D-Wave to Host Qubits Conference, Featuring Global 2000 Customers

The annual three-day conference connects thousands of developers, quantum computing experts, and innovative business decision-makers across diverse industries around the world

BURNABY, Canada, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, today announced it will host its annual global Qubits Conference on October 5-7. Now in its 6th year, Qubits will be a virtual format with live talks and real-time Q&As with speakers, providing an opportunity for thousands of technical experts, developers, and forward-looking businesses to come together to learn more about D-Wave’s newest quantum technologies and hear from leading-edge customers and partners such as PayPal, E.ON, GE, Menten AI, Accenture, NEC, Multiverse Computing, and many more.

This year’s program will provide D-Wave’s global community – including business decision-makers and quantum application developers from more than 37 countries – with the tools and insights they need to solve some of the world’s most complex, critical business problems in fields ranging from healthcare to financial services and put those quantum hybrid use cases into production. This year’s program will feature technical sessions, hands-on how-to’s, and guest speakers detailing their quantum applications for a 360-degree view of the power and potential of quantum computing.

Day 1 of the conference, which focuses on “Quantum for Business,” will open with keynotes from D-Wave’s CEO Alan Baratz and other members of the team, and will include a preview of D-Wave’s technology roadmap and updates in the Leap™ quantum cloud service and with the Advantage™ quantum system. Customers and guest speakers throughout the day will give talks on topics including harnessing quantum computing to benefit the fintech industry, quantum’s role in energy transition, and how quantum computing is helping scale critical biopharma processes. The first day of the event provides attendees the opportunity to hear talks from D-Wave customers and partners such as PayPal, GE Research, Accenture, DirectFood.store, and CINECA.

Day 2, dedicated to developers and researchers, will feature talks from the D-Wave team and others including researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, and Durham University. Topics covered will include how to use a hybrid solver, an update on D-Wave’s Ocean™ developer tools, and new scientific results from the D-Wave team and collaborators. D-Wave will round out the conference on the third day with an introduction to quantum programming – a series of educational sessions and tutorials for developers with all levels of quantum experience, from novices to experts. Programming will also include a Japanese-language portion the morning of October 6th JST, featuring use cases from customers including Sigma-i, Groovenauts, and NEC. To view the full agenda, please click here.

“Business adoption of quantum computing is accelerating rapidly, which is why D-Wave’s number one focus remains delivering customer value through practical quantum application development,” said Alan Baratz, CEO of D-Wave. “In order to achieve that, vendors cannot work in a vacuum. It’s critical we bring together a robust ecosystem of world-class business leaders, innovative scientific institutions, and forward-thinking developers and researchers, to work together, learn from one another, and demonstrate quantum computing’s real-world impact. We are proud to host Qubits, and we look forward to growing our passionate community of change-makers.”

There is no cost to attend Qubits conference 2021. If you’re interested in registering for the event and learning more about quantum computing’s ability to shape the way we solve complex problems, please register here.

About D-Wave Systems Inc.

D-Wave is the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software and services and is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers. Our mission is to unlock the power of quantum computing for the world. We do this by delivering customer value with practical quantum applications for problems as diverse as logistics, artificial intelligence, materials sciences, drug discovery, scheduling, cybersecurity, fault detection, and financial modeling. D-Wave’s systems are being used by some of the world’s most advanced organizations, including NEC, Volkswagen, DENSO, Lockheed Martin, USC, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. With headquarters near Vancouver, Canada, D-Wave’s US operations are based in Palo Alto, CA. D-Wave has a blue-chip investor base including PSP Investments, Goldman Sachs, BDC Capital, NEC Corp., Aegis Group Partners, and In-Q-Tel. For more information, visit: www.dwavesys.com.

D-Wave Systems Inc.

Bolder Surgical announces global launch of the CoolSeal™ Vessel Sealing Platform

CoolSeal receives CE mark, Japan PMDA approval; now available in over 20 countries worldwide

LOUISVILLE, COLORADO, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bolder Surgical today announced the global launch of its CoolSeal™ Vessel Sealing platform. CoolSeal has been in use since October 2020 in the U.S., and with the new international regulatory approvals the devices are available in over 20 countries around the world.

Bolder Surgical provides surgeons precision electrosurgical instruments to perform minimally invasive surgery safely and effectively in pediatric and adult procedures including general, gynecological and bariatric surgical applications.

The CoolSeal Vessel Sealing suite includes the 3 mm Mini (formerly JustRight Sealer) and the 5 mm Trinity Sealer/Divider/Dissector. Both devices are powered with the gold-standard efficacy of advanced bipolar RF vessel sealing technology.

“Having successfully used the 3 mm vessel sealer for many cases in pediatric surgery, the Trinity 5 mm device is an excellent addition to my selection of surgical instruments,” said Dr. Satoshi Ieiri, pediatric surgeon, Kagoshima University Hospital. “The slim, curved jaw design and added sealing capacity supports procedures on larger children, adolescents and adults. It is a true all-in-one instrument that enables precise dissection and produces quick sealing times with minimal thermal distribution and great advantages.”

With an average thermal spread less than 1 mm and slim, dual action jaws, CoolSeal devices combine the finesse of true surgical instruments with the gold-standard efficacy of advanced bipolar RF vessel sealing. The devices are designed for multi-functional performance that can mean fewer instrument exchanges, helping streamline workflow and reduce operative time.

Bolder Surgical continues its path of innovation through focused investment in R&D to move the company beyond its origin in pediatric devices.  “We’ve successfully leveraged our expertise in microsurgical devices and energy delivery to create the CoolSeal portfolio,” stated Robert Kline, President and CEO of Bolder Surgical. “The portfolio is designed to give surgeons innovative, versatile options that minimize surgical impact, from the smallest patients to adolescents and adults. We are extremely proud that physicians across the globe can now access this innovative technology.”

CoolSeal products are now available in over 20 countries worldwide including member countries of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, and the Middle East. For information visit BolderSurgical.com.


Tricia Strong
Bolder Surgical
719 433 4836

First-Ever Self-Care Index Assesses Global Readiness to Boost Health System Resilience

Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Global Self-Care Federation (GSCF) today announces the launch of a pioneering report for self-care, the Self-Care Readiness Index, developed with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO). The Index identifies four self-care enablers, which offer health systems action-oriented ways to empower individuals, create better health outcomes, and improve health system sustainability in a time when resources are under lasting pressure.

Self-care is defined by WHO as the ability of individuals to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider. Self-care is more important now than ever before. In a recent WHO survey of 135 countries and territories, 90% reported continued disruptions to essential health services due to the pandemic.

“The pandemic has exposed just how fragile our health systems are. Now is the time to sustainably invest in their future,” said Heiko Schipper, Chairman of GSCF. “I believe The Self-Care Readiness Index can help close the gap between the value of self-care and how it is practiced worldwide. We need to put the health and well-being of individuals at the center of our health policies to build more sustainable, resilient ways of practicing healthcare.”

A diverse set of 10 countries around the world were analysed for the Index, in the context of four key enablers of self-care, identified as stakeholder support and adoption, consumer and patient empowerment, health policy and regulatory environment.

“The effectiveness of self-care in combination with formal approaches to healthcare is often neglected in health policies,” commented Judy Stenmark, Director General at GSCF. “The Index is an extremely practical tool in that it provides stakeholders with ample data and a starting point to recognise how they can strengthen national health policies and take a coherent approach to self-care.”

The Index aims to serve as a learning platform to inspire new approaches to self-care. It calls for collective action to integrate self-care into global healthcare, and for a new global compact to be established on self-care at the WHO-level, to recognize self-care as a global health priority.

Download the Self-Care Readiness Index here.
Read GSCF’s joint policy statement, calling for the integration of self-care into health systems.

