INFOGROUP has closed on its acquisition by affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and announced its new executive leadership team and Board of Directors.  Clare Hart has been named Infogroup’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Hart is considered an innovator and leader in the world of interactive data and business information services. She most recently served as President of the Dow Enterprise Media Group, which generated over $700 million in annual sales and comprised Dow Jones Indexes, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Dow Jones Licensing and Financial Information Services units. Prior to that appointment she was a founding member and ultimately President and Chief Executive Officer of Factiva, when it was a joint venture of Dow Jones and Reuters.  Source: Company press release:  To read the full story click on the link: Comment:  A significant shift in strategy in renewed pursuit of growth can be expected which may cause some further upheaval in the competitive landscape in the targeted sales, marketing and research solutions business in North America.

BIIA Newsletter July I – 2010