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Dutch digital network Dept acquires US data software company Raybeam


By Sam Bradley, Journalist

January 12, 2022 | 3 min read

European digital network Dept has added another business to its agency roster, with the acquisition of US data science firm Raybeam.

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DS Anderson Song, the founder of Raybeam. Dept has acquired the agency for an undisclosed sum

Consultancy Palazzo advised Raybeam during the transaction.

Why has Dept invested in Raybeam?

  • Raybeam specializes in building proprietary software and platforms for search engine optimization (SEO) and data warehousing, and offers both off-the-shelf products and bespoke solutions.

  • Being able to monitor the data associated with SEO and other marketing channels is essential to most modern businesses. Increasing its capabilities in this area will help Dept offer a deeper service to clients.

  • DS Anderson Song, co-founder at Raybeam, said: “Data has always been a powerful tool for businesses, but now it’s simply an indispensable one. We believe in helping clients use data to their advantage in a sustainable, practical and ethical way, and Dept shares this same belief. We’re excited to bring our domain expertise and first-rate engineering team to Dept to expand into new markets around the world and to help even more companies solve complex data challenges.”

  • Raybeam will bed in with Dept’s other US footholds, namely Rocket Insights and Devetry.

Why now?

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