Options Technology, a leading provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms backed by Abry Partners, today announced it had closed on its acquisition of Fixnetix, a DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC). Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Fixnetix provides outsourced front-office trading services to investment banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and exchanges worldwide and was part of DXC’s global banking and capital markets business. This deal supports Options’ growth strategy and combines two industry leading teams committed to optimising the service offered to their customers across the financial sector. As a result of the acquisition, clients can avail of the extensive market data footprint covering the US, European and Asian Markets alongside ground-breaking R&D capabilities, including industry leading automation, monitoring and testing competences.
“We are excited to reach this important milestone with Fixnetix and view this acquisition as an opportunity to expand our service capabilities whilst providing further value for our customers and the overall market,” said Danny Moore, Options’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “Fixnetix and Options are highly complementary, and the deal combines Options’ comprehensive coverage in the US and Asia with Fixnetix’s European offering, allowing us to provide existing customers with the agility they need to respond to rapid changes in market dynamics.”
Tomer Yosef-Or, a Partner at Abry, said, “We are delighted to be able to support Options in this exciting transaction. We continue to be impressed by the Fixnetix’s team’s capabilities and believe the combination, supported with our capital, will provide enhanced quality and breadth of services to existing and new customers. The collaboration we have already seen between the two companies gives us great optimism in the ultimate potential for the organization. We are excited to bring this transaction to a close and move forward together with the united strategy of building a leading and differentiated global IT Managed Service Provider highly focused on the financial services vertical.”
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options Technology is the No. 1 provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
Founded in 1993, the firm began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 200 firms globally, providing an agile, scalable platform in an Investment Bank grade Cybersecurity wrapper.
Options clients include the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges. With offices in 8 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand, Options are well placed to service their customers both on-site and remotely.
In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment from Abry Partners, a Boston-based sector-focused private equity firm. This investment has enabled Options to considerably accelerate its growth strategy to invest further in its technology platform and expand its reach in key financial centres globally.
Options has been named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
About Abry Partners (www.abry.com)
Abry is one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $82 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital across their active funds.