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Axon Technologies and Keyrus Announce Strategic Partnership to Elevate Cybersecurity Business

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Keyrus Acquires Minority Stake in Axon Technologies, adding Axon’s Cybersecurity Portfolio to Keyrus Solutions, and Expanding Keyrus Reach across Middle East and Africa
PARIS and DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 27, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In a significant development in the cybersecurity sector, Keyrus, an international leader in data intelligence and digital transformation, has announced the acquisition of a minority stake in Axon Technologies, a premier provider of cybersecurity services based in Dubai, UAE. This strategic investment marks a major milestone in Keyrus’ cybersecurity strategy, signalling an ambitious step towards establishing a global cybersecurity powerhouse.

Strategic Expansion and Enhanced Cybersecurity Solutions
The collaboration between Keyrus and Axon Technologies is set to revolutionize the cybersecurity landscape in the Middle East and Africa, particularly with Keyrus’ entry into the lucrative Saudi Arabian market. This move enables Keyrus to pursue its investment in a newly formed cybersecurity business, offering enhanced data security solutions to both existing and new clients.
Eric Cohen, Founder and CEO of Keyrus, expressed his enthusiasm: “This investment in Axon Technologies marks a significant step in our cybersecurity strategy. We’re embarking on an exciting journey to amplify our cybersecurity capabilities and establish a world-class global player in this domain. Axon Technologies’ innovative approach to consulting and managed services aligns perfectly with our vision and culture. We eagerly anticipate integrating Axon into our ecosystem to bolster our cybersecurity solutions and address the digital security challenges of our clients.”
Hadi Hosn, CEO of Axon Technologies, also shared his thoughts: “This partnership marks a new era for Axon Technologies, propelling us further in our mission to protect organizations from cyber threats. We admire the Keyrus vision and believe that our combined strengths will lead to disruptive data and cybersecurity solutions, addressing critical challenges in digital identity, application security, API, and data security across various environments and industries.”
Hadi Darwiche, Chairman of DIV Capital & Co-founder of Axon Technologies: “It’s gratifying to see Axon Technologies grow from a concept into a key player in the cybersecurity field. With Keyrus joining forces with us, we anticipate a period of sustained growth, leveraging our combined experience and established reputations. We are confident that together, Axon Technologies will continue to extend its market presence and deliver top-tier solutions.”
Comprehensive Cybersecurity Portfolio and Global Reach
In a relatively short period, Axon Technologies, founded in 2020, has emerged as a beacon of excellence and innovation in the cybersecurity field, demonstrating remarkable growth and agility in its operations. With a revenue of $3.2 million USD in 2023 and a projected substantial increase of the activities, it represents a testament to its robust business model, exceptional service delivery, and the trust clients place in Axon Technologies. The team made of 30 dedicated professionals is its most valuable asset. Axon Technologies commits to growing its team, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning.
Axon Technologies, renowned for its expertise in cybersecurity, will now be able to leverage Keyrus global presence and capabilities. With headquarters in Dubai and a significant footprint in the Middle East, Europe and Africa, Axon Technologies is well-positioned to monitor threats and support client cybersecurity programs across these regions effectively. With the backing of Keyrus’s global network, Axon Technologies is poised for unprecedented growth and are dedicated to setting new standards in the cybersecurity landscape.
The partnership is also expected to enhance the offerings of both companies. Axon Technologies’ expertise in Data Security, Cloud Security, DevSecOps and Managed Security Services aligns seamlessly with the Keyrus strategic objectives in digital, data, AI and cloud transformation initiatives.
About Axon Technologies
Axon Technologies offers comprehensive cybersecurity services including consulting, managed security services, engineering, and testing. The company is a leader in addressing critical infrastructure customers’ cybersecurity needs, from strategic consulting to hands-on management and technical security engineering support and managed security services, ensuring a robust and comprehensive approach to cybersecurity. The company’s service portfolio includes:
Technical Security Consulting & Advisory: Guidance and expertise for technical cybersecurity programs.Advanced Security Testing: Rigorous cybersecurity testing across the environment to identify and address vulnerabilities.Security Engineering & Architecture: Designing and implementing robust security architectures across on-premises and cloud environments.Managed Security Services: Ongoing management and support of cybersecurity operations. About Keyrus
Keyrus, an international player in the consulting and technology sectors and a specialist in data and digital technology, is dedicated to helping enterprises take advantage of the data and digital paradigm to enhance their performance, facilitate and accelerate their transformation, and generate new drivers of growth and competitiveness.
Placing innovation at the heart of its strategy, Keyrus develops a value proposition that is unique in the market and centred around five major service groups, each comprised of multiple solutions:
Automation and Artificial IntelligenceHuman-Centric Digital ExperienceData and Analytics enablementCloud and SecurityBusiness transformation and InnovationBuilding on the combined expertise of more than 3,500 employees active across 27 countries and 4 continents, Keyrus is one of the leading international experts in data, consulting and technology.
Keyrus is listed on Euronext Growth Paris. (ALKEY – ISIN Code: FR0004029411 – Reuters: KEYR.PA – Bloomberg: ALKEY: FP).
About DIV Capital
DIV Capital, originally starting as a family office, now operating as a strategic investment holding firm, specializing in bespoke advisory services. The firm focuses on fortifying family capital through comprehensive offerings that encompass support for early-stage enterprises, strategic asset allocation, and robust governance infrastructure development. The firm operates out of Geneva and Dubai and provides three core services:
Family Asset Support: Tailored support to construct an asset allocation that meets wealth goals.Family Financial Sponsorship: Reinforcement for family-operated businesses, aimed at fostering enduring value creation.Governance and Reporting: Consultation on governance frameworks and the enhancement of reporting standards for comprehensive asset oversight.Forward Looking Statements
Some of the statements in this press release may be forward-looking statements or statements of future expectations based on currently available information. Such statements are naturally subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors such as the development of general economic conditions, future market conditions, unusual catastrophic loss events, changes in the capital markets and other circumstances may cause the actual events or results to be materially different from those anticipated by such statements. Axon Technologies, Keyrus or DIV Capital do not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or updated status of such statements. Therefore, in no case whatsoever will the companies and the affiliate companies be liable to anyone for any decision made or action taken in conjunction with the information and/or statements in this press release or for any related damages.
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Clario awarded SAS Global Service Provider Partner of the Year

