Arma Partners advises smartTrade, a global leader in multi-asset electronic trading solutions, on the investment by Hg
Feb 2020
(a portfolio company of Keensight Capital and Pléiade Venture)
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  • Sector: Fintech, WealthTech & InsurTech
  • Deal Type: Private Equity Deals
  • Engagement type: Sellside
  • Size: $200-500m
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Arma Partners is pleased to announce that it has acted as exclusive financial advisor to smartTrade Group on the investment by Hg (subject to customary approvals). Hg will acquire stakes from existing investors Keensight Capital and Pléiade Venture. David Vincent, CEO & co-Founder, and the smartTrade management team will remain invested in the business.

smartTrade is a global leader in managed services and hosted software solutions for trading desks. Its liquidity management solutions enable financial institutions to develop and run high-performance trading platforms. Headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, the business has expanded rapidly in recent years and today has a global client base, with offices around the world, including in London, Geneva, Milan, New York, Tokyo and Singapore.

The transaction highlights Arma Partners’ deep sector expertise in Capital Markets and Wealth and Asset Management Technology, ability to deliver high-value outcomes, and consistent track record of successfully executing co-investment transactions.