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Baker Tilly advises metal fittings for wood retailer Mengual on minority sale to Suma Capital

On 24 April 2022, the acquisition of 45% from hardware distributor Mengual by private equity firm Suma Capital was completed. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance advised Mengual on this transaction. Carlos Mengual, majority shareholder, will remain in the family business to drive and lead the growth of the [...]

Baker Tilly advises Visma, a leading European software company, on the acquisition of Declarando

The acquisition of a majority stake in Declarando by Visma, a leading European technology company, was completed on 20 April 2022. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance advised the Visma team on this transaction. Declarando is the fastest-growing accounting and tax software company for the European [...]

Baker Tilly advises IMF Smart Education on its acquisition of Grupo Paradigma

The acquisition of the Paradigma Group by IMF Smart Education, majority owned by CAPZA, was completed on 8 February 2022. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance advised the IMF Smart Education team on this transaction. This operation reinforces the group's commitment to the Health sector and increases the group's [...]

Evicertia acquired by Ambienta - Baker Tilly advises European environmental sustainability investor on its first acquisition in Spain

The acquisition of Evicertia by Namirial, a platform company of Ambienta, a European investor specialising in environmental sustainability, was completed on 1 February 2022. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance advised the Namirial and Ambienta teams on this transaction. Evicertia is the second international acquisition by Namirial since [...]

IDP acquires ECOINTEGRAL - engineering specialist in energy and telecommunications sector

On 14 January 2022, the acquisition of ECOINTEGRAL by the engineering group IDP was formalised. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance has advised ECOINTEGRAL's ownership in this transaction. ECOINTEGRAL's management team will continue to be led by Francisco Gabriel Martín as CEO and its Board of Directors will be chaired by Juan [...]

Baker Tilly jumps to 1st place as M&A advisor in the technology sector

As always at the end of an old year and at the beginning of the new year, summaries, top lists, rankings, classifications, etc. of all kinds of things are made. And so we also make our summary of the year 2021. No doubt, a year still marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, but already with a recovery of the economy [...]

valantic acquires Abaco Consulting

The merger of VALANTIC with ABACO Consulting was agreed on 13 December 2021. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance has advised the VALANTIC team on this transaction. The market for SAP-based business transformation consulting is characterised by an extremely high demand, which will continue or even increase in the coming years.

Valuation analysis of 20 Advertising companies

This post analyzes the values of 20 Advertising companies listed on different European stock exchanges. The Advertising companies sector is a very large sector, with a remarkable consolidation, but with a great future due to the forced integration of technology in the sector, giving rise to new specialized companies. In this article, we will show […]

Oakley Capital, the Private Equity with the largest investment in Advertising in Spain in 2021

Although Oakley Capital does not appear in the top Spanish advertising companies invested, it is the Private Equity with the largest investment in the sector in Spain. This is because on September 14, 2021, it made an investment in Seedtag, a Madrid-based advertising company that uses artificial intelligence technology to understand the tastes of consumers […]

17 Marketplace companies: Valuation analysis

This post analyses the values of 17 Marketplace companies listed on different European stock exchanges. The Marketplace sector is a sector with great growth in recent years and that, in the year 2021, driven by the pandemic, has increased the sector's operations and its growth in a big way. We have been able to see[…]

Venture Capital Marketplace: Most active investors in the sector

The Marketplace market has been boosted, to a large extent, by the lockdown caused by the pandemic. Already 2020 was a year in which the venture capital Marketplace was very active and maintained investment numbers and even surpassed 2019. And in 2021, the number of investments will [...]

Key variables and valuation by multiples in the Cloud Computing sector

Based on key variables and the valuation by multiples of a company, we are going to analyse the values of 17 Cloud Computing companies listed on different European stock exchanges. This Cloud Computing sector is a sector with great growth in recent years and which has begun to consolidate as shown in the following table.

