By Market News International, Inc.

announced 7/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Hale Global, will acquire Market News International, Inc.

synopsis: Deutsche Börse AG and Hale Global have entered into an agreement regarding the sale of Market News International, Inc. (MNI), a leading provider of macroeconomic and markets intelligence for global fixed income and foreign exchange market professionals, to Hale Global.
buyer: Hale Global
Hale Global has a 15-year track record as a buyer and partner of choice for leading global enterprises' special situations. They help talented teams transform software and information organizations into industry leaders. "
target parent: Deutsche Börse Group
target: Market News International, Inc.
Market News International (MNI) is the leading provider of news and intelligence specifically for the Global Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insight for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions.
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closed 11/30/2009 via Company Press Release

Market News International, Inc., acquired Need to Know News, LLC

synopsis: Deutsche Börse is expanding the offering of its Market Data & Analytics segment by acquiring the US financial news service Need to Know News. Need to Know News will become a 100 percent subsidiary of Market News International (MNI), a Deutsche Börse Group company.
buyer parent: Deutsche Börse Group
buyer: Market News International, Inc.
Market News International is the leading real-time news, intelligence and analysis agency dedicated to the global fixed-income and foreign exchange markets, and provides information that is also relevant to the equity markets. "
target: Need to Know News, LLC
Need to Know News (NTKN) is a premier financial news service specializing in written, audio and computer readable news feeds. NTKN broadcasts to traders and investment professionals around the world.
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closed 12/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Deutsche Börse Group, acquired Market News International, Inc.

synopsis: Deutsche Börse is expanding the offering of its segment Market Data & Analytics by acquiring the US-based financial news agency Market News International (MNI). Market News International will become a 100 percent subsidiary of Deutsche Börse for US$10 million in cash.
buyer: Deutsche Börse Group (XTRA:DB1:$3,267.92)
As one of the world’s leading exchange organizations Deutsche Börse Group provides investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets. "
target parent: Xinhua Finance Limited
target: Market News International, Inc.
Market News International is the leading real-time news, intelligence and analysis agency dedicated to the global fixed-income and foreign exchange markets, and provides information that is also relevant to the equity markets.
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announced 7/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Hale Global, will acquire Market News International, Inc.

synopsis: Deutsche Börse AG and Hale Global have entered into an agreement regarding the sale of Market News International, Inc. (MNI), a leading provider of macroeconomic and markets intelligence for global fixed income and foreign exchange market professionals, to Hale Global.
buyer: Hale Global
Hale Global has a 15-year track record as a buyer and partner of choice for leading global enterprises' special situations. They help talented teams transform software and information organizations into industry leaders. "
target parent: Deutsche Börse Group
target: Market News International, Inc.
Market News International (MNI) is the leading provider of news and intelligence specifically for the Global Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insight for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions.
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closed 12/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Deutsche Börse Group, acquired Market News International, Inc.

synopsis: Deutsche Börse is expanding the offering of its segment Market Data & Analytics by acquiring the US-based financial news agency Market News International (MNI). Market News International will become a 100 percent subsidiary of Deutsche Börse for US$10 million in cash.
buyer: Deutsche Börse Group (XTRA:DB1:$3,267.92)
As one of the world’s leading exchange organizations Deutsche Börse Group provides investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets. "
target parent: Xinhua Finance Limited
target: Market News International, Inc.
Market News International is the leading real-time news, intelligence and analysis agency dedicated to the global fixed-income and foreign exchange markets, and provides information that is also relevant to the equity markets.
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$11
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Borsenmedien AG, acquired finanztreff.de

synopsis: Börsenmedien AG, a leading media company for financial information in Germany, acquires finanztreff.de from Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste, a European provider of IT solutions for investors. finanztreff.de is a financial portal for investors in Germany. finanztreff.de provides price data for equities, foreign exchange, derivative products and more.
buyer: Borsenmedien AG
Borsenmedien AG is a leading media company for financial information in Germany. Borsenmedien publishes Der Aktionär, Germany's most successful weekly magazine focused on investments. They also operate Der Aktionär TV, a TV channel dedicated to investors. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: finanztreff.de
finanztreff.de is one of the most successful financial portals for investors in Germany. finanztreff.de provides up-to-date and historical price data for equities, funds, bonds, foreign exchange, exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded commodities and derivative products.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Investoo Group, acquired EFXTO

