Firm Assists Aquiline in Acquisition of Majority Stake in BI-SAM

July 11, 2012

A Willkie cross-border team represents Aquiline Capital Partners LLC in its acquisition of a majority interest in Paris-based BI-SAM Technologies, the leading provider of data management to the asset management industry.

On July 10, Willkie client Aquiline Capital Partners LLC announced that it has become the majority shareholder of BI-SAM Technologies, the leading provider of data management, performance, attribution, risk, GIPS® and reporting solutions for the asset management industry. As the majority owner, New York-based Aquiline will provide financial and operational support, including North American presence and expertise, to assist BI-SAM in its plan for growth and expansion. BI-SAM intends to increase its market share across all tiers of the global asset management industry. Aquiline is a private equity firm investing in financial services enterprises in industries such as property and casualty insurance, banking, securities, asset management, life insurance and financial technology.

Willkie’s cross-border team, led by partner Jeffrey Poss in New York and special European counsel Gregory de Saxcé in Paris, included partners Eduardo Fernandez, Christopher Peters and Eugene Chang, special European counsel Philippe Grudé and associates Danielle Scalzo, Jonathan Scott, Delphin Boucher, Marc Montgomery, Virginie Sayag and Mathieu Frick.