FactSet Agrees to Acquire BISAM Technologies

March 20, 2017

Willkie client Aquiline Capital Partners leads Sellers in $205.2 million sale of BISAM. 

On March 20, FactSet announced it had agreed to acquire BISAM Technologies S.A., an Aquiline Capital Partners portfolio company for $205.2 million.

Many of the world’s largest asset managers use BISAM’s software to evaluate and enhance their investment strategies and better serve their clients. BISAM is a leading provider of portfolio performance and attribution, multi-asset risk, GIPS composites management and reporting. FactSet is a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading service.

Willkie advised Aquiline, the Sellers and BISAM in this transaction.

Last year, the firm represented Aquiline and BISAM in the acquisition of FinAnalytica, Inc. View more detail here. The firm also represented Aquiline in its acquisition of a majority stake in BISAM in 2012. See here.

Aquiline is a New York-based private equity firm investing in financial services in industries such as banking and credit, financial technology and services, insurance, and investment management and markets.

The Willkie team was led by Jeffrey Poss and included Grégory de Saxcé (Paris), Ted Powers and Frances Dales. The team also included (New York): Eugene Chang, Michael Katz, Christopher Peters, Isabel Araujo, Bradley Brown, Paul DeTurk, Andrea de Vos, Robert Rizzo and Thomas Sharkey; (Paris): Philippe Grude, Gil Kiener and Virginie Sayag; and (London): Shinasa Wasimi.