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Five9 to Acquire Inference Solutions

Five9, Inc., a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire Inference Solutions, the most widely deployed Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA) platform. "Intelligent and personalized self-service has become the preferred approach to service for customers," said Donna Fluss, President, DMG Consulting, LLC. "IVAs, which are AI-enabled omni-channel self-service solutions, are going to play a major role in the future of customer service as they provide an…

BEN Announces Acquisition of TubeBuddy

Transaction Expands TubeBuddy’s Ability to Empower Artists and Content Creators BEN, the entertainment AI company that places brands into influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content, announced the acquisition of TubeBuddy, the largest platform to help YouTube creators optimize their audience and channel growth. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. TubeBuddy will become a division of BEN Group and Rob Gabel, founder and former CEO of Tubular Labs, will join as General Manager of the new division. Since its…

Alliance Data Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Bread

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of data-driven marketing, loyalty and payment solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bread, a technology-driven digital payments company offering an omnichannel solution for retailers and platform capabilities to bank partners. The transaction is valued at estimated consideration of $450 million, of which approximately $100 million is Alliance Data common stock. Subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, the transaction…

LiveXLive To Acquire Custom Personalization Solutions

LiveXLive Media, Inc., a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video, and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, and owner of PodcastOne announced that it has signed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire 100% of the membership interests of Custom Personalization Solutions, LLC ("CPS") in an all-stock deal. The transaction is valued up to $6 million, subject to a working capital adjustment. The proposed acquisition is expected to close by December 31, 2020, subject to customary and other closing…

Thesis Accelerates Growth with Acquisition of Bonfire Marketing Assets

Thesis, an award-winning digital agency, accelerates its growth with the strategic acquisition of the assets of Bonfire Marketing, a digital content marketing agency specializing in account-based marketing (ABM) for technology clients. The deal includes the client acquisition of a Silicon Valley-based, Fortune 100 information technology company that has been leveraging Bonfire Marketing’s ABM services for several years, thus expanding Thesis’s client portfolio and full-service digital capabilities. "We’re excited about what…

Terminus Report Shows Rapid Increase in Scope and Investment for Account-Based Strategies

5th Annual Terminus State of ABM Report uncovers significant budget resiliency amid widespread cuts during Covid-19 and a broadening of ABM programs to include customer retention and expansion efforts Terminus, the leading account-based marketing platform, released its fifth annual State of ABM Report. The 2020 report uncovered that Covid-19 spurred rapid ABM adoption, an increase in scope and investment in existing account-based programs, and that ABM is critical to customer retention and expansion efforts, among other…

Avtex Acquires Aria Solutions

Avtex, a customer experience (CX) consulting and technology company, announced its acquisition of Aria Solutions, a leader in contact center and customer experience solutions based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1997, Aria Solutions was one of the first system integrators in North America for Genesys, the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact center solutions. Aria has specialized in system integration, agent technology, omni-channel capabilities, CRM, WFM, and operational analytics. Utilizing…

Contentsquare Acquires Dareboost

Contentsquare, the global leader in experience analytics trusted by brands like BMW, Sephora, and Walmart, announced it has acquired web performance monitoring company Dareboost, a key part of its new Find & Fix product. Solving Revenue-Killing Errors Web performance is a critical part of digital customer experience in 2020. In fact, research has shown that a 100-millisecond delay in web load time can make conversion rates drop by 7%, while a 2-second delay in page load time will more than double the bounce rate.…

Vision Completes Acquisition of DX Marketing

H.I.G. Capital ("H.I.G."), a leading global alternative investment firm with over $41 billion of equity capital under management, announced that its portfolio company, Vision Integrated Graphics Group LLC ("Vision"), has acquired DX Marketing, LLC ("DXM" or the "Company"). DXM is a people-based marketing agency that provides marketers access to enterprise-level data and analytics, allowing them to make informed investments that deliver strong ROI. The Company’s impressive team and data-driven offerings will immediately…

Accenture Completes Acquisition of B2B Sales Firm N3

N3 combines specialized sales talent with AI-powered insights to deepen B2B sales interactions Accenture has completed its acquisition of N3, an Atlanta-based business-to-business (B2B) sales firm that combines specialized talent with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to enable smarter, more efficient sales interactions. “Bringing N3 into the Accenture family will better enable us to help companies influence purchasing decisions at critical stages” Now part of Accenture…

Atos Enters Into Exclusive Negotiations to Acquire Edifixio and to Reinforce Its Cloud and Salesforce Practice in the French Market

