Business Wire

Avaloq’s Acquisition by NEC Successfully Completed

Share

Avaloq, a Swiss-based global leader in digital banking solutions and wealth management technology, and Japan-based NEC Corporation today announced the closing of NEC’s acquisition of Avaloq. Each being a market leader in their own field, the combination of their shared vision, technological strengths, and global presence, will accelerate both companies’ long-term growth, global expansion and value creation strategy.

This acquisition was first announced in October 2020, and following receipt of the relevant regulatory approvals, the acquisition was completed on December 22, 2020. NEC now holds 100% of Avaloq’s shares, including the 45% previously held by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, as well as the remaining shares held by Avaloq’s founder Francisco Fernandez and by employees.

Founded in 1985, Avaloq provides powerful cloud solutions for banks and wealth managers around the globe through business process as a service (BPaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) along with on-premise solutions. Avaloq’s vision for the future of wealth management is to maintain the human relationship an investor has with an advisor, to enhance the relationship through technology and to increase engagement and satisfaction. The democratization of wealth management will allow more people to have access to a greater quantity and quality of investment strategies and advice that was once reserved for ultra and high net worth individuals only.

With more than 120 years of expertise, NEC is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. Listed on the Tokyo stock exchange, NEC is a truly global organization with office locations in more than 50 countries.

Masakazu Yamashina, Executive Vice President of NEC and new chairman of Avaloq, said: “With its 35-year heritage and focus on innovation in digital banking solutions, core banking software and wealth management technology, Avaloq is uniquely qualified to launch NEC into the Digital Finance field, which together with Digital Government, is one of the pillars for building NEC’s global growth. Our joint value proposition will build on Avaloq’s reliable digital finance products and the trust it has established amongst its clients, coupled with NEC’s cutting-edge technologies, global business network and digital government domain knowledge.”

Jurg Hunziker, CEO of Avaloq, said: “Avaloq will be entering a new era together with NEC. This transaction has generated much interest and we truly believe that NEC is the best partner for our business. Our solutions will only evolve for the better when leveraging NEC’s proven expertise with technologies related to Digital Identity, Artificial Intelligence, Verification, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, and Biometrics. In addition, our innovation capabilities will be elevated with NEC’s strong commitment to Research & Development, evidenced by the resources it has placed towards this, including dedicated facilities in Heidelberg, Germany. I am very much looking forward to starting this new part of our exciting growth journey together with NEC.”

Contact information

Joseph Jasper, j-jasper(at)nec.com

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

AGCO Announces Organizational Update25.1.2021 22:31:00 CETPress release

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, today announced intended changes and recent additions to its senior leadership team to further increase customer focus and strengthen investment in precision agriculture and digital solutions to maximize stakeholder value. Robert Crain will be the Senior Vice President leading the newly formed Customer Experience team charged with delivering the best end-to-end customer experience in the industry. Seth Crawford has joined the senior team in the new role of Senior Vice President, Precision Ag and Digital to reinforce AGCO’s commitment to delivering industry-leading, smart farming solutions. Following a successful, 22-year tenure at Deere & Company, Mr. Crawford joined AGCO in 2019 to lead its Fuse Connected Services and Technology division. Additionally, other members of the senior team will assume worldwide responsibility for AGCO’s core brands to maximize brand value

Mytheresa Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option to Purchase Additional American Depositary Shares25.1.2021 22:15:00 CETPress release

MYT Netherlands Parent B.V. (“Mytheresa” or the “Company”), the parent company of Mytheresa Group GmbH, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 17,994,117 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), representing 17,994,117 ordinary shares, including the full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase 2,347,058 additional ADSs, representing 2,347,058 ordinary shares, at a public offering price of $26.00 per ADS. The Company sold 14,233,823 ADSs in the offering and its sole shareholder sold 3,760,294 ADSs in the offering, including 586,764 ADSs sold by the Company and 1,760,294 ADSs sold by the sole shareholder pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional ADSs. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as lead joint bookrunning managers and representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and UBS Securities LLC acted as joint bookrunning managers for the offerin

UAEREP Launches Fourth Cycle and Starts Receiving Project Proposals25.1.2021 17:11:00 CETPress release

