SS&C Technologies to acquire Innovest Systems

SS&C Technologies Holdings is to acquire Innovest Systems for a total consideration of USD120 million. 

New York-based Innovest builds systems for trust accounting, payments and unique asset servicing on modern, web-based technology, and is used by trust companies, wealth management firms, retirement platforms, and philanthropic organisations. 

The purchase price will consist of USD100 million in cash and USD20 million in SS&C stock, with the value of the stock portion based on the trading price between 20 April, 2020 and the date of the closing. The parties expect that the transaction will close in Q2 2020.

The acquisition adds more than 150 full-time employees in New York, Sacramento, California, and Arlington, Texas.

Innovest's flagship product InnoTrust offers solutions to support the accounting and reporting needs of trust companies, banks, private banks, retirement plan administrators, and others. InnoTrust meets customer needs to control, account for and report on assets held in trust, wealth, and retirement accounts. Complementary solutions in Innovest's suite include custody, payments, unique assets, trade execution and other related solutions and managed services. 

"In today's challenging market environment, it is our mission to deliver must-have technology and service to our clients to help them reach their target markets," says Bill Stone, Chairman and CEO. "The addition of Innovest's innovative solutions and seasoned team will allow us to simplify wealth managers' operations with a one-stop-shop for wealth and trust accounting and reporting."

"We are excited to join forces with SS&C Technologies to deliver critical tools and support to our customers in these changing times," says Glenn Schmidt, CEO of Innovest Systems. "There is more than USD90 trillion in assets in trusts and demand for reliable accounting solutions in this space has been growing. The combination of our trust accounting platform and SS&C's investment management solutions will provide our clients with an unparalleled competitive offering."