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Planbox Acquires IdeaConnection, an Open Innovation Expert Solver Network

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Planbox, a pioneer in cloud-based AI-powered agile innovation management platforms, today announced that it has acquired IdeaConnection, an open innovation platform, and marketplace. This is the fourth acquisition for Planbox since 2015 as it continues to develop and lead with the most comprehensive agile innovation management solution in the market. Planbox will now further extend and distinguish its solution by including IdeaConnection’s open innovation platform and highly skilled, vast and far-reaching expert problem-solver network in its Agile Innovation Suite offering.

“The world is facing unprecedented social, technological and global disruption which has caused massive turbulence and great challenges across all sectors. Companies face pressing demands for solutions to complex problems. We give businesses access to the world’s most creative and innovative minds who work collaboratively to solve problems and develop innovations,” said Scott Wurtele, CEO of IdeaConnection. “Our motto is multidisciplinary teams solve problems.”

IdeaConnection has a long-standing record as a trusted open innovation partner for some of the world’s most recognized brands with a reputation for running completely confidential challenges with pre-screened candidates under NDA. Hand-picked teams of diverse experts are selected to develop innovative solutions and alleviate the burden on the client who has to choose from a select number of proposed solutions. This unique confidential challenge service provides the perfect platform for solving critical path problems quickly by de-risking a part of the discovery and research stages of problem-solving and new innovation activities.

IdeaConnection gives organizations the tools to discover, invent and explore the technologies and processes that will shape tomorrow’s world. The virtual workforce of 20,000+ experts, thought leaders, scientists and innovators across 180+ countries is ready to help by working together and delivering the innovations that are needed right now. The emphasis is on the quality of the contributors in the network who are heavily screened, continuously vetted and reviewed by customers to ensure only top-notch solvers are invited to participate, all of which contribute to IdeaConnection’s industry-best 80% solver rate, an unparalleled figure that speaks to the volume of challenges solved through the network.

“The global collaboration between public and private organizations all across the world to defeat this health pandemic is a great example of what can be achieved when the world’s best minds come together to solve a problem,” said Ludwig Melik, CEO of Planbox. “IdeaConnection has built its business on establishing the most impressive network of expert knowledge over the last decade based on this premise. Now, by combining IdeaConnection with Planbox, we are launching a unique innovation platform AND marketplace that can provide any organization with an end-to-end experience to discover the best opportunities, solve the toughest problems and deliver the most incredible solutions.”

IdeaConnection has been solving problems since 2007 by assembling carefully built multidisciplinary teams led by world-class facilitators. These expert teams develop intensely researched and highly innovative solutions. Using this approach, IdeaConnection has achieved a best-in-class solve rate for thousands of problems ranging from food science, chemistry, engineering, biology, manufacturing, crop science, packaging, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, consumer products and hundreds of other areas of expertise. It has also built a network of networks with thousands of relationships for prior art citation searches on a contingency basis. Customers can gain unprecedented access to source emerging technology leads through a global network, actively and continually researching for potential opportunities that turn the conventional method companies pursue on its head.

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Health Carousel Announces Acquisition of MEDPATH

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Health Carousel Announces Acquisition of MEDPATH

Health Carousel, a premier provider of healthcare staffing and workforce solutions, announced today they are strengthening the power of the Health Carousel Locum Network further with the acquisition of MEDPATH.

MEDPATH, located in Trumbull, CT, was founded in 2012 by Timothy Kouble who will continue to lead the company after the acquisition.  MEDPATH will continue to operate under its own brand in Health Carousel’s growing portfolio of locum tenens brands.

MEDPATH is an innovative physician workforce management company that is mission driven to help healthcare organizations improve patient care and save lives.  They partner strategically with their clients and bring an ecosystem of powerful physician staffing resources, capabilities, and horsepower designed to get physicians to patients faster – with the goal of containing costs.  It has a hyperlocal physician network and strong loyalty with providers who can deploy quickly to provide coverage when needed.

MEDPATH joins a strong family of HCLN brands, including NEXTLocums, Onyx M.D., Lucidity, and Vitruvian Medical, which are expected to become the 10th largest locum tenens company in the country, according to the most recent estimates from Staffing Industry Analysts. This is Health Carousel’s 6th acquisition in the locum tenens space since 2015.

“We are pleased to welcome MEDPATH to our Health Carousel family and are confident that this addition will further increase our track record of service excellence with our customers,” said Bill DeVille, Chief Executive Officer of Health Carousel. “Our healthcare facility partners trust us to solve their staffing problems by delivering high-quality healthcare staff to positively impact their patient care, staff morale, cost of staffing and revenue. The addition of the MEDPATH team and their unique RPO/MSP model will enhance our offerings to clients.”

Health Carousel has a proven track record of helping clients solve their workforce challenges by delivering easier, faster access to a nationwide pool of highly qualified physician and advanced practice providers, demonstrated by winning a 2020 Best in Staffing Client Award for providing superior service to their clients.  MEDPATH is dedicated to that same level of partnership with their clients.

“MEDPATH is incredibly excited to become a part of the Health Carousel Locum Network as we continue to build our unique Physician workforce solutions program,” said Tim Kouble, Founder of MEDPATH. “We connected strongly to Health Carousel’s higher purpose of improving patient lives and making healthcare work better. We’re looking forward to advancing our relationships with healthcare organizations across the country to ensure every patient gets access to quality providers when and where they need them.”

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Allseated Acquires easyRAUM To Further Expand European Presence

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Allseated Acquires easyRAUM To Further Expand European Presence

Allseated, a global leader in innovative event technology, announced today its acquisition of Dusseldorf based, easyRAUM GmbH to further scale its rapid expansion into the European market. The acquisition broadens Allseated’s market presence, bringing the full power of its event technology platforms to venues, brands, corporates, and planners across Europe.

A long-time leader and serving some of the biggest names in the German speaking market, easyRAUM’s reputation and reach has been second to none. With thousands of users powering large scale events, it has been successfully serving and expanding its customer base for the past fifteen years.

“This is a strategic move for us to further scale our business in Europe by combining easyRAUM’s market presence, amazing team and customer base with Allseated’s cutting-edge technology platform.”  said Yaron Lipshitz, Allseated CEO. “EasyRAUM has been a great partner of ours and we have worked so close together, that the acquisition seems more of a formality at this point. Thanks to our now German team, Allseated is now powering some of the largest venues and brands in the European market with our latest virtual event product exVo, already in use by the local industry” he added.

“We are pleased to open a new chapter with Allseated, for our customers, for the industry, and for our company” said Sabine Reise, Founder and Managing Director of easyRAUM and now Managing Director of Allseated GmbH. “Our many years of industry and market experience as well as the software development know-how complement the agile structures of Allseated perfectly”.

Sandy Hammer, co-founder and CMO of Allseated added: “The partnership with easyRAUM enabled us to short-circuit our expansion in this exciting market and to quickly bring value to some amazing brands. We are thrilled to have the team join our rapidly growing company.”

Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

About Allseated

Allseated is one of the world’s most innovative event technology platform powering hundreds of thousands of events a year. Through a cutting-edge 3D visualization platform including floorplan design tools, venue virtual tours, and revolutionary virtual/hybrid event solution, Allseated is transforming the event industry and leveraging innovation with superior customer service to help clients grow their businesses.

Allseated Acquires easyRAUM To Further Expand European Presence

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FCP Acquires Villas At Princeton Lakes Atlanta Apartments For $30 Million

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FCP Acquires Villas At Princeton Lakes Atlanta Apartments For  Million

FCP® announces the $30.0 million acquisition of Villas at Princeton Lakes, a 210-unit apartment community in the South Fulton area of Atlanta, GA. The acquisition marks FCP’s 18th investment in Atlanta. FCP assumed the existing loan at the property.

“The Villas at Princeton Lakes is a very well-maintained asset next to the booming South Fulton Industrial corridor,” said FCP’s Scott Reibstein. Reibstein continued, “We’re excited to have acquired our second community there, central to so much growth.” The property was purchased in an off-market transaction, was recently renovated and has experienced steady 95% occupancy throughout 2020.

Located at 751 Fairburn Road, SW in Atlanta, Villas at Princeton Lakes is an attractive garden-style community built in 2004 with hardi-plank and brick siding. The community features large one, two and three-bedroom, family-friendly floorplans, with extra storage, private patios and excellent access to Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, Interstates 285 and 20 and nearby convenience and amenity retailers and restaurants.

FCP extends its appreciation to Travis Presnell at Cushman & Wakefield for his representation

About FCP

FCP® is a privately held real estate investment company that has invested in or financed more than $8.3 billion in assets since its founding in 1999. FCP invests directly and with operating partners in commercial and residential assets. The firm makes equity and mezzanine investments in income-producing and development properties. Based in Chevy Chase, MD, FCP invests both its commingled, discretionary funds and separate accounts targeted at major real estate markets in the United States.

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