Subsequent-generation pc imaginative and prescient and biomechanics expertise firm Simi will help ZF Friedrichshafen in its improvement of recent ADAS and autonomous automobile systemsLONDON, UK & MUNICH, GERMANY, 13 Could 2019 – Hampleton Companions, the worldwide mergers and acquisitions and company finance advisory agency for expertise corporations, has suggested Simi Actuality Movement Programs GmbH, a number one developer of totally markerless video-based movement seize and evaluation software program, on its acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen, the worldwide automotive provider and front-runner in creating the subsequent technology of autonomous automobile expertise. That is the second transaction that Hampleton has closed with ZF Friedrichshafen in two months. Hampleton Companions emblem“We’re excited in regards to the alternative forward of us as we embark on this journey with ZF,” commented Pascal Ruß, CEO of Simi. “Hampleton led a structured course of and after appreciable curiosity from different events, was capable of execute an ideal take care of the optimum accomplice for us. Their excellent information of the pc imaginative and prescient area and their creativity when it comes to potential future use circumstances for our expertise, led to a complete course of with a number of “thrilling matches”. “Now, as part of a superb firm in ZF, we will’t wait to additional develop our platform. Movement is a part of what makes everybody a human, and our imaginative and prescient for capturing, monitoring and classifying this important mode of expression stays as clear because it did the day my father, Andreas Ruß, based Simi, virtually three many years in the past.”Simi will be part of a world chief in autonomous improvement, whereas ZF Friedrichshafen will add mission-critical pc imaginative and prescient programs for its autos to reinforce their security, reliability and passenger experience expertise. Simi’s expertise is ready to seize, observe and establish human movement to ultra-high precision, and is exclusive in its capacity to calculate object physics utilizing image-based programs. Ralph Hübner, sector principal, Hampleton Companions, commented: “There has by no means been a extra thrilling time for pc imaginative and prescient corporations as a number of tendencies take off near-simultaneously. Scores of industries are being reworked by movement evaluation expertise, be it in healthcare, leisure, defence, sports activities or – most prominently – in automotive.” Heiko Garrelfs, sector principal and AR/VR skilled, Hampleton Companions, added: “We’re at a expertise inflexion level, the place the imaginative and prescient the founders had over a decade in the past is shortly changing into a industrial actuality. ZF Friedrichshafen clearly has a watch to the longer term because it companions with an actual pioneer in pc imaginative and prescient programs, and we sit up for seeing the place Philip and Pascal take the corporate subsequent with such an impressive accomplice.” Miro Parizek, principal accomplice and founder, Hampleton Companions, commented: “As Hampleton Companions’ third autonomous automobile transaction in 9 months, it’s eminently clear that what was as soon as a dream in a driverless future is quickly changing into a actuality. This profitable tie-up between Simi and ZF Friedrichshafen proves as soon as once more that M&A execution experience coupled with a real and deep trade information leads to an optimum transaction final result.”The engagement was led by Ralph Hübner and Heiko Garrelfs with Nicholas Milligan supporting the transaction at Hampleton.Hampleton Companions ContactsRalph HübnerSector [email protected] +49 151 2353 0686Heiko GarrelfsSector [email protected] +49 151 2294 7522Nicholas C MilliganSenior [email protected] +44 7423 167237Media Contact – Hampleton PartnersJane [email protected] +44 789 666 8155About HampletonHampleton Companions is on the forefront of worldwide Mergers and Acquisitions advisory for corporations with expertise at their core.Hampleton’s skilled deal makers have constructed, purchased and offered over 100 fast-growing tech companies and supply hands-on experience and unrivalled worldwide recommendation to tech entrepreneurs and the businesses who wish to speed up development and maximise worth. The workforce has substantial expertise with transactions within the automotive expertise area, underscoring our understanding of the trade drivers and market dynamics.With places of work in London, Frankfurt and San Francisco, Hampleton gives a world perspective with regional and sector experience in: Automotive Tech, IoT, AI, FinTech, Excessive-Tech Industrials, Cybersecurity, VR/AR, HealthTech, Digital Advertising and marketing, Enterprise Software program, IT Providers, SaaS & Cloud, E-commerce.Obtain Hampleton’s market evaluation stories right here: Hampleton on @TeamHampleton on Fb and Twitter. About Simi Simi is a pioneer in pc imaginative and prescient software program and programs. Its flagship expertise permits for totally markerless movement seize and evaluation, requiring solely easy digital camera inputs to trace, calculate and predict an object’s movement and physics. Simi’s programs have been developed over 20 years as an organization and is headquartered in Unterschleißheim, Germany. Additional details about Simi is on the market at About ZFZF is a world chief in driveline and chassis expertise in addition to lively and passive security expertise. The corporate has a world workforce of 146,000 with roughly 230 places in some 40 international locations. In 2017, ZF achieved gross sales of €36.four billion and as such, is likely one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.Additional details about ZF is on the market at