Like Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.

closed 3/18/2009 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital, acquired Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings Inc., a global provider of online foreign exchange trading services, announced that it has acquired a controlling stake in Fortune Capital Co. Ltd, a privately-owned provider of forex trading services in Japan.
buyer: GAIN Capital (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital is a market leader in the rapidly growing online foreign exchange industry. Founded in 1999 by Wall Street veterans, GAIN now services clients from more than 140 countries and supports average trade volume in excess of $200 billion per month with its customers and counterparties. "
target: Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2002, Fortune Capital provides online foreign exchange trading services in Japan. Fortune Capital offers FX traders the highest possible level of price transparency via real time streaming quotes, and a speed of execution that's unmatched in the marketplace.
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closed 1/31/2017 via BusinessWire

NYSE, acquired National Stock Exchange

synopsis: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), part of Intercontinental Exchange, announced that it completed its acquisition of the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX), now renamed NYSE National, Inc. The National Stock Exchange, headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform.
buyer parent: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
buyer: NYSE (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services. NYSE Group includes exchanges, market data and connectivity services. "
target parent: CBOE Holdings, Inc.
target: National Stock Exchange
The National Stock Exchange (NSX), headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform. Originally founded as the Cincinnati Stock Exchange, NSX became the first all-electronic exchange in the U.S. in 1980.
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announced 9/29/2011 via PR Newswire

CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC, will acquire National Stock Exchange

synopsis: CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX), an all-electronic stock exchange which is owned primarily by several nationally-known broker-dealers. Plans call for CBSX to operate NSX as a separate exchange, while consolidating data systems and business operations.
buyer parent: CBOE Holdings, Inc
buyer: CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC
The all-electronic CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC, created in 2007 by the Chicago Board Options Exchange and four market-maker partners, offers trading in more than 7,600 equities and exchange traded funds listed on U.S. securities markets. "
target: National Stock Exchange
The National Stock Exchange (NSX), headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform. Originally founded as the Cincinnati Stock Exchange, NSX became the first all-electronic exchange in the U.S. in 1980.
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closed 12/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Chi-X Europe Limited merged with BATS Global Markets, Inc.,

synopsis: BATS Global Markets (BATS) announced the completion of the Chi-X Europe acquisition. Chi-X Europe operates the largest pan-European equity multilateral trading facility (MTF). BATS intends to combine the BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe MTFs, which will be known as BATS Chi-X Europe.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets (BATS) is an innovative global financial markets technology company based in the Kansas City, MO. The BATS trading platforms are internally developed by a dedicated team of market and technology professionals with BATS Exchange (BZX), the third-largest US securities exchange. "
target parent: Nomura Holdings, Inc.
target: Chi-X Europe Limited
Chi-X Europe operates a multilateral trading facility for the trading of more than 1,300 of the most liquid securities across 25 indices and 15 major European markets, as well as exchange traded funds, exchange traded commodities and international depositary receipts.
price ($mm)
$300
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announced 12/21/2009 via Company Press Release

Turquoise will be merged with Baikal Global, Ltd.,

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) and Turquoise Trading Limited (Turquoise) announced their agreement to create a new pan-European trading venture through a merger of the businesses of Turquoise and Baikal Global Limited (Baikal).
buyer parent: London Stock Exchange Group plc
buyer: Baikal Global, Ltd.
Baikal, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, will be a pan-European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) complemented by a Liquidity Aggregation Service which seeks out liquidity in over 20 venues across 14 countries. "
target: Turquoise
Turquoise provides electronic execution services to buyers and sellers of pan-European equities, delivering differentiated value throughout the trading process.
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closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

MarketAxess Holdings, Inc., acquired LiquidityEdge

synopsis: MarketAxess Holdings Inc., the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed-income markets, has acquired LiquidityEdge, a leading provider of an electronic U.S. Treasuries marketplace.
buyer: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (MKTX:$463.87)
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets. "
target: LiquidityEdge
Established in 2015, LiquidityEdge offers a bespoke trading ecosystem to connect a community of dealers, market-makers and institutional investors to trade in the $500 billion average-daily-volume U.S. Treasury market.
price ($mm)
$150
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., acquired City Index Group Limited

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a company that provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, announced that it has acquired City Index Limited, a leading online trading firm specializing in contracts-for-difference, forex and UK spread betting.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital Holdings provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities. "
target parent: Intercapital Private Group Ltd.
target: City Index Group Limited
City Index (Holdings) Ltd. is a global provider of retail trading services including spread betting (UK only), CFDs and margin forex. The firm trades primarily under the City Index, Finspreads, FX Solutions and IFX Markets brands with core markets in the UK, Middle East and the Asia Pacific.
price ($mm)
$117
rev ($mm)
$125
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
closed 1/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

t0.com, acquired Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Financial technology firm t0.com, Inc., has formed Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC after acquiring the assets of Singapore-based Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd. The addition of Blue Ocean Technologies to the t0 portfolio of companies further expands the fintech leader’s presence and range of services in the global financial ecosystem.
buyer parent: Overstock.com, Inc.
buyer: t0.com
t0.com, Inc. focuses on the development and commercialization of financial technology (fintech) based on cryptographically-secured, decentralized ledgers – more commonly known as blockchain technologies. "
target: Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd.
Blue Ocean Technologies will offer the first transparent, electronic marketplace for trading U.S.-listed securities during non-U.S. trading hours. This electronic marketplace creates a new opportunity to manage risk and take advantage of opportunities created outside of U.S. regular trading hours.
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on offer 4/9/2013 via BusinessWire

