London, 11 December 2018
Finantix today announced that it has signed an agreement with Motive Partners, a global private equity firm focused on growth investments in financial technology companies.
Motive Partners will become a majority shareholder in Finantix and will support the company and the founders in extending the functional footprint of the product and in accelerating geographic expansion.
The announced transaction follows strong financial results for Finantix which has experienced significant growth in recent years with now over 250 specialists in 7 cities and a global customer base spanning more than 45 countries.
Scott Kauffman, Partner at Motive Partners, commented: “Finantix founders, Ralf Emmerich and Alessandro Tonchia, supported by a strong management team, have demonstrated their ability to create a compelling product, bringing a leading technology platform to an ever-increasing set of blue chip clients. We are excited to back the Finantix team and together focus on opportunities to make Finantix a globally recognized leader in its space.”
Finantix and Motive Partners intend to capitalize on the international opportunity seeing substantial opportunities to continue to grow in Europe, Asia and to enter the US market. Motive Labs, the operational and technology value creation team of Motive Partners, will also work with Finantix and its team to accelerate growth by supporting continued technology development and expansion across Motive Labs’ international ecosystem. Other significant opportunities for value creation include further product development in response to strong customer demand and accelerated expansion through potential strategic acquisitions.
Ralf Emmerich, Co-founder of Finantix, commented: “Our sustained growth is based upon the strength of our front office and multi-channel components, recognized as best in class for their solid architecture and rich functionality. Our technology enables private banks, wealth managers and insurance firms to digitally transform the customer experience, from sales, advisory and onboarding through to product origination and management functions. Motive Partners’ experience in growing financial technology businesses on a global scale, combined with their extensive network, makes them an ideal partner for the next stage of our growth.”
Finantix founders and the management team will continue to lead the company to achieve a shared vision and to ensure high service quality to all existing and future clients.
Andy Stewart, Industry Partner at Motive Partners, added: “We see substantial opportunity within this space, with Finantix well positioned to continue their strong growth. Motive Partners will bring to bear our sector-specialist expertise and capabilities to build on the company’s strong foundations to achieve our shared vision.”
Proskauer and EY served as advisors to Motive Partners in connection with the transaction. Osborne Clarke served as legal advisor to Finantix in connection with the transaction.
About Motive Partners
Motive Partners is a sector specialist investment firm that is focused on technology-enabled companies that power the financial services industry. Based in New York and London and comprised of investors, operators and innovators, Motive Partners brings differentiated expertise, connectivity and capabilities to create long-term value in financial technology companies.
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