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This award recognizes Clario’s commitment to delivering the levels of excellence and innovation required to ensure data integrity in clinical trials.
Clario receives award for its broad endpoint technology solutions and scientific expertise, which together enhance data integrity and regulatory compliance for its customers.Clario’s services, combined with SAS® analytics solutions, set a new benchmark in data management, underscoring the value Clario brings to its customers.Coupled with Clario’s support of 62% of last year’s FDA approvals and the two recent data security certifications, these accomplishments emphasize its significant contribution to healthcare research advancements.PHILADELPHIA, April 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Clario, a healthcare research and technology company that delivers the leading endpoint technology solutions for clinical trials, today announced it has been awarded the 2024 SAS Global Service Provider Partner of the Year for delivering superior value to its customers. SAS, a leader in data and AI, celebrated the recipients of its annual partner awards at SAS Innovate, its flagship event for business leaders, technical users and SAS Partners. This award recognizes Clario’s commitment to excellence and innovation, which together ensure that the clinical trial data Clario delivers to its customers meets stringent data integrity standards and global regulatory compliance requirements.

Clario has consistently demonstrated its expertise in developing and integrating advanced technological solutions to meet the evolving clinical trial needs of its customers. Clario’s services, combined with SAS technology, standardize clinical data for regulatory compliance purposes. This standardization streamlines the regulatory review process, ensures data integrity, and facilitates compliance with regulatory standards set by entities such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
“We are honored to be recognized as the SAS Global Service Provider Partner of the Year. This award reaffirms our commitment to leading the way in innovative technological solutions for high-quality and more consistent clinical trials for our customers around the world,” said Jay Ferro, Chief Information, Technology and Product Officer at Clario. “Having supported 62% of the FDA approvals last year, along with our recent data security milestones ISO 27001:2022 certification and SOC2 Type II attestation, Clario is powering the advancement of healthcare research, ensuring we meet the highest standards in data management.”
Clario’s broadest endpoint technological solutions and its partnership with SAS address the challenges of data management in healthcare research. This collaboration not only ensures data integrity and streamlines regulatory processes but also underscores the value it brings to its customers.
For more information on Clario and its clinical trial data management platform, please visit Clario.com.
About Clario
Clario is a leading healthcare research and technology company that generates the highest quality clinical evidence for our pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device partners. We offer comprehensive evidence-generation solutions that combine eCOA, cardiac safety, medical imaging, precision motion, and respiratory endpoints.
Clario’s science, technology, and operational experts have helped deliver over 26,000 trials and contributed to over 800 regulatory approvals in more than 100 countries. For more than 50 years, we have provided deep scientific expertise and the broadest endpoint technologies to help transform lives around the world.
Clario Media Contact:Alexis NavratilCommunications [email protected]
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Clarivate Acquires Global QMS, Inc., Expanding Life Sciences & Healthcare Segment into New Markets

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Acquisition supports critical client workflow and reporting needs with proprietary SaaS platform, automating regulatory report authoring and compliance across manufacturing operations, supply chain and quality management
LONDON, April 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Clarivate Plc (NYSE:CLVT) a leading global provider of transformative intelligence, today announced that it has acquired Global QMS, Inc., known as Global Q, a provider of cloud-based solutions that enable life sciences clients to automate regulatory reporting and compliance management. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Global Q supports leading pharma, medtech and biotech companies by providing comprehensive access to linked and standardized workflow-ready data via its SaaS platform, Optiqs360 Digital™. The platform includes MediGPT – WorkCenter™ and MediGPT – IntelliWriter™, solutions that provide clients with interconnected data visibility and common user interfaces, across internal and external sources of record. The tools support the complex workflows and reporting needs of clinical, regulatory, product lifecycle and quality management professionals, significantly streamlining annual product reviews, medical device reports and supply chain insights. 
