While the ongoing consolidation frenzy is by no means the end of smaller vendors, the number of survivors will certainly be only a few dozen. Amid these ongoing seismic consolidation tremors, smaller application vendors are left with few choices: going private under a wealthy financial backer’s wing that is also committed to invest in the acquired technology, or snatching some prominent mid-market players within its market segment.
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Future Three Software, Inc. (www.future3.com), a privately-held SCM provider for mid-tier automotive suppliers. The acquisition, which is the second for Agilisys post-SCT and within the same market segment (see How Much Wisdom Will BRAIN Bring To Agilisys? ), was again financed through funds managed by Golden Gate Capital and Parallax Capital Partners in conjunction with Future Three's investor Summit Partners . The Future Three acquisition too seems consistent with Agilisys' stated growth strategy of acq