Fintech Analysis: Key valuation variables of 15 Fintech companies

This post will focus on the 15 most relevant companies listed on European markets, which are within the Fintech sector. The sector has had a great growth as shown in the investment analysis carried out by our expert analysts in the sector. In this fintech analysis, we will show the main variables to [...]

Investing in which sector? Most active investors in Industrial Manufacturing

A question on every investor's mind is "I have money to invest, but which company or sector should I invest in?" It is not at all easy to make a decision if you have not carried out a prior analysis of the sectors of activity. A sector with a long and stable track record is [...]

Health apps: 3 relevant companies in the mHealth sector

The mHealth or Mobile Health sector has seen great growth in recent years, especially when the pandemic began, as mHealth offers services that medicine as we knew it had not been able to offer. Thanks to Mobile Health companies and their health apps, it has been possible to treat patients remotely, manage data remotely, and [...]

MotorK acquires DAPDA Motor Digital | Press release

On 8 October 2021, the definitive agreement for the acquisition of DAPDA Motor Digital by MotorK was signed. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance has advised the DAPDA team on this sale transaction. It is a business move that aims to broaden MotorK's geographic reach in Spain, categorising it in the Spanish market, [...]

Most relevant IT purchases in September 2021 in Spain

Last September, some 15 acquisitions were made in the technology sectors. IT acquisitions span a wide range of sectors, from biotech experts to the gaming industry to companies offering cybersecurity services or those involved in healthcare. See also our recent mHealth Investment Report 2021. [...]

S-UBG, the most active Private Equity in Industrial Manufacturing

Private Equity has made a total of 189 investments in companies purely in the Industrial Manufacturing sector. With regard to 2021 and future years, the evolution is more than positive, as shown in the graph. The year 2021 is incomplete due to the fact that we are almost at the halfway point [...].

Investing in Technology: Top 5 PE Investments

From 15 August to 15 September, 585 investments have been made in the technology sector. In this news we will show the top 5 deals, according to our expert analysts in the tech sectors, made by Private Equities that choose to invest in technology. These transactions cover a variety of markets, from companies that develop their technology in the US to companies that develop their [...]

Fast-growing companies defy their limits

How are companies planning to grow and transform their businesses as the world emerges from the Covid-19 health crisis? Are they pursuing new routes or taking counter-intuitive approaches to achieving these targets? These are the questions underpinning our research in this report, the third in our Global Dealmakers 2021 series on global M&A and deal [...]

Top 5 Best Companies to Invest In: Industrial Manufacturing

In this post we will identify and describe the best companies to invest in and, therefore, the most relevant within the Industrial Manufacturing sector. Despite being a very consolidated sector, it presents great investment opportunities as we have been able to observe in the 2021 Investment Analysis of the Industrial Manufacturing sector [...]

Top 5: Biggest investors in the Fintech world

The increasingly well-known FinTech sector is attracting the attention of a growing number of investors, as can be seen in the Investment Analysis 2021 carried out by our specialists. In this article we will focus on identifying and analysing the acquisitions made by the 5 largest investors in the FinTech world: Advent International BlackRock Broadridge Goldman Sachs PayPal Advent International, [...]

The EdTech sector and the impact of Covid-19

The Edtech sector, Educational Technology The Covid-19 pandemic radically changed our way of life, severely crippling the global economy. Many sectors were diminished and forced to reinvent themselves in order not to suffer major losses. Education is a case in point. Thanks to technology, the [...]

MARKETPLACE LEADERS MAKE UP 60% OF BUSINESS

Amazon, eBay and PayPay Mall have been able to make the most of the marketplace business because they have known how to respond to an increasingly dynamic and circular economy. Thanks to this, they have become the three best marketplaces, making up the 60% of the sector's business. The concept of Marketplace as a platform for [...]

DILITRUST ACQUIRES GOBERTIA | PRESS RELEASE

On 31 July 2021, DiliTrust acquires Gobertia for 100%. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance advised the DiliTrust team on this transaction. Through this acquisition, Gobertia increases DiliTrust's market shares in Spain and Latin America, including Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina, at a time when the [...]

