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webMethods Gets Active (Software That Is)
In May webMethods Inc. announced that it will purchase Active Software Inc. in an all-stock deal. The purchase is worth approximately $1.3 Billion. WebMethods

james sivco sandwich oui  his current position. R. James Green, Active's CEO, will become the technology chief and executive vice president of the combined firm, as well as becoming a member of the board of directors. The companies expect the deal to close during the third quarter of 2000. Active Software is a front-runner in the application integration market with industry-leading technology, an experienced management team and a large, blue chip customer base , said Phillip Merrick, webMethods CEO. By combining our product

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