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LONDON & BOSTON & LAGOS, Nigeria-Wednesday, March 8th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced it has acquired a minority equity interest in Interswitch, an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Helios Investment Partners will remain the majority shareholder of Interswitch.

Founded in 2002, Interswitch is active across the entire payments value chain. A recognized leader in the payments space in Nigeria, the company owns and operates the country’s principal domestic debit card scheme, Verve, as well as serves as a third-party transaction processor for many of Nigeria’s largest banks. In addition, the company offers a number of B2B electronic payment services to public and private sector organizations and businesses, including government entities, hospitals, telecommunications companies and util ... Read more »

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 SPI/FILMBOX will bring up to 10 HD channels to Latin America through SES’s NSS-806 satellite


LUXEMBOURG-Tuesday, March 7th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), the world-leading satellite operator, announced today that it has signed a multi-year capacity agreement with SPI International/FILMBOX Channels Group, a global media company that operates more than 30 TV channels, to support the company’s expansion in Latin America and distribute its HD channels in the region.

SPI will extend its reach in Latin America thanks to the C-band capacity of NSS-806, which covers the entire region in one single beam and is capable of reaching about 90% of all pay TV subscribers in South America. SPI will broadcast its premium content to cable operators and DTH providers from the U.S, bringing up to 10 HD channels to the region: FightBox HD, FashionBox HD, DocuBox HD, Fast&FunBox HD, 360TuneBox HD, Fil ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, March 7th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management, has announced the opening of registration for the inaugural edition of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management (HBM AIPM).

The Award with total prize money of about AED2 million (US$550,000), aims to identify, reward, encourage, promote and enable innovation in project management by compiling an innovative project management methodology, creating a database for best practices and business models in project management, providing a platform for sharing innovative ideas and offering training on project management skills. It targets the international business community, including specialists and experts in project management, individua ... Read more »

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LUXEMBOURG-Friday, March 3rd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Luxembourg Government and the Tokyo-based space robotics company ispace Inc. announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the context of the SpaceResources.lu initiative with focus on developing miniaturized technology to discover, map, and utilize resources on the Moon. The governmental SpaceResources.lu initiative aims to promote and support the commercial use of resources gathered from celestial bodies such as asteroids or from the Moon.

Within the framework of this MoU, ispace intends to focus, through its European office based in Luxembourg, on business development, R&D and on several key technical services, including payload development, engineering and integration. For its part, Luxembourg contributes by providing funding through national R&D grants or programs of the European Space Agency (ESA) to co-fund relevant research and development activities ... Read more »

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BANGALORE, India & EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.-Friday, March 3rd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has been positioned as a “Leader” in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for SAP® Application Services, EMEA. The report, authored by Gilbert van der Heiden, Neil Barton and Fabio Di Capua, was published on 31 January, 2017.

The Magic Quadrant report by Gartner is focused on the full life cycle of SAP application services, spanning project-based implementation and multi-year application management services (AMS). The report evaluated 19 different software vendors on 15 criteria and placed Wipro in the “Leaders" quadrant. The full report is available here.

Elaborating on Wipro's vision and focus on SAP application services, Hiral Chandrana, Senior Vice President and Global ... Read more »

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