Francisco Partners Announces the Merger of TradingScreen and Imagine Software to Create a Leading Trading and Investment Management Software Platform

Francisco Partners | May 04, 2021

Francisco Partners, a leading worldwide investment firm that has practical experience in partnering with technology organizations, declared today the mix of TradingScreen, a supplier of trading execution and request the board software, and Imagine Software, an ongoing risk and consistence software stage. The joined organization, TS Imagine, will be a powerful start to finish trading and portfolio the board software stage for associating the investment the executives business with an organization of brokers, banks, and exchanges.

The mix makes quite possibly the most hearty SaaS cloud-based software stages in capital business sectors and investment the executives, bringing incorporated and complete front-office solutions, reciprocal item capacities, top tier technology, worldwide geographic inclusion, and profound aptitude to all the more likely serve investment firms and financial foundations throughout the planet. Related to the exchange, industry veteran Rob Flatley will become CEO of the recently consolidated business.

"I'm eager to join TS Imagine and keep conveying imaginative and client-centered items and administrations," said Rob Flatley. "The business keeps on confronting new difficulties and openings including the requirement for powerful exchange lifecycle the board joined with constant risk analytics. Our gifted employees and remarkable, coordinated software stage will follow through on this strategic requirement for our clients and partners."

TS Imagine will have around 400 employees in 10 workplaces around the world, serving roughly 500 worldwide purchase side and sell-side foundations across North and South America, EMEA, and the Asia Pacific including hedge funds, customary asset managers, benefits funds, mutual funds, and financial establishments.

"TS Imagine unites the worldwide skill of industry-driving items," said Justin Chen, Principal at Francisco Partners. "The organization is particularly situated to address complex and tedious work processes toward the front, center, and administrative centers, bringing together request the board, exchange execution, portfolio analytics, continuous risk consistency, bookkeeping, and activities. Our investment will uphold the organization's proceeded with item advancement, client center, and solid development."

"We have known Rob Flatley for almost 10 years and are excited to at long last be partnering with him," added Peter Christodoulo, Partner at Francisco Partners. "Burglarize is a huge administrator with an effective history of significant worth creation for investors, the board, employees, clients, and partners. We have likewise been very dazzled with the TradingScreen and Imagine teams and anticipate backing them as they take the consolidated organization forward."

Francisco Partners has been a functioning financial backer in financial technology and investment the executives' technology. Select current and past investments in the area incorporate Dynamo Software, eFront, Betterment, and NextCapital.

The TradingScreen exchange has shut, and the Imagine exchange is required to shut in May. Keefe, Bruyette, and Woods, a Stifel organization, filled in as a financial consultant and Kirkland and Ellis LLP filled in as legitimate counsel to Francisco Partners.

About TradingScreen

Operating in the cloud for almost twenty years, TS is the main master of SaaS trading technology. TradeSmart OEMS offers work process effectiveness and a consistent mix between the sell-side and purchase side, interfacing markets worldwide and giving brokers the entrance and data they need to enhance their trading execution.

About Imagine Software

Imagine offers the force of an ongoing, institutional-grade portfolio and risk the board software arrangement and gives customers the decision of full-administration online openness with constant evaluating, security ace, corporate activities, inferred market information, and all day, everyday connectivity or a customary in-house software establishment.

About Francisco Partners

Francisco Partners is a main worldwide investment firm that has practical experience in partnering with technology and technology-empowered organizations. Since its dispatch more than 20 years prior, Francisco Partners has put resources into more than 300 technology organizations, making it quite possibly the most dynamic and longstanding financial backers in the technology business. With more than $25 billion in assets under administration, the firm puts resources into promising circumstances where its profound sectoral knowledge and operational ability can assist organizations with understanding their maximum capacity.


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