Venture-backed SweetIQ Analytics acquired by Gannett

SweetIQ Analytics Corp, a Montréal location-based marketing analytics and automation company, has been acquired by Gannett Co Inc (NYSE: GCI), a U.S. media business and publisher of such journals as USA Today. No financial terms were disclosed. Gannett said the acquisition enhances its digital marketing suite for local businesses and national brands. Founded in 2010 by CEO Mohannad El-Barachi…