Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 110: An Examination of the Temenos-Fidessa Deal

Victor Anderson, editor-in-chief of Waters, joins the podcast to discuss Temenos’ potential acquisition of Fidessa.

Anthony Malakian, US editor of Waters, and James Rundle, news editor of Waters, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

This week it was announced that Temenos is set to buy Fidessa, in yet another major acquisition in the capital markets space during the first two months of 2018. Victor Anderson phones in from London to chat with James Rundle about the deal and what it might mean for M&A going forward into 2018. Victor—who has been covering this space for over 16 years—has some funny anecdotes about Fidessa employees, past and present. 

To hear the full interview, listen in the player above, or you can download it.

2:45 Victor joins and explains why he’s not too surprised by this recent pairing.
5:30 Some examples of past successful acquisitions. 
8:00 While Fidessa being bought isn’t surprising, what about the fact that it's Temenos doing the acquiring?
12:45 Is there a risk of Fidessa losing its London fintech heritage?
18:00 The market seems to be splitting between massive all-singing, all-dancing corporations and startup fintech firms. Does that mean that there’s no room for mid-sized vendors?
24:30 Victor has a few funny stories to tell about Fidessa, and certain fintech figures who appeared on Top of the Pops
28:00 Anthony joins the show to BS with James about late-night talk shows.

Fintech Fever Grips M&A with Fidessa Acquisition Offer

Fidessa and Temenos—A Bold Move

Contact Info

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners. Feel free to reach out to Anthony or James via Twitter or email.

Anthony: @a_malakian[email protected]

James: @JimRundle; [email protected]

Victor: @waterseditor; [email protected]

Past 10 episodes:

Episode 100: Bitcoin Futures...Again

Episode 101: The Top 10 Stories of 2017

Episode 102: The Best of Longform Journalism in 2017

Episode 103: Mifid II is Now Law; How to Apply for the Women in Data & Tech Awards

Episode 104: Regulators Struggle with AI; SS&C Snaps up DST Systems

Episode 105: Blackstone's Bill Murphy, Part 3

Episode 106: Blockchain on the Buy Side; the Importance of Coding

Episode 107: An Examination of the Thomson Reuters-Blackstone Deal

Episode 108: Dan Schleifer Talks About the Challenges of Creating a Fintech

Episode 109: An Overview of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee’s Meeting

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