Apigee goes to Google

Downtown-based Apigee was picked up by Google for about $625 million in a deal announced last month.  Apigee helps online services securely connect to one another through APIs.  For example, an API can connect an application used by a doctor to one used by a pharmacy.  The move is expected to bolster Google business cloud offerings and could be completed by the end of the year.

“With their history of innovation in web and mobile technologies, we believe Google is the partner for companies embarking on digital transformation,” said Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor. “We look forward to being able to accelerate our mission to connect the world through APIs as part of the Google team.”

It’s unclear if the Apigee team will remain downtown. Apigee moved into 41,000 square feet at 10 Almaden Blvd. in 2014, receiving customers on the 16th floor.