Micro Design Services (MDS) specializes in the design and development of real-time, mission-critical order routing and execution services for the world's largest Exchanges. SS&C's acquisition of Micro Design Services extends SS&C's presence in the securities industry and adds significant expertise in mobile computing and messaging.
"MDS brings a wealth of experience and expertise in securities trading and exchange floor operations. This expertise combined with the thousands of investment firms SS&C provides solutions to will add a new level of understanding and enhance the offerings across SS&C's product suite," said Bill Stone, chairman and chief executive officer, SS&C Technologies, Inc. "Few companies are better positioned to help institutions manage the complexities of securities valuation, accounting and processing."
The MDS patented Market Look Information System is in use by 45 brokerage firms with over 1,700 users. MDS was instrumental in the design and development of the first hand-held wireless trading system adopted by a US exchange.
"The ability to leverage SS&C's capabilities as well as their international reach will provide significant opportunities for MDS's products and services," said Roman Szymansky, president and co-owner of MDS.
John Petschauer, chief executive officer of MDS, added, "We believe the cultural and technological synergy between SS&C and MDS will expedite our development cycle, creating value for our customers, and opportunity for our staff."