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Verdane Acquires Confirmit

In today’s mergers and acquisitions, Verdane, a Northern European specialist growth equity investor, acquires Confirmit, a global solutions provider for customer experience, employee experience, and market research. Verdane is the major investor in Dapresy and will merge the two companies.

Trax, a provider of computer vision and analytics solutions for retail, acquires Qopius, a provider of AI-based in-store technology solutions in Europe. 

In human capital news, Elizabeth Real joins Strativity Group, a customer experience, and transformation firm, as its new President.

Nielsen grows its media management team by hiring Sean Cohan as Chief Growth Officer and President of International; as well as by promoting Peter Bradbury to Chief Commercial Officer of U.S.; and Karthik Rao to Chief Operating Officer of Nielsen Global Media.

Maru/Matchbox appoints two — Brian James as Deputy CEO and Chief Client Officer of Matchbox North America; and Brent Snider as Deputy CEO and Chief Revenue Officer of Matchbox North America.

In jobs, Cranbrook Search Consultants is looking to place a Director of Business Development in the SaaS Platform, DIY space of market research and insights. 

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Sources: 

Confirmit: https://www.confirmit.com/Company/News/press-release-insights-2020-announcement-k2a/

Quopuis: https://qopius.com/news/trax-acquires-qopius-to-accelerate-digitizing-physical-retail/

Strativity Group: https://strativity.com/strativity-group-names-elizabeth-real-new-president/

Nielsen: https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/press-releases/2020/nielsen-makes-senior-appointments-further-builds-out-media-management-team/ 

Maru/Matchbox: https://marumatchbox.com/press_release/marumatchbox-north-america-leadership-appointments/

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