Munich, Germany, and Novi, Mich. – 15 February 2022. Hampleton Companions, the worldwide M&A and company finance advisory agency for know-how corporations, has suggested Apostera, the market-leading supplier of AR/MR know-how for the automotive business, on its acquisition by HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. centered on linked applied sciences for automotive, shopper and enterprise markets.Miro Parizek, Founder, Hampleton PartnersApostera’s augmented actuality (AR) and blended actuality (MR) software program options will increase HARMAN’s automotive product choices and place the corporate on the forefront of automotive AR/MR expertise design. Apostera’s blended actuality answer combines Augmented Actuality, Machine Studying, Laptop Imaginative and prescient, and sensor fusion in a hardware-agnostic software program platform. Mixed with HARMAN’s digital cockpit product portfolio, these new software program options will bridge the hole between the bodily and digital worlds.Andrey Golubinskiy, CEO of Apostera, stated: “Hampleton has a well-established monitor document in autotech advisory, and as quickly as we spoke, it was clear they understood our tech stack and the place we slot into at the moment’s, and tomorrow’s, automotive worth chain. The Hampleton workforce ran a structured course of that resulted in a tie-up with the proper companion who shared a standard strategic imaginative and prescient. By becoming a member of forces with HARMAN, we will deploy quicker, at better scale and throughout a better breadth of automotive functions, wanting keenly forward as a part of a globally acknowledged, trusted automotive model.”Miro Parizek, principal companion and founder at Hampleton, commented: “Combined actuality is at a essential level within the automotive business. Apostera is on the forefront of a know-how that – even just some quick years in the past – was purely on the proof-of-concept stage. Now, Apostera is the frontrunner in commercially validated automotive MR functions which can be more and more being deployed at scale in sequence manufacturing by world OEMs.”The transaction represents one other milestone in Hampleton’s main autotech protection, following the strategic advisory to Cost-Amps, the gross sales of 2getthere and Simi to ZF Friedrichshafen, and the sale of VI-grade to Spectris plc.Miro Parizek added: “We’re proud to have suggested on this thrilling mixture between a cutting-edge European automotive start-up and the worldwide chief in automobile show options. The Apostera workforce has constructed a game-changing know-how, and I sit up for seeing them obtain even better heights along with HARMAN Worldwide.”The engagement was led by Miro Parizek, with Nicholas Milligan and Tim Stemkens supporting the transaction at Hampleton.ENDSMedia Contact:
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