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closed 2/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Covisum, acquired PrairieSmarts

synopsis: Two companies are joining forces to offer financial advisors powerful risk analytics with retirement planning solutions. PrairieSmarts' advanced risk management platform for financial services professionals has been acquired by Covisum, a retirement income planning technology and training solution.
buyer: Covisum
Covisum provides financial advisors with software, training and support to deliver retirement income plans that improve the lives of clients by facilitating better retirement decisions. Their core product offerings include Social Security Timing and Tax Clarity. "
target: PrairieSmarts
PrairieSmarts helps investors and financial firms find success by providing the most intuitive, advanced and bias-free risk management platform in the world. Founded in 2013, PrairieSmarts provides advanced and digestible insights into financial risk using some of the world's best risk algorithms.
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closed 10/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wealthbar, acquired Snap Projections Inc.

synopsis: WealthBar Financial Services Inc., a leading Canadian wealth management platform and a subsidiary of CI Financial Corp., has acquired Snap Projections Inc. Based in Ontario, Snap Projections offers intuitive financial planning software that helps wealth professionals build customized wealth and retirement plans for their clients.
buyer parent: CI Financial Corp.
buyer: Wealthbar
WealthBar is a leading Canadian online wealth management and financial planning platform offering easy online investing portfolios and low-fee Exchange-Traded Funds, along with unlimited commission-free advice. "
target: Snap Projections Inc.
Ontario-based Snap Projections helps financial advisors, planners and wealth managers educate their clients to help them make better financial decisions through a simple yet powerful and easy to use financial and retirement planning software solution.
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closed 6/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Tegra118, acquired RetireUp

synopsis: Tegra118, a top provider of wealth and asset management technology solutions, has acquired RetireUp, a leading provider of retirement planning technology. The acquisition will help advisors enrich their client relationships with powerful retirement income planning through a seamless, modern experience.
buyer parent: Motive Partners
buyer: Tegra118
Tegra118 is a provider of software solutions to the wealth and asset management industry with a vast network of broker-dealers, asset managers, and custodians and trading interfaces. Its platform provides portfolio management, trading, accounting, rebalancing, and reporting for managed accounts. "
target: RetireUp
RetireUp is a provider of integrated retirement income planning solutions built to strengthen the client-advisor relationship. With powerful tools, actuarial-level product modeling, data integration, and an automated forms system, RetireUp facilitates more meaningful client-advisor conversations.
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announced 3/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire PlanPlus Global

synopsis: Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire PlanPlus Global, a financial-planning and risk-profiling software firm based in Canada.
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: PlanPlus Global
PlanPlus Global is a world-renowned investment and financial planning software provider. It offers the most academically validated risk profiling process, a globally scalable financial planning system, and a robust investment tracking tool that ensures investors remain suitably invested over time.
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closed 9/13/2018 via PR Newswire

Simplicity Group Holdings, acquired AssetLock

synopsis: Simplicity Group Holdings announced that it has acquired investment and retirement account communication technology, AssetLock. AssetLock is an award-winning investment and retirement account monitoring software that streamlines communication between the account holder and financial advisor.
buyer: Simplicity Group Holdings
Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, Simplicity Group Holdings is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing financial marketing organizations with over 20,000 financial professionals, 100 partner agencies, and 30 broker-dealer partners located throughout the United States. "
target: AssetLock
AssetLock is an award-winning investment and retirement account monitoring software that streamlines communication between the account holder and financial advisor.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Fi360, Inc., acquired Center for Fiduciary Management

synopsis: Fi360, a fiduciary education, training and technology company, has acquired the Center for Fiduciary Management (CFFM), an investment management technology provider for retirement plan advisors. CFFM's FiRM solution features investment monitoring, document storage, plan fee analysis, investment line-up comparison, and more.
buyer parent: Bluff Point Associates
buyer: Fi360, Inc.
Fi360 is a fiduciary education, training and technology company that helps financial intermediaries use prudent fiduciary practices to profitably gather, grow and protect investors’ assets. The firm provides professionals with the tools they need to act as a fiduciary in their work with investors. "
target: Center for Fiduciary Management
The Center for Fiduciary Management (CFFM) provides the retirement plan industry with investment monitoring services. Their FiRM solution features investment monitoring, document storage, and more. Their RFP Director solution makes the Retirement Service Provider RFP process efficient and easy.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BusinessWire

