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Capitol Acquisition Corp. III (NASDAQ: CLAC) and GTCR announced an agreement to merge Cision  into a subsidiary of Capitol, a "blank check" or special-purpose acquisition company. The end result of the planned transactions will be that Cision becomes a publicly-traded company with an expected value of $2.4 billion.

Cision's management will remain in place, while Capitol leadership will join the board. Current Cision shareholders will retain a majority interest in the newly public company. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter.

Conversocial Acquires HipMob

Conversocial  announced that it has acquired HipMob to expand its live chat capabilities. The company plans to combine live chat with social media and messaging platforms for an integrated customer engagement environment.

Hootsuite  announced that it has acquired a Snapchat analytics solution from Naritiv, a Los Angeles-based content marketing specialist. Naritiv's product team moves to Hootsuite in the company's new LA office.

Last month, Hootsuite acquired LiftMetrix, a social analytics specialist specializing in marketing performance measurement.

Tickr Acquires Market.Space

Tickr  announced that it has acquired Market.Space, a developer specializing in collecting and delivering competitor data. Tickr characterizes the deal as a combination of complementary technologies and building its team.

OBI4wan Acquires Buzzcapture

OBI4wan  announced that it has acquired Buzzcapture  in a market consolidation move. The companies describe the deal as a merging of complementary product strengths in media monitoring and online customer service.

With the backing of major shareholder Main Capital, OBI4wan plans a push for growth in the Benelux region and DACH countries.

Meltwater  announced that it has acquired Wrapidity for its artificial intelligence technology. A spinout from Oxford University, Wrapidity is expected to strengthen Meltwater's analytics software and its ability to address new, high-volume data sources.

Meltwater recently closed on $60 million in debt financing to support strategic acquisitions.

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