Tradex Technologies Inc. was a U.S. electronic commerce company that developed a completely Java-based business-to-business (B2B) software in the 1990s.
Tradex software originally grew out of an Internet marketplaceproduced by the Swiss computer manufacturer Dynabit in 1995. In 1996, Daniel Aegerter founded TRADEX Technologies in Tampa, Fla. out of his company Dynabit, to further the development of e-commerce software for various Internet marketplaces.
In 1996, the company received an award from the Gartner Group and InformationWeek (digital magazine) as the best Internet B2B e-commerce solution.
By 1999, Tradex was finally the market leader with its Tradex Commerce Center product; the company had six offices in the United States and one each in London and Tokyo. Tradex’s customer base included American Express, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), Chemdex, MetalSite, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Raytheon, and others.
Sale to Ariba
During the dot-com boom, Tradex was initially sold in December 1999 for $1.86 billion to U.S.-based Ariba Inc. However, by the time the transaction was completed in March 2000, the stock price of the merged company in which Tradex shareholders had an interest had increased and the sale was eventually worth $5.6 billion. The closing of the sale in March 2000 coincided exactly with the peak of the dot-com bubble and was, by 2004, the world’s largest corporate acquisition in the software industry.
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