Waters Wrap: As M&A heats up, integration concerns mount

In the order and execution management space, and in the mid-tier market data platform provider space, there’s been a fair amount of M&A activity in recent years. Anthony looks at why some market observers are worried about this consolidation.

In the world of tech, there’s this push-and-pull dynamic whereby firms scale up via acquisition but do so at the risk of growing too quickly and creating a disjointed offering. In the best instances, a company acquires a piece of tech that seamlessly integrates with the acquirer’s other functionalities. But when these integrations go wrong, the result is a technological quagmire.

I was recently speaking with a senior technologist at a very large trading technology provider that has grown

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