Allegro’s Acquisition of Financial Engineering Associates, Inc.

Paul Hastings LLP acted as legal advisor to Allegro Development Corp.. Davis Polk advised MSCI Inc.

Allegro Development Corp., a global leader in commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) solutions, acquired Financial Engineering Associates, Inc. (FEA), a leading provider of risk analytics software for traders, risk managers, and quantitative analysts in commodity industries.

Founded in 1990, FEA’s solutions provide customers with global commodity trading and quantitative analytics that lead to better portfolio pricing, valuation, decision support, risk management, and physical asset optimization.

FEA’s products cover thousands of different instruments and assets, giving customers the ability to model the breadth of their enterprise portfolios. In addition to a full suite of comprehensive analytic tools, FEA boasts world class analytical support provided by seasoned PhD industry professionals.

Allegro’s acquisition of FEA will benefit customers, employees, and partners of both organizations. FEA’s trade and portfolio level analytic solutions are a natural strategic fit with Allegro’s distribution channels, investment strategy, and extensible CTRM software suite.

Paul Hastings represented Allegro Development Corp. with a team including Dana Kromm (Picture), Ryan Enchelmayer, Erica Lee and Yoav Simchoni.

Davis Polk advised MSCI Inc. with a team including John A. Bick and associates Reid B. Fitzgerald and Dane G. Ferré. Partner Pritesh P. Shah and associate Paul S. Lee provided intellectual property and technology advice. Partner Jean M. McLoughlin and associate Travis Triano provided executive compensation advice. Partner Michael Mollerus and associates Nicole P. Field and M. Jared Sanders are providing tax advice.

Involved fees earner: John Bick – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Reid Fitzgerald – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Dane Ferré – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Pritesh P. Shah – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Paul Lee – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jean M. McLoughlin – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Travis Triano – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Michael Mollerus – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Nicole Field – Davis Polk & Wardwell; M. Jared Sanders – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Dana Kromm – Paul Hastings; Erica Lee – Paul Hastings; Yoav Simchoni – Paul Hastings; Ryan Enchelmayer – Paul Hastings;

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Paul Hastings;

Clients: MSCI Inc.; Allegro Development Corporation;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti