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ALP Overseas acquires SoffSeal International Inc, in USA

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NEW DELHI, Oct. 9, 2023 — ALP Overseas (I) Pvt Ltd, a part of the Rs 2000 Cr ALP Group, today announced that its 100% USA subsidiary ALP USA Inc has acquired SoffSeal, a US based manufacturer of rubber seals and molded auto parts for leading US automotive brands. This second acquisition, will strengthen ALP Overseas’ offering in US market and its distribution. ALP Group is a market leader in manufacturing weather seals in India, and has its presence in USA, Europe, Australia, and Africa as well. Speaking of the quick acquisition, Mr Tejbir Singh Anand, Managing Director of ALP Overseas, said, “The opportunity was good for us as we have mastered the art of manufacturing weather seals in India and can apply the same manufacturing and distribution acumen in SoffSeal to gain rapid growth.This will help USA auto parts industry and will help ALP Overseas to export SoffSeal products in other geographies.”

SoffSeal Weatherstripping and Rubber Details

Founded in 1980, SoffSeal, Inc., is the industry leader in manufacturing quality weatherstripping and rubber detail items. The company carries the widest selection of weatherstripping products for Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Mopar and Ford applications from the 1920’s to the early 2000’s. The product line spans across full-size cars, street rods, muscle cars and trucks.

The company’s product range includes door seals, roof rail seals, convertible and t-top kits, gaskets and of course complete weatherstripping kits for Restoration applications.

SoffSeal – manufacturing capabilities include rubber transfer molding, injection molding and die cutting. The focus is in Automotive Restoration, however, the company does offer capabilities as a service; for manufacture of rubber products for the ‘Specialty Vehicle’ market segment. SoffSeal specializes in short run custom molded rubber products, with the manufacturing know-how to help all industries.

About ALP Group

ALP Group is a leading manufacturer of Rubber, EPDM, Polymer,and Silicon products for Automotive, Railways and Aerospace industries. It also has a range of Thermal & Acoustic Insulation products for HVAC, Construction industries, and packaging applications. The company manufactures several household products as well, e.g anti-skid bathroom mats, yoga mats, window and door seals, shower seals, door stoppers and anti-fatigue kitchen mats. The group turnover is US$ 240 million, while the capital employed is close to US$ 100 million. The Group, founded in 1985, has, at present, seven state of the art manufacturing units, located in India & across South Africa and Australia. It also has its presence in Europe, USA, Middle East and South East Asia with a total of 11 companies across the world and employs over 4000 trained workforce.

ALP Overseas (I) Private Limited

ALP Overseas,leverages the group’s strength in Polymer Technology to cater to various International customers. The Company utilizes manufacturing facilities in Australia, India, and South Africa and has distribution network in Europe, USA, Middle East, and Africa.The company already has a strong presence in USA, in auto glass replacement market.

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Arieli EL to Acquires a 59.1% Stake in Elron Ventures, a Leading Cybersecurity and B2B Software Holding Company, for $53.2M

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The acquisition underscores the continued strength of the Israeli cyber and B2B software, where cyber exits accounted for 51% of total tech transactions in 2023. Lisya Bahar-Manoah is leading the acquisition and has joined Arieli EL as Managing Partner.

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, July 22, 2024 — Arieli EL, part of the Arieli group of companies, has today announced the acquisition of a 59.1% stake in veteran cyber and B2B software holding company Elron Ventures (TASE: ELRN) for $53.2 million from Discount Investment Corporation Ltd. This acquisition highlights the significant market opportunities within the Israeli ecosystem, especially in cybersecurity and defense. Lisya Bahar-Manoah, Managing Partner at Arieli EL, is leading the acquisition of Elron Ventures (Elron).

Gartner forecasts that security and risk management spending will reach over $200 billion globally in 2024, representing a 14.3% year-over-year growth. This trend demonstrates the growing importance of cybersecurity, a sector where Israel, home to over 500 cybersecurity companies, is regarded as a global leader.

“The gap between real-time cyber solutions and evolving cyber threats is a critical challenge,” said Lisya Bahar-Manoah, Managing Partner at Arieli EL. “In 2023, there were more than 300 million victims of cybercrime globally, with data breaches rising by 78% in the US alone. Israeli cybersecurity exits in 2023 grew by 65% totalling $7.1 billion, and we see this trajectory only gathering pace in 2024 as demonstrated by reports of Google’s acquisition of Wiz for $23 billion. We are excited to be partnering with Elron’s team as well as Elron’s joint venture with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems (Rafael) to further contribute to this sector and continue building innovative solutions for sustained growth.”

