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closed 1/24/2020 via PE Hub

Purpose Advisor Solutions, acquired Wealthsimple

synopsis: Purpose Advisor Solutions, a new financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own business, has acquired Wealthsimple, an online investment manager that builds a personal, low-cost portfolio for user.
buyer: Purpose Advisor Solutions
Purpose Advisor Solutions is a new financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own business. Their team is passionate about helping advisors and is building a new business model to provide what they need to thrive and succeed."
target: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is an online investment manager that builds a personal, low-cost portfolio for user. They are on a mission to bring smarter financial services to everybody, regardless of age or net worth.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

synopsis: VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, has acquired Smartly, a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
buyer: VinaCapital Investment Management
Founded in 2003, VinaCapital is one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, with a diversified portfolio of USD1.8 billion in assets under management. "
target: Smartly Pte Ltd
Smartly is a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
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announced 7/8/2016 via PR Newswire

Legg Mason, Inc., will acquire Financial Guard

synopsis: Legg Mason, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire an 82% majority equity interest in Financial Guard LLC, an online Registered Investment Advisor and innovative technology-enabled wealth management and investment advice platform. The firm will operate as part of Legg Mason's alternative distribution strategies business.
buyer: Legg Mason, Inc. (LM:$2,660.84)
Legg Mason is a global asset management firm that provides active asset management in many major investment centers throughout the world. "
target: Financial Guard
Financial Guard is a leading online investment advisor providing simple, professional and transparent investment advice through its interactive website. Financial Guard's technology allows investors to create a unique profile and view all of their investments in one place
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announced 1/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

synopsis: Wealthsimple Financial Inc., Canada's leading online investing service, announced it has acquired Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc., the country's first automated investment manager.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: ShareOwner
ShareOwner (Canadian ShareOwner Investments) has been providing independent investment education and low-cost investing services to retail investors since 1987.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

synopsis: Consumer financial services platform SoFi has acquired 8 Securities, a Hong Kong-based investing app. Targeted to personal investors, 8 Securities will rebrand to SoFi Hong Kong and will begin launching services in other markets in addition to Hong Kong. 8 Securities was the first mobile-only investment service and robo-advisor to launch in Asia.
buyer: SoFi
SoFi is a values-driven company on a mission to help members get their money right. They create modern financial products and services that help people borrow, save, spend, invest, and protect their money better, so that they can achieve financial independence and realize their ambitions. "
target: 8 Securities Limited
Hong Kong-based 8 Securities is a cloud-based brokerage platform that provides simple, transparent, and affordable mobile investing solutions. The company allows users to trade over 15,000 US and Hong Kong stocks and exchange traded funds as much as they like free of commission.
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announced 8/26/2015 via BusinessWire

BlackRock, Inc., will acquire FutureAdvisor

synopsis: BlackRock, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FutureAdvisor, a leader in digital wealth management. FutureAdvisor will operate as a business within the firm’s investment and risk management platform. They will provide financial institutions with technology-enabled advice capabilities to improve clients’ investment experience.
buyer: BlackRock, Inc. (BLK:$13,880.00)
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. "
target: FutureAdvisor
FutureAdvisor is an award-winning investment advisory firm that manages existing IRA, Roth, taxable accounts, and other investment accounts. They automatically monitor, rebalance, and tax-manage clients' current investments, adding low-fee index funds where necessary to bolster portfolios.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

TradeFloor Pty Ltd, acquired OpenMarkets

synopsis: Software developer TradeFloor has acquired a controlling stake in OpenMarkets, a digital trading platform that provides retail investors, traders, advisers, robo-advisers, brokers and financial intermediaries with a suite of innovative brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets.
buyer: TradeFloor Pty Ltd
TradeFloor is a must-have application for anyone who trades (or is thinking about trading) Exchange-Traded Options in Australia. They are striving to make options accessible to everyone, regardless of trading knowledge, and provide valuable insights into the risk and reward of trading strategies. "
target: OpenMarkets
OpenMarkets is a digital trading platform that provides retail investors, traders, advisers, robo-advisers, brokers and financial intermediaries with a suite of innovative brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets.
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closed 5/8/2020 via BusinessWire

The Charles Schwab Corporation, acquired Motif Investing, Inc.

