Covario, one of the very large search marketing agencies in the US with over 220* employees, has announced they will be acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network.
SAN DIEGO, Sept.17, 2014 – Today, Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Covario, Inc.’s search and content marketing agency business. Covario’s Rio SEO software unit, which offers award-winning local search, enterprise search, and social media automation and analytic tools, will remain an independent SAAS company and continue to power the software behind Covario clients’ search solutions. Rio SEO has raised additional funding from FTV Capital, Dubilier & Co., Voyager Capital, and Stratim Capital to pursue further development and sales of its technology platform in the fast-growing areas of local search, mobile search, and social media measurement.
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