– ENDS –

About The Global Self-Care Federation

The Global Self-Care Federation represents associations and manufacturers in the self-care industry, promoting sustainable and better global health outcomes for all. The Global Self-Care Federation is the go-to source of information for the self-care industry. We work closely with our members and relevant stakeholder groups to deliver better choice, better care and better value. By placing the benefits of self-care at the heart of what we do, promoting industry transparency, and supporting the regulated use of health data, we ensure that self-care continues to play its increasingly vital role in sustainable healthcare, worldwide. For more information please visit: www.selfcarefederation.org

Media Contact:

Fatima John-Sandoz


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Globally-Valid Multicurrency CBDC Released For All Countries

The TUV Digital Currency is a Globally Valid and Multicurrency CBDC -equivalent, available to and for all countries

ST PETER PORT, Guernsey and NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The TUV Digital Currency released by Global Telephony Company Webtel.mobi (“WM”) not only renders all current Cryptocurrencies redundant, it also fulfills the role of a Global Multicurrency Wholesale and Retail CBDC-equivalent for all countries. An overview of some of its characteristics is as follows:

Accessible to any person with a Mobile Phone Yes
Is Freely Accepted and Valid Worldwide Yes
Is a Fully Digitized Currency-equivalent Yes
Is Internationally Transferrable Yes
Is internationally Redeemable Yes
Is fully Convertible between Currencies Yes
Is an Online and Offline Payment Mechanism Yes
Functions within a Global Exchange Yes
Does not Disintermediate Banks Yes
Has 100% Reserves of Funds on a 1:1 Basis Yes
Functions PP2P with No Intermediaries Yes
Can be Transferred Globally Instantly Yes
Is operational 24/7/365 Yes
Is Compliant with Applicable Regulatory Regime Yes
Can also be Accessed and Used by Unbanked Yes
Avoids Disintermediation of Banks Yes
Avoids interference with Monetary Policy Yes
Avoids interference with Currency Sovereignty Yes
Is Free to Acquire and Use Yes

In the recent year-long review of the WM System and TUV by Professor Jan Kregel of the Levy Economics Institute, the WM System was compared by Professor Kregel to the “International Clearing Union” previously proposed by the English Economist John Maynard Keynes.

Similarly, Professor Kregel compared the TUV Digital Currency to the “Bancor” – the Instrument proposed by Keynes as a form of Global Currency between countries.

Whereas Keynes’s proposals were for an International Clearing Union and Bancor that were managed by organizations, WM’s System (a de-facto International Clearing Union) and TUV (a de-facto “Bancor”) are directly available to ordinary people worldwide.

TUVs can be created from any Smart Phone or Pre-Smart Mobile Phone, and then used for transfers, payments or other transactions worldwide between Members on the WM System. Their value can also be converted to and among any of the world’s Reserve Currencies.

In concluding his review of the WM System and the TUV Digital Currency, Professor Kregel concluded that the WM and TUV had the capacity to reform aspects of the current Global Financial System.

With the advent of the TUV, countries and entities seeking to produce their own CBDCs have a fully operational and real-world blueprint of how to proceed – unless they start to use the TUV themselves.

Media Contact:
Nick Lambert: wm@thoburns.com

More information on the TUV:

Research Reports by Professor Kregel on WM and the TUV:

WM’s urls
https://webtel.mobi/pc (Tablet / Laptop / Desktop)
https://webtel.mobi (Smart Phone)
https://webtel.mobi/wap (Pre-Smart Mobile Phone)

Professor Kregel’s Background and Biography

Bombardier Expands Customer Offerings at Dallas Service Centre with New Interior Repair and Refurbishment Capabilities

Challenger 300

Bombardier to offer customers full spectrum of services from touch-ups to full cabin refurbishments

  • Bombardier to offer customers full spectrum of services from touch-ups to full cabin refurbishments
  • With continued high demand for OEM services in the region, enhancements will further support customers in the U.S. and Latin America
  • Enhanced capability is the latest addition to Bombardier’s expanding customer service network, which is growing its footprint by 50%

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier is pleased to announce the enhancement of its interior repair and refurbishment activities at its service centre in Dallas, Texas, providing customers with even more maintenance and support capabilities.

Bombardier will collaborate with Global Engineering & Technology, Inc. (GETI), a market-leader in aircraft furnishings since 1991, to offer customers the industry’s highest quality of enhanced interior services and support at the Dallas Service Centre. Built on a long-standing relationship between the two companies, the collaboration with Wichita-based GETI will benefit from the supplier already being well-versed with Bombardier business jets at Bombardier’s service centre in Wichita, Kansas.

