Archive for Merger, Acquisition, Funding

Non-bank financing soared to a record breaking EUR 50billion late 2014

January 5, 2015  |  Merger, Acquisition, Funding, Research

A recent research paper by Deloitte showed that the number of acquisitions financed by non-bank lenders reached a record high in Q3 of 2014, as debt funds sit on EUR 50 billion of committed capital. And they plan to raise another EUR 1 billion the next twelve months.

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Tungsten successfully completes acquisition of DocuSphere

We earlier already mentioned that Tungsten was in the process of buying Docusphere. Tungsen now announced that is has successfully completed its acquisition of DocuSphere in September 2014.
This deal significantly extends Tungsten’s goal to help companies streamline their AP, adhere to tax and regulatory compliance, and have greater transparency of the entire invoice-to-pay process.

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OpusCapita buys Norian Group, becomes major financial accounting service provider

The acquisition is aimed at setting new standards for financial processes. OpusCapita, with operations in nine European countries, has a strong vision and competence in providing financial processes for its customers, either outsourced or as a service. Norion Group has worked towards redefining accounting by creating a new, unique value offering particularly for small and medium-sized businesses.

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Tungsten takes over DocuSphere, strengthening its e-invoicing offering

Bull's eye! Tungsten has –under conditions- bought DocuSphere. As you all probably know, DocuSpheres a provider of accounts payable automation services. Tungsten's global supplier portal and e-Invoicing services combined with DocuSphere's workflow and connectivity technology should help companies streamline their accounts payable functions from receipt of e-Invoice to payment even better!

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Billtrust buys Open Scan Technologies

July 18, 2014  |  Merger, Acquisition, Funding

By offering an even more integrated solution, Billtrust wants to deliver clients significant operational advantages including recognizing their payments with greater efficiency and speed. Billtrust already offers bill presentment and payment products and services that span online, email, mobile, IVR, bank and paper.

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HighJump Software Acquires Atlas Products International, Expands Global Trading Partner Network in Europe

Michael Cornell, CEO of HighJump Software: “Atlas offers a unique set of solutions that allow companies to more efficiently transact business electronically and compete more effectively in a connected marketplace. This acquisition extends our global trading partner network, both functionally and geographically, and complements our existing HighJump B2Bi business which leads the market in Denmark and Nordic region of Europe and our TrueCommerce trading partner integration network in North America."

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Tungsten receives formal UK PRA approval to start the Tungsten Bank

Tungsten receives formal UK PRA approval to start the Tungsten Bank

The Board of Tungsten has received approval from the UK's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) for the formal change of control in the recently acquired FIBI. The fully UK authorised Bank will be re-named tot the Tungsten Bank and will soon start offering supply chain finance: a major opportunity for UK SME's as well as entire supply chains.
And there is more good news: Tungsten has today begun providing invoice discounting services to selected US customers.

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BREAKING: Lexmark wants to buy Readsoft for $US182 million. Cash.

Lexmark International, has announced that it has made a $US182 million cash offer for ReadSoft. The offer has been unanimously recommended by ReadSoft's Board of Directors. Since acquiring Perceptive Software in 2010 for $US280 million, printer giant Lexmark has been acquiring a suite of document capture process and content management offerings. Such as Pallas Athena in 2011 for $50.2 million. ReadSoft will now be added to the Lexmark portfolio if the offer is accepted.

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Short: BancTec acquired by investment firm and integrated with Dataforce

Short: BancTec acquired by investment firm and integrated with DataforceHandsOn3 is a global buyout manager based in Santa Monica. It announced that it along with Delos Capital Management has completed the previously announced acquisition of BancTec. BancTec is a major Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company.
HandsOn3 will combine BancTec with its existing portfolio business, Dataforce Group, with the goal to create one of the largest BPO businesses addressing the transaction processing, workflow and document management markets.

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Proactis buys the EGS group, Clear Invoices for GBP 2.8 million

Proactis Holdings, a specialist spend control software provider, has acquired the EGS Group for £2.9million. EGS group is also active in the e-invoicing arena with Clear Invoices. It is said that the enlarged group will be the largest independent e-procurement service provider for the UK public sector.
For the year to 31 December 2012, EGS reported a turnover of £2.8million, with an operating profit of £404,000. EGS now has more than 70 clients, principally in the public sector, that use the EGS software to control more than £2.5billion of spend through 40,000 active suppliers.

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