Quayle Munro is pleased to announce that it has advised the shareholders of 4sight Financial Software Ltd (“4sight”), a leading independent software solutions provider based in Scotland, on its sale to Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR; “Broadridge”).
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, 4sight develops and implements software solutions for Securities Finance, Collateral Management, Synthetic Finance, Settlement and Market Connectivity. 4sight provides solutions to clients in sixteen countries and four continents, serving a full spectrum of financial market participants from global broker dealers and custodial banks to asset managers, insurance companies and pension funds.
For Broadridge, a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions, the acquisition complements its strong North American presence in the securities financing market and offers banks, broker-dealers, agent lenders, asset managers and other buy-side firms best-in-class global Securities Finance and Collateral Management solutions that include front-to-back office securities lending, repo processing, synthetic financing and enterprise-wide collateral management.
Alastair Chisholm, founder of 4sight and VP, general manager at Broadridge, said: “We are excited to join the Broadridge team and bring our capabilities to Broadridge Securities Financing and Collateral Management solutions. Quayle Munro’s independent advice and sector expertise proved invaluable to the success of the transaction.”
Tim Shortland, Managing Director of Quayle Munro, said: “4sight has built a strong position as an independent software solutions provider for financial institutions and we are certain that the combination with Broadridge’s Securities Financing and Collateral Management solutions will provide continued momentum for the next stage of 4sight’s growth. The deal continues our track record of cross-border transactions and expertise in the financial software sector.”