Signs Bayer-backed Ag Tech Start-up as Tenant
Hestia Venture Partners, a venture firm investing at the intersection of prop tech and climate tech, as well as in targeted real estate assets, announced the acquisition of Davis Research Station, an ag tech research facility in Davis, CA. The 40-acre property encompasses office, lab and greenhouse space, plus significant acreage for row crops. The facility sits adjacent to University of California, Davis, which is ranked among the best universities in the world for agriculture and food science and is the source of much innovation and many start-ups in those fields.
Rebecca Stafford, Founding Partner of Hestia remarked, “We are thrilled to be the new stewards of this unique research facility, and to provide a home for companies innovating and commercializing more resilient crops and foods.” In an initial proof of thesis, Hestia is pleased to welcome to the property as a new tenant an agri-food technology company that was born out of research by a UC Davis professor and is backed by global life sciences firm Bayer AG. The tenant is pioneering ultra-high protein, climate resilient chickpea varieties that enable scalable, sustainable ingredients spanning whole beans, gluten free flours and protein isolates.
Hestia Venture Partners is dedicated to fostering the low-carbon transition through investment at the intersection of prop tech and climate tech, as well as in targeted real estate assets. For more information, please visit www.hestiaventurepartners.com/
KaarTech Expands Digital Transformation Footprint with Acquisition of Dunn Solutions Group Inc.
KaarTech , a global Digital Transformation Consulting company, is excited to announce its latest strategic move in the world of digital transformation. The company has broadened its’ capabilities and geography by successfully acquiring Dunn Solutions Group Inc. , a leading Customer Experience Solutions Consultancy headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Founded in 2006, KaarTech has solidified its position as a key player within the SAP ecosystem. With a proven track record of delivering digital transformation success across various sectors, including Discrete Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, and Consumer Packaged Goods, KaarTech has carved a niche for itself. The company has also developed proprietary intellectual property, KEBS for Professional Services and KTern.AI for SAP Digital Transformation , reinforcing its reputation as a formidable force in the Digital Transformation Arena.
Founded in 1988, Dunn Solutions is headquartered outside of Chicago and has offices both in Minneapolis and Bengaluru. The company has carved its niche as a Digital Commerce and Business Transformation Consultancy. Their core mission revolves around delivering unmatched velocity and transformative solutions to their clients.
This strategic acquisition facilitated by Eiliant Advisors, a Bangalore based Investment Banking Firm, marks a watershed moment for KaarTech as it combines its extensive SAP domain expertise, especially in SAP S/4HANA, with Dunn Solutions’ prowess in Digital Customer Experience.
Speaking about the acquisition, Mr. Maran Nagarajan, CEO of KaarTech, says, “We are excited to join forces with Dunn Solutions to accelerate our vision of redefining Digital Transformation. This partnership brings together the best of both worlds – our SAP expertise and Dunn Solutions’ prowess in Customer Experience – to create a transformative force that will deliver exceptional value to our clients.”
This union not only broadens the horizontal scope of KaarTech’s services but also strengthens its commitment to providing cutting-edge digital solutions that drive business growth and competitiveness. With this partnership, KaarTech solidifies its position as a true leader in the Digital Transformation Arena.
Mr. Bill Dunn, CEO of Dunn Solutions, says “KaarTech has earned a reputation as a key driver of SAP innovation across a number of verticals over the years globally, and we are excited to join them as we look to leverage the assets and experience of Dunn Solutions to continue building on KaarTech’s success in the Digital Transformation Space.”
Collabera Digital acquires Digiterre to provide 'red thread' of quality from technology problem-solving to scaled delivery and beyond.
UK-based software and data engineering consultancy Digiterre’s acquisition by Collabera Digital, provides a multilocational software delivery footprint together with client-facing offices in Europe and Asia Pacific for Digiterre.
Collabera Digital, a leading provider of digital engineering services, today announced the acquisition of Digiterre, a multi award-winning software and data engineering consultancy firm. The acquisition of this exceptional team of technology-led transformation specialists will help accelerate Collabera Digital’s plans to position themselves at the forefront of next-generation data-led innovation and AI advancement.
Collabera Digital’s client-first and highly collaborative approach enables organisations to accelerate their digital journeys faster and with greater certainty of outcome than many of their competitors. They continue to make prominent investments in advancing next-generation technologies and AI-enabled solutions, pioneering client transformation amid the upcoming wave of innovation.
Hiten Patel, Chairman of Collabera Group said, “We are excited to welcome Digiterre – an acclaimed software and data engineering company, to the Collabera family. By combining Digiterre’s deep expertise in advanced data driven software engineering along with our global scale in digital engineering, we are well positioned to deliver new age digital transformation solutions leveraging the power of talent and generative technologies. This acquisition, along with our recent addition of Pracedo – a platinum Salesforce consultancy, establishes us as a partner of choice in providing next generation of experiences, actionable insights, and intelligent products & platforms for our clients globally”.
Digiterre helps leading energy and commodities trading and capital markets organisations change and transform their businesses, delivering innovative software and data engineering solutions that address their toughest, often time-constrained, challenges in the highly regulated markets in which they operate.
