Tuesday, July 5, 2022

NetApp announces intent to acquire industry leader Instaclustr

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NetApp®, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Instaclustr, a leading platform provider of fully managed open-source database, pipeline and workflow applications delivered as a service. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. Cloud applications rely on a set of foundational services like open-source databases, data pipelines, and workflow solutions.

Fintech PayRetailers acquires Chile’s Paygol and Colombia’s Pago Digital

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PayRetailers, a FinTech payment specialist, announced the acquisition of two online payments platforms, Chile’s Paygol and Colombia’s Pago Digital. The deals strengthen PayRetailers’ depth as it moves to realise the potential of e-commerce payments across Latin America. Paygol and Pago Digital fit PayRetailers’ acquisition criteria, providing innovative tech and financial product suites, a clear client focus, robust financial safeguards and cross border payment capabilities — alongside presence within, and understanding of, local markets.

Gupshup acquires Active.Ai, a conversational AI platform for fintech

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Gupshup, a company in conversational engagement, announced the acquisition of Active.Ai, a Conversational AI platform used by banks and Fintech firms. The acquisition strengthens Gupshup’s customer experience (CX) solutions for BFSI customers. Headquartered in Singapore, Active.Ai serves BFSI clients across 43 countries with a Conversational Banking as a Service (CBaaS) platform that helps clients engage millions of consumers. It has enabled over 300 million interactions via voice, video and messaging, managed over 30 million requests and fulfilled 50 million enquiries, with 95% accuracy.

Communications giant Motorola Solutions acquires TETRA Ireland

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Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) has announced it has acquired TETRA Ireland Communications Limited, the provider of Ireland’s National Digital Radio Service (NDRS). TETRA Ireland delivers mission-critical voice and data land mobile radio (LMR) tech to first responders and frontline workers from national security and enforcement agencies, health and emergency services, state utilities and volunteer organisations across the country. The network is based on the latest TETRA digital radio technology from Motorola Solutions.

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.

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.

SES announces $450m acquisition of DRS Global Enterprise Solutions

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SES S.A. announced an agreement to acquire DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES), a US-based subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, for $450m. On completion of the transaction, the GES business will be combined with SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a subsidiary of SES, creating a scaled solutions provider serving the connectivity needs of the US Government.

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.

KPMG Australia signs deal to acquire software integration and automation specialist Rubicon Red

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KPMG Australia has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Brisbane-headquartered enterprise software integration and automation specialist, Rubicon Red. The deal will see Rubicon Red’s team of 104 people join KPMG to provide specialist skills in intelligent automation, data engineering and software integration to mid-market organisations.

MoneyMe appoints Dave Taylor to the board, acquires SocietyOne

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MoneyMe Limited (ASX: MME) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Taylor to the MoneyMe Board of Directors. Dave was a director of SocietyOne Holdings Pty Ltd from March 2018 until the completion of MoneyMe’s acquisition of SocietyOne, earlier this month. His appointment is in accordance with the terms of the merger implementation agreement between MoneyMe Limited, SocietyOne and others, which provided for SocietyOne to nominate a person to become a director of MoneyMe with effect from Completion.