Like OptionsCity Software, Inc.

announced 6/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Vela Trading Technologies, will acquire OptionsCity Software, Inc.

synopsis: Vela Trading Technologies LLC (Vela), a global leader in high performance trading and market data technology, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OptionsCity Software, a global provider of futures and options trading and analytics solutions.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Vela Trading Technologies
Vela Trading Technologies is an independent global leader in high performance trading and market data technology. They provide the breadth of coverage and depth of expertise demanded by today’s multi-asset, multi-region electronic trading environment. "
target: OptionsCity Software, Inc.
OptionsCity powers the trading, risk management and analytics needs of futures and options traders, market makers, financial institutions and other market participants worldwide. OptionsCity is a certified Independent Software Vendor and a leading source of electronic options trading volume.
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closed 4/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

BMO Financial Group, acquired Clearpool Group

synopsis: BMO Financial Group, a leading bank in Canada, has acquired Clearpool Group Inc., a provider of holistic electronic trading solutions and an independent agency broker-dealer. Clearpool’s cloud-based Algorithmic Management System (AMS) provides a fully customizable suite of algorithmic trading tools that offer total visibility and control.
buyer: BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO:$18,680.79)
BMO Financial Group is a leading bank in Canada. BMO serves more than 10 million personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers in North America and internationally. Their services include personal and commercial banking, wealth management, investments, and more. "
target: Clearpool Group
Clearpool Group is a provider of holistic electronic trading solutions and an independent agency broker-dealer. Clearpool’s cloud-based Algorithmic Management System (AMS) provides a fully customizable suite of algorithmic trading tools that offer total visibility and control.
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closed 5/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mantara, Inc., acquired UNX

synopsis: Mantara, Inc. announced that it has acquired UNX LLC, a supplier of innovative broker-neutral EMS technology. High-frequency traders and others can now benefit from access to an open and flexible EMS coupled with Mantara's flagship pre-trade risk functionality and ultra-low latency direct market access.
buyer: Mantara, Inc.
Headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, Mantara, Inc. is transforming securities trading worldwide through the development and delivery of integrated ultra-low latency desktop trading and pre- at and post-trade risk solutions. "
target: UNX
UNX blends market structure expertise with open and innovative technology to create sophisticated electronic trading tools and agency brokerage services for institutional investors, hedge funds and sell-side brokerage firms.
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closed 5/4/2020 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Catena Technologies

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, announced the acquisition of Catena Technologies, a global regulatory trade reporting firm based in Singapore. Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: Catena Technologies
Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014. Its award-winning TRACE Reporting platform automates and manages trade reporting, providing cross-asset coverage, valuation and collateral reporting and reconciliation.
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closed 4/3/2014 via PE Hub

Polaris Venture Partners, acquired The Roberts Group

synopsis: Polaris Partners has invested in The Roberts Group. The Roberts Group, of New York, provides market data cost and inventory management solutions to the financial services industry. They are the developer of the Financial Information Tracking System, FITS, a market data inventory management solution available to the Financial Services Industry.
buyer: Polaris Venture Partners
Polaris Venture Partners is a group of investors and technology executives with a successful track record of investing in and partnering with early-stage entrepreneurs in both information and medical technology. "
target: The Roberts Group
The Roberts Group (TRG) is the developer of the Financial Information Tracking System, FITS, the most comprehensive market data inventory management solution available to the Financial Services Industry. TRG provides market data consulting services ranging from FITS Consulting to Systems Deployment.
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closed 4/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Thomson Financial, acquired Market Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation and leading provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community, today announced that it has acquired privately-held Market Systems, Inc. (MSI), a software systems company for Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) and trade execution compliance.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Thomson Financial
Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation, is a leading provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community. Today, Thomson Financial comprises four business units, each designed to serve our principal target markets. "
target: Market Systems, Inc.
Market Systems Inc. (MSI) leads the industry in providing best execution analysis to U.S. brokerage firms, market makers and exchanges. MSI web products are the choice of leading broker/dealers and exchanges for the preparation and analysis of SEC Rule 605 and 606 reports.
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closed 5/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Dojima

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. announced that it has broadened its Global Post Trade Management (GPTM) solution, adding exchange-traded derivatives functionality through the acquisition of Dojima LLC. Dojima provides global trading, clearing, matching and connectivity solutions.
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: Dojima
Dojima is a niche technology firm founded by industry veterans who recognized the need for an effective technical solution to meet the challenges posed by evolving global derivatives reforms.
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closed 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Simply Wall St, acquired Capp.io

synopsis: Sydney fintech startup Simply Wall St has announced its first acquisition, picking up Atlanta, Georgia startup Capp.io. Like its Australian counterpart, Capp.io looks to make research around investment easy for the self-directed retail investor.
buyer: Simply Wall St
Simply Wall St is a Sydney based startup that helps people become better investors by turning complicated financial data into easy to understand infographics. Their goal is to empower retail investors to make profitable non-emotional long term investment decisions. "
target: Capp.io
Capp.io is a simple stock research tool to help validate ideas for millennial investors. Lead growth, user experience and product feedback.
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closed 1/27/2005 via BusinessWire

INVESTools, Inc., acquired Prophet Financial Systems, Inc.

synopsis: INVESTools Inc., the market leader in fulfilling the lifelong education needs of self-directed investors, announced the acquisition of Prophet.Net and Prophet Financial Systems, a software development company located in Palo Alto, CA that creates Web-based products enabling active investors to use technical analysis to trade more profitably.
buyer: INVESTools, Inc. (:$170.33)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats. "
target: Prophet Financial Systems, Inc.
Prophet Financial Systems provides financial content and innovative web-based software applications to help online investors make more profitable trading decisions. The company provides products and services with capabilities that were once available exclusively to professional traders and institut
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$7.90
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closed 1/31/2008 via bobsguide.com

Reuters Group PLC, acquired StarMine

synopsis: In January, StarMine Corp. was acquired by Reuters plc the global information company.
buyer: Reuters Group PLC
Reuters the global information company, provides indispensable information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets. Through reuters.com and other digital properties, Reuters now also supplies its trusted content direct to individuals. "
target: StarMine
StarMine is dedicated to making investment research smarter. Our analytics and equity research management tools help investment firms around the globe generate alpha and process equity information more efficiently.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

DrillingInfo Inc., acquired MineralSoft

synopsis: Drillinginfo, the leading energy SaaS and data analytics company, announced it has acquired MineralSoft. MineralSoft is a software platform designed to make managing mineral, royalty, and non-operated working interests easier and more profitable.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: DrillingInfo Inc.
Drillinginfo delivers business-critical insights to the energy, power, and commodities markets. Its state-of-the-art SaaS platform offers sophisticated technology, powerful analytics, and industry-leading data. "
target: MineralSoft
MineralSoft is the leading software platform for managing minerals, royalties, and non-operated working interests. Focused exclusively on helping owners of these non-operated assets maximize value, MineralSoft delivers powerful revenue and land management solutions through its SaaS platform.
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closed 8/29/2014 via PR Newswire

ETX Capital, acquired Ariel Communications

synopsis: ETX Capital, a fast-growing, dynamic financial spread betting and CFD trading company based in the City of London, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ariel Communications, a leading provider of multi-asset trading platforms.
buyer: ETX Capital
ETX Capital is a fast-growing, dynamic financial spread betting and CFD trading company based in the City of London. It provides investors with unrivalled levels of customer support from friendly, knowledgeable staff, all delivered with the utmost client confidentiality. "
target: Ariel Communications
Ariel Communications offers web and mobile trading software products (FX, CFD and FSB) for banks & brokerages. Ariel’s award-winning multi-asset trading platform is recognized throughout the industry as a byword for speed, quality, flexibility and reliability.
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announced 5/12/2020 via BusinessWire

iCapital Network, will acquire Artivest

synopsis: iCapital Network, the leading financial technology platform driving access and efficiency in alternative investing for the asset and wealth management industries, will acquire Artivest, one of the most innovative technology companies for accessing and investing in alternatives.
buyer: iCapital Network
iCapital Network powers the world’s alternative investment marketplace. Its financial technology platform transforms the way alternative investments are bought and sold through the development of tech-based solutions for advisors, their high-net-worth client base, asset managers, and banks. "
target: Artivest
Artivest transforms the way financial advisors and investors access, evaluate, and invest in private equity, real assets, and hedge funds. The company's platform delivers a streamlined digital experience for investors to transact directly with a wide selection of high-quality private alternatives.
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closed 2/18/2020 via BusinessWire

BitGo, acquired Harbor, Inc.

synopsis: BitGo, the leader in digital asset financial services, has acquired Harbor, a digital securities platform, and its broker-dealer and transfer agent subsidiaries. The acquisition extends BitGo’s capabilities to address a wider class of digital assets for institutional investors and provides a foundation for a full-stack digital assets solution.
buyer: BitGo
BitGo is the leader in digital asset financial services, providing institutional investors with security, custody, and liquidity solutions. BitGo processes over 20% of all global bitcoin transactions, and supports over 200 coins and tokens. "
target: Harbor, Inc.
Harbor is the leading digital securities platform for alternative assets that improve the investment experience for investors, issuers, and their placement agents. Harbor automates the manual processes of alternative investment subscriptions, investor management, and secondary transfers.
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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 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:$4,824.00)
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: 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 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
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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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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 6/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Omnesys Technologies Private Limited, acquired Harsa IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Bangalore based Omnesys Technologies Private Limited has acquired controlling stake in Chennai based Harsa IT Solutions Private Limited, a provider of back office, PMS and wealth management products.
buyer: Omnesys Technologies Private Limited
Omnesys is a leading provider of software for Securities markets worldwide. Omnesys products range from multi-asset, multi venue trading systems, market data and connectivity solutions to buy-side and sell-side firms, consumer oriented trading terminals and websites. "
target: Harsa IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Harsa IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is a Capital Market solutions company with back office & risk managment information solutions for Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Commodities, Depository & PMS solutions. A real web solutions on proprietor framework.
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announced 6/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Vela Trading Technologies, will acquire OptionsCity Software, Inc.

synopsis: Vela Trading Technologies LLC (Vela), a global leader in high performance trading and market data technology, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OptionsCity Software, a global provider of futures and options trading and analytics solutions.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Vela Trading Technologies
Vela Trading Technologies is an independent global leader in high performance trading and market data technology. They provide the breadth of coverage and depth of expertise demanded by today’s multi-asset, multi-region electronic trading environment. "
target: OptionsCity Software, Inc.
OptionsCity powers the trading, risk management and analytics needs of futures and options traders, market makers, financial institutions and other market participants worldwide. OptionsCity is a certified Independent Software Vendor and a leading source of electronic options trading volume.
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closed 11/19/2014 via Company Press Release

OptionsCity Software, Inc., acquired Optionshop, LLC

synopsis: OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, announced the acquisition of Optionshop, a futures-options trading technology company that provides a set of cloud-based APIs to allow businesses to access market data and utilize account management and risk controls.
buyer: OptionsCity Software, Inc.
OptionsCity Software powers the trading, risk management and analytics needs of professional futures and options traders, market-makers and financial institutions worldwide. OptionsCity’s diverse suite of powerful tools includes Metro, its flagship electronic trading and market-making platform. "
target: Optionshop, LLC
Optionshop is dedicated to bringing the best experience of equity options trading platforms to the world of futures options. They offer all GLOBEX products and give individual investors the ability to directly participate in commodity markets without high fees.
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closed 7/26/2017 via BusinessWire

Vela Trading Technologies, acquired Object Trading

synopsis: Vela Trading Technologies LLC, a global leader in high performance trading, market data, and analytics technology, announced it has completed the acquisition of Object Trading, a global provider of a fully-managed Direct Market Access (DMA) platform, pre-trade risk controls, and analytics applications.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Vela Trading Technologies
Vela Trading Technologies is an independent global leader in high performance trading and market data technology. They provide the breadth of coverage and depth of expertise demanded by today’s multi-asset, multi-region electronic trading environment. "
target: Object Trading
Object Trading delivers an independent, global, multi-asset trading infrastructure combined with decades of client-side insight and experience. They help buy and sell side trading firms across the world strategically assess and achieve their trading ambitions.
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announced 6/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Vela Trading Technologies, will acquire OptionsCity Software, Inc.

synopsis: Vela Trading Technologies LLC (Vela), a global leader in high performance trading and market data technology, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OptionsCity Software, a global provider of futures and options trading and analytics solutions.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Vela Trading Technologies
Vela Trading Technologies is an independent global leader in high performance trading and market data technology. They provide the breadth of coverage and depth of expertise demanded by today’s multi-asset, multi-region electronic trading environment. "
target: OptionsCity Software, Inc.
OptionsCity powers the trading, risk management and analytics needs of futures and options traders, market makers, financial institutions and other market participants worldwide. OptionsCity is a certified Independent Software Vendor and a leading source of electronic options trading volume.
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announced 6/18/2014 via BusinessWire

SR LABS, will acquire Wombat Financial Software

synopsis: SR Labs, a leading provider of low latency market data and market access solutions for the financial industry, announced it has agreed to acquire Wombat from Intercontinental Exchange. Wombat is a global leader in high performance financial market data management solutions.
buyer: SR LABS
Street Response Laboratories (SR Labs) provides low latency market data and exchange connectivity solutions for the financial industry. Thier flagship products, SMDS and SREX are currently used by top-tier investment banks and hedge funds. "
target parent: IntercontinentalExchange
target: Wombat Financial Software
Wombat is a global leader in high performance financial market data management solutions offering customers comprehensive, end-to-end solutions for electronic trading and connectivity management.
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closed 7/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters, acquired HighQ Solutions Ltd.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has acquired HighQ, a leading collaboration platform for the legal and regulatory market. HighQ offers a secure cloud-based platform for business collaboration, workflow automation and client engagement.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news service—Reuters. "
target: HighQ Solutions Ltd.
Based in the UK, HighQ is a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise collaboration and publishing software. They provide innovative social software to some of the world’s leading law firms, investment banks and corporations.
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closed 2/7/2011 via Market Wire

GATE Technologies LLC, acquired InfoEx

synopsis: GATE Technologies, an innovative financial technology company, has announced the acquisition of InfoExchange Inc. ("InfoEx"). Using its patent published technology, InfoEx neutrally references client trading data and behavioral patterns to determine what information is relevant to users.
buyer: GATE Technologies LLC
GATE Technologies is an innovative financial technology company that offers fully automated, customizable solutions for qualified investors with value-added content and analytics, transparent execution, and dematerialized settlement, clearing, and depository functions. "
target: InfoEx
InfoExchange, Inc.'s patent pending Information Smart Router™ technology references clients’ trading data to determine what information is relevant to them.
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closed 7/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Gresham Computing, acquired B2 Group

synopsis: Gresham Technologies plc, the leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time data integrity and control solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of B2 Group. B2 Group, based in Luxembourg, are specialists in bank-to-corporate integration and cash management software.
buyer: Gresham Computing (LSE:GHT:$32.28)
Gresham Computing plc is a leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time transaction control and enterprise data integrity solutions. Gresham’s Clareti software platform is designed to provide financial institutions with complete certainty in their data processing. "
target: B2 Group
B2 Group, based in Luxembourg, are specialists in bank-to-corporate integration and cash management software and focus on the growing multi-bank solutions market. B2 Group's core product is a cloud-based software platform to connect corporates and asset managers with their bank partners.
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$4.26
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closed 2/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Centerbridge Capital Partners, acquired IPC Information Systems, LLC

synopsis: IPC Systems, Inc., a global provider of mission-critical network services and trading communication technology to the financial markets community, announced that it has been acquired by Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a leading private investment firm, from Silver Lake Partners.
buyer: Centerbridge Capital Partners
Centerbridge Partners, L.P. is a private investment firm with approximately $25 billion in capital under management. The firm focuses on private equity and credit investments and is dedicated to partnering with world-class management teams across targeted industry sectors. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: IPC Information Systems, LLC
IPC creates specialized communications solutions for the financial trading community. From their unified communications/application platform to their managed voice and data network, IPC’s solutions are focused on improving the speed, productivity, and efficiency of the entire trade lifecycle.
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closed 7/30/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Investment Technology Group, Inc., acquired RFQ-hub

