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Quayle Munro advises Message Automation on its sale to Broadridge

13 March 2017 in News & Insights

Quayle Munro is pleased to announce that it has advised the shareholders of Message Automation Ltd (“Message Automation”), the leading specialist provider of post-trade control solutions, on its sale to Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc (NYSE:BR; “Broadridge”).

Message Automation helps the capital markets industry, including banks, brokers and investment managers, 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 set by Dodd-Frank, EMIR and other G20 mandates, under significant time pressure.

Hugh Daly, co-founder and CEO of Message Automation, said: “Quayle Munro’s sector expertise, understanding of our business, and diligence in managing the process ensured the best possible outcome for our shareholders. Their advice and insights were critical to getting the deal done, and we very much look forward to joining the Broadridge team.”

Tim Shortland, Managing Director of Quayle Munro, said: “Message Automation has established itself as a global leader in post-trade control solutions and the acquisition by Broadridge will help accelerate its impressive organic growth trajectory. We are delighted to have worked with Hugh and his team on this transaction.”

The transaction is Quayle Munro’s second with Broadridge in the last twelve months and continues our strong track record in the financial technology sector following recent transactions involving Pirum, 4Sight Financial Software and FXCM.

For transaction enquiries please contact:
Tim Shortland
Tel: +44 20 7907 4200
Email: tim.shortland@quaylemunro.com

Mark Fisher
Tel: +44 20 7907 4200
Email: mark.fisher@quaylemunro.com

About Quayle Munro
Quayle Munro is an independent mergers and acquisitions advisory firm that has an extensive, global track record of working with a wide variety of companies underpinned by data & analytics, content, software, and services. We advise on a full spectrum of corporate finance matters including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity fundraisings, IPOs, public transactions, restructurings, and strategic and valuation advice. The company also provides growth capital on a selective basis. Quayle Munro is particularly adept at working with private-equity-owned and entrepreneurial-led businesses experiencing high growth. For more information please visit our website.

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