divine Completes Acquisition of marchFIRST Assets

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from divine, inc.

    CHICAGO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- divine, inc., (Nasdaq:   DVIN) announced
 today that it has completed its acquisition of certain assets of marchFIRST,
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   MRCH), including the balance of the Central Region business unit
 accounts receivable, marchFIRST's SAP implementation practice, its value-added
 reseller (VAR) unit and its Blue Vector venture capital arm.  Today's
 acquisition, the second part of a two-part transaction to acquire certain
 marchFIRST assets, was closed following anti-trust regulatory approval and
 receipt of required third party consents. On April 2, divine acquired 19
 marchFIRST offices, including its Central Region business unit, and the
 majority of the Central Region's outstanding accounts receivable.
     The acquired marchFIRST operations have a current client base of more than
 350 predominantly Fortune 1000 companies.  Its solutions include customer
 relationship management, e-commerce strategy and development, knowledge
 management and business intelligence, supply chain and business systems,
 infrastructure planning, and brand and market development.
     divine also announced today that it has completed the acquisition of
 enterprise information portal solutions company SageMaker, Inc.
 ( www.sagemaker.com ).  Through the SageMaker acquisition, divine gains access
 to SageMaker's e-business platform solutions and relationships with
 outstanding content providers, broadening divine's offering of enterprise Web
 solutions.  SageMaker offers vertically oriented solutions to the financial
 services, insurance, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, power and
 telecommunications industries.
 
     About divine, inc.
     divine, inc., (Nasdaq:   DVIN) develops and markets leading enterprise
 interaction management solutions for the global enterprise.  divine's
 enterprise-scale Web-based software solutions, leading-edge services, and
 managed applications businesses are the principal components of its integrated
 vertical business solutions.  Together these solutions greatly expand access
 to a company's core business processes and harness the power of the internal
 and external information sources that drive their business.  The divine best-
 of-breed software platform and targeted business solutions empower company
 stakeholders with the ability to collaborate and to efficiently gather and
 focus critical real-time information in order to increase productivity, make
 more informed decisions, and increase loyalty in their business community.
 divine's services capabilities combine world-class strategy, technical
 implementation, branding, and integrated marketing capabilities to assure
 successful outcomes of leading-edge e-business solutions.  Founded in 1999,
 Chicago-based divine is a leader in promoting the development and growth of
 new technologies, products, and services that dramatically change how
 businesses manage information, engage their constituents, and develop new
 market opportunities, positioning them for success through future advances in
 the business Internet.  For more information, visit the company's web site at
 www.divine.com .
 
     divine, divine interVentures and divine/Whittman-Hart are trademarks of
 divine, inc.  All trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced
 herein belong to their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE divine, inc.
    CHICAGO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- divine, inc., (Nasdaq:   DVIN) announced
 today that it has completed its acquisition of certain assets of marchFIRST,
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   MRCH), including the balance of the Central Region business unit
 accounts receivable, marchFIRST's SAP implementation practice, its value-added
 reseller (VAR) unit and its Blue Vector venture capital arm.  Today's
 acquisition, the second part of a two-part transaction to acquire certain
 marchFIRST assets, was closed following anti-trust regulatory approval and
 receipt of required third party consents. On April 2, divine acquired 19
 marchFIRST offices, including its Central Region business unit, and the
 majority of the Central Region's outstanding accounts receivable.
     The acquired marchFIRST operations have a current client base of more than
 350 predominantly Fortune 1000 companies.  Its solutions include customer
 relationship management, e-commerce strategy and development, knowledge
 management and business intelligence, supply chain and business systems,
 infrastructure planning, and brand and market development.
     divine also announced today that it has completed the acquisition of
 enterprise information portal solutions company SageMaker, Inc.
 ( www.sagemaker.com ).  Through the SageMaker acquisition, divine gains access
 to SageMaker's e-business platform solutions and relationships with
 outstanding content providers, broadening divine's offering of enterprise Web
 solutions.  SageMaker offers vertically oriented solutions to the financial
 services, insurance, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, power and
 telecommunications industries.
 
     About divine, inc.
     divine, inc., (Nasdaq:   DVIN) develops and markets leading enterprise
 interaction management solutions for the global enterprise.  divine's
 enterprise-scale Web-based software solutions, leading-edge services, and
 managed applications businesses are the principal components of its integrated
 vertical business solutions.  Together these solutions greatly expand access
 to a company's core business processes and harness the power of the internal
 and external information sources that drive their business.  The divine best-
 of-breed software platform and targeted business solutions empower company
 stakeholders with the ability to collaborate and to efficiently gather and
 focus critical real-time information in order to increase productivity, make
 more informed decisions, and increase loyalty in their business community.
 divine's services capabilities combine world-class strategy, technical
 implementation, branding, and integrated marketing capabilities to assure
 successful outcomes of leading-edge e-business solutions.  Founded in 1999,
 Chicago-based divine is a leader in promoting the development and growth of
 new technologies, products, and services that dramatically change how
 businesses manage information, engage their constituents, and develop new
 market opportunities, positioning them for success through future advances in
 the business Internet.  For more information, visit the company's web site at
 www.divine.com .
 
     divine, divine interVentures and divine/Whittman-Hart are trademarks of
 divine, inc.  All trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced
 herein belong to their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  divine, inc.