synopsis: One of the largest financial lead generation companies in the world, Investoo Group, is expanding into the Latin American market by acquiring leading foreign exchange website EFXTO. EFXTO is a forex news portal that offers a wide range of informative reviews, up-to-date news and market comparisons.
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is one of the world’s leading fintech marketing businesses. They deliver top-quality lead generation and marketing services to their partners via their portfolio of websites in the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency, FX, shares and derivative trading markets. "
target: EFXTO
Launched in 2016, EFXTO is a forex news portal that offers a wide range of informative reviews, up-to-date news and market comparisons. The platform is one of the most influential forex review providers in Latin America.
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announced 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, will acquire LeapRate

synopsis: Catena Media, a company that provides high-quality online lead generation, has acquired LeapRate, an independent research and advisory firm that provides news and information. LeapRate specializes in covering the world of Forex trading and are followed by traders, investors, and other FX industry participants.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Headquartered in Malta, Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees globally. "
target: LeapRate
LeapRate is an independent research and advisory firm that provides news and information, specialized in covering the world of Forex trading. They are followed by traders, investors and other FX industry participants via their website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, RSS and Email Newsletter.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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closed 5/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, acquired ForexTraders.com

synopsis: Catena Media, a provider of online lead generation, has acquired Sweden-based ForexTraders.com, a foreign exchange trading Information site providing details of foreign exchange brokers, sign-up offers and useful information pertaining to foreign exchange. They offer expert advice, educational tools, market commentary and best practices guidance.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta. "
target: ForexTraders.com
Sweden-based ForexTraders.com is a foreign exchange trading Information site providing details of foreign exchange brokers, sign-up offers and useful information pertaining to foreign exchange. They offer expert advice, educational tools, market commentary and best practices guidance.
price ($mm)
$4.08
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announced 6/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

ADVFN PLC, will acquire London South East Limited

synopsis: Financial market website operator ADVFN PLC confirmed it has signed heads of agreement with the directors of investor-information website London South East Ltd. London South East Ltd. provides share prices, news, data and resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles to leading private investor .
buyer: ADVFN PLC (AIM:AFN:$15.81)
ADVFN PLC operates a web site which provides up-to-date financial data on the UK stock markets. The site provides users with services including a bulletin board for investors to swap ideas, real-time share information from the London Exchange, configuration alerts, and regulatory new services. "
target: London South East Limited
London South East Limited's team of web developers, service, and leadership staff serves private investors worldwide. They provide share prices, news, and data to thousands of visitors every day, lse.co.uk brings leading private investor resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles.
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announced 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc., will acquire Wall-Street.com

synopsis: Bright Mountain Holdings announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Wall-Street.com, LLC, which owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, and more.
buyer: Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:BMTM:$4.02)
The Bright Mountain Holdings family of websites includes TheBright.com, WarDocumentaryFilms.com and Bootcamp4me.com. TheBright.com is the company’s largest site and offers news, information, products and services geared for Military members, Veterans and First Responders. "
target: Wall-Street.com
Wall-Street.com, LLC owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, licensing and education for financial services representatives, and more.
price ($mm)
$3.20
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closed 7/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

Maxx Capital International Limited, acquired Finet Group

synopsis: As of July 9, 2010, Finet Group Limited, a provider of financial information services and technology solutions to corporate clients, professional investors, and retail investors in Greater China, operates as a subsidiary of MAXX Capital International Limited.
buyer: Maxx Capital International Limited
Maxx Capital International Limited (MCI) is principally engaged in investing in financial products such as foreign exchange and interest rate swap in financial capital markets. "
target: Finet Group
Finet Group is a premier financial media and information provider engaging in the development, production and provision of financial information services and technology solutions to corporate clients and individual investors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.74 [$3.87]*
rev ($mm)
$4
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2.8x
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announced 5/30/2017 via Company Press Release

