Business data giant Dun & Bradstreet has agreed to be acquired by a private investor group in a deal valued at $6.9 billion. The company had announced in February that it was considering options for value creation. D&B has shown little growth in recent years despite the broad surge in data-driven B2B marketing.
Plucky little Sigstr is also in the B2B data business, with a clever technology that gathers data from email signatures. It has just launched Pulse, which analyzes a company’s email, calendar, and CRM data to assess sales relationships with target accounts. It’s a bit creepy but I guess there’s no expectation of privacy where business emails are involved.
Ecommerce personalization vendor Dynamic Yield has raised a $32 million Series D funding round, bringing its total funding to $77 million. The company will use the funds to extend beyond Web site personalization to other channels including kiosks, call centers, point of sale systems, and IoT devices.
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