MOST RELEVANT ACQUISITIONS IN JULY 2021 IN SPAIN

Here are the most relevant acquisitions in July 2021. There have been 20 acquisitions in the technology sectors this month, according to Crunchbase. Most of these acquisitions are related to companies in the healthcare sector, involving software products or services for medical processes and companies specialising in software. More acquisitions [...]

FinTech investment: Techstars, the biggest investor in 2020

Techstars, 235 FinTech investment deals The famous US Venture Capital is the investor with the most companies invested in the FinTech sector, no less than 235 companies. Techstars is a global platform that offers investment and innovation thanks to its more than 3,200 investments. Its mission is to change the world through the thousands of companies it invests in [....]

FUNDING ROUNDS IN THE MARKETPLACE SECTOR: MORE THAN 8,500

The Marketplace is a booming and fast-moving sector as defined in the articles Marketplace Leaders and Adevinta acquires eBay Cassifieds Group. In this article we will focus on the most important funding rounds in the Marketplace sector for various reasons. These are the Seed Rounds and the Late [...]

EdTech sector: more acquisitions in 2020 and more active companies

The current global pandemic has suddenly boosted the Educational Technology or EdTech sector, as explained in the article "Edtech and Covid-19", leading to totally surprising data on the biggest acquisitions in 2020 and the most active companies in the sector. Educational Technology could be defined as the use of [...]

Check out the 9 best FinTech companies in the industry

In this post we will describe the most relevant FinTech companies in a sector that is becoming increasingly active as can be seen in the Investment Analysis 2021 developed by Baker Tilly analysts, experts in the sector. Throughout this article, we will analyse the top 3 most relevant FinTech companies according to 3 different [...]

Acquisitions in the technology sector in June 2021

In this post we identify and analyse the most relevant acquisitions in the technology sector during the last month, June 2021. First, we will focus on global operations and, secondly, exclusively on the Spanish market. Global operations Blackstone- QTS Reality Trust: one of the most important acquisitions in the technology sector [...]

Aurica invests in Babel as a minority shareholder

On 7 June 2021 Aurica invests in Babel on a minority basis. Aurica, a Spanish private equity firm, has chosen to buy a minority stake in Babel, a Spanish company specialising in the digitisation process of companies. The amount of the transaction has not been made public so far. As [...]

BSG acquires Externalia | Press release

On 22 June 2021, BSG acquires Externalia for 100%. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance advised the Externalia team on this transaction. Through this sale, Externalia responds to the need to implement software for the management of outsourcing and prevention without forgetting the value-added services such as outsourcing of validation and validation [...]

Venture Capital Ranking: Top 3 Industrial Automation

Thanks to the study conducted by Baker Tilly analysts we can conclude that Industrial Automation is a sector with a more than positive growth projection. After having analysed the sector in general in terms of acquisitions, financing and business growth, in this article you will find the Ranking of the most active Venture Capitals, [...]

The 3 most relevant acquisitions in Industrial Automation

As in other sectors with a technological component, such as the Cloud Computing sector, there are also large acquisitions in Industrial Automation, a sector which, as described in the Investment Analysis carried out by Baker Tilly, bases its activity on the use of control systems and technology through the use of technology [...].

TSS acquires Baratz | Press release

In June 2021, the acquisition of Baratz Servicios de Teledocumentación S.A. by Total Specific Solutions. B.V. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance has advised the Baratz team on the sale so that TSS is able to enter the library software segment through the acquisition of the national leader, Baratz, which has more than [...]

Venture Capital most active in Cloud Computing | Top 3

As has been verified in the Investment Analysis carried out by the experts at Baker Tilly, the Cloud Computing sector presents a positive projection for the coming years, marking a continuous growth and providing data on the most active Venture Capital to date. Analysing the data as a whole, we can see that there has been [...]

The 3 most notable business acquisitions in Spanish Cloud Computing

As described in the investment analysis carried out by Baker Tilly, cloud computing is a promising sector and one in which there are many possibilities for business acquisitions and investment. It is present all over the world, as described in the article "Global Financing of the Cloud Computing Sector", with an increasing number of companies in the sector [...].

