With designs on capturing a greater percentage of back office service market, Mellon Financial announced today that it will acquire software provider Eagle Investment Systems of West Hartford, Conn., for an undisclosed sum.

Eagle, a privately-held software developer, will be added to Mellon’s investment support services arm, Mellon Global Securitites Services. "Eagle’s capabilities will expand and enhance the capabilities GSS provides in the rapidly growing investment operations outsourcing marketplace, allowing us to strengthen our existing client relationships and pursue substantial growth opportunities," Martin McGuinn, Mellon’s CEO, said in a statement.

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