Elron Ventures has over $250 million in assets under management (AUM) and its portfolio includes over 19 companies across the cybersecurity, B2B Software, and health-tech spaces. Since 2010, Elron’s portfolio has had 15 exits, totaling $2.2B. Notable portfolio companies include: Cynerio, a healthcare cybersecurity company, ensures patient safety and data protection by securing the connected medical device ecosystem; Cybersixgill, developing automated threat intelligence solutions across the clear, deep, and dark web; Cyvers, offering a real-time platform for detecting and mitigating cyber attacks on cryptocurrency and digital assets; IRONSCALES, an automated phishing prevention, detection & response platform; Sayata, automating insurance company processes; Red Access, providing the first agentless platform to secure all browsing activities of corporate employees on any browser, web app or cloud service and Scribe Security, providing a comprehensive solution to secure software supply chains.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to combine our joint experience and know-how in nurturing Israeli tech ventures throughout all stages of growth with Arieli’s vast global network to provide the platform for our portfolio’s success,” said Dan Hoz, Chairman of the Elron Venture’s board.

About Arieli EL

Arieli EL, part of the Arieli group of companies, addresses global challenges with a forward-thinking investment strategy. Arieli EL has deep roots in the global family office space, specializing in High-tech and Healthcare investments. Arieli EL strives to provide family offices and institutional investors with access to unique opportunities while providing portfolio companies access to our global network.

About Arieli Capital

Arieli Capital (Arieli) is a multifaceted global investment firm that is an active investor and partner in the next generation of technology companies. Arieli Capital continuously strives to identify and support companies creating real impact while keeping financial returns as the primary objective. Arieli is a recognized global leader in innovation, creating  and operating  programs across governmental, academic and corporate partnerships.

About Elron Ventures

Elron Ventures is a leading early-stage investor committed to turning promising ideas into global industry leaders, with a proven track record of investments and successful M&As worldwide. Elron invests in cyber security and B2B software.

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Aviat Networks Acquires 4RF, a Leading Provider of Industrial Wireless Access Solutions for Critical Infrastructure

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AUSTIN, Texas, July 2, 2024 — Aviat Networks, Inc. (“Aviat”) (Nasdaq: AVNW), the leading expert in wireless transport and access solutions, today announced the acquisition of 4RF Limited (“4RF”), a leading provider of industrial wireless access solutions, including narrowband point-to-point/multi-point radios and Private LTE and 5G routers.

Designed specifically for critical infrastructure networks including utilities, oil and gas, mining, public safety and military, 4RF’s family of narrowband radios and LTE and 5G routers offer industry leading reliability and performance. Common applications include Private LTE/5G, smart grid, distribution automation, metering and renewables, as well as general supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and telemetry applications.

Spending on critical infrastructure networks is increasing worldwide driven by growing demand for security, automation, and fixed and mobile data communications such as video. Additionally, the increasing availability of spectrum for private networks in various countries around the world is a catalyst for growth.

This acquisition opens new segments for Aviat: a $200M 1 narrowband connectivity segment and the Cellular (LTE/5G) Router market which is $1.4B 2 market today growing to $2.5B by 2027.

With a proven and established presence in over 300 critical infrastructure customers in 160 countries worldwide, 4RF’s portfolio augments Aviat’s established offering of wireless access and transport solutions for private networks. Approximately 90% of 4RF and Aviat Networks utility customers are distinct, creating the possibility for future cross-selling opportunities.

“Operators of mission critical networks around the world rely on Aviat Networks for ultra-reliable and high-performance wireless solutions,” said Pete Smith, President and CEO of Aviat Networks. “Our acquisition of 4RF will further strengthen and expand our product offering for the global industrial wireless access markets including Private LTE/5G.”

Aviat expects the transaction to be immediately accretive to Aviat’s gross margin and to be accretive to adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP EPS in the first year. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About Aviat Networks
Aviat Networks, Inc. is the leading expert in wireless transport and access solutions and works to provide dependable products, services and support to its customers. With more than one million systems sold into 170 countries worldwide, communications service providers and private network operators including state/local government, utility, federal government and defense organizations trust Aviat with their critical applications. Coupled with a long history of microwave innovations, Aviat provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to drastically simplify both their networks and their lives. For more than 70 years, the experts at Aviat have delivered high performance products, simplified operations, and the best overall customer experience.

