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Greenberg Traurig Assists VectoIQ Acquisition Corp. in $3 Billion Merger Agreement with Nikola Corporation

Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Miami office Shareholder Alan I. Annex led a team of attorneys in the firm’s representation of VectoIQ Acquisition Corp., a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in negotiating a merger agreement with Nikola Corporation, a leader in the design and development of BEV and FCEV class 8 semi-trucks. The combined company will be named Nikola Corporation and is expected to remain NASDAQ-listed under the new ticker symbol “NKLA.” The new business will focus on the development of next generation smart transportation.(PRWeb March 05, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/greenberg_traurig_assists_vectoiq_acquisition_corp_in_3_billion_merger_agreement_with_nikola_corporation/prweb16960048.htm

Savant Capital Management and Huber Financial Complete Merger; Savant is One of Chicagoland’s Largest RIAs After Closing 5th Partnership

Savant now employs nearly 70 Chicagoland employees; more than 210 total employees across the country. Firm grows to $3.1 billion AUM in Chicago region; $8.5 billion nationally. Savant is now one of the nation’s largest independent and privately owned fee-only firms(PRWeb February 19, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/savant_capital_management_and_huber_financial_complete_merger_savant_is_one_of_chicagolands_largest_rias_after_closing_5th_partnership/prweb16920381.htm

Answer Media Announces Merger With Measure Media

Answer Media and Measure Media Join to Form a Unique Digital Media Growth Company
Press Release – updated: Jan 30, 2020 11:00 CST

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 30, 2020 (Newswire.com) – ​Answer Media, a digital media and advertising technology company, announces its recent merger with Measure Media, a full-stack digital growth agency.
Measure Media’s focus has been providing growth marketing strategy and execution for brands looking to scale with digital. Combining that expertise with Answer Media’s digital media and ad technology business, SPACEMOB Studio, their award-winning film, and content production studio creates an opportunity for the company to serve brands in a way that few other firms can.
“Digital Advertising is constantly evolving. It’s crucial to continuously reinvent our business, and stay ahead of new content and advertising models,” said Loren Wilson, Founder and CEO of Answer Media. “By teaming up with Ryan and the Measure Media group, we’re strengthening our expertise in growth and digital agency services. Measure Media has built a culture around analytics and helping brands experiment with emerging technology, digital advertising channels, and conversion optimization strategies.
Answer Media has evolved into a diverse, growth-oriented digital media and advertising technology company with prior investments in SPACEMOB Studio, Capstone Entertainment, PuckerMob and Yield Nexus. This unique offering now includes a full-service content studio, owned-and-operated websites, CTV channels, a publisher network, ad-tech for optimizing ad placements, and now a full-stack digital agency. As part of the merger, the Measure Media brand will be phased out, and the Agency division of the company will operate as Answer Media going forward.
“If you’re building a brand today and trying to execute on digital, you need to be thinking like a media company,” said Riggin. “At every part of a brand’s growth funnel, there is an opportunity to leverage original content to communicate with your audience. We have built a business helping brands get good at analytics, optimization, testing, and technical implementation. The missing piece has been content. We have clients asking us daily to help them with content strategy and production. Now we have an in-house Film Studio with an amazing portfolio of work at our fingertips, as well as a Programmatic Video Advertising Platform. This adds another layer of service we can provide to brands that want to get serious about creating and distributing original content as part of their marketing model or monetization strategy. I’m excited about what that means for our clients.”
Loren Wilson, Ryan Riggin, Casey Murawski, and Matt Brummett make up the ownership group and management team of the new company. All are 20-year veterans of the ad-tech industry.
Riggin founded Measure Media in 2014, and turned it into a full-stack agency focused on digital strategy and optimization. The agency provides services for clients such as NBKC Bank, Borah Teamwear, Pie Five Pizza, and Moonlight Mattresses.
After serving as VP of Products at Inuvo where he helped grow their search network from $2 million to $30 million annually, Wilson co-founded Answer Media in 2012.
Murawski and Brummett, both veterans of ad-tech from Adknowledge Inc. and Plattform Advertising-co-founded CoreCPM, built it into a programmatic advertising service and merged with Answer Media in 2013.
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Media Contact:Melissa Witt, Marketing Director901-268-9608melissa.witt@answermedia.com
Source: Answer Media

Tech Powerhouse Merger: Tekscape Inc.'s Acquisition of Coral Vision Tech in Metropolitan IT Takeover

