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Acquisitons: Xero/Waddle, Lifesize/Kaptivo & Hyland/Alfresco


Xero has announced the acquisition of Waddle, a cloud-based lending platform that helps small businesses access capital through invoice financing. Founded in Australia in 2014 and a Xero ecosystem partner since 2016, Waddle allows banks and fintechs to lend to small businesses by leveraging their accounting data and automating many of the manual processes involved in invoice financing.



Video meetings company Lifesize has expanded its collaboration portfolio with the acquisition of Kaptivo, which connects traditional, physical whiteboards to modern collaboration tools so that participants can brainstorm, teach, plan and draw as if everyone was in the same room. Kaptivo pairs advanced image processing software that eliminates shadows and reflections on the whiteboard with a secure, cloud-based collaboration platform. Coinciding with the acquisition, Lifesize has launched a new Kaptivo-powered digital whiteboard application that provides enhanced capabilities for remote collaboration and instruction within Lifesize video meetings.



Hot on the heels of its acquisition of Another Monday, provider of a feature-rich, end-to-end RPA software solution, content services provider Hyland has announced a definitive agreement to buy Alfresco. Headquartered in Boston, Alfresco has a cloud-native Digital Business Platform that delivers content services that connect, manage and protect organisations’ most critical information.

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