Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Enterprise identity protection leader Semperis closes $200m Series C

Semperis, an identity-driven cyber resilience firm, announced it has raised $200m in Series C funding led by KKR, with participation from Ten Eleven Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Atrium Health Strategic Fund, Tech Pioneers Fund, and existing investors like Insight Partners.

Avaya announces $600 million aggregate financing commitments

Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) announced $600 million in aggregate financing commitments. The Company priced $350 million in aggregate principal amount of new Senior Secured Term Loans and entered into agreements for the private placement of $250 million in aggregate principal amount of Exchangeable Senior Secured Notes, all due in 2027.

Rand McNally buys Fleetsu, growing globally in connected vehicle tech

Rand McNally, in a move to elevate its place in the connected vehicle space, has acquired Australia's Fleetsu and its innovative, flexible platform. TELEO Capital, which purchased Rand McNally in Q4 2020, bought Fleetsu, combining the fleet organizations as part of its pledge to significantly increase its investment in best-in-class solutions for the transportation market.

Esri brings powerful mapping tech to everyone with new storytelling tool

Capturing and sharing life's experiences often requires multiple tools, which can result in disjointed storytelling. To serve creators' needs to control dynamic, narratives in one place, Esri, location intelligence expert firm, released StoryMaps, a powerful, personal storytelling tool. The product extends creative capabilities to anyone who wants to tell their story. Using Esri's mapping technology, this new software brings the geographic approach to any content that creators are passionate about. From documenting their ancestral journey to capturing aspects of daily life or planning a first big post-pandemic trip, StoryMaps helps capture life's moments in a way worthy of those experiences.

PCI opens a Clinical Services Center of Excellence facility in New England

PCI Pharma Services (PCI), a global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), announced the opening of its Clinical Services Center of Excellence in Bridgewater, MA, the first facility of its kind to support the growing needs of global developers of biologics in New England. The new facility will provide increased flexibility and scalability for secondary packaging, distribution and cold chain storage of innovative therapies in development.

BAI honors companies and rising star leaders in its annual global awards

BAI, a nonprofit independent organization that delivers the most actionable insights in financial services, has named ten organizational winners and one honorable mention for the 2022 BAI Global Innovation Awards. Ten individuals were also named BAI Rising Stars. The awards are the industry’s leading program celebrating achievements in innovation, such as pursuing bold solutions for improving customer experience; implementing advanced technologies; and improving the lives of employees, customers, and communities.

Serco named winner in the Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards

Trintech, a global provider of cloud-based financial close solutions, announced that its client, Serco, a provider of professional, tech, engineering and management services, has been named the winner in the "Office of Finance" category of the 15th annual Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards. Serco's win is attributed to its innovative use of Trintech's Cadency Platform to standardize and automate its reconciliation and financial close processes.

Alvaria announces industry veteran Jeff Cotten as Chief Executive Officer

Alvaria, the global player in enterprise-scale customer experience and workforce engagement management, announced Jeff Cotten as Chief Executive Officer. Tim Dahltorp, who has been interim CEO as well as Chief Financial Officer since February, will now continue as CFO. An innovator, Jeff Cotten is a culture-driven and customer-focused executive leader with more than two decades of high delivery results in the information technology sector.

Chris Cassidy named President and Chief Commercial Officer at Mojix

Mojix, an inventory management and supply chain traceability enterprise SaaS platform, has announced that Chris Cassidy has joined the organisation as President and Chief Commercial Officer. This particular announcement comes as the direct result of the tremendous success Mojix has attained over the past several years, as the organisation has recorded significant growth and improvements in revenue, customer expansion, and product innovation.

Neuraptive appoints Dr. Robert Ruffolo to its Board of Directors

Neuraptive Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to developing novel therapeutics and medical products to address the unmet needs of physicians and patients impacted by nerve injuries, announced the appointment of industry research and development pioneer Robert (Bob) R. Ruffolo, Jr., Ph.D. to the company’s Board of Directors.