Vocus Incorporated

PR software firm Cision moving to Chicago

PR software firm Cision moving to Chicago

Public relations software firms Cision and Vocus have finalized their merger and are relocating to Chicago.

The company, which will operate under the Cision banner, has 1,500 employees and generated about $315 million in combined revenue worldwide last year. Chicago-based private equity firm GTCR acquired both companies and took them private this year.

Cision is building out a 50,000-square-foot space in One Prudential Plaza, which will house more than 300 Chicago-based employees, including the executive leadership team. Previously, Vocus was headquartered in Beltsville, Md., while Cision was based in Stockholm. The combined company will maintain offices in nine...