Shrewd Operators: Advent-SS&C Bombshell Exposes High Stakes on the Buy Side

Industry sources are conflicted on whether the mega-deal is a masterstroke or a mistake.

A man putting the final piece of a jigsaw together
Is Geneva the final piece of SS&C's puzzle?

A day in financial technology without an acquisition is like an afternoon in London without a little rain: it happens, but not often.

What's interesting about these moves isn't their regularity, but rather their character — not only the products or companies involved, or specifics about how they're structured — but the raison d'etre and the personality politics sometimes lurking behind them.

Usually, they make plain sense even to the untrained eye; at other times they'll have us immediately

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