TRAFiX LLC – a leading provider of order and execution management software (OEMS) and FIX connectivity solutions for the global capital markets – recently announced that it has secured a strategic growth investment from Marlin Equity Partners. The deal will enable the company to advance its market position through rapid product development, support its expansion goals, and make continued investments in its people and talent.
TRAFiX’s purpose-built OEMS solution supports customers’ mission-critical trading workflows – offering seamless access to capital markets through a purpose-built, multi-asset, and multi-geography trading system. And TRAFiX’s versatile suite of solutions caters to capital markets participants worldwide, supporting their electronic trading workflows for equities, complex options, and other asset classes. And the growth investment from Marlin follows TRAFiX’s successful acquisition of Integrated Transaction Systems Ltd. (ITS), a Canadian provider of capital markets connectivity and smart order routing solutions, which enabled TRAFiX to expand its presence in the Canadian markets.
Marlin’s investment represents the first institutional capital raised by TRAFiX since its founding in 2013. And this investment will support the existing executive team and company in furthering its leadership position within the capital markets software ecosystem.
The financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. And Marks Baughan served as financial advisor and DLA Piper served as legal advisor to TRAFiX. RBC Capital Markets served as financial advisor and Goodwin Proctor served as legal advisor to Marlin.
“This transaction represents an incredible growth opportunity for TRAFiX and positions our company to further advance our position within our core markets. Marlin brings robust software and financial technology industry experience, operational expertise and financial resources. We look forward to continuing to innovate and expanding our footprint with their support. Marlin shares our strategic vision of continuously improving capital markets trading performance and productivity. We are excited to take the next step in our evolution with Marlin as our partner given their strong history of building and scaling enterprise software companies globally.”
– Walter Fitzgerald, Co-Founder and CEO of TRAFiX
“We seek to partner with innovative founders and knowledgeable management teams to accelerate growth, and we see a great opportunity to collaborate with TRAFiX’s impressive team.”
– Alex Beregovsky, a managing director at Marlin
“We believe TRAFiX is uniquely positioned within the highly strategic capital markets landscape and is particularly differentiated with a robust, scalable, and modular trading suite. We are excited to provide operational and financial support to enhance TRAFiX’s product roadmap and extend its global reach as the company continues to grow and invest deeply in its customer relationships.”
– Hemal Patel, a principal at Marlin