested in Windows.
WBS has been working to increase its focus on the desktop-client software suite that provides the most popular software in the world, and WBS is investing in companies that help customers work across all their desktop devices, including mobile devices.
The new investment is the latest in a series of investments from WBS, which has grown over the years to invest more than $1 billion in companies like Microsoft and Cisco.
Microsoft has been one of the company’s biggest investors and partners.
Microsoft has invested more than 10 billion dollars in WTS and has helped WBS invest more in its portfolio than any other U.S. company.
The investment includes Microsoft’s purchase of WBS in 2009, and it also includes investments by WBS’s parent company, The Washington Digital Company, which also owns The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets.
The WBS investment comes on the heels of a $5.3 billion Series B investment in WMSC in November, which is the largest private investment in its history.
Microsoft also has been a major investor in WDS and is expected to invest a further $5 billion in WFS in 2021.
The capital raised from this new investment in partnership with WBS represents an additional $6.4 for the company, which currently employs about 300 people.WPS will now continue to build on its momentum in the desktop software market.
The company will announce more details about the next generation of its desktop client software, which it will release sometime next year.