Divine Buys Northern Light Assets


Solution provider divine continued its buying spree this week, acquiring assets of search and content integration company Northern Light Technology.

The company, which bills itself as a "solution provider for the extended enterprise," hopes the acquisition of Northern Light's content services, enterprise search technology, and e-commerce transaction engine will enhance its collaboration and knowledge solutions.

CEO Andrew Filipowski said in a statement that the purchase will let divine offer "information-rich solutions for portals, intranets, Web sites and extranets."

Northern Light Technology's offerings include Special Collection, an online business research library of over 70 million pages of full text documents; SinglePoint content integration service; RivalEye, a customized intelligence solution; and the Northern Light enterprise search engine, which features Northern Light's patented classification technology and customizable 17,000-term taxonomy; and an e-commerce transaction engine.

The company plans to integrate Northern Light's global search technology across its content management, content aggregation and procurement, customer interaction and collaboration solutions to provide a unified search capability across its applications.

Northern Light CEO David Seuss and senior vice president of content development Robert Nelson join divine in senior positions.

Terms of the deal, an all-stock transaction, were not disclosed.