SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc said March 12 that it agreed to buy CACEIS North America. Financial terms weren’t announced. CACEIS is the asset servicing banking group of Crédit Agricole. Park Sutton advised CACEIS.
SS&C to acquire North American Fund Administration Business from CACEIS, Crédit Agricole S.A.
Acquisition to add recognized expertise in administering complex fund structures and bolsters Canadian presence
WINDSOR, CT, March 12, 2018 (PR NEWSWIRE) – SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSNC), a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire CACEIS North America, the fund administration business of CACEIS based in Toronto and New York. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.
“We welcome the clients and skilled professionals of CACEIS North America to SS&C. This acquisition further enhances the depth of our teams and our servicing capability in the Toronto and New York markets,” said Bill Stone, Chairman and CEO.
CACEIS is known for its leading fund administration services and support for complex investment strategies. The acquisition will add 65 employees, servicing more than $15.8 billion in investment fund assets.
“I am very pleased for our clients to join SS&C, as our companies both share the same vision and passion for delivering quality service. We believe this move is very positive for the clients and our team, who will now have greater opportunities working with the leader in North American fund administration,” said Jean-Francois Abadie, CEO, CACEIS.
“We are confident in SS&C and excited for the future of clients and employees of CACEIS North America. We believe our clients will benefit from SS&C’s robust technology platform, while taking advantage of their enhanced capabilities and global reach,” said Tina McInnis, CEO, CACEIS Canada.
Park Sutton served as exclusive financial advisor to CACEIS in connection to the transaction.
CACEIS is the asset servicing banking group of Crédit Agricole dedicated to institutional and corporate clients. Through offices across Europe, North America and Asia, CACEIS offers a broad range of services covering execution, clearing, depositary and custody, fund administration, middle office outsourcing, forex, securities lending, fund distribution support and issuer services. With assets under custody of $ 3.2 trillion and assets under administration of $ 2.1 trillion, CACEIS is a European leader in asset servicing and one of the major players worldwide (figures as of 31 December 2017).
About SS&C Technologies
SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software for the global financial services industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has offices around the world. Some 11,000 financial services organizations, from the world’s largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C’s products and services.