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Goldenhill International M&A Advisors today announced that it acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Object Trading, a global provider of an advanced, fully-managed Direct Market Access (DMA) platform, pre- and post-trade risk controls, management tools, and analytics applications, in its sale announced today to Vela Trading Technologies LLC (“Vela”), an award-winning global leader in high performance trading, market data, and analytics technology.

Object Trading delivers an independent, global, multi-asset direct market access trading infrastructure combined with decades of client-side insight and experience, enabling each customer regardless of its trading strategy, size, style or frequency, to innovate, control risk and trade in an ever-changing and fiercely competitive environment. Object Trading’s DMA Platform provides ready access to the international markets with a proven, independent infrastructure that readily normalizes the mass of market connectivity, eliminates infrastructure start up processes and unifies risk constraints, ultimately enabling accelerated growth. Object Trading is connected to more than 60 global equity, derivative and FX exchanges for both market data and order routing, with offices in London, New York, Chicago and Sydney.

Commenting on the contribution of Goldenhill to the successful sale process, Steve Woodyatt, CEO & Chairman of Object Trading commented:

“We were pleased with Goldenhill’s work and dedication during this transaction. Their knowledge of the Fintech sector combined with their extensive background in international M&A transactions has been vital to us as we moved through the M&A process. We are very excited to join the Vela team and as part of the larger organization, we will be able to accelerate our DMA platform growth strategy and provide our clients with a comprehensive software and managed services solution across the entire electronic trading workflow, helping them to support key obligations to comply with evolving regulatory requirements, adopt global electronic trading strategies, and manage costs.”

About Goldenhill International M&A Advisors

We are international M&A advisors, who have successfully been completing engagements for over 30 years. With 5 offices in the UK, Europe and The Americas, our sole focus is executing mergers and acquisitions, advising our clients whose businesses are operating in the FinTech, HRTech, Workforce Solutions, ESG and Responsible Investment sectors.