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April 2016

Copyright Clearance Center Acquires Ixxus
April 2016

Signal Hill is pleased to announce that its client Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a firm dedicated to creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, has acquired London-based Ixxus, a software professional services firm and leading provider of publishing solutions that reinvent the way organizations work with content.

“From our experience with Signal Hill during the Infotrieve acquisition less than two years ago, we knew that Bob Berstein, Frank Cordek, and the team would provide excellent counsel and expert guidance throughout the process,” said Emily Sheahan, Vice President of Strategic Corporate Initiatives at CCC. “Signal Hill again delivered a great outcome that complements our business and contributes to our continued growth.”

CCC will explore opportunities to extend the value of licensing through the new service offerings Ixxus provides, and continue expanding its presence in the publishing market through ongoing product development and sales of its RightsLink® permissions and author services SaaS products. The company will also continue to offer SaaS-based content workflow, text and data mining and document delivery solutions for the corporate sector through its RightFind™ content solution suite.

“Ixxus and CCC have extensive experience, know-how, talent, and relationships in complementary areas,” said Tracey Armstrong, President and CEO of CCC. “Ixxus’ content management expertise and services combined with CCC’s rights management expertise and license products will enable us to create powerful new offerings that our clients are asking for.”

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