SmartBear to Acquire Stoplight

Acquisition combines Stoplight's governance, mocking, and visual editing with SmartBear's API design, documentation, and portal to form powerful API offering
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - Aug. 22, 2023 - PRLog -- SmartBear (, a leading provider of software development and visibility tools, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Stoplight (, a global API design-first company, which will create the most comprehensive API development platform in the industry, providing enhanced visibility, automation, and productivity for development teams looking to modernize API practices. Adding Stoplight's API strengths, including governance, mocking, and no-code editing to SmartBear's industry-leading API design, documentation, and enterprise readiness capabilities delivers the most optimal development workflow for scaling APIs. SmartBear's large open source communities, including Swagger (, SoapUI (, and Pact (, are now joined with Stoplight's Prism (, Spectral, and Elements ( global communities for a dynamic and collaborative network of OS developers, totaling in the tens of millions.

"With the addition of Stoplight, SmartBear accelerates its commitment to investing in API capabilities where developers need it most to help them develop high quality, complex software at scale," said Dan Faulkner, Chief Product Officer at SmartBear. "We are delighted to join forces with Stoplight's team to deliver the best of our industry-leading capabilities in a unified way."

Stoplight's API platform brings tier-one functionality in API design, mocking, and governance while powering an intuitive and frictionless experience to scale business with effective API programs. With this integration, SmartBear's API development platform will have the industry's leading functionality in design, mocking, linting, contract testing, end-to-end testing, governance, and more.

"We are thrilled to join forces with SmartBear and embark on this exciting journey together," said Harrison Yeager, CEO of Stoplight. "This powerful combination will accelerate the enhancement of products, support, and resources that will elevate developer and API experiences. Our shared vision and collective expertise will enable us to deliver even greater value to the market and our trusted customers. Together, we are poised to set new standards in API lifecycle management and drive innovation for development teams worldwide."

"SmartBear's acquisition of Stoplight augments its API lifecycle management offering to help developers create more reliable APIs that can better align with a company's objectives," said Melinda-Carol Ballou (, Research Director at IDC (

SmartBear expects to begin integrating Stoplight features into its core API design, documentation, and portal offerings in the first half of 2024 to deliver a unified platform. Stoplight customers will enjoy ongoing access to their platform with the benefit of added capabilities as the products come together.

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