Virtus Partners, LLC, acquired Alphakinetic

synopsis: Virtus Partners Holdings, LLC (“Virtus”) and Alphakinetic, a financial technology firm, announced the completed acquisition of Alphakinetic’s business by Virtus. Alphakinetic is the developer of the Glide platform- fund management software with trade order management, credit analysis and risk management capabilities used by front office personnel.
buyer: Virtus Partners, LLC
Virtus Partners, LLC provides alternative asset administrative and middle office services and data to funds and various investment vehicles, including hedge and private equity funds, separate accounts, total return swaps and collateralized loan obligations. "
target: Alphakinetic
Alphakinetic is a London- based financial technology firm and the developer of the Glide platform- fund management software with trade order management, credit analysis and risk management capabilities used by front office personnel at investment management companies.
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closed 3/20/2017 via GlobeNewswire

FactSet Research Systems Inc., acquired BISAM

synopsis: FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading service, announced that it has acquired BISAM Technologies S.A. from Aquiline Capital Partners. BISAM is a leading provider of portfolio performance and attribution, multi-asset risk, GIPS composites management and reporting.
buyer: FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS:$1,494.11)
FactSet delivers the world's best insight and information to investment professionals through superior analytics, service, content, and technology. More than 66,000 users make smarter investment decisions with FactSet's desktop analytics, mobile applications, and comprehensive data feeds. "
target parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
target: BISAM
BISAM is the leading provider of sophisticated solutions for performance and attribution, GIPS composites management, multi-asset risk analysis, portfolio construction and reporting. Many of the world's largest buy-side firms use BISAM to evaluate and enhance their investment strategies.
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closed 7/10/2012 via BusinessWire

Aquiline Capital Partners, acquired BI-SAM Technologies

synopsis: Aquiline Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm investing in financial services, announced that it has become the majority shareholder of BI-SAM Technologies, the leading provider of data management, performance, attribution, risk, GIPS® and reporting solutions for the asset management industry.
buyer: Aquiline Capital Partners
Aquiline is a private equity firm based in New York investing in financial services enterprises in industries such as property and casualty insurance, banking, securities, asset management, life insurance and financial technology. "
target: BI-SAM Technologies
Created in 2000 and headquartered in Paris, France, BI-SAM Technologies is the market-leading integrated solution for data management, performance measurement and attribution, risk management, GIPS, and client reporting.
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announced 3/23/2021 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Calypso Technology Inc

synopsis: Thoma Bravo is to acquire Calypso Technology, Inc. from international private equity group Bridgepoint and global growth investor Summit Partners. Calypso Technology, Inc. is a cloud-enabled provider of cross-asset front-to-back solutions and managed services for financial markets with over 40000 users in 60+ countries.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Calypso Technology Inc
Calypso Technology, Inc. is a cloud-enabled provider of cross-asset front-to-back solutions and managed services for financial markets with over 40000 users in 60+ countries.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Abrigo, acquired FARIN Financial Risk Management

synopsis: Abrigo, a technology provider of compliance, credit risk, and lending solutions for community financial institutions, has acquired WI-based Farin Financial Risk Management (FARIN). FARIN is a leader in the enterprise risk management space, with their flagship asset liability management platform and highly regarded advisory services.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: Abrigo
Abrigo is a leading technology provider of compliance, credit risk, and lending solutions that community financial institutions use to manage risk and drive growth. Their software automates key processes – from anti-money laundering to fraud detection to lending solutions. "
target: FARIN Financial Risk Management
Based in Madison, Wis., FARIN is a leader in asset liability management software and advisory services. For over 30 years, FARIN has provided financial consulting, software and analysis designed to drive earnings improvements for financial institutions nationwide.
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closed 3/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