London Stock Exchange Group plc, will purchase The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices from Citigroup

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has reached an agreement with Citigroup Inc. (Citi) to acquire The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices, a fixed income analytics platform and index business comprising a family of fixed income indices (including the World Government Bond Index).
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSE:LSE:$3,752.59)
London Stock Exchange Group is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets. "
seller: Citigroup (C:$63,902.00)
The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices are a fixed income analytics platform and index business comprising a family of fixed income indices. The Business offers proprietary fixed income analytics & indices that enable market participants to perform complex portfolio analysis & risk management.
price ($mm)
$685
rev ($mm)
$107
EBITDA ($mm)
$46
EV / rev
6.4x
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14.9x
closed 7/1/2014 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters Eikon, purchased Convertible Indices from UBS AG

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the UBS Convertible Indices, a widely used benchmark in the convertible bond market. UBS Convertible Indices measure the size and performance of the convertibles asset class.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Eikon
Thomson Reuters Eikon provides solutions for consuming real-time and historical data, connecting with the financial markets community and executing financial markets transactions across asset classes such as foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, commodities, equities and derivatives. "
seller: UBS AG (SWX:UBSN:$30,778.77)
UBS AG provides a range of financial services. Their UBS Convertible Indices is a widely used benchmark in the convertible bond market. It measures the size and performance of the convertibles asset class.
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closed 5/31/2017 via PR Newswire

OTC Markets Group, acquired theOTC.today

synopsis: OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, announced it has acquired theOTC.today, an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns.
buyer: OTC Markets Group (OTCPK:OTCM:$55.05)
OTC Markets Group's Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces provide investors with the information necessary to intelligently analyze, value and trade 10,000 U.S. and global securities through the broker of their choice. "
target: theOTC.today
theOTC.today is an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns. Since its launch in April 2011, theOTC.today has tracked and published data on stock promotion schemes and raised public awareness of fraudulent promoters in OTC and exchange listed securities.
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announced 11/4/2015 via PR Newswire

T3 Live, LLC, will acquire Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: T3 Live, LLC, a global leader in the education of active traders and investors, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of the Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc., a provider of online educational and financial services to institutions and general public.
buyer: T3 Live, LLC
T3 Live is an online financial media network and educational platform that provides active traders with market analysis, real-time access to strategies, and in-depth training from seasoned professionals. "
target: Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.
Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc. provides online educational and financial services to institutions and general public. It offers market intelligence services and on-line education via Internet-based chat rooms. Pristine provides tools that offers access to the equities, options, and futures markets.
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announced 12/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Backstop Solutions Group, will acquire BarclayHedge

synopsis: Backstop Solutions Group, the leading cloud-based productivity suite provider for institutional and alternative investors, announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire BarclayHedge, a leading provider of alternative investment data and indices.
buyer: Backstop Solutions Group
Backstop provides its industry-leading cloud-based productivity suite to investment consultants, pensions, funds of funds, family offices, endowments, foundations, private equity, hedge funds, and real estate investment firms. "
target: BarclayHedge
BarclayHedge is a leading provider of alternative investment data and indices. Their industry-leading Alternative Investment Database helps investors analyze the performance of more than 6,900 hedge funds and managed futures programs worldwide.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Argus Media Ltd., acquired MetalPrices.com

synopsis: Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has bought MetalPrices.com, one of the world's largest providers of metals market information. The acquired online service includes proprietary price assessments, futures prices and other exchange data, and third-party assessments of market prices around the world.
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Argus Media is an independent media organisation and leading provider of price assessments, business intelligence and market data on the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer and transportation industries. "
target: MetalPrices.com
MetalPrices.com, a premier market intelligence service for the international metals industry, provides businesses, government agencies and individuals with reliable and accurate raw material pricing for metal products.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bidollar Servicos Financeiros Ltda. merged with Câmbio Store,

synopsis: Cambio Store and Bidollar announced a merger that creates the largest online currency comparison platform in Brazil. Bidollar, based in Brazil, is a free platform for quotation and purchase of foreign currencies through the internet.
buyer: Câmbio Store
Cambio Store, based in Brazil, is a technology platform partner of the main exchange brokers in the country. They join clients and exchange brokers, adding the best technological tools on the market and aiming to maximize the user experience. "
target: Bidollar Servicos Financeiros Ltda.
Bidollar, based in Brazil, is a free platform for quotation and purchase of foreign currencies through the internet. Bidollar's platform allows tourists to compare different exchange brokers at the same time, choosing and closing the best quote on the hour.
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closed 4/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired 100ForexBrokers.com

synopsis: Investoo Group, a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry, has announced the purchase of 100ForexBrokers.com, a provider the most comprehensive overview of Forex brokers online.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry. They offer a free online educational platform, a buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products. "
target: 100ForexBrokers.com
100Forexbrokers.com operates since 2008 with a mission to provide the most comprehensive overview of Forex brokers online. They offer easy and swift insight into any aspect of choosing a Forex broker and aim to help traders find the best brokers fitting their trading needs.
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closed 7/2/2018 via PE Hub

Aretex Capital Partners, acquired Alerian

synopsis: Aretex Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Alerian, the market leading provider of energy infrastructure indices and market intelligence based in Dallas, Texas.
buyer: Aretex Capital Partners
Aretex Capital Partners is a global private equity firm focused on investments primarily in North America and Europe. Aretex seeks to create value by helping businesses access international markets and drive sustainable growth. "
target: Alerian
Alerian is the market leading provider of energy infrastructure indices and market intelligence based in Dallas, Texas. Alerian develops and maintains a series of indices for the energy sector and equips investors to make informed decisions about investments in energy infrastructure.
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closed 1/5/2017 via Reuters

Finance Magnates, acquired ForexLive

synopsis: Currency market news and information website Finance Magnates has agreed to purchase online peer ForexLive for an undisclosed sum. ForexLive offers up-to-the-minute commentary on currencies, policy, and international markets.
buyer: Finance Magnates
Finance Magnates is the world’s only multi-asset trading knowledge hub, offering news, research and events in the field of the global online/electronic trading industry and market. "
target: ForexLive
ForexLive offers up-to-the-minute commentary on currencies, policy, and international markets. With veteran analysts spanning the globe and publishing updates 24/7, the ForexLive team brings speed and clarity to the forex world.
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closed 5/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Morningstar Research, Inc., acquired Andex Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar Research Inc., a Canadian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., has acquired Andex Associates Inc., a privately held firm based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada that produces financial charts and communications materials for financial advisors.
buyer parent: Morningstar, Inc.
buyer: Morningstar Research, Inc.
Morningstar Research, Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. The Company offers objective information on more than 6,000 funds available to individual investors in Canada as well as a range of innovative products and services to advisors and institutions. "
target: Andex Associates, Inc.
Andex Associates, Inc. is the maker of Andex Charts, individual graphic charts detailing historical market returns, stock index growth, inflation rates, currency rates, and general economic conditions for the United States dating back to 1926, and for Canada dating back to 1950.
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announced 7/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Hale Global, will acquire Market News International, Inc.

synopsis: Deutsche Börse AG and Hale Global have entered into an agreement regarding the sale of Market News International, Inc. (MNI), a leading provider of macroeconomic and markets intelligence for global fixed income and foreign exchange market professionals, to Hale Global.
buyer: Hale Global
Hale Global has a 15-year track record as a buyer and partner of choice for leading global enterprises' special situations. They help talented teams transform software and information organizations into industry leaders. "
target parent: Deutsche Börse Group
target: Market News International, Inc.
Market News International (MNI) is the leading provider of news and intelligence specifically for the Global Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insight for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions.
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closed 12/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Deutsche Börse Group, acquired Market News International, Inc.

synopsis: Deutsche Börse is expanding the offering of its segment Market Data & Analytics by acquiring the US-based financial news agency Market News International (MNI). Market News International will become a 100 percent subsidiary of Deutsche Börse for US$10 million in cash.
buyer: Deutsche Börse Group (XTRA:DB1:$3,267.92)
As one of the world’s leading exchange organizations Deutsche Börse Group provides investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets. "
target parent: Xinhua Finance Limited
target: Market News International, Inc.
Market News International is the leading real-time news, intelligence and analysis agency dedicated to the global fixed-income and foreign exchange markets, and provides information that is also relevant to the equity markets.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Borsenmedien AG, acquired finanztreff.de

synopsis: Börsenmedien AG, a leading media company for financial information in Germany, acquires finanztreff.de from Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste, a European provider of IT solutions for investors. finanztreff.de is a financial portal for investors in Germany. finanztreff.de provides price data for equities, foreign exchange, derivative products and more.
buyer: Borsenmedien AG
Borsenmedien AG is a leading media company for financial information in Germany. Borsenmedien publishes Der Aktionär, Germany's most successful weekly magazine focused on investments. They also operate Der Aktionär TV, a TV channel dedicated to investors. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: finanztreff.de
finanztreff.de is one of the most successful financial portals for investors in Germany. finanztreff.de provides up-to-date and historical price data for equities, funds, bonds, foreign exchange, exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded commodities and derivative products.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Investoo Group, acquired EFXTO

synopsis: One of the largest financial lead generation companies in the world, Investoo Group, is expanding into the Latin American market by acquiring leading foreign exchange website EFXTO. EFXTO is a forex news portal that offers a wide range of informative reviews, up-to-date news and market comparisons.
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is one of the world’s leading fintech marketing businesses. They deliver top-quality lead generation and marketing services to their partners via their portfolio of websites in the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency, FX, shares and derivative trading markets. "
target: EFXTO
Launched in 2016, EFXTO is a forex news portal that offers a wide range of informative reviews, up-to-date news and market comparisons. The platform is one of the most influential forex review providers in Latin America.
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announced 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, will acquire LeapRate

synopsis: Catena Media, a company that provides high-quality online lead generation, has acquired LeapRate, an independent research and advisory firm that provides news and information. LeapRate specializes in covering the world of Forex trading and are followed by traders, investors, and other FX industry participants.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Headquartered in Malta, Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees globally. "
target: LeapRate
LeapRate is an independent research and advisory firm that provides news and information, specialized in covering the world of Forex trading. They are followed by traders, investors and other FX industry participants via their website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, RSS and Email Newsletter.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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closed 5/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, acquired ForexTraders.com

synopsis: Catena Media, a provider of online lead generation, has acquired Sweden-based ForexTraders.com, a foreign exchange trading Information site providing details of foreign exchange brokers, sign-up offers and useful information pertaining to foreign exchange. They offer expert advice, educational tools, market commentary and best practices guidance.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta. "
target: ForexTraders.com
Sweden-based ForexTraders.com is a foreign exchange trading Information site providing details of foreign exchange brokers, sign-up offers and useful information pertaining to foreign exchange. They offer expert advice, educational tools, market commentary and best practices guidance.
price ($mm)
$4.08
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announced 6/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

ADVFN PLC, will acquire London South East Limited

synopsis: Financial market website operator ADVFN PLC confirmed it has signed heads of agreement with the directors of investor-information website London South East Ltd. London South East Ltd. provides share prices, news, data and resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles to leading private investor .
buyer: ADVFN PLC (AIM:AFN:$15.81)
ADVFN PLC operates a web site which provides up-to-date financial data on the UK stock markets. The site provides users with services including a bulletin board for investors to swap ideas, real-time share information from the London Exchange, configuration alerts, and regulatory new services. "
target: London South East Limited
London South East Limited's team of web developers, service, and leadership staff serves private investors worldwide. They provide share prices, news, and data to thousands of visitors every day, lse.co.uk brings leading private investor resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles.
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announced 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc., will acquire Wall-Street.com

synopsis: Bright Mountain Holdings announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Wall-Street.com, LLC, which owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, and more.
buyer: Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:BMTM:$4.02)
The Bright Mountain Holdings family of websites includes TheBright.com, WarDocumentaryFilms.com and Bootcamp4me.com. TheBright.com is the company’s largest site and offers news, information, products and services geared for Military members, Veterans and First Responders. "
target: Wall-Street.com
Wall-Street.com, LLC owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, licensing and education for financial services representatives, and more.
price ($mm)
$3.20
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closed 7/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

Maxx Capital International Limited, acquired Finet Group

synopsis: As of July 9, 2010, Finet Group Limited, a provider of financial information services and technology solutions to corporate clients, professional investors, and retail investors in Greater China, operates as a subsidiary of MAXX Capital International Limited.
buyer: Maxx Capital International Limited
Maxx Capital International Limited (MCI) is principally engaged in investing in financial products such as foreign exchange and interest rate swap in financial capital markets. "
target: Finet Group
Finet Group is a premier financial media and information provider engaging in the development, production and provision of financial information services and technology solutions to corporate clients and individual investors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.74 [$3.87]*
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$4
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announced 5/30/2017 via Company Press Release

London Stock Exchange Group plc, will purchase The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices from Citigroup

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has reached an agreement with Citigroup Inc. (Citi) to acquire The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices, a fixed income analytics platform and index business comprising a family of fixed income indices (including the World Government Bond Index).
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSE:LSE:$3,752.59)
London Stock Exchange Group is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets. "
seller: Citigroup (C:$63,902.00)
The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices are a fixed income analytics platform and index business comprising a family of fixed income indices. The Business offers proprietary fixed income analytics & indices that enable market participants to perform complex portfolio analysis & risk management.
price ($mm)
$685
rev ($mm)
$107
EBITDA ($mm)
$46
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6.4x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 7/1/2014 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters Eikon, purchased Convertible Indices from UBS AG

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the UBS Convertible Indices, a widely used benchmark in the convertible bond market. UBS Convertible Indices measure the size and performance of the convertibles asset class.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Eikon
Thomson Reuters Eikon provides solutions for consuming real-time and historical data, connecting with the financial markets community and executing financial markets transactions across asset classes such as foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, commodities, equities and derivatives. "
seller: UBS AG (SWX:UBSN:$30,778.77)
UBS AG provides a range of financial services. Their UBS Convertible Indices is a widely used benchmark in the convertible bond market. It measures the size and performance of the convertibles asset class.
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closed 5/31/2017 via PR Newswire

OTC Markets Group, acquired theOTC.today

synopsis: OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, announced it has acquired theOTC.today, an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns.
buyer: OTC Markets Group (OTCPK:OTCM:$55.05)
OTC Markets Group's Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces provide investors with the information necessary to intelligently analyze, value and trade 10,000 U.S. and global securities through the broker of their choice. "
target: theOTC.today
theOTC.today is an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns. Since its launch in April 2011, theOTC.today has tracked and published data on stock promotion schemes and raised public awareness of fraudulent promoters in OTC and exchange listed securities.
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announced 11/4/2015 via PR Newswire

T3 Live, LLC, will acquire Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: T3 Live, LLC, a global leader in the education of active traders and investors, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of the Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc., a provider of online educational and financial services to institutions and general public.
buyer: T3 Live, LLC
T3 Live is an online financial media network and educational platform that provides active traders with market analysis, real-time access to strategies, and in-depth training from seasoned professionals. "
target: Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.
Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc. provides online educational and financial services to institutions and general public. It offers market intelligence services and on-line education via Internet-based chat rooms. Pristine provides tools that offers access to the equities, options, and futures markets.
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announced 12/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Backstop Solutions Group, will acquire BarclayHedge

synopsis: Backstop Solutions Group, the leading cloud-based productivity suite provider for institutional and alternative investors, announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire BarclayHedge, a leading provider of alternative investment data and indices.
buyer: Backstop Solutions Group
Backstop provides its industry-leading cloud-based productivity suite to investment consultants, pensions, funds of funds, family offices, endowments, foundations, private equity, hedge funds, and real estate investment firms. "
target: BarclayHedge
BarclayHedge is a leading provider of alternative investment data and indices. Their industry-leading Alternative Investment Database helps investors analyze the performance of more than 6,900 hedge funds and managed futures programs worldwide.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Argus Media Ltd., acquired MetalPrices.com

synopsis: Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has bought MetalPrices.com, one of the world's largest providers of metals market information. The acquired online service includes proprietary price assessments, futures prices and other exchange data, and third-party assessments of market prices around the world.
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Argus Media is an independent media organisation and leading provider of price assessments, business intelligence and market data on the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer and transportation industries. "
target: MetalPrices.com
MetalPrices.com, a premier market intelligence service for the international metals industry, provides businesses, government agencies and individuals with reliable and accurate raw material pricing for metal products.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bidollar Servicos Financeiros Ltda. merged with Câmbio Store,

synopsis: Cambio Store and Bidollar announced a merger that creates the largest online currency comparison platform in Brazil. Bidollar, based in Brazil, is a free platform for quotation and purchase of foreign currencies through the internet.
buyer: Câmbio Store
Cambio Store, based in Brazil, is a technology platform partner of the main exchange brokers in the country. They join clients and exchange brokers, adding the best technological tools on the market and aiming to maximize the user experience. "
target: Bidollar Servicos Financeiros Ltda.
Bidollar, based in Brazil, is a free platform for quotation and purchase of foreign currencies through the internet. Bidollar's platform allows tourists to compare different exchange brokers at the same time, choosing and closing the best quote on the hour.
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closed 4/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired 100ForexBrokers.com

synopsis: Investoo Group, a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry, has announced the purchase of 100ForexBrokers.com, a provider the most comprehensive overview of Forex brokers online.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry. They offer a free online educational platform, a buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products. "
target: 100ForexBrokers.com
100Forexbrokers.com operates since 2008 with a mission to provide the most comprehensive overview of Forex brokers online. They offer easy and swift insight into any aspect of choosing a Forex broker and aim to help traders find the best brokers fitting their trading needs.
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closed 7/2/2018 via PE Hub

Aretex Capital Partners, acquired Alerian

synopsis: Aretex Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Alerian, the market leading provider of energy infrastructure indices and market intelligence based in Dallas, Texas.
buyer: Aretex Capital Partners
Aretex Capital Partners is a global private equity firm focused on investments primarily in North America and Europe. Aretex seeks to create value by helping businesses access international markets and drive sustainable growth. "
target: Alerian
Alerian is the market leading provider of energy infrastructure indices and market intelligence based in Dallas, Texas. Alerian develops and maintains a series of indices for the energy sector and equips investors to make informed decisions about investments in energy infrastructure.
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closed 1/5/2017 via Reuters

Finance Magnates, acquired ForexLive

synopsis: Currency market news and information website Finance Magnates has agreed to purchase online peer ForexLive for an undisclosed sum. ForexLive offers up-to-the-minute commentary on currencies, policy, and international markets.
buyer: Finance Magnates
Finance Magnates is the world’s only multi-asset trading knowledge hub, offering news, research and events in the field of the global online/electronic trading industry and market. "
target: ForexLive
ForexLive offers up-to-the-minute commentary on currencies, policy, and international markets. With veteran analysts spanning the globe and publishing updates 24/7, the ForexLive team brings speed and clarity to the forex world.
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closed 5/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Morningstar Research, Inc., acquired Andex Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar Research Inc., a Canadian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., has acquired Andex Associates Inc., a privately held firm based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada that produces financial charts and communications materials for financial advisors.
buyer parent: Morningstar, Inc.
buyer: Morningstar Research, Inc.
Morningstar Research, Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. The Company offers objective information on more than 6,000 funds available to individual investors in Canada as well as a range of innovative products and services to advisors and institutions. "
target: Andex Associates, Inc.
Andex Associates, Inc. is the maker of Andex Charts, individual graphic charts detailing historical market returns, stock index growth, inflation rates, currency rates, and general economic conditions for the United States dating back to 1926, and for Canada dating back to 1950.
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