Cognizant acquires Meritsoft fintech software company

Teaneck-based Cognizant announced Monday it has acquired Meritsoft, a fintech software company based in Dublin, Ireland.

Meritsoft is best known for its FINBOS platform for post-trade processing, which automates solutions for managing taxes, fees, commissions and cash flow functions between financial institutions.

“Increased compliance and regulatory obligations, focus on operational efficiency, and a range of new digital technologies are among the forces that have led many of the world’s leading financial institutions to automate processes using Meritsoft and its FINBOS platform,” Sean Middleton, president, Cognizant Accelerator, said.  “Banking and financial services is one of the largest industries that Cognizant serves.  Meritsoft brings proven automation expertise in case management, regulatory compliance, payment and settlement of claims, and tax and brokerage cash flows to help our clients in transforming their businesses for the digital era.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“By becoming part of Cognizant, Meritsoft will have access to Cognizant’s knowledge, resources and scale to accelerate growth as we continue to innovate on the FINBOS platform for post-trade solutions,” Kerril Burke, co-founder and CEO, Meritsoft, said. “It is a complementary match, coupling Cognizant’s industry platforms and solutions expertise, and Meritsoft’s advanced automation technologies. We will provide a powerful integrated offering to capital markets institutions who are seeking to control costs, meet regulatory requirements and maintain liquidity.”