Sales at entry: ~€9.0m
Sector: Software & Technology
HQ: The Netherlands
Company description: Financial Architects is a global leader in providing a new generation of financial management software. FinArch provides a unique blend of domain expertise, operational services, and technology solutions that accelerate and facilitate financial institutions’ ambition to implement a cost effective and reliable financial management platform. The company currently has offices in Belgium, USA, UK, Spain, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and Thailand.
Year of investment: 2003
Year of exit: 2012
Buyer: Wolters Kluwer (strategic)
Growth case: Expanding a regional champion into a global player by creating a strong foothold in Asia and by moving its client base from 3 - 4 tier banks to 1 - 2 tier banks. As a result of the growth strategy the company trippled in size in the investment holding period.