Keensight Capital, a leading player in European Growth Private Equity (which completed the final closing of its new fund Keensight IV for €250 million) has taken a stake in SmartTrade Technologies, a financial software provider for trading desks and worldwide leader on its market.
Founded in 1999, SmartTrade Technologies develops and markets software and technology for trading floors. Its liquidity management solutions enable financial institutions to develop high-performance trading platforms for every asset class and all trading protocols throughout the world.
The company has developed a particular expertise in providing software solutions for currency and fixed-income trading, a market segment in which it has become a world leader.
SmartTrade, whose teams are located across 4 continents, with offices in London, New York, Tokyo and Singapore, has achieved strong year-on-year growth over the past 5 years.
Keensight Capital enjoys a recognized expertise in the «Fintech” sector and intends to partner with smartTrade Technologies and its management, which is keeping a stake in the company, in order to contribute to its ongoing international development, by both organic and external growth.
LL BERG (Grine Lahreche, Gaëlle Quillivic and Olivier Legrand) and Bryan garnier (Thibaut De Smedt) advised Keensight Capital.
Renault Thominette Vignaud Reeve (Olivier Renault and Juliette Bordat) and Appleby Capital advised the sellers and SmartTrade Technologies.