Gartner acquires software app review channel Nubera

06 August 2015

Gartner has acquired the online business software application review channel Nubera and its flagship GetApp product for an undisclosed sum. The deal sees Gartner further invest in the company’s team, programmes and technology with the acquisition in line with the strategic needs of the firm.

Nubera was founded in 2010 and has since grown strongly from its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. The company provides a platform on which both editorial and user-generated reviews shed light on the quality and function of software and apps for business users through reviews. The service is used by millions of professionals, and has over 10,000 product reviews available that cover a wide range of product platforms, including cloud-based software, tablet apps, mobile apps and native apps. Besides providing a space in which to assess apps for potential business applications, the system also creates a framework in which developers can generate leads.

The flagship product developed by the company is GetApp, which provides a way for businesses to locate, compare and select the software that meets their unique requirements.

Gartner acquires Nubera

The software platforms offered by the company are in line with the needs of Gartner’s wider business offerings, which the firm cites as a reason for the acquisition. With the acquisition, Gartner hopes to provide its clients with an easy to use way of selecting products that suit both parties. 

Commenting on the deal, Christophe Primault, CEO of Nubera, says:  “This is an exciting time for Manuel*, me and the whole team at GetApp. We are sincerely grateful for your business and look forward to continuing to provide you with exceptional campaigns that help you to grow your business.”

* Manuel Jaffrin is the COO of Nubera.


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SQW Group purchases property-based regeneration consultancy

19 April 2019

UK consulting firm SQW Group has completed its first acquisition since it completed a management buyout in January 2019. BBP Regeneration joins the company having collaborated with SQW for more than 20 years.

Established in 1983, SQW Group now operates all over the world. Comprising SQW, Oxford Innovation, Oxford Innovation Services – one of the UK’s leading innovation centre operators – and Oxford Investment Opportunities Network, the organisation’s origins can be traced to Britain’s two ancient university cities: Oxford, through Oxford Trust founders, Martin and Audrey Wood, and Cambridge, through SQW’s work in producing The Cambridge Phenomenon.

The consultancy specialises in public policy, working with entities from the public, private and voluntary sectors to research, develop, implement and evaluate social and economic development interventions. It now employs over 250 people across regional offices in London, Oxford and Edinburgh, and provides business support to over 4,000 entrepreneurs and small businesses each year. At the start of 2019, SQW secured its independence in a management buyout, advised on by M&A experts from Liberty Corporate Finance and Penningtons Manches.

SQW Group purchases property-based regeneration consultancy

SQW has strengthened its position as a provider of services across the business spectrum with the acquisition of BBP Regeneration. Founded in 1994, the consulting firm specialises in land and property-based regeneration and growth schemes, and is a leading social and economic development consultancy. 

The two firms first worked together over 20 years ago, when SQW and BBP collaborated to develop the first Regional Economic Strategy for the South East. More recently, they developed an economic strategy for Thanet and are now working together in locations stretching from Cwmbran via Oxfordshire to London.

With the addition of BBP, SQW can now provide an integrated advisory service for organisations developing property schemes which deliver economic benefit to their local area. By joining SQW, meanwhile, BBP hopes to further enhance its ability to support clients in delivering property and place-making ambitions. 

Speaking about the deal, SQW CEO David Crichton-Miller commented, “The UK more than ever needs solutions to the challenges of places – of high streets under threat, of meeting housing delivery targets, and of both economically over-successful and economically challenged towns and cities – and the combination of SQW and BBP is uniquely suited to developing those solutions. [This deal] brings together critical and complementary services relating to places to serve our clients with leading edge and practical advice.”

Andy Smith, Director of BBP Regeneration, added, “SQW shares with BBP the same values of seeking to provide outstanding, practical, real world advice that helps get buildings built and places developed.  We greatly look forward to the opportunities that come from joining our two organisations together.”