WebMethods (WEBM) to acquire Active Software
NEW YORK, May 22--WebMethods is expected
to announce plans Monday to acquire Active Software in a stock deal valued at $1.3 billion, the Wall Street
Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The deal would
unite the two fastest-growing players in the enterprise-software market.
The boards of webMethods of
Fairfax, Va., and Active Software, of
Santa Clara, Calif., both approved the transaction over the weekend,
according to the paper.
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