Key Facts

Sales at entry: ~€9.0m
Sector: Software & Technology
HQ: The Netherlands

Deal Facts

Year of investment: 2003
Seller: Alpinvest
Exit year: 2012
Buyer: Wolters Kluwer (strategic)

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.

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 tripled in size in the investment holding period and the strong performance during the recession, the high-quality pipeline, broad and international customer base and continued strong outlook for FinArch’s end-markets attracted inbound strategic interest. The company was successfully sold to Wolter Kluwer.

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