Financial Times acquires Silicon Valley company GIS Planning

Press Release:  The Financial Times announces the acquisition of GIS Planning, a San Francisco-based internet technology company providing organisations with data and intelligence on foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development in North America.

The acquisition of GIS Planning strengthens the FT Group’s portfolio of specialist products and services. GIS Planning’s ZoomProspector Enterprise and join a stable of successful FDI subscription services which includes fDi Magazine, fDi Markets and fDi Benchmark

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Northstar Travel Group acquires Ryan Solutions

Northstar Travel Group has made its first purchase since being acquired by private equity firm Wasserstein Partners in June. The company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) subsidiary, Inntopia, has acquired Ryan Solutions, a provider of customer relationship management (CRM) and database marketing to the hospitality industry

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Time Inc. buys consumer data provider Bizrate Insights

In line with its consistent endeavors toward transforming into a data-driven company, Time Inc. recently bought a customer survey provider, Bizrate Insights, which was previously owned by Connexity Inc. It also stated that Bizrate Insights’ survey platform will be combined with its affinity marketing subsidiary, Synapse Group, Inc.

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