Treliant acquires Belfast-based consulting startup Vox Financial Partners to expand its footprint into Europe
Treliant, a Washington, DC-based Treliant regulatory and compliance consulting firm announced today it has acquired Vox Financial Partners (Vox) to strengthen its capital markets capabilities and expand its footprint into Europe. The total amount of the deal was not disclosed. The transaction closed on August 13, the Treliant said in a statement.
Founded in 2016 by Terry Robinson and Brendan Gorman, the Belfast, Northern Ireland-based Vox is a global consulting firm that specializes in navigating financial institutions through complex regulatory and business change. Vox also works alongside top-tier banks in New York and London.
Since its inception five years ago, Vox has built a team of experienced project managers and subject matter experts, supported by trained and resourceful junior staff, to help banking clients address a wide range of regulatory and business challenges. These have included MIFID2, Brexit, Initial Margin, and Benchmark Reform.
In January 2021, Vox acquired Delv Global, a business and technology change consultancy that specializes in solving challenges in data, technology, regulations, and innovation across finance, risk, product control, operations, treasury, and front office.
The acquisition of Vox is a milestone for Treliant, a strategic advisory firm that has enjoyed strong organic growth since its founding in 2005. With this acquisition, Treliant is expanding its European footprint and capital markets consulting capabilities to better serve its client base and position it as a solid global competitor.
“Vox Financial Partners is a natural fit for Treliant,” said Treliant CEO B. Scott Fisher. “Terry Robinson and the Vox leadership team have worked on some of the most complex initiatives and delivered major change in some of the largest global investment banks. They bring deep knowledge from their careers in the industry, as consultants, and as entrepreneurs. They are a perfect complement to Treliant and we are excited to have them join our team.”
Vox combines global banking and regulatory experience, innovative data solutions, and skilled specialists to help global financial institutions successfully plan, resource, and deliver regulatory and business change projects. Vox consultants work on client sites and also from their Service Delivery Centres in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Lodz, Poland.
“We are very excited to join forces with Treliant,” said Terry Robinson, Vox co-founder, and CEO. “We share similar values and goals; forming and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients is of critical importance to Treliant and us. We look forward to working together to provide Vox’s capital markets expertise and delivery capabilities to a broader global audience.” In his new role at Treliant, he will hold the title of Chief Executive Officer for the Capital Markets practice.
“The financial services industry continues to need more of the expertise and capabilities provided by Treliant and Vox,” Fisher said. “We are making a substantial investment in our capital markets practice and global expansion with this acquisition, and we look forward to continuing to provide excellent results for our clients.”