Nikos Stathopoulos, Partner at BC Partners and Chairman of Acuris

ION Investment Group has acquired a majority stake in financial intelligence, data and analytics provider, Acuris. ION will acquire a controlling stake in the company from BC Partners & GIC (Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund), meanwhile, BC Partners & GIC will retain minority ownership.

Andrea Pignataro, ION’s CEO and Founder said “Acuris’ leading position in financial intelligence, data and analytics is highly complementary to ION’s business. Together, ION and Acuris will continue to deliver innovative, differentiated intelligence and solutions to financial institutions and corporations. We are looking forward to partnering with BC Partners to support the company’s growth and development.”

Founded in 2000, Acuris is a financial information provider. It provides proprietary insights and analytics across six financial areas- fixed income, transactions, equities, compliance, infrastructure and research. Some of its products include Mergermarket, Debtwire and several others.

Nikos Stathopoulos, Partner at BC Partners and Chairman of Acuris, said, “When we invested in Acuris in 2014, we saw an opportunity to accelerate its growth and to build a strong franchise, in partnership with Hamilton and the management team. We invested significantly in Acuris’ technology platform, expanded geographically, launched new products, content and data sets and executed nine accretive acquisitions, which have allowed us to create new product divisions. ION’s complementary capabilities, technologies and customers make it an ideal partner to support the next stage of Acuris’ growth.”

by Megha Bhattacharya
Market Analyst at IBS Intelligence