Orc, a global leader in derivatives trading technology, today announced that Orc Group Holding AB´s owner Cidron Delfi Intressenter Holding AB (a company indirectly controlled by Nordic Capital Fund VII) has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Tbricks.
The intention is to transfer the ownership to Orc Group AB, which will occur once consent has been obtained from SEB according to the terms in Orc Group´s loan agreement with SEB.
Tbricks, founded in 2006, provides market makers, proprietary traders and banks with sophisticated technology for trading. Tbricks has customers across Europe and the US and offices in Chicago, London, Stockholm and St Petersburg, Russia.
“We are very excited to announce Cidron Delfi Intressenter Holding AB´s acquisition of Tbricks. Jonas Hansbo and team have conceptualized and launched a strong, flexible trading platform, designed for the requirements of tomorrow. Orc remains committed to providing the best products and services for trading and electronic execution,” said Torben Munch, CEO Orc Group. “I anticipate the acquisition to significantly strengthen Orc’s offering in the trading domain, and help us continue servicing the most sophisticated participants in global capital markets. The Tbricks team constitutes some of the most skilled, passionate and experienced technologists in the trading domain today, and the addition of them to our team will greatly enhance our competitiveness going forward.”
“Orc has been the global market leader in exchange traded derivatives for more than a decade. Given their broad market exposure, extensive domain experience and strategic focus, we think Orc is the perfect match for us and our clients,” said Jonas Hansbo, CEO Tbricks. “Orc has a great history of innovation with its industry-first automated server based trading solution Orc Liquidator. With this merger, the advanced software from Tbricks will be married with Orc’s strong ownership and global distribution capacity to create another breakthrough, leapfrogging existing platforms, and fueling Orc for the next ten years and beyond. We remain committed to our clients, and are confident the combination will benefit them greatly. It gives me great joy to play a role in architecting Orc’s future.”