Realm Merges Into Circle

Circle Software Inc., a provider of software solutions for the commercial real estate market, has agreed to merge into Realm Business Solutions Inc., a Houston, Texas-based provider of software and services for managing real estate portfolios. Existing Realm shareholders Insight Venture Partners and Lightyear Capital will provide additional equity for the transaction, although specific financial details were not disclosed.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />