GERS Retail Systems, Ecometry Merge

Ecometry, which owns Blue Martini multi-channel software, and supply chain vendor GERS Retail Systems have agreed to merge and relaunch under the brand Escalate Retail, the companies announced on Monday. The terms of the deal, funded by Bay area private equity firm Gold Gate Capital, were not disclosed. The combined firm will be run by CEO Stewart Bloom, President John Marrah, and CFO Michael Larkin, with headquarters in both San Diego and Delray Beach, the statement said.

The companies said the combined Escalate Retail will have more than 650 retail clients across North America and Europe, including Home Depot, Williams Sonoma, Nordstrom, Hot Topic, Sainsbury, Harry Rosen, Louis Vuitton, Blue Fly, Z Gallerie, Brooks Brothers, Saks, Lamps Plus, Sony and Raymour & Flanigan.