WorldFirst, acquired Currency Technologies Pty Ltd

synopsis: WorldFirst, the UK's fastest growing foreign exchange company, has acquired CurrencyVue, a foreign exchange risk management platform in Australia. CurrencyVue's cloud platform provides users with a real-time view of their international payments and currency exposures, enabling them to easily identify FX exposure risk, save time, and reduce costs.
buyer parent: Ant Financial
buyer: WorldFirst
WorldFirst is the UK's fastest growing foreign exchange company. WorldFirst specialises in making foreign exchange simple, fast and fuss-free for people and businesses with global ambitions. The company has helped over 120,000 people, small businesses and online sellers transfer over £60bn. "
target: Currency Technologies Pty Ltd
CurrencyVue is a foreign exchange risk management platform in Australia. CurrencyVue's cloud platform provides users with a real-time view of their international payments and currency exposures. CurrencyVue helps businesses to easily identify FX exposure risk, save time, and reduce costs.
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closed 12/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Solovis, LLC, acquired Madrone Software & Analytics, Inc.

synopsis: Solovis, a multi-asset class portfolio management, analytics and reporting platform for limited partners and asset allocators, announced the acquisition of Madrone Software & Analytics, Inc. a provider of portfolio, risk analytics and market intelligence for the asset management industry.
buyer: Solovis, LLC
Solovis is a multi-asset class portfolio management and reporting solution for foundations, endowments, pensions, OCIOs, and family offices. Solovis is a flexible, robust technology platform that enables detailed analysis and dynamic data modeling across multiple portfolios. "
target: Madrone Software & Analytics, Inc.
Madrone Software & Analytics, Inc. is a provider of portfolio, risk analytics and market intelligence for the asset management industry. Madrone empowers investors with accurate data, superior transparency, and predictive analytics to help them construct optimal portfolios.
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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.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BusinessWire

Numerix, acquired TFG Financial Systems

synopsis: Numerix, the leader in risk technology announces the acquisition of TFG Financial Systems, the only real-time risk, P&L and position management system in the industry. TFG’s dependency graph capabilities will be leveraged to provide real-time, distributed, event-driven processing capabilities in Numerix Oneview enterprise trading & risk solutions.
buyer: Numerix
Numerix is the leading provider of innovative capital markets technology solutions and real-time intelligence capabilities for trading and risk management. Numerix is dedicated to driving a more open, fintech oriented, digital financial services market. "
target: TFG Financial Systems
TFG Financial Systems is the only real-time risk, P&L and position management system in the industry. TFG’s dependency graph capabilities is at the heart of its SaaS risk and portfolio management software and technology framework.
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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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announced 9/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sustainalytics, will acquire ESG Analytics AG

synopsis: Sustainalytics, a leading provider of ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analysis, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ESG Analytics, a Zurich-based provider of web-based solutions designed to assist asset managers and owners analyze and manage ESG risk and opportunity.
buyer: Sustainalytics
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Sustainalytics is an independent provider of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics, serving investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. "
target: ESG Analytics AG
Founded in 2012, ESG Analytics is known for its practical cloud-based software that utilizes a comprehensive proprietary methodology to evaluate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics. The company is headquartered in Switzerland.
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announced 9/23/2011 via Company Press Release

Vista Equity Partners, will purchase Trade and Risk Management Business from Thomson Reuters

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners and Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, have signed an agreement under which Vista has made a binding offer to buy the Thomson Reuters Trade and Risk Management business which currently operates as a distinct unit within the Enterprise Solutions business.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, based in San Francisco with offices in Chicago and Austin, invests over $2 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
seller: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters Trade and Risk Management business operates as a distinct unit within the Enterprise Solutions business. Its flagship product is Kondor.
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closed 11/1/2010 via PR Newswire

IntercontinentalExchange, acquired TradeCapture OTC Corp.

synopsis: IntercontinentalExchange, a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced the acquisition of TradeCapture OTC, a leading provider of web-enabled solutions for commodity trading with real-time prices.
buyer: IntercontinentalExchange (ICE:$5,588.00)
IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) 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: TradeCapture OTC Corp.
TradeCapture OTC, Corp. is a leading global provider of web-enabled solutions designed and developed for companies in the field of commodity trading and risk management. TradeCapture provides the trading community with the most robust, user-friendly, enterprise-wide software package available.
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closed 5/5/2021 via PR Newswire

Siepe LLC, acquired KeyMan Intelligence

synopsis: Siepe, a trusted provider of technology, data and analytics, has acquired KeyMan Intelligence to transform the way investment managers manage credit by standardizing and automating the reporting of private company data. KeyMan Intelligence is an IT firm that uses the latest technology to extract, standardize and deliver facts from credit documents.
buyer: Siepe LLC
Siepe is a leading provider of innovative and financial data and technology solutions for complex decision making and workflow management. Through its intuitive managed platform, firms are able to integrate institutional best practices across technology, services and operational processes. "
target: KeyMan Intelligence
KeyMan Intelligence is an IT firm that uses the latest technologies to extract, standardize and deliver facts from credit documents. They also provide Relative Value metrics, Cross Industry Comparisons, Portfolio Statistics, Holdings Information, and Updates and Events Reporting/Tracking.
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closed 2/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Covisum, acquired PrairieSmarts

synopsis: Two companies are joining forces to offer financial advisors powerful risk analytics with retirement planning solutions. PrairieSmarts' advanced risk management platform for financial services professionals has been acquired by Covisum, a retirement income planning technology and training solution.
buyer: Covisum
Covisum provides financial advisors with software, training and support to deliver retirement income plans that improve the lives of clients by facilitating better retirement decisions. Their core product offerings include Social Security Timing and Tax Clarity. "
target: PrairieSmarts
PrairieSmarts helps investors and financial firms find success by providing the most intuitive, advanced and bias-free risk management platform in the world. Founded in 2013, PrairieSmarts provides advanced and digestible insights into financial risk using some of the world's best risk algorithms.
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closed 2/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Covisum, acquired PrairieSmarts

synopsis: Two companies are joining forces to offer financial advisors powerful risk analytics with retirement planning solutions. PrairieSmarts' advanced risk management platform for financial services professionals has been acquired by Covisum, a retirement income planning technology and training solution.
buyer: Covisum
Covisum provides financial advisors with software, training and support to deliver retirement income plans that improve the lives of clients by facilitating better retirement decisions. Their core product offerings include Social Security Timing and Tax Clarity. "
target: PrairieSmarts
PrairieSmarts helps investors and financial firms find success by providing the most intuitive, advanced and bias-free risk management platform in the world. Founded in 2013, PrairieSmarts provides advanced and digestible insights into financial risk using some of the world's best risk algorithms.
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closed 2/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Covisum, acquired PrairieSmarts

synopsis: Two companies are joining forces to offer financial advisors powerful risk analytics with retirement planning solutions. PrairieSmarts' advanced risk management platform for financial services professionals has been acquired by Covisum, a retirement income planning technology and training solution.
buyer: Covisum
Covisum provides financial advisors with software, training and support to deliver retirement income plans that improve the lives of clients by facilitating better retirement decisions. Their core product offerings include Social Security Timing and Tax Clarity. "
target: PrairieSmarts
PrairieSmarts helps investors and financial firms find success by providing the most intuitive, advanced and bias-free risk management platform in the world. Founded in 2013, PrairieSmarts provides advanced and digestible insights into financial risk using some of the world's best risk algorithms.
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closed 6/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Tegra118, acquired RetireUp

synopsis: Tegra118, a top provider of wealth and asset management technology solutions, has acquired RetireUp, a leading provider of retirement planning technology. The acquisition will help advisors enrich their client relationships with powerful retirement income planning through a seamless, modern experience.
buyer parent: Motive Partners
buyer: Tegra118
Tegra118 is a provider of software solutions to the wealth and asset management industry with a vast network of broker-dealers, asset managers, and custodians and trading interfaces. Its platform provides portfolio management, trading, accounting, rebalancing, and reporting for managed accounts. "
target: RetireUp
RetireUp is a provider of integrated retirement income planning solutions built to strengthen the client-advisor relationship. With powerful tools, actuarial-level product modeling, data integration, and an automated forms system, RetireUp facilitates more meaningful client-advisor conversations.
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closed 9/13/2018 via PR Newswire

Simplicity Group Holdings, acquired AssetLock

synopsis: Simplicity Group Holdings announced that it has acquired investment and retirement account communication technology, AssetLock. AssetLock is an award-winning investment and retirement account monitoring software that streamlines communication between the account holder and financial advisor.
buyer: Simplicity Group Holdings
Headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, Simplicity Group Holdings is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing financial marketing organizations with over 20,000 financial professionals, 100 partner agencies, and 30 broker-dealer partners located throughout the United States. "
target: AssetLock
AssetLock is an award-winning investment and retirement account monitoring software that streamlines communication between the account holder and financial advisor.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Fi360, Inc., acquired Center for Fiduciary Management

synopsis: Fi360, a fiduciary education, training and technology company, has acquired the Center for Fiduciary Management (CFFM), an investment management technology provider for retirement plan advisors. CFFM's FiRM solution features investment monitoring, document storage, plan fee analysis, investment line-up comparison, and more.
buyer parent: Bluff Point Associates
buyer: Fi360, Inc.
Fi360 is a fiduciary education, training and technology company that helps financial intermediaries use prudent fiduciary practices to profitably gather, grow and protect investors’ assets. The firm provides professionals with the tools they need to act as a fiduciary in their work with investors. "
target: Center for Fiduciary Management
The Center for Fiduciary Management (CFFM) provides the retirement plan industry with investment monitoring services. Their FiRM solution features investment monitoring, document storage, and more. Their RFP Director solution makes the Retirement Service Provider RFP process efficient and easy.
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closed 10/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wealthbar, acquired Snap Projections Inc.

synopsis: WealthBar Financial Services Inc., a leading Canadian wealth management platform and a subsidiary of CI Financial Corp., has acquired Snap Projections Inc. Based in Ontario, Snap Projections offers intuitive financial planning software that helps wealth professionals build customized wealth and retirement plans for their clients.
buyer parent: CI Financial Corp.
buyer: Wealthbar
WealthBar is a leading Canadian online wealth management and financial planning platform offering easy online investing portfolios and low-fee Exchange-Traded Funds, along with unlimited commission-free advice. "
target: Snap Projections Inc.
Ontario-based Snap Projections helps financial advisors, planners and wealth managers educate their clients to help them make better financial decisions through a simple yet powerful and easy to use financial and retirement planning software solution.
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closed 11/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Acorns, acquired Vault Investments Inc.

synopsis: Acorns, the country's fastest-growing micro-investing app with more than 2.2 million investment accounts, has announced the strategic acquisition of Vault, a Portland-based tech company, which lets customers automatically invest part of their paycheck into a retirement fund.
buyer: Acorns
Acorns is the leading micro investing app in the U.S. It's easy-to-use, mobile-first technology makes it simple for anyone to set aside and invest life's spare money. Acorns allows customers to automatically invest in a low-cost, diversified portfolio of exchange-traded funds. "
target: Vault Investments Inc.
Vault is a Portland-based tech company which lets customers automatically invest part of their paycheck into a retirement fund.
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closed 2/21/2013 via PR Newswire

fi360, acquired Financial Service Standards

synopsis: fi360, the premier organization for fiduciary education, investment analytics, support services and industry insights for financial professionals, announced it has acquired Financial Service Standards, LLC (FSS), a Pittsburgh-based organization that specializes in training retirement plan advisors and developing practice management resources.
buyer: fi360
fi360 offers a comprehensive approach to investment fiduciary education, practice management and support that has established them as the go-to source for investment fiduciary insights. "
target: Financial Service Standards
Financial Service Standards is best known for its 401k Service Training Program, an educational program designed for retirement plan professionals that teaches plan management, ERISA regulations and industry best practices.
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closed 11/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired M&O Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. has expanded its wealth management and U.S. Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule compliance capabilities with the acquisition of M&O Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advisor compensation management solutions that help broker-dealers and wealth management firms support advisors and grow their businesses.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,824.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge provides investor communications, securities processing and operations outsourcing solutions. "
target: M&O Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1977, M&O Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of compensation, sales management, regulatory and business process solutions for retail and institutional broker-dealers, registered investment advisors and insurance agencies.
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closed 11/4/2009 via Company Press Release