“We are delighted to be joining the Collabera Digital family. By combining our strengths with Collabera Digital’s scale and strong client-facing presence globally, we will be able to deliver a broader range of high-quality solutions across the entire software delivery lifecycle and continue to address our clients’ most demanding business challenges, to help them bring about change, at significant scale, supported by a network of global offices” said Ian Murrin, Founder and CEO of Digiterre. “Digiterre will maintain its autonomy as an independent unit within the Collabera Digital group, leveraging its vast array of services and capabilities for the benefit of our clients. This setup will enable us to remain focused on tackling the complex, high-risk, time-sensitive, and often ill-defined client challenges that we have become known for in the sectors we service.”
Andrew Diaper, Executive Vice President & UK Europe Head, Collabera Digital said, “This acquisition marks a pivotal milestone in Collabera Digital’s European expansion plans. With this strategic move, we are poised to support rapid evolution among the industries we serve, elevate client experiences, pioneer new avenues of growth, and cement our leadership in the era of AI-driven transformation“.
About Collabera Digital
Collabera Digital helps tech-forward organisations accelerate their digital journeys. Our digital engineering capabilities in data, analytics, cloud, automation, and cybersecurity, coupled with a strong foundation in talent transformation, help clients innovate faster and with lower risk to thrive in the digital economy.
Established in 2010 and with over 25 offices in 11 countries across APAC & Europe, Collabera Digital serves more than 300 clients, including Fortune 500 companies. With 10,000+ professionals, we are a team of innovators and thinkers who thrive by capturing digital transformation opportunities.
Established in 2000 by its current owner and CEO, Ian Murrin, Digiterre is a software and data engineering consultancy that enables technological and organisational transformation for many of the world’s leading enterprises – be they commodity or energy traders, banks, or investment managers.
We envisage, design, and deliver software and data engineering solutions that users want, need and love to use. We achieve ‘Agility at Greater Velocity’ because we care about taking ownership for solving the toughest technical challenges and creating outstanding outcomes. Because of this approach, we typically deliver high-risk, high-profile, and time-constrained projects in less time than competitors, often significantly so.
Nortal acquires Questers, an international distributed software development company from TPXimpact
- Nortal will merge Questers with its subsidiary pwrteams
- Strategic acquisition strengthens pwrteams’ footprint, access to talent and ability to build cross-border IT and engineering teams for the customers
- Acquisition is the latest component in Nortal’s European expansion plan following UK market entry and appointment of Thomas Hedley as Managing Director a few months ago
Nortal, the multinational strategic change and technology company has today announced its acquisition of Questers, an award-winning distributed software company. As a subsidiary of UK-based TPXimpact Holdings PLC (AIM: TPX), Questers will now merge with Nortal’s daughter company pwrteams to strengthen its footprint in North America and the UK, and bolster its existing business of creating cross-border IT and engineering teams for customers globally.
Questers, founded in 2007 is one of the leading international software development companies that design, build and manage dedicated teams over a diverse set of technologies in various industries. The majority of Questers’ customers are in the UK, but also in the US, Germany, Belgium, Norway and Switzerland.
“The Questers acquisition strengthens our pwrteams business which is focused on building dedicated cross-border teams for our customers. The acquisition will add market presence in the US and UK, and complement our strong double-digit organic growth over the last 5 years. I am glad to welcome the 300+ new colleagues into our team,” commented Priit Alamäe, CEO and founder of Nortal.
Nortal introduced pwrteams and launched the new business model of outsourcing and team augmentation to the company’s portfolio in 2022 following the acquisition of Skelia. pwrteams works with customers in Europe and North America, such as TUI and Thomas Cook Group. The company’s service centers are located in Ukraine, Poland, Serbia, Lithuania, Estonia, Mexico, and following the acquisition of Questers also in Bulgaria.
“Access to great talent underpins pwrteams’ growth plans, and this latest acquisition marks the first step in our expansion journey. Questers’ top-tier tech talent in Bulgaria is a great addition to the capabilities of our existing pwrteams community. Together, we aim to become the international leader in building cross-border dedicated IT and engineering organizations to extend our customers’ businesses with speed, efficiency and scalability,” said Karel Saurwalt, CEO of pwrteams.
“Being part of TPXImpact transformed Questers into a mature, high-performing business that has delivered consistent value to our customers. Joining Nortal’s pwrteams business presents the next opportunity for us in our evolution to respond to the changing needs of the global tech collaboration sector with an even more powerful offering. The natural affinity of our two businesses, and our complementary skill sets will combine to deliver growth across a broader range of industries and territories,” commented Alexander Drangajov, CEO at Questers.
“I would like to thank all our colleagues at Questers for the important work they have contributed to the Group over the past five years, and I am confident Nortal represents an excellent fit for the business going forward,” said Bjorn Conway, Chief Executive Officer at TPXimpact.
The announcement comes as Nortal, a multinational strategic change and technology company made famous by its digital transformation of the Estonian government (‘e-Estonia‘), continues to expand its presence in Europe and North America. Most recently, the company announced the establishment of a delivery center in Guadalajara, Mexico to be closer to customers in North America as well as expanding into the UK with both its public and private sector offerings alongside appointment of Thomas Hedley as Managing Director to expand the company’s global capabilities in the UK.
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