Vrij Nederland continues independently

WPG Publishers has bid farewell to the magazine Vrij Nederland, which will continue independently. Sander Heijne has been appointed the new editor-in-chief as of April 1, 2024. Vrij Nederland will collaborate with Pakhuis de Zwijger. We advised WPG Publishers.

Roularta Media Nederland acquires WPG Media

Roularta Media Nederland acquires WPG Media, including the magazine brands Happinez, Psychologie Magazine and Yoga by Happinez. We advised WPG Uitgevers on this M&A transaction.

Roundcube Holding acquires Bugs Business

Roundcube Holding, the parent company of CCS and Paston, has acquired Bugs Business. Bugs Business is a leading software partner specializing in providing modern front-office portals for customers and employees of insurers, distribution partners and stockbrokers. The strategic acquisition of Bugs Business, which will continue to operate as an independent organization, enables Roundcube Holding to expand its leadership in the insurtech sector with innovative solutions in the front-office domain. Olym advised Roundcube Holding on this acquisition.

Intrinsic ID acquired by Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) has acquired Intrinsic ID, a leading provider of Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) IP used in the design of system-on-chips (SoCs). Intrinsic ID is a spin-out of Royal Philips Electronics. We advised the company and its selling shareholders including Prime Ventures and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.

MoonPay Joins Forces with Onramper

We advised Onramper on their strategic transaction with industry leader MoonPay which will democratize access to cryptocurrencies worldwide. Onramper is a leading fiat-to-crypto payments aggregator. The collaboration is set to offer MoonPay’s clients a comprehensive solution to optimize conversion rates across various regions.

Boss Transport acquires Datrans Transport

Boss Transport has acquired Datrans Nederland BV and Datrans GmbH with the aim of increasing transport to Switzerland. Boss Transport transports through countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Italy and the Benelux. We advised Boss Transport on this acquisition.

Marketer acquires Moving Digital

Marketer has acquired the Dutch proptech company Moving Digital. Moving Digital specializes in digital marketing solutions for the existing homes market, offering services such as lead generation, campaign automation, performance and analytics, and sustainability reports. We advised the selling shareholders of Moving Digital on this transaction.

GEMA acquires a majority stake in SoundAware Group

GEMA has acquired a majority stake in the SoundAware Group, an established provider of digital services for recognizing music, events, and media content, with its own industry-leading music recognition technology (MRT). The companies in SoundAware Group will continue to operate independently under the umbrella of GEMA. Olym advised the lead selling shareholder in this transaction.

Sale Sooqr to Spotler Group

Spotler Group, a company that has invested in building and developing a portfolio of leading digital marketing and communications technologies that simplify the complexity of multi-channel marketing, sales and customer service, has acquired Sooqr, a company that has an all-in-one conversion suite of tools for site search, recommendations and merchandising. By joining the Spotler Group, Sooqr will further enhance the personalised eCommerce capabilities of Squeezely, another company that Spotler Group bought in 2021. By bringing together Sooqr and Squeezely’s capabilities, the Spotler Group aims to create an emerging all-in-one Customer Data Experience Platform (CDXP). This will enable retailers to leverage insight into customer behaviour, preferences and buying patterns to personalise the end-to-end shopping experience and improve customer engagement, conversion rates and revenue, all in the same platform. Olym advised the selling shareholders on this transaction.