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FT Partners Advises Imagine Software on its Sale to Francisco Partners

Overview of Transaction

  • On May 3, 2021, Francisco Partners announced the combination of Imagine Software, a real-time risk and compliance software platform, and TradingScreen, a provider of trading execution and order management software
  • The combined company, TS Imagine, will be a dynamic end-to-end trading and portfolio management software platform for connecting the investment management industry with a network of brokers, banks and exchanges
  • TS Imagine will have approximately 400 employees in 10 offices worldwide, serving approximately 500 global buy-side and sell-side institutions across North and South America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific including hedge funds, traditional asset managers, pension funds, mutual funds, and financial institutions

Significance of Transaction

  • The combination creates one of the most robust SaaS cloud-based software platforms in capital markets and investment management, bringing integrated and complete front office solutions, complementary product capabilities, best-in-class technology, global geographic coverage, and deep expertise to better serve investment firms and financial institutions around the world
  • The company is uniquely positioned to address complex and time-consuming workflows in the front, middle and back offices, unifying order management, trade execution, portfolio analytics, real time risk compliance, accounting, and operations

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Imagine Software
  • This transaction underscores FT Partners’ deep domain expertise in Capital Markets Technology, as well as our successful track record in generating highly favorable, category-defining outcomes for our clients