Friday, July 1, 2022

Slate completes the acquisition of Canadian asset manager Presima

Slate Asset Management (Slate), an alternative investment platform targeting real assets, announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Presima Inc. (Presima), a Montreal-based asset manager focused on global real estate securities (the Transaction).

ABS signs joint development project with SpaceX on recovery droneships

ABS has signed a joint development project (JDP) with SpaceX to review the remotely controlled functions of autonomous rocket recovery droneships used for booster rocket recovery at sea. The rocket recovery droneships are modified to include an expanded deck to increase the size of the landing platform, four thruster engines for propulsion and to hold on station, and blast shielding to protect electrical and engine equipment on deck.

Taulia hires SaaS industry ace Danielle Weinblatt as its CPO

Taulia, a provider of working capital management solutions and part of the SAP Group has announced the hire of Danielle Weinblatt as Chief Product Officer. Danielle will oversee Taulia’s product organization and execute its product vision, strategy, and development roadmap. She will focus on building innovative offerings, expanding product suites to new geographic markets, and will work closely with SAP to provide customers with the best working capital tools needed to thrive in the networked economy. Danielle will report directly to Taulia’s CEO, Cedric Bru, and will work closely with Taulia’s Sales, Marketing and Technology leads.

Walton Global and Rockpoint agree a $300m development joint venture

Walton Global, a real estate investment and land asset management company with $3.6bn under management, announced a joint venture with Rockpoint, a real estate private equity firm based in Boston, to support demand for single-family homes in the form of rental communities across the US. Rockpoint intends to invest up to $300m in equity in Walton’s Build-to-Rent (BTR) line of business that is expected to total up to $1bn in real estate assets.

ExaGrid wins Enterprise Backup Hardware Vendor of the Year Award

ExaGrid®, the Tiered Backup Storage solution, announced that the firm was honored with the “Enterprise Backup Hardware Vendor of the Year” award, announced at the 19th annual Storage Magazine Storage Awards ceremony, “The Storries XIX,” held in London on June 9.

Voltus appoints J.B. Lowe as its next VP and Head of Investor Relations

Voltus, Inc. (Voltus), the distributed energy resource (DER) software platform, announced the addition of J.B. Lowe, CFA, to its team as Vice President and Head of Investor Relations. Lowe brings over 15 years of energy sector and financial market industry experience to this role, including both buy-side and sell-side expertise. In the new role, Lowe will be responsible for Voltus’s Investor Relations strategy with a focus on continuing and building relationships with investors, analysts, rating agencies, regulators, and other key stakeholders.

Globalization Partners launches new solutions to remote work and hiring

Globalization Partners (G-P), the Employment Platform™ that makes it fast, simple, and compliant for firms to hire anyone, anywhere – announced global availability of G-P Recruit, G-P Contractor, and G-P API. Now it is even easier for companies to find and hire talent - efficiently and ethically – anywhere, as quickly and easily as they would hire talent locally.

Harbourfront hires Ryan Ackers as first VP of Business Development

Harbourfront Wealth Management (HFWM or Harbourfront) announced the appointment of Ryan Ackers as Vice President of Business Development to the Canadian independent wealth management firm. Ryan Ackers joins Harbourfront from GBL where he led Business Development for Western Canada, Canada’s largest provider of IPPs and RCAs.

NielsenIQ hires Tracey Massey as its inaugural Chief Operating Officer

NielsenIQ, a global information services company, has named Tracey Massey as the company’s first Chief Operating Officer (COO). Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and will oversee all commercial and product aspects, responsible for revenue, product development plans, business units’ strategies, and all market-facing aspects of NielsenIQ.

Data access and security company Immuta closes $100 million Series E

Immuta, the leader in data access and data security, announced that it has secured $100 million in Series E funding. With this investment, Immuta will meet growing data security and privacy demands by accelerating secure data access across all cloud platforms. Only Immuta can automate access to data by discovering, securing, and monitoring data on any cloud service. The new investment brings Immuta’s total financing to date to $267 million.