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Perch Announces $123.5 Million in New Financing to Acquire Top Performing Amazon Marketplace Products and Companies

Company sees growing opportunity in Amazon Marketplace products and companies; raises capital to accelerate its rate of acquisitions and expand its platform Perch, a technology-driven commerce company that acquires and operates top Amazon Marketplace businesses with winning products in their respective categories, announced that it has closed $123.5M in new financing. This brings the Company's total funding to date to over $130 Million. The round was led by Spark Capital and includes past investor Tectonic Ventures, with…

Merkle Strengthens Leadership Team Through Two Key Global Promotions

Michael Komasinski Named President, Merkle Americas; Margaret Wagner Named President, Merkle Emea Merkle, a leading technology- enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company, is strengthening its leadership team through two key promotions in the Americas and EMEA. Michael Komasinski is moving up into the dual role of president, Merkle Americas and leader of the dentsu CXM LoB in the Americas. Margaret Wagner is being promoted to the dual role of president, Merkle EMEA and leader of the dentsu CXM LoB in…

Top 10 Affiliate Marketing Programs Software Vendors – By 360Quadrants

Affiliate Marketing Program Software facilitates the process by which an associate receives a commission for marketing another person's or company's products. The program software is used to enhance sales and create significant online revenue. It is beneficial to both brands, as well as affiliate marketers.This program software also helps in managing payments amongst merchants and affiliates, enabling both the parties to focus on the particulars of their arrangement. 360Quadrants, the most granular comparison platform,…

Europe’s Urgent Need for Improved Business Continuity Creates an Unprecedented Opportunity for the UCaaS Market

The market is projected to witness double-digit growth rates with more countries and customer segments adopting mobile UCaaS, says Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Growth Opportunities in the European Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Market, Forecast to 2026, finds that the European hosted Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) market will experience slower-than-anticipated growth in terms of both users and revenue in 2020 and 2021 due to churn in the…

Altaïr Group to Deploy Infor M3 for International Growth

French chemical group to modernise IT infrastructure, centralize information and facilitate exchanges with subsidiaries to support continued global growth  Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Altaïr Group, a French chemical group composed of six leading companies in the field of cleaning products, fabric softeners, insecticides and repair pastes and putties, has decided to deploy Infor M3. The enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, which is specifically…

Acquia Appoints New Leadership Team Members

Digital Experience Leader Adds New Head of Engineering, Chief Information Security Officer, and SVP of Product Marketing to Further Platform Innovation Digital experience company Acquia today announced the appointment of three longtime technology professionals to executive roles leading engineering, information security and product marketing. Former Continuum executive John Mandel comes to Acquia as the Head of Engineering; prior Pega (formerly PegaSystems) executive Robert Former assumes the role of Chief Information…

Accenture Named as a Leader in New Green Quadrant Report for Operational Excellence Digital Services by Independent Analyst Firm

Accenture has been positioned as a leader in the inaugural Verdantix 2020 Green Quadrant for Operational Excellence Digital Services report. The Verdantix Green Quadrant assessed the capabilities of the 12 most prominent vendors in the market on their ability to meet customer demands for operational excellence digital services. That is defined as consulting engagements that blend knowledge of industrial processes with digital technologies, to deliver improvements in operational excellence strategies across asset…

Genpact Named a Leader in Business Process Outsourcing for AML and KYC by IDC MarketScape Report

Report cites Genpact Cora, strategic acquisitions, and domain expertise in driving transformation for clients Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, today announced that it has been named as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Process Outsourcing for AML and KYC 2019 Vendor Assessment*. "Genpact leverages its digital business platform, Genpact Cora to create optimal business process designs for its clients," said Steven D'Alfonso, Research Director,…

Following Record Growth Year, TripleLift Adds Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

Julia Shullman joins from AppNexus as General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer Jordan Bitterman joins from IBM as Chief Marketing Officer TripleLift, one of the fastest-growing ad tech companies in the world, announced the hire of Julia Shullman as General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, and Jordan Bitterman as Chief Marketing Officer. Both roles were created in response to a record growth year in 2019 when the company achieved ad spend of $300 million (USD) and hired more than 150 new employees. TripleLift’s…

Suitebriar Achieves the Work Transformation Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program

The Company Demonstrates Vast Experience and Proven Customer Success in Deploying G Suite to SMB Clients Suitebriar, a Google Cloud Premier Partner and leading G Suite deployment company, has earned the Work Transformation Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program. In achieving this partner specialization, Suitebriar has proven its expertise and commitment to the successful deployment of G Suite to SMB organizations, which includes providing services across all the project workstreams -…

