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Steel Partners Holdings Declares Regular Quarterly Distribution On its Series A Preferred Units


Steel Partners Holdings L.P. (NYSE: SPLP), a diversified global holding company, today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash distribution of $.375 per unit, payable March 15, 2020, to unitholders of record as of March 1, 2020, on its 6% Series A Preferred Units, no par value (“Series A Preferred”).

Any future determination to declare distributions on its units of Series A Preferred, and any determination to pay such distributions in cash or in kind, or a combination thereof, will remain at the discretion of Steel Partners’ board of directors and will be dependent upon a number of factors, including the company’s results of operations, cash flows, financial position and capital requirements, among others.

About Steel Partners Holdings L.P.

Steel Partners Holdings L.P. ( is a diversified global holding company that owns and operates businesses and has significant interests in leading companies in various industries, including diversified industrial products, energy, defense, supply chain management and logistics, direct marketing, banking and youth sports.

Jennifer Golembeske

212 520-2300

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Dubber Unveils Unified Call Recording and Voice AI Solution for Microsoft Teams

  • Automatically record and transform every conversation on Microsoft Teams into rich voice data for compliance, CX, evidence and performance improvement
  • Eliminate the cost, complexity and risks of legacy call recording and unlock the benefits of voice data at scale
  • Dubber unveils global channel program for Microsoft Channel Partners & Resellers

MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dubber Corporation Limited (ASX: DUB) (Dubber), today announced the global launch of Dubber Unified Recording on Microsoft Teams, supported by a new and tailored global channel partner and reseller program.

Unified Call Recording is a first of a kind capability for Microsoft Teams enabled by Dubber’s unique ability to capture any conversation – voice or video – on Microsoft Teams in the cloud – and to aggregate recordings, data, insights and alerts from service provider and unified communications platforms, compliantly, in one place.

Microsoft Teams is one of the world’s fastest growing team collaboration suites and has over 75 million daily active users. Dubber allows Teams customers to automate voice recording at scale from any device with no need for hardware. Unified call recording and voice AI are a key enabler of compliance, customer satisfaction and sales performance – delivering real-time insights, sentiment analysis, alerts, beautiful transcriptions and more.

Dubber announced an extensive global channel partner program for Microsoft partners including partner incentives with support, deployment, and training resources.

"COVID has dramatically accelerated the demand globally for unified communications solutions," said Steve McGovern, CEO Dubber. "As workforces have dispersed and network end-points multiplied the demand for automated call recording at scale has become essential to addressing regulatory requirements and enterprise-wide visibility. With Dubber supporting Microsoft Teams via our global platform, users can activate recording immediately in the cloud – eliminating the need to build solutions or buy hardware."

McGovern added, "Microsoft Teams customers and resellers now have access to the industry leading platform used by over 140 service providers worldwide. It’s now possible to unify call recording on these networks and Microsoft Teams into the centralised Dubber Voice Intelligence Cloud. Our integration with Microsoft Teams advances Dubber as the preeminent and de facto cloud-based unified call recording solution for communications providers – and as a source of differentiation and value for resellers globally."

Background, Dubber on Microsoft Teams:

  • Available for order now from Dubber and registered Dubber resellers & partners
  • Dubber is live and can be easily activated on Microsoft Teams
  • Flexible plans start as low as AU$9.95 per month
  • Dubber for MS Teams currently supports Voice Unified Call Recording (UCR) with Video and Screen Share UCR to be available in December 2020
  • Access more information on Dubber on Microsoft Teams
  • Interested resellers can register to join introductory Dubber on Microsoft Teams webinars

About Dubber:

Dubber is globally recognised as the Cloud Call Recording and Data Capture platform for Communications Service & Solution Providers and as integral to their Unified Communications offering. Dubber’s unique technology enables call recording to be delivered as a service and turns voice calls into data enabling broad-reaching AI services to be deployed at scale directly from a Carrier network – or from inside a Solution Providers infrastructure. Dubber services are presented either in the brand of the Carrier or as Dubber products. Founded in 2011, Dubber is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with operations in the USA and Europe.

