GameRefinery, MyInfomonitor and Smartvatten are acquired, FA Solutions provides global financial technology services to CIGP, ePassi strengthens its presence in the Nordics, and Pia Engström argues for early robotics education. Click on the headlines for more in-depth information about each piece of news.
Finnish SAAS mobile gaming analytics firm GameRefinery has been acquired by Vungle, a US-based mobile advertising platform. Used by the likes of King, Rovio, Ubisoft and Zynga, GameRefinery’s Game Intelligence platform provides developers with retention and monetisation insights through its cloud-based developer tools. The deal will improve Vungle’s ad targeting capabilities with the help of GameRefinery’s deep contextual data sets across more than 160,000 gaming apps. Image: GameRefinery
Helsinki-based FA Solutions has been chosen to streamline the global operations and consolidate the multi-country systems of independent financial advisory firm CIGP. CIGP is headquartered in Switzerland but operates from three regional hubs, with offices in five important financial centres globally, namely Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Dubai and Milan. FA Solutions’ wealth management solution, which has been deployed across all the regulated jurisdictions, gives CIGP’s clients access to markets across asset classes through countless strategies. Image: Unsplash
ePassi Payments is acquiring Sodexo Benefits & Rewards Services’ (BRS) business in the Nordics, including Sodexo Pass Sweden and Finnish company Eazybreak. The acquisitions will cement ePassi’s position as a leading mobile payment solution for employee benefits in the region, pushing the Finnish company closer to a user base of 1.5 million. Image: ePassi
Sweden-based SpectrumOne has acquired Cemron, also known as MyInfomonitor, for the purpose of merging the Finnish software-as-a-service (SAAS) company with its subsidiary Qbim. The purchase price of 11 million Swedish krona (approx. 1.08 million euros) will be paid in shares in SpectrumOne. MyInfomator helps to make decision-making easier for companies by presenting information visually and in real-time. Image: MyInfomonitor/Facebook
Nordic private equity firm Norvestor is acquiring Envera, the Finnish company behind the Smartvatten solution that provides real-time monitoring and reporting of water consumption in buildings. The solution provides water and cost savings to property owners and housing companies and reduces the risk of water damage with immediate alerts of detected leaks. Smartvatten is currently used to monitor more than 7 000 buildings primarily in Finland, Sweden, Norway and the Benelux countries. Image: Smartvatten
In her opinion piece for GNF, Pia Engström from the Robotics Campus in Riihimäki discusses the importance of teaching children the basics of programming, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics already at an early age. Read what she has to say by clicking the headline. Image: City of Riihimäki