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Return Path to Acquire Habeas

Looks like Ken Magill was right back in April when he posted "Habeas Getting Shopped Around". Return Path announced today that they will acquire Habeas.

From the press release:

"For Return Path customers, this acquisition solidifies Return Path's market leadership with a larger client base, more innovative tools and services, and a larger professional services team. It also increases the company's base of ISP and filtering/receiver partners and brings the industry's two leading third-party whitelists under one roof, making Return Path the undisputed leader in third-party email accreditation.

The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, was signed on August 6 and is expected to close on August 18. While specific integration plans are still being worked through, the company plans to maintain the Sender Score Certified whitelist and the Habeas SafeList as separate and distinct programs."

Read the full press release here. Habeas also posted an FAQ on their website about the merger. Read it here.

Read also what Matt Blumberg has to say about the merger on his blog.

Well done guys!

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