Supply chain technology companies have been among the most active in the mergers & acquisitions arena in recent months. In particular, HighJump Software, fresh off its divestiture from industrial giant 3M, has been busy plugging up holes in its portfolio of supply chain execution offerings by acquiring companies specializing in software aimed at the consumer goods (BelTek) and food & beverage (Insight Distribution Software) industries.
The following scorecard highlights significant corporate moves in the information technology sector since our last update in the December 2008 IW.
|Company/Product||Parent Company||Transaction Type||Technology|
|BelTek Systems Design||HighJump Software||acquisition||direct store delivery solutions|
|Darby Corporate Solutions'||GPS business Telogis||acquired product line||GPS fleet tracking solutions|
|i2 Technologies Inc.||JDA Software Group Inc.||terminated acquisition||supply chain management|
|iLogic software||Autodesk Inc.||acquired from Logimetrix Inc.||design automation technology|
|Insight Distribution Software||HighJump Software||acquired from Coaxis||enterprise solutions for food & beverage industry|
|Logistics Technology Support||ADSI||acquisition||distribution shipping solutions|
|mValent||Oracle Corp.||acquisition||application configuration management|
|Oceanwide Inc.||Descartes Systems Group||acquisition||logistics management software|
|Plex Systems Inc.||Plexus Systems Inc.||name change||software-as-a-service ERP|
|Transitive Corp.||IBM Corp.||acquisition||cross-platform virtualization|
|Vivacadena||Agentrics||acquisition||inventory management solutions|
|WKD Solutions Ltd.||CDC Software||acquisition||supply chain event management|