synopsis: ITG, a leading independent execution and research broker, announced that it has acquired RFQ-hub, a multi-asset platform for global listed and OTC assets. RFQ-hub connects buy-side trading desks and portfolio managers with a large network of sell-side market makers.
buyer: Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG:$505.52)
ITG is an independent execution and research broker that partners with global portfolio managers and traders to provide unique data-driven insights throughout the investment process. "
target: RFQ-hub
RFQ-hub is a multi-asset platform for global listed and OTC (Over-the-Counter) assets. ID's SAS provides integrated technology solutions to the financial markets’ buy- and sell-sides in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the United States.
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closed 7/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

TS-Associates, acquired Correlix

synopsis: TS-Associates, the leading supplier of precision instrumentation solutions for latency sensitive trading systems, has acquired the assets of Correlix, a latency management service provider. Correlix offers RaceTeam™, the leading latency management service providing real-time latency visibility for buy-side, sell-side and liquidity venues.
buyer: TS-Associates
TS-Associates was founded in 1999 and is a leading supplier of precision instrumentation solutions for latency sensitive trading systems. "
target: Correlix
Correlix, a leader in independent Latency Intelligence™ solutions, offers RaceTeam™, the leading latency management service providing real-time latency visibility for buy-side, sell-side and liquidity venues.
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closed 12/14/2009 via PR Newswire

BNY ConvergEx Group, purchased US Transaction Services Business from NYFIX, Inc.

synopsis: ConvergEx, a leading provider of investment and execution technology solutions to institutional clients worldwide, announced that it has completed its acquisition of NYFIX Inc.'s U.S. Transaction Services business, which is comprised of the Millennium Alternative Trading System and a suite of direct market access and algorithmic trading products.
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. "
seller: NYFIX, Inc. (NYFX:$109.99)
A pioneer in electronic trading solutions, NYFIX continues to transform trading through innovation. The NYFIX Marketplace™ is a global community of trading counterparties utilizing innovative services that optimize the business of trading.
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closed 11/30/2009 via Company Press Release

NYSE Technologies, Inc., acquired NYFIX, Inc.

synopsis: NYSE Euronext announced the completion of its acquisition, through NYSE Technologies, of NYFIX, Inc., a leading provider of innovative solutions that optimize trading efficiency, in an all-cash deal for approximately $144 million, or $1.675 per common share without interest plus preferred stock consideration.
buyer parent: NYSE Euronext
buyer: NYSE Technologies, Inc.
NYSE Technologies is the world's leading provider of end-to-end electronic trading solutions. NYSE's flexible and scalable products deliver robust and integrated solutions, from single trading positions to complete exchange platforms. "
target: NYFIX, Inc. (NYFX:$109.99)
A pioneer in electronic trading solutions, NYFIX continues to transform trading through innovation. The NYFIX Marketplace™ is a global community of trading counterparties utilizing innovative services that optimize the business of trading.
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closed 1/8/2007 via

New York Stock Exchange, Inc., acquired TransactTools, Inc.

synopsis: The New York Stock Exchange has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TransactTools, a provider of financial messaging technology for the securities trading industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data. "
target: TransactTools, Inc.
TransactTools launched the financial industry's first enterprise platform for transactional connectivity management in 2001.
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closed 10/13/2006 via BusinessWire

Warburg Pincus, acquired NYFIX, Inc.

synopsis: NYFIX Inc. a leader in technology solutions for the financial marketplace, completed its sale of $75 million of convertible preferred stock to leading, global private equity firm Warburg Pincus. The sale was announced on September 5, 2006.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
Warburg Pincus has been a leading private equity investor since 1971. The firm has more than $20 billion of assets under management in a range of sectors including technology, media and telecommunications, consumer and retail, industrial, healthcare, financial services, energy and real estate. "
target: NYFIX, Inc. (NYFX:$109.99)
A pioneer in electronic trading solutions, NYFIX continues to transform trading through innovation. The NYFIX Marketplace™ is a global community of trading counterparties utilizing innovative services that optimize the business of trading.
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closed 9/29/2006 via BusinessWire

Silver Lake Partners, acquired IPC Information Systems, LLC

synopsis: IPC Information Systems LLC, which has been renamed IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions and services, announced that Silver Lake Partners, the leading private equity firm focused on large-scale investments in technology and related industries, completed its acquisition of IPC from GS Capital Partners.
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
Silver Lake is the leading private equity firm focused on large-scale investing in technology. Silver Lake's ability to source and structure large-scale, private equity transactions and add value to portfolio companies is unmatched by other private equity firms investing in the technology industry. "
target parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
target: IPC Information Systems, LLC
IPC Information Systems is a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions to the world's largest financial services firms, as well as to public safety; government security; energy and power; and transportation organizations.
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closed 2/6/2019 via PR Web

BDC Venture Capital, Vertu Capital, acquired Firmex

synopsis: VERTU Capital has partnered with BDC Capital to acquire Firmex, one of the fastest-growing and most widely-used providers of virtual data rooms and secure document sharing solutions, from Novacap, a Montreal-based private equity firm.
buyer: BDC Venture Capital
buyer: Vertu Capital
VERTU is a Canadian technology private equity firm that invests in premier late stage companies. BDC Capital serves as a strategic partner to the country’s most innovative firms. It offers a full spectrum of risk capital, from seed investments to transition capital. "
target parent: Novacap Investments Inc.
target: Firmex
Firmex is a global provider of virtual data room and secure document sharing solutions. As one of the world’s most widely used virtual data rooms, Firmex supports complex processes for organizations of all sizes, including diligence, compliance and litigation.
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announced 8/26/2015 via GlobeNewswire

t0.com, will acquire SpeedRoute Technologies LLC

synopsis: Overstock.com announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire SpeedRoute and related group of privately held financial technology companies. These acquisitions were made through Overstock's t0 subsidiary. The acquisition of SpeedRoute and its underlying technologies positions Overstock to connect t0 trading to the entire US equity market.
buyer parent: Overstock.com, Inc.
buyer: t0.com
tØ.com applies the security and efficiency of crypto technology to the world of finance, making transactions more equitable, transparent and accessible to all market participants. Their goal is making financial markets more fair and efficient through the application of crypto technology. "
target: SpeedRoute Technologies LLC
SpeedRoute is a brokerage firm that currently handles approximately 2.5% of U.S. equity order flow. They are a technology leader in routing, infrastructure and technology services. They offer a wide variety of financial business solutions to help their customers achieve efficient and rapid growth.
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closed 5/31/2019 via Company Press Release

IRESS Market Technology Limited, acquired Quant House

synopsis: IRESS, a leading technology company providing software for financial services, including for trading and market data, investment management and financial advice, announced it has acquired QuantHouse, a leading international provider of market data and trading infrastructure.
buyer: IRESS Market Technology Limited (ASX:IRE:$292.95)
IRESS designs, develops and delivers technology for the financial services industry, including for trading and market data, investment management and financial advice. More than 450 third-party enterprises have integrated IRESS technology into their own software. "
target: Quant House
QuantHouse provides end-to-end systematic trading solutions. This includes ultra-low latency and consolidated market data solutions with QuantFEED, algo-trading development framework with QuantFACTORY and proximity hosting and order routing services with QuantLINK.
price ($mm)
$44
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/28/2017 via Reuters

Itiviti AB, will acquire ULLInk SAS

synopsis: London-based private equity firm HgCapital has agreed to sell electronic trading and connectivity solutions provider Ullink to Sweden’s Itiviti, a company backed by Nordic Capital. Founded in 2001, Ullink is a global provider of market leading multi-asset trading technology and infrastructure for buy-side and sell-side market participants.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Itiviti AB
Itiviti is a world-leading technology provider for the capital markets industry. Their flexible offering includes products, solutions and services for end-to-end trading, market access, order routing, risk management and compliance. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: ULLInk SAS
Ullink provides global, market leading multi-asset trading technology and infrastructure for buy-side and sell-side market participants. Trusted by top-tier banks, brokers and trading venues, they provide consistent, reliable access to the most current and innovative trading solutions available.
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closed 4/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Pico Quantitative Trading LLC, acquired Spryware

