Options Announces Sponsorship of the St. Patrick’s Day SPAR Craic 10K Run

London / New York / Hong Kong ― 14TH February 2023 ― Options Technology, the leading Capital Markets services provider, today announced its sponsorship of the 2023 Spar Craic 10K St. Patrick’s Day Run in Belfast.

The annual event is a highlight of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and brings together runners and spectators from across the country and beyond.

A focal point in any Northern Irish runners’ calendar, upwards of 2,000 people take part in the race annually, running from Belfast City Hall to the finish line at Ormeau Park.

Options, a global company with a presence in eight key financial cities worldwide, first opened in Belfast in 2014, and teams from Options’ Belfast headquarters have taken part in the SPAR Craic 10k event since the inaugural run in 2015.

Danny Moore, Options’ President and CEO, said, “We are thrilled to sponsor this year’s SPAR Craic 10K St. Patrick’s Day Run. This event brings our community together to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and promote health and wellness, and we are proud to be a part of it. Good luck to all the runners – see you at the finish line!”

Connla McCann, Director of the SPAR Craic 10k, added, “St. Patrick’s Day is a very special occasion for the Irish around the world, and we are delighted to be holding Belfast’s annual SPAR Craic 10k again. With more runners than ever before, we plan to make 17th March a day to remember as we start in a fun and healthy way.”

Today’s news comes as the latest in a series of exciting developments for Options, including its partnership with The James Irvine Foundation, its global market data expansion, and the launch of the firm’s 2023 Graduate & Placement Programme.


About Options (www.options-it.com):

Options Technology is 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 550 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 Auckland, Options are well placed to service its customers 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.

For more on Options, please visit www.options-it.com, follow us on Twitter at @Options_ITand visit our LinkedIn page.

About Abry Partners (www.abry.com)

Abry is one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $82 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital across their active funds.

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Press Contact: Niall McAleer

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