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Chinh Chu (Founder, CC Capital) commenting on the closing of the Dun & Bradstreet transaction wit
February 10 · Issue #129 · View online
Chinh Chu (Founder, CC Capital) commenting on the closing of the Dun & Bradstreet transaction with Motive Partners and with Stephen C. Daffron being named as President

“We are pleased to have completed this momentous transaction for the benefit of all stakeholders and look forward to the next chapter in Dun & Bradstreet’s storied, 177-year history. With Bill, Anthony and Stephen at the helm, we are confident that we have the best leadership team in place to unlock the Company’s significant potential and create tremendous value.”

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In last week’s podcast, we heard from Jo Ann Barefoot (CEO, Barefoot Innovation Group) on a P20 special and this week on our 49th podcast of the series we have a SIBOS special edition, recorded in Sydney with Paolo Sironi (IBM FinTech Thought-Leader for Watson Financial Services & industry Author).
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