In yet another blow to the shrinking gene pool of EBMM solutions available in the marketplace, it was reported yesterday that Wolters Kluwer has acquired the remaining shares of Third Coast Holdings, Inc., whose holdings include the Datacert Passport EBMM system. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval.
WK is the owner of CT Corporation and therefore the corporate parent of TyMetrix, another leading EBMM vendor system. Both companies have been staunch competitors in the ELM marketpace.
CT Corporation acquired Tripoint in 2005 and within a few years the system disappeared from the EBMM landscape. It will be very interesting to see how this acquisition evolves.