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IBM Corp. agrees to buy French software maker


IBM Corp. agreed today to pay about $215 million euros ($340 million) for Ilog SA, a French maker of business software.

The deal will enable the Armonk-based computing giant to combine its business process management, business optimization and service oriented architecture technologies with Ilog’s business rules management systems software, IBM said.

IBM’s offer represents a 37 percent premium above Ilog’s closing price on Friday.

The deal has the approval of the Ilog board, which will make a decision on the deal before Sept. 15, after which the offer will be filed with the French stock exchange authority.

Shares of Big Blue rose fractionally in trading today to $126.48 each.

This entry was posted on Monday, July 28th, 2008 at 4:15 pm by David Schepp. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Acquisitions, IBM, Mergers & acquisitions, Software, Technology



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