Bregal Sagemount Makes $100M Investment Into Managed IT Provider Options

Aug 16 2017 | 4:55pm ET

New York-based private equity company Bregal Sagemount has reportedly invested nearly $100 million into capital markets technology specialist Options as the firm explores strategic initiatives, expands its platform initiatives and grows its reach into global financial centers. 

London-based Options was founded in 1993 as a hedge fund services technology provider. It has since grown into a major provider of cloud-based outsourced and managed technology solutions for financial services companies, and now counts more than 200 firms as clients, including many of the world’s leading institutions, broker dealers, asset managers and hedge funds. U.S. revenues doubled from 2014 to 2016, according to the company, as more companies have discovered the efficiency gains and cost savings associated with such services, and the company has established offices in London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto, Dublin, Geneva and the Caribbean.

The Bregal Sagemount investment will reportedly be used by Options management to invest in scaling personnel and technology in order to further scale the business, according to a statement. Additional terms were not disclosed. 

Founded in 2012, Bregal Sagemount is a growth-focused private capital firm with $1.7 billion in committed capital providing both control and non-control investments into companies across a wide variety of transaction and situations. Targeted sectors include software, digital infrastructure, healthcare IT services, business and consumer services, and financial technology/specialty finance. 

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