Global Cloud Computing Sector Funding: US raises $48 billion

In this new post we will focus on developing the Global Financing of the Cloud Computing sector and identify the main countries in which companies in the sector are present. The Cloud Computing industry, or Cloud Computing, is the technology that allows you to remotely access your own software or files stored on your computer from anywhere in the [...]

Syntax buys Linke after 19.5% revenue increase over 2019

Syntax buys Linke: as analysed in the sector analysis carried out by our Baker Tilly analysts specialised in the technology sector, Cloud Computing is a sector that continues to grow. It is a sector that encompasses all types of companies, in terms of size, that are looking to renew and optimise [...]

EdTech sector funding multiplies by 3 in 2020

As we have seen in the article "EdTech and Covid-19", the year 2020 has been no different for the Technology Education sector, where the pandemic has caused radical changes in the sector. This post will focus on identifying and analysing the "anomaly" produced, as far as movements are concerned, in the rounds of [...]

The 3 leaders in the EdTech sector and its global presence

The education sector has been forced to adapt as much as anyone by the Covid-19 pandemic, as explained in the article EdTech and Covid-19. Thanks to technology and thus the emergence of so-called Educational Technology, the education sector has been able to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic [...].

eBay Classifieds acquired by Adevinta, the marketplaces specialist, for $9.2bn

Adevinta: Introduction to Marketplace The concept of Marketplace as a web platform acquired great relevance after the emergence of the New Industry 4.0 caused by the development of digital transformation. Prominent marketplaces such as Amazon, Alibaba and Ebay have been able to make the most of this type of business, responding to an increasingly competitive economy.

European Family Office invests in Feltwood | Press release

During April 2021, an international family office has agreed to inject capital into Feltwood Ecomateriales S.L. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance has advised the investor on its first investment in Spain. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance has advised the investor in its first investment in Spain. European Family Office invests in Feltwood Vendor: Feltwood Based in Zaragoza, Feltwood is a company dedicated to the development of technologies to produce environmentally friendly industrial materials, [...]

Jobandtalent, the online job platform, receives €100 million in its largest ever round of funding

Jobandtalent Jobandtalent, founded in 2009, is an online employment platform that aims to make the job market much more flexible and transparent, helping companies to meet their recruitment demands. It achieves this by being a highly personalised Marketplace. Read our definition of Marketplace in the article Best Marketplaces or in [...]

The last 3 sales of Spanish IT companies

In that article we identified and analysed the last 3 sales of Spanish IT companies Software DELSOL and Billin acquired by TeamSystem On 17 February TeamSystem, an Italian group controlled by the US private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, announced the acquisition of 2 Spanish IT companies. Firstly, it announced the purchase of 100% of the share capital of the Spanish company based in [...]

Valuation multiples on listed companies in the Software Applications sector grow by 56%

Analysis of key variables Revenue growth Despite the current Covid-19 situation, most listed companies have continued with double-digit growth. For example, the average has reached 20% and the median 19%. In addition, more than 60% have grown above [...].

Baker Tilly GDA: corporate finance firm with expertise in the technology sector

Baker Tilly GDA is a corporate finance firm with expertise in the technology sector that differentiates itself from other firms due to its strong technology focus. We have an M&A offering specialising in the technology sector with a European focus and we are recurrently ranked in the top 10 in the mid and small market at international, European and Spanish level. Baker [...]

Baker Tilly GDA corporate finance firm :IT sector Market Researchs

One of the pillars of Baker Tilly GDA, a corporate finance firm, is the technology we use to conduct our market research. Our team of market research specialists is continuously analysing investments in the most active markets and is able to provide current insights and identify the most relevant trends for the high yielding companies in the market.

Endalia, HR software, acquired by Accel-KKR

In the last month, the acquisition of Endalia, HR software, by Accel-KKR has been agreed. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance has advised the Accel-KKR team on its first investment in Spain. Through the acquisition of the platform, Accel-KKR seeks to drive Endalia's growth via a Buy and Build strategy over the course of the acquisition.