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Synechron to acquire Adelaide-headquartered companies Chamonix IT and Exposé to grow its digital transformation, engineering, AI, and data and analytics capabilities in Australia

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This acquisition extends Synechron’s reach across the country, establishing a presence in key hubs and unlocking new industries and clients.

Synechron, a global leader in digital transformation consulting for the financial and technology sectors, is proud to announce that it has executed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Chamonix IT Management Consulting Pty Ltd and Exposé Data Pty Ltd. Both companies are headquartered in Adelaide, Australia, with additional operations in Melbourne and Brisbane and share a common goal of delivering digital transformation, artificial intelligence, and analytics expertise to clients across several key industries including government, healthcare, utilities, energy, and education. The definitive agreement with respect to the acquisition was signed on Tuesday, 25 June, 2024, and is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by the Australian Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).

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Chamonix IT, established in 2010, is the leading provider of digital transformation services to organizations in South Australia. With a skilled team of approximately 150 professionals, Chamonix IT has been pivotal in delivering cutting-edge solutions that address complex challenges and drive significant outcomes for enterprise-level and public sector clients. Chamonix IT’s founders established Exposé as a new company in 2016 to bring the same level of expertise, this time focused specifically on data science and engineering, data modelling and visualization, and artificial intelligence. Among the fastest-growing IT organizations in Australia, Exposé currently has a team of approximately 50 people across the country.

The two organizations will join Synechron’s core digital transformation consulting business alongside recently acquired iGreenData, which expanded Synechron’s data and blockchain expertise in the financial services sector. With these additions, Synechron has effectively doubled its presence in the country, achieving coverage across major sectors. This strategic positioning allows the company to capitalize on the growing information technology (IT) investment in Australia encompassing SaaS, IT services, and analytics, while simultaneously enhancing its ability to offer support and solutions across Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

Faisal Husain, Synechron Co-founder and CEO, commented, “We look forward to welcoming Chamonix IT and Exposé into the Synechron family when the acquisition is completed. They will enrich our presence in Australia, bringing fresh expertise and capabilities that complement our ongoing commitment in the region. This move will enhance our service offerings and drive significant value, strengthening our strategy of continuous innovation and client-focused solutions.”

Scott Grigg, CEO of Chamonix IT, said, “Joining forces with Synechron is a significant milestone for us. Our shared dedication to excellence and innovation means we’re exceptionally positioned to offer transformative digital solutions that are second to none.”

Kelly Drewett, CEO of Exposé, added, “Becoming part of the Synechron family represents a massive opportunity. It accelerates our ability to innovate and empowers our employees to take on even more complex challenges on behalf of our clients.”

Technology Holdings acted as the financial advisor to Chamonix IT and Exposé on the transaction.

About Synechron:

At Synechron, we believe in the power of digital to transform businesses for the better. Our global consulting firm combines creativity and innovative technology to deliver industry-leading digital solutions. Synechron’s progressive technologies and optimization strategies span end-to-end Artificial Intelligence, Consulting, Digital, Cloud & DevOps, Data, and Software Engineering, servicing an array of noteworthy financial services and technology firms. Through research and development initiatives in our FinLabs we develop solutions for modernization, from Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain to Data Science models, Digital Underwriting, mobile-first applications and more. Over the last 20+ years, our company has been honored with multiple employer awards, recognizing our commitment to our talented teams. With top clients to boast about, Synechron has a global workforce of 14,000+, and has 55 offices in 20 countries within key global markets. For more information on the company, please visit our website or LinkedIn community.

About Chamonix IT:

Chamonix IT empowers businesses to excel through transformative IT services. Serving both enterprise and government organizations, Chamonix IT delivers tailored solutions that ensure long-term success. Chamonix IT’s expertise spans Advisory, Cloud & Infrastructure, Application Innovation, Security, and Managed Services, enabling businesses to remain competitive and innovative in an ever-evolving landscape. By embracing an adaptable and flexible approach, Chamonix IT helps organizations navigate the complexities of digital transformation to propel their business forward.

About Exposé:

Exposé is a leading data analytics and AI consulting firm delivering data-driven insights and business-focused outcomes to private and public sector clients across Australia. Exposé’s approach is designed to give its clients the quickest and most cost-effective path to tackle data and AI opportunities through best practice. Clients benefit from Exposé’s significant experience, research and development, and innovation, which is at the core of what we do and the values we uphold. Founded in 2016, Exposé is now the largest data analytics and AI business in South Australia and one of only a few female-led technology businesses in the region.

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