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As part of a plan announced last year to refocus on its core language technology business, SDL  is transferring its social intelligence business to Social Data Intelligence  (SDI). The transaction includes a token payment of £1, and SDL will subscribe to a $1 million loan note issued by SDI.

A new website reveals no additional information about the apparently newly formed acquirer.

SOCi Raises $8.5 Million

SOCi  announced that it has received $8.5 million in a series A financing round led by Vertical Venture Partners and Grayhawk Capital. The Stanford University DAPER fund, Peninsula Ventures and Tallwave Capital also participated.

SOCi plans to use the investment to support sales and marketing and to expand technology development.

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.

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