Click Commerce Operating Units are Sold

May 21, 2009
Emptoris and Marlin Equity Partners Buy Click Commerce Solutions.

Emptoris acquires Click Commerce Contract and Service Management (CSM) solutions and business. Emptoris is part of the Marlin Equity Partners portfolio. The company claims the CSM offering is the most widely–used contingent and professional services procurement solution that is used by 200,000 employees.

“Emptoris’ acquisition of Click Commerce’s contract and service management business helps expand our offering and customer base in a highly complementary manner, and further extends Emptoris’ leadership in the supply and contract management market,” claims Avner Schneur, president and Emptoris CEO. “This acquisition clearly extends our value to our customers, many of whom have been struggling with complex services procurement. Emptoris and Click Commerce’s CSM business are also highly complementary.”

Marlin Equity Partners acquired three software operating units including the Service Network Solutions (“SNS”) and Research and Healthcare Solutions (“RHS”) businesses and the rights to the Click Commerce, Inc. name.

The private investment firm describes the Click Commerce SNS division as focusing on optimizing service network planning and execution as well as providing analytics, collaboration, and visibility allowing businesses to continuously monitor, adapt and respond to performance and adjust both plans and execution in real time. The Click Commerce RHS division focuses on streamlining administrative processes for funding medical, animal and basic research and ensuring government-mandated compliance for research studies.