Press Release – updated: Jan 17, 2020 14:00 EST

NEW YORK, January 17, 2020 (Newswire.com) – NYC Managed Service Provider, and top 20 Most Promising Cybersecurity Solution Providers of 2019 (CIO Review), Tekscape Inc. officially announces the acquisition of Coral Vision Tech, a New Jersey-based MSP startup – in a unified effort to break into the virtualization market. These technology experts will be working around the clock to launch an enhanced desktop/server virtualization practice that will increase competition amongst all MSP firms in metropolitan NYC. Tekscape clients will now benefit from an enhanced first level IT support help desk (with end to end point of contact service), and more.
“[With this merger,] Everything we wanted to do with CVT, we can do with Tekscape. We now have the proper team and resources to make it happen,” says Damian Wieczorek, Sales Operations Manager at Tekscape (formerly Director of Operations at CVT).
The official date of acquisition was on Dec. 16, 2019. As of Jan. 1, CVT’s client base has been fully onboarded to Tekscape’s. The overall transition of the CVT/Tekscape merger is expected to be completed by March 1, 2020.
Beginning as a collaboration effort for a ransomware remediation project (case study available upon request), ultimately transitioned into a longtime partnership between CVT and Tekscape Inc. Prior to the acquisition, CVT had begun outgrowing their resources and Tekscape Inc had been aggressively expanding theirs, so the joint venture helped them find and secure respective missing components. “It was a no-brainer,” says Kemuel Cabey, Senior system engineer at Tekscape Inc (formerly Director of Client Services @ CVT).
This merger allows Tekscape to officially incorporate a Help Desk Support Service to their client offerings. Furthermore, Vitaly Burshteyn (Manager of Professional Services at Tekscape Inc, formerly CTO at CVT)’s specialization in DaaS (Desktop-as-a-service) and the former CVT team’s VMware expertise positions Tekscape on track to becoming a global leader in desktop virtualization.
“We’re staying true to Tekscape’s promise to be an ever-evolving company for our clients,” says Dave Smith, President and CEO of Tekscape Inc. “This is one small step towards a much bigger vision, and we have nothing but confidence in the path ahead.”
About Coral Vision Tech (CVT) – Founded with the vision to “Make Your Client Your Partner”, Coral Vision Tech incorporates a “single point of contact” Help Desk Service, allowing their engineers to familiarize themselves with each client’s unique environment. [Founders: Vitaly Burshteyn, Damian Wieczorek, Kemuel Cabey]
About Tekscape Inc. – A tailored technology solutions provider. Headquartered in Manhattan, Tekscape’s innovative approach to advanced technology solutions solidifies them as an industry leader in America’s largest city. [Founder, President and CEO: David Smith]
Media Contact:Leslie Wheeler855.835.7227marketing@tekscape.com
Source: Tekscape Inc

Wise Public Relations and Zimmerman Strategic Communications Announce Merger to Start New and Ambitious Growth Chapter

“The merger enabled us to deliver an even greater breadth of expertise and capabilities to achieve those goals by bringing enhanced value to clients, particularly those in high-touch and highly-regulated industries such as Sports, Entertainment, Cannabis, Alcohol/Beverage and FinTech.”