synopsis: The Charles Schwab Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of the technology and intellectual property of Motif, a next-generation online broker offering thematic investing to individual and institutional investors.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,615.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. "
target: Motif Investing, Inc.
Motif is a next-generation online broker offering thematic investing to individual and institutional investors. They are a fintech pioneer that has combined breakthrough technology and data science to deliver customized thematic portfolios to investors.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Flatex, will acquire DEGIRO B.V.

synopsis: flatex Bank AG, a leading online brokerage business in Europe, will acquire DEGIRO BV, one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
buyer: Flatex (DB:FLA:$132.15)
Flatex is a leading online brokerage business in Europe. Flatex provides an affordable and mobile online broker-platform with expert service and advice. Flatex offers trading in all common securities such as shares, funds and ETFs in exchange and over-the-counter trading. "
target: DEGIRO B.V.
DEGIRO is one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

synopsis: LYNX, a Dutch specialist in online investing, has acquired TradersOnly, the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
buyer: Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV
LYNX is a Dutch specialist in online investing. LYNX provides investors with access to more than 100 exchanges in 20 countries through its user-friendly trading platform. The company was founded in 2006 and has been active on the Dutch market since 2007. "
target: TradersOnly BV
TradersOnly is the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
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closed 10/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

MobiKwik, acquired Clearfunds

synopsis: MobiKwik, India's largest independent mobile payments network, has acquired Clearfunds, an online investment advisor that allows users to buy direct mutual funds from any Mutual Fund Company in India. Clearfunds' robo-advisory platform provides financial planning and investment recommendations via web and mobile to India’s mass affluent.
buyer: MobiKwik
MobiKwik is India's largest independent mobile payments network connecting 107 million users with more than 3 million direct merchants. MobiKwik allows users to load money into a digital wallet and make secure 1-tap payments for online or offline purchases. "
target: Clearfunds
Clearfunds is an online investment advisor that allows users to buy direct mutual funds from any Mutual Fund Company in India. Their robo-advisory platform provides financial planning and investment recommendations via web and mobile to India’s mass affluent.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Niyogin Fintech Ltd., acquired Moneyfront

synopsis: Niyogin, a non-banking finance company in India, has acquired a 50.1% stake in Moneyfront, an online robo-advisory and investment platform in India. Moneyfront helps its users invest in mutual funds and other fixed-income instruments. Users can manage their investments through a customizable portfolio management system and earn superior returns.
buyer: Niyogin Fintech Ltd. (BSE:538772:$2.40)
Founded in 1988, Niyogin is a non-banking finance company in India. The company helps small businesses with their financial needs, whether it is collateral free access to credit for working capital, financing small projects, expanding businesses or purchasing inventory. "
target: Moneyfront
Moneyfront is an online robo-advisory and investment platform in India. Moneyfront helps its users invest in mutual funds and other fixed-income instruments. Users can manage their investments through a completely customizable portfolio management system and earn superior returns.
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closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
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closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Ally, acquired TradeKing

synopsis: Ally Financial Inc., one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies, announced that it has acquired TradeKing Group, Inc., a digital wealth management company. TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States.
buyer: Ally (ALLY:$6,378.00)
Ally Financial Inc. is one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies. The company offers a full suite of automotive financing products and services in key markets around the world. "
target: TradeKing
TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States. It offers online trading services in the areas of options, stocks, exchange traded funds, mutual funds, fixed incomes, and foreign exchange funds.
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closed 11/18/2015 via BusinessWire

TradeKing, acquired MB Trading Holdings, LLC

synopsis: TradeKing Group, Inc., an innovator in online brokerage, today announced that its acquisition of MB Trading has officially closed. With the addition of MB Trading’s renowned trading platform, TradeKing now offers a powerful, active trading experience for the most seasoned traders.
buyer: TradeKing
TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States. It offers online trading services in the areas of options, stocks, exchange traded funds, mutual funds, fixed incomes, and foreign exchange funds. "
target: MB Trading Holdings, LLC
MB Trading is a direct access brokerage firm that develops and markets direct access trading technology to online investors, institutions, and qualified destinations. Using a proprietary order routing system, the company allows investors to trade directly to the NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX markets.
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closed 1/10/2008 via Burlington Free Press

Banks.com, Inc., acquired OnLine Investments, Inc.