Trademark reference: "Microsoft" and "Microsoft Teams" are registered names and trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

This ASX release has been approved for release to ASX by Steve McGovern, CEO & Managing Director.

For more information, please contact:

Simon Hinsley
[email protected]
+61 (0) 401 809 653

Terry Alberstein
[email protected]
+61 (0) 458 484 921

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Arvato Supply Chain Solutions expands location network in China


Two new warehouses put into operation

SHANGHAI and GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Arvato Supply Chain Solutions has further expanded its network in China with two new locations in Shanghai and Guangzhou. The supply chain and e-commerce service provider now has a total of six distribution centers with almost 40,000 square meters of storage space in China.

"Within the past few months we have added two key sites to our footprint in line with our strategic goal to grow our Asian business together with our international customers," says Raoul Kuetemeier, Head of Asia at Arvato Supply Chain Solutions.

In Shanghai, the new warehouse is located in the Yangshan Free Trade Zone (FTZ). Since September, Arvato has been providing 5,000 square meters of warehouse space there for a well-known high-tech company to store, pick and pack and globally distribute products such as AR and VR glasses. The site went live just in time to support a new product launch that started days after the first shipments were received. Around 20 employees handle a volume of 400 pallets inbound and outbound every day. With exception of the labeling, all inbound processes are controlled paperless. Worldwide distribution takes place by air freight via the nearby Pudong Airport. In addition to the geographical and the infrastructural benefits, the Yangshan FTZ, which is supported by the Chinese government, offers particular advantages in customs clearance. Goods can be imported and exported duty-free, which enables faster processes and reduces costs.

Prior to this, Arvato Supply Chain Solutions had expanded its domestic (non- bonded) footprint for a customer from the automotive supplier industry by opening a 2,000 square meters warehouse in Guangzhou, the largest city in the Pearl River Delta. The site compliments the existing sites in Shanghai, Kunshan, Shenzhen and Beijing. In addition to the warehouse logistics services in Guangzhou, Arvato is responsible for national distribution in the B2B business and supplies retailer and repair centers throughout China with automotive spare parts and high-quality engine oils. Up to 100 pallets inbound and outbound are processed daily. "While Guangzhou is not our largest warehouse in China, it is the first to house our new IT system: offering an almost paperless cloud based Warehouse Management System with networked mobile devices," explains Raoul Kuetemeier. Among other things Pick-by-voice systems, text recognition, RF handhelds, ring scanners and portable label printing equipment are used for this. Raoul Kuetemeier: "The automation of processes and sites with more technology and intelligent systems is an essential part of the digitization strategy of Arvato Supply Chain Solutions. The solutions must be scalable, flexible, globally deployable and reliable."

The automotive supplier’s business has been carried out smoothly since the warehouse went into operation and is an expansion of the existing business in Beijing, North China. Raoul Kuetemeier continues: "Our overall aim is to provide innovative services to our clients in Asia and with this go-live we have a great showcase of our capabilities and more importantly a satisfied customer. We are well positioned for further growth."

About Arvato Supply Chain Solutions:

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is an innovative and international leading service provider in the field of supply chain management and e-commerce. Partners come together with industry specialists in the fields of Telecommunication, Hightech, Entertainment, Corporate Information Management, Healthcare, Consumer Products and Publisher. About 15,000 employees work together to provide practical and relevant solutions and services worldwide. Using the latest digital technology, Arvato develops, operates and optimizes complex global supply chains and e-commerce platforms, as the strategic growth partner for its customers. Arvato combines the know-how of its employees with the right technology and appropriate business processes to measurably increase the productivity and performance of its partners.

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Sonja Groß
Head of Marketing & Communications
Arvato Supply Chain Solutions

Phone: +49 5241 80-41897
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A Singapore based Fintech start-up company launches a Digital Lending Platform for SME Loans


SINGAPORE, Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bluecell Intelligence (BCI), a new start-up company in the Financial industry is all set to enter the Singapore markets soon. It strives to consolidate the fragmented lending ecosystem in Singapore by providing a new online platform where loan dealings can be done in a faster and more advanced way. Because of this initiative the markets will see a new revolution in the Fintech Industry.