synopsis: Pico Quantitive Trading has announced its acquisition of Spryware, the premier provider of fully managed low latency direct market data access and ticker plant technology. SpryWare’s core technology is designed specifically for low latency real- time market data needs.
buyer: Pico Quantitative Trading LLC
Pico is a financial technologies services firm and agency only broker dealer established under the business principals of providing distinguished products and services, delivering innovative and pragmatic technology solutions, and offering significant market structure and regulatory expertise. "
target: Spryware
SpryWare provides standardized market data via direct exchange feeds. SpryWare’s flagship product, The Market Information Server (MIS) ™, represents the latest and fastest in the low-latency, DMA marketplace. Working in a niche field the company is 100% focused on delivering market data, faster.
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closed 3/4/2014 via PE Hub

HgCapital, acquired ULLInk SAS

synopsis: HgCapital has made a majority investment in Ullink, a leading global provider of electronic trading applications and connectivity to the financial community. Ullink has grown quickly to become a global provider of multi-asset trading technology and infrastructure for buy-side and sell-side market participants.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a leading investor in the European private equity market. Successor to Mercury Private Equity, which was acquired by Merrill Lynch. Mercury Private Equity staff acquired the business from Merrill Lynch and renamed it HgCapital. HgCapital has funds under management of €2.5 billion. "
target: ULLInk SAS
ULLINK provides international financial institutions with low-latency connectivity and trading solutions. Ullink is a specialist of Real Time information processing, and one of the leading specialist in FIX Protocol applications.
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closed 6/13/2011 via BusinessWire

WEDBUSH, Inc., acquired Lime Brokerage LLC

synopsis: WEDBUSH, Inc., one of the nation’s leading full-service investment firms announced that it acquired Lime Brokerage LLC, the preeminent provider of ultra low-latency, ultra high-throughput trading technologies and high-volume agency brokerage services, through its Wedbush Securities subsidiary.
buyer: WEDBUSH, Inc.
WEDBUSH, Inc., through its holdings, provides private and institutional brokerage, investment banking, equity research, fixed income, clearing, sponsored-access, and execution, private capital, commercial banking, and asset management to individual, institutional and issuing clients. "
target: Lime Brokerage LLC
Lime Brokerage LLC integrates world-class advanced execution technology with clearing and reporting services, and 15c3-5 compliant risk controls for seamless support of the most complex, automated and high-volume electronic trading strategies.
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closed 4/27/2010 via BNC Analysis

B2 Hub, acquired RCP Consultants Ltd

synopsis: FX industry specialist RCP announced they have been acquired by B2 Hub, the Luxembourg-based financial software and services vendor, owned by the same consortium which also owns straight through processing (STP) experts B2 Hub.
buyer: B2 Hub
B2 Hub is a centrally hosted intelligent message hub, running within a secure and reliable data centre, the service enables messaging between financial counterparties, allowing communication via any message medium or format. "
target: RCP Consultants Ltd
RCP Consultants' RCP Deal Web provides a single global repository for FX trades; FX Trading Venue Consolidation, a connectivity solution that allows consolidating various transaction notifications feeds from various FX trading venues.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BusinessWire

TradeKing Media, acquired Trader|OS

synopsis: TradeKing Group, Inc., announced it has created a new subsidiary, TradeKing Media. To provide the foundation for TradeKing Media’s offerings, the company also announced it has acquired Trader|OS, a real-time financial news, ideation and collaboration platform for investors that takes social trading to an unprecedented level.
buyer parent: Velocity Capital B.V.
buyer: TradeKing Media
TradeKing Media serves as the primary resource for the full portfolio of educational content and social collaboration channels available to all investors, both clients and non-clients of TradeKing Group alike. "
target: Trader|OS
Trader|OS enables traders to view interactive, real-time streaming videos; discuss strategies with other investors while creating, curating and sharing charts; customize news and social feeds, and make timely trades -- all simultaneously through one, fully-integrated dashboard.
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