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"During the next decade those enterprises seeking success will be
deploying extended enterprise solutions. The size of this opportunity is
a compelling argument for divine to build through consolidation a dominant
technology company in the extended enterprise space. We believe this
opportunity dwarfs the Sales Force Automation and Customer Relationship
Management initiatives of the last decade."

-- Andrew "Flip" Filipowski, divine Chairman & CEO

Monday November 12, 4:29 pm Eastern Time
Press Release
SOURCE: divine, inc.
divine, inc. Reports Results for the Third Quarter 2001 Including Cash Position of $176 Million
-- Third quarter revenue grew 250% from the third quarter of 2000 -- Pro forma annual revenue now exceeds $700 million -- Acquired 29 companies in the last year -- Expanded customer base to over 20,000 clients
CHICAGO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN - news), a premier integrated solutions provider focused on the extended enterprise, today reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2001, including third quarter consolidated revenues of $48.1 million and $175.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and securities.

Within the last year, divine has acquired 29 companies. These include, most recently, publicly traded eshare communications, Open Market, and RoweCom, as well as the European operations of the former marchFIRST GmbH, privately held Synchrony Communications and Fracta Networks, and the asset purchases of Intira and HostOne. divine also recently announced definitive agreements to acquire Eprise Corp., (Nasdaq: EPRS - news), and Data Return Corp., (Nasdaq: DRTN - news).

divine`s completed transactions increase the combined organization`s annual revenue base to more than $700 million, on a pro forma basis, and position divine to deliver extended enterprise solutions to a diversified customer base exceeding 20,000 clients, with a focus on Global 5000, high- growth middle market companies, academic and government organizations. According to Software Magazine, divine is ranked among the 100 largest global software / services firms on the basis of annual revenue.

Summary of Third Quarter Financial Results
(dollars in thousands except share and per share amounts)

divine, inc.
September 30, September 30,
2001 2000

Total Revenues $48,079 $13,693
Total Operating Expenses $137,156 $105,841
Operating Loss $(89,077) $(92,148)
Total Non-Cash Expenses $ 43,006 $60,009
Net Loss (excluding preferred/deemed dividends) $(85,807) $(111,533)
Net Loss Per Common Share $(0.54) $(1.13)
Shares Used in Computing Net Loss Per
Common Share 157,644,622 112,678,978

"During the next decade those enterprises seeking success will be
deploying extended enterprise solutions. The size of this opportunity is
a compelling argument for divine to build through consolidation a dominant
technology company in the extended enterprise space. We believe this
opportunity dwarfs the Sales Force Automation and Customer Relationship
Management initiatives of the last decade."

-- Andrew "Flip" Filipowski, divine Chairman & CEO

divine provides expertise in collaboration, interaction, and knowledge solutions that enlighten, empower and extend enterprise systems. Through professional services, software services and managed services, divine extends business systems beyond the edge of the enterprise throughout the entire value chain, including suppliers, partners and customers. divine offers single- point accountability for end-to-end solutions that enhance profitability through increased revenue, productivity, and customer loyalty.


For the third quarter ended September 30, 2001, divine reported consolidated revenues of $48.1 million. Net loss for the third quarter was $85.8 million or ($0.54) per common share computed on 157.6 million weighted average shares outstanding. This compares with a September 30, 2000 net loss of $111.5 million or ($1.13) per common share computed on 112.7 million weighted average shares outstanding. Excluding non-cash charges and extraordinary gain, the net loss for the third quarter was $54.0 million compared with $51.5 million for the third quarter of 2000. The third quarter 2001 loss included non-cash expenses totaling $43.0 million, comprised of $32.0 million of impairment charges, $4.8 million of amortization of goodwill and other intangibles, $1.2 million of acquired technology, $2.1 million of stock-based compensation expense and $2.9 million of depreciation.

At September 30, 2001, divine had a total of approximately $175.8 million in cash, cash equivalents and available-for-sale securities. The decrease from $206.9 million at June 30, 2001 is primarily attributable to the cash used for operations in the third quarter, net of cash received from acquired entities.

In addition to divine`s software, services and hosting/managed services business, divine has ownership interests in certain associated companies, consisting principally of early-stage businesses, which comprise its divine interVentures portfolio. The carrying value of the divine interVentures portfolio reflected on divine`s balance sheet at September 30, 2001, is approximately $15.4 million. divine currently has no plans to make further investments in this portfolio. For additional information, please refer to divine`s filings with the SEC.


Strategic Overview - CEO Andrew ``Flip`` Filipowski

``We have acquired 29 companies and are pleased to welcome all our newest team members to the divine family,`` said Andrew ``Flip`` Filipowski, divine Chairman and CEO. ``During the next decade those enterprises seeking success will be deploying extended enterprise solutions. The size of this opportunity is a compelling argument for divine to build through consolidation a dominant technology company in the extended enterprise space. We believe this opportunity dwarfs the Sales Force Automation and Customer Relationship Management initiatives of the last decade.``

Financial Overview - CFO Michael Cullinane

``With $176 million in cash and cash equivalents at September 30, we believe we have adequate resources to fund divine and execute its business plan until we achieve our profitability target in the last half of 2002,`` said divine Chief Financial Officer Michael Cullinane. ``In less than one year, we have built a more than $700 million pro forma revenue base and positioned ourselves to offer a comprehensive range of extended enterprise solutions.``

Services Overview - Ed Szofer, President, divine Professional Services

``We are excited about divine`s international expansion resulting from the acquisition of certain assets of marchFIRST in Germany, now operating as divine GmbH,`` said Ed Szofer, President, divine Professional Services. ``With more than eight years of experience in the Internet space, divine GmbH is among Germany`s ten largest professional services organizations and provides us with new office locations in Hamburg and Munich, as well as a blue chip client base.``

``During the third quarter, we eliminated over $8 million in quarterly costs by consolidating facilities, negotiating new leases, and reducing headcount. Through the end of the fourth quarter, which is historically a slower period for consulting, we plan to focus on realizing further integration synergies, preserving current revenue streams, and identifying opportunities to extend projects with shorter sales cycles into longer term engagements and business relationships. We are also leveraging sales relationships with existing or prospective clients by joining forces with divine`s acquired entities and strategic business partners to maximize cross- selling opportunities.``


The following are summaries of previous announcements:

-- In November, divine announced a definitive agreement to acquire Data
Return Corporation, (Nasdaq: DRTN - news), in a stock-for-stock merger
transaction expected to close in late December or January. Recognized
as the Microsoft Windows 2000 Global Hosting Partner of the Year 2000,
Data Return specializes in providing high-availability managed hosting
services for companies whose applications are based on Microsoft
technologies. These services are utilized by many leading
enterprises, including Microsoft, Compaq Computer Corporation,
RadioShack.com, Texas Instruments, H&R Block and The World Bank. Data
Return also provides managed infrastructure services for the rapidly
growing market of Application Service Providers (ASPs). Dallas-based
Data Return reported $50 million in revenue for the fiscal year ended
March 31, 2001. Data Return`s strategic investors and Global Alliance
Partners include Microsoft, Compaq Computer Corporation and Level 3

-- divine`s pending acquisition of Eprise Corporation, (Nasdaq: EPRS - news),
expected to close in December, will broaden divine`s content
management solution offerings, positioning divine as one of the first
companies to address the entire spectrum of content management and
delivery needs. Eprise Participant Server(R) offers industry-leading
capabilities for putting content contribution and management in the
hands of business users and is expected to extend divine`s ability to
provide content management solutions that fit any corporate need.
Global market distribution of Eprise Participant Server includes
Canada, Europe and Asia/Pacific, including both German and Japanese
versions. CRN Test Center recently awarded Eprise Participant Server
the Editors` Choice award in the review of content management
solutions. Based in Framingham, Mass., Eprise has more than 150
employees in regional offices across the U.S., Canada, Germany, and
the U.K., and reported $19 million in revenue for the fiscal year
ended December 31, 2000.

-- In November, divine closed its acquisition of RoweCom, Inc., a leading
global provider of sophisticated tools and client services for
purchasing and managing the acquisition of magazines, newspapers,
journals and e-journals, books and other knowledge resources. RoweCom
Library Services, including RoweCom/Faxon Library Services in the U.S.
market, is one of the premier organizations serving the corporate and
academic library communities. RoweCom`s content offerings and
procurement technology comprise key components of divine`s knowledge
solution, providing a single source for electronic procurement of
published information in hard-copy and digital form. RoweCom reported
$348 million in revenue for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2000.
Founded in 1994, Westwood, Mass.-based RoweCom has offices in Canada,
the U.K., France, Spain, Australia, Taiwan/Hong Kong and Korea, and a
regional office in New Jersey. RoweCom`s clients range from academic
libraries to Fortune 1000 firms, and could include any enterprise with
intensive knowledge requirements and high-volume purchases.

-- In October, divine closed its acquisition of eshare communications,
Inc., a leading provider of customer interaction management (CIM)
solutions. eshare has a 20-year history of developing solutions that
help businesses establish and maintain high-quality relationships with
their customers through the phone, email and the Web, enabling divine
to offer customers the ability to facilitate and enhance relationships
across the corporate enterprise. eshare reported 2000 revenues of
nearly $84 million and has more than 2,500 customer sites in over 40
countries, including eight of the top ten firms in the Fortune 50.
eshare is based in Norcross, Ga. and has offices in New York, Los
Angeles, Chicago, Leesburg, Va., and international locations in France
and the U.K.

-- In October, divine closed its acquisition of Open Market, Inc., a
provider of content-driven e-business solutions that enable
enterprises to better manage interactions with their site visitors,
customers, employees and channels. This acquisition strengthens and
expands divine`s enterprise solutions set with Open Market`s
award-winning Java(TM)2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) based content
management and delivery platform and applications, enables the
seamless integration of divine`s current suite of content-driven
e-business applications, and supports the development and deployment
of future applications. Burlington, Mass.-based Open Market reported
fiscal year 2000 revenue of $89 million, with approximately 40 percent
from international sales. Open Market`s solutions are licensed by
more than 300 customers in 43 countries.

-- In October, divine acquired privately held Synchrony Communications,
an innovative customer interaction management suite provider. The
acquisition enhances divine`s customer interaction management (CIM)
technology offerings with Synchrony`s highly ranked interaction
management applications built on a pure net-native framework. In
concert with divine`s acquisition of eshare, Synchrony positions
divine as a leader in CIM solutions, including inbound and outbound
call management. Synchrony`s net-native platform also provides
seamless integration with content management and commerce software
from companies like Open Market and Eprise. Founded in 1997,
Synchrony`s customers include Fortune 1000 firms in financial
services, direct-to-consumer and outsourced teleservices markets.
Synchrony has offices in Cincinnati, New York, Chicago, San Francisco
and Atlanta.

-- In October, divine completed its acquisition of certain assets of
Intira Corporation and HostOne, positioning divine as a leading
provider of facilities-based managed applications services, with
annual revenue of more than $30 million anticipated for the division.
These acquisitions combine the facilities and processes of Intira with
the application management services and expertise of HostOne, and the
world-class application development talent of divine`s Professional
Services Organization. divine now has data centers in Pleasanton,
Calif., and St. Louis and operational facilities in Wash., D.C. and
New York. Owning the application infrastructure platform and
management of the hosting environment will give divine greater control
over the quality and availability of divine`s and others` hosted

-- In September, divine acquired certain assets of marchFIRST GmbH iI,
which now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary under the name of
divine GmbH from offices in Hamburg and Munich. The acquisition
expands divine`s global client base and professional services
expertise and represents a milestone in divine`s international
expansion strategy, particularly in Europe, with full product and
service capabilities across France, Germany, Switzerland and the U.K.
divine GmbH has nearly 140 professionals and is among the ten largest
professional services organizations in Germany, serving blue chip
international clients such as Lufthansa, AUDI, the Axel Springer press
group, Amgen, IGEPA and Toyota Europe.

-- In August, divine acquired certain assets of Fracta Networks, Inc., a
provider of personal content management solutions. Founded in March
2000 and based in Austin, Texas, privately held Fracta Networks has
developed FractaNet(TM), an application that allows users to easily
capture portions of documents, spreadsheets or Web sites. The
acquisition of Fracta Networks expands divine`s suite of personal
information management tools, which provide a single point of access
for an organization`s critical applications, as well as internal and
external information.

Strategic Alliances and Business Agreements

We have valuable alliances with blue chip technology leaders, including BEA, Compaq, Computer Associates, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun, and many others from our acquired entities. We believe these alliances will provide us with additional revenue opportunities through cross-selling and project expansion among our customers.

In August, divine and BEA Systems Inc. signed an agreement for divine to license BEA`s WebLogic application server products for use in a variety of divine`s offerings, including content management from Open Market, customer interaction management from Synchrony Communications and divine`s future enterprise infrastructure components. This agreement is part of a strategic global alliance under which the two companies will engage in collaborative engineering, sales and marketing to address a growing demand for powerful solutions that enable today`s global companies to extend their reach beyond the traditional walls of their enterprise. The alliance expands an already strong relationship between the two companies and allows BEA and divine to deliver pre-packaged technology solutions, collaborate on sales of targeted solutions and jointly invest in global marketing programs. BEA Systems (Nasdaq: BEAS - news) is one of the world`s leading e-business infrastructure software firms, with more than 11,000 customers including the majority of the Fortune Global 500, served through 93 offices in 34 countries.

divine`s Value-Added Reseller (VAR) group finalized agreements with Sun Microsystems, Hitachi Data Systems and Veritas during the quarter, joining divine`s existing VAR relationships with Compaq, Dell, EMC, Hewlett Packard, IBM and Oracle. VAR agreements give divine the ability to bring significant additional value to its professional services, software and managed applications sales.

divine is working closely with many of its alliance partners, including Computer Associates, to integrate divine`s Enterprise Content Center solution with the partners` portal offerings and jointly market combined solutions. These channel partnerships leverage the return on investment appeal of divine`s solutions and the strengths of our partners` technologies and customer bases. We believe our partners` enthusiastic response to divine`s solutions is a strong validation of their value to our joint customers.

divine Solutions, Releases and Recognitions
-- divine introduced Financial Markets Insight 2.0 and Investment Banking
Insight 2.0 in October and later hosted a demonstration at the
Financial Technology Expo in New York. These two Web-based solutions
deliver targeted, relevant content and mission-critical applications
for the financial services industry. divine`s Insight Business
Solutions reduce research time, increase productivity and enable
financial services firms to better manage spending on knowledge
-- divine previewed Power Insight 2.0 and Upstream Insight 2.0 in October
during Power Mart `01 in Houston, prior to their planned release in
late November. These targeted solutions for the power industry apply
an intelligent, industry-specific framework to the aggregation of
premium external content and also integrate critical analytical
applications, which enable rapid market and competitive assessments
with a single mouse click. divine`s Energy Insight Solutions reduce
research time, increase productivity and enable energy industry
companies to better manage spending on knowledge resources.

-- divine Enterprise Content Center was introduced in October, providing
a suite of e-business content management and e-procurement tools to
serve intranets, Web sites and enterprise portals, including such
essential tools as streaming media and breaking news dissemination.
dECC aggregates and integrates relevant external content into a single
Web interface, providing everything a company needs to procure, manage
and deliver critical business content to users within any portal or
intranet while controlling content procurement costs.

-- divine was featured at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2001 in October in
Orlando, Fla., which showcases leading vendors offering solutions
designed to boost enterprise workflow and content management
processes. divine Enterprise Content Center was demonstrated as a way
for large corporations to gain control of external information and
applications and manage them effectively.

-- divine Athena 5.4 integrated with divine MindAlign and divine
Enterprise Portal. The new divine Athena 5.4 was released for general
availability on September 17 with Taylor Woodrow, an international
housing, property and construction and engineering group of London,
touting its "improved look and feel, and increased usability,
providing TW enormous efficiency by eliminating fruitless queries and
allowing them to share and re-use the most current, relevant

-- divine MindAlign 4.1 released in October with improved usability
features including: easy file transfer functionality, improved
presence awareness interface, enhanced MindAlign Developer`s Kit, Web
integration for launching public or private channels from an
organization`s portal site or Web-based directory service and
Single-Sign-On for Windows authentication, a customer request that
enables MindAlign to tie into existing Windows-based Single-Sign-On

-- divine was named one of "100 Companies that Matter" by KMWorld in
August. divine and many of its strategic business partners such as
Compaq, Computer Associates, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle,
SAP, and Siebel Systems were cited as leaders in helping enterprises
manage their thinking assets to increase innovation and business

Selected Recent Customer Wins and Project Engagements
-- Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC,
signed a multi-year licensing agreement for divine`s Enterprise Content
Center (dECC) solution, citing as key reasons dECC`s important cost
benefits, as well as its capability to seamlessly integrate into
Barclays` own customer relationship management (CRM) system. dECC
aggregates and integrates relevant external content into a single Web
interface, providing everything a company needs to procure, manage and
deliver critical business content to the right user within any portal,
intranet, or third-party platform, such as the Barclay`s CRM system.
Introduced in October, dECC has rapidly become an important problem-
solving tool for information professionals that enables corporations to
control and manage information procurement costs.
-- Best Buy, the nation`s No. 1 specialty retailer of consumer
electronics, personal computers, entertainment software and appliances,
selected divine to provide branding and technology services that were
instrumental in launching the Best Buy Entertainment Web site, which
offers a broad entertainment experience that encompasses music, movies
and games.

-- Taylor Woodrow, an international housing, property and construction
group employing more than 6,000 people world-wide engaged divine to
develop a single, centralized system to allow contractors, suppliers
and clients with whom they collaborate to share its knowledge base.
Through the storage of content on divine Athena, Taylor Woodrow
provided its work teams with an intuitive, seamless system that ensures
efficient queries and access to relevant information, while not
compromising its integrity.
-- TotalFinaElf (TFE), one of the world`s top five oil companies, signed a
new multi-year $350,000 contract for divine`s Upstream Insight(TM)
solution to include TFE`s French Operations. TFE uses Upstream Insight
to better organize and manage its subscription-based content and
accelerate research on competitors, new technologies and recent oil
-- UBS Warburg, a leading global financial services firm, signed a new
multi-million dollar agreement for MindAlign 4.0, divine`s real-time
collaboration and knowledge management solution, which the firm has
used since 1998 to help provide vital market information to its
traders. MindAlign, which easily integrates with other applications
and data systems, improves UBS Warburg`s ability to communicate
globally and conduct online business conversations within its own
enterprise and with outside clients. UBS Warburg`s MindAlign user base
has grown to over 5,000 permanent channels, with thousands of ad hoc or
private chat channels. More than 18,000 people log on daily and
exchange over 12 million messages per month.


divine`s third quarter conference call with the investment community is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. CT / 3:00 p.m. MT / 2:00 p.m. PT on Monday, November 12, 2001. To listen to the call live or for a replay of the call, please visit the Investor Relations page at www.divine.com. A live audio broadcast of the call will be available at 952-556-2807 and a replay will be available by calling 703-326-3020, code 5568907.

About divine, inc.

divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN - news) is focused on extended enterprise solutions. Through professional services, software services and managed services, divine extends business systems beyond the edge of the enterprise throughout the entire value chain, including suppliers, partners and customers. divine offers single-point accountability for end-to-end solutions that enhance profitability through increased revenue, productivity, and customer loyalty. The company provides expertise in collaboration, interaction, and knowledge solutions that enlighten, empower and extend enterprise systems.

Founded in 1999, divine focuses on Global 5000 and high-growth middle market firms, government agencies, and educational institutions, and currently serves over 20,000 customers. For more information, visit the company`s Web site at www.divine.com .

divine is a component of the Russell 3000® and Russell 2000® indexes of U.S. common stocks and one of 14 companies in Russell`s Web-based software/services industry classification to be added to the Russell indexes for 2001, as well as one of 21 newly-added firms headquartered in Illinois.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

The statements contained in this news release that are forward-looking are based on current expectations that are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, and actual results may differ materially. The uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to: divine`s ability to consummate its acquisitions of Eprise and Data Return; divine`s ability to successfully implement its acquisition strategy, including its ability to integrate the operations, personnel, products, and technologies of, and address the risks associated with, acquired companies; the overall performance and operating results of acquired companies; divine`s limited operating history and new and evolving business strategy; divine`s ability to expand its customer base and achieve and maintain profitability; divine`s ability to predict revenues from project-based engagements; divine`s ability to execute its integrated Web- based technology, professional services, and managed applications strategy; divine`s ability to develop new products and services and enhance and support existing products and services; divine`s ability to maintain its vendor and strategic partner relationships and retain key employees; increasing competition from other providers of software solutions and professional services; divine`s ability to keep pace with technological developments and industry requirements; divine`s ability to address the risks associated with international operations; divine`s ability to maintain its Nasdaq listing; fluctuations in the trading price and volume of divine`s stock; and other unanticipated events and conditions. For further information about these and other risks, uncertainties, and contingencies, please review the disclosure under the captions ``Risk Factors`` and ``Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward- Looking Statements`` in divine`s Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC on October 30, 2001 and as amended from time to time. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management`s analysis, judgment, belief, or expectation only as of the date hereof. Except as required by federal securities laws, divine undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements or risks, uncertainties, or contingencies to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.

Cautionary Statement


Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands except share and per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended

Sept. 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30,
2001 2000 2001 2000
Products $3,787 $2,008 $8,703 $4,338
Services 44,292 11,685 110,415 26,662
48,079 13,693 119,118 31,000
Operating expenses:
Cost of revenues:
Products 1,789 1,453 4,784 2,915
Services 41,462 10,892 92,042 24,157

Selling, general
and administrative 58,060 56,172 147,710 138,373
Research and
development 7,530 4,000 13,520 8,644
Impairment of
investments in
companies -- 7,139 3,024 7,139
Impairment of
prepaid co-
location and
bandwidth services 25,000 -- 25,000 --
Acquired technology 1,196 -- 1,196 --
Amortization of
compensation 2,119 26,185 7,672 43,049
expenses 137,156 105,841 294,948 224,277
Operating loss (89,077) (92,148) (175,830) (193,277)

Other income (expense):
Interest income 1,725 4,851 7,638 11,077
Interest expense (853) (653) (2,189) (1,975)
Other income
(expense), net (3,306) (141) 10,120 (125)
Total other
(expense) (2,434) 4,057 15,569 8,977
Loss before
interest, gain
(loss) on issuance
of stock by
companies, equity
in losses of
impairment of
investment in
equity and cost
method companies
gain (91,511) (88,091) (160,261) (184,300)

Minority interest 394 6,192 4,269 14,732
Gain (loss) on issuance
of stock by associated
companies (141) 2,061 663 4,824
Equity in losses of
associated companies (3,000) (25,567) (15,443) (60,229)
Impairment of
investment in equity
and cost method
companies (2,763) (6,128) (30,381) (6,128)
Net loss before
gain (97,021) (111,533) (201,153) (231,101)
Extraordinary gain 11,214 -- 11,214 --
Net loss (85,807) (111,533) (189,939) (231,101)
Accretion of redeemable
preferred stock
dividends -- (519) -- (8,037)
Accretion of preferred
stock dividends -- (526) -- (9,070)
Deemed dividends -- (14,942) -- (40,756)
Net loss
applicable to
stockholders $(127,520) $(189,939) $(288,964) $(85,807)

Basic and
diluted net
loss per share
gain $(0.61) $(1.13) $(1.38) $(6.43)
gain 0.07 -- 0.08 --

Basic and
diluted net
loss per share
applicable to
stockholders $(0.54) $(1.13) $(1.30) $(6.43)

average shares
used in
basic and
diluted net
loss per share 157,644,622 112,678,978 146,510,593 44,967,132

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)

September 30, December 31,
Assets 2001 2000

Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents and
securities $175,768 $267,080
Accounts receivable, net 46,072 7,678
Other current assets 21,865 7,041
Total current assets 243,705 281,799

Goodwill and other intangible assets 43,822 8,621
Ownership interests in associated
companies 11,993 65,939
Other assets 63,317 63,822
Total assets $362,837 $420,181

Liabilities and Stockholders` Equity

Current liabilities $58,417 $27,571.00
Note payable to marchFIRST due April
2006 57,500 --
Other liabilities 8,084 7,777
Minority interest 6,488 16,950

Stockholders` equity 232,348 367,883

Total liabilities and
stockholders` equity $362,837 $420,181

divine and divine interVentures are trademarks of divine inc. All other trademarks, trade names and service marks referenced herein are the properties of their respective companies.

SOURCE: divine, inc.

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Patricia Seybold Group report available online

CHICAGO and DALLAS – November 7, 2001 – divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN), a premier integrated solution provider focused on the extended enterprise, was profiled in a research report issued recently by the Patricia Seybold Group. In the report, Patricia Seybold designates divine as the company defining and primed to lead the extended enterprise category.

The report provides significant insight into divine`s extended enterprise strategy, detailing many of the acquisitions that divine made in 2001 and explaining their significance in terms of divine`s overall vision of helping its customers evolve from a supply-centered model to a customer-centered, demand-driven marketplace.

"In today`s market, corporations live and die on their ability to make decisions quickly, and to streamline the flow of information through their extended enterprises," says Seybold. "divine is clearly placing its bets on owning the extended enterprise category."

Seybold defines divine`s market position as a full-service solutions provider for extended enterprises seeking to take advantage of net-native architectures, and highlights divine`s software-solutions focus in the areas of information sharing, collaboration and knowledge management.

"This report validates divine`s role as a pioneer and powerhouse in the extended enterprise space," said divine Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew "Flip" Filipowski. "We are thrilled to gain the understanding and enthusiastic support of industry analysts as well respected as Patricia Seybold and we remain committed to helping our clients create a competitive advantage by leveraging all externally facing touch points through knowledge optimization, collaboration and customer interaction."

divine`s extended enterprise strategy, which is built to meet the critical needs of today`s corporations, includes:

Net-native solutions that enable all of the extended enterprise from customer-touching services;
Full-service solutions that combine professional services, software services and managed services;
All the tools that organizations need to manage, evolve and deploy their knowledge assets, including support for interaction and collaboration with customers, colleagues and trading partners;
A modern technology architecture that straddles Sun`s J2EE and Microsoft`s .NET; and
A mature sales and professional-services organization with deep understanding of vertical industries.

For more information about divine and its solutions, visit its Web site, www.divine.com, or call divine at 866.999.3846.

About divine, inc.

divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN) is focused on extended enterprise solutions. Through professional services, software services and managed services, divine extends business systems beyond the edge of the enterprise throughout the entire value chain, including suppliers, partners and customers. divine offers single-point accountability for end-to-end solutions that enhance profitability through increased revenue, productivity, and customer loyalty. The company provides expertise in consulting, collaboration, interaction, hosting and knowledge solutions that enlighten, empower and extend enterprise systems.

Founded in 1999, divine focuses on Global 5000 and high-growth middle market firms, government agencies, and educational institutions, and currently serves over 2000 customers. For more information, visit the company`s Web site at www.divine.com.

Individual Investors:
Brenda Lee Johnson
Main: 773.394.6873

Media Inquiries:
Susan Burke/Anne Schmitt
Direct: 773.394.6746 / 6827

Michelle Nolan
Ruder Finn for divine
Divine seeking to become Net powerhouse
By Dennis Callaghan
August 24, 2001

Open Market Inc., an e-commerce pioneer and the holder of patents for the Web shopping cart
and online credit card processing, will soon be absorbed into Divine Inc., an Internet holding
company turned burgeoning e-business software vendor.

Chicago-based Divine is establishing itself as a force in the so-called extended enterprise space
to integrate customer data with internal data and share information with partners and suppliers.

"We want to offer not only the technologies that do collaboration, interaction and knowledge
management but also have the know-how of professional services to deliver those solutions and
manage those applications," said CEO Andrew "Flip" Filipowski.

"They`re all applications that affect the top line," Filipowski said.

Divine was formed two years
ago as Divine InterVentures
Inc. after Filipowski sold his
previous company, Platinum
Technology International Inc.,
which had bought more than
70 companies. Divine
InterVentures originally set out
to form a network of startup
companies that it had invested
in, all centered on
e-commerce. As the high-tech
market soured and stock
prices plummeted, the
company shortened its name
and began to buy companies
at fire-sale prices.

Indeed, some industry
watchers say they believe Divine got Open Market for a bargain in a stock swap valued at a
little less than $60 million.

Open Market, of Burlington, Mass., was down to just $9 million in cash at the close of the last
quarter, June 30, though it had a still-untapped $40 million credit line, said Joe Alwan, the
company`s senior vice president of worldwide marketing.

Open Market had repositioned itself as a content management provider with the March launch
of Content Server Enterprise Edition, abandoning future development of its core Transact
product for order and transaction management and divesting itself of its ShopSite e-commerce

But Open Market`s content management business didn`t grow fast enough to make up for the
sudden drop in e-commerce software revenues. For the first six months of this year, Open
Market recorded revenues of $26.9 million, compared with $51.3 million in the same period a
year ago. It recorded losses of $15 million through the first half of the year.

As for the rest of Divine, Filipowski plans more acquisitions, particularly in the services area.
"There`s only a few steps left in the product areas," Filipowski said. "We had no more than a
dozen mapped, but I don`t think there will ever be a time when anything will be completed.
We`re looking to expand professional services and looking for additional found items in
managed applications."

Filipowski seems to have more of a focused strategy this time around than when he built
Platinum. He said he also has a clearer vision of where the acquired companies will fit with the
new company, something that often took months to determine at Platinum, which had
applications in a number of areas, including data warehousing and analysis, database
performance, metadata management, and systems and network management.

Platinum had nearly $1 billion in revenues but had recorded net losses for five years straight
when Computer Associates International Inc. bought it in June 1999. Still, CA paid a staggering
$3.5 billion in cash for the company.

Open Market software user Brian Whitehead was encouraged that the company had been
bought but said that its financial position was still short of where he would like to see it.

Whitehead, vice president and chief technical architect at the Standard & Poor`s division of The
McGraw-Hill Cos., said Divine could bring some partnership opportunities to his own company,
which could provide content for Divine`s portal offerings. But he has some reservations about
Divine as well.

"There`s some concern as to whether they`ll truly integrate their products. With Platinum, they
never really did," said Whitehead, in New York. He is also waiting to see if Divine will be more
than just an Internet holding company. "I`m aware of Flip`s track record," he said.

All the applications Divine has acquired to date are built on the Java 2 Enterprise Edition
application framework and .Net, which should make integration of the different applications
easier, Filipowski said.

Filipowski said he doesn`t expect other companies that started out as venture capitals to take
Divine`s approach. Still, he said what his company is doing is hardly new. "There were 22,000
car companies; now there`s three. There were 500 PC companies; now there`s five. This is a
continuation of what happens in every economic cycle on the downside of the market,"
Filipowski said. "It`s what the Vanderbilts did with the railroads, the Rockefellers with oil, the
Morgans with the financial industry."
Wäre sehr froh , wenn ihr einige Informationen über DVIN hättet.
mich würde der Anstieg der letzten Tage interessieren.
Sollte ich aufstocken??
mfg FML
divine, inc. Added to Russell 3000, Russell 2000 Indexes
MONDAY, JULY 09, 2001 5:02 PM
- PRNewswire

divine, inc. Added to Russell 3000, Russell 2000 Indexes

7/9/2001 5:02:00 PM
CHICAGO, Jul 9, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- divine, inc., (DVIN) , an enterprise solutions company delivering a powerful combination of services, technology and hosting capabilities that advance and extend the corporate enterprise, today announced that it has been added to the Russell 3000(R) and Russell 2000(R) indexes of U.S. common stocks. divine`s addition is effective July 1, 2001 and the final rebalanced lists are available today as of 5 p.m. PDT at: www.russell.com .

The Russell 3000 is comprised of the 3,000 largest U.S. stocks based on total market capitalization as of the end of May, representing approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market or $12.5 trillion this year. The Russell 2000 measures the smallest 2,000 of those stocks.

divine is one of only 13 companies in the Web-based software/services industry classification to be added to the Russell indexes this year, as well as one of 21 firms headquartered in Illinois. The criteria used to select divine did not include its announcement today of definitive agreements to acquire eshare communications, Inc. or RoweCom, Inc.

divine`s inclusion is part of Frank Russell Company`s annual reconstitution of its U.S. equity indexes. In addition to market capitalization, membership in Russell indexes is determined by investment parameter attributes. Russell indexes are widely used as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies.

Frank Russell Company, a global investment services firm, provides manager-of-manager investment products and services in more than 35 countries. Russell manages $66 billion in assets and advises clients representing more than US$1 trillion worldwide.

About divine, inc.

divine, inc., (DVIN) delivers a unique combination of services, Web-based technology, and managed applications capability that enables businesses to rapidly deploy advanced enterprise solutions that are fully integrated with every aspect of their business strategy and existing technical systems. Founded in 1999, Chicago-based divine is a leader in promoting the development of new technologies, products, and services that dramatically change how businesses manage information, engage their constituents, and develop new market opportunities. For more information, visit the company`s web site at www.divine.com .

divine is a trademark of divine, inc. All other trademarks, trade names and service marks referenced herein are the properties of their respective companies.


SOURCE divine, inc.


Es gibt kaum Informationen zu dem Unternehmen. Ich bin auf eigenes Research angewiesen. Die aus meiner sich interessanten Artikel stelle ich hier ein. Divine hat zum 31.12.2001 aufgrund der vielen Übernahmen ca. 430 Millionen ausstehende Aktien. Für 2002 kann ein Umsatz von 500 Millionen $ erreicht werden. Ich glaube, daß divine zu einem großen Konzern wachsen kann. Zudem waren bei der Gründung Microsoft und Dell beteiligt. siehe auch nasdaq.com stock report.
@Die Aktie !!
Vielen Dank für deine Arbeit und deine Antwort.
Würde mich über weitere Postings sehr freuen .
Im voraus vielen Dank.
mfg FML
"Flip" kauft sich die besten Filetstücke zusammen und hat selber einen sehr guten Akquisitionsschutz um in Ruhe arbeiten zu können.

Hier ein Auszug aus dem 3.Quartalsbericht:

"(9) Stockholder Rights Plan

In February 2001, the Company`s board of directors adopted a Stockholder Rights Plan and declared a dividend of one Right on each outstanding share of class A common stock. The dividend was payable to shareholders of record on February 23, 2001.

Initially, no separate certificates were issued for the Rights; rather, the Rights are evidenced by the certificates for class A common stock and trade automatically with the class A common stock. The Rights are not exercisable unless a person or group has acquired, or announces the intent to acquire, 15% or more of the Company`s outstanding common stock (or 20% or more if such a person or group owned 10% or more of the Company`s outstanding common stock at the time of adoption of the Rights Plan). Thereafter, separate Rights certificates will be distributed and each Right will entitle its holder to purchase one one-thousandth of a share of Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock at $15.00 per Right. The Rights are redeemable by the Company`s board of directors, for $0.001 per Right, at any time prior to the exercisability of the Rights.

In the event a person or group acquires 15% (20% in certain circumstances) or more of the Company`s class A common stock, each shareholder, other than the acquiror, is entitled to purchase, for the exercise price of the Rights, the number of shares of the Company`s common stock having a market value of two times the exercise price of the Rights. In addition, the Company`s board of directors may then exchange the Rights for class A common stock at a ratio of one share of class A common stock per Right. Also, if the Rights have become exercisable and the Company is acquired in a merger or other business combination, or 50% or more of its assets, cash flow, or earning power are sold, each Right will entitle the holder to purchase, at the exercise price of the Right, that number of shares of common stock of the acquiring company that, at the time of the transaction, will have a market value of two times the exercise price of the Right.

The Rights will expire on January 31, 2011 unless extended by the Company`s board of directors."

Die Dauer des Rechtes zeigt mir, wie ernst Flip die Sache nimmt. Das werden die Shorts ( ca. 2.400.000 Aktien per 15.10.2001 auch irgendwann merken).
About divine
Andrew J. "Flip" Filipowski
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew "Flip" Filipowski is one of the world`s most successful high-tech entrepreneurs, philanthropists and visionaries. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of divine, inc. (NASDAQ: DVIN), which he founded in 1999. Upside magazine recognized Flip as one of the 100 most influential individuals in the technology field, naming him to its 2000 Upside Elite 100 list.

During his career, Filipowski has started and built tremendously successful technology companies. Prior to launching divine, he founded PLATINUM technology, inc. in 1987 and amassed one of the most valuable technology and service offerings in the software industry. PLATINUM grew from a startup to the eighth-largest software enterprise in the world, reaching $1 billion in revenue. PLATINUM had industry-leading products in database management, business intelligence, application development, and Internet tools, and ran a world-class services organization to support these technologies. In 1999, Filipowski sold PLATINUM to Computer Associates International, Inc. for more than $3.6 billion, the largest acquisition of a software company at the time.

During his tenure at PLATINUM, Filipowski also founded PLATINUM Venture Partners in 1992. The company funded and helped grow successful Internet and technology ventures such as Whittman-Hart, Inc., a global information-technology consulting company; StarMedia, the leading online network in Latin America; and yesmail.com, a premier direct email marketing solutions company.

Before launching PLATINUM, Filipowski founded and led DBMS, Inc., a software company that grew to $25 million in revenue and was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.

From 1974 to 1979, Filipowski served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Cullinet Software, Inc., the world`s largest software company at the time. Earlier in his career, he served in various managerial and technical positions with A.B. Dick Company, Motorola, Inc., and Time, Inc.

Throughout his career, Filipowski has been actively involved in humanitarian issues. In 1998, he was named as the recipient of the Anti-Defamation League`s Torch of Liberty Award, which recognized his efforts to fight hate on the Internet. He also serves as chairman of iGive.com, an organization that leverages the Internet to aid charities.

Filipowski serves on numerous boards, including the Chicago Board of Trade, eShare Communications, Inc., Perceptual Robotics, Inc., Chicago`s Lincoln Park Zoo, The Economic Club of Chicago, University of Chicago Hospitals, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and Blue Rhino Corp.

About divine
Board of Directors
divine is proud to work with a board of directors comprised of some of the world`s most dynamic and influential business, technology, and communications leaders.

Tommy Bennett, Computer Associates

John A. Cooper, Microsoft Corporation

James E. Cowie, Frontenac Company

Michael Cullinane, divine, inc.

Andrew "Flip" Filipowski, divine, inc.

Michael H. Forster, Internet Capital Group

Arthur W. Hahn, Katten Muchin Zavis

Paul Humenansky, divine, inc.

Thomas J. Meredith, Dell Computer Corporation

Kevin Nater, Dell Corporation

John Rau, Chicago Title Corporation

Quelle divine.com.