BNY ConvergEx Group, acquired Cogent Consulting, LLC

synopsis: ConvergEx, a leading provider of investment and execution technology solutions, announced that it has completed its acquisition of the assets of Cogent Consulting LLC., the industry’s leading software development firm specializing in advanced commission management solutions for institutional money managers and broker dealers.
buyer parent: GTCR Golder Rauner
buyer: BNY ConvergEx Group
BNY ConvergEx Group, LLC provides investment and execution technology solutions to institutional clients worldwide. The company provides a full array of leading technologies and an integrated platform of performance-driven, global trading capabilities. "
target: Cogent Consulting, LLC
Cogent Consulting LLC is the world leader in systems that enable brokers, research providers, investment advisors, and hedge funds to gain total control and complete transparency over their trading and research commissions.
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closed 8/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bravura Solutions Limited, acquired Midwinter Financial Services

synopsis: ASX-listed financial software vendor Bravura Solutions has acquired financial planning software-as-a-service provider Midwinter. Sydney-based Midwinter develops the financial planning software AdviceOS, which offers back office administration for financial advisers and self-directed digital advice portals for superannuation funds.
buyer: Bravura Solutions Limited (:$194.13)
Bravura Solutions is a leading provider of software solutions for the wealth management, life insurance and fund administration industries, underpinned by functionally rich technology that enables modernisation, consolidation and simplification. "
target: Midwinter Financial Services
Sydney-based Midwinter develops the financial planning software AdviceOS, which offers back office administration for financial advisers and self-directed digital advice portals for superannuation funds.
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closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Euronext N.V., acquired Commcise Software Limited

synopsis: Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, announces the acquisition of 78% of the capital of Commcise, a Software as a Service (“SaaS”) provider of award-winning research evaluation and commission management solutions for financial services firms, from its founders.
buyer: Euronext N.V. (ENXTPA:ENX:$1,091.15)
Euronext is the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. "
target: Commcise Software Limited
Commcise offers a cloud-based research commission management, evaluation and accounting solution built to meet the needs of asset managers, brokers and independent research providers. Commcise is the only vendor which combines research funding, consumption and accounting into a single platform.
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ESW Capital, LLC, acquired Firm58

synopsis: ESW Capital, LLC, announced that it has acquired Firm58, one of the most respected names in trading firm and broker dealer back-office automation solutions. Firm58 provides growth-conscious capital markets firms a suite of powerful, web-based automation technologies that improve post-trade processes and increase efficiency.
buyer: ESW Capital, LLC
Based in Austin, Texas, Enterprise Software (ESW) Capital has honed a finely-tuned methodology focused on buying, strengthening, and growing mature business software companies. ESW and its affiliated companies have been in the enterprise software space since 1988. "
target: Firm58
Firm58 simplifies trade operations for capital markets firms. Their web-based financial management software manages the processes associated with fees, commissions and payouts. They offer solutions for billing, profit/expense analysis, commission sharing arrangements and compliance & surveillance.
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closed 7/5/2006 via BusinessWire

AIG VALIC, purchased certan assets of Acumen Financial Group from KPMG International

synopsis: AIG VALIC, a national leading provider of retirement plan services to for-profit and not-for-profit education, healthcare and government organizations, today announced that it has acquired from KPMG LLP certain assets of Acumen Financial Group, a major provider of financial and retirement planning technology tools to financial services companies.
buyer: AIG VALIC
Specializing in providing retirement programs and related investment, recordkeeping and administrative services to employers and employees of for-profit and not-for-profit elementary and secondary ed. institutions, hospitals and healthcare organizations, higher ed. institutions and gov't entities. "
seller: KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 144 countries and have over 6,700 partners, 76,000 client service professionals, and 21,000 administration and support staff working in member firms around the world.
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closed 12/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Perseus Group, acquired Selectapension

synopsis: Perseus Group, an operating group of Constellation Software that acquires software companies, has acquired Selectapension, a UK-based provider of pension and investment planning software. Selectapension makes it easier to complete comprehensive analyses and compare products, enabling financial planners to deliver the best advice to their clients.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Perseus Group
The Perseus Group is an operating group of Constellation Software Inc. Perseus acquires and invests in software businesses that are committed to providing long-term solutions and life-long partnerships to customers. "
target: Selectapension
Selectapension is a UK-based provider of pension and investment planning software for financial advisers. Selectapension’s software makes it easier to complete comprehensive analyses, and compare products and providers, enabling financial planners to deliver the best advice to their clients.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Sinqia, acquired Stock & Info Ltda.

