Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The Active Network Buys Three Firms
San Diego-based The Active Network, which operates a network of sports- and other online registration services and marketing web sites, said today that it has acquired three companies which provide hunting and fishing licensing technology. According to The Active Network, it has acquire Automated Licensing Systems, Inc, the Central Trust Bank of Missouri's Conservation Licensing Division, and its subsidiary, Outdoor Central, Inc. Financial terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed. According to The Active Network, the acquisition makes it the largest provider of hunting and fishing licensing technology in the nation. The Active Network said the three companies provide technology to 24 state governments for processing hunting and fishing licenses. The companies will become part of the firm's ActiveOutdoors division, which also handles software for managing park and campground reservations, golf reservations, and other similar areas. ALS has more than 200 employees, who will remain in Nashvillle, TN; Central Trust Bank's two divisions have 26 employees in Jefferson City, MO., and Outdoor Central has 52 employees in Nashville, who will relocate to the ALS location.