Siehe auch divine.de
Der vollständige Researchbericht von Patricia B. Seybold kann jetzt über divine.com abgerufen werden.
Divine Plan For The Enterprise
`We want to end up being the Siebel of the extended-enterprise systems space.`
By Amy Rogers, CRN

2:52 PM EST Thurs., Nov. 29, 2001

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In 1999, when Computer Associates International bought Platinum Technology for $3.6 billion, the deal gave Platinum founder and CEO Andrew "Flip" Filipowski the financial freedom to never have to work again. But that same year, the restless Filipowski launched divine Inc., a Chicago-based vendor offering B2B software and services for the "extended enterprise." Divine has since become a white knight to dozens of companies in distress, including e-services firm marchFirst and hosting provider Intira. But divine`s stock also has taken its lumps, standing at press time at about 70 cents per share after a 52-week high of $2.84 and a low of 42 cents. Filipowski, however, said he`s determined to find the silver lining amid the current economic and political instability. He discussed his divine strategy in an interview with CRN E-commerce Editor Amy Rogers.

CRN_ In two years, divine has acquired about 30 companies on their last legs. What`s the endgame?

`What customers really want these days is to get a solution from a single vendor. They don`t want to have to worry about one vendor going in one direction and one going in another.`
FILIPOWSKI_ When we formed divine, the objective was to create a technology company that was relevant in terms of the new concentric circle of opportunity in IT that was emerging. For the last 30 years, people had spent a lot of time and energy automating the core of the enterprise and then getting to the edges of the enterprise with things like accounting and back-office [applications]. In the latter part of the 1990s, CRM and sales-force automation sort of became the new concentric circle. There were a host of technology companies like IBM, which tried,in their ongoing attempt at relevance,to absorb as many of the concentric circles as they could. Sometimes it was successful. Sometimes,like with [IBM`s operating system] OS/2 trying to displace Microsoft`s role in the personal computing world,they failed. Each of the big monster companies, in order to stay relevant, has to [develop or acquire products] in a whole host of these areas.

CRN_ But IBM found relevance in a lot of other ways, such as professional services and servers.

FILIPOWSKI_ Yeah, but services are not distinguishable from any other concentric circle. You only provide services in the context of either automating the back office, supply chain or whatever it is you are doing. Having spent more than 30 years in the business, I thought the next concentric circle I had the opportunity for developing a very substantive technology enterprise was what analysts are calling the `extended enterprise`,the things that happen outside a single enterprise.

In the extended enterprise, about 100 percent of the [people] that use it are outside the enterprise. In the last few years, that required a huge investment in the infrastructure of the Internet. I thought that a giant such as [CRM vendor] Siebel was certainly possible,and maybe much bigger,in the area of an extended enterprise and was certainly possible in the area of sales-force automation and CRM. Usually there is a lead vendor or two, and the rest are consolidated. We like to call it `the value chain.` There was a big opening there, and we spent a certain amount of time discussing it with prospective investors. There was a pretty big consensus among our biggest investors to have their technology be relevant again in the extended enterprise. That`s why we got Dell, Microsoft, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and others to put in $100 million each. We concluded we would have to build this business ourselves. The ability to acquire components was slim, mostly because the best of the best were staunchly independent and extraordinarily expensive. If I had wanted to buy marchFirst, it would have cost me $14 billion back then.

CRN_ What a difference a couple of quarters makes.

FILIPOWSKI_ Sometimes. That`s just life. The approach we used from the beginning was to grow the three spheres we thought were relevant for this concentric circle.

CRN_ And those spheres are?

FILIPOWSKI_ Professional services that are attuned to that opportunity, software as a service, and managed services, in order to be able to turn on that service and get access to that profit-expanding opportunity. We built companies like Host Divine in the managed services space and OpinionWare in the software services area. We put together [business units] that handle strategy, like Experience Divine and Buzz Divine for the creative and branding end of the equation.

Shortly after we squeezed through the IPO window [in July 2000], the marketplace dramatically turned to the point where it was very obvious that organic growth was going to cost more money than acquisitions would. That accelerated to the point where not even a healthy debate could be generated. So we staked out the exact same territory we`ve always been in but identified the acquisition targets with a laser focus on this extended-enterprise opportunity. We decided we wanted to [aid] companies that want to exploit the value chain and extend their enterprise system, not necessarily approach it the way [management consulting firm] A.T. Kearney would, but really deal with only the extended-enterprise issues. About 5 percent of our ongoing effort in professional services around the world is helping companies develop a strategy for profits and extending businesses into the value chain.

CRN_ Before the marchFirst acquisition, what sort of professional-services staff did divine have?

FILIPOWSKI_ We had about 300 people. We were looking for opportunities to acquire several thousand people, which we`ve continued to do with numerous other acquisitions. We were looking for folks that had the strategy component and folks that had the advanced branding capabilities, because when you go to extend your business system into the value chain, you expose your brand. If your system sucks, you suck. If you do a great job, you can enhance your brand.

About 80 percent of our effort there is in systems integration. Some of the more appealing parts of marchFirst, the jewels that we hand-picked through, were those who had experience in how to integrate these kinds of systems into the base of SAP, Oracle, J.D. Edwards and applications like that. That`s why the new concentric circle is called the extended enterprise, as opposed to something else, because you are really tapping into the fabric of these systems to get the value out of it.

CRN_ How many employees did the marchFirst acquisition involve?

FILIPOWSKI_ I think we added about 1,800 individuals.

CRN_ So you`ve almost met your goal of adding several thousand people.

FILIPOWSKI_ There is no endgame goal. There`s a desire to profitably meet the demands that our customers have, and that may [involve hiring] 20,000 or 30,000 professional-services people. To grow 1,800 people`s worth of business, to recruit them all,that`s a pretty expensive proposition, compared with the $10 million we paid for marchFirst. The other thing we did was define the software end of the equation. That became interaction, collaboration, content management and the infrastructure to deliver [applications]. We targeted companies specifically in those areas,like eshare, RoweCom and others,and felt that those were the most relevant areas. We are still looking for the piece that will complete the puzzle.

We`ve got a good professional-services business in the $200 million to $300 million range [in projected 2002 revenue]. In the software area, we are in the $800 million range, and in managed services we`re just above $100 million with the acquisition of Data Return. We`ve added [Data Return`s assets] to Intira, HostOne and Host Divine. Together, they provide the 365x24 secure, reliable delivery of what can be very complicated in an extended-enterprise system. There are a lot of things you want in life and don`t get, but we want to end up being the Siebel of the extended-enterprise systems space. The only competitors we will have to deal with over the next couple of years,until the liquidity returns to the marketplace,are organizations that are very well-established, like IBM trying to stretch into this area. More often than not, they will be our partners, but sometimes they will be our competitors.

CRN_ When you look at the list of companies divine has acquired, it`s not a simple task to get all of these assets, technologies and people working as a whole. Do you have a fleet of engineers, for example, trying to make Eprise, eshare and Open Market products work together?

FILIPOWSKI_ Well, you don`t really have to do that. Today, more than any other period of IT history, you have to describe a standard platform that you are going for. We are Java 2 Enterprise Edition bigots. We are very portal-oriented toward our own technology to provide the infrastructure. We support [standard] platforms including [Microsoft] .Net. For the most part, the products we bought are already built on standards and, therefore, work together.

More important are the people issues. We have about 100 acquisitions` worth of experience within our management team. That`s where the real issues are; they`re really not in the technology area. What customers really want these days is to get a solution from a single vendor. They don`t want to have to worry about one vendor going in one direction and one going in another. As in every down cycle, they are looking for a limited number of vendors to do business with.

CRN_ Hosting figures prominently in divine`s strategy. What balance do you seek between selling enterprise licenses and selling hosted access to the applications that people subscribe for?

FILIPOWSKI_ We internally deal with everything as a subscription. But in terms of dealing directly with customers, we still forecast the ability to let the customer choose how they want to relate to the product. No matter how they choose, in our internal systems it`s a subscription. I don`t care if they buy a license to a product. We book it over five years.

CRN_ How do you decide which companies to acquire?

FILIPOWSKI_ I`d give you an example, but I don`t disclose what our strategy is because it then makes it impossible to get the bargains you want to get. The best I can tell you is we have an [online content] opening we wanted to fill with NewsEdge. We lost out to Thomson, and we are still looking for that specific kind of offering. We have mapped out what parts we needed, and we continue to refine that. We`ve got very specific slots, and we have a list of five or six alternatives for each,including how we would build it from spare parts if we couldn`t get a precise acquisition. We feel that in this kind of environment, there is almost no chance that we can`t get one of the top players that we would like to fill those holes. Our mergers-and-acquisitions department is very good at it.

We look to see what kind of customers the target has and the breadth of their customer base. We certainly believe that the customers we have to approach today are less likely to add a brand-new vendor to the list. When we can find a company like Rowecom that has 10,000 customers, that is a pretty big asset we add to the cross-selling experience. We end up with a situation where there is virtually no customer we can`t approach and say, `This is not a cold call. We are already one of your key suppliers.`

CRN_ What`s the role for solution providers in divine`s business plan?

FILIPOWSKI_ We have an extraordinarily big emphasis on partners and systems integrators. We work with systems integration firms very hard, and we compensate our sales force identically,whether a systems integrator gets the work or our own [direct-sales] folks get the work. We have plans and processes in place that are very partner-sensitive. They are the difference between our success and our failure.

CRN_ What percentage of your sales now goes through partners and what percentage goes through your direct-sales staff?

FILIPOWSKI_ I would say 10 percent to 20 percent of sales go through our [direct-sales] guys.

CRN_ Being in Chicago, as opposed to San Francisco or New York, lets divine be a big fish in a small pond. Is that why you have made Chicago your base of operations?

FILIPOWSKI_ Actually, it has far more to do with the fact that this is home than anything else. I did live in Boston for a while in the 1970s. Now I have several residences, so I get to play nomad.
Läuft zur Zeit gut. Ende Januar Anfang Februar 2002 sollen neue Aquisitionen bekanntgegeben werden. Bald kommen die Quartalszahlen. Wenn die gut sind geht`s weiter aufwärts.

Gute Geschäfte

Die Aktie
Kann mir jemand sagen wann die Q-Zahlen kommen und was ihr erwartet.
Danke FML
...und es geht weiter:

CHICAGO and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN), a premier integrated solution provider focused on the extended enterprise, today announced that it has acquired certain assets of privately held Northern Light(R, news, msgs) Technology LLC, a leading provider of search and content integration solutions for enterprises, in an all-stock transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition of Northern Light`s award-winning premium content services, enterprise search technology, and e-commerce transaction engine enhance divine`s comprehensive integrated content, collaboration and knowledge solutions for the extended enterprise

earning date ist der 28.2.2002 nachbörlich. Erwartungen gibt es keine. Umsatz muss aufgrund der Übernahmen deutlich steigen. Wichtig ist, daß der Cashbestand nicht zu stark sinkt.
@Aktie !
Danke für deine Antwort.
Was erwartest du von dem Einkauf von DIVN und wie ist dein Gefühl
für die zu erwarteten Zahlen?
Habe demnächst einen Termin mit einer Analystin von HSBC Trinkhaus ...
die mir ein paar Details zu DIVINE geben will,weil die Nachrichtenlage etwas dünn ist.
Wenn es etwas gibt,stelle ich es ins Board,um deine Arbeit zu unterstützen.
mfg FML
Übernahme hat gleich eine großartige Vereinbarung mit Yahoo ! gebracht. Gemäß yahoo-board
soll auch Peter Lynch in divine investiert haben. Ende des Monats sollen Gespräche
mit institutionellen Anlegern erfolgen.

Yahoo! and divine Form Agreement to Deliver Premium
Search Content

Consumers Can Now Access Online Research Library of 7,100 Sources
through Yahoo! Search

CHICAGO & SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 23, 2002--divine, inc. (Nasdaq:DVIN
- news), a premier integrated solution provider focused on the extended enterprise, and Yahoo!
Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news), a leading global Internet communications, commerce and media
company, today announced an agreement to jointly offer a premium online research library to
Yahoo!`s millions of consumers worldwide. As the first portal to offer premium search content,
Yahoo! Premium Document Search (http://premium.search.yahoo.com) will provide consumers
the opportunity to purchase information otherwise not readily available on the Web, from divine
Special Collection(TM), an online research library of over 70 million pages of full-text,
authoritative content from more than 7,100 sources.

Through this agreement, consumers will have an affordable option to access in-depth,
authoritative content from thousands of leading business, health, science, and news magazines
and trade journals, hundreds of newspapers, medical publications, and academic journals. In
addition, consumers can purchase reference reports, and access archived news from over 60
US and international newswires. Consumers will be able to view free summaries of documents
based on their search results prior to purchase, with a money back guarantee. Documents can
be purchased two ways: individually, with prices depending on the document; or through a
subscription basis, in which consumers have access to up to 50 documents for $4.95 per month.

The divine and Yahoo! agreement builds upon Yahoo!`s business strategy to leverage its core
strengths, in this case as a leading search and directory service, in order to establish deeper,
more focused relationships with its consumers. ``The divine Special Collection library is a great fit
for our global, online audience. This deal with divine enables Yahoo! to provide consumers with a
more valuable, and powerful online search experience, where they can find the information that
matters most to them,`` said Scott Gatz, vice president, search and directory at Yahoo!.

The divine Special Collection is enabled by divine`s recent acquisition of Northern Light, a
leading provider of search and content integration solutions for enterprises.

``divine is extremely excited about this agreement with Yahoo! and the opportunity to deliver our
Special Collection library to a larger audience than ever before,`` said David Seuss, the former
chief executive officer of Northern Light Technology who has joined divine in a leadership
position. ``We are committed to providing high-quality knowledge resources and best-of-breed
content procurement and content management technologies, enabling companies and end-users
to more efficiently gather timely and targeted information. Through this agreement, Yahoo! can
offer its customers premium content that they otherwise would not find on the Web.``

Added divine Chairman and CEO Andrew ``Flip`` Filipowski: ``As a leader in providing extended
enterprise solutions, including the information-rich premium content offering that is part of this agreement, divine helps our customers
gain a competitive edge and make more money. We also are committed to working with industry leaders such as Yahoo! that
businesses and institutions depend upon as part of their extended enterprise.``

Yahoo! Premium Document Search is available starting today on all Yahoo! Search (http://search.yahoo.com) results pages. In
addition, the service will be integrated within the Yahoo! network and available through Yahoo! Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com)and
Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com).

About divine, inc.

divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN - news) is focused on extended enterprise solutions. Through professional services, software services
and managed services, divine extends business systems beyond the edge of the enterprise throughout the entire value chain,
including suppliers, partners and customers. divine offers single-point accountability for end-to-end solutions that enhance profitability
through increased revenue, productivity, and customer loyalty. The company provides expertise in collaboration, interaction, and
knowledge solutions that enlighten, empower and extend enterprise systems.

Founded in 1999, divine focuses on Global 5000 and high-growth middle market firms, government agencies, and educational
institutions, and currently serves over 20,000 customers. For more information, visit the company`s Web site at www.divine.com.

About Yahoo! Search and Directory

Yahoo! Search and Directory (http://search.yahoo.com) is a leading guide to the Internet, serving millions of consumers and business
users worldwide. It represents the depth and breadth of the Web in a friendly, easy to navigate structure that helps consumers find
whatever they are looking for quickly and easily. The Yahoo! Directory is built by Yahoo!`s team of expert editors, who review and
categorize web sites into an intuitive, hierarchical catalog that is seamlessly integrated with a comprehensive index of web search
results. This provides users with a vast selection of content organized contextually by subject, geography, or simply by keyword; and
provides businesses with opportunities to enhance their web presence through effective, targeted services.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet communications, commerce and media company that offers a comprehensive branded
network of services to more than 219 million individuals each month worldwide. As the first online navigational guide to the Web,
www.yahoo.com is the leading guide in terms of traffic, advertising, household and business user reach. Yahoo! is the No. 1 Internet
brand globally and reaches the largest audience worldwide. Through Yahoo! Enterprise Solutions, the company also provides online
business and enterprise services designed to enhance the productivity and Web presence of Yahoo!`s clients. The company`s global
Web network includes 24 World properties. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Yahoo! has offices in Europe, Asia, Latin America,
Australia, Canada and the United States.

Note to Editors: Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. divine and divine Special
Collection are trademarks of divine, inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Im Zuge der Übernahme gab es einen Conference Call. Im Yahooboard fand ich folgende Zusammenfassung.
I heard CC yesterday
by: nothillaryplease
01/23/02 10:39 am
Msg: 17233 of 17252

It was mostly about the Northern Lights acquisition. The CEO of NL
said the reason they wanted to come aboard with Divine was they
only had 15 salespeople, and with divines` 300 + he felt they could
greatly expand their product exposure -- particularly to divine`s
existing customers -- who NL would likely never be able to get to. The
real excitement was the questions after the prepared portion. Flip said
he was still on target for profitability by end of Q3 this year. He
predicted sales North of 800M and emphasized that it was a
conservative number. He said if the economy turned around it could
be even more. He was asked about delisting, and he said that is the
least of his problems -- it will never happen -- in a worse case
scenario they would take whatever steps were necessary to make
that not happen. He said the stock would be over $1 soon anway. He
also said he wanted to avoid all the PR BS with the analysts until
June, but now is being forced to. He apparently has meetings
scheduled next week. Finally, he made some comments about Peter
Lynch taking a large position in DVIN. Anybody who listened care to
add any more

hier noch der link zum CC:

Weiss jemand schon wie die Zahlen aussehen?!
wäre schön wen Jemand etwas posten würde.
Danke FML
Divine Delays Release Of 4th Quarter Results To March 7

CHICAGO -(Dow Jones)- Divine Inc. (DVIN) will delay the release of its fourth quarter and 2001 financial results by one week to March 7 .

In a press release Wednesday, the company said its auditors are reviewing a revenue recognition, related to its aquisition of RoweCom, which was completed last year.

"Given the current business climate, we wanted to be certain that revenue is recognized in accordance with all applicable accounting literature," the company said.

(This story was originally published by Dow Jones Newswires)

interessantes statement unter


lege mir wieder ein paar ins depot. den run am freitag haben dvin irgendwie nicht mitgemacht. 0,72 us-cent sollten schon bis donnerstag drin sein und dann wirds spannend.
Vielleicht kommt ein Reverse Split !!??

Divine shares seek a boost to maintain Nasdaq status

By Barbara Rose
Tribune staff reporter
Published March 2, 2002

Divine Inc., which struggled to go public after Internet stocks collapsed 18 months ago, now is struggling to maintain its Nasdaq listing.

Divine received a letter "a week or so ago" from Nasdaq officials warning that the Chicago-based software and services company no longer meets one of the minimum requirements for listing, Michael Cullinane, Divine`s chief operating officer, confirmed Friday.

The letter--the first step in a long process that can result in delisting--concerned Divine`s failure to maintain a closing bid price above $1 for 30 consecutive trading days.

Divine has 180 days from the date it received Nasdaq`s warning to bring its stock price up. If it fails to meet that deadline, it can appeal delisting.

Divine`s stock closed Friday at 64 cents, up 2 cents, after closing below $1 since early September. Nasdaq suspended its minimum bid requirement last year in response to the broad market decline following Sept. 11, but it reinstated the requirement on Jan. 2, putting new pressure on beaten-down Internet stocks.

Cullinane said there is "not a chance in the world" that Divine will lose its Nasdaq listing because the company would resort first to a reverse stock split, which leaves fewer shares trading at higher prices but doesn`t change a company`s value or its fundamentals.

He said the company would prefer not to do a reverse split, but rather that investors bid up the stock in response to Divine`s improving performance.

"The key is delivering on the numbers we said we were going to deliver on," Cullinane said.

Divine`s investment banker, Robertson Stephens Inc., featured the company this week at a technology conference for investors in San Francisco.

Cullinane and CEO Andrew "Flip" Filipowski told the conference that Divine expects to be cash-flow positive in the third quarter and profitable by the end of the year.

Divine went public in July 2000 at $9 per share as an Internet incubator, but the collapse in dot-com stocks forced Divine to invent a new strategy.

The company has bought about a dozen sizeable software firms since Filipowski announced a year ago that Divine would become a leader in providing Web-based services for corporations to manage information, customer relationships and other key functions.

Boosters say the stock is undervalued based on its revenue, which totaled $48 million in the third quarter.

Divine is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday.

Skeptics question whether Divine can become profitable before it runs out of cash.

dvin bricht endlich die 68er marke. ausbruch über 72 halte ich heute noch für möglich. dann ist 80 das ziel.
durchbruch durch 0,70 heute schon in der vorbörse?


kurzfristig 80 cent möglich? und dann noch die zahlen diese woche. mal schauen, ob frankfurt heute vormittag noch welche zu einem vernünftigen preis hergibt.
interessanter abend: erst die 70/72 geknackt und dann in der nachbörse 450.000 stücke über den tisch.
After Hours
Time (ET) After Hours
Price After Hours
Share Volume
16.31 $ 0.72 22100
16.08 $ 0.70 50000
16.06 $ 0.70 550000
16.05 $ 0.72 1700

Normal ist das nicht! Morgen wissen wir mehr.
ja, diese entwicklung vor den zahlen sieht so schlecht aus, daß sie schon fast wieder gut aussieht. was ich damit sagen will: ich blicke es auch nicht
viele grüße
sei optimistisch ... :) - wann kommen die zahlen ? danke für antwort vorab.
wollte eigentlich heute nachkaufen. die grossen trades ins bid machen mich aber skeptisch. in drei stunden sind wir schlauer. beim letzten anstieg bin ich schwer auf die schnauze gefallen. habe deshalb heute die finger ruhig gehalten. gute geschäfte.
CMGI beabsichtigt DVIN Anteile zu verkaufen! Oder haben die schon?
Es ging gestern duch die Boards.
Ich dachte zuerst es wäre ein Gerücht ...



divine, inc. Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter 2001
-- More than 500% growth over fourth quarter of 2000 -- Pro forma revenue of combined companies for 2001 exceeds $650 million

CHICAGO, March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN - news), a leading provider of solutions for the extended enterprise, today reported consolidated revenues of $80.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2001, an increase of over 500 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2000. For the full year 2001, divine reported consolidated revenues of $199.6 million and ended the year with $140.7 million in cash and securities.
For the quarter ended December 31, 2001, divine reported consolidated revenues of $80.5 million. Net loss for the fourth quarter was $179.9 million or ($0.65) per common share computed on 277.9 million weighted average shares outstanding. This compares with the quarter ended December 31, 2000 net loss of $239.2 million or ($1.79) per common share computed on 133.9 million weighted average shares outstanding. Excluding operating expenses of $80.2 million primarily related to impairment, acquisition-related costs and stock-based compensation, the operating loss for the fourth quarter of 2001 was $75.6 million. Of the $155.8 million operating loss, $88.4 million were non-cash charges.

At December 31, 2001, divine had a total of approximately $140.7 million in cash and securities, as well as $203.8 million in accounts receivable.

auf den nenner gebracht: nach wie vor ein heißer tanz
vergleich zum vorherigen quartal
- cash von 170 auf 140 mio reduziert
- umsatz nahezu verdoppelt
- goodwill von 38 mio auf 211 mio gesteigert !! hier liegt der pferdefuß - divine besorgt sich cash durch übernahmen (gut, zumal mal billig an assets kommt aber sie dann gleich so hoch zu bewerten ist fraglich - das kann man nur wenn man die nötige stärke hat)
- die kosten wachsen unterproportional zum umsatz (exkurs: pro 1 euro umsatz hat letsbuyit.com kosten von 48 euro)

fazit: das nächste quartal wir aufschluß geben, ob flip der husarenritt gelingt. der umsatz muß mind auf 120 - 130 mio gesteigert werden, wenn er im plan bleiben will.

viele grüße
ps: divine ist im überkauften bereich

FILIPOWSKI kauft über 4 millionen shares am 14.02.2002.
vielleicht ein indiz auf eine positive entwicklung im 1. quartal.

die zahlen wurden anfangs ja mit wenig begeisterung aufgenommen. der conference call dann entsprechend positiver.
Zahlen schlecht. Umsatz nur halb so hoch wie prognostiziert. Ertrag schlechter. Break-even nach hinten verschoben. Reverse Split droht.

Habe mit 40 % Gewinn verkauft. Nun wende ich mich Nasdaq 100 Werten zu.

Viel Erfolg !
@ gourmet
Kurze und gute Zusammenfassung!
Die vielen Übernahmen müssen erstmal verkraftet werden. Ich glaube nicht, daß man das innerhalb des nächsten Quartals schaffen kann. Bis zum Jahresende wäre das zu schaffen.

Die administrativen Kosten der Geschäftsführung sind hier der Schlüssel zum Erfolg. Wo vorher viele verschiedene Unternehmen Geschäftsführerkosten verursacht haben, wird das jetzt unter einem Dach vereint.
Synergieeffekte schaffen:operative Geschäftsbereiche zu vereinen, die Mitarbeiter weiter zu motivieren und die Kunden zu halten.
Filipowski hat das schon bei Platinum geschafft und den Anlegern viel Spaß bereitet.

In 2000 wurde durch eine falsche Strategie zu viel Cash verbraten. Das Geld fehlt jetzt.

Die 1$ Hürde muss geschafft werden, um Institutionelle zu gewinnen.
Bei reverse splits habe ich bisher keine guten Erfahrungen gemacht. Doch im Fall von Divine sehe ich gute Chancen für Kurssteigerungen.
Bei einem 10:1 Split hätten wir einen Kurs von 6-7 $ Dollar. Erst dann könnten viel mehr Fonds einkaufen.

Es bleibt eine spekulative Anlage
Ciao I2000
Die untere Umkehrformation (Doppelboden im November und Februar) ist immer noch intakt.
Positiv zu werten ist auch, daß es in den letzten 6 Monaten Käufe von Insidern und Institutionellen gab (laut Yahoo Finance).
Filipowski und Bernard verkaufen ihre Häuser:


Robert Bernard, der ehemalige CEO der von Divine übernommenen Firma March First hat mit $9.5Mio einen Rekordpreis für sein Einfamilienhaus erreicht.
Andrew Filipowski sucht noch Käufer und hat den Preis für sein Penthouse von $5.495Mio auf $4.85Mio gesenkt.
Versucht er, Cash aufzutreiben, um noch mehr Divine-Aktien zu kaufen oder geht`s jetzt ans Eingemachte?
vielleicht hat er ja auch bernards haus gekauft und trennt sich von der schäbigen eigentumswohnung- lol
zur info - schon etwas älter -

Montag 4. März 2002, 12:43 Uhr
Bericht der Butler Group bestätigt Extended-Enterprise-Ansatz von divine

Butler Group-Bericht Enabling the Extended Enterprise online verfügbar

London Die divine inc., , führender Anbieter von Lösungen für erweiterte Unternehmen (Extended Enterprise) ist in einem kürzlich von der Butler-Gruppe herausgegebenen White Paper portraitiert worden. Das Papier mit der Überschrift Enabling the Extended Enterprise bietet eine ausführliche Analyse und Bestätigung der Extended-Enterprise-Strategie von divine durch die Butler Group. Das Papier widmet sich den drei Schlüsselgeschäftsbereichen von divine (Software Services, Managed Services und professionelle Dienstleistungen) und kommt zu dem Schluss, dass divine hervorragend positioniert ist, um innerhalb der Extended-Enterprise-Branche einer der wichtigen Anbieter zu werden. Der vollständige Bericht steht auf der Website von divine, unter http://www.divine.com/ , zur Verfügung.

Im White Paper werden die verschiedenen Softwareprodukte und Serviceangebote von divine untersucht sowie deren jeweilige Bedeutung für den Markt und den Wettbewerb.

Butler Group über die Software Services von divine

Es gibt Collaboration-Lösungen in zwei Varianten: Diejenigen, die in Echtzeit arbeiten und die eher nutzlosen. divine inc. widmet sich zum Glück der Echtzeitzusammenarbeit; dazu wird eine Infrastruktur gebildet, die eine Echtzeitkommunikation ermöglicht, bei der Daten und Informationen, die bei dieser Zusammenarbeit von Bedeutung sind, ausgetauscht werden können.

Über die Managed Services von divine

Wie bei der Umsetzung aller Aspekte der Strategien von divine inc. ist auch dieser Bereich erst auf den Markt gekommen, als er vollkommen entwickelt und einsatzfähig war, so dass er die erforderliche Zuverlässigkeit und die nötige Infrastruktur bietet. Die Synergieeffekte, die vor allem zwischen Managed Services und professionellen Dienstleistungen bestehen, schaffen ein wichtiges Angebot, insbesondere, wenn man es mit dem anderer Unternehmen vergleicht, die nur einen Aspekt dieses Ansatzes abdecken können.

Über die professionellen Dienstleistungen von divine

Die Butler Group ist nach ihrer Analyse der divine inc. der Meinung, dass das Unternehmen mehr als befähigt ist, im Bereich professionelle Dienstleistungen die Erwartungen zu erfüllen. Das Unternehmen verfügt über Fachleute, die für jede Organisationen einen Mehrwert generieren können.

Über die Future-Proof-Strategie von divine

Es sind zwar einige Produkte für die Umsetzung der Extended-Enterprise-Idee auf dem Markt verfügbar, die sich auf die Bereitstellung, Integration und gemeinsame Nutzung von Informationen konzentrieren und damit dem verbreiteten Bild des Extended Enterprise entsprechen. Die divine inc. übernimmt dieses Bild, beschränkt sich jedoch nicht auf den Aufbau des Extended Enterprise, sondern trägt vielmehr zur Bildung des Extensible Enterprise (erweiterbares Unternehmen) bei, also eines Unternehmens, das jetzt und in Zukunft erweitert werden kann.

Weitere Informationen zu divine und den Lösungen des Unternehmens finden Sie unter http://www.divine.com/ oder unter http://www.divine.com/Europe .

divine, inc. hat sich auf erweiterte Branchenlösungen spezialisiert. Durch professionelle Dienstleistungen, Software- und Management-Services gehen divines Business-Systeme weit über das eigentliche Kerngeschäft hinaus und decken die gesamte Wertschöpfungskette ab, einschließlich Zulieferer, Partner und Kunden. divine bietet zentral gebündelte Verantwortlichkeit für End-to-End-Lösungen, die die Profitabilität durch erhöhte Einnahmen, Produktivität und Kundentreue steigern. Das Unternehmen liefert Fachwissen für Beratungs-, Collaboration-, Interaktions- und Knowledge-Lösungen zur Bereicherung, Stärkung und Erweiterung von Enterprise Systems.

divine wurde 1999 gegründet und ist in erster Linie für Global-5000-Unternehmen und schnell wachsende mittelständische Firmen, Regierungsstellen und Bildungsinstitute tätig. Zur Zeit werden über 20.000 Kunden betreut. Mehr Informationen finden Sie auf der Website des Unternehmens unter http://www.divine.com/ .

divine ist ein Warenzeichen der divine, inc. Alle anderen hierin genannten Warenzeichen, Markennamen oder Diensleistungsmarken sind Eigentum der jeweiligen Unternehmen.

Website: http://www.divine.com/Europe



v2a ;)
Divine übernimmt Viant, Viant-Aktie steigt um 30 Prozent
05.04.2002 16:40:00

Der IT-Dienstleister Divine Inc. gab am Freitag bekannt, dass er der Übernahme der Viant Corp., eines Anbieters von digitalen Geschäftsdiensten, für rund 96 Mio. Dollar in Aktien zugestimmt hat.
Demnach erhalten Viant-Aktionäre für jede ihrer Aktien 3,977 Divine-Aktien, womit jede Viant-Aktie auf Basis des Divine-Schlusskurses vom Donnerstag (0,48 Dollar) mit 1,91 Dollar bewertet wird. Insgesamt werden für Viant rund 200 Millionen Divine-Aktien ausgegeben.

Während die Aktie von Divine an der NASDAQ aktuell 10,42 Prozent auf 0,43 Dollar verliert, legt die von Viant um 30,00 Prozent auf 1,69 Dollar zu.

Scheint ja nicht so der Brüller zu sein,ich dachte das nach der Meldung sich der Kurs stabilisiert,aber manchmal kommt es anders....ihr wisst schon.
Woran liegt es,wie seht ihr die Situation?
Vielen Dank für eure Meinungen.
@fml das ist wahrlich kein brüller. habe nach den quartalszahlen den kompletten ausstieg verpaßt. diesmal habe ich aber bei 70 us-cent nicht nachgeladen. durchschaue den zusammengekauften haufen langsam nicht mehr. halte von konkurs bis zur übernahme durch einen ganz grossen (msft?) alles für möglich. heute habe ich spekulativ ein paar dazugekauft. wahrscheinlich zu früh. sollten die 40 weiter halten, dann könnte das ein netter doppelboden werden. gescheiter ist sicher ein abwarten, bis die 50 wieder übersprungen werden. dann sind wieder schnelle 50% drin. was ich überhaupt nicht blicke sind die grossen stücke in amiland, die immer wieder auf den markt geworfen werden. sage mal: fundamental kein kauf; charttechnisch interessant.
@den Bub!!
danke für deine Antwort,ich würde mich über weitere Postings von dir freuen.
Habe seit dem Aktientausch (Übernahme OMKT)DVIN im Depot.
Einige Leute raten mir die Aktie zu halten,da "Flip"langsam aber sicher daran bastelt ein ganz grosses Unternehmen aufzubauen.
mfg FML
ja ja die gute alte 900952. leider fehlen flip die erfolge. ich halte meine, weil ich zur zeit sehr spekulativ eingestellt bin. kann täglich schnell über 60 cent gehen, aber auch in richtung 30. da wird zur zeit gedrückt, was das zeug hält.
Der reverse stock split wird kommen



Our next question is from Steve Simmons of Simmons Capital.

S. Simmons
Hello, Flip?

F. Filipowski

S. Simmons
I appreciate what you`re trying to do. In the end, I guess when this deal hopefully closes in June, how much cash will it yield divine, round numbers?

F. Filipowski
It depends on if you`re looking for the raw cash number at that moment and instant in time, or whether you would like to have some detailed analysis of all of the places where we might consume cash in the process.

S. Simmons
Yes, after you`ve consumed all of the cash that would be needed to get to that point.

F. Filipowski
I think on a very conservative basis we`re somewhere in the $80 million range.

S. Simmons
That`s what I figured. I mean this respectfully to everybody on the call, but the market seems to be viewing this as a 200 million secondary offering at about $0.40 a share. Can you address that concern please, sir?

F. Filipowski
I think the market views whatever it wishes to view these transactions. That`s one of the things and realities we all have to live with is that, the market, at any given time, has its own perspectives.

S. Simmons
So that would be $80 million divided by 200 million shares, which is $0.40. You said on your last call that it would be very unlikely you would have to do a reverse stock split. Do you still feel that way?

F. Filipowski
I do not.

S. Simmons
Do you think it will be necessary?

F. Filipowski
I do.

S. Simmons
What time frame might that happen?

F. Filipowski
Before the closure of this transaction.

S. Simmons
Can you give me an idea of three-for-one, four-for-one?

F. Filipowski
I wouldn`t want to comment on that—I don`t know. You`re asking for my opinion and I`m providing you with that.

S. Simmons
Yes, sir. Thank you, Flip.

Gute Nacht
@ Initiative2000!
Sorry,aber ich will nicht dumm sterben.Also was ist ein reverse stock split im Allgemeinen und was bedeutet das für DVIN?
Vielen Dank für dein Verständnis und deine Antwort.
mfg FML
Ein split im Verhältnis von 2:1 bedeutet, daß die Gesellschaft die Anzahl der umlaufenden Aktien bei gleichbleibendem Grundkapital verdoppelt.
Die Aktie wird optisch billiger, am Grundkapital ändert sich nichts.

Ein reverse split von 1:2 bedeutet, daß die Gesellschaft die Anzahl der Aktien verringert.

Du besitzt 1000 Aktien von Divine zu 0,40 $. Die Gesellschaft beschließt einen 1:10 reverse split. Nach dem reverse split besitzt du 100 Aktien zu 4 $.

Um die Nasdaq Regel von min. 1$ einzuhalten, muss Divine einen reverse split ausführen.

Allerdings kenne ich selbst keine Aktie die nach oder wegem einem reverse split gestiegen wäre.

Splits: 13-Jul-01 [1:10]

Wenn sich der aktienkurs weiter so schlecht entwickelt müßten die wieder einen reverse split durchführen um an der Nasdaq zu bleiben.

Ups, merci.

Splits: 26-Sep-01 [1:5]

Um es klarzustellen, bin nach wie vor von Divine überzeugt!!!! Auch nach einem reverse split.
Hab gestern nachgekauft - nur ein bißchen spielgeld -, ich denke nicht, daß die weiter fallen. Hop oder top

Ciao I2000
Divine übernimmt Viant
Divine übernimmt Open Market für 54 Mio. USD
Divine übernimmt Eshare Communications
Divine übernimmt Marchfirst

= 0,36 USD

Wenn Divine auf unter $ 0,25 fällt, werde ich mir wieder meinen alten Bestand in das Depot legen.
Mit viel GLück eventuell 0,30 USD aber darunter glaube ich nicht.

Wer Mut hat könnte sofort einsteigen, ich bin bald soweit !


@ Initiative2000

Ist alles rix´chtig mit dem Reverse-Split. Wie beschrieben.

Heute bei 17$

Es geht also mit dem steigen nach Reverse Split. Die Firma muß halt gut sein, bzw. die Idee, Um setzung ect.

Struggling Divine gave CEO bonus
By Barbara Rose
Tribune staff writer

April 13, 2002

Divine Inc.`s board awarded a $400,000 bonus to Chairman and CEO Andrew "Flip" Filipowski last year despite Divine`s plummeting stock price, noting that Filipowski will continue to forgo a salary, according to Divine`s proxy filing Friday.

Filipowski has waived a salary since he founded the firm three years ago and took it public in July 2000 at $9 per share.

The Chicago-based software and services company stock closed Friday at 36 cents per share, well below Nasdaq`s $1 minimum for continued listing.

Divine`s proxy outlines the board`s request for shareholder approval May 21 for a reverse stock split to prevent delisting.

In a reverse split, a company reduces the number of shares outstanding. There is no change at the time of the split in the company`s total market value, but each share is worth more. Divine`s split would be in the range of 1-for-10 or 1-for-25, the proxy indicated.

Divine received its first warning from Nasdaq on Feb. 14 and has until May 15 to boost its stock above $1 or appeal delisting. The proxy says Divine intends to appeal by presenting its reverse-stock-split plan.

Reverse splits typically are seen as last-ditch measures by companies to boost their stock.

Because a reverse split signals weakness, it risks causing investors to flee the stock. But Divine says the risk is worth keeping its Nasdaq listing.

Filipowski returned stock in exchange for forgiveness of a $1 million loan, plus interest, to exercise stock options. His non-cash compensation last year totaled $111,065 for the forgiven interest and insurance premiums, plus $66,900 for his personal use of a corporate airplane.

He was also granted 1.67 million stock options, priced at $1.25 a share, with a long-term potential value between $1.3 million and $3.3 million.

In awarding Filipowski`s bonus, the board considered that he "has waived any base salary through June 15, 2004."

Asked about the bonus, Filipowski said his compensation is, "under the circumstances, so far below market, I think that was considered."

The only other Divine executive to receive a bonus last year was Edward Szofer, who joined the company when Divine bought portions of MarchFirst Inc. Szofer, president of Divine`s consulting operations, received a $75,000 bonus on a $277,500 salary and no options.


@ll !!
Hat irgend Jemand Informationen zu DVIN,und dem ANstieg der letzten Tage?
Lasst mich bitte nicht doof sterben!!
mfg FML
divine inc Quick Quote: DVIN 1.27 (-0.06)

divine Announces Its Relationship With Movielink, The New Online Movie Rental Service

Company was an Early Participant in Infrastructure Development and Retains a Role in Quality Assurance

CHICAGO, Dec 16, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ --
divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN), a leading provider of solutions for the extended enterprise, today announced the company`s roles in the online movie rental service launched last month by Movielink, LLC. The service, available at www.movielink.com , offers broadband Internet users in the United States the opportunity to rent and download a wide selection of feature-length major motion pictures. The service-first conceived in 1998-was developed with the support of Viant, which was acquired recently by divine. During the past three years, the divine -- formerly Viant -- team has been performing as functional/QA analysts for engineering and business systems development.

"divine is fully aware of the opportunities that broadband-delivered services -- such as online movie rentals -- can offer the consumer," said Movielink Chief Technology Officer John Godwin. "With its technology know-how, the divine team has been integral in helping Movielink to develop an efficient, high performance infrastructure and in defining a new experience for consumers."

"We at divine are thrilled to be able to participate with Movielink on this significant milestone for the motion picture industry and for broadband Internet users, who now have convenient online access to a wide range of films," said divine Chairman and CEO Andrew "Flip" Filipowski. "This initiative provides a completely new distribution avenue for movies and demonstrates the exciting possibilities of broadband entertainment."

Movielink has worked closely with the divine team on numerous pivotal activities, including developing the content delivery network requirements and customer account and content management systems, writing software to attract consumers through a high-quality viewing experience not previously available through streaming or piracy, as well as digital rights management.

Filipowski added, "This has been an extremely ambitious undertaking, requiring the ability to effectively move very large files of movies across the Internet and deliver a desirable shopping experience for consumers, as well as a deep expertise in content management. While it was a very complex initiative to create, we believe consumers will find it to be a simple and exciting new way to enjoy feature films."

About Movielink

Movielink, LLC ( www.movielink.com ) is the online movie rental service offering U.S. broadband customers an extensive selection of recently released films as well as content from film libraries spanning a wide range of genres -- action, classics, comedy, drama, family, romance, sci-fi and thrillers.

About divine, inc.

divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN) is focused on extended enterprise solutions. Through professional services, software services and managed services, divine extends business systems beyond the edge of the enterprise throughout the entire value chain, including suppliers, partners and customers. divine offers single-point accountability for end-to-end solutions that enhance profitability through increased revenue, productivity and customer loyalty. The company provides expertise in collaboration, interaction and knowledge solutions that enlighten, empower and extend enterprise systems.

Founded in 1999, divine focuses on Global 5000 and high-growth middle market firms, government agencies and educational institutions and currently serves over 20,000 customers. For more information, visit the company`s Web site at www.divine.com .

divine is a trademark of divine, inc. All other trademarks, trade names and service marks referenced herein are the properties of their respective companies.


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divine inc Quick Quote: DVIN 1.27 (-0.06)

divine Content Server Provides Industry`s Most Complete Content Management Solution for Global Organizations

With New Localized Interfaces and Language Support, the Latest Version Enables Global Companies to Easily Manage Content for Multiple, Multi-Lingual Sites On A Single Architecture

CHICAGO, Dec 18, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ --
divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN), a leading provider of solutions for the extended enterprise, today announced expanded globalization features for divine Content Server(TM), the leading content management solution for extended enterprises. With localized interfaces and expanded language support, divine Content Server makes it easier than ever for global organizations to manage and deliver relevant content to Web sites, portals and extranets, supporting intelligent interactions with all of a company`s customers, partners and employees worldwide in the language of their choice.

"When companies do business across borders, the typical issues of managing workflow and maintaining consistency across multiple sites are amplified. Without a coordinated approach for administering Web content from contributors worldwide, organizations can end up managing multiple distinct Web sites," said Joe Forgione, president, divine Web, Content and Collaboration Solutions. "By enabling companies to manage multiple sites from a single architecture and empowering contributors with tools and interfaces in their native languages, divine Content Server helps organizations publish consistent information across international Web properties, while still reflecting local standards and content."

Specifically developed for Global 2000 companies that need a more organized solution to manage their Web properties, this fifth release of divine Content Server is an enterprise-scale content management platform that organizes content as assets that can be managed by business users and easily used on multiple sites without costly rework. Unlike other content management systems, divine Content Server is built on a pure J2EE application Server architecture guaranteeing scalability, simplifying integration issues, and providing industry leading "up time." Content Server also provides superior architecture, flexibility and usability features that enable a globally decentralized work force to simply and quickly publish content without the intervention of programmers or graphic designers.

This latest version of Content Server, which will be generally available later this year, provides expanded support for global organizations so companies can effectively manage global content across geographies. Its internationalization features recently earned divine Content Server the top score for globalization in Forrester`s Content Management TechRankings(TM). Designed for use in multilingual environments, divine Content Server permits content in multiple languages to coexist in the same database. Features include:

-- Localized versions in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German,
Japanese and Korean that allow administrators and content contributors
work in their preferred language;
-- Support for multiple languages per installation;
-- New interfaces that aid translators in viewing, creating and linking
translated versions to original content;
-- Capability to automatically detect browser language settings to
correctly deliver content in the appropriate language; and
-- Ability to manage the content delivery to multiple sites in multiple
languages at the same time.

divine also offers comprehensive professional services, managed services and complementary technology to fully support customers` content management initiatives. In addition to advanced branding, content management and interface design capabilities, divine offers expertise in defining and maintaining global standards for Web site presences, managing translation efforts and implementing country-specific design changes to promote successful global Web presences.

Visit divine`s Web site, www.divine.com , for more information about divine Content Server.

About divine, inc.

divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN) is focused on extended enterprise solutions. Through professional services, software services and managed services, divine extends business systems beyond the edge of the enterprise throughout the entire value chain, including suppliers, partners and customers. divine offers single-point accountability for end-to-end solutions that enhance profitability through increased revenue, productivity, and customer loyalty. The company provides expertise in collaboration, interaction, and knowledge solutions that enlighten, empower and extend enterprise systems.

Founded in 1999, divine focuses on Global 5000 and high-growth middle market firms, government agencies, and educational institutions, and currently serves over 20,000 customers. For more information, visit the company`s Web site at www.divine.com .

divine is a trademark of divine, inc. All other trademarks, trade names and service marks referenced herein are the properties of their respective companies.

Effiziente Internationalisierung mit dem divine Content Server 5.0
Bestnote für "Globalisierungsfähigkeit"

Hamburg, den 13. Dezember - Das für Anfang 2003 angekündigte Release des divine Content Server 5.0 überzeugt im Forrester TechRanking und unterstützt global agierende Unternehmen mit ausgesuchten Features. Mit einem ab sofort gültigen neuen Preismodell - auch für den Content Server 4.0 - bietet divine ein an Kundenbedürfnissen orientiertes Einstiegsangebot.

In sieben von zehn Kriterien erzielt die Content-Management-Lösung von divine im aktuellen Produkt-Ranking der US-Marktforscher die höchsten Bewertungen. Wichtigste Neuerungen der Version 5.0 sind mehrsprachige Interfaces: neben der deutschen steht auch eine französische, italienische, spanische, japanische und koreanische Sprachunterstützung zur Verfügung. Weitere Neuerung ist die Drag and Drop Integration von Content in diversen Formaten (sog. unstructured content) mit automatischer Umwandlung in XML oder HTML. Das neue Release ist insbesondere an global agierenden Unternehmen ausgerichtet, da mehrsprachiger Content länderübergreifend in einer einzigen Systemarchitektur einfach zu verwalten ist.

Neues Preismodell - Content Management ab € 20.000

Das neue Preismodell für den divine Content Server hält die Ausgaben übersichtlich und transparent. Das flexibel skalierbare und ausbaufähige Angebot hält den Einstiegspreis niedrig und reagiert damit auf die Wünsche der Kunden. Thomas Notemann, Geschäftsführer der divine GmbH, Deutschland kommentiert das neue Verfahren: "Wir bieten unseren Kunden ein an ihre Erfordernisse orientiertes Einstiegsangebot. Die Kosten für das Projekt fallen dem Projektfortschritt entsprechend an. Das neue Konzept wächst mit den Anforderungen des Kunden. Eine Berechnung erfolgt erst, wenn Lizenzen wirklich benötigt werden. Der Kunde erfährt eine größere Kostensicherheit als bei vergleichbaren Anbietern und erzielt zu jedem Zeitpunkt die bestmögliche Investitionssicherheit. divine richtet sich mit diesem Schritt und dem ausgezeichneten Produkt eine solide und konkurrenzfähige Ausgangsposition ein."

Mit dem divine Content Server fit für die Internationalisierung

Mit dem divine Content Server ist ein Enterprise Content Management System verfügbar, mit dem Unternehmen schnelle Erfolge erzielen können. Content Management wird zu einem transparenten Bestandteil der Aktivitäten der einzelnen Mitarbeiter, Abteilungen und des gesamten Unternehmens. "Die Lösung gestattet die internationale Realisierung inhaltsbezogener Anwendungen und erweitert die Internationalisierungskompetenz von divine über die bestehende Produkt- und Lösungslandschaft hinaus.
Content-Management-Lösungen von divine werden von den Anwendern schnell angenommen und ermöglichen enge und rentable Geschäftsbeziehungen zu Kunden und Partnern weltweit", führt Thomas Notemann aus.

Die Vorteile des divine Content Server auf einen Blick:

* Offene und flexible Systemarchitektur, robuste Funktionalität und leistungsstarke Technologie: die Verbindung von der Java to Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Plattform mit einem Application Server (u.a. BEA, IBM, and iPlanet), bietet der Content Server ein erweiterbares Framework, das schnell auf wachsende Ansprüche reagiert.

* Transparente Bereitstellung von Inhalten und ihr problemloses Management:
der divine Content Server erlaubt die automatische Generierung von Content direkt aus Microsoft Word. Ihre zeitnahe Veröffentlichung ist optimal in den Arbeitsprozess integriert.

* Schnelle Integration von Back-Office Daten und Content: der divine Content Server integriert archivierte und aktuelle Daten aus Back-Office Anwendungen (ERP und CRM Systeme). Der Server transformiert Inhalte über XML, um Verbindungen zu Partnern, Kunden und B2B Transaktionen herzustellen.

Über divine
divine schafft markführende, internetbasierte Lösungen für das Kundenmanagement und Informationsmanagement. Mit Hilfe ausgereifter Software-Produkte und innovativer Services werden die Enterprise-Systeme von Unternehmen verbessert, erweitert und neu definiert.

Zum Kundenkreis der divine GmbH gehören namhafte Unternehmen wie Allianz, Amgen, Audi, Citibank, Debitel, Dumont, Dynamit Nobel, Entrium, Financial Times Deutschland, Gore, Lexus, Lufthansa, Toyota, T-Systems und Weidmüller.

Von den weltweit 3.000 Mitarbeitern beschäftigt die divine GmbH in
Deutschland 120 Mitarbeiter an den Standorten Hamburg und München.

Über divine

Die divine GmbH, eine hundertprozentige Tochter der divine, inc. (Nasdaq: DVIN), ist auf Extended Enterprise-Lösungen fokussiert. Mit ihren Professional Services, Software Services und Managed Services hilft divine, die Geschäfte von Unternehmen über die Grenzen ihrer bestehenden Organisationsstruktur hinaus auszubauen und die gesamte Wertschöpfungskette im Unternehmen - einschließlich der Geschäftsbeziehungen zu Lieferanten, Partnern und Kunden - in effizienten IT-Systemen abzubilden.

divine verfügt über einzigartiges Know-how u.a. in den Bereichen Information Services, Collaboration, Content Management ,Customer Interaction Management, Managed Hosting, Managed Applications, Advanced Branding, Advanced Web Technologies, Knowledge Management und Customer Relationship Management.

divine arbeitet lösungsorientiert, um die Enterprise-Systeme ihrer Kunden aufzuwerten, zu erweitern und insgesamt leistungsfähiger zu machen.

Zum Kundenkreis der divine GmbH gehören namhafte Unternehmen wie die AKB Bank, Allianz, Amgen, Audi, Dumont, Financial Times Deutschland, Flughafen München, Lexus, Lufthansa, Santander Bank, Toyota und Wienerberger.

Von den weltweit 3500 Mitarbeitern beschäftigt die divine GmbH in Deutschland rund 150 Mitarbeiter an den Standorten Hamburg, Frankfurt und München.