Being in the Industry for many years, the owners of the company realised that there were many gaps and inefficiencies in how the conventional lending system worked. So, in order to provide better solutions and efficient systems they came up with the Digital version by launching an integrated end-to-end lending platform that supports SMEs, lenders and loan consultants throughout the lending process.

This new venture aims to provide innovative methods of connecting different players in the funding marketplace.

Services provided

Bluecell has been proactive in understanding the pain points and difficulties faced by Borrowers, Lenders, and Brokers during the SME loan process and hence deviced a platform to cater to their problems and provide a solution which integrates all the intermediaries together through a common platform.

Many SMEs who want to grow and pursue digital transformation often lack the necessary financial acumen to understand the process involved. They might be unaware of alternative financing options available in the market. Other tasks such as checking loan eligibility, applying for a loan, or negotiating with multiple lenders at the same time effectively also prevents SMEs from receiving financing. The often complex and lengthy document submission to different lenders further complicates acquiring financing.

Many Lenders without a centralised platform, have limited reach capabilities and are often unable to access a larger market. The reliance on manual document processing lengthens the process of loan application such as checking loan applications that don’t meet underwriting criteria leads to resubmissions. Verification of submitted financial documents also delays loan processing time.

Many Brokers face communication problems due to multiple channels involved which results in communication inefficiency between brokers and lenders. Information from varied sources limits brokers’ ability to stay up to date with the current lending criteria or policies. Brokers also have limited contact with new lenders due to evolving players in the market and various financing options.

Keeping the above concerns in view Bluecell is launching a Centralised Ecosystem for Borrowers, Lenders and Consultants. This will be an end-to-end lending platform with a funding marketplace that brings together diversified financing options from multiple lenders.

For SMEs

The solution caters to all types of SMEs, from young enterprises to growing companies and well-established organizations at all levels of financial standing. The process of loan application is simplified and happens entirely online in a secure environment.

When looking for financing, SMEs simply set their financial capability and get matched with financing options that fit with their needs. The necessary information is generated automatically in an electronic format. Borrowers see a summary of product features for all matching loans, which increases transparency.

For Lenders

The Bluecell platform serves as an additional digital sales channel for lenders, expanding the market reach and loan application sources. A secure online environment helps in document management and ensures data integrity. Bluecell delivers data-based insight into loan offers and other assets, letting lenders improve the performance of their products.

For Brokers

Bluecell features a CRM platform that aggregates all lender offers in one place, helping brokers manage their relationships more efficiently. Additionally, brokers have access to a considerable pool of lenders and can find a matching offer faster. The information on basic loan criteria and product features for different financial institutions is up-to-date and easily accessible. By reducing application reworks and errors, the platform lets brokers improve the lending experience for their clients.

Technology Advancement

Bluecell intelligence has ensured that its initiative for Digital transformation should be coupled with the latest technology available in the market as it has a future looking perspective. This can be justified by its collaboration with many establishments and participation of other eco-participants, like Govt Bodies, Auditors, Law firms, Trade Insurance Providers, Accounting Software Providers, etc. This will ensure seamless processing through the lending ecosystem. Loan origination, authentication and approvals can be done faster within the platform.


With the implementation of Blockchain technology, it will assure all parties of the authenticity of information in various parts of the lending process. This will add confidence in the process and reduce the cost of doing business. Lenders spend a significant amount of labour and cost to verify the authenticity and this will be a thing of the past with Bluecell.

Identity Verification

Singapore Govt Tech has launched MyInfo which is a one stop source for government verified personal information to identify the borrowers. Bluecell has tied up with them so that it will provide the authentication and instant retrieval of required information.

Corporate Responsibility

In view of the recent Covid-19 situation, SMEs are forced to go online and adopt new operations and sales channels. As a part of Bluecell Support and Corporate Responsibility to SMEs, the platform will provide free services to the first 200 SMEs to overcome the unprecedented challenges during this crucial period. So please visit the website ( for early sign ups.

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