Following the acquisition of Palantir Solutions by 3esi-Enersight, the company is to change its name to Aucerna. Palantir is 3esi-Enersight’s sixth acquisition in four years, the company now serves over 500 customers from 12 locations.
Bluware has opened a funding round led by EV Private Equity and Shell Ventures.
BP Ventures has invested £1.5 million in smart meter provider Voltaware as a part of its alternative energy strategy for low-carbon power, storage and digital energy. Voltaware allows businesses to track their energy demand in detail, down to individual appliances.
Total Energy Ventures and NIO Capital have signed an agreement to cooperate and invest in the Chinese mobility sector in China, notably in areas such as electric vehicles, self driving and connected vehicles other mobility services. Earlier this year Total became a founding partner of the Cathay Smart Energy Fund, which focuses on the new energy sector in China. Last year NIO’s EP9 set the lap record for an electric vehicle at Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. Watch the video .
Total has also acquired French startup WayKonect, a provider of B2B connected vehicle solutions for enterprise fleet management. The acquisition follows on Total’s 2017 launch of its fleet card service GR Analytics. WayKonnect provides secure access to vehicle data on maintenance, odometer data, fuel consumption and driver behavior. WayKonect is based in Lille, France.
Venture capitalist EQT VIII is to acquire Linux boutique Suse from Micro Focus for $2.535 billion.
First Reserve, a private equity investment firm, is to purchase Dresser Natural Gas Solutions from Baker Hughes GE. First Reserve previously owned the business for approximately 10 years when it was part of Dresser, Inc., a former First Reserve portfolio company which was sold to GE in 2011.
In a separate announcement, GE stated that it is to ‘fully separate’ from Baker Hughes, over the next two to three years. GE holds a 62.5% stake in BHGE currently valued at $23 billion.
Industrial cyber security specialist Indegy has raised $18M financing in a Series B round led by Liberty Technology Venture Capital participation from Centrica and others. The funds will be used to accelerate growth and expand global go-to-market initiatives.
PDI Software has acquired Inform Information Systems, aka FuelsPricing. The deal expands PDI’s offerings to include pricing solutions for the global retail and wholesale petroleum supply chain.
Siemens is restructuring into three operating companies, ‘Gas and Power’, ‘Smart Infrastructure and Digital Industries’ and ‘Strategic Companies’. Siemens has also acquired Mendix, a ‘low-code’ application developer, in a €600 million deal that is to accelerate adoption of MindSphere.
Water management software boutique SitePro has closed a financing round led by Cottonwood Venture Partners. SitePro’s cloud and edge based software comprises an end-to-end solution for water management, digitalizing and automating water infrastructure in the oil and gas industry. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Schlumberger has sold the marine seismic acquisition assets and operations of WesternGeco to Shearwater GeoServices. Schlumberger will receive cash consideration based on an enterprise value of $ 600 million, a 15% post-closing equity interest in Shearwater plus payments under an earn-out agreement linked to future vessel usage. An additional $50 million cash will be injected in Shearwater as working capital bringing the total transaction to $650 million, to be funded by $325 million equity and $325 million in debt financing.
SSP Innovations has acquired TC Technology, a provider of mobile solutions and services for the utility, telecom, and pipeline industries. TCT’s MIMS (mobile information management system) will extend SSP’s application suite and its ‘evolves into the era of the Esri utility network and mobile ArcGIS technology.’
WolfePak Software has acquired Conquest RT, developer of a mobile app for e-ticketing and reporting on the transport of crude oil and water. The acquisition merges WolfePak’s oil country ERP solutions with Conquest’s business operations in a ‘fully integrated’ solution for the collection, management and automation of oilfield tickets. The expanded business will serve over 1,500 oil and gas upstream and midstream companies across the US.
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