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Company Information
Ticker Symbol: DVIN
Exchange: NASD
Contact Info: 1301 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 394-6060
CEO/President: Andrew J. Filipowski
Industry: Business Software & Svcs / Standard Industry Code: 7389
Description: A service and software company focused on solutions for the extended enterprise. It provides customers with a combination of professional services, Web-based technology and managed applications capabilities.

Share Information
Shares Outstanding: 25,706 (000) Market Value: 9,013 ($000)
Percentage of Inst.
Shareholders: 24.2% Number of Inst.
Shareholders: 81
Last Quarter Sales: 162.2 ($Mil.) Last Quarter Net Income: -49.6 ($Mil.)
Last Quarter EPS: -2.36 P/E Ratio: NE
Most Recent Earnings: Earnings Per Share: -27.85
Most Recent Split: Annual Dividend Rate: .00
Most Recent Dividend: Annual Dividend Yield: .0%
divine Announces Sale of RoweCom`s Operations in France, the United Kingdom And Spain to EBSCO Industries
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CHICAGO, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- divine, inc. (Nasdaq: DVIN), a leading provider of solutions for the extended enterprise, announced today that EBSCO Industries, Inc. has signed the formal purchase agreements to proceed with the acquisition of its RoweCom, Inc. subsidiary`s subscription management businesses in France, the United Kingdom and Spain, subject to regulatory approval in France. The sale follows divine`s announcement on January 27, 2003 that it had reached an agreement with EBSCO for the sale of RoweCom`s worldwide operations. The acquisition of the individual country operations of RoweCom will occur separately and the acquisition for the North American and other components of the RoweCom operations are proceeding as expected.

Upon approval of the French anti-trust authorities, EBSCO Industries will facilitate payment to RoweCom`s European publishers to ensure RoweCom`s European customers will receive all 2003 subscriptions, including any that may have been interrupted during the acquisition process. RoweCom`s European operation accounted for approximately half the total business of RoweCom worldwide.

"The timely sale of RoweCom`s operations in France, Spain and the UK represents significant progress in achieving a global resolution to all of the issues surrounding the RoweCom situation," stated divine Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew "Flip" Filipowski.

About divine, inc.
February 10, 2003 09:02

divine Adds Significant Enhancements to Industry`s Best-In-Class Enterprise Content Management Solution
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Latest Version of Divine Content Server Delivers Industry-Leading Flexibility And Performance, While Making it Easier Than Ever for Business Users Across And Outside the Organization to Contribute Content

CHICAGO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- divine, inc. (Nasdaq: DVIN), a leading provider of solutions for the extended enterprise, today announced the availability of Version 5.0 of divine Content Server(TM), the industry-leading content management solution for the extended enterprise. divine Content Server provides the best-in-class enterprise content management infrastructure for easily and cost-effectively deploying a single Web site or hundreds of internally and externally facing Web initiatives from a single infrastructure. It also has the usability features to ensure easy adoption of the system by a wide range of business users. The latest version makes it easier than ever for global organizations to manage and deliver relevant content to Web sites, portals and extranets, while extending participation in the content development lifecycle by enhancing the ability of non-technical users and business partners to contribute content. The new features include:

* divine Content Server DocLink, which makes saving documents to and
retrieving documents from Content Server as simple as working with
local files in Microsoft Windows Explorer. This dramatically decreases
the barrier-to-entry for business users and encourages wide
participation in the content management process, lowering the total
cost of ownership. Content Server DocLink also supports metadata
insertion, revision tracking, and workflow initiation directly within
Windows Explorer.

* divine Content Server Asset Filters, which automatically transform
content from common document types (such as Microsoft Word or Excel)
into HTML or XML when a document is saved to Content Server. This
extensible framework serves as a key integration point for other divine
and third-party applications and content sources, providing significant
new value to content without impacting system usability.

* divine Content Server Autoclassifier, an advanced taxonomy and
classification capability that leverages technology divine acquired
from Northern Light to automatically categorize and tag content saved
to Content Server, saving time and ensuring consistency and accuracy.

* Enhanced globalization features, including localized interfaces and
expanded language support, that enable companies to easily manage
content for multiple, multi-lingual sites on a single installation.
Localized versions in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German,
Japanese and Korean allow administrators and content contributors work
in their preferred language; and

* Expanded support for Web services, enabling organizations to easily
share content and business logic with partners and to develop custom
content applications. Content Server contains a set of predefined Web
services that can be used by any Web application to dynamically access
and present content within that application. It also allows developers
to create new Web services to expose any custom business logic within
Content Server.

Allmerica Financial Corp., a holding company for a diversified group of insurance and financial services companies based in Worcester, Mass., chose divine Content Server as the enterprise content management infrastructure to support a variety of internal and external content management initiatives that it will deploy over time.

"By deploying divine Content Server, the business users who own content will have greater control over the content management process, ensuring that the information on our sites is more timely and relevant," said Jim McClafferty, vice president of enterprise IT for Allmerica. "What we really like about Content Server 5.0 is that it puts content management into the hands of regular business users -- without their having to learn a complex new application or alter the way they create and edit content. At the same time, Content Server provides one of the most robust platforms for cost-effectively deploying multiple Web initiatives."

As an industry leader in improving information sharing and interactions throughout the extended enterprise, divine is the only company that combines world-class content management software with professional services expertise to help organizations improve the usability, stability and performance of their Web sites, while reducing the cost of site maintenance. divine`s approach integrates brand strategy, content strategy and user experience to create interactions that drive revenue and reduce costs. Its services include Web site implementation and optimization, online brand strategy, user experience design, Web site technology, multiple Web site management, and content management.

"Companies that view content as a strategic asset and effectively manage that content operate more effectively both internally and with external partners, and interact more intelligently with customers, whether those customers want to buy, get help or be entertained," said Joe Forgione, president and general manager, Web, Content Management and Collaboration Solutions for divine. "This latest version of divine Content Server enables organizations to quickly and cost-effectively deploy systems that let content contributors easily participate in content management and integrate with existing applications and database. As a result, they are able to leverage the wealth of content that exists within the organization in other repositories and employee desktops to support more informed decision-making internally and to make each customer interaction successful."

J2EE Platform Leadership

As the leading content management system to run natively on Java(TM) 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE(TM)) application servers such as BEA WebLogic Server(TM), IBM WebSphere Application Server, Oracle9i Application Server and Sun Microsystem Inc.`s Sun ONE Application Server, divine Content Server leverages the J2EE open architecture and standard components to provide a powerful foundation for e-business initiatives and a platform for easy integration of third-party or enterprise-specific packages and guaranteeing industry-leading "up-time."

For additional information about divine Content Server, call 866.999.3846 or visit divine`s Web site, http://www.divine.com.

About divine, inc.

divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN) is focused on extended enterprise solutions. Through professional services, software services and managed services, divine extends business systems beyond the edge of the enterprise throughout the entire value chain, including suppliers, partners and customers. divine offers single-point accountability for end-to-end solutions that enhance profitability through increased revenue, productivity and customer loyalty. The company provides expertise in collaboration, interaction and knowledge solutions that enlighten, empower and extend enterprise systems.

Founded in 1999, divine focuses on Global 5000 and high-growth middle market firms, government agencies and educational institutions and currently serves thousands of customers. For more information, visit the company`s Web site at http://www.divine.com.

divine is a trademark of divine, inc. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. All other trademarks, trade names and service marks referenced herein are the properties of their respective companies.

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/CONTACT: Media - Susan Burke, +1-773-394-6746, susan.burke@divine.com,
or Anne Schmitt, +1-773-394-6827, anne.schmitt@divine.com, or International
Media - Chris Blaik, +44-20-7070-9520, Chris.blaik@divine.com, all for divine,

/Web site: http://www.divine.com /
February 13, 2003 03:18

Boston Software Giant Struggles after Acquisition
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By D.C. Denison, The Boston Globe

Feb. 13--Two years ago, Andrew "Flip" Filipowski rode into the Boston high-tech community like a knight in shining armor. Now, considerably tarnished, he`s struggling to stay on his horse.

During a 15-month stretch starting in 2001, Filipowski, a Chicago-based software entrepreneur, bought no fewer than five struggling Boston-area technology companies with the intention of creating a software giant, Divine Inc., that would be "a single provider of integrated solutions, combining software, professional services, and managed services."

But less than two years after he launched his Massachusetts shopping spree, one of Filipowski`s acquisitions has already backfired spectacularly. And the dramatic slide of Divine`s stock price has clouded the company`s future.

The first Boston-area purchase he announced was RoweCom, a Westwood-based provider of journal subscriptions to corporations, research libraries, and universities. During a visit to Boston, in fall 2001, the ponytailed Filipowski glowingly detailed the contribution that RoweCom would make to Divine`s business.

"RoweCom has vendor relationships with more than 10,000 customers," he said over breakfast in a Burlington hotel. "Many of them are major corporations. That`s an opening for us to sell them additional software and services."

Filipowski`s plans were ambitious, but he had a track record. In the 1990s, he combined more than 70 acquisitions into a software infrastructure company called Platinum Technology International. In 1999, he sold Platinum to Computer Associates for $3.5 billion, a deal that earned Filipowski $290 million.

His investment in RoweCom has not fared so well. The company has not only declared bankruptcy, but its collapse has left many of the customers Filipowski so valued feeling angry and ripped off. Some major local research libraries, at Tufts University and Boston University, are now dealing with canceled subscriptions and missing journals. Many publishers are waiting for subscription payments that libraries made to RoweCom last summer. At the end of January, a group of RoweCom creditors filed suit in Boston charging Divine with fraud.

The trade publication Library Journal recently labeled the widening mess the "Enron of the library world."

Instead of smoothing the way toward more profitable relationships with thousands of potential customers, Divine`s purchase of RoweCom has sullied the company`s brand, and has called into question Filipowski`s vision at a time when Divine, like many software companies, is struggling with a brutal technology downturn, industry analysts said.

The RoweCom collapse "doesn`t do anything good for Divine`s image," said David Marshak, senior vice president at the Patricia Seybold Group, a business and technology consulting firm based in Boston.

"It will be a public relations challenge for them to regain that goodwill and remind people that RoweCom`s failure does not mean that Divine is also spiraling down as well."

A spokeswoman for Divine denied the fraud charges and said the Chicago-based firm would successfully resolve the RoweCom payment and delivery issues.

The first hints of trouble at RoweCom surfaced last December when Divine abruptly announced its "intent to divest the content subscription business delivered through its RoweCom Inc. subsidiary."

At the time, Divine said that it had signed a letter of intent with EBSCO Industries, a competitor, to acquire the European operations of RoweCom. Divine also claimed to be in active negotiations with Swets Blackwell, another competitor, about a possible purchase of some or all of the RoweCom operations worldwide.

But as negotiations dragged on, through December and January, libraries and journal publishers that were RoweCom customers were forced to deal with a morass of canceled subscriptions and lost payments.

Late last month, the situation went from bad to worse. Swets Blackwell dropped out of negotiations to purchase any part of RoweCom. A few days later, Divine announced that RoweCom was filing for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code, in part to facilitate its sale to EBSCO.

The next day, a group of RoweCom creditors filed suit against Divine alleging that the company "fraudulently and wrongfully transferred" $73.7 million from RoweCom to the parent company during the 12 months prior to RoweCom`s Chapter 11 filing. The suit charges that RoweCom collected advance subscription payments from customers and diverted these funds to Divine, providing the company with a crucial supply of cash, even though it knew the transfer would cause the bankruptcy of RoweCom.

Divine`s actions have also drawn the attention of the New York State attorney general`s office, which filed suit against Divine in January seeking $50 million in damages for breach of contract on behalf of the State University of New York at Buffalo libraries.

Divine challenges the validity of the suits.

"We believe that the allegations . . . are without merit," said Divine spokeswoman Anne Schmitt. "If we are forced to litigate this matter, we are confident that we would prevail in a court of law.

However, we remain hopeful that we will achieve a global solution to this matter that will resolve all of RoweCom`s concerns, including satisfying the delivery requirements to RoweCom`s customers."

Yet, even if the pending sale to EBSCO is completed, the confusion and recriminations have called into question the general health of Divine`s business, which depends on the efficient and profitable integration of more than a dozen similar small companies.

Divine`s most recent quarterly earnings, released in November, were not encouraging. The company posted a net loss of $37.7 million for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. Divine`s stock price has also been sinking steadily since last spring, when a reverse stock split briefly pumped the price above $18. Yesterday, Divine`s stock closed at 54 cents, a decline of 11 cents. The stock traded as high as $62.50 a share in June 2001.

Nevertheless, some analysts are inclined to give Divine and Filipowski the benefit of the doubt. After all, he was able to pull off a much larger feat of software integration in the 1990s.

But this is a different software market, in a very different economic climate.

"Divine did a pretty good job of picking up some neat pieces of technology," said Rebecca Wettemann, vice president of research at Nucleus Research, a Wellesley firm that focuses on information technology. "But the problems with RoweCom do show that they have some integration issues."


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$62.50 a share in June 2001.
62,25 x 25 = 1.556,25 $ inkl. Rev-split

gefressen wurden 70 Firmen oder human ausgedrückt

he combined more than 70 acquisitions into a software

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Kiste : Nachruf : ein Hay wurde Gefressen
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