synopsis: Sinqia hereby announces the acquisition of the entire shares of Stock & Info Ltda., a provider of software for the pension fund segment. Stock & Info provides supplementary pension management solutions for the largest class-based pension funds, corporate pension funds and closed-ended supplementary pension liability management companies.
buyer: Sinqia (SNSL3:$34.43)
Founded in 1996, Sinqia is a leader in the development of software and technology services for the financial sector in Brazil. They operate in four business units: Software, Projects, Outsourcing, and Consulting. "
target: Stock & Info Ltda.
Stock & Info Ltda. is a provider of software for the pension fund segment. Stock & Info provides supplementary pension management solutions for the largest class-based pension funds, corporate pension funds and closed-ended supplementary pension liability management companies.
price ($mm)
$1.07
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Financial Database Services

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions, has acquired Financial Database Services, a trusted provider of compensation management, compliance and advisor onboarding solutions for the wealth management industry.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,824.00)
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: Financial Database Services
Financial Database Services, the developer of the CAESAR suite of products, provides a modular suite of compensation and compliance tools to the wealth management industry, including advisor onboarding and analytics solutions.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sinqia, acquired Atena Tecnologia Ltda.

synopsis: Senior Solution, now called Sinqia, announced the purchase of all shares of Atena Tecnologia, a software company for the segment of private pension entities. Created in 1997, Atena is formed by the companies Atena Tecnologia and Atena Gestão de Previdência. Atena is based in Salvador, Brazil.
buyer: Sinqia (SNSL3:$34.43)
Founded in 1996, Sinqia is a leader in the development of software and technology services for the financial sector in Brazil. They operate in four business units: Software, Projects, Outsourcing, and Consulting. "
target: Atena Tecnologia Ltda.
Created in 1997, Atena is formed by the companies Atena Tecnologia and Atena Gestão de Previdência. Atena is a software provider for the segment of private pension entities. Atena is based in Salvador, Brazil.
price ($mm)
$2.39
rev ($mm)
$2
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EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Equiniti Limited, purchased Aquila from AquilaHeywood Limited

synopsis: Equiniti Limited, the multinational specialist technology outsourcer, has acquired Aquila from AquilaHeywood Limited. Aquila is a UK-based life and pensions technology provider for pension schemes and large insurance companies. 'Administrator' supports propositions in workplace savings, bulk purchase annuities and heritage transformation.
buyer: Equiniti Limited (LSE:EQN:$669.57)
Equiniti is a specialist outsourcer delivering technology-enabled solutions to some of the UK’s brands and public sector organisations. They offer share registration and associated investor services, employee share plan administration, pension administration and software, & employee benefit schemes."
seller: AquilaHeywood Limited
AquilaHeywood is the leading supplier of life and pensions administration software solutions in the UK. The Aquila proprietary platform 'Administrator', supports propositions in workplace savings, bulk purchase annuities and heritage transformation.
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closed 10/10/2014 via Company Press Release

Actuera, acquired Artena

synopsis: Keylane’s subsidiary Actuera - supplier of the Maia product suite for pension funds, insurance companies and third party administrators - has acquired a 100% interest in Artena, supplier of FinCircle a standard software solution for pension communication and back office administration.
buyer parent: KeyLane B.V.
buyer: Actuera
Actuera is the Dutch market leader for applications in pension and group life insurance policy administration. Their cornerstone product, Maia, consists of standard software applications for front-, mid-, and back offices for pension and life insurance policy administrators. "
target: Artena
Artena is a provider of consultancy & software for pension services, insurers and banks. Their specialties include Full SAAS solution for pension management, FinCircle pension communication software, Risk & Compliance, Risk services, IT & operational audit services, Business Intelligence, and more.
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announced 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

AEGON N.V., will acquire Novia Investment Services

synopsis: Aegon, an international life insurance, pension and asset management company, has agreed to buy Novia Investment Services Limited, a subsidiary of Novia Financial. The company designs and builds Aegon's corporate platform, Aegon Retirement Choices. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in the United Kingdom.
buyer: AEGON N.V. (ENXTAM:AGN:$58,056.06)
Aegon is an international life insurance, pension and asset management company. The company has businesses in over twenty markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Aegon companies around the world offer a wide range of life insurance, pensions and long-term investment and savings products. "
target parent: Novia Financial plc
target: Novia Investment Services
Founded in 2011 and based in the United Kingdom, Novia Investment Services Limited designed and built Aegon's corporate platform, Aegon Retirement Choices (ARC). ARC is an online pension and savings platform.
price ($mm)
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$28
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EV / rev
0.0x
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