ScanSource Announces Intelisys Executive Leadership Additions

Intelisys’ Success Spurs Investment in Channel Expansion ScanSource, Inc., a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, announced additional steps it has taken to further invest in the Intelisys business. New executive leadership appointments allow for the accelerated integration of the business and the expansion of resources to drive continued growth. In support of this, Mark Morgan has been appointed President, and Paul Constantine has been named Executive Vice President of Supplier Services. Mike…

Contentsquare, Worldwide Leader Of Digital Experience Analytics, Grew 200% In 2019

Continues Global Momentum, Named 2020 BIG Innovation Winner After raising $120 million since 2017, and following the acquisitions of Clicktale and Pricing Assistant, digital experience analytics leader Contentsquare announced record results for the full year 2019. For its vision and accomplishments, the company has been named a 2020 BIG Innovation Award winner by the Business Intelligence Group. "The digital experience analytics industry is growing at a rapid pace and Contentsquare is leading the way. Our company had…

UiPath Promotes Mandy Sebel to Chief People Officer

The leading robotic process automation (RPA) software company, UiPath, announced that Mandy Sebel has been promoted to Chief People Officer (CPO), effective January 31, 2020, reporting to CEO Daniel Dines. Sebel, who brings more than 20 years of experience leading high performance human resources (HR) organizations, currently serves as UiPath’s senior vice president of people for the Americas. Marius Istrate, previously CPO for UiPath, will be leaving the company to pursue new opportunities as an entrepreneur and advisor in…

Business Leaders Continue to Target M&A Opportunities Amid Global Uncertainty

M&A Drumbeat Continues as More Than Half of Global Companies Plan to Acquire in the Next 12 Months Business leaders are continuing to reshape their company portfolios despite a challenging geopolitical environment, with 52% of global corporates planning to pursue acquisitions in the next year, according to the 21st EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB). The search for technology and talent is driving deals: two-thirds (66%) of respondents plan to allocate more than 25% of their total investment capital to…

Accenture Interactive Announces Intent to Acquire French Data Marketing Firm Sutter Mills

Expanding Its Capabilities in Data-Driven Marketing Strategy, Adtech and Martech Would Strengthen Accenture Interactive’s Ability to Help Brands Deliver Hyper-Relevant Experiences at Scale Accenture has agreed to acquire Sutter Mills, a French firm that specializes in developing and executing data-driven marketing strategies for clients. The acquisition requires prior consultation with the relevant works councils and would be subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.…

Content Management Vendors Need Deeper MetaData and Monetization Tools to Win over Media Companies

Revenue for the CMS Market for the Media Industry Is Expected to Hit $1.44 Billion in 2024, Finds Frost & Sullivan With media organizations looking to deliver a seamless experience and achieve next-level customer engagement across devices, there will be an exponential rise in demand for content management systems (CMS). Revenue for the CMS market for the media industry is expected to increase from $556.8 million in 2018 to $1.44 billion in 2024, recording a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.2%.…

BrightEdge Automates SEO with the Launch of BrightEdge Autopilot at Share19

Acquisition of New Mobile Technology Developed by Trilibis Helps Power Self-Driving SEO BrightEdge, the global leader in organic search and content performance, unveiled BrightEdge Autopilot and the deployment of the industry's first self-driving SEO technology. Made possible through a series of technology investments and targeted acquisitions, marketers can now auto-optimize mobile and fully automate the most critical and time-consuming of SEO tasks. BrightEdge Autopilot | Self-Driving SEO…

Mergers and Acquisitions and Meltwater Refinancing Reshape PR Software Market – Burton-Taylor

M&A Spend in Current Round of Industry Restructuring Runs into Billions The market for Media Intelligence software and information solutions for public relations professionals is being radically reshaped through mergers and acquisitions, with M&A spending running into the billions, according to a new report published today by Burton-Taylor International Consulting (part of the TP ICAP group). The report looks at acquisitions by key companies including Cision, Meltwater, Kantar, Isentia and West Corp, as well as…

Customer Data Platform Industry Grew 71% in One Year; Will Reach $1 Billion Revenue in 2019

The Customer Data Platform Industry continued its rapid growth in the first half of 2019, according to the CDP Institute's semi-annual Industry Update.  The industry added nineteen vendors and raised $317 million in new capital during the period while employment was up 71% over the previous year. Major shifts in the market included expansion in Europe, EMEA, and APAC. Fifteen of the nineteen new CDP vendors are from outside the U.S. The Institute also confirmed its projection for the CDP industry to reach the $1 billion…

AI, Iot and Data Centers Were the Key Drivers of M&A Deals Over Last Two Years, Says GlobalData

Artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things and data centers were the key drivers behind mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity over the last two years, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION: Please click here for enlarged chart In 2018, the total transaction value of M&A deals announced in the global TMT sector reached $630bn, up 23% from 2017 and significantly ahead of other markets in both 2017 and 2018, according to GlobalData’s Deals Database.…