Ipreco acquires Debtdomain

ipreo-logoIpreo, a provider of market intelligence and productivity solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals, announced the acquisition of Debtdomain, a provider of web-based systems for loan syndication. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Debtdomain is a web-based system for managing the loan syndication process from pitch to agency. The solution covers deal setup, pipeline reporting, sole and joint bookrunning, and secure document distribution. Debtdomain also offers an investor CRM tool debtdomainpowered by a database of over 250,000 contacts, and integrated with bookrunning and deal sites. Debtdomain is used by over 150 leading loan market arrangers and agents. Debtdomain was founded in 2000 and has offices in New York, London, and Hong Kong.

The Debtdomain business will become part of Ipreo’s Capital Markets vertical, completing Ipreo’s offering of web-based new-issuance solutions for all types of syndicated products. Ipreo’s capital markets solutions include end-to-end bookbuilding systems, roadshow & conference management platforms, and electronic document delivery. Additionally, Ipreo’s suite of investor prospecting and CRM solutions offers comprehensive institutional contacts data and investor profiles. Ipreo is the only financial services provider to offer solutions across all asset classes including Equity, Fixed Income, Municipal bonds, and Syndicated Loans.

“Syndicated loan solutions are a natural extension of our Capital Markets business, fulfilling our goal of being able to cover all types of syndicated products,” said Scott Ganeles , CEO of Ipreo. “Debtdomain is the preeminent player in the syndicated loan space, with a strong client focus, a winning track record, and an approach to technology that is well aligned with our own.”

Debtdomain co-CEOs Sean Tai and David Levy will both be joining Ipreo’s Executive Committee and together will run the Loan Syndication business under Ipreo’s Capital Markets vertical.

USA, New York & UK, London

Adobe acquires creative social media platform Behance

adobeAdobe Systems Incorporated has acquired privately held Behance, an online social media platform that enables creatives to showcase and share their work.

According to TechCrunch, Adobe paid slightly more than $150 million in cash and stock, with certain growth goals to attain over multiple years.

“When we launched Creative Cloud earlier this year, we committed that we would give members new value on an ongoing basis.  Last week, we launched new training features, file synchronization and sharing capabilities, digital publishing services and significant updates to a number of our tools, including Photoshop,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Adobe. “Behance will play a key role in Adobe’s efforts to serve the creative world in the years to come and will accelerate our efforts to enable a more open and collaborative creative behancecommunity.”

In the last 30 days, portfolios on Behance-powered sites have received over 90 million views and today there are over 3 million projects hosted on the Behance platform.

As well as providing a showcase for creative work across industries and disciplines, Behance also powers the portfolio display for thousands of other websites around the Web, including AdWeek, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and The Smithsonian National Design Awards. As Behance has grown, it has evolved into more than a destination that creatives use to forge connections. Behance has now become a place where creative professionals also find work and market their unique skills.

Adobe plans to integrate Behance’s community and portfolio capabilities with Adobe Creative Cloud, allowing members to seamlessly create content, seek feedback, showcase their work and distribute it across devices.

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