Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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.

Celonis announces acquisition of Process Analytics Factory

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Celonis, an execution management, announced the acquisition of Process Analytics Factory (PAF), a provider of process mining insights for Microsoft Power BI. This acquisition will enable millions of Microsoft Power Platform users to utilize Celonis’ market leading Execution Management System (EMS) for process mining, automation, and collaboration.

VertiGIS acquires Swedish software provider EDP, opens Nordic market

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VertiGIS, a leading geographic information systems (GIS) solution provider and software developer, has completed the acquisition of 100% of EDP Consult AB, an established software and services provider based in Staffanstorp, Sweden. VertiGIS is backed by global, technology-focused investment firm Battery Ventures, who began acquiring GIS and location technology software companies under the brand in 2017.

Consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital buys Chelsea FC

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The consortium led by Todd Boehly, chairman and CEO of Eldridge, and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (with its affiliates, Clearlake), announced completion of the ownership transfer of Chelsea Football Club (Chelsea FC). The consortium also includes Hansjörg Wyss, founder of the Wyss Foundation, and Mark Walter, co-founder and CEO of Guggenheim Capital.

Medius acquires OnPay Solutions to strengthen payment automation

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Medius, a provider of accounts payable (AP) automation solutions, announced the acquisition of OnPay Solutions, an invoice payments provider, for an undisclosed sum. The deal will enable Medius to integrate payment processing – AP automation’s ‘last mile’ – directly into its source-to-pay platform, enhancing its customers’ operational efficiency and strengthening their anomaly, fraud and risk detection capabilities.

Cyara acquires Botium, adds Chatbot testing to customer experience

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Cyara, provider of the award-winning Automated Customer Experience (CX) Assurance Platform, closed its acquisition of industry-leading automated chatbot testing company, Botium, which adds chatbot and conversational AI testing capabilities to its portfolio, further solidifying its position as the global leader in the CX testing and assurance market.

Gupshup buys principal omnichannel customer service platform OneDirect

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Gupshup, a global player in conversational engagement, announced the acquisition of OneDirect, the omnichannel, customer service platform of choice for brands in India, South East Asia and the Middle East. The acquisition strengthens Gupshup’s suite of conversational solutions and enables superior omnichannel conversational engagement with a powerful and live Agent Assist solution that can scale to thousands of agents with configurable workflows.

ASX tech platform Automic Group acquires investor relations company

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Automic Group, one of Australia’s largest share registry businesses, and Market Eye, Australia’s investor relations advisory firm, are pleased to announce Automic Group’s acquisition of Market Eye.

Camplify acquires SHAREaCAMPER and Mighway as NZ Border reopens

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Camplify Holdings Limited (ASX: CHL) is pleased to announce that the planned acquisition of Mighway and SHAREaCAMPER from Tourism Holdings Limited (THL) has now been completed.

INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund to buy a modern Baltics care treatment centre

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INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund (the Fund), a private equity investment fund in the Baltic region, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire one of the most modern medical treatment centres in the Baltic region, located in Birštonas, Nemunas as well as the largest rehabilitation and post-acute care treatment centres in the Baltics, Eglės Sanatorija.