The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP) announced the launch of its fourth cycle at the fifth International Rain Enhancement Forum (IREF), convened virtually under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. Submissions are open to innovative project proposals from across the globe. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210125005618/en/ UAEREP’s 4th Cycle Now Open! (Graphic: AETOSWire) The program offers a grant of up to US$1.5 million, distributed over three years with a maximum annual amount of $550,000 for each winning research proposal in the rain enhancement field. Over its past three cycles, the program has provided grants to nine ground-breaking projects that covered different fields related to rain enhancement and weather modification research. Interested academic institutions, research centers and ot

PPG Donates Coatings, Sealants to Help Restore Douglas C-54 Skymaster Aircraft25.1.2021 17:02:00 CETPress release

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it recently supplied coatings and sealants to help restore a 74-year-old, four-engine transport aircraft – the Douglas C-54 Skymaster, serial number 56498. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210125005599/en/ PPG today announced that it recently supplied coatings and sealants to help restore a 74-year-old, four-engine transport aircraft – the Douglas C-54 Skymaster, serial number 56498. (Photo: Business Wire) Manufactured in 1945, the aircraft was used by the U.S. Army Air Force as a workhorse to transport medical supplies, troops and military equipment during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. It left military service in 1973 and was flown as a sprayer from 1975 to 1985. After its first restoration was completed in 2002, the aircraft was flown to England to be featured in a film about the Berlin Airlift. The film was cancelled, and the C-54 Skymaster sat exposed

E-Fuel Corporation: “Rejected Energy” the Real Culprit Behind Climate Change and How to Stop It25.1.2021 17:00:00 CETPress release

The E-Fuel Corporation, a Texas-based technology firm, has come up with a revolutionary way to repurpose the largest energy source on the planet ‘rejected energy,’ which experts have identified as a leading cause of climate change. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210125005050/en/ The E-Fuel Corporation has come up with a revolutionary way to repurpose the largest energy source on the planet; rejected energy. (Photo: Business Wire) According to research conducted by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the US Department of Energy, rejected energy accounted for an astonishing 67.5 percent of the total energy consumed within the US in 2019. To put this in simple terms, if you placed three gallons of fuel into your vehicle, only one gallon provides mechanical energy to rotate the wheels and the remaining two gallons are rejected through the radiator, tailpipe, and engine friction heat into the atmosphere

Mawi DNA’s Extractionless Sample Collection Technology Enables BioTech Africa Launch of Affordable COVID-19 Mass Testing Platform25.1.2021 15:00:00 CETPress release

Mawi DNA Technologies’ iSWAB-Microbiome-EL sample collection technology enables BioTech Africa to implement and launch a new ultra-high throughput COVID-19 testing program. This breakthrough, in conjunction with the ProbeSure™ COVID-19 One Step RT-PCR Kit from 3CR Bioscience, is designed to scale up to a capacity of 200,000 tests per day. “We are extremely proud and humbled to be part of South Africa’s fight against COVID-19 through BioTech Africa’s mass testing efforts,” said Dr. Bassam El-Fahmawi, President and CTO, Mawi DNA Technologies. In addition, Dr. Jenny Leslie, COO of BioTech Africa, worked closely with Scilutions Labware and Hook Diagnostics to identify the best products and supplier partners who could provide reagents to streamline the testing workflow, but also scale to the projected numbers with minimal supply chain disruption. “For the sample collection step, Mawi DNA Technologies’ iSWAB-Microbiome-EL (‘Extractionless’) product was chosen for its multiple benefits. This

AchilleS Vaccines Completes Industrial Development of Promising Treatment Against SARS-CoV-225.1.2021 14:13:00 CETPress release

Today, AchilleS Vaccines, a biotech company based in Siena (Italy), announced the successful industrial development of a novel monoclonal antibody (mAb) to treat COVID-19. The treatment, patented by Prof Rino Rappuoli’s MAD Lab and developed by AchilleS, could greatly improve access to COVID-19 treatment and has several advantages compared to conventional mAbs: it can be administered intramuscularly, avoiding the risks of hospitalization. Additionally, this mAb is highly potent and the low dosage treatment offers significant health and cost benefits. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210125005376/en/ AchilleS Vaccines Completes Industrial Development of Promising Treatment Against SARS-CoV-2 (Photo: AchilleS Vaccines) The AchilleS antibody project ‘mAbCo19’ will now be further tested in the clinic, possibly leading to an emergency market authorization this summer. AchilleS is developing this new therapeutic in c