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Qualcomm Acquires Cellwize to Accelerate 5G Adoption and Spur Network Infrastructure Innovation at the Edge

June 2022 EXITS Qualcomm Acquires Cellwize to Accelerate 5G Adoption and Spur Network Infrastructure Innovation at the Edge Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd., a leader in mobile network automation and management to further accelerate Qualcomm Technologies as a leader in 5G Radio Access Networks (RAN) innovation and adoption. Cellwize’s 5G network deployment, automation, and management software platform capabilities further strengthens Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G infrastructure solutions to fuel the digital transformation of industries, power the connected intelligent edge, and support the growth of the cloud economy. The addition of Cellwize’s leading cloud-native, multi-vendor RAN automation and management platform with Qualcomm Technologies’ industry-leading 5G RAN offerings is anticipated to provide: Leading RAN automation and management software solution which will accelerate the development of the connected intelligent edge through the deployment 5G private and public networks by reducing network deployment time and simplifying network...
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Sonae IM signs agreement with Thales to sell Maxive Cybersecurity, the holding company that consolidates two of Europe’s leading MSSP cybersecurity companies S21sec and Excellium

May 2022 EXITS Sonae IM signs agreement with Thales to sell Maxive Cybersecurity, the holding company that consolidates two of Europe’s leading MSSP cybersecurity companies S21sec and Excellium For Sonae Investment Management, this operation represents an important success in the MSSP build-up strategy that was initiated in 2014 with the acquisition of S21sec, followed by investments in Sysvalue, Nextel and Excellium in 2018. Maxive Cybersecurity’s operations complement Thales’ businesses and will accelerate the Group’s cybersecurity development roadmap, expanding its European footprint in Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Belgium. Sonae IM today signed an agreement to sell Maxive Cybersecurity, a holding company that aggregates S21sec and Excellium, two of the major pure players in cybersecurity consulting, integration, and managed security services in Europe. Formed in 2020 by the merger between the independent companies S21Sec and Excellium, led by Sonae IM, Maxive Cybersecurity provides cybersecurity incident detection and response services (Security Operations Centre...
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NielsenIQ acquires retail AI platform provider ciValue

March 2022 EXITS NielsenIQ acquires retail AIplatform provider ciValue Today, NielsenIQ announced they have acquired ciValue, aSaaS (Software as a Service) vendor of choice for retailers globally that powers loyalty programswith advanced AI technology. With this acquisition, NielsenIQ’s Retail Media vertical takes its nextsteps towards enabling smarter, more automated and more scalable retail media programs. Integrating ciValue’s global platform assets into NielsenIQ’s powerful Connect platform will provideinnovative capabilities for retailers, including audience building and insights. This dynamic platformwill also support personalization capabilities that are incremental to NielsenIQ’s core capabilities,which the retail industry relies on for critical decision making. “Integrating the ciValue platform with Connect is a game changer for retailers globally,” says XavierFacon, Global Head of Retail Media with NielsenIQ. “This SaaS-based collaborative solution willpromptly deliver insights that align retailers and their brand partners with what consumers want,executing personalized content across physical and digital channels.” In today’s highly competitive marketplace,...
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CB4 has been acquired by GAP Inc.

October 2021 EXITS CB4 has been acquired by GAP Inc. Gap Inc. has acquired the New York and Tel Aviv based start-up Context-Based 4 Casting Ltd. (CB4) that uses cutting-edge AI and machine learning tools to transform retail operations, increase sales and improve the customer experience through predictive analytics and demand sensing. “We believe artificial intelligence and machine learning will shape the future of our industry. Gap Inc. has experience working with CB4’s world-class data scientists, so we understand the impact and the wide applications their science can have across sales, inventory and consumer insights, as well as its potential to unlock value and enhance the customer experience,” said Sally Gilligan, Chief Growth Transformation Officer Chief, and head of the Strategic Growth Office at Gap Inc. The deal was brokered by Gap Inc.’s Strategic Growth Office, a unit of the company that seeks out opportunities to fuel growth and accelerate...
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Claranet Portugal acquires Bizdirect and becomes Portugal’s largest IT supplier

July 2021 EXITS Claranet Portugal acquires Bizdirect and becomes Portugal's largest IT supplier The deal involves 100% of Bizdirect’s capital and gives continuity to Claranet’s growth strategy in Portugal. The development of the Bizdirect Competence Center in Viseu and the Microsoft Dynamics services area are two of Claranet’s priorities. Claranet Portugal, the largest information technology provider in Portugal, specialising in Cloud, Security and Workplace solutions, has just completed the process of acquiring Bizdirect, based on an agreement concluded with Sonae IM, Aitec and Banco BPI - previous shareholders of the company - for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Digitmarket, S.A., better known as Bizdirect. The deal is part of Claranet’s growth strategy in the Portuguese market, which involves the acquisition of relevant companies to enrich the portfolio of services provided, as well as organic growth based on the offer of technological solutions with high added value....
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Fyde has been acquired by Barracuda. The first exit of Bright Pixel’s portfolio

November 2020 EXITS Fyde has been acquired by Barracuda. The first exit of Bright Pixel’s portfolio Fyde has been acquired by Barracuda, a trusted partner and a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions. This deal was the first exit of Bright Pixel’s portfolio. Fyde is a ZTNA provider based in Palo Alto, California and Porto, Portugal and was part of Bright Pixel’s portfolio since last year, when raised €2M in a financing round. According to Gartner: “ZTNA improves the flexibility, agility, and scalability of application access enabling digital businesses to thrive without exposing internal applications directly to the internet, reducing risk of attack.” Fyde’s innovative Zero Trust solution enables secure, reliable, and fast access to cloud or on-premises applications and workloads from any device and location. Fyde’s ZTNA solution addresses the security risks associated with traditional remote access by continuously verifying that only the right person, with the right device,...
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