Business Wire

Kinaxis Acquires MPO to Connect Supply Chain Planning and Real-Time Execution for Perfect Orders

Share

Kinaxis ® Inc. (TSX: KXS), the authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, announced today that it has acquired MPO, a European headquartered company that offers a unified global cloud-based SaaS platform for multi party orchestration of orders, inventory and transport. In a deal that closed on August 15, 2022, Kinaxis acquired all the shares of MPO for approximately $45 million, consisting of approximately 75 percent cash and 25 percent equity consideration. The exact amount of equity consideration will depend on the level of attainment of certain revenue and execution goals over the near term.

“Today’s more complex supply chain networks and higher customer expectations have shown the importance of outside-in thinking and improving the control of material in motion to accelerate and improve decision making. This acquisition will seamlessly activate supply chain concurrency from planning through last-mile execution,” said John Sicard, Kinaxis CEO. “We welcome the MPO team and their customers to the Kinaxis community. Uniting these two innovative platforms delivers end-to-end supply chain concurrency, visibility and knowledge across customers, suppliers, and the entire multi-enterprise business network.”

The combination of Kinaxis Rapid Response® planning and MPO’s Multi Party Orchestration execution will uniquely deliver a complete real-time picture of every order across the lifecycle – from planned commitment through ultimate delivery. Instead of treating these areas as separated teams, planners will be able to react to disruptions in transportation and dynamically respond, and logistics teams will be able to incorporate the strategic impacts of their execution activities. This full digitization will unlock supply chain agility and resiliency to improve the end-to-end customer experience, sustainability and financial outcomes for manufacturers and brand owners as well as logistics service providers.

“MPO is to supply chain execution what Kinaxis is to supply chain planning – revolutionizing the space by concurrently combining control and visibility of supply chain execution steps across business networks, into a unified cloud platform with one codebase, single user-interface and real-time optimization in a way no other vendor in the market does,” said Martin Verwijmeren CEO, who co-founded MPO with Paul van Dongen, CTO.

MPO will continue to operate as a standalone company. Sampford Advisors acted as exclusive financial advisors to Kinaxis for this acquisition. Finch Corporate Strategy Services acted as exclusive advisors to MPO.

About Kinaxis Inc.

Everyday volatility and uncertainty demand quick action. Kinaxis® delivers the agility to make fast, confident decisions across integrated business planning and the digital supply chain. People can plan better, live better and change the world. Trusted by innovative brands, we combine human intelligence with AI and concurrent planning to help companies plan for any future, monitor risks and opportunities and respond at the pace of change. Powered by an extensible, cloud-based platform, Kinaxis delivers industry-proven applications so everyone can know sooner, act faster and remove waste. For more Kinaxis news, visit Kinaxis.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

About MPO

MPO offers the world’s only natively unified cloud platform for Multi Party Orchestration. The platform complements existing enterprise systems with visibility and control, and optimizes order, inventory, and transportation across dynamic, multi-party networks. MPO helps diverse brand owners and logistics service providers embrace the increasing complexity of their global, regional, and domestic supply chains to become more flexible, agile, efficient, reliable, compliant, and sustainable to their customers. For information, please contact info@mpo.com or visit www.mpo.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements as to Kinaxis' growth opportunities and the potential benefits of, and demand for, Kinaxis’ products and services. These statements are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including our view of the relative position of Kinaxis' products and services compared to competitive offerings in the industry. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Kinaxis' actual results, performance, achievements and developments may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements. Risk factors that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or developments of Kinaxis to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements can be found in the public documents filed by Kinaxis with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Kinaxis assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.

Source: Kinaxis

To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.

Contact information

Media Relations
Jaime Cook | Kinaxis
jcook@kinaxis.com
289-552-4640

Investor Relations
Rick Wadsworth | Kinaxis
rwadsworth@kinaxis.com
613-907-7613

About Business Wire

For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.

Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Seoul Semiconductor Participates in the World’s Biggest Lighting Expo Held in Germany to Showcase its High-Efficiency & Performance LED Lighting Systems30.9.2022 11:00:00 EEST | Press release

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ: 046890), a globally recognized optical semiconductor manufacturer, takes part in ‘Light + Building 2022’ held in Frankfurt, Germany, from October 2 to 6, 2022 to unveil its high-efficiency and high-performance LED lighting solutions. This lighting festival is one of the world’s largest lighting expos attended by more than 200,000 visitors from 55 nations in the world. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220930005011/en/ [Photo] Seoul Semiconductor’s Booth for ‘Light + Building 2022’ (Photo: Business Wire) Seoul Semiconductor is expected to showcase differentiated lighting systems including ‘WICOP technology-based high-efficiency lighting solutions’ and ‘SunLike technology for reproducing natural light.’ WICOP high-efficiency lighting systems are mid- and high-power solutions that are mainly applied to landscape & horticulture lighting and street lamps. They outperform existin

Turkey is Calling Europe for Flight Trainings30.9.2022 10:30:00 EEST | Press release

Alfa Holding’s Aviation Services, Turkey’s rapidly growing private aviation services company, has met with leaders from European capitals to promote Turkey as a leading European flight training hub. Turkish civil aviation has received significant investment in recent years, developing into an important center for Europe in terms of civil aviation training. Turkey’s climate conditions and its first-rate, state-of-the-art equipped airports mean Turkey is vying with other countries to become a top aviation training hub in addition to offering other aviation-related businesses. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220930005023/en/ Turkey is calling Europe for flight trainings (Photo: Business Wire) Alfa Aviation Services Chairman of the Board Mehmet Fatih Pakır, at his recent visit to France engaged in bilateral meetings with industry peers, commenting, “We are planning to cooperate with the European civil aviation aut

Enlighted Ushers in New Era of Smart Building IoT Data and Space Intelligence30.9.2022 10:01:00 EEST | Press release

Today Enlighted, a leading proptech company, released a curated portfolio of smart IoT building solutions to create customer value and further enable sustainable enterprises across industries and geographies. According to analyst firm Verdantix1, 75% of firms will use IoT data for space utilization monitoring. The solutions announced today, part of Siemens' open business platform Xcelerator, elevate the use of IoT building data to a new level of functionality for leaders seeking to improve productivity of their operations and to reach carbon neutrality. “We anticipate our new solutions and alignment with Siemens Xcelerator business platform will enable our customers to leverage their building’s IoT and activity data to vastly improve processes and decisions around the interactions of people and their spaces,” said Stefan Schwab, CEO, Enlighted. “Additionally, we will help them further transform their real estate portfolios with a focus on long-term sustainability to meet ESG goals. ” S

L&T Technology Services Joins Hands with Qualcomm to Provide Solutions for the Global 5G Private Network Industry30.9.2022 10:00:00 EEST | Press release

L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company, today announced that it is collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to deploy end-to-end solutions for the global 5G Private Network Industry utilizing their combined core expertise in the Hi-Tech & Telecommunication domain. LTTS and Qualcomm Technologies will bring together core competencies in telecommunication solutions and services for the benefit of end-customers in the manufacturing and warehousing/logistics sector. As the demand for a connected world continues to grow rapidly, LTTS engineers are leveraging LTTS’ chip-to-cloud expertise to unleash the power of 5G and transform global manufacturing and supply chain processes. Qualcomm Technologies, an industry leader in 5G globally, is accelerating the expansion of 5G connectivity, and its end-to-end domain expertise is enabling the growth of the broader technology ecosystem spanning 5G Private Network RAN, devi

TRAWELL CO S.P.A. Confirms That Consumer Spending Is Strong in Airports Worldwide30.9.2022 09:05:00 EEST | Press release

The Board of Directors of TraWell Co S.p.A. (Euronext Growth Italia, ticker: TWL), which met yesterday afternoon, approved the consolidated half-yearly financial report as of 30 June 2022, which shows that passengers’ spending in airports is very strong. The group registered the following results for H1 2022: REVENUES of € 10.9 million, an increase of € 3.7 million (+ 52%); EBITDA equal to + € 2.0 million, up by € 2.2 million; NET PROFIT equal to + € 2.0 million, an increase of € 2.6 million. The revenues of 10.9 million euros (+ 52%) show a strong improvement of the spending environment compared to 2021. The analysis of Group’s revenues by geographical area confirms an ideal international diversification in H1 2022, with America as the first market of the Group with approximately 50% of revenues , Europe with 28% as the second market and Asia with approximately 22% of revenues. Rudolph Gentile, President and CEO of the TraWell Group: "Demand is high, and the industry is rebounding as

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom