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closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

KRM22, acquired Irisium

synopsis: Cinnober announced that it has sold 60% of its subsidiary, Irisium, to KRM22 plc, the technology and software investment company, with a particular focus on risk management in capital markets. Irisium provides insightful analytics and contextual surveillance to exchanges, regulators, buy and sell side firms.
buyer: KRM22 (AIM:KRM:$1.63)
KRM22 is a London-listed investment company that invests in, and acquires stakes in, selected technology companies with a focus on risk management software to the capital markets sector. "
target parent: Cinnober
target: Irisium
Irisium provides insightful analytics and contextual surveillance to exchanges, regulators, buy and sell side firms. This enables market participants to meet their regulatory and compliance obligations with confidence.
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$3.43*
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closed 1/13/2021 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired CappiTech

synopsis: IHS Markit has acquired Cappitech, a privately held Israeli company that provides robust regulatory reporting, best execution analysis and business intelligence solutions, allowing customers to efficiently comply with transaction reporting regulations across multiple jurisdictions in one place.
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: CappiTech
Cappitech, a privately held Israeli company, provides robust regulatory reporting, best execution analysis and business intelligence solutions, allowing customers to efficiently comply with transaction reporting regulations across multiple jurisdictions in one place.
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closed 5/3/2018 via Company Press Release

IBM Watson Group, acquired Armanta, Inc

synopsis: IBM has acquired Armanta, Inc., a Somerville, N.J.-based provider of aggregation and analytics software to financial services firms. Armanta’s technology platform allows financial institutions to aggregate data across multiple systems. Post-acquisition, IBM plans to integrate Armanta business as part of the Watson Financial Services portfolio.
buyer parent: IBM
buyer: IBM Watson Group
IBM Watson was developed in IBM’s Research labs. Using natural language processing and analytics, Watson processes information akin to how people think, representing a major shift in an organization’s ability to quickly analyze, understand and respond to Big Data. "
target: Armanta, Inc
Armanta, Inc. is a provider of aggregation and analytics software to financial services firms. Armanta’s technology platform allows financial institutions to aggregate data across multiple systems in near real-time speed.
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closed 4/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Zix Corporation, acquired Erado

synopsis: Zix Corporation (Zix), a leader in email security, has acquired Erado, a provider of archiving, supervision, eDiscovery, and analytics for the financial sector. Erado’s technologies help customers manage and enforce complex compliance and archiving policies.
buyer: Zix Corporation (ZIXI:$210.99)
Zix is a leader in email security. Trusted by influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government, Zix delivers a superior experience and easy-to-use solutions for email encryption and data loss prevention, advanced threat protection, archiving and bring your own device mobile security. "
target: Erado
Founded in 1994, Erado is the pioneer and leading innovator in archiving, supervision, encryption, and compliance solutions to regulated customers worldwide. Erado’s technologies help customers manage and enforce complex compliance and archiving policies.
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Torstone Technology Ltd, will acquire Percentile

synopsis: Torstone Technology, a leading global provider of post-trade securities and derivatives processing technology, will acquire Percentile, a provider of cloud-based risk and compliance technology to global financial markets. Percentile boosts the performance of risk calculations and provides consistent and centralised access to all risk exposures.
buyer: Torstone Technology Ltd
Torstone is a leading global provider of cross-asset securities and derivatives post-trade processing technology. Torstone’s cloud-based Inferno platform is fast, flexible and future-proof. It enables global financial firms to reduce their costs, achieve greater control, and minimise risk. "
target: Percentile
Percentile is a provider of real-time, cloud-based risk and compliance technology to global financial markets. Percentile’s flagship product, RiskMine, drives alignment between trading desks and risk management and delivers confidence with unprecedented levels of transparency and governance.
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announced 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Gryphon Investors, will acquire RegEd, Inc.

synopsis: Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based middle-market private equity firm, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RegEd, Inc., the leading provider of compliance and regulatory management services for insurance companies, broker-dealers, banks, and other financial services companies.
buyer: Gryphon Investors
Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management teams. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: RegEd, Inc.
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, RegEd provides SaaS-based enterprise solutions through a suite of over 25 separate software modules to more than 200 blue-chip customers, including 80% of the top 25 financial services firms.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Prime Trust, acquired FundAmerica Technologies

synopsis: Prime Trust has just purchased crowdfunding regtech specialist FundAmerica. FundAmerica provides SaaS tools and technology to a variety of issuers, broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial institutions and other entities. FundAmerica builds SEC-compliant solutions for technology-based securities offerings.
buyer: Prime Trust
Prime Trust is a blockchain-driven trust company that sees itself disrupting the traditional trust industry in the same way PayPal disrupted merchant processing. The firm serves as a custodian and trustee for personal and corporate trusts, as well as for crowdfunding platforms. "
target: FundAmerica Technologies
FundAmerica provides SaaS tools and technology to a variety of issuers, broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial institutions and other entities. FundAmerica builds SEC-compliant solutions for technology-based securities offerings.
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closed 4/13/2018 via Company Press Release

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 4/11/2017 via BusinessWire

Anju Software, acquired OpenQ

synopsis: Anju Software Inc., a life sciences software platform focused on delivering exceptional business application solutions with outstanding customer support, acquired OpenQ, a leading provider of Key Opinion Leader (KOL) data base and software solutions to manage KOLs. OpenQ has the largest suite of compliance solutions for regulated industries.
buyer: Anju Software
Anju Software is a life sciences software platform focused on delivering exceptional business application solutions with outstanding customer support. Anju was founded by a group of operating and investment professionals with deep domain expertise in the enterprise software sector. "
target: OpenQ
OpenQ enables social and mobile collaboration to create competitive advantage while overcoming compliance and exposure risks. OpenQ is a cloud-based technology and validated-data provider with the largest suite of life sciences- and healthcare-based compliance solutions on the market.
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closed 10/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

PwC, acquired Kusiri

synopsis: PWC, a company that is committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services, has acquired the assets of Kusiri, a technology start-up which provides a forensic data search platform used to discover fraud and for compliance screening.
buyer: PwC
PwC helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. They are a member of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people. They are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. "
target: Kusiri
Kusiri is a technology start-up which provides a forensic data search platform used to discover fraud and for compliance screening. Their scalable service is designed to augment and amplify search by providing, in real-time, deeper, faster access to data and advanced data monitoring.
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closed 10/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Markit Group Ltd., acquired CoreOne Technologies

synopsis: Markit, a provider of financial information services, announced the completion of its acquisition of CoreOne Technologies, a global leading provider of regulatory reporting, index management, data management and prime brokerage services to financial institutions.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: CoreOne Technologies
CoreOne Technologies is a leading provider of regulatory reporting, index management, data management and prime brokerage services to financial institutions. CoreOne delivers proven capabilities in a hosted fashion, through its cutting-edge services RegOne, DeltaOne, VistaOne and PrimeOne.
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closed 1/13/2014 via Company Press Release

Deutsche Börse Group, acquired Impendium Systems

synopsis: Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services has acquired Impendium Systems, a London-based firm that deploys cloud-based software solutions to help customers’ achieve regulatory compliance in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
buyer: Deutsche Börse Group (XTRA:DB1:$4,215.07)
Deutsche Börse is a data and technology service provider for the securities industry with a product and service offering for issuers, investors, intermediaries and data vendors. The Group covers the entire value chain from trading, through clearing, to settlement and securities custody. "
target: Impendium Systems
Impendium Systems is an enterprise software company operating globally that provides Regulatory Applications to financial and non-financial organizations throughout the world.
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closed 10/30/2013 via PR Newswire

Delta Data Software, purchased 22c2 Services from SunGard Data Systems Inc.

synopsis: Delta Data Software, Inc., a provider of software solutions, announces that it has completed the acquisition of the 22c2 Services solution of SunGard Data Systems Inc., a leading global software and technology services company.
buyer: Delta Data Software
Delta Data is focused on solving complex challenges in the financial services industry with a 28-year legacy of delivering expertise and proven software solutions and services by handling daily processing and data management complexities for mutual funds and other pooled investment products. "
seller: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
SunGard Data Systems' SunGard Global Network 22c-2 Services provide an organization with a complete solution for managing the regulatory requirements of Rule 22c-2. Delivered over a single, web-based interface, SGN's 22c-2 Services combine secure data storage, analytics and administrative tools.
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announced 10/22/2012 via PR Newswire

NICE Actimize, will acquire Redkite Financial Markets

synopsis: NICE Systems announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Redkite Financial Markets, an emerging provider of real-time, cloud-based institutional trade surveillance solutions. NICE is expected to benefit from the addition of Redkite's innovative, front-office based approach to real-time trade surveillance.
buyer parent: NICE Systems Ltd
buyer: NICE Actimize
NICE Actimize is the world’s largest and broadest financial crime, risk and compliance solutions provider. It provides real-time and cross-channel fraud prevention, anti-money laundering, enterprise investigations, risk management and trading surveillance solutions. "
target: Redkite Financial Markets
Redkite was established to equip financial institutions with the tools and knowledge to better monitor their trading activities in today’s complex market environment. The Company provides tailorable, real-time surveillance solutions to the global banking and brokerage communities.
price ($mm)
$9.02
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closed 11/16/2011 via BusinessWire

The Charles Schwab Corporation, acquired Compliance11, Inc.

synopsis: The Charles Schwab Corporation, a leading provider of financial services, announced the completion of its acquisition of Compliance11, Inc., a provider of compliance software. The acquisition enables Schwab to expand the compliance monitoring and reporting tools it offers to corporate clients.
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: Compliance11, Inc.
Compliance11, Inc., is a leading provider of cloud-based compliance automation software for the financial community. Its products automate employee trading, insider trading surveillance, policy affirmations, employee disclosures, gifts, entertainment, political contributions, and more.
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closed 6/20/2011 via PR Newswire

DST Systems, Inc., acquired Subserveo, Inc.

synopsis: DST Systems, Inc., a provider of information processing and computer software products and services, announced that it has acquired Subserveo, Inc., a Vancouver, B.C.-based provider of automated compliance and surveillance solutions to broker-dealers and investment advisors throughout the U.S. and Canada.
buyer: DST Systems, Inc. (DST:$2,023.10)
DST Systems, Inc. provides sophisticated information processing and computer software products and services to support the mutual fund, investment management, insurance and healthcare industries. DST also provides integrated print and electronic statement and billing output solutions. "
target: Subserveo, Inc.
Subserveo, Inc. provides complete automated compliance and surveillance solutions to broker-dealers and investment advisors, throughout the U.S. and Canada. Subserveo’s patented offering is relied on by compliance officers, branch managers and business unit supervisors.
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closed 6/3/2008 via BusinessWire

Triple Point Technology, Inc., acquired Investment Support Systems Inc.

synopsis: Triple Point Technology, the established leader in cross-industry commodity and energy trading, risk management, scheduling and logistics software solutions, has acquired Investment Support Systems Inc., the leading treasury management and regulatory compliance solution provider.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Triple Point Technology, Inc.
Triple Point Technology® is the leading global provider of multi-market commodity and enterprise risk management software solutions. Triple Point's Commodity XL profitably integrates physical and financial markets on a real-time, service-oriented architecture (SOA) platform for commodities. "
target: Investment Support Systems Inc.
Investment Support Systems, Inc. develops and markets treasury and risk management software solutions for energy and commodity derivative industries. It offers in-house and Web-based solutions for derivative hedge accounting and disclosure reporting.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astorg, Bridgepoint, acquired Fenergo

synopsis: Irish fintech Fenergo has been acquired from New York-based venture capital firm Insight Partners by two private equity firms, Paris-based Astorg and London-based Bridgepoint. Founded in 2009, Fenergo builds software to help banks and asset managers with regulatory compliance and managing client data.
buyer: Astorg
buyer: Bridgepoint
Paris-based Astorg and London-based Bridgepoint are two private equity firms. Astorg is a global private equity firm with over €10 billion of assets under management. Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Fenergo
Fenergo is the leading provider of Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) software solutions for financial institutions. Founded in 2009, Fenergo builds software to help banks and asset managers with regulatory compliance and managing client data.
price ($mm)
$1,098
rev ($mm)
$107
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EV / rev
10.3x
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announced 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

niiio finance group AG, will acquire CORYX Software GmbH

synopsis: niiio finance group AG, a specialist for cloud banking software with a focus on wealth management, signed a letter of intent with Uwe Schenk, sole shareholder of Coburg-based CORYX Software GmbH (CORYX), to acquire the majority of the business. CORYX develops and distributes financial software with focus on reporting for family offices.
buyer: niiio finance group AG (XTRA:NIIN:$0.29)
Germany-based Niiio finance group AG is a provider of cloud banking software with a focus on wealth management. As a "full-service provider", the company digitizes its customers' processes so that they can work efficiently, flexibly and legally. "
target: CORYX Software GmbH
CORYX Software GmbH, founded in 2001 by Uwe Schenk in Coburg, Germany, develops and distributes financial software with focus on reporting for family offices. CORYX offers banks, asset managers, family offices and institutional investors the right investment platform for them.
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closed 10/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Featheringill Capital, acquired InvestEdge, Inc.

synopsis: Featheringill Capital, an operator-led family office investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in InvestEdge, Inc., a leading provider of innovative advisor solutions to wealth management firms. InvestEdge offers software for compliance, portfolio management, and UMA accounting.
buyer: Featheringill Capital
Featheringill Capital is an operator-led family office investment firm. Featheringill invests in high-growth businesses and partners with management teams primarily in the tech-enabled services, healthcare technology, and telecommunications space. "
target: InvestEdge, Inc.
InvestEdge is a leading provider of innovative advisor solutions to wealth management firms. InvestEdge offers software for compliance, portfolio management, and UMA accounting. The company's software allows wealth managers to tie any data source into portfolio accounting.
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closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

KRM22, acquired Irisium

synopsis: Cinnober announced that it has sold 60% of its subsidiary, Irisium, to KRM22 plc, the technology and software investment company, with a particular focus on risk management in capital markets. Irisium provides insightful analytics and contextual surveillance to exchanges, regulators, buy and sell side firms.
buyer: KRM22 (AIM:KRM:$1.63)
KRM22 is a London-listed investment company that invests in, and acquires stakes in, selected technology companies with a focus on risk management software to the capital markets sector. "
target parent: Cinnober
target: Irisium
Irisium provides insightful analytics and contextual surveillance to exchanges, regulators, buy and sell side firms. This enables market participants to meet their regulatory and compliance obligations with confidence.
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announced 5/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

KRM22, will acquire Object+ Financial Services BV

synopsis: KRM22 PLC has agreed to acquire Dutch-based risk management and post-trade services group Object+. Object+ is a software development company for the securities services industry. Object+ focuses on the development of risk management applications (Post and Pre Trade) and client specific solutions for front, back and mid office.
buyer: KRM22 (AIM:KRM:$1.63)
KRM22 is a London-listed investment company that invests in, and acquires stakes in, selected technology companies with a focus on risk management software to the capital markets sector. "
target: Object+ Financial Services BV
Object+ is a software development company for the securities services industry. Object+ focuses on the development of risk management applications (Post and Pre Trade) and client specific solutions for front, back and mid office.
price ($mm)
$1.15
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$1
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closed 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

KRM22, acquired Prime Analytics

synopsis: KRM22, the technology and software investment company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Prime Analytics, a risk management technology company. Prime Analytics provides real-time software solutions to professional derivatives traders, risk managers and the broader futures industry.
buyer: KRM22 (AIM:KRM:$1.63)
KRM22 is a London-listed investment company that invests in, and acquires stakes in, selected technology companies with a focus on risk management software to the capital markets sector. "
target: Prime Analytics
Prime Analytics provides real-time software solutions to professional derivatives traders, risk managers and the broader futures industry. Prime Analytics offers software products to customers under the brand-name ProOpticus.
price ($mm)
$4.50
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$3
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closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

KRM22, acquired Irisium

synopsis: Cinnober announced that it has sold 60% of its subsidiary, Irisium, to KRM22 plc, the technology and software investment company, with a particular focus on risk management in capital markets. Irisium provides insightful analytics and contextual surveillance to exchanges, regulators, buy and sell side firms.
buyer: KRM22 (AIM:KRM:$1.63)
KRM22 is a London-listed investment company that invests in, and acquires stakes in, selected technology companies with a focus on risk management software to the capital markets sector. "
target parent: Cinnober
target: Irisium
Irisium provides insightful analytics and contextual surveillance to exchanges, regulators, buy and sell side firms. This enables market participants to meet their regulatory and compliance obligations with confidence.
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closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

KRM22, acquired Irisium

synopsis: Cinnober announced that it has sold 60% of its subsidiary, Irisium, to KRM22 plc, the technology and software investment company, with a particular focus on risk management in capital markets. Irisium provides insightful analytics and contextual surveillance to exchanges, regulators, buy and sell side firms.
buyer: KRM22 (AIM:KRM:$1.63)
KRM22 is a London-listed investment company that invests in, and acquires stakes in, selected technology companies with a focus on risk management software to the capital markets sector. "
target parent: Cinnober
target: Irisium
Irisium provides insightful analytics and contextual surveillance to exchanges, regulators, buy and sell side firms. This enables market participants to meet their regulatory and compliance obligations with confidence.
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announced 3/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., will acquire Itiviti AB

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, a global Fintech leader, will acquire Sweden-based Itiviti Holding AB, a leading provider of trading and connectivity technology to the capital markets industry. The acquisition significantly expands Broadridge's Capital Markets franchise by extending into the front office and strengthening multi-asset capabilities.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,824.00)
Broadridge, a global Fintech leader, provides the critical infrastructure that powers investing, corporate governance, and communications to enable better financial lives. Broadridge delivers technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers, and public companies. "
target parent: Nordic Capital
target: Itiviti AB
Based in Sweden, Itiviti is a leading global capital markets technology service provider offering highly scalable solutions that deliver significant cost savings for financial institutions by enabling them to consolidate their trading infrastructure.
price ($mm)
$2,528
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$248
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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 5/10/2019 via BusinessWire

BlackRock, Inc., acquired eFront

synopsis: BlackRock, a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional & retail clients, has completed the acquisition of eFront, the world’s leading end-to-end alternative investment management software and solutions provider, from private equity firm Bridgepoint and eFront employees.
buyer: BlackRock, Inc. (BLK:$13,880.00)
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional & retail clients. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, & other pooled investment vehicles. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: eFront
eFront, founded in 1999, is based in Paris and is the leading technology provider for managing the alternatives investment lifecycle, from due diligence and portfolio planning, to performance and risk analysis, across a range of alternative asset classes.
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closed 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Message Automation

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. announced that it has extended its global post-trade control capabilities for sell-side and buy-side firms in capital markets through the acquisition of Message Automation Limited, a leading specialist provider of post-trade control 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: Message Automation
Message Automation helps the capital markets firms to manage trade processing challenges created by new regulations and market practices across all asset classes. Its software allows clients to transform their governance, risk and compliance frameworks to meet regulatory reporting standards.
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closed 1/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bridgepoint, acquired eFront SA

synopsis: eFront, the leading software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, has been acquired by European private equity investor Bridgepoint. Headquartered in France, eFront provides end-to-end solutions dedicated to the financial services industry, specialising in enterprise risk management and alternative investments.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is one of the most experienced private equity investment firms based in Europe. With a clear, long-term focus on sectors where it can invest in robust middle market companies, it typically acquires businesses valued between €200 million and €1 billion. "
target parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
target: eFront SA
eFront provides end-to-end solutions dedicated to the financial services industry, specialising in enterprise risk management and alternative investments. Its solutions serve some of the largest companies in the private equity, real estate investment, banking and insurance sectors.
price ($mm)
$327
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$80
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$17
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closed 9/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners, acquired eFront SA

synopsis: EFR Holdings SAS, an acquisition vehicle controlled by funds affiliated with Francisco Partners, acquired a majority of the share capital and voting rights of eFront S.A., a business software solutions provider dedicated to the financial industry, listed on the Alternext Paris market of NYSE Euronext (ALEFT).
buyer: Francisco Partners
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm with offices in San Francisco and London focused exclusively on investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. "
target: eFront SA
eFront is a software provider of solutions dedicated to the financial industry with recognized expertise in Alternative Investments and Risk Management. eFront’s solutions serve major companies in the Private Equity, Real-Estate Investment, Banking, and Insurance sectors.
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$45
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$8
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7.3x
closed 7/2/2007 via finextra.com

City Networks Limited, purchased a minority stake in Message Automation

synopsis: UK fintech vendor City Networks is making an undisclosed minority investment in London-based derivatives processing specialist Message Automation.
buyer: City Networks Limited
City Networks is a specialist STP and operational risk management software and services company. What makes City Networks different is the focus on managing the integrity of the transaction from inception to final settlement, detecting problems as early as possible and giving feedback. "
target: Message Automation
Message Automation solves problems associated with the straight-through processing of complex derivatives. Building on our FpML and industry expertise, we provide software that helps organisations remove manual processes, and reduce operational risk and losses.
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Markit Group Ltd., will acquire Cadis Software Ltd.

synopsis: Markit, a leading, global financial information services company, announced it has agreed to acquire Cadis, the global enterprise data management specialist. Cadis’ enterprise data management platform consolidates data from multiple sources within a centralised hub, providing users with reliable, transparent and auditable data.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading, global financial information services company with over 2,300 employees. The company provides independent data, valuations and trade processing across all asset classes in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. "
target: Cadis Software Ltd.
Cadis Software Ltd.'s EDM platform puts quality, audited data at the centre of an organisation. The Cadis EDM platform is the central hub for all transactions, securities, prices, rates, counterparty & issuer data.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$4,833.48)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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announced 10/20/2020 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Axiom Software Laboratories, Inc.

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors, is to acquire a controlling interest in AxiomSL, a leading provider of cloud-enabled risk management and regulatory solutions for banking, investment management, broker dealers and commodity trading institutions.
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 management teams to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives, and make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. "
target: Axiom Software Laboratories, Inc.
AxiomSL is a leading provider of cloud-enabled risk management and regulatory solutions for banking, investment management, broker dealers and commodity trading institutions.
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announced 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apax Partners, will acquire Diapason

synopsis: Apax Partners, a leading global private equity advisory firm, will acquire a majority stake in Diapason, a French company that designs software for financial organisations. Diapason enables organisations to transform their treasury. Their solution optimises cash management, automates payments, and manages risk related to securities portfolios.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. "
target: Diapason
Diapason is a French company that designs software for financial organisations. Diapason enables organisations to transform their treasury with a one-size-fits-all integrated solution. Their solution optimises cash management, automates payments, and manages risk related to securities portfolios.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
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EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 9/23/2020 via GlobeNewswire

MarketAxess Holdings, Inc., will purchase Regulatory Reporting Hub from Deutsche Börse Group

synopsis: MarketAxess, the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed-income markets, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Regulatory Reporting Hub, the regulatory reporting business of Deutsche Börse Group.
buyer: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (MKTX:$615.14)
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets. "
seller: Deutsche Börse Group (XTRA:DB1:$4,215.07)
The acquisition includes the Regulatory Reporting Hub, the regulatory reporting business of Deutsche Börse Group. The Regulatory Reporting Hub is a pan-European reporting and compliance platform that enables buy- and sell-side clients to meet regulatory and transparency requirements across multiple
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closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Dynamo Software, acquired Communica

synopsis: Dynamo Software has acquired Communica, the products subsidiary of Digiterre. Communica provides CRM, investor servicing and compliance software for some of the largest and high-profile hedge funds, private equity firms, prime brokers and fund administrators worldwide.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Dynamo Software
Dynamo Software has provided premium industry-specific, configurable investment management and reporting software for the global alternative assets industry since 1998, including fund administrators, endowments, pension funds, foundations, private equity and more. "
target parent: Digiterre Ltd.
target: Communica
Communica has been a significant force in the alternative investments sector since 2005, providing CRM, investor servicing and compliance software for some of the largest and high-profile hedge funds, private equity firms, prime brokers and fund administrators worldwide.
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announced 7/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Croesus Finasoft, Inc., will acquire softTarget

synopsis: Croesus, Canada's leading portfolio management solutions provider has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire softTarget, Montreal-based firm specializing in end-to-end portfolio rebalancing through its iBalance software.
buyer: Croesus Finasoft, Inc.
Headquartered in Canada, Croesus is a FinTech offering cutting-edge, easy to use, and highly secure wealth management solutions. They draw on expertise and know-how to provide products and services tailored to the needs of the financial services industry. "
target: softTarget
Headquartered in Canada, softTarget has evolved with artificial intelligence to become an intuitive, leading edge, virtual assistant. Their software iBalance continues to evolve as they incorporate new industry practices and investment management methodologies, as well as the feedback from clients.
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Torstone Technology Ltd, will acquire Percentile

synopsis: Torstone Technology, a leading global provider of post-trade securities and derivatives processing technology, will acquire Percentile, a provider of cloud-based risk and compliance technology to global financial markets. Percentile boosts the performance of risk calculations and provides consistent and centralised access to all risk exposures.
buyer: Torstone Technology Ltd
Torstone is a leading global provider of cross-asset securities and derivatives post-trade processing technology. Torstone’s cloud-based Inferno platform is fast, flexible and future-proof. It enables global financial firms to reduce their costs, achieve greater control, and minimise risk. "
target: Percentile
Percentile is a provider of real-time, cloud-based risk and compliance technology to global financial markets. Percentile’s flagship product, RiskMine, drives alignment between trading desks and risk management and delivers confidence with unprecedented levels of transparency and governance.
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announced 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Gryphon Investors, will acquire RegEd, Inc.

synopsis: Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based middle-market private equity firm, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RegEd, Inc., the leading provider of compliance and regulatory management services for insurance companies, broker-dealers, banks, and other financial services companies.
buyer: Gryphon Investors
Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management teams. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: RegEd, Inc.
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, RegEd provides SaaS-based enterprise solutions through a suite of over 25 separate software modules to more than 200 blue-chip customers, including 80% of the top 25 financial services firms.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Prime Trust, acquired FundAmerica Technologies

synopsis: Prime Trust has just purchased crowdfunding regtech specialist FundAmerica. FundAmerica provides SaaS tools and technology to a variety of issuers, broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial institutions and other entities. FundAmerica builds SEC-compliant solutions for technology-based securities offerings.
buyer: Prime Trust
Prime Trust is a blockchain-driven trust company that sees itself disrupting the traditional trust industry in the same way PayPal disrupted merchant processing. The firm serves as a custodian and trustee for personal and corporate trusts, as well as for crowdfunding platforms. "
target: FundAmerica Technologies
FundAmerica provides SaaS tools and technology to a variety of issuers, broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial institutions and other entities. FundAmerica builds SEC-compliant solutions for technology-based securities offerings.
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