eFront Alternative Investment Solutions

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eFront
Public
IndustryAlternative Investment Management software solutions and services
Founded1999; 20 years ago (1999)
FounderOliver Delenbach
HeadquartersParis, France.
Key people
Tarek Chouman (Chief Executive Officer), Thibaut De Laval (Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer), Matthew Bagley (Chief Financial Officer), Michael Bischoff (Chief Technology Officer)
ProductseFront Insight, eFront Invest, eFront investment Café, eFront Portfolio Monitoring, eFront Office, eFront PEO / VC
Number of employees
850+
Websitewww.efront.com

eFront Alternative Investment Solutions is a software provider of end-to-end solutions dedicated to the financial industry. Headquartered in Paris, France, eFront employs more than 700 people worldwide. eFront’s solutions serve more than 850 customers in 48 countries, including companies in the private equity, real estate investment, banking, and insurance sectors.[1]

In 2018, eFront was recognised as one of the top 100 global providers of financial technology, by IDC FinTech rankings.[2] eFront was the only solution provider solely dedicated to alternative investments to appear in the ranking.

In 2019, the company was acquired by BlackRock, and now operates as a specialised business unit within BlackRock Solutions, alongside Aladdin Institutional and Aladdin Wealth.[3]

Operations[edit]

eFront has a portfolio of products for different investor types, such as limited partners, general partners, asset servicers (fund administrators), fund of funds and venture capital. eFront's product portfolio also covers different asset classes, such as private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.[4]

History[edit]

  • 2019: eFront was acquired by BlackRock.[3]
  • 2015: eFront was acquired by Bridgepoint.[5]
  • 2013: eFront acquired software provider AnalytX.[6]
  • 2012: eFront acquired DMLT, the developer of the Investment Café, now called eFront Investment Café.[7]
  • 2011: eFront was acquired by Francisco Partners.[8]
  • 2008: International expansion throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.
  • 2006: eFront went public with an IPO on Alternext.[9]
  • 2003: International expansion throughout Europe and Middle East.
  • 2002: first product launch, eFront Venture (eFront Invest today).
  • 1999: eFront was founded in 1999 as technology platform.

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.efront.com https://www.efront.com/about-us/. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "IDC Insights Lines of Business". IDC: The premier global market intelligence company. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  3. ^ a b "Bloomberg - Are you a robot?". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  4. ^ www.efront.com https://www.efront.com/alternative-investment-solutions/. Retrieved 2019-08-13. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Bloomberg - Are you a robot?". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  6. ^ FinSMEs (2013-10-09). "eFront Acquires AnalytX". FinSMEs. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  7. ^ "eFront acquires DMLT". Hedgeweek. 2012-10-12. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  8. ^ "Francisco Partners Acquires Control of eFront". www.businesswire.com. 2011-09-23. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  9. ^ "EFRONT | live". live.euronext.com. Retrieved 2019-08-13.

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