Bank of New York takes 51% stake in Netik

Bank of New York takes 51% stake in Netik

Bank of New York has acquired a 51% stake in transaction processing software company Netik.

The bank has acquired the controlling interest in the firm under an agreement which will see it introduce the Netik software suite across its operations and to buy-side clients on an outsourced basis.

Netik, which delivers data warehousing technology for participants in the investment management industry, has struggled to make headway in the more cost-conscious business environment of the past few years. In August last year the sale of Netik's TurboSwift interface business to US-based BankServ marked yet another shift in strategic focus for the company as it moved its resources to concentrate on sales and marketing of its InterView Investment Hub integration product.

Details of the BoNy transaction are sketchy, but the Bank is understood to have placed three non-executive directors on the board, replacing representatives from Netik's venture capital backers Advent Venture Partners.

Nobody was immediately available to comment on the implications of the deal for Netik's current customer base and future standing as an independent vendor to the securities industry.

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