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 15, 2020
Wise Public Relations, Inc. (Wise PR), the integrated marketing agency, announced today that it has joined forces with industry veteran Robert Zimmerman and his boutique consultancy, Zimmerman Strategic Communications. Zimmerman will serve as Global Managing Director and Chief of Staff, responsible for overseeing Wise staff, operations, and client relations while expanding and strengthening Wise PR’s Sports, Media, Entertainment and Crisis/Reputation Management capabilities.
Both Wise and Zimmerman possess deep experience across the Cannabis, Technology, Sports, Media, Entertainment, FinTech, Crisis, and Consumer Lifestyle industries. The successful collaboration between the two companies on a number of clients over the past several years led naturally to this merger. As part of the merger, Zimmerman brings with him his client base that includes FIA Formula E and others.
“After laying a more than 12-year foundation of persistent, organic and measured growth delivering world-class marketing communications to some of the best clients, we’ve reached an inflection point,” said Harrison Wise, Founder and President of Wise Public Relations. “We are an ambitious team with our sights set on achieving market and category leadership. The merger enabled us to deliver an even greater breadth of expertise and capabilities to achieve those goals by bringing enhanced value to clients, particularly those in high-touch and highly-regulated industries such as Sports, Entertainment, Cannabis, Alcohol/Beverage and FinTech.”
“With Robert now an integral part of our senior leadership team our collective focus will be on bringing together the best strategy, tools and processes to enable our employees to deliver peak performance across, client, business & leadership goals both now and in the future,” added Wise.
“Harrison has done a fantastic job establishing Wise PR whose entrepreneurial values, creative spirit, and commitment to achieving client goals have made the company into a leading agency in key growth sectors, first with ad/marketing technology, FinTech and now in the Cannabis vertical,” said Zimmerman. “As Wise is at a new inflection point in its growth, I look forward to further building the agency’s brand, capabilities, and talent, offering clients a full-breadth of best-in-class branding, content, experiential and other integrated marketing services that will transform their businesses for the future.”
Zimmerman, who launched his consultancy in 2012, has represented such marquis clients as FIA Formula E Racing, Tough Mudder, Omnigon, Benjamin Restaurant Group, USGA, Jeff Jenkins Productions, You On Demand, Driver Digital and ACES Inc. He is also a partner in PR, Marketing and Media Czars, the online PR and Marketing community. From 2008-2012, Zimmerman served as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, PR and Public Affairs for WWE. In that role, he ran the sports entertainment giant’s global communications, public affairs, and crisis management operations, where he conceived and launched WWE’s anti-bullying initiative – “Be a S.T.A.R” – which was praised in the Congressional Record; received numerous local and state accolades, as well as recognized by PR News as one of the “Best Cause Branding Campaigns.” Prior to WWE, he held senior executive roles at leading PR agencies serving as a trusted advisor to C-level executives and has helped guide some of the world’s best-known brands, products and personalities including Howard Stern, The Wall Street Journal Weekend Edition, FOX News, Donatella and Allegra Versace, House of Blues, Jay Leno, Bacardi, HGTV, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Martin Guitars, Ziff-Davis, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Wenner Media, Michael Eisner, and Sirius XM. Zimmerman holds a BA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania.
About Wise Public Relations, Inc.Founded in 2007, everything Wise Public Relations, Inc. does is purpose-driven to meet the precise needs of a particular client. And, of course, to resonate with the client’s target audiences.
From brand development and content creation, to social engagement and media relations, every step in the marketing process is executed with an unwavering commitment to a guiding purpose: Why your brand exists. As all these capabilities serve as the connective tissue in the Wise ecosystem, it’s clear to see how each step in the integrated marketing communications process must be done with intent and purpose.
Wise works across the Sports, Media, Entertainment, Technology and Cannabis verticals and was recently named by the Observer for the second year in a row as one of the most powerful PR firms in Cannabis. Wise has offices in NYC and LA. For more information visit http://www.wisepublicrelations.com.

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Global PMI Partners Supports Merger of Nanometrics and Rudolph Technologies to Create Onto Innovation

Press Release – updated: Jan 14, 2020 08:00 CET

SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Publicly traded Nanometrics Incorporated and Rudolph Technologies, Inc. engaged Global PMI Partners to provide the acquisition integration services of IMO Mobilization to establish Onto Innovation Inc. (NYSE: ONTO).
Onto Innovation, headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, is expected to be the fourth-largest semiconductor capital equipment supplier by revenue in the U.S. and a top 15 semiconductor equipment company by revenue worldwide, based on Gartner’s most recent semiconductor wafer fab equipment market share report, released in April 2019.
​Global PMI Partners deliverables included implementing IMO MobilizationSM, a proven approach to tightly manage M&A integration, leveraging internal team members to optimize integration synergy and to reduce transaction risk.
Mike Plisinski, CEO of Onto Innovation, stated, “We are very impressed with the clarity and efficiency that IMO Mobilization brought to our merger of equals. IMO Mobilization provides a strong foundation for acquisition integration governance, process, and tools as we consider future inorganic growth.”
Rich Rogoff led integration efforts internally at Onto Innovation and Stefan Hofmeyer led the engaged Global PMI Partners’ team.
About GPMIP
Global PMI Partners is an M&A integration consulting firm, specializing in post-merger integration, that helps mid-market companies around the world by delivering exceptional consistency, speed and customized execution on the complex operational, technical and cultural issues that are so critical to M&A success.
About Onto Innovation
Onto Innovation is a leader in process control, combining global scale with an expanded portfolio of leading-edge technologies that include: 3D metrology spanning chip features from nanometer scale transistors to large die interconnects; macro defect inspection of wafers and packages; metal interconnect composition; factory analytics; and lithography for advanced semiconductor packaging. Our breadth of offerings across the entire semiconductor value chain helps our customers solve their most difficult yield, device performance, quality, and reliability issues. Onto Innovation strives to optimize customers’ critical path of progress by making them smarter, faster and more efficient. Headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Onto Innovation supports customers with a worldwide sales and service organization. Additional information can be found at www.ontoinnovation.com.
Source: Global PMI Partners