Customers at the Dallas Service Centre will have access to enhanced interior repair and refurbishment services for their aircraft flooring, cabinetry, seats, and upholstery on various aircraft platforms. The award-winning Bombardier Service Centre in Dallas consistently delivers a world-class customer experience through its highly skilled maintenance technicians, dedicated support staff and pursuit of service excellence through continuous learning and training opportunities for its various service teams.

“We are delighted to offer our customers even more options for OEM-backed interior repair and refurbishment at our world-class facility in Dallas,” said Christopher Debergh, Vice President, OEM Parts and Services. “The enhancement of these services is a testament of our commitment to continue to meet growing customer demand with high-quality products and offerings that exceed expectations.”

The additional interior capabilities build on Bombardier’s series of announcements regarding enhancements to its worldwide customer service network. These announcements include the expansion of Bombardier’s service centre network in Berlin, Miami, London-Biggin Hill, Singapore and the new service centre under construction in Melbourne, Australia. Additionally, new Line Maintenance Stations are open to customers at strategic locations in the U.S. and Europe, along with 30 Customer Response Team mobile units worldwide, all equipped to support Bombardier’s world-class LearjetChallenger and Global business jets. Bombardier is currently expanding its service centre footprint worldwide and well on its way to growing its services and support infrastructure footprint by 50%.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, creating innovative and game-changing planes. Our products and services provide world-class experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Bombardier is present in more than 12 countries including its production/engineering sites and its customer support network. The Corporation supports a worldwide fleet of more than 4,900 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments and private individuals.

News and information is available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Delphix แต่งตั้ง Josh Harbert เป็นหัวหน้าเจ้าหน้าที่ฝ่ายการตลาด

Harbert นำความเชี่ยวชาญด้านการตลาดนับทศวรรษมาสู่บริษัทเทคโนโลยีที่มีการเติบโตสูง

เร้ดวูด ซิตี้, แคลิฟอร์เนีย, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Delphix บริษัทข้อมูลชั้นนำในอุตสาหกรรมสำหรับ DevOps ในวันนี้ได้ประกาศแต่งตั้ง Josh Harbert เป็นหัวหน้าเจ้าหน้าที่ฝ่ายการตลาด Harbert จะรับผิดชอบในการสร้างองค์กรการตลาดระดับโลก เร่งการสร้างสายการผลิต เพิ่มความตระหนักรู้ในผลิตภัณฑ์และแบรนด์ และเพิ่มการมีส่วนร่วมของลูกค้ากับ Delphix

“ความเป็นผู้นำที่เน้นด้านการวิเคราะห์และรายได้ของ Josh พร้อมด้วยประวัติการทำงานที่ได้รับการพิสูจน์ในการช่วยให้บริษัทเทคโนโลยีขยายส่วนแบ่งการตลาดในเชิงรุกของเขา นั้นมีประโยชน์อย่างมาก ในขณะที่เราดำเนินธุรกิจตามโอกาสทางการตลาดขนาดใหญ่ของเราต่อไป” Steven Chung ประธานฝ่ายปฏิบัติการภาคสนามทั่วโลกที่ Delphix กล่าว

Harbert เป็นผู้นำที่ให้ความสำคัญกับผลลัพธ์ นั้นเปี่ยมด้วยประสบการณ์ด้านการตลาดมากกว่าสองทศวรรษในบริษัทที่มีการเติบโตสูง โดยมุ่งเน้นที่การสร้างสายการผลิต กลยุทธ์การเติบโตทางการตลาดที่อิงกับบัญชี การปรับขนาดทีมการตลาด และสแต็กเทคโนโลยี การตลาดของลูกค้า และการมีส่วนร่วมของผู้บริหาร

ประสบการณ์ความเป็นผู้นำด้านการตลาดของ Harbert ครอบคลุมการดำรงตำแหน่งที่ Apptio, Qumulo และล่าสุดคือ Tanium ในขณะทำงานอยู่ที่ Apptio เขามีส่วนสำคัญในการเติบโตของบริษัทตั้งแต่ช่วงเริ่มต้น ผ่านการเสนอขายหุ้น และจนถึงการขายที่มีมูลค่า 2 พันล้านดอลลาร์ในปี 2019 ให้กับบริษัทนอกตลาด

