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Fri., Aug. 15, 2014
PR Newswire Revenue Falls in First Half
By Greg Hazley
 
ubmPR Newswire revenue fell 6.4% in the first half of 2014 to £98.3M ($165.4M) as currency rates dragged down underlying growth of 2.6%.
Category: PR Services
Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
KEF Adds Huff for Digital
By Greg Hazley
 
patricia huffDigital agency vet Patria Huff has joined KEF Media as senior VP to lead its online and social media operation.
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Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
PR Newswire Cracks Down on Content After Google Update
By Greg Hazley
 
pr newswirePR Newswire has imposed stricter guidelines to root out "low quality content" and crack down on releases more focused on gaming search engines than providing analysis and useful information.
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Tue., Jun. 3, 2014
Vocus, Cision to Be Merged
By Greg Hazley
 
cisionThe Chicago private equity firm that acquired Vocus and Cision this year has confirmed industry expectations and said it will combine the two PR and marketing software providers under former Cision CEO Peter Granat.
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Mon., Jun. 2, 2014
Cision CEO Exits Amid Takeover
By Greg Hazley
 
Cision CEO Peter Granat has resigned after a Chicago investment firm gained control of the PR software company in May. He takes the reins of the combined Vocus-Cision.
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Tue., May 20, 2014
Vocus Owner Takes Control of Cision Board
By Greg Hazley
 

Cision, the target of a takeover bid from Chicago-based GTCR Investment, said two executives of GTCR were elected to a new board of directors, including the chairman slot, in a special meeting May 20 in Stockholm.

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Tue., May 13, 2014
PR Newswire Profit Slips in Q1
By Greg Hazley
 
pr newswireUBM reported first quarter revenue at PR Newswire ticked up 2.6% on an underlying basis to about $77.5M as US dissemination and public-filing business offset flat revenues elsewhere at the unit.
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Thu., May 1, 2014
PR Newswire Adds Curbs to High Speed Trading
By Greg Hazley
 
chackoPR Newswire said it will make users of its direct data feed certify that they will not engage in high-speed trading and will advise users to delay news slated for the market close to wait until after 4 p.m.
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Wed., Apr. 30, 2014
Cision Q1 Revenue Flat Amid Takeover Battle
By Greg Hazley
 
granatAmid a takeover battle, Cision on April 29 reported first quarter revenue was flat at 206M krona ($31.6M) while net profit jumped 84% over a year earlier to around $1.7M.
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Mon., Apr. 7, 2014
GTCR Takes Vocus Private
By Kevin McCauley
 
vocusGTCR LLC, the Chicago-based private equity firm that made a run at Cision, is taking Vocus private in a cash transaction pegged at $447M.
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Fri., Apr. 4, 2014
Meltwater Goes Public with $138M Cision Bid
By Greg Hazley
 
cisionPR software provider Meltwater, which said last month that its stake in Cision had surpassed 10%, has bid $138M in cash for the company, topping an offer by investing firm Blue Canyon Holdings.
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Mon., Mar. 24, 2014
Investment Firm Ups Offer for Cision Amid Meltwater Interest
By Greg Hazley
 
Blue Canyon Holdings, the takeover unit of GTCR Investment X AIV that made a bid for Cision in February, upped its offer six percent to 55.10 Krona, or about $8.56 per share, as another bidder entered the fray.
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Thu., Mar. 20, 2014
Marketwired Cuts Feeds for High-Speed Traders
By John ODwyer
 
Marketwired said it will stop selling direct feeds to high-speed traders, following rival Business Wire in the wake of a February Wall Street Journal report showing how the traders gain an advantage through newswire data.
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Fri., Mar. 7, 2014
Cision Postpones Annual Meeting Amid Takeover Offer
By Greg Hazley
 
PR software provider Cision has postponed its annual meeting originally slated for April 9 as a takeover offer from a Chicago investment firm runs through March 27.
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Fri., Feb. 28, 2014
PR Newswire 2013 Revenue Tops $300M
By Greg Hazley
 
pr newswireUBM reported today PR Newswire's 2013 revenue climbed 1.9% to £201.8M, or about $316.2M by the average 2013 exchange rate.
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Fri., Feb. 21, 2014
Business Wire Pulls Plug on High-Speed Traders
By Greg Hazley
 
Business Wire, responding to a Feb. 7 Wall Street Journal report about high-frequency traders exploiting its news feed, said it will stop licensing direct feeds to those trading firms.
Category: PR Services
Fri., Feb. 14, 2014
Chicago Investment Firm Makes Move On Cision
By Kevin McCauley
 
GTCR Investment is bidding for Cision, offering a cash premium of more than 50 percent for the Swedish provider of PR software and services. Fourth quarter revenue declined 11.3%.
Category: PR Services
Mon., Feb. 10, 2014
Vocus Loss Widens on Slight Q4 Revenue Gain
By Greg Hazley
 
Vocus reported a slight one percent increase in fourth quarter 2013 revenue to $47.5M as net loss widened to $3.8M, up from $3.2M for the same period of 2012.
Category: PR Services
Fri., Feb. 7, 2014
WSJ: Speed Traders Use Newswires to Get Edge
By Greg Hazley
 
So-called high-frequency traders are taking advantage of direct news feeds from Business Wire and Marketwired to gain an advantage on "less fleet-footed investors," according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Category: PR Services
Fri., Nov. 22, 2013
Attacking Poverty Is Good Business, James Tells IPR
By Jack ODwyer
 
iprThe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gives away $4 billion a year to battle disease and poverty worldwide “but it’s a drop in the ocean in terms of what needs to be invested to solve these big, complex problems,” Gates Foundation communications head Kate James told the Institute for PR last night at the Yale Club, New York.
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