Goldenhill Technology Advisors llp announced that it advised StatPro Group plc (“StatPro”) in its acquisition of Performa Consultants UK Limited (“Performa”), a supplier of software solutions to asset managers for complying with Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).
The acquisition, in which StatPro is acquiring 100 per cent of Performa for a consideration (before expenses) of £7.0 million, was also announced today by StatPro.
Performa was established by Anthony Howland and Dean Brown in 1999 to help asset managers meet the challenges of compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®). Performa has 19 employees located in its London office. Anthony Howland has agreed to remain as a consultant and Dean Brown will become a director of StatPro Limited.
Performa now has 25 largely blue-chip clients based in the UK, Europe and North America. In the year ended 31 May 2007, Performa reported revenue of £1.66 million, an increase of 17% from the previous year, profit before tax of £0.58 million compared to £0.42 million in the previous year, and an operating margin increasing to 33.3 per cent. from 29.0 per cent. As at 31 May 2007 Performa had net assets of £0.96 million. Performa has grown its business in its current financial year and now has client contracts with a recurring annualised contract value of £2.1 million.
Remarking on Goldenhill’s contributions to this transaction, Justin Wheatley, StatPro CEO said:
“StatPro’s strategy is to grow its product offerings and global reach. The acquisition of Performa brings new clients and a highly professional team, which will strengthen our product and service offering globally. Each of Performa’s clients represents significant cross-selling opportunities for StatPro’s broad range of products. Goldenhill understands our strategy and what companies are an excellent fit for us, evidenced by this being the third acquisition in which they have advised and assisted us in our acquisition process. We continue to value their knowledge of our market and their work on our behalf. I would expect that they will continue to assist us in future endeavours.”
StatPro Group plc is a leading provider of portfolio analytics and data solutions for the global asset management industry. StatPro floated on the London Stock Exchange in May 2000 and transferred its listing in June 2003 to AIM. Through a combination of organic growth and by acquisitions, StatPro has grown its repeat annualised revenue from less than £1 million in 1999 to over £22 million today.