นอกจากการเป็นผู้นำองค์กรการตลาดระดับโลกแล้ว เขายังนำทีมที่รับผิดชอบในการพัฒนามาตรฐานและแนวทางปฏิบัติที่ดีที่สุดที่ผ่านการตรวจสอบแล้ว เพื่อช่วยผู้บริหารด้านไอทีในการสื่อสารต้นทุน คุณภาพ และคุณค่าของการลงทุนด้านไอทีให้กับคู่ค้าทางธุรกิจของพวกเขา ซึ่งเป็นการสร้างหมวดหมู่และชุมชนใหม่ที่มีผู้นำด้านไอทีนับพันคน

“แนวทาง DevOps ที่เป็นเอกลักษณ์ของ Delphix ต่อปัญหาด้านความปลอดภัยและการปฏิบัติตามข้อกำหนดที่ทันสมัยนั้นเป็นการพลิกโฉมธุรกิจในทุกภาคส่วน” Harbert กล่าว “โซลูชันของเราปลดล็อกพลังของข้อมูลและขับเคลื่อนนวัตกรรมสำหรับบางแบรนด์ระดับโลกที่ใหญ่ที่สุด ผมตื่นเต้นที่จะได้เป็นผู้นำทีมการตลาดที่ Delphix และสร้างโอกาสในการแบ่งปันเรื่องราวที่น่าสนใจของลูกค้า เพิ่มความตระหนักในแบรนด์ของเรา และทำให้แน่ใจว่า CIO และผู้นำด้านการพัฒนาแอปพลิเคชันทุกคนจะยอมรับแพลตฟอร์มข้อมูล Delphix DevOps”

Harbert เป็นผู้บริหารที่ได้รับการแต่งตั้งคนล่าสุดของ Delphix หลังจากมีข่าวว่า David McJannett, CEO ของ HashiCorp ได้เข้าร่วมคณะผู้บริหาร Tammi Warfield ได้เข้าร่วมเป็นรองประธานอาวุโสฝ่ายความสำเร็จของลูกค้า Steve Barrett ได้เข้าร่วมเป็นรองประธานอาวุโสฝ่ายปฏิบัติการระหว่างประเทศ และ Pritesh Parekh ได้เข้าร่วมเป็น หัวหน้าเจ้าหน้าที่ความเชื่อถือและความปลอดภัย และรองประธานฝ่ายวิศวกรรม

เกี่ยวกับ Delphix
Delphix เป็นบริษัทข้อมูลชั้นนำในอุตสาหกรรมสำหรับ DevOps

ข้อมูลนั้นสำคัญอย่างยิ่งต่อการทดสอบการเปิดตัวแอปพลิเคชัน การปรับให้ทันสมัย​ การปรับใช้ระบบคลาวด์ และโปรแกรม AI/ML เราจัดเตรียมแพลตฟอร์มข้อมูล DevOps แบบอัตโนมัติสำหรับแอปพลิเคชันระดับองค์กรทั้งหมด Delphix จะปกปิดข้อมูลเพื่อความเป็นส่วนตัว รักษาความปลอดภัยข้อมูลจาก Ransomware และมอบข้อมูลเสมือนจริงที่มีประสิทธิภาพสำหรับ CI/CD

แพลตฟอร์มของเราประกอบด้วย DevOps API ที่จำเป็นสำหรับการจัดเตรียม รีเฟรช ย้อนดู ผสานรวม และควบคุมเวอร์ชันของข้อมูล บริษัทชั้นนำ เช่น UKG, Choice Hotels, J.B. Hunt และ Fannie Mae ใช้ Delphix เพื่อเร่งการเปลี่ยนแปลงทางดิจิทัล สำหรับข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม โปรดไปที่ www.delphix.com หรือติดตามเราได้ที่ LinkedInTwitter และ Facebook

สำหรับรายละเอียดเพิ่มเติม โปรดติดต่อ:
Aarthi Rayapura
ผู้อำนวยการ กองบรรณาธิการและเนื้อหา