Squared Capital sells T-Solar to Cubico for 1.5 billion

Squared Capital Squared Capital is an independent global infrastructure investment manager focused on energy, utilities, telecommunications and transportation in North America, Europe and selected high-growth economies. Squared Capital has offices in Miami, New York, Houston, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong and Singapore. On 9 November 2016 Squared Capital [....]

Atrys Health enters Portugal with the acquisition of Lenitudes

Lenitudes is a Portuguese group operating in the medical and health services sector. The Company focuses on a wide range of radiodiagnostic and radiotherapy alternatives, along with the rest of oncology specialties and other clinical services. The company's mission is focused on comprehensive patient care with the highest quality and [...]

Arrival - Private Equity Round: 1TP2Q118 million

What is Arrival? Arrival Ltd is a London-based technology company with a mission to make electric vehicles mainstream to drive the adoption of sustainable technologies, namely commercial electric vehicles. This company is reinventing the automotive industry with its completely new approach to electric vehicle design and assembly. The company's new method is [....]

Proact buys Cetus Solutions for £7.7m

What is Cetus Solutions? Cetus Solutions has been designing, implementing and supporting secure and scalable IT infrastructure solutions across the UK for over 19 years. Working with clients in the public and private sector market to deliver solutions that generate real business benefits, increased productivity and competitive advantage. The [...]

IT sector: The most active investor

The most active investor in the information technology (IT) sector is 3i Group. The IT sector consists of companies that produce software, hardware or semiconductor equipment, or companies that provide Internet or related services. The three major industry groups in the IT sector are : Software [...]

Top 5 Spanish companies sold in the IT sector in 2020

Spanish companies sold in the IT sector are mainly SMEs, with more than 90% with a turnover of less than €15m, and at the same time it is a very active sector from an investment point of view. Specifically, a total of 120 acquisitions were registered in Spain in 2020. The 5 most relevant Spanish companies sold: 1.

Railsbank funding round

Railsbank, founded in 2015 and based in London, is an open banking API and banking-as-a-service platform that provides regulated and unregulated businesses with access to global banking. The platform provides financial technology companies with a range of wholesale banking services, including IBANs, receiving money, sending money, sending money to [...]

Kahoot buys Drops for 50M$

Kahoot, founded in 2012, is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games. The platform offers learning games in minutes for any subject, in any language, on any device and for all ages. Kahoot's easy-to-use platform and features appeal to [...]

Kingfisher PLC buys NeedHelp for 10M€.

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LearnUpon raises a round of funding

LearnUpon, founded in 2012 and based in Dublin, offers a cloud-based learning management system that helps companies train their employees, partners and customers. The company's platform is designed to deliver high-quality corporate learning experiences in a scalable way. LearnUpon unifies, coordinates and streamlines the delivery [...]

Zucchetti buys 100% from Arion

Zucchetti is an Italian company, based in Lodi, that produces software solutions, hardware and services for companies, banks, insurance companies, professionals and trade associations. Zucchetti Spain has a turnover of 16 million euros, 220 employees and more than 2,200 customers. The Italian group has a turnover of 850 million, 6,000 employees and 600,000 customers; and has [...]

Embracer Group buys 95% of Quantic Lab SRL shares for €4.75M

Embracer Group, based in Sweden, is the parent company of companies that develop and publish PC and console games for the global gaming market. The company has, in recent years, acquired a large number of video game companies (from developers such as 4A Games to conglomerates such as the Koch Media group). Quantic Lab, headquartered in Romania, provides game development [...].

Austrian platform Kompany raises EUR 6M in a funding round

Bakertilly analyses the latest financing round of the Austrian platform Kompany. The transaction occurred on 5 August when the company conducted a financing round with the aim of expanding internationally. Kompany founded in 2012, is an Austrian platform for anti-fraud business regulations "Know Your Customer" (KYC), the collaborative KYC workspace is a web-based platform that provides financial institutions, payment providers, insurers and [...]

