Merant, formerly known as Micro Focus, is believed to be on the verge of acquiring Trillium Software.
Cobol tools supplier Micro Focus bought utilities and development tools vendor Intersolv in 1998 and operated the company as a wholly owned subsidiary. In February 1999, the two companies merged to form Merant.
Trillium sells a change management suite (CMS) that performs version control on Oracle Applications and packages built with Oracle's Developer 2000 tool. Customers can create and maintain projects within CMS and manage it from one centrally located Oracle database.
Merant, which has offices in both the UK and the US, generated revenue of $370 million last year and has some 2,000 employees. The company's main rivals include Viasoft and Platinum Technology, which was bought by Computer Associates in November last year.
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