360T Group, the leading independent global provider of a multi-bank, multi-asset trading platform, announced the final closing of a growth equity investment made by Summit Partners.
Summit Partners has acquired a majority stake in 360T from various shareholders including Brockhaus Private Equity, a German independent private equity firm focusing on mid-cap German technology leaders, and the firm’s management. Brockhaus retains a small position and 360T’s management will be the second largest shareholder after Summit Partners.
Han Sikkens, a Managing Director of Summit Partners, said “360T exemplifies the very type of company that Summit Partners seeks for its investment: a rapidly growing, highly scalable business run by an exceptional management team. We see 360T as a truly global company that brings together financial markets, technology leadership and committed personnel.” Added Scott Collins, also a Managing Director of Summit Partners, “We are committed to supporting 360T’s growth strategy both in FX and other adjacent financial markets, and we welcome the company’s employees retaining a significant stake as part of the transaction.”
Summit Partners is partnering with the existing management team and 360T’s founder, Carlo Kölzer, who remains a significant shareholder in the company. “We are very pleased that Summit Partners, a leading global financial technology investor, has chosen to invest in 360T,” said Kölzer. “The reorganization of the shareholder structure and the participation of a leading American growth equity fund is exactly the right step for 360T as we take the company to the next level.”
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Founded by CEO Carlo Kölzer and Mathew Kuppe in 2000, 360T provides web-based trading technology for OTC financial instruments, particularly currency exchange, short-term money market loan/deposits and interest rate derivatives. 360T´s secure, smart global transaction network enables clients to trade with greater transparency and enhanced control at every stage of the trading lifecycle.
The company also offers a hosted white-label trading technology that enables organizations to provide internal electronic trading services on a proprietary branded platform.
More than 100 global and regional market makers connect to 360T´s bank-independent trading platform, securing global liquidity delivered with the latest execution features and seamless processing. 360T´s buy-side clients include national and multinational corporate treasuries, institutional clients such as asset managers, broker/dealers and banks. The company is regulated by BaFin.