"The combination of Click Commerce SNS and Servigistics brings together the pioneer in service parts planning with the leader in strategic service management. This pairing also brings strong vertical expertise. Click Commerce SNS dominated aerospace and defense, while Servigistics owned high tech. Together the two will be a strong force in the emerging opportunities in life sciences, consumer goods, retail and logistics."
“…this is not a merger of two companies but rather an acquisition of two financially distressed organizations by an opportunistic private equity firm. Marlin Equity Partners is a well-run company whose transaction approach, according to their Web site, is to buy underperforming business divisions or product lines, and companies in various forms of distress - a label which can certainly be applied to Servigistics and Click SNS (Service Network Solutions).
Consider the following: Click SNS includes a number of acquired companies, most notably LPA, which was a pioneer in the service parts planning space in the 90s. Since it was renamed Xelus in 2001, the core company underwent four changes of ownership, cobbled together a variety of dated technologies, and saw a significant reduction in market share…”