synopsis: Banks.com, Inc. a leading financial services focused web property, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Online Investments, Inc., including MyStockFund.com, MyStockFundKids.com and an online broker/dealer with a wide array of products, tools, and services.
buyer: Banks.com, Inc. (BNX:$0.00)
Banks.com is a leading Financial Services portal containing a unique breadth and depth of products and services. Our mission is to bring our users and subscribers the most relevant financial information on the web. "
target: OnLine Investments, Inc.
MyStockFund Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, is the broker-dealer offering the unique securities trading platform. OnLine Investments, Inc. the parent of MyStockFund Securities, Inc. has developed the technology to enable convenient and cost-effective Internet-based investment.
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closed 1/24/2020 via PE Hub

Purpose Advisor Solutions, acquired Wealthsimple

synopsis: Purpose Advisor Solutions, a new financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own business, has acquired Wealthsimple, an online investment manager that builds a personal, low-cost portfolio for user.
buyer: Purpose Advisor Solutions
Purpose Advisor Solutions is a new financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own business. Their team is passionate about helping advisors and is building a new business model to provide what they need to thrive and succeed."
target: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is an online investment manager that builds a personal, low-cost portfolio for user. They are on a mission to bring smarter financial services to everybody, regardless of age or net worth.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Wealthsimple, acquired SimpleTax Software Inc.

synopsis: Wealthsimple, Canada's leading online investment service, announced that it has acquired SimpleTax, a Canadian web-based tax preparation service that makes preparing and filing tax returns quick and easy. Together, the companies aim to further their joint mission of making financial tools simple and accessible to everyone.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: SimpleTax Software Inc.
SimpleTax is an award-winning Canadian tax software that makes taxes easy. They believe people deserve better: taxes should be easy and transparent enough to do them alone; the cost to prepare a return should be fair; tax software should be friendly, fast, and fun. That's where SimpleTax comes in.
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

synopsis: Wealthsimple Financial Inc., Canada's leading online investing service, announced it has acquired Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc., the country's first automated investment manager.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: ShareOwner
ShareOwner (Canadian ShareOwner Investments) has been providing independent investment education and low-cost investing services to retail investors since 1987.
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closed 1/24/2020 via PE Hub

Purpose Advisor Solutions, acquired Wealthsimple

synopsis: Purpose Advisor Solutions, a new financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own business, has acquired Wealthsimple, an online investment manager that builds a personal, low-cost portfolio for user.
buyer: Purpose Advisor Solutions
Purpose Advisor Solutions is a new financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own business. Their team is passionate about helping advisors and is building a new business model to provide what they need to thrive and succeed."
target: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is an online investment manager that builds a personal, low-cost portfolio for user. They are on a mission to bring smarter financial services to everybody, regardless of age or net worth.
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announced 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Refinitiv, will acquire Advisor Software Inc.

synopsis: Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, announced the acquisition of strategic assets from Advisor Software Inc., a leading provider of wealth management cloud platforms for financial advisors and institutions.
buyer parent: London Stock Exchange Group
buyer: Refinitiv
Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. They provide leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community. "
target: Advisor Software Inc.
Advisor Software, Inc. is a leading provider of wealth management cloud platforms for financial advisors and institutions. The company has pioneered the first Wealth Management Cloud platform that offers streamlined access to a comprehensive range of financial services and resources.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

TradeFloor Pty Ltd, acquired CCUBE

synopsis: Software developer TradeFloor has acquired CCUBE, which provides software for financial planners and went into voluntary administration in early April after COVID-19 dried up a fundraising deal. CCUBE is designed to support financial advisers drive efficiency and productivity in an increasingly client centric world.
buyer: TradeFloor Pty Ltd
TradeFloor is a must-have application for anyone who trades (or is thinking about trading) Exchange-Traded Options in Australia. They are striving to make options accessible to everyone, regardless of trading knowledge, and provide valuable insights into the risk and reward of trading strategies. "
target: CCUBE
CCUBE is a next generation financial planning and wealth management solution designed to support financial advisers drive efficiency and productivity in an increasingly client centric world.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Franklin Templeton Investments, acquired AdvisorEngine

synopsis: Franklin Resources, Inc., a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton, has acquired AdvisorEngine Inc., a digital wealth platform and provider of technology and consulting services to more than 1,200 financial advisory firms in the United States that manage over $600 billion in assets.
buyer: Franklin Templeton Investments (BEN:$5,680.20)
Franklin Resources is a global investment management organization operating, together with its subsidiaries, as Franklin Templeton. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes, including equity, fixed income, alternatives, and custom multi-asset solutions. "
target: AdvisorEngine
AdvisorEngine a digital wealth platform and provider of technology and consulting services to wealth management firms in the United States. Its financial experience platform serves as a unified operating system across advisor experience, business operations experience, and client experience.
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announced 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire AdviserLogic Group

synopsis: Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, an Australian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, will acquire AdviserLogic, an Australian adviser software firm. AdviserLogic's cloud-based, financial planning software serves independent financial advisers in Australia.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: AdviserLogic Group
AdviserLogic is an Australian adviser software firm. Its cloud-based, financial planning software serves independent financial advisers. AdviserLogic's open architecture software platform delivers an end-to-end planning solution that encompasses best in class training and support.
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announced 7/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Orion Advisor Services, LLC, will acquire Advizr

synopsis: Orion Advisor Services, LLC , a portfolio management solution provider for registered investment advisors, will acquire Advizr, Inc., a financial planning and client experience technology platform. Advizr's technology enables advisors, financial institutions, and employers to engage investors in various ways, depending on their service model.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Orion Advisor Services, LLC
Orion Advisor Services, LLC is the premier portfolio accounting service provider for advisors. Orion provides the integrated and fully customizable technology solutions that advisors need to help grow their businesses over the long term. "
target: Advizr
Advizr creates software that will expand consumer and advisor access to high-quality financial planning services in an accessible format. The powerful, automated, interactive financial planning solution empowers advisors to serve their clients in a cost-effective way, regardless of net worth.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Envestnet, Inc., acquired MoneyGuide Pro

synopsis: Envestnet, a leading provider of intelligent systems for wealth management and financial wellness, acquired PIEtech, Inc., the creator of the MoneyGuide family of financial planning applications. MoneyGuide is a leading goals-based financial planning application used by financial advisors.
buyer: Envestnet, Inc. (ENV:$900.13)
Envestnet, Inc. is a leading provider of intelligent systems for wealth management and financial wellness. Envestnet's unified technology empowers enterprises and advisors to more fully understand their clients and deliver actionable intelligence that drives better outcomes and improves lives. "
target: MoneyGuide Pro
PIEtech, Inc. is the creator of the MoneyGuide family of financial planning applications. MoneyGuide is a leading goals-based financial planning application used by financial advisors.
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announced 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

Principal Financial Group, will acquire RobustWealth

synopsis: Principal Financial Group, a provider of retirement and asset management solutions, will acquire RobustWealth. RobustWealth is a digital wealth management platform built by and for investment advisors. It integrates previously modular features into one seamless suite that advisors can leverage to optimize their practice on their clients’ behalf.
buyer: Principal Financial Group (PFG:$13,927.40)
Principal helps people and companies build, protect and advance their financial well-being through retirement, insurance and asset management solutions that fit their lives. They offer innovative ideas, investment expertise and real-life solutions to make financial progress possible. "
target: RobustWealth
RobustWealth is a digital wealth management platform built by and for investment advisors, and engineered to satisfy their unique needs. It integrates previously modular features into one seamless suite that advisors can leverage to optimize their practice on their clients’ behalf.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Equisoft, acquired Planist Ltd.

synopsis: Equisoft, a leading global provider of digital business solutions for the insurance and wealth industries, announced the acquisition of Montreal-based Planist Ltd. Planist offers a unique financial portal that provides access to all the analytical tools needed to create comprehensive financial plans and strategies.
buyer: Equisoft
Equisoft provides advanced digital business solutions that optimize processes, increase revenue and enable growth for the life insurance and wealth management industries. All Equisoft software systems are developed for optimal scalability and configurability to empower clients. "
target: Planist Ltd.
Planist offers a unique financial portal that provides access to all the analytical tools needed to create comprehensive financial plans and strategies. Planist is dedicated to helping financial services professionals deliver the best possible financial planning analysis, tools, and recommendations.
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closed 2/15/2017 via PR Newswire

AdvisorEngine, acquired Wealthminder

synopsis: AdvisorEngine, the innovative digital wealth management platform that has become a leader in the financial services industry, announced that it has purchased the technology assets and intellectual property of Wealthminder, a cloud-based offering that enables financial advisors to collaborate with clients to help them reach their financial goals.
buyer: AdvisorEngine
AdvisorEngine, a pioneer in digital wealth management tech, was the first company to integrate private-label robo-advice within a full enterprise B2B digital wealth management tech platform. It integrates online & traditional wealth management processes & workflows to help advisors serve clients. "
target: Wealthminder
Wealthminder is a cloud-based offering that enables financial advisors to collaborate with clients to help them reach their financial goals. Wealthminder's mission is to make financial planning simpler for financial firms and their clients.
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announced 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