Solarisbank selects Feedzai as Risk Management Partner

Two fintech Unicorns join forces to shape the future of financial services and democratize access to banking in Europe

AMSTERDAM, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Feedzai, the world’s leading cloud-based financial risk management platform, and Solarisbank AG, Europe’s leading Banking-as-a-Service platform, announced today at Money20/20 Europe a multi-year partnership. The pioneering companies have joined forces to reshape banking, combining the trailblazing transformation that comes with Banking-as-a-Service with the risk management and security that is expected from financial institutions – all while preserving the customer experience. Importantly, the flexibility of Feedzai’s risk management solution means they can scale as Solarisbank grows, helping the company to keep up with a regulatory and geo-political landscape that is in a constant state of flux as well as more comprehensively protect customers from threats.

Solarisbank enables any company to offer financial services via APIs while easing the technical and regulatory complexities of banking. With this new partnership, Solarisbank is leveraging Feedzai’s proprietary technology which enables them to apply an effective risk management which is in line with respective law requirements.

“We were drawn to Feedzai’s depth and breadth of experience in helping various banks fight financial crime,” said Roland Folz, CEO of Solarisbank. “Using Feedzai’s financial risk management platform we can bridge an important gap within the industry to deliver the best experience, both in terms of customer ease of use and protection from financial risk.”

Solarisbank joins an elite list of customers that use the fully packaged Feedzai Solutions that can assess risk for single and cross-channel transactions in an agile and easy-to-deploy way.

“We are excited to be part of Solarisbank’s growth journey by providing a best-in-class risk management tool that will be further protecting its tech-savvy customer base,” said Nuno Sebastiao, CEO of Feedzai. “A growing number of financial institutions are looking for cutting edge financial risk management technologies wrapped around a digital-first evolution approach. Solarisbank is leading this new wave of financial institutions that are unlocking the full power of the cloud.”

Solarisbank evaluated several solutions available in the market. Among the key differentiators that contributed to the decision of implementing Feedzai’s technology are:

  • Flexibility in handling the financial risk of a growing heterogeneous customer base while being able to make changes in a self-service fashion
  • Configurable Risk Levels: the ability to apply an effective risk-based approach during transactions monitoring
  • Flexible SSR (self-service rules): the provision to work on rules independently

In addition to Feedzai’s flexible technology, scalability played an important role in order to match Solaris growth projections for the years to come.

About Solarisbank

Solarisbank is Europe’s leading Banking-as-a-Service platform. As a technology company with a full German banking license, Solarisbank enables other companies to offer their own financial services both rapidly and compliantly. Using our simple APIs, we enable partners to integrate Solarisbank’s modular banking services directly into their own product offering at a much more efficient cost. The platform offers digital bank accounts and payment cards, identification and lending services, digital assets, including custody and brokerage, as well as services provided by integrated third-party providers. In 2021, Solarisbank launched in France, Italy, and Spain to offer local IBANs, providing access to local financial ecosystems in Europe’s four largest markets. Headquartered in Berlin, over 450 Solarians representing over 60+ nationalities are working together to transform the financial services industry.

About Feedzai
Feedzai is the market leader in safeguarding global commerce with today’s most advanced cloud-based risk management platform, powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. Feedzai is securing the transition to a cashless world while enabling digital trust in every transaction and payment type. The world’s largest banks, processors, and retailers trust Feedzai to protect trillions of dollars and manage risk while improving the customer experience for everyday users, without compromising privacy. Feedzai is a Series D company and has raised $282M to date with a current valuation of well over $1.5B. Its technology protects 800 million people in 190 countries. For more information, visit feedzai.com.

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Sinch extends leadership in conversational messaging through acquisition of MessengerPeople

Stockholm, Sweden – September 22, 2021 – Sinch AB (publ), a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MessengerPeople, a leading German software-as-as-service platform for conversational messaging. Sinch will pay a total enterprise value of EUR 48 million, with a total cash consideration of EUR 33.6 million and EUR 14.4 million paid in the form of new shares in Sinch. Using yesterday’s EUR/SEK exchange rate of 10.18, this corresponds to an enterprise value of SEK 489 million.

