Equisoft continues global expansion with U.K. acquisition of investment and pension management solutions provider Altus
The acquisition provides Equisoft with strategic product capabilities and complementary expertise within the European financial services market
PHILADELPHIA, PA, and BATH, U.K., July 5, 2021 /CNW/ - Equisoft, a leading global digital solutions provider to the financial industry, is proud to announce the acquisition of U.K.-based financial services firm Altus. Located in Bath, U.K., Altus' suite of products and deep market penetration adds to Equisoft's product portfolio and expands its presence within the financial services space with a transaction platform for pension administrators and asset managers.
Altus occupies an enviable position in the U.K.'s Life and Pension, Insurance, Investment and Wealth sectors, providing digital products and services to over 150 clients and financial institutions. This acquisition reinforces Equisoft's position within the financial services space as a leader in digital transformation solutions.
''The new combined expertise of Equisoft and Altus positions us to lead the U.K. pension transfer market and makes us a strong contender in the European market'', commented Luis Romero, Equisoft's founder and CEO. ''Joining the forces of both companies, each founded on entrepreneurial values, will allow us to better serve our clients by automating complex back-office processes across the investments value chain. These include investment portfolio transfers, pension fund trading, pension payroll and tax reporting.'' added Mr. Romero.
Altus and Equisoft display a tremendous cultural fit when it comes to a shared vision of customer-focused and business-driven innovation, mutually reinforcing their respective market-leading and specialized consulting expertise.
''As we got to know Equisoft's team, we became increasingly confident this would be a perfect marriage of two technology firms, both committed to transforming financial services with quality software and solutions, and sharing the benefits across clients, staff and communities,'' added Altus co-founder and Managing Director, Kevin Okell. ''Given our substantial recent investment in in UK Fintech startup Finscape, a business analytics platform for the investment industry, Altus was looking for a partner who understood its enormous potential and the critical role it could play in the investment value chain. Equisoft grasped this immediately, committing to further investment in the product and to xpanding its geographic coverage."
Equisoft is excited to welcome the entire Altus team as the company continues to exhibit substantial growth in regions around the world.
Financing of the acquisition was secured through partnerships with Export Development Canada, Fondaction and BMO Bank of Montreal.
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