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Quayle Munro advises FactSet on its acquisition of BISAM

20 March 2017 in News & Insights

Quayle Munro is pleased to announce that it has advised FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading service, on its acquisition of BISAM Technologies S.A. (“BISAM”), a leading provider of portfolio performance and attribution, multi-asset risk, GIPS composites management and reporting. BISAM was acquired from Aquiline Capital Partners and company insiders at a valuation of $205.2 million.

Many of the world's largest asset managers use BISAM’s software to evaluate and enhance their investment strategies and better serve their clients. B-One, BISAM’s award-winning, market-leading cross-asset solution, has emerged as the leading software solution for performance measurement and is an outstanding complement to both FactSet’s portfolio analytics suite and client reporting solutions. Simultaneously, its Cognity product (originally owned by FinAnalytica) enhances FactSet’s risk analysis for derivatives and quantitative portfolio construction.

Christophe Volard, Global Head of Product Development, Performance & Attribution, and a co-founder of BISAM said: “Joining FactSet provides BISAM with an exciting opportunity to create scale and bring our industry-leading performance and risk systems to a broader market. Together, we expect to offer significant advantages to our mutual and respective clients, while creating a collaborative, global environment for our employees.”

Maurizio Nicolelli, SVP, Chief Financial Officer, FactSet said: “We would like to thank Quayle Munro for their support in this transaction. Their in-depth sector expertise and ability to access key stakeholders was extremely helpful in reaching a successful conclusion.”

This transaction continues Quayle Munro’s strong track record in the financial technology sector with recently completed transactions involving Pirum, 4Sight Financial Software, FXCM and Message Automation.

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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