Merger & Acquisition Digest

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A roundup of this week’s mergers and acquisitions in B2B…

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Publicis Communications announced the acquisition of The Herd Agency, one of Australia’s largest and most-awarded public relations agencies. The acquisition enables Publicis Communications, part of Publicis Groupe, to provide clients with newly expanded public relations services, including: strategy, corporate affairs, earned media, stakeholder relations, integrated campaigns, issues and crisis management, social media and content marketing.

The agency will be renamed Herd MSL, marking the launch of Publicis Groupe’s public relations arm MSL into the Australian market.

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Convergint Technologies, a worldwide leader in service-based systems integration, announced the acquisition of SigNet Technologies, the company’s eleventh acquisition since January 2016.

SigNet Technologies is a full-service security systems integrator focused on the enterprise physical security needs of its clients, offering Convergint an excellent record of past performance spanning federal, state, and commercial markets.

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TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, announced it has acquired nanoscale.io, a provider of innovative microservices technology and tooling. The acquisition extends and enhances TIBCO’s leadership in the development of microservices and APIs that connect and integrate with a more expansive on-premises or hybrid cloud environment, and bolster its Connected Intelligence platform.

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QualiTest Group, one of the world’s leading pure play quality assurance and independent software testing companies, has announced the acquisition of Experior Group, the only SAP certified partner in the U.K. dedicated to software testing.

Headquartered in Staines in the U.K., Experior delivers test strategy planning and governance services as well as performance testing, security testing and managed testing services to SAP clients globally. Experior leverages quality assurance, risk-mitigation and testing expertise to deliver SAP implementations and upgrades on time and under budget through a new, reframed approach to testing.

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Oasis Outsourcing, the nation’s largest privately held Professional Employer Organization (PEO), has acquired DHR Services Holdings, LLC. Oasis now serves more than 7,500 clients and 230,000 worksite employees nationwide. Since 1996, DHR has provided a broad range of Human Resources services to its diverse client base. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Mastech Digital, Inc., a leading digital transformation services provider, announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the services division of InfoTrellis Inc., a Canada-based Data Management & Analytics company. The acquisition will bring together two differentiated companies – both with global brand recognition and complementary service offerings.

The acquired business, to be branded as Mastech InfoTrellis, will offer project-based consulting services to customers in the areas of Master Data Management, Data Integration, and Big Data, and at the same time strengthen Mastech Digital’s digital transformation services capability. InfoTrellis’ industry-wide recognition for its thought leadership and depth in data management & analytics, as well as proven global delivery expertise, should enhance the growth opportunities of the combined entity.

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Gatesman, one of the fastest-growing, mid-size, privately owned agencies in the U.S., is increasing in size and revenue by nearly 50 percent with the acquisition of Noble Communications, an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest.

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