Style Research agrees growth capital deal with Lyceum Capital

Style Research (Style Analytics), a leading provider of factor-based analysis software for investment professionals, has partnered with growth investors Lyceum Capital – now known as Horizon Capital – to accelerate expansion. BCMS advised the shareholders of Style Research on the transaction, which completed in 2015.

Founded in 1997, Style Research is headquartered in London and has offices in Boston and Montreal. The company provides portfolio analysis and market analysis services and research facilities for global institutional investment professionals. With subscription-based recurring revenues, an exceptional client retention rate and strong cash-flow, the business demonstrated double-digit growth.

“We are grateful to the BCMS team for their efforts in getting this complex transaction done” – Robert Schwob, Style Research

The investment was earmarked to fuel Style Research’s growth in the United Kingdom, North America, Europe and Asia and fund new product development.

Founder of Style Research, Robert Schwob, said: “In Lyceum, we chose a partner that has a solid history of supporting the successful internationalisation of the businesses it backs. Lyceum’s expertise will help us accelerate our growth and invest further in our business so that we can continue to offer our clients access to the very best intelligence in the marketplace. We are grateful to the BCMS team for their efforts in getting this complex transaction done.”

Jonathan Dunn, CEO, BCMS commented: “There is clear appetite in the market for niche, profitable businesses, that offer equity investors strong platforms for growth. At the time of this transaction in 2015, BCMS was sometimes viewed by the wider M&A market as a ‘trade sale’ specialist, but this high-profile investment deal is an excellent example of the range of options BCMS has long delivered for our clients.”

Style Research rebranded and changed its trading name to Style Analytics in 2018.