Like OpenLink Financial, Inc

announced 2/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Ion Group, will acquire OpenLink Financial, Inc

synopsis: Openlink Financial LLC, a global leader in trading and risk management solutions for the energy, commodities and financial services industries, announced that ION Investment Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the company from Hellman & Friedman.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: OpenLink Financial, Inc
Openlink is the global leader in trading, treasury and risk management solutions for the energy, commodities, corporate and financial services industries.
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announced 12/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Energy One, will acquire eZ-nergy

synopsis: Energy One Group, Australia’s leading provider of Energy Trading and Risk Management solutions, will acquire eZ-nergy, an independent software vendor and service provider in France. eZ-nergy provides a robust suite of SaaS solutions for the European energy market. Their eZ-Ops platform makes energy trading and energy flows scheduling easier.
buyer: Energy One (ASX:EOL:$10.95)
Energy One is Australia’s leading provider of Energy Trading and Risk Management ("ETRM") solutions, with software product and service solutions for wholesale and retail energy businesses, including carbon and environmental certificate trading and management needs. "
target: eZ-nergy
eZ-nergy is an independent software vendor and service provider in France. eZ-nergy provides a robust suite of SaaS solutions for the European energy market. Their eZ-Ops platform makes energy trading and energy flows scheduling easier. They also offer 24/7 outsourced operational services.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

List S.p.A., acquired IT Software S.p.A.

synopsis: LIST SpA, an Italian developer of software solutions for the financial industry, has acquired Milan-based IT Software SpA, a fintech company providing solutions for global financial institutions. The IT Software group designs and develops cutting-edge solutions for real-time risk management and surveillance, market data distribution, and trading.
buyer: List S.p.A.
Italy-based LIST is a leader in designing and developing innovative software solutions for the financial world. The company has conceived, designed, developed, and produced software and cutting-edge systems for capital markets, helping to create the first electronic Monetary and Financial markets. "
target: IT Software S.p.A.
Milan-based IT Software is a leading global provider in fintech and regulatory technology services and solutions. The IT Software group designs and develops cutting-edge solutions for real-time risk management and surveillance, market data distribution, and trading.
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closed 10/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Shadow Financial Services Corporation

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., a global Fintech leader, has acquired Shadow Financial Systems, Inc., a provider of multi-asset class post-trade solutions for the capital markets industry. Shadow Financial Systems offers a SaaS-based solution for middle and back-office post-trade processing, reconciliation, clearing, treasury and accounting.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,338.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset managers and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge helps clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure. "
target: Shadow Financial Services Corporation
Shadow Financial Systems is a provider of multi-asset class post-trade solutions for the capital markets industry. Shadow Financial Systems offers ShadowSuite, a SaaS-based solution for middle and back-office post-trade processing, reconciliation, clearing, treasury and accounting.
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closed 4/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Ion Group, acquired Allegro Development Corp.

synopsis: Vector Capital and Cerium Technology have announced the sale of Allegro Development Corporation, a leading global provider of enterprise commodity management solutions, to ION, a provider of mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments, and corporates.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target parent: Vector Capital
target: Allegro Development Corp.
Allegro is a global leader in commodity management software for companies who buy, sell, produce or consume commodities. Allegro delivers position visibility, risk management, comprehensive controls and regulatory compliance through a forward compatible, next-generation architecture.
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Torstone Technology Ltd, will acquire Percentile

synopsis: Torstone Technology, a leading global provider of post-trade securities and derivatives processing technology, will acquire Percentile, a provider of cloud-based risk and compliance technology to global financial markets. Percentile boosts the performance of risk calculations and provides consistent and centralised access to all risk exposures.
buyer: Torstone Technology Ltd
Torstone is a leading global provider of cross-asset securities and derivatives post-trade processing technology. Torstone’s cloud-based Inferno platform is fast, flexible and future-proof. It enables global financial firms to reduce their costs, achieve greater control, and minimise risk. "
target: Percentile
Percentile is a provider of real-time, cloud-based risk and compliance technology to global financial markets. Percentile’s flagship product, RiskMine, drives alignment between trading desks and risk management and delivers confidence with unprecedented levels of transparency and governance.
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announced 12/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Dash Financial Technologies, will acquire eRoom Securities, LLC.

synopsis: Dash Financial Technologies, the industry’s leading capital markets technology and execution provider, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire eRoom Securities, LLC. eRoom Securities provides multi-asset trading technology, agency execution, risk management, reporting and clearing services to traders, institutions and hedge funds.
buyer: Dash Financial Technologies
Dash Financial Technologies is the industry’s leading capital markets technology and execution services provider. With their award-winning Dash360 platform, clients receive full routing and cost transparency and a comprehensive suite of tools to visualize all aspects of their orders in real time. "
target: eRoom Securities, LLC.
eRoom Securities, LLC provides multi-asset trading technology, agency execution, risk management, clearing and reporting capabilities to professional traders, institutions and hedge funds requiring advanced prime-brokerage solutions.
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announced 9/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nasdaq, Inc., will acquire Cinnober

synopsis: Nasdaq, a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services announced that it has made a public offer to the shareholders and warrant holders of Cinnober, a major Swedish financial technology provider to brokers, exchanges and clearinghouses worldwide.
buyer: Nasdaq, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,262.00)
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. "
target: Cinnober (OM:CINN:$40.73)
Cinnober provides solutions and services to leading trading and clearing venues, including exchanges, clearinghouses, banks and brokers. Cinnober’s solutions are largely based on the TRADExpress™ Platform, incorporating everything needed for mission-critical solutions.
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$40
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closed 9/1/2018 via BusinessWire

State Street Corporation, acquired Charles River Systems, Inc.

synopsis: State Street Corporation, a leading provider of financial services to institutional investors, announced that it has acquired Charles River Systems, Inc. (Charles River Development), a premier provider of investment management front office tools and solutions.
buyer: State Street Corporation (STT:$11,734.00)
State Street Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. "
target: Charles River Systems, Inc.
Charles River Systems, Inc. is a privately held company that primarily focuses on providing solutions that automate front and middle office investment management functions across asset classes on a Software as a Service-based platform.
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$2,600
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$311
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closed 6/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Capzanine, acquired Horizon Software

synopsis: Capzanine, a European Private Equity firm, has invested in Horizon Software, becoming a majority shareholder alongside Horizon's CEO and its management team. Horizon has worked with investment banks in the design of its first electronic trading platform. Horizon provides technology for investment banks, brokers and hedge funds.
buyer: Capzanine
Based in France, Capzanine invests in equity and/or mezzanine or unitranche/private debt financing for unlisted companies. Capzanine was founded to offer a hybrid long term financing solution to bring the cost of financing below traditional private equity investment. "
target: Horizon Software
Headquartered in Paris, Horizon Software focuses on trading businesses related to listed markets such as delta-one and structured products. Horizon’s client base includes banks, proprietary trading firms, hedge funds, brokers and exchanges.
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closed 1/25/2017 via BusinessWire

IS Prime Limited, acquired Think Liquidity LLC

synopsis: IS Prime Risk Services Inc, an affiliate of IS Prime has acquired the assets of Think Liquidity, the leading provider of risk management focused technology and services. Think Liquidity improves profitability through world-class technology, proven risk management solutions, real-time analytics and comprehensive consulting services.
buyer parent: ISAM
buyer: IS Prime Limited
IS Prime is an FX prime of prime service. IS Prime focuses on delivering a premium suite of products to an institutional client base, including: aggregated traditional and non-traditional liquidity, prime of prime capabilities, risk management access, and bespoke integration. "
target: Think Liquidity LLC
Think Liquidity is a Grand Rapids, MI based technology firm that improves the profitability of their global partners through world-class technology, proven risk management solutions, real-time analytics and comprehensive consulting services.
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closed 11/21/2016 via BusinessWire

AcadiaSoft, purchased ProtoColl from Omgeo LLC

synopsis: AcadiaSoft, Inc., the leading industry provider of margin automation solutions for counterparties engaged in collateral exchange worldwide, announced it has acquired ProtoColl, an end-to-end collateral and margin management service, from The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation's subsidiary company Omgeo LLC.
buyer: AcadiaSoft
AcadiaSoft, Inc. is uniquely focused on delivering margin automation and standards for counterparties engaged in collateral management. AcadiaSoft allows market participants to communicate vital information on exposures, commitments and adjustments between counterparties. "
seller parent: Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
seller: Omgeo LLC
ProtoColl is an end-to-end collateral and margin management service from Omgeo. Omgeo is an operations expert that automates trade lifecycle events, including allocation, confirmation / affirmation, settlement notification, enrichment, operational analytics and counterparty risk management.
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closed 10/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Forum Trading Solutions Ltd, acquired GMEX Technologies

synopsis: Forum Trading Solutions (Forum), currently a minority stakeholder in Global Market Exchange Group (GMEX), has acquired 100% of GMEX Technologies Limited, including clients and the GMEX name related trademarks. The current GMEX Tech and Forum businesses will merge to provide multi-asset exchange and post trade business services and technology.
buyer: Forum Trading Solutions Ltd
Forum is positioned as a neutral, global, exchange platform-as-a-service providing execution, operational & surveillance software, in addition to people-based operational and regulatory services. The Forum offering is designed to be fully compliant with current regulatory initiatives. "
target parent: Global Markets Exchange Group
target: GMEX Technologies
GMEX Technologies is a provider of multi-asset exchange and post trade technology covering all the market infrastructure value chain. They offer their cloud-enabled trading and clearing market ecosystem with the best talent, connectivity, technology, and business expertise.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

ION Trading, acquired Reval

synopsis: ION Investment Group announced that it completed its acquisition of Reval, a global provider of cloud-based solutions for treasury and risk management. Financial terms were not disclosedION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporates.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: ION Trading
ION is a global market leader providing real-time solutions across multiple asset classes for electronic trading, position management, pricing, risk management and downstream processing to clients which range from global financial institutions to niche financial specialists. "
target: Reval
Reval is the leading, global provider of a scalable cloud platform for treasury and risk management. Their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions help corporates and banks around the world better manage cash and liquidity, financial risk and hedge accounting.
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announced 4/19/2016 via Market Wire

Bridgepoint, Summit Partners, will acquire Calypso Technology Inc

synopsis: Calypso Technology, Inc., a leading provider of capital markets software, announced that it is to be acquired by European private equity fund Bridgepoint and global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Calypso offers an integrated suite of trading and risk management solutions used by over 34,000 market professionals in more than 60 countries.
buyer: Summit Partners
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint, a European private equity firm, focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with potential to grow organically or through acquisition. Summit Partners, a global growth equity firm, currently invested more than $7.2 billion in equity and fixed income opportunities. "
target: Calypso Technology Inc
Calypso is the leading provider of front-to-back technology solutions for the financial markets. With 19 years of experience delivering cross-asset solutions for trading, processing, risk management and accounting, Calypso brings simplicity to the most complex business and technology issues.
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closed 10/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Bankdata A/S, acquired Murex

synopsis: Bank Data announced the acquisition of Murex solutions. The company has played a key role in proposing effective technology as a catalyst for growth and innovation in capital markets, through the design and implementation of integrated trading, risk management, processing and post-trade platforms.
buyer: Bankdata A/S
Bank Data is a modern IT company with 650 employees, which preferably has a banking and IT professional background. Bankdata provides total IT solutions for the financial sector. "
target: Murex
Murex has played a key role in proposing effective technology as a catalyst for growth and innovation in capital markets, through the design and implementation of integrated trading, risk management, processing and post-trade platforms.
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closed 7/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Markit Group Ltd., acquired Information Mosaic

synopsis: Markit, a leading global diversified provider of financial information services, announced the completion of its acquisition of Information Mosaic, a leading software provider for corporate actions and post trade securities processing. Information Mosaic delivers automation and risk management to financial institutions
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. "
target: Information Mosaic
Information Mosaic, the leader in global post-trade securities processing, delivers automation and risk management to financial institutions. By understanding multi-regional compliance, process and risk management, Mosaic provides clients with the best route for post-trade operational efficiency.
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announced 1/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Tbricks AB will be merged with Orc Group,

synopsis: Tbricks announced that it has signed an agreement to sell 100% of the shares in Tbricks AB to Orc Group Holding AB's owner Cidron Delfi Intressenter Holding AB. Tbricks pioneered the app-based trading platform for market makers, proprietary traders and banks.
buyer: Orc Group (SSE: ORC:$69.17)
Orc is the global market leader in trading technology for listed derivatives. Building on Orc’s commitment to long term partnerships and technology innovation that delivers results, Orc serves the trading and electronic execution needs of clients worldwide. "
target: Tbricks AB
Tbricks provides the next-generation trading system that empowers the professional trader. Tbricks delivers an open, solid and very fast core platform complemented by a rich set of trading apps. Tbricks supports premier trading and market making institutions in Europe and North America.
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cancelled 1/30/2015 via PR Newswire

CME Group, cancelled an acquisition of FENICS and Trayport

synopsis: CME Group Inc, the world's largest futures exchange operator, will buy derivatives broker GFI Group Inc for two units called Trayport and FENICS, to expand its reach in the European energy and foreign exchange markets. FENICS provides intuitive price discovery software to currency derivative markets and Trayport provides energy trading solutions.
buyer: CME Group (CME:$4,593.10)
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. Their exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes. The CME Globex® electronic trading platform brings buyers and sellers together. "
target parent: GFI Group Inc.
target: FENICS and Trayport
FENICS provides price discovery, analytics, risk management and connectivity services for the global over-the-counter foreign exchange (FX) options markets. Trayport is a leading provider of energy trading solutions to traders, brokers and exchanges worldwide.
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closed 7/25/2014 via PE Hub

Cerium Technology, Vector Capital, acquired Allegro Development Corp.

synopsis: Vector Capital and Cerium Technology have recapitalized Allegro Development Corporation. Allegro is a leading provider of commodity value chain and risk management (CVCRM) software for power and gas utilities, refiners, producers, traders and commodity consumers.
buyer: Vector Capital
buyer: Cerium Technology
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in spinouts, buyouts and recapitalizations of established technology businesses. Vector identifies and pursues these complex investments in both the private and public markets. "
target: Allegro Development Corp.
Allegro is a leading provider of commodity value chain and risk management (CVCRM) software for power and gas utilities, refiners, producers, traders and commodity consumers. Allegro’s software provides the global intelligence companies need to manage physical and financial positions.
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announced 2/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Ion Group, will acquire OpenLink Financial, Inc

synopsis: Openlink Financial LLC, a global leader in trading and risk management solutions for the energy, commodities and financial services industries, announced that ION Investment Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the company from Hellman & Friedman.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: OpenLink Financial, Inc
Openlink is the global leader in trading, treasury and risk management solutions for the energy, commodities, corporate and financial services industries.
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announced 6/11/2012 via BusinessWire

OpenLink Financial, Inc, will acquire CubeLogic Limited

synopsis: OpenLink Financial LLC announced the planned acquisition of CubeLogic Limited. OpenLink will be able to offer a solution that will extract from existing financial data sources, operational systems and other trading platforms, including OpenLink’s software solutions, to allow risk officers to analyze risk across the entire corporate structure.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: OpenLink Financial, Inc
OpenLink Financial, Inc.'s decision support software solutions encompasses financial and physical cross-asset trading, risk management, related operations processing and portfolio management for commodity, energy and financial services markets and industries globally. "
target: CubeLogic Limited
Founded in 2009 CubeLogic provides advanced risk management solutions to the finance and commodities sectors. Their mission is to deliver business intelligence based risk solutions providing real-time risk management with unrivalled flexibility and performance.
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closed 12/1/2011 via Company Press Release

SolArc Inc. merged with OpenLink Financial, Inc,

synopsis: OpenLink Financial, a leading provider of energy, commodities, trading, and risk management solutions, has completed the deal to acquire SolArc, a vanguard in commodity management solutions for companies operating across the commodity supply chain, with a particular strength in physical bulk commodities.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: OpenLink Financial, Inc
Founded in 1992, OpenLink is a provider of cross-asset trading, risk management, related operations processing and portfolio management software solutions for the commodity, energy and financial services markets globally. "
target: SolArc Inc.
Founded in 1991, SolArc is a leading global provider of commodity management software and solutions for companies operating across the commodity supply chain, with particular strength in logistics associated with physical bulk commodities such as NGL’s, coal, oil and agricultural products.
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announced 9/12/2011 via Company Press Release

Hellman & Friedman LLC, will acquire OpenLink Financial, Inc

synopsis: Open Link Financial, Inc announced that The Carlyle Group has agreed to sell OpenLink, a software provider for participants in the global commodity, energy, agribusiness, commercial/industrial and financial markets, to affiliates of Hellman & Friedman.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm. The Firm focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a value-added partner to management in select industries including internet & digital media, software and business & marketing services. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: OpenLink Financial, Inc
OpenLink is a leading developer of cross asset trading, risk management, and operations processing software solutions. The company's Next Generation eXtensible (NGX 2.0) platform supports the most rigorous business requirements of firms trading in virtually all asset classes.
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closed 1/19/2010 via BusinessWire

Open Link Financial, Inc, acquired dbc SMARTsoftware Inc.

synopsis: Open Link Financial, Inc., a leading provider of cross-asset trading, risk management and operations processing software solutions, announced that it has acquired dbc SMARTsoftware, Inc., a global provider of software solutions for the agricultural, biofuel and soft commodity industries.
buyer parent: The Carlyle Group
buyer: Open Link Financial, Inc
OpenLink is a leading developer of cross asset trading, risk management, and operations processing software solutions. The company's Next Generation eXtensible (NGX 2.0) platform supports the most rigorous business requirements of firms trading in virtually all asset classes. "
target: dbc SMARTsoftware Inc.
dbc SMARTsoftware specializes in the development of Commodity Management, Merchandising and Grain Accounting software. With over three decades of expertise in the commodity-agribusiness industry, the company is located just outside of Toronto, Canada, an agricultural, technology, and financial hub.
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closed 11/9/2009 via BusinessWire

The Carlyle Group, acquired Open Link Financial, Inc

synopsis: Global private equity firm The Carlyle Group, OpenLink Financial, and TA Associates announced that Carlyle has agreed to purchase OpenLink Financial, a software developer for the commodity, energy and financial services industries, from TA Associates.
buyer: The Carlyle Group (CG:$1,544.30)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: Open Link Financial, Inc
OpenLink is a leading developer of cross asset trading, risk management, and operations processing software solutions. The company's Next Generation eXtensible (NGX 2.0) platform supports the most rigorous business requirements of firms trading in virtually all asset classes.
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closed 1/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Open Link Financial, Inc, acquired Integriertes Ressourcen Management AG

synopsis: OpenLink, a leading provider of cross asset trading, risk management and operations processing software solutions -- announced the purchase of IRM, an Austrian-based energy solution provider focused on energy asset optimizing and strategic planning.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Open Link Financial, Inc
OpenLink is a leading developer of cross asset trading, risk management, and operations processing software solutions. The company's Next Generation eXtensible (NGX 2.0) platform supports the most rigorous business requirements of firms trading in virtually all asset classes. "
target: Integriertes Ressourcen Management AG
IRM's system solutions are specifically tailored to the requirements of deregulated markets. From structured procurement management to energy trading with portfolio/risk management in the multi-commodity environment as well as in investment analysis and planning.
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closed 2/3/2006 via Company Press Release

TA Associates, acquired Open Link Financial, Inc

synopsis: US private equity house TA Associates has invested $100 million in the recapitalisation of OpenLink Financial, a NY-based provider of trading systems for the financial and energy markets. Founded in 1992, OpenLink serves many of the largest investment/commercial banks, central banks, energy marketers, public utilities and commercial companies.
buyer: TA Associates
Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced private equity firms. The firm has invested in nearly 400 companies and manages more than $16 billion in capital. "
target: Open Link Financial, Inc
OpenLink is a leading developer of cross asset trading, risk management, and operations processing software solutions. The company's Next Generation eXtensible (NGX 2.0) platform supports the most rigorous business requirements of firms trading in virtually all asset classes.
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closed 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Dealogic Limited, acquired Selerity, Inc.

synopsis: Dealogic, a UK company that offers integrated content, analytics, and technology via targeted products and services to financial firms, has acquired Selerity, a financial technology company using proprietary A.I. to deliver content and data solutions designed to automate inefficient workflows in finance.
buyer parent: Ion Group
buyer: Dealogic Limited
Based in the UK, Dealogic offers integrated content, analytics, and technology via targeted products and services to financial firms worldwide. Firms rely on Dealogic’s platform to connect and more effectively identify opportunities, execute deals, and manage risk. "
target: Selerity, Inc.
Selerity is a financial technology company using proprietary A.I. to deliver content and data solutions designed to automate inefficient workflows in finance. Their clients range from sophisticated asset management firms to innovative media and technology companies serving retail investors.
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closed 5/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Ion Group, acquired Acuris

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners announced the sale of a majority stake in Acuris, a global provider of proprietary financial intelligence, data and analytics, to ION Investment Group, a company that provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Acuris
Acuris provides proprietary, actionable intelligence, data and analytics to the world's principal advisory firms, investment banks, law firms, hedge funds, private equity firms and corporates.
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closed 4/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Ion Group, acquired Allegro Development Corp.

synopsis: Vector Capital and Cerium Technology have announced the sale of Allegro Development Corporation, a leading global provider of enterprise commodity management solutions, to ION, a provider of mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments, and corporates.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target parent: Vector Capital
target: Allegro Development Corp.
Allegro is a global leader in commodity management software for companies who buy, sell, produce or consume commodities. Allegro delivers position visibility, risk management, comprehensive controls and regulatory compliance through a forward compatible, next-generation architecture.
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closed 3/7/2019 via Company Press Release

CubeLogic Limited, acquired FERDEC GmbH

synopsis: CubeLogic, the leader in business intelligence enabled risk management solutions, has acquired FERDEC, a German technology and consulting firm dedicated to energy and commodity traders. FERDEC’s flagship transaction surveillance software is a data analytics engine that processes information from multiple sources to identify suspicious activities.
buyer parent: Ion Group
buyer: CubeLogic Limited
Founded in 2009, CubeLogic provides business intelligence enabled risk management products and services for the energy, commodity and financial markets. CubeLogic addresses the increasing demand for robust, cost effective risk management solutions. "
target: FERDEC GmbH
FERDEC is a German technology and consulting firm dedicated to the creation of innovative solutions for energy and commodity traders. FERDEC’s flagship transaction surveillance software is a data analytics engine that processes information from multiple sources to identify suspicious activities.
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announced 4/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ion Group, will acquire Fidessa group plc

synopsis: Ion Investment Group has agreed to buy UK rival Fidessa, with the British Fidessa trading technology group accepting a higher offer and switching its recommendation from a bid by Switzerland’s Temenos. Fidessa provides software and services for investment management systems, analytics and market data, serving both the buy-side and sell-side.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target: Fidessa group plc (LSE:FDSA:$493.58)
Fidessa, which listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1997, provides software and services for investment management systems, analytics and market data, serving both the buy-side and sell-side. Its products include an order management system for equity markets.
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21.4x
announced 2/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Ion Group, will acquire OpenLink Financial, Inc

synopsis: Openlink Financial LLC, a global leader in trading and risk management solutions for the energy, commodities and financial services industries, announced that ION Investment Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the company from Hellman & Friedman.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: OpenLink Financial, Inc
Openlink is the global leader in trading, treasury and risk management solutions for the energy, commodities, corporate and financial services industries.
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announced 11/22/2017 via BusinessWire

Ion Group, will acquire Dealogic Limited

synopsis: Ion Investment Group has agreed to acquire Dealogic from The Carlyle Group. Based in the UK, Dealogic offers integrated content, analytics, and technology via targeted products and services to financial firms worldwide. Firms rely on Dealogic’s platform to connect and more effectively identify opportunities, execute deals, and manage risk.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: Dealogic Limited
Based in the UK, Dealogic offers integrated content, analytics, and technology via targeted products and services to financial firms worldwide. Firms rely on Dealogic’s platform to connect and more effectively identify opportunities, execute deals, and manage risk.
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announced 10/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ion Group, will acquire Aspect Enterprise Solutions

synopsis: Aspect, a UK-based global provider of cloud-based solutions for commodity trade and risk management, commodities data and decision support, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Ion Investment Group. Aspect's range of solutions are empowering enterprises of all sizes trade oil, gas, petrochemicals, metals, biofuels and more.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, Ion provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments, and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target: Aspect Enterprise Solutions
Based in the UK, Aspect is a global SaaS provider for integrated Commodity Trading, Risk and Data Management, helping users to perform pre-trade analysis, trading, risk and operations management in one system. Their solutions help companies trade oil, gas, petrochemicals, metals, biofuels and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

ION Trading, acquired Reval

synopsis: ION Investment Group announced that it completed its acquisition of Reval, a global provider of cloud-based solutions for treasury and risk management. Financial terms were not disclosedION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporates.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: ION Trading
ION is a global market leader providing real-time solutions across multiple asset classes for electronic trading, position management, pricing, risk management and downstream processing to clients which range from global financial institutions to niche financial specialists. "
target: Reval
Reval is the leading, global provider of a scalable cloud platform for treasury and risk management. Their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions help corporates and banks around the world better manage cash and liquidity, financial risk and hedge accounting.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

ION Trading, acquired Triple Point Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Triple Point Technology Inc. was acquired by Dublin-based Ion Investment Group. Triple Point is the leading global provider of in-cloud and on-premise Commodity Management software that enables its customers to manage the price volatility of raw materials and commodities such as oil, gas, chemicals, wheat, sugar, coffee beans, and aluminum.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: ION Trading
ION is a global market leader providing real-time solutions across multiple asset classes for electronic trading, position management, pricing, risk management and downstream processing to clients which range from global financial institutions to niche financial specialists. "
target parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
target: Triple Point Technology, Inc.
Triple Point Technology is the leading global provider of in-cloud and on-premise Commodity Management software that enables its customers to manage the price volatility of raw materials and commodities such as oil, gas, chemicals, wheat, sugar, coffee beans, and aluminum.
price ($mm)
$900
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/18/2013 via Company Press Release

ION Trading, acquired Financial Software Systems

synopsis: Financial Software Systems, a global provider of Treasury Management, Capital Market and Wealth Management solutions announced the acquisition of the company by the ION Group, a global provider of trading, capital markets and treasury solutions and services.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: ION Trading
ION is a global market leader providing real-time solutions across multiple asset classes for electronic trading, position management, pricing, risk management and downstream processing to clients which range from global financial institutions to niche financial specialists. "
target: Financial Software Systems
Financial Software Systems is a financial risk-management software and consulting firm. Financial Software Systems provides foreign exchange and interest rate risk-management software and consulting for banks, corporations and fund managers.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/27/2011 via BNC Analysis

ION Trading, will acquire Wall Street Systems

synopsis: Ion Trading, a provider of electronic trading, pricing and risk management systems across asset classes, will acquire treasury and capital market transaction processing vendor Wall Street Systems.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: ION Trading
Founded in 1999, ION Trading is a global leader in providing technology that allows clients to integrate and successfully manage trading activities in electronic fixed-income markets. ION is headquartered in Dublin with offices in London, New York, Tokyo, Madrid and Pisa. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Wall Street Systems
Wall Street Systems provides functionally rich, integrated and scalable solutions for improved workflow, control and overall productivity for corporate treasury, central banking, FX trading and global back office operations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$150
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2006 via

ION Trading, acquired Anvil Software

synopsis: Dublin-based Ion Trading, a provider of dealing systems for electronic fixed income markets, is acquiring Anvil Software, a UK-based supplier of software for repo trading and securities lending. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: ION Trading
Founded in 1999, ION Trading is a global leader in providing technology that allows clients to integrate and successfully manage trading activities in electronic fixed-income markets. ION is headquartered in Dublin with offices in London, New York, Tokyo, Madrid and Pisa (Italy). "
target: Anvil Software
Anvil develops market-leading products for global investment banks, fund managers and financial institutions. Our systems are multi-product, multi-currency, multi-site and modular. They are highly scalable and can support all sizes of operations from single traders to global entities.
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closed 6/1/2005 via BusinessWire

ION Trading, acquired Aurora Software, Inc.

synopsis: ION Trading, a leading provider of high-performance software solutions for trading on electronic fixed-income markets, announced today that it has acquired New York-based Aurora Software, Inc., an established provider of systems for U.S. Treasuries, Mortgages and Options trading desks.
buyer: ION Trading
Founded in 1999, ION Trading is a global leader in providing technology that allows clients to integrate and successfully manage trading activities in electronic fixed-income markets. ION is headquartered in Dublin with offices in London, New York, Tokyo, Madrid and Pisa (Italy). "
target: Aurora Software, Inc.
Aurora Software offers a highly sophisticated suite of trading solutions for multiple fixed-income trading desks. These solutions address the needs of everyone on the desk, from traders and salespeople to operations, risk and desk managers.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Ion Group, will acquire OpenLink Financial, Inc

synopsis: Openlink Financial LLC, a global leader in trading and risk management solutions for the energy, commodities and financial services industries, announced that ION Investment Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the company from Hellman & Friedman.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, ION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: OpenLink Financial, Inc
Openlink is the global leader in trading, treasury and risk management solutions for the energy, commodities, corporate and financial services industries.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/3/2013 via PE Hub

CameronTec, will acquire Greenline Financial Technologies

synopsis: CameronTec is to acquire US-based Greenline Financial Technologies, a provider of FIX and electronic trading technology solutions and services and wholly-owned subsidiary of MarketAxess Holdings Inc.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: CameronTec
CameronTec is on the forefront of electronic trading. As the embedded, standard, global FIX-based technology, it shapes the way markets publish, execute, clear, settle and manage risk. Its flagship product Catalys provides an integrated platform for operations, infrastructure and trading. "
target parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
target: Greenline Financial Technologies
Greenline Financial Technologies, Inc. develops software solutions for enabling electronic trading. The company provides system integration, testing, and management solutions for financial information exchange related products and services.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/3/2008 via finextra.com

Technology Crossover Ventures, purchased a minority stake in MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Private equity firm Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) is acquiring a minority stake in US electronic bond trading network MarketAxess for an aggregate purchase price of $35 million.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), founded in 1995, is a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies, providing funds to expansion, late-stage private, and public companies. "
target: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (MKTX:$463.87)
MarketAxess operates one of the leading platforms for the electronic trading of corporate bonds and certain other types of fixed-income securities, serving as an electronic platform through which our institutional investor clients can access the liquidity provided by our broker-dealer clients.
price ($mm)
$35*
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closed 3/6/2008 via PR Newswire

MarketAxess Holdings, Inc., acquired Greenline Financial Technologies

synopsis: MarketAxess Holdings Inc., the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, has acquired Chicago- based Greenline Financial Technologies, Inc.
buyer: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (MKTX:$463.87)
MarketAxess operates one of the leading platforms for the electronic trading of corporate bonds and certain other types of fixed-income securities, serving as an electronic platform through which our institutional investor clients can access the liquidity provided by our broker-dealer clients. "
target: Greenline Financial Technologies
Greenline Financial Technologies, Inc. develops software solutions for enabling electronic trading. The company provides system integration, testing, and management solutions for financial information exchange related products and services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$33 [$32]
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
8.0x
EV / EBITDA
25.0x
closed 11/16/2007 via BusinessWire

GL Trade SA, acquired Decision Software, Inc.

synopsis: GL Trade, the leading international provider of front to back office software solutions for financial institutions, announces the acquisition of American company Decision Software, currently owned at majority by its 2 founders Gerald Belpaire and Samuel Aizenberg.
buyer: GL Trade SA
GL TRADE S.A. provides software solution primarily to financial intermediaries and brokerage houses to automate the order flow from client through broker, and then onto back office. "
target: Decision Software, Inc.
Decision Software, Inc. engages in designing, engineering, and implementing fixed income sales/trading systems for the institutional financial community. It offers decision software trading system (DSTS) to facilitate proprietary trading, sales, and finance activity of fixed income securities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired InvestSoft Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired InvestSoft Technology, a provider of fixed-income analytics. InvestSoft helps investment firms analyze fixed-income securities and portfolios, primarily through its BondPro Fixed-Income Calculation Engine.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,179.00)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: InvestSoft Technology, Inc.
InvestSoft Technology provides software solutions for investment firms designed to streamline workflow, reduce risk and harness the value of the data throughout an organization. They are a leader in the development and implementation of Trading, Portfolio Management, and Accounting Solutions.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 5/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Algomi, will purchase ALFA Fixed Income Liquidity and Analytics Tool from AllianceBernstein L.P.

synopsis: Algomi, the network company providing information-matching solutions for the optimization of fixed income liquidity, announced that the company will acquire and distribute the award-winning ALFA product created & developed by AllianceBernstein (AB). ALFA (Automated Liquidity Filtering & Analytics) was developed as an in-house liquidity tool by AB.
buyer: Algomi
Algomi empowers fixed income professionals to make better trading relationships in the ever-changing landscape of capital, leverage and liquidity requirements. Their Honeycomb software suite increases the opportunities and velocity in large and illiquid trades between banks and buy side investors. "
seller parent: AXA Group
seller: AllianceBernstein L.P. (AB:$228.88)
ALFA (Automated Liquidity Filtering & Analytics) provides cross-market information on liquidity and trade intent in order to give the buy-side a real-time view of the entire bond market including government bonds, investment grade, high yield, emerging market, municipal debt, and structured credit.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/1/2013 via PR Newswire

TradeWeb Group LLC, acquired BondDesk Group LLC

synopsis: Tradeweb Markets, a leading builder and operator of global fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, announced that it has completed the acquisition of BondDesk Group LLC, and has rebranded its combined retail fixed income division as Tradeweb Direct. Customers will soon benefit from a new bridge between each of the current trading platforms.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: TradeWeb Group LLC
Tradeweb Markets is a world leader in building and operating electronic over-the-counter marketplaces. Tradeweb’s position as the hub of electronic trading in fixed income and derivatives business has been made possible through a longstanding partnership with the industry. "
target parent: Advent International
target: BondDesk Group LLC
BondDesk Group is a privately held company providing comprehensive, value added fixed income solutions to the securities industry in the U.S. and Canada. The BondDesk ECN is one of the leading fixed income trading platforms in the U.S.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/31/2009 via BusinessWire

SS&C Technologies, Inc., acquired Tradeware Global LLC

synopsis: SS&C Technologies, Inc., a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, announced it has acquired Tradeware Global Corp., a leading broker-neutral solution provider for electronic access to global equity markets.
buyer parent: The Carlyle Group
buyer: SS&C Technologies, Inc. (SSNC:$4,669.30)
SS&C delivers investment and financial management software and related services focused exclusively on the financial services industry. By leveraging expertise in common investment business functions, SS&C cost effectively serves clients in different industry segments. "
target: Tradeware Global LLC
Tradeware specializes in flexible FIX-based equity order management systems, FIX connectivity solutions, and full front-to-back office integration and compliance reporting services. The Company's service bureau business model offers customers the much sought-after benefits of trading neutrality.
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closed 7/17/2006 via PR Newswire

TradeWeb Group LLC, acquired LeverTrade LLC

synopsis: Thomson TradeWeb, the leading online marketplace for Fixed Income and Derivatives, and part of The Thomson Corporation, today announced the strategic acquisition of LeverTrade LLC, formerly Global Trade Technologies (GTT), a provider of web-based fixed-income management systems for the retail marketplace.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: TradeWeb Group LLC
TradeWeb is the world's leading online trading network for fixed-income securities. TradeWeb offers a complete spectrum of services. You can view the largest fixed-income markets in real time via TradeWeb's premier Market Data. "
target: LeverTrade LLC
LeverTrade LLC, formerly Global Trade Technologies, Inc. (GTT), is a leading provider of trade, order and inventory management software to the financial services industry.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Advent International Corporation, will acquire BondDesk Group LLC

synopsis: Advent International, a leading global private equity firm, today announced it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in BondDesk Group, the leading Alternative Trading System focused on odd-lot fixed-income execution and provider of software solutions to the securities industry, in partnership with the company's senior management team.
buyer: Advent International Corporation
Advent International has one of the world's largest and most experienced private equity teams, with over 100 investment professionals in 15 countries. As an active, hands-on investor, we apply our resources, expertise and experience to help management teams achieve their growth objectives. "
target: BondDesk Group LLC
BondDesk Group is a privately held company providing comprehensive, value added fixed income solutions to the securities industry in the U.S. and Canada.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/29/2008 via BusinessWire

IntercontinentalExchange, acquired Creditex Group Inc.

synopsis: Internet Capital Group, Inc. announced that the sale of its partner company, Creditex Group Inc., to IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., a leading operator of global derivatives exchanges and over-the-counter markets, was consummated on August 29, 2008.
buyer: IntercontinentalExchange (ICE:$5,202.00)
IntercontinentalExchange operates the leading global, electronic marketplace for trading both futures and OTC energy contracts. ICE offers a range of contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions. "
target: Creditex Group Inc.
Creditex Group, Inc., an interdealer broker, operates an e-trading platform for executing and processing credit derivatives to traders at financial institutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$474 [$433]
rev ($mm)
$183
EBITDA ($mm)
$29
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
15.4x
closed 3/2/2016 via PR Newswire

TradeWeb Group LLC, acquired CodeStreet LLC

synopsis: Tradeweb Markets, a leading builder and operator of global fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, announced that it has acquired CodeStreet LLC, a leader in data-driven trade identification and workflow management software development.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: TradeWeb Group LLC
Tradeweb Markets builds and operates many of the world's most efficient financial marketplaces, providing market participants greater efficiency in fixed income, derivatives and ETFs. Tradeweb pioneered straight-through-processing in fixed income and supports marketplaces. "
target: CodeStreet LLC
CodeStreet has delivered leading fixed income front-office solutions to enhance riskless and risk-reducing business for the world's largest global banks and regional dealer community. CodeStreet technology helps bank and broker dealers by identifying previously overlooked trading opportunities.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/28/2008 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired BQuotes

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation has acquired BQuotes, a global provider of price discovery tools and end-of-day pricing services for a wide range of fixed income securities. BQuotes’ innovative product line will be integrated into Moody’s Analytics’ new suite of pricing and valuation products.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,829.00)
Moody's Corporation is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, a leading provider of credit ratings, research and analysis covering debt instruments and securities in the global capital markets, Moody's Economy.com, a provider of economic research and data services and Moody's KMV. "
target: BQuotes
BQuotes provides closing, market-to-market data for the over the counter (OTC) markets. The company focuses on offering price discovery software; and market-to-market data for the over the counter (OTC) markets in a range of OTC asset classes.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2006 via Company Press Release

Fitch Ratings Ltd., purchased credit derivatives analytics business from Reoch Credit Ltd

synopsis: Fitch Ratings Ltd, a Fitch Group, Inc. company, has acquired the credit derivatives analytics business of Reoch Credit Ltd and will assume full ownership of Reoch Credit's suite of pricing and risk analytics models.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Ratings is a leading global rating agency committed to providing the world's credit markets with timely and prospective credit opinions. "
seller: Reoch Credit Ltd
The Derivatives Consulting Group (DCG) is a global independent advisory firm for all capital market participants who use derivatives and cash products. DCG provides services to a large number of leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, asset managers and industry utilities.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

List S.p.A., acquired IT Software S.p.A.

synopsis: LIST SpA, an Italian developer of software solutions for the financial industry, has acquired Milan-based IT Software SpA, a fintech company providing solutions for global financial institutions. The IT Software group designs and develops cutting-edge solutions for real-time risk management and surveillance, market data distribution, and trading.
buyer: List S.p.A.
Italy-based LIST is a leader in designing and developing innovative software solutions for the financial world. The company has conceived, designed, developed, and produced software and cutting-edge systems for capital markets, helping to create the first electronic Monetary and Financial markets. "
target: IT Software S.p.A.
Milan-based IT Software is a leading global provider in fintech and regulatory technology services and solutions. The IT Software group designs and develops cutting-edge solutions for real-time risk management and surveillance, market data distribution, and trading.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Shadow Financial Services Corporation

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., a global Fintech leader, has acquired Shadow Financial Systems, Inc., a provider of multi-asset class post-trade solutions for the capital markets industry. Shadow Financial Systems offers a SaaS-based solution for middle and back-office post-trade processing, reconciliation, clearing, treasury and accounting.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,338.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset managers and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge helps clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure. "
target: Shadow Financial Services Corporation
Shadow Financial Systems is a provider of multi-asset class post-trade solutions for the capital markets industry. Shadow Financial Systems offers ShadowSuite, a SaaS-based solution for middle and back-office post-trade processing, reconciliation, clearing, treasury and accounting.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Dash Financial Technologies, will acquire eRoom Securities, LLC.

synopsis: Dash Financial Technologies, the industry’s leading capital markets technology and execution provider, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire eRoom Securities, LLC. eRoom Securities provides multi-asset trading technology, agency execution, risk management, reporting and clearing services to traders, institutions and hedge funds.
buyer: Dash Financial Technologies
Dash Financial Technologies is the industry’s leading capital markets technology and execution services provider. With their award-winning Dash360 platform, clients receive full routing and cost transparency and a comprehensive suite of tools to visualize all aspects of their orders in real time. "
target: eRoom Securities, LLC.
eRoom Securities, LLC provides multi-asset trading technology, agency execution, risk management, clearing and reporting capabilities to professional traders, institutions and hedge funds requiring advanced prime-brokerage solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nasdaq, Inc., will acquire Cinnober

synopsis: Nasdaq, a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services announced that it has made a public offer to the shareholders and warrant holders of Cinnober, a major Swedish financial technology provider to brokers, exchanges and clearinghouses worldwide.
buyer: Nasdaq, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,262.00)
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. "
target: Cinnober (OM:CINN:$40.73)
Cinnober provides solutions and services to leading trading and clearing venues, including exchanges, clearinghouses, banks and brokers. Cinnober’s solutions are largely based on the TRADExpress™ Platform, incorporating everything needed for mission-critical solutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$186 [$175]
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/1/2018 via BusinessWire

State Street Corporation, acquired Charles River Systems, Inc.

synopsis: State Street Corporation, a leading provider of financial services to institutional investors, announced that it has acquired Charles River Systems, Inc. (Charles River Development), a premier provider of investment management front office tools and solutions.
buyer: State Street Corporation (STT:$11,734.00)
State Street Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. "
target: Charles River Systems, Inc.
Charles River Systems, Inc. is a privately held company that primarily focuses on providing solutions that automate front and middle office investment management functions across asset classes on a Software as a Service-based platform.
price ($mm)
$2,600
rev ($mm)
$311
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.4x
EV / EBITDA

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EBIT ($mm)
$7.75
Net Income ($mm)
$4.94
Employees
590
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Ticker: BIT:TAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAS Group S.p.A
TAS Group S.p.A
TAS S.p.A. a leading company in Italy in the supply of software and services for banking and financial applications, with a presence in Europe, the US and Latin America. TAS is specialised in software solutions for electronic money, payment systems, capital markets and Extended Enterprise.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$63.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.90
EBIT ($mm)
$7.21
Net Income ($mm)
$6.01
Employees
415
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Ticker: SEHK:8018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finsoft Financial Investment Holdings Limited
Finsoft Financial Investment Holdings is principally engaged in the provision of financial trading software solutions, provision of other internet financial platforms, provision of referral services, money lending business, securities investments and provision of corporate finance advisory services.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$7.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.91
EBIT ($mm)
$1.77
Net Income ($mm)
$1.16
Employees
64
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Ticker: INIX.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GB:FFA.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FFastFill plc
FFastFill plc
FFastFill is the leading provider of Software as a Service to the global derivatives community, using the latest developments in technology to automate trade flow processes across a firm's front, middle and back offices.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$24.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.69
EBIT ($mm)
$3.39
Net Income ($mm)
$2.90
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:3747
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTERTRADE Co., Ltd.
INTERTRADE Co., Ltd. is a Japan-based company principally engaged in the provision of packaged systems for security business. The Company is involved in the design, development, sale, maintenance and operation of front and packaged systems for security business and corporations, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$17.15
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.32)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.58)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
115
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Ticker: ASX:EOL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Energy One
Energy One
Energy One is Australia’s leading provider of Energy Trading and Risk Management ("ETRM") solutions, with software product and service solutions for wholesale and retail energy businesses, including carbon and environmental certificate trading and management needs.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.99
EBIT ($mm)
$1.81
Net Income ($mm)
$0.92
Employees
95
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Ticker: FXIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forex International Trading Corp.
Forex International Trading Corp.
Forex International Trading develops the next generation of Forex trading platforms. 4XINT Trader is an advanced online trading platform for the Forex market.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: AIM:BRY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brady plc
Brady plc
Brady plc is the leading provider of software solutions for global commodity trading. They offer a choice of trading and risk management applications designed to enable producers, financial organisations and trading companies to manage their commodity transactions in an integrated solution.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
253
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Ticker: OTCPK:APTY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APT Systems, Inc.
APT is an acronym for Applied Proprietary Trading. The Management of APT Systems, Inc. works to deliver stock trading tools with a focus on handheld devices.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MORN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,179.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$246.20
EBIT ($mm)
$189.60
Net Income ($mm)
$152.00
Employees
6737
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Ticker: 601519.SS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Great Wisdom provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, real-time quotes reveal and investment analysis software, financial education system, information dissemination, Web and other areas of financial services platform.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$92.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($76.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($68.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MKTX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$463.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$246.49
EBIT ($mm)
$224.84
Net Income ($mm)
$185.05
Employees
454
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Ticker: BLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. They help clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares®, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13,880.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,602.00
EBIT ($mm)
$5,300.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,199.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: AIM:FDP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Derivatives plc
First Derivatives plc
First Derivatives (FD) is a global technology provider with nearly 20 years of experience of working with some of the world’s largest finance, technology and energy institutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$222.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.38
EBIT ($mm)
$21.19
Net Income ($mm)
$11.43
Employees
2000
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Ticker: BIT:CAD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CAD IT S.p.A.
CAD IT S.p.A.
CAD IT is a dynamic Italian technology company with a leading position in financial services software. Area Finanza, their flagship product, is a securities trading and post-trading process management system. CAD IT customers includes Banks, Insurances, Funds, Brokers, Enterprises, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$74.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.44
EBIT ($mm)
$7.75
Net Income ($mm)
$4.94
Employees
590
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Ticker: BIT:TAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAS Group S.p.A
TAS Group S.p.A
TAS S.p.A. a leading company in Italy in the supply of software and services for banking and financial applications, with a presence in Europe, the US and Latin America. TAS is specialised in software solutions for electronic money, payment systems, capital markets and Extended Enterprise.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$63.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.90
EBIT ($mm)
$7.21
Net Income ($mm)
$6.01
Employees
415
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Ticker: SEHK:8018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finsoft Financial Investment Holdings Limited
Finsoft Financial Investment Holdings is principally engaged in the provision of financial trading software solutions, provision of other internet financial platforms, provision of referral services, money lending business, securities investments and provision of corporate finance advisory services.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$7.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.91
EBIT ($mm)
$1.77
Net Income ($mm)
$1.16
Employees
64
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Ticker: INIX.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GB:FFA.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FFastFill plc
FFastFill plc
FFastFill is the leading provider of Software as a Service to the global derivatives community, using the latest developments in technology to automate trade flow processes across a firm's front, middle and back offices.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$24.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.69
EBIT ($mm)
$3.39
Net Income ($mm)
$2.90
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:3747
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTERTRADE Co., Ltd.
INTERTRADE Co., Ltd. is a Japan-based company principally engaged in the provision of packaged systems for security business. The Company is involved in the design, development, sale, maintenance and operation of front and packaged systems for security business and corporations, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$17.15
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.32)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.58)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
115
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Ticker: FXIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forex International Trading Corp.
Forex International Trading Corp.
Forex International Trading develops the next generation of Forex trading platforms. 4XINT Trader is an advanced online trading platform for the Forex market.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCPK:APTY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APT Systems, Inc.
APT is an acronym for Applied Proprietary Trading. The Management of APT Systems, Inc. works to deliver stock trading tools with a focus on handheld devices.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:BRY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brady plc
Brady plc
Brady plc is the leading provider of software solutions for global commodity trading. They offer a choice of trading and risk management applications designed to enable producers, financial organisations and trading companies to manage their commodity transactions in an integrated solution.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
253
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Ticker: MORN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,179.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$246.20
EBIT ($mm)
$189.60
Net Income ($mm)
$152.00
Employees
6737
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Ticker: 601519.SS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Great Wisdom provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, real-time quotes reveal and investment analysis software, financial education system, information dissemination, Web and other areas of financial services platform.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$92.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($76.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($68.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSXV:ALY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AnalytixInsight
AnalytixInsight
AnalytixInsight Inc's Big Data Analytics platform helps transform data into narratives. Their flagship product Capital Cube provides high-quality financial research and content for investors, information providers, finance portals and media.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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