Bandwidth buys Voxbone

Bandwidth is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States, helping more than 500 wholesale customers and thousands of enterprise accounts leverage communications as a tool for innovation. The company was founded in 1999 as a reseller of connectivity solutions, and entered the voice business when it recognised the need for a new, more efficient way to [...]

Darktrace has raised a total of 8 rounds of funding.

Darktrace is the world's leading cyber AI company and creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is based on the human immune system and is used by more than 3500 organisations to protect against threats to cloud, email, IoT, network and industrial systems.This includes insider threats, industrial espionage, [...]

Konecta buys artificial intelligence group Rockethall

Konecta, the multinational technology company providing integrated BPO and Customer Relationship solutions, has acquired the Rockethall group of companies, one of the leading companies in the provision of digital marketing services in Spain, in addition to Artificial Intelligence and Big Data solutions. Konecta is an organisation oriented to excellence in the management of the [...]

Lockwood Publishing raises $ 25 million in Series A funding round

Lockwood Publishing is the company that developed and created Avakin Life. Avakin Life is a video game that has over 200 million registered users on iOS and Android and over a million who return at least once a day. Lockwood Publishing was founded by Joel Kemp and Halli Bjornsson in 2009, who started out as PlayStation developers and have evolved into one of the UK's leading mobile game developers. [...]

5 new start-ups in the Govtech sector

Government technology commonly known as "GovTech" or "E-governance" is the technological infrastructure that government departments use to do their internal work or provide services to their "customers", i.e. citizens.This transformation to digital platforms is focused on reducing time and costs for all types of procedures [...].

Sirakoss is acquired by Ossdsign

SIRAKOSS, was in the Epidarex portfolio, is a Scottish-based medical device company developing synthetic bone graft substitutes. It is an innovative medical device company developing synthetic bone graft substitutes for trauma, spine, cranio-maxillofacial and dental applications. Ossdsign acquires Sirakoss Sirakoss has been sold to Ossdsign. Ossdsign is a company that was founded in 2011 by Professor Håkan Engqvist, [...]

Industry 5.0: New investment trends

Less than a decade has passed since the concept of Industry 4.0 took hold. Despite this, some visionaries are already focusing on the next industrial revolution, Industry 5.0. This technological revolution aims to empower the transformation of the industrial sector into smart spaces based on IoT and cognitive computing. Such technology is about linking machines [...]

WellSky acquires Careport Health from Allscripts

WellSky's activity WellSky is a global health and community care technology company. WellSky provides software and services to transform a growing range of care services around the world. They provide solutions to the needs of care providers and communities, offering insights and solutions, so that both businesses and communities can thrive. They enable [...]

Collibra integrates with Privitar

Collibra is a Data Intelligence company, accelerating trusted business outcomes by connecting the right data, information and algorithms to all citizens. The company's platform breaks down traditional data silos and opens up organisational data by providing trusted business intelligence, enabling users to find the data they need, collaborate on it, and understand how it can be used to improve business performance.

The 4 best-funded GovTech companies

Government technology commonly known as "GovTech" or "E-governance" is the technological infrastructure that government departments use to do their internal work or provide services to their "customers", i.e. citizens. This transformation to digital platforms is focused on reducing time and costs in all kinds of administrative procedures, improving the efficiency of government [...]

3YOURMIND, Industrial Manufacturing

3YOURMIND is a Berlin-based company that was founded in 2014 with the aim of providing widespread access to additive manufacturing with customers such as Siemens Energy, DB and Volkswagen in the early years. Thanks to these customers, they identified needs in corporate production and therefore created a software for [...]

Alicante-based IVF Life merges with British company RHG

IVF Life is a fertility clinic in Alicante specialising in complex cases, with different clinics throughout Spain (Alicante, Madrid and Donostia), in Germany and now in the United Kingdom. Constant innovation and a firm commitment to technology keep them at the forefront of assisted reproduction in order to help patients with a high degree of success [...]

