Textkernel, backed by software investor Main Capital Partners, has purchased AI company Sovren. The deal will strengthen Textkernel as a provider of search and match technology.

Sovren delivers a complementary and similar portfolio as Textkernel with the deal set to create a market leader in the AI-based search and match technology sector. The firm will serve over 2,500 customers including large staffing firms across the globe.

“With the acquisition of Sovren, Textkernel enters into a very exciting next phase of its 20-year anniversary as a truly global AI technology leader for talent acquisition and management,” stated Gerard Mulder, CEO of Textkernel.

“I believe the Sovren customers can immediately benefit from the strong knowledge and functionality of Textkernel around classifications on skills, professions and semantic enrichments for better search and match results,” added Robert Ruff, Sovren CEO.