Transactions

November 2019
Danbury, CT
has been acquired by
Lake Success, NY


Background

ClearStructure Financial Technology is a Danbury, Connecticut-based provider of the leading front-to-back, multi-strategy, multi-asset portfolio management solution. ClearStructures’ award winning platform, Sentry PM, allows asset managers, hedge funds, administrators, and private debt issuers to streamline and automate their front-,middle-, and back-office processes to better serve their clients.

Early in 2019, ClearStructure engaged Marlin & Associates to help them evaluate their strategic and financial options.



M&A used deep domain expertise in financial technology and enterprise software in collaboration with the company’s management team to develop materials that clearly communicated the strength and depth of the company’s product offerings, its strong competitive positioning, and its impressive client base. Additionally, the M&A team helped the company validate its growth plan focused on growing their sales team, geographic expansion, and increased services offering.

M&A then worked with Management to identify and solicit indications of interest from a select group of strategic industry players, and evaluate multiple competing offers.

Ultimately, Management and ClearStructure’s board concluded that the strongest fit was a sale of the company to Broadridge Financial Solutions, a leading financial services company that serves banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers and corporate issuers. From the start, both management teams were excited about the opportunities presented by the combination of ClearStrucutre’s industry leading technology and Broadridge’s international distribution network.

Marlin & Associates acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to ClearStructure, on its sale to Broadridge. M&A ran a fast, methodical, and disciplined competitive process with multiple high-profile potential partners.

M&A worked with Management and the Board to craft customized materials and identify a targeted list of highly qualified potential partners. The M&A team then managed an extremely competitive process that resulted in indications of interest and meetings with several high-profile buyers.

M&A helped Management and the Board to evaluate the competing offers, negotiate terms, manage the due diligence review process, and close a transaction with Broadridge.

 

 

 

Broadridge Financial buys ClearStructure Financial Technology

November 20, 2019

Broadridge Financial buys ClearStructure Financial Technology

November 20, 2019

By Luisa Beltran          

Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc said Nov. 20 that it acquired ClearStructure Financial Technology. Financial terms weren’t announced. ClearStructure Financial Technology provides portfolio management solutions for the private debt markets.

PRESS RELEASE

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR), a global Fintech leader and part of the S&P 500® Index, has acquired ClearStructure Financial Technology, a global provider of portfolio management solutions for the private debt markets.

Today, Broadridge’s SaaS technology powers more than 550 hedge funds, traditional asset managers and fund administrators with a complete front-to-back, multi-asset class solution that simplifies and improves firm trading and operations. As private markets continue to grow and present opportunities for asset managers to find alpha and differentiate themselves, the addition of ClearStructure’s private debt capabilities will create a differentiated solution in the market and enable Broadridge to serve new clients.

“ClearStructure’s component services enhance our existing multi-asset class, front-to-back office solution, providing our clients with a unique capability to access the public and private markets,” said Eric Bernstein, Broadridge’s head of asset management solutions. “This acquisition aligns to Broadridge’s strategy of providing a true cross-asset platform to enable asset management clients to have a single view into their entire book of business.”

“We’re delighted to join Broadridge and to offer expanded portfolio management technology to create optimum investment workflow efficiency for portfolio managers, investment analysts, risk professionals, and operations teams,” said ClearStructure CEO Scott Turley.

Jefferies LLC acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Broadridge. Marlin & Associates acted as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to ClearStructure Financial Technology. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

 

About Broadridge

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR), a $4 billion global Fintech leader, is a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers and corporate issuers. Broadridge’s infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 50 percent of public companies and mutual funds globally, and processes on average more than U.S.$7 trillion in fixed income and equity securities trades per day. Broadridge is part of the S&P 500® Index and employs over 11,000 full-time associates in 18 countries. For more information about Broadridge, please visit www.broadridge.com.


About ClearStructure

ClearStructure Financial Technology delivers technology solutions capable of meeting the diverse needs of the investment industry. The Sentry solution offers managers broad front-to-back-office functionality on a single platform across many asset types. ClearStructure’s Sentry product suite is used by many of the largest and most respected financial institutions and investment firms in the world. For more information about ClearStructure, please visit www.clearstructure.com

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