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Start-up collaborations can jump-start digital transformation in PE – EY

Start-up collaborations can jump-start digital transformation in PE – EY

By Thomas Holm Moller (EY-Parthenon EMEIA Digital Leader) and Laura McGarrity (EY-Parthenon Principal, Digital Innovation) – Private equity can develop and deploy digital capabilities in a portfolio company by building in-house capabilities, entering into collaborations, acquiring businesses with the necessary capabilities or outsourcing the need completely. Ambitious PE firms should consider the currently under-explored route of partnering with start-ups to stoke digital transformation.  

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State Street to acquire Mercatus

State Street to acquire Mercatus

State Street Corporation is to acquire Mercatus, a front-and-middle-office solutions and data management provider for private market managers. The transaction is expected to be completed in September subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms have not been disclosed.

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Hazeltree and Lionpoint partner

Hazeltree and Lionpoint partner

Hazeltree, a provider of integrated treasury management and portfolio finance solutions for investment managers, has formed a strategic alliance with Lionpoint Group, a global consulting firm for digital transformation in the alternative investments industry.

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Broadridge and OpenFin partner

Broadridge and OpenFin partner

Enhancing the productivity and efficiency of its trading and portfolio management solution for its asset management clients globally, Broadridge Financial Solutions is to utilise OpenFin’s operating system for financial desktops.