Sphera, a Chicago, IL-based provider of Integrated Risk Management software and information services with a focus on Environmental Health & Safety, Operational Risk and Product Stewardship, is to acquire thinkstep, a Stuttgart, Germany-based software and consulting services company that specializes in Corporate Sustainability and Product Stewardship.


Zambon, an Italian multinational pharmaceutical company, acquired Breath Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative inhalation therapy for Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome (BOS), for € 140m (up to total € 500m subject to regulatory and sales milestones).


3B Scientific, a manufacturer and marketer of anatomical and biological education and simulation products for science, healthcare and patient education, acquired Excellus Technologies, Inc. dba Cardionics, a leader in Auscultation Simulation products.


Digital payments giant Visa (NYSE: V) acquired Payworks, a Munich, Germany-based provider of payment gateway software for the Point of Sale (POS).


Syndigo, a Chicago, IL-based provider of verified product content syndication services, and a portfolio company of The Jordan Company, acquired WiseBase, an innovative product content and technology company with clients across Europe.

compana software

Compana, a German provider of recruitment software solutions for the temporary staffing sector and other verticals with complex recruiting requirements, received an investment from The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm.