Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Australian scale-ups Bang the Table and OpenCities acquired by US GovTech leader Granicus

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Expanded Granicus platform will define the future of citizen engagement and accelerate digital transformation for governments globally

Rand McNally buys Fleetsu, growing globally in connected vehicle tech

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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.

Cloud application provider Unit4 announces acquisition of Scanmarket

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Unit4, a player in enterprise cloud applications for mid-market people-centric firms, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Scanmarket, a global vendor of cloud Source-to-Contract software. With Scanmarket, a privately-held company founded in 1999 and headquartered in Denmark, Unit4 will now be able to provide organisations with a unified Source-to-Pay journey, building on its existing ERP and Procure-to-Pay (P2P) offerings. 

Tricentis acquires Testim, an AI-based SaaS testing automation platform

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Tricentis, an industry leader in test automation for modern cloud and enterprise applications, announced today the acquisition of Testim, an AI-based SaaS test automation platform. Testim extends Tricentis’ own AI-powered testing platform and will help them to simplify test automation, enabling companies to create resilient end-to-end tests quickly and easily.

Ampcontrol acquired by WHSP to influence Australian manufacturing

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Ampcontrol, an Austalia electrical engineering firm, has announced the agreement with Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited (WHSP) to acquire 100% shareholding. The deal comes as Ampcontrol accelerates its strategy to be at the forefront of developing and supplying advanced tech, products, and services to the resources, infrastructure, and energy sectors that enable a competitive advantage in a net-zero carbon environment.

Blackstone acquires Crown Resorts in the firm’s largest investment in Asia

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Blackstone announced that real estate funds and private equity funds managed by Blackstone (Blackstone) have completed the acquisition of Crown Resorts Limited (Crown) in the largest transaction to date for the firm in Asia Pacific (APAC). The transaction comprises three premium resort and casino properties in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

NielsenIQ acquires retail artificial intelligence platform provider ciValue

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NielsenIQ announced they have acquired ciValue, a SaaS (Software as a Service) vendor of choice for retailers globally that powers loyalty programs with advanced AI technology. With this acquisition, NielsenIQ’s Retail Media vertical takes its next steps towards enabling smarter, more automated and more scalable retail media programs.

AMCS to reaches agreement acquire prominent SaaS provider Quentic

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AMCS, a global supplier of integrated cloud-based software and vehicle technology for the environmental, utilities, waste, recycling, and resource industries, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Quentic, one of the leading solution providers of Software as a Service for EHSQ and ESG management, for an undisclosed amount.

Seismic acquires Lessonly, adding training to its comprehensive sales and marketing enablement platform

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Seismic has announced its acquisition of Lessonly, the training, coaching, and enablement solution to deliver a powerful and comprehensive sales and marketing enablement platform.

Backlight announces company launch and five media tech acquisitions

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Backlight, a media tech company, announced its launch and the acquisitions of five innovative and fast-growing media software businesses: ftrack, iconik, Celtx, Wildmoka, and Zype. Backed by a $200m+ investment led by PSG, a leading growth equity firm partnering with middle-market software and technology-enabled services companies to help accelerate their growth, Backlight’s mission is to serve media, entertainment, and video-forward clients with cloud-based solutions that dramatically improve every step of the media content lifecycle.