Clarivate brings together connected data, deep expertise and intelligence solutions to empower life sciences and healthcare companies to deliver safe, effective and commercially successful treatments to patients faster. The acquisition of Global Q bolsters a robust integrated platform of life science intelligence solutions from pre-clinical and clinical offerings and further expands Clarivate capabilities in manufacturing and supply chain management to include regulatory report authoring and compliance management. The workflow and reporting capabilities of Global Q complement the Clarivate Cortellis Generics Intelligence solution for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) tracking. The addition of these cloud-based solutions will serve to embed Clarivate into critical client workflows and enable the expansion of Clarivate services into new markets.
Henry Levy, President, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Clarivate, said: “Clarivate continues to explore, develop and integrate next-generation workflow automation software that streamlines and digitizes manual workflows. The acquisition of Global Q builds on our strategy to deliver solutions that empower our clients to advance treatments that improve patient lives. The combined expertise, data and technologies of Clarivate and Global Q will help to address the client need for connected data to support complex analyses and evidence-based decisions in the life sciences.”
Mitch Hayes, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Global QMS, Inc., said: “The acquisition of Global Q by Clarivate reinforces our joint missions to help global organizations obtain profound insights and efficiencies in bringing life-saving therapies to their patients worldwide. The combined business will further the vision of putting contextually aware intelligence directly into our customers’ workflows and facilitating their daily tasks in ways never before possible.”
Life sciences professionals responsible for new product development, manufacturing and regulatory compliance are looking to connect the dots across multiple data points to accelerate their treatment and prevention efforts and realize better patient health outcomes. Harmonized and connected data sources can address the industry need for content authoring automation spanning multiple systems and workflows. The acquisition of Global Q enables Clarivate to seamlessly tap into the digital thread market, allowing for proprietary data and insights gleaned from Clarivate solutions to frictionlessly be integrated into customer workflows.
Following the successful acquisition and integration of companies, including Decision Resources Group (DRG), Bioinfogate, Patient Connect, Dialog (part of ProQuest) and IP from MotionHall, the acquisition of Global Q further demonstrates the continuing investment by Clarivate in high-value data, analytics and innovative technology paired with deep subject matter and technical expertise within its Life Sciences and Healthcare segment.
As a trusted partner in shaping the future of healthcare, Clarivate proactively addresses industry demands through intelligence platforms that connect data and use AI and advanced analytics to revolutionize patient engagement, overcome access barriers and fulfill unmet needs. The complementary solutions of Clarivate and Global Q will better position the company in a market that favors innovative tech-enabled providers with end-to-end capabilities and unique market-leading data sets.
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About Clarivate Clarivate™ is a leading global provider of transformative intelligence. We offer enriched data, insights & analytics, workflow solutions and expert services in the areas of Academia & Government, Intellectual Property and Life Sciences & Healthcare. For more information, please visit www.clarivate.com 
About Global QMS, Inc.Global QMS, Inc., known as Global Q, is a provider of a cloud-based intelligent workflow platform that gives our customers an interconnected workspace that allows them to have a composite view of all their product data (“digital threads”), including internal R&D, post market, regulatory, manufacturing, and others, as well as external feeds and real-world data.
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9fin grows leadership team with VP Content promotion

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9fin has bolstered its senior leadership team with an internal promotion for a newly created VP Content positionThe promotion demonstrates the strong bench of leadership talent at 9fin and will ensure the company’s content offering continues to be best in classThe company continues to expand with open roles in its US and UK officesNEW YORK, April 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — 9fin (https://9fin.com/), a news and analytics platform for debt capital markets, has announced the promotion of Will Caiger-Smith to VP Content, as the business continues to scale rapidly across Europe and the US.

Will was previously 9fin’s US Managing Editor. In his new VP Content role, he joins Jen Speirs, who was promoted to VP Operations last year, in the company’s growing leadership team.
Both VP positions have global mandates and demonstrate 9fin’s continued investment in people and its commitment to rapidly progressing talented leaders within the business.
As VP Content, Will directs all news and analytics across the editorial, credit, legal and ESG teams. The promotion comes as 9fin has expanded from its core leveraged finance coverage into private credit, distressed debt, and structured credit (CLOs) across Europe and the US. These new verticals further the company’s mission to be the #1 provider of data, news and analytics globally across debt capital markets.
Will continues to report directly to 9fin’s CEO and co-founder Steven Hunter.
Will Caiger-Smith commented:
“I joined 9fin because I believed the company and its founders had the vision and technology to build the comprehensive debt intelligence platform the market needs,” said Will. “In my two and a half years at this company, that belief has only intensified. I’m delighted to be driving forward the content side of the business.”
Steven Hunter, CEO and co-founder of 9fin, said:
“I’ve been incredibly impressed by Will’s contributions to scaling 9fin in just a couple of years. He opened and scaled our US office from scratch and has built a world-class team. I am delighted to see him promoted into a new expanded role and join Jen as part of our VP level leadership. I am excited to work with them both to take 9fin to the next level”
About 9fin
9fin is the faster, smarter way to find intelligence on leveraged credit. Our AI-powered data and analytics platform centralises everything that’s needed to analyse a credit or win a mandate in one place, helping subscribers win business, outperform their peers, and save time. 9fin is trusted by the largest asset managers in the world, leading law firms and advisers  in debt capital markets, and nine of the top 10 investment banks.
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