Founded in Munich in 2015, MessengerPeople offers a cloud-based software suite that makes it easy for businesses to engage with their customers via messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram and Apple Business Chat (iMessage). A pioneer in its field, MessengerPeople was amongst the very first innovators to recognize the potential of next generation messaging channels and build software tools for businesses to leverage these capabilities. More than 700 businesses use MessengerPeople applications to engage with their customers, and around 80% of these businesses are based in the DACH region.

“I’m very impressed with the MessengerPeople team and their success in bringing innovative products to market. Most businesses have yet to discover the benefits of conversational messaging, and together we are superbly placed to win in this market as uptake now begins to accelerate”, comments Oscar Werner, CEO of Sinch.

With easy-to-use applications that are designed for business users, MessengerPeople complements Sinch’s API-based offering for larger enterprises and channel partners. The MessengerPeople platform is particularly well-suited for pre-sales and customer care, which accounts for around 85 percent of current volumes. Monetization is based primarily on subscriptions and monthly active users, through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, rather than on transaction volumes.

MessengerPeople serves businesses across a broad range of verticals such as eCommerce, Automotive, Public Authorities, and Media. Current customers include travel & tourism leader TUI, e-commerce specialist Women’s Best, and the state government of Telangana, India. In the year ending December 2021, MessengerPeople is expected to generate revenues of EUR 5.1 million, Gross Profit of EUR 4.5 million, and Adjusted EBITDA of EUR 0.6 million. Underlying revenue growth compared to the previous year is expected to reach 35 percent. The company has around 40 employees and is based in Munich, Germany.

The acquisition builds on Sinch’s ongoing organic investments and previous acquisitions in next-generation, conversational messaging. Integration cost is estimated to SEK 16 million over 12 months, with targets centered on cross-sales, accelerated geographic expansion, and product integration with Sinch’s communication APIs and related Sinch applications.

“Mobile messaging is simple, quick and interactive – and used by people all over the world. Empowering businesses to use messaging is a tremendous market opportunity, and teaming up with Sinch gives us the size to pursue it on a global scale”, comments Franz Buchenberger, founder & CEO of MessengerPeople.

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter 2021 and will be financed with a combination of new Sinch shares and Sinch’s available cash at hand. Sinch has a financial target to maintain net debt/adjusted EBITDA below 3.5x over time. As of Q2 2021, the company had a net cash position, with net debt/adjusted EBITDA of -9.6x, in anticipation of upcoming transactions. Taking into consideration the expected, upcoming payment for Inteliquent and MessageMedia, pro forma Net debt/Adj EBITDA is 2.6x. All else equal, the acquisition of MessengerPeople increases Sinch’s pro forma net debt/EBITDA by 0.1x to 2.7x.


A conference call for analysts and investors will take place today, September 22, at 14.00 CEST. The live webcast will be available at investors.sinch.com/webcast, where it will also be possible to ask questions. To participate by phone, please dial in a few minutes before the call to ensure that you are connected.

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Presentation materials are available at https://investors.sinch.com.

For further information, please contact

Thomas Heath
Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Investor Relations
Mobile: +46 722 45 50 55
E-mail: investors@sinch.com

Ola Elmeland
Investor Relations
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E-mail: investors@sinch.com

About Sinch

Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice and video. Sinch is a trusted software provider to mobile operators, and its platform powers business-critical communications for many of the world’s largest companies. Sinch has been profitable and fast-growing since its foundation in 2008. It is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has local presence in more than 40 countries. Shares are traded at NASDAQ Stockholm: XSTO:SINCH. Visit us at sinch.com.

About MessengerPeople

MessengerPeople is one of the pioneers in the field of messaging services and a leading software-as-a-service provider for communication via messaging apps. The innovative Messenger Communication Platform enables companies to communicate professionally with customers via WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram Messaging, Apple Business Chat, Telegram, Viber, Notify, and Webchat. With the MessengerPeople solution, over 700 companies worldwide – and over 20 million end users – have already taken advantage of messaging platforms as a means of communication between companies and customers. Find out more at messengerpeople.com.


Handelsbanken Capital Markets is acting as financial advisor and K&L Gates LLP as legal advisor to Sinch in the transaction.

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