TradeTech Consulting Acquires NFS Group AB

Stockholm - 19 April 2012

TradeTech Consulting, leading provider of consulting services to the treasury, asset management and capital markets segments, has acquired 100% of the shares in NFS Group AB and its Dutch subsidiary, NFS Group B.V. NFS is a management consultancy specialized in treasury and asset management.

“NFS Group and TradeTech Consulting are both trusted advisors to leading financial institutions within treasury, asset management and capital markets” says Joakim Wiener, CEO of TradeTech Consulting. “The two companies together will be stronger than the sum of their parts, positioned as a full-service consultancy with the capacity to deliver complete solutions ranging from management consulting to technology to sourcing of entire functions or systems. Integrating NFS Group into TradeTech Consulting will strengthen our position as one of the world’s leading consulting firms within our domain of expertise, with the skills and resources required to meet the changing needs of our existing and prospective customers.”

“Being part of TradeTech Consulting will strengthen the core of our business offering. Our customers will gain access to an enhanced portfolio of services ranging from specialization in the underlying technology to management and business consulting, as well as sourcing services” says Peter Bergström, Senior Partner and CEO of NFS. “We also look forward to being part of a larger body and expect to benefit from the structure, processes and corporate functions offered by TradeTech Consulting. Apart from these advantages, it is business as usual for our customers.”

Strategic benefits of the acquisition:

â–ª Expanded delivery capacity within treasury, asset management and capital markets, strengthening TradeTech Consulting’s position as a full-service consultancy to customers within these segments.

â–ª International growth with local presence in the Netherlands, providing TradeTech Consulting with an immediate foothold in the European North Western markets and the benefit of local expertise.

â–ª TradeTech Consulting’s Swedish Gothenburg team has now doubled in size, strengthening TradeTech Consulting’s position as a local full-service partner in the region.

NFS has also operated a European treasury peer group network along with a branded treasury blog in parallel with its consulting and support business. The peer group network and blog are not included in the acquisition. NFS’s founder Magnus Lind has sold all of his shares in NFS and has left the business acquired by TradeTech Consulting.

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