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announces it has entered into exclusive negotiations with the shareholders of Edifixio, a French cloud and Salesforce consulting and integration company, to acquire it. The acquisition would further strengthen Atos’ position as a leader in Salesforce and Public Cloud services in the French market by bringing experienced consultants to the Atos team. Consistent with its targeted acquisition strategy, the operation will expand Atos’ client portfolio and established expertise…

iHeartMedia to Acquire Voxnest

Voxnest Provides Leadership Role for iHeartMedia as the Consolidated Marketplace of Podcasting iHeartMedia, the No. 1 audio company in America and the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Voxnest, the leading consolidated marketplace for podcasts and the best-in-class provider of podcast analytics, enterprise publishing tools, programmatic integration and targeted ad serving. With this acquisition, iHeartMedia, through Voxnest, will now be able to provide…

Hyland Completes Acquisition of Alfresco

Hyland, a leading content services provider, has completed its acquisition of Alfresco, a content services platform and solutions provider. The successful transaction close brings the entire Alfresco business, including all technology and products, under Hyland. The acquisition furthers Hyland's vision to become the world's leading content services provider, expanding its global footprint with additional customers, partners and employees with extensive industry experience. The addition of Alfresco's solutions augments…

Episerver Completes Acquisition of Optimizely

Episerver, a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Optimizely, the leader in experimentation and optimization. With Optimizely, Episerver is an industry powerhouse able to optimize every customer touchpoint across the entire user journey and strongly positioned to lead in the estimated $20B digital experience market. The combined company enables customers to do more testing, in more places, with greater ease than ever before. With the…

PicsArt’s Design Tools Are Now Available on Web

The world's most downloaded creative editing app comes to the web to meet demand from 150M+ creators and professionals, including millions of paying subscribers PicsArt, the world’s largest creative platform, announced that more than two dozen of its most popular editing and AI-based tools are now available for free and subscription on PicsArt.com. Currently available tools include a template editor, background and object remover, video slideshow maker, text editor, and more. Also included is an entire library of…

Cinedigm Announces Agreement to Acquire The Film Detective

Cinedigm announced that the Company has agreed to acquire The Film Detective, a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming. The acquisition is subject to agreed-upon closing conditions, including completion of the parties’ due diligence. The deal will add The Film Detective’s library, comprised of 3,000 content titles, an estimated 10,000 individual film and TV episodes, and two Free-Ad-Supported-Television (FAST) linear networks, into Cinedigm’s expansive…

Telestream Acquires EcoDigital

In a strategic move that highlights the company’s sustained growth ambitions, Telestream has announced its acquisition of EcoDigital (formerly known as Front Porch Digital). Telestream, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, is a vertical market software business focused on the video space and is a global leader in media workflow orchestration, media streaming, and delivery technologies. The deal to acquire EcoDigital has been completed. EcoDigital brings to market a Content Management Software (CMS) solution called…

Loop Media, Inc. Acquires Audio Discovery Platform Spkr; Announces Formation of Loop Media Studios to be Run by Television, Radio, and…

Loop Media, Inc., the first media company focused on fully integrated 360-degree engagement of music videos and other premium short-form content by consumers and businesses, announced its acquisition of Spkr, the first audio platform centered on short-form content, featured as “one of the apps we love right now” by Apple when it debuted last year. The acquisition further expands Loop Media’s content offering as it continues to become a more diverse media company, expanding into audio as a complement to its extensive…

SiriusXM Completes Acquisition of Stitcher

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Stitcher and is moving forward as the premier full-service platform for podcast creators, publishers, and advertisers. With this acquisition, SiriusXM adds Stitcher, a longtime pioneer in podcasting, to its leading audio entertainment platform. Alongside Pandora, Simplecast, and AdsWizz, Stitcher strengthens SiriusXM's position in this fast-growing area. By combining Stitcher's leading programming and advertising networks with SiriusXM's existing…

MarTech Startup, edrone, Secures Funding of USD 5.3 Million to Fuel Their Ambitions of Becoming One-Stop-Shop for E-Commerce

Polish marketing technology startup edrone has raised USD 5.3 million Series A funding to fuel their ambitions of building a marketing one-stop-shop for e-commerce. The capital came from two sources: a Hungarian VC, PortfoLion, in a Series A round, and an R&D grant for edrone's autonomous virtual assistant. It will be invested in research and business development for the CEE and LATAM regions. It’s their first funding after bootstrapping for four years. The product is aimed at medium and large e-commerce businesses…