Alantra advises Sovereign Capital Partners on its investment in AquaQ


Alantra, the independent global mid-market investment banking firm, has advised Sovereign Capital Partners on its investment in AquaQ Analytics (AquaQ), a specialist data analytics and data science services business supporting global financial institutions.

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Sovereign has partnered with the management team to further grow the company’s international presence and develop its range of services.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland, AquaQ has offices in the USA, Singapore and Hong Kong. The business employs over 180 staff, which includes its team of highly skilled and qualified consultants.

AquaQ has significant expertise in helping its clients optimise, develop and maintain their database technologies and take advantage of advanced data and analytics.

The Alantra team that advised Sovereign on the transaction comprised Simon Roberts, Josh Jones, Jamie Dickson and Tika Endeladze.

Simon Roberts, Director at Alantra, said: “It’s been fantastic to work with the Sovereign team on their significant investment in AquaQ. Ronan, James and the rest of the AquaQ team have built a differentiated, high growth data analytics consultancy business with a long term blue chip client base. We are looking forward to seeing the business continue to develop both its capabilities and its international presence in partnership with Sovereign. The transaction builds on our recent digital and technology consultancy credentials with market-leading businesses such as ECS, Ten10, Datalytyx, Roboyo and Chaucer. We expect to see continued investment throughout 2021 in high-growth, differentiated businesses in the digital and technology consultancy space.”

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