Idinvest Partners: Investors in Industrial Manufacturing

Idinvest Partners is a European private equity manager focused on the mid and lower mid-market segments. With more than €6 billion under management, the firm has developed several complementary areas of expertise, including equity investments in buyout deals focused on both mid-sized European companies and young innovators; primary investments in mid-market companies; and equity investments in young [...]

Direct Lending: Arcano Partners

Arcano Partners is the leading independent financial advisory firm with offices in Madrid, Barcelona and New York. The company is launching a Spanish Direct Lending fund essentially dedicated to the Spanish market with a fundraising target of between €100 and €150 million, which was to be launched in March 2020. Direct Lending is a direct form of financing to companies, with no intermediation [...]

Baker Tilly has advised Grupo Castilla, the HR software company, on the acquisition of the consulting firm Thinking People.

In the last month, the acquisition of Thinking People by Grupo Castilla has been agreed. Baker Tilly Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of Grupo Castilla on the transaction consisting of the acquisition of 100% of Tkinking People. Seller: THINKING PEOPLE Thinking People is a Spanish human resources consultancy. Within the sector [...]

WISeKey and its acquisitions

WISeKey is a cybersecurity company that uses blockchain, artificial intelligence, IoT and security technologies to prevent bank card and transaction fraud. WISeKey's acquisitions enable its customers to adapt to a changing device landscape without compromising their digital security. The rapid growth and proliferation of IoT-based devices has [...]

Microoled raises 8 million euros

MICROOLED is a leading provider of energy-efficient microdisplays with superior image quality for near-eye mobile devices used by consumers, medical professionals and the security industry. Founded in 2007, MICROOLED's headquarters, R&D and a production facility are located in Grenoble, a renowned centre of excellence in [...]

Difference between Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are the correlated parts of computer science. These two technologies are the most modern technologies used to create intelligent systems. Although they are two related technologies and sometimes people use them as synonyms for each other, but still they are both related to each other.

Govtech: 7 Market Trends

At Baker Tilly GDA we have already talked about government technology, commonly known as "GovTech" or "E-governance", where we indicated that it is the technological infrastructure that government departments use to do their internal work or provide services to their "customers", i.e. citizens. This transformation to digital platforms is [...]

Cellnex buys Metrocall's 60% from Indra

Cellnex Telecom is a Spanish wireless telecommunications infrastructure and services company. Its activity is divided into four main areas: services for telecommunications infrastructures, audiovisual broadcasting networks, security and emergency network services and solutions for the intelligent management of urban infrastructures and services. Cellnex has paid Indra EUR 37.2 million for the acquisition of the [...]

Digital Europe Programme 2021-2027

The Multiannual Financial Framework has proposed the Digital Europe 2021-2027 programme, a programme focused on building the EU's strategic digital capabilities and facilitating the wide deployment of digital technologies The digital transition is key to Europe's future prosperity and resilience. As part of the EU's next long-term budget, the [...]

NEC buys banking software company Avaloq

Japanese technology company NEC acquires Swiss company Avaloq for around 2.05 billion Swiss francs (1.92 billion euros/$2.23 billion). NEC buys banking software company Avaloq ABOUT NEC NEC Corporation is a Japanese multinational technology and communications company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company provides IT (information technology) solutions for [...]

NVent and its 2 new acquisitions

NVent is a London-based high performance electrical $ 2.2 billion company with a team of 9,400 people. NVent is a leading global provider of electrical protection and connection solutions. The company designs, manufactures, markets, installs and services high-performance products and solutions that connect and protect some of the most sensitive and critical equipment, buildings and processes in the world.

Wilson Allen acquires Capensys

Founded in 2008, Capensys is a trusted provider of technology and security training solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments to clients in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia, and helps companies optimise their training programmes through blended learning strategies and training tools that help them to improve their training [...]

