After secret $500 million Super Bowl deal, LiquidHub ‘will hire thousands’

Written by Joe DiStefano, Philadelphia Inquirer 

During this year’s Super Bowl, Jonathan Brassington had a $500 million secret.

The chief executive and cofounder of LiquidHub was in Minneapolis to host a gang of pharma, insurance, and investment company clients and to root for the Eagles. The day before the game, he agreed by long distance to sell his Wayne-based “digital customer engagement” company for a price double its yearly sales.

The buyer, France-based business-consulting giant Capgemini, is a public company — a big one, with $16 billion in yearly sales, a 200,000- member staff, and global clients such as Mercedes-Benz, Ikea, and Walt Disney. So, Brassington couldn’t share his inside information with all the happy, partying fellow Philadelphians around him until the official announcement Monday. The deal plus the game made for “a very exciting weekend,” he recalled, laughing.

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