Beeks Financial Cloud buys VDIware


Scots cloud computing firm Beeks Financial Cloud acquires Chicago futures hosting company VDIware.



- Beeks Financial Cloud buys VDIware for undisclosed seven-figure sum

- Company plans double turnover to £10m by 2017, as rapid expansion continues

Glasgow, Scotland, Thursday 17 September: For Immediate Use

A Scottish firm – which last year bought a New York rival to become the world’s largest low latency cloud provider for algorithmic forex trading – is on the US acquisition trail again.

Beeks Financial Cloud – which helps institutions trade foreign exchange securely and quickly through the cloud – has bought Chicago-based *futures specialist VDIware for an undisclosed seven-figure sum, it was announced today (Thursday 17 September).

The acquisition was self-funded by Beeks Financial Cloud, without borrowing.

The move follows last year’s purchase of New York-based Gallant VPS by Beeks Financial Cloud subsidiary BeeksFX VPS, and the parent company’s set-up of a Japanese arm with staff and an office, in Tokyo.

Berkshire Capital – a New York-based investment bank specialising in mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector – advised on the VDIware deal.

Berkshire and its partners at Shift Forex – a boutique, FX-focused consulting firm – work together to bring specialised services and domain expertise to investment banking transactions in the foreign exchange industry.

And for Glasgow-based CEO Gordon McArthur, the acquisition fits perfectly with the company’s long-term growth strategy.

He said: “Our aim is to become a cross-asset-class financial markets hosting specialist for the foreign exchange (forex), futures, and equities markets.

“We have an unrivalled reputation in the forex markets and the acquisition of the highly respected VDIware brings our world-beating hosting services to institutional clients in the futures town, Chicago.”

VDIware is based in Chicago’s financial district, the nerve centre of the worldwide futures markets. It has direct connectivity to futures exchanges the CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange) and ICE (Intercontinental Exchange).

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@BeeksFX, Beeks Financial Cloud is a global low-latency service provider for institutional capital markets, headquartered in the UK. With eleven data centres around the world and low-latency connectivity between sites, Beeks assists institutional clients in trading by reducing barriers to entry and time to market.