2 recent acquisitions in the Information Services market

Baker Tilly analyses the most recent acquisitions in the sector.But before we look at it, we explain what Information Services is.The global information services, or IS, industry employs integrated methods to gather, process, communicate and store different types of information to improve the efficiency of society and organisations. The data of the [...]

Latest acquisitions in the Medical Devices market

The Medical devices market is a mature market: acquisitions increased significantly in 2014 and indicate that they will continue to grow in 2019 and beyond.Baker Tilly analyses the most important acquisitions in the market. But first, the sector is explained. Medical devices refers to any instrument, apparatus, appliance, implement, machine, implant... Medical devices are essential for the prevention, treatment, prevention, [...]

MHealth: Mergers and Acquisitions in 2020

MHealth (Mobile Health) includes all those companies dedicated to the development of mobile technology to manage people's health and wellbeing. This technology can be used by both healthcare employees and patients to collect, store and analyse information related to their health. In our analysis of the sector, 443 companies have been analysed, classified globally [...].

SaaS: Industry funding rounds

SaaS, short for Software as a Service, is a software distribution model in which a provider hosts both the company's software and its data and makes them available via the Internet. This implies that the software used by the company is not present in the company itself, but that the provider [...]

Athos Capital invests in Agroptima

The investment made by Athos Capital in Agroptima is analysed from the point of view of Corporate Finance, Athos Capital is a startup that has designed a tool for the mobile management of crops and crops. Agroptima, the technological solution to improve the efficiency of the agricultural sector Agroptima, the startup created in 2015 by Emilia Vila and Ferran Gascón, was created with the aim of streamlining the work and saving time [...]

Energy Storage: major acquisitions

The Energy Storage market is still a young market in which many countries are entering and growing very fast. Baker Tilly analyses which are the main acquisitions and buyouts in the sector. But before we look at the leading acquisitions in the sector, let's explain what Energy Storage is. Energy Storage encompasses the methods [...]

Techstars: largest investor in Information Services

Techstars has been investing in information services companies since 2006, from consumer applications to fintech and enterprise software. In 2020, the company has created the MetLife. Programme that will provide global resources to support 10 startups. MetLife's purpose, "Always with you, building a more secure future", wants to provide the ability to embrace the limitations to innovate, being globally inclusive with [...]

MHealth: main investors

The MHealth market is a mature market, acquisitions since 2017 indicate maturity: they increased steadily until 2016, but settled down from 2017 onwards indicating the beginning of the maturity stage of the sector. Before analysing the main investors in the sector, we explain what MHealth is. MHealth or mobile health refers to the use of mobile technology to [...]

Performance of the IT Services sector vis-à-vis Covid-19

The IT Services sector and technology services companies have found themselves in an unprecedented situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But before explaining what has happened and what will happen from now on, let's clarify the definition of IT Services. Gartner defines information technology services as the application of information technology to the [...]

PaaS: major mergers in the sector

Baker Tilly analyses which are the most important mergers in the PaaS market. But first, the industry is explained. Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a cloud service. If a customer previously wanted to develop or host an application, they would have to have an infrastructure and a physical database (often disproportionately large), but [...]

Medical Devices: the 3 most important mergers in the sector

The medical devices market is a mature market: mergers and acquisitions increased significantly in 2014 and indicate that they will continue to grow in 2019 and beyond. Baker Tilly analyses the three most important mergers in the market. But first, the sector is explained. Medical devices refers to any instrument, apparatus, appliance, implement, machine, implant... Medical devices [...]

Energy Storage industry forecasts and its most active procurers

Energy storage comprises mankind's methods of conserving, as far as possible, a certain amount of energy in any form. In this way it can be used at any time. It can be in the same form in which it was collected or in a different form. More specifically, energy storage, concentrates and releases energy that [...]

The 2 leading companies in SaaS investment

Before explaining who the two leaders in SaaS investment are, let's explain what the sector is and how it differs from its similar sectors, PaaS and IaaS. The SaaS market is currently a young market with a good projection for the future. SaaS involves third-party providers hosting, maintaining and supporting software requirements at lower costs [...].

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