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LinkedIn to buy employee engagement platform

Microsoft Corp. unit LinkedIn Corp. struck a deal to buy employee engagement platform Glint Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

After closing of the deal, Glint CEO and founder Jim Barnett will report to Daniel Shapero, vice president of LinkedIn careers, learning and talent solutions. All Glint executives will continue to report to Barnett with the exception of HR, finance, information security and legal, who will join the functional teams at LinkedIn, according to an Oct. 8 post on the professional networking platform's website.

The company plans to functionally integrate the teams within LinkedIn over the next 12 to 18 months. Subject to the completion of customary conditions, the acquisition is expected to close during the second fiscal quarter of 2019, which ends Dec. 31.