webMethods, Inc., a leading business integration and optimization software company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Infravio, Inc. for approximately $38 million in cash. The deal is expected to close during the month of September 2006 and it is anticipated to be accretive to webMethods' earnings per share (EPS) beginning with the quarter ending March 31, 2007.

Infravio is the leading pure-play provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) registry and governance solutions. SOA governance enforces the policies and procedures that determine how developers, IT staff and business users leverage and utilize services throughout the entire SOA lifecycle, from initial design and run-time to ongoing changes in the system. SOA governance creates alignment and enables collaboration across these disparate groups while allowing each participant to maintain their own distinct view of services and policies.

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