RL360°, will acquire Ardan International Limited

synopsis: Rowan Dartington has agreed to sell its Isle of Man-based international platform business, Ardan International, to the RL360° Group. Ardan International is one of the few independent wealth platforms designed specifically to be used by financial advisers with expatriate clients and features such international-client-friendly advantages.
buyer: RL360°
RL360° provides offshore savings, protection and investment products to expats and local nationals around the world. For example, their flagship regular savings product Quantum is an affordable and flexible solution for those who want to save for their future. "
target parent: Rowan Dartington Holdings
target: Ardan International Limited
Ardan International, based in the Isle of Man, is one of the few independent wealth platforms designed specifically to be used by financial advisers with expatriate clients and features such international-client-friendly advantages.
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closed 1/28/2016 via Company Press Release

FTV Capital, purchased a minority stake in True Potential LLP

synopsis: True Potential LLP, the leading UK-based integrated investor and wealth management technology platform serving advisers and retail clients in the UK, announced it had sold a significant minority share of its group business to FTV Capital, its first institutional investor.
buyer: FTV Capital
FTV Capital is a growth equity investment firm that has raised over $1.8 billion since inception to invest in high-growth companies offering a range of innovative solutions in three sectors: enterprise solutions, financial services, and payments/transaction processing. "
target: True Potential LLP
True Potential LLP is the leading UK-based integrated investor and wealth management technology platform serving advisers and retail clients in the UK.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BusinessWire

Envestnet, Inc., acquired Finance Logix

synopsis: Envestnet, Inc., announced that it has acquired Finance Logix, a technology company that provides leading-edge financial planning and wealth management software solutions to banks, broker-dealers and RIA firms.
buyer: Envestnet, Inc. (ENV:$900.13)
Envestnet, Inc. is a leading provider of unified wealth management technology and services to investment advisors. Their open-architecture platforms unify and fortify the wealth management process, delivering unparalleled flexibility, accuracy, performance and value. "
target: Finance Logix
Finance Logix is a technology company that provides leading-edge financial planning and wealth management software solutions to banks, broker-dealers and RIA firms.
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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Vanare LLC, acquired NestEgg Wealth, Inc.

synopsis: Vanare, a next-generation wealth management technology platform for investment advisors, announced the acquisition of NestEgg Wealth. NestEgg is an online wealth management platform to help people save and invest, and to help financial advisors reach out, communicate, and serve these investors.
buyer: Vanare LLC
Vanare is a wealth management platform for investment advisors to help grow their business. As the only technology platform to fully integrate Online Wealth Management, and CRM in a seamless solution, Vanare offers RIAs a comprehensive, experience with flexibility across workflows. "
target: NestEgg Wealth, Inc.
NestEgg is an online wealth management platform to help people save and invest, and to help financial advisors reach out, communicate, and serve these investors. They help clients save, invest and plan for the future using the same tools developed by Wall Street banks for their wealthiest clients.
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closed 8/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Rubik Financial Limited, acquired COIN Software

synopsis: Australian financial software and technology provider Rubik Financial Ltd. has acquired Coin Software Pty. Coin is Macquarie’s financial planning software business, which provides technology to financial advisers and mortgage brokers.
buyer: Rubik Financial Limited (ASX:RFL:$33.30)
Rubik delivers low cost, hosted ‘bank in a box’ services. Rubik aims to lower the cost of delivering banking services by decreasing the cost and effort in the technology platform required to meet APRA requirements. "
target parent: Macquarie Group Limited
target: COIN Software
COIN Software is Macquarie’s financial planning software business, providing smart technology for financial advisers and mortgage brokers who want to work smarter, not harder. COIN supports around 15,000 financial advisers and administration staff across Australia.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Objectway Financial Software S.p.A, will acquire eXimius

