Metalogic Ltd, the UK's leading supplier of integrated IT systems to the metals stockholding, service centre and processing industries, was acquired by Jonas Software, a subsidiary of Canada’s leading provider of vertical market management software solutions, Constellation Software, Inc. The Catalyst Group initiated and advised Metalogic Ltd and its shareholders on this transaction.
Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM) Gemcom has been acquired for approximately C$190 million by the private equity groups JMI Equity, The Carlyle Group, and Pala Investment Holdings, who have a strong track record of growing technology companies. Catalyst is the financial advisor to Gemcom. Catalyst also provided a fairness opinion on the transaction to Gemcom’s board.
SSISearch Limited, set up as a joint venture between Reed Business Information Ltd and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, is a service provider for the management of authenticated reference data used in payment processing. Having achieved excellent visibility and market position for SSISearch within its chosen market, the JV partners agreed that the company’s potential could best be realised with an owner which could bring its infrastructure, channels and sales force to bear on SSISearch’s proven services, intensifying marketing both domestically and internationally. Catalyst was engaged to find a strategic buyer who could most effectively exploit SSISearch’s unique position as the only source of authenticated settlement reference data in the banking industry, leading to its acquisition by State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), the world's leading provider of financial services to institutional investors.