Pandemic-related factors such as lockdowns, staff shortages, and branch closures have led to a sharp rise in demand among digitized financial services providers. The regulatory technology sector has also benefited from this, with market forecasts predicting double-digit growth rates for the next ten years.
In order to be able to further capitalize on this potential, BU funds’ portfolio company ACTICO has taken a majority interest in Fact Informationssysteme und Consulting GmbH (“Fact") which previously had been a part of Software AG. This strengthens the group´s position as a leading RegTech platform for the financial services industry.
ACTICO, which has been part of the portfolio of funds advised by BU since April 2021, is a leading international provider of software for intelligent automation and digital decision-making. The company is headquartered in Immenstaad (Germany) with offices in the US and Singapore, the focus is on software solutions for banks, insurance companies, and financial services providers.
With Fact, ACTICO has now won a partner that concentrates on complex and time-consuming processes relating to the administration, risk management, and disclosure obligations for capital investments of asset managers, pension providers, and insurances. The Neuss-based company employs around 70 employees.
Bringing together the two market leading software companies’ skills, its customers will benefit from a broader range of products and even better services.