synopsis: Objectway Financial Software S.p.A, a leading Italian software provider for financial institutions which is currently expanding in Europe, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the eXimius business of Thomson Reuters. eXimius provides a private client wealth management platform.
buyer: Objectway Financial Software S.p.A
Objectway Financial Software S.p.A is a leader in software applications and technology services for financial markets and other corporates in Italy and Europe. The group consists of two companies: ObjectWay Financial Software SpA - the parent company - and ObjectWay iTec SpA. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: eXimius
eXimius is a front-office investment, wealth, and relationship management workflow application. It provides an easy-to-use decision support platform for the efficient and effective management of client assets.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Manulife, acquired Guide Financial

synopsis: John Hancock Financial, a division of Manulife, announced that it has acquired Guide Financial, Inc., a software provider for financial advisors. Guide Financial builds software that enables investors to make better financial decisions and build wealth, utilizing artificial intelligence, behavioral finance, and seamless advisor integration.
buyer: Manulife (TSX:MFC:$44,261.87)
Manulife is a leading financial services group with operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Manulife's international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services. "
target: Guide Financial
Guide Financial is a software company that enables financial advisors and institutions to help clients build assets and manage their full financial lives - utilizing artificial intelligence, behavioral finance, and seamless advisor integration.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

CAD IT S.p.A., acquired Desarrollo de Productos Informáticos S.A.

synopsis: CAD IT, a leader in the Italian financial software market, has acquired a 74.5% stake in Desarrollo de Productos Informáticos S.A. (DPI), a leading provider of software solutions to financial companies in Spain. DPI offers wealth management and investment management solutions to banks, insurance companies, and other financial companies.
buyer: CAD IT S.p.A. (BIT:CAD:$74.33)
CAD IT is a dynamic Italian technology company with a leading position in financial services software. Area Finanza, their flagship product, is a securities trading and post-trading process management system. CAD IT customers includes Banks, Insurances, Funds, Brokers, Enterprises, and more. "
target: Desarrollo de Productos Informáticos S.A.
Founded in 1991, Desarrollo de Productos Informáticos S.A. (DPI) is a leading provider of software solutions to financial companies in Spain. DPI offers wealth management and investment management solutions to banks, insurance companies, investment institutions, and other financial companies.
price ($mm)
$4.63*
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2017 via PR Newswire

NewSpring Capital, acquired Vertical Management Systems

synopsis: NewSpring Holdings, LLC announced the completion of the acquisition of Vertical Management Systems, Inc. (VMS), headquartered in Pasadena, CA. VMS is a technology innovation firm which provides integrated solutions to solve today's key issues like fiduciary risk, fee transparency, and revenue reconciliation.
buyer: NewSpring Capital
NewSpring Capital invests in dynamic companies with the goal of partnering with management teams to develop their businesses into market leaders. Founded in 1999, NewSpring Capital manages more than $1 billion in capital across its four distinct investment strategies. "
target: Vertical Management Systems
Vertical Management Systems is a technology innovation firm bringing best-in-class solutions to a financial services industry in need of change. They provide easy-to-implement, integrated solutions that solve for today’s key issues like fiduciary risk, fee transparency, and revenue reconciliation.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Equiniti Limited, acquired Peter Evans Associates

synopsis: The Equiniti Group, a leading financial and business services outsourcing provider, announces the acquisition of leading technology provider for financial services firms, peterevans. peterevans is a leading independent provider of front to back office solutions for the financial services sector.
buyer: Equiniti Limited (LSE:EQN:$669.57)
Equiniti is a strategic partner to leading businesses, delivering complete commercial solutions in share registration, employee benefits, investment services and outsourced specialist tasks. "
target: Peter Evans Associates
Peter Evans offers packaged solutions for a wide range of back office applications, within the Securities and Investment Industry. The flexible business rules allow the software to be configured to meet specific business processes with a minimum of compromise.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/11/2008 via BusinessWire

FolioDynamix, acquired SunGard Advisor Technologies

synopsis: Privately held FolioDynamix, a driver of innovation in unified managed accounts technology and services, announced its acquisition of SunGard Advisory Technologies Inc., a provider of investment management programs and wealth management platform solutions to financial services organizations nationwide.
buyer: FolioDynamix
FolioDynamix is an established leader in the fast growing managed account industry. Its FDx platform is a configurable, thin-client application with tools to manage a portfolio through the lifecycle of an account, including a fully proprietary tax lot. "
target parent: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
target: SunGard Advisor Technologies
SunGard Advisor Technologies, Inc. provides investment management programs and wealth management platform solutions for the financial services organizations. It offers Web-based asset consulting programs and back-office services for financial advisors and institutions.
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