CRM company Pipedrive announced that it has acquired Mailigen, provider of a cost-effective, easy-to-use email marketing automation solution. Mailigen, the first acquisition in the company’s history, will make it easier for Pipedrive customers to access software that generates leads and nurtures customers with the ease of use that is a hallmark of Pipedrive.

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“Our vision has always been to make sales success inevitable,” said Timo Rein, CEO, and co-founder of Pipedrive. “To us, that means providing a complete toolkit to organize and accelerate the entire sales cycle that gives businesses and sales professionals total confidence in their abilities—from generating and qualifying leads to driving and closing deals to managing existing customers. The trick is to deliver that functionality with software that is both powerful and simple at the same time. The Mailigen team has the exceptional technical know-how and shares our commitment to ease of use. Together, we will offer sales and email marketing solutions that solve more of our customers’ problems and are even more useful.”

According to Gartner, marketing is the fastest-growing sub-segment of CRM, a view supported by an analysis of Pipedrive’s customer base, which shows demand for marketing tools increasing year over year. A recent survey among Pipedrive customers indicated that 38% of sales professionals in the US and UK use email marketing tools as part of lead generation and engagement of customers. In addition, 88% of Pipedrive users involved in marketing at their company say that email marketing is important in helping them to meet their objectives.

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Over the next few months, the companies will focus on integrating both technology platforms and organizations and will soon come to the market with a new, high-value offering for customers. “Joining the Pipedrive team is a great opportunity to create more value for both Pipedrive and Mailigen customers,” said Janis Rozenblats, CEO and co-founder of Mailigen. “By joining forces with Pipedrive, we are combining two strong purpose-built products, providing our customer’s more focused and robust sales and marketing solutions. In addition, both companies have world-class technical teams and are a great cultural fit.”