Acquisitions and Investments

Perhaps missed in the run up to the holidays were two interesting announcements. The first involved the acquisition of Lacima by EEX and the second involved Dycotrade in which Quadrum Capital acquired DycoTrade shares from investment company TIIN Capital. Lacima/EEX Lacima has been a key feature of the energy risk vendor landscape for a couple of decades and its founders, Dr Les Clewlow and Dr Chris Strickland, are familiar names to anyone involved in commodities risk management. It describes itself as a “multi-award winning specialist provider of software and advisory services dedicated to trading, valuation, optimisation and risk management for global energy and commodities markets. It helps clients to maximise profit potential and make more informed decisions by providing tools that yield more accurate valuations, hedging analysis and risk exposure analysis for portfolios of complex financial contracts and physical assets.” The European Energy Exchange (EEX) is the leading energy exchange which builds secure, successful and sustainable commodity markets worldwide – together with its customers. As part of EEX Group, a group of companies serving international commodity markets, it offers contracts on Power, Natural Gas and Emission Allowances as well as Freight and Agricultural Products. EEX also provides registry services as… continue reading

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