Belfast / New York / London / Hong Kong ― 22nd February 2021― Options, the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets, is proud to have been ranked in this year’s Sunday Times International Track 200 Covid-19 edition. The prestigious list ranks the UK’s highest performing private firms by international growth.
The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 recognises companies based on their overseas sales in the preceding two-year period. From 2018 to 2019, Belfast-based Options continued to grow its international sales from £44m to over £58m representing year on year growth of 32%.
Options President and CEO Danny Moore commented, “As we have continued to focus on the expansion of our business, we are delighted to be recognised among the UK’s fastest-growing private companies for the fifth consecutive year.
2020 was a year unlike anything we had previously experienced. We worked tenaciously to ensure our clients seamlessly migrated to remote environments, so we are incredibly proud to be ranked in this year’s Covid-19 edition.”
Today’s news comes as the latest in a series of strategic announcements for the company, including the appointment of new Board member Quantbot Founder Michael Botlo, and the imminent purchase of Fixnetix from DXC Technology.
In January 2020, Options received investment from Boston-based Private Equity Firm, Abry Partners. This investment has enabled Options to accelerate its growth strategy and further develop its technology platform whilst expanding its reach in key financial centres globally.
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options Technology are the No. 1 provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
Founded in 1993, the firm began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 200 firms globally, providing an agile, scalable platform in an Investment Bank grade Cybersecurity wrapper.
Options clients include the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges. With offices in 8 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand, Options are well placed to service their customers both on site and remotely.
In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment from Abry Partners, a Boston-based sector focused private equity firm. This investment has enabled Options to considerably accelerate its growth strategy to invest further in its technology platform and expand its reach in key financial centres globally.
Options has been named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
Options Press Contact: Page McLaughlin