FXCM Inc., offer to acquire GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, or FX, trading and related services, announced it is proposing to merge with and acquire GAIN Capital Holdings LLC., global provider of retail trading services. The combined company is expected to be an industry leader and accretive to all parties.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products.
price ($mm)
$210
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closed 7/1/2013 via PR Newswire

NASDAQ OMX, acquired eSpeed, Inc.

synopsis: BGC Partners, Inc. announced that it closed the sale of eSpeed to NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. NASDAQ OMX purchased the eSpeed brand name and various assets comprising the fully electronic portion of BGC's benchmark on-the-run U.S. Treasury brokerage, market data and co-location service businesses.
buyer: NASDAQ OMX (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,199.00)
The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. "
target parent: BGC Partners L.P.
target: eSpeed, Inc.
The eSpeed platform operates multiple buyer, multiple seller real-time electronic marketplaces for the global capital markets, including the world's largest government bond markets and other fixed income and foreign exchange marketplaces. 
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
12.3x
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GO Markets Pty Limited, acquired Galactus Ltd

synopsis: GO Markets, an Australian provider of online CFD trading services, has acquired Galactus Ltd, a Cyprus-based firm that provides global market access and understands concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading.
buyer: GO Markets Pty Limited
GO Markets is an Australian provider of online CFD trading services. They are always committed in refining their technology, tailored services and client education and have positioned themselves firmly as a trusted and leading Australian regulated broker. "
target: Galactus Ltd
Galactus is a Cyprus-based firm providing global market access. They understand concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading. Therefore, they rebuild traders’ confidence with clients’ perspective in mind to address the risks they face.
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closed 9/14/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Rakuten Securities, Inc., acquired FXCM Asia Limited

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange (FX) trading and related services, announced the sale of FXCM Asia Limited ("FXCM Hong Kong") to Rakuten Securities, Inc. The company provides comprehensive blend of brokerage services to the retail investors.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Securities, Inc.
Rakuten Securities, Inc. the Investment Professional of the Rakuten Group. They provide comprehensive blend of brokerage services to the retail investors. "
target parent: FXCM Inc.
target: FXCM Asia Limited
FXCM Asia was established to make forex trading services more accessible to their clients all over Asia. Through the Hong Kong office, FXCM Asia is able to provide a much higher level of service to their many valued Asian clients, and bring them personalized, face-to-face assistance and more.
price ($mm)
$38
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announced 5/14/2013 via GlobeNewswire

INTL FCStone Inc., will acquire The Cleartrade Exchange Pte Ltd.

synopsis: INTL FCStone Inc., a provider of execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and international securities, announced that it has agreed with Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX) to acquire immediate voting control and the right to acquire up to 90% of equity interest over a five-year period.
buyer: INTL FCStone Inc. (INTL:$26,156.90)
INTL FCStone Inc. provides execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and international securities. INTL's businesses, which include the commodities advisory and transaction execution firm FCStone Group, serve more than 20,000 customers. "
target: The Cleartrade Exchange Pte Ltd.
Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX) is an electronic global marketplace for futures and swaps commodity derivatives. Cleartrade Exchange operates a regulated futures market as a licensed Recognised Market Operator (RMO) regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
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closed 2/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Kraken, acquired Crypto Facilities

synopsis: Kraken, the largest Bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity, announced the acquisition of Crypto Facilities, a world-leading, regulated cryptocurrency trading platform and index provider based in the UK.
buyer: Kraken
Kraken is the largest Bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity and also trading Canadian dollars, US dollars, British pounds and Japanese yen. Kraken is consistently rated the best and most secure Bitcoin exchange by independent news media. "
target: Crypto Facilities
Crypto Facilities is a world-leading cryptocurrency trading platform, offering individuals and institutions regulated, transparent and secure derivatives trading 24/7/365. They are based in London, UK.
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announced 12/18/2006 via finextra.com

Euronext N.V., will acquire SecFinex, Ltd.

synopsis: Euronext is to acquire a 51% stake in European securities lending platform SecFinex. The Exchange says the acquisition will enable SecFinex to extend its client base to members of Euronext and Euronext.liffe, and ultimately to improved post-trade processing.
buyer parent: New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
buyer: Euronext N.V. (ENXTPA:ENX:$721.90)
Euronext N.V. is the world's first cross border exchange business. It provides services for cash markets in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal, and for derivatives in the UK. Euronext's services range from public offerings to trading facilities for cash instruments and derivatives. "
target: SecFinex, Ltd.
SecFinex provides an efficient and impartial trading platform for securities financing professionals to meet and execute trades worldwide in Dutch, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss and UK equity markets.
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

360T, acquired GTX Ltd.

synopsis: Deutsche Börse Group’s Foreign Exchange unit 360T is expanding its participation in the global FX market and presence in the US by acquiring the GTX ECN business from GAIN Capital Holdings Inc. GTX operates electronic trading venues and provides agency execution and clearing services for buy and sell-side institutional FX market participants.
buyer parent: Deutsche Börse Group
buyer: 360T
360T is the leading global provider of web-based trading technology. This best-in-class trading technology enables clients to trade OTC financial instruments, particularly foreign exchange (FX) and short term money market products, as well as FX and interest rate derivatives. "
target parent: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
target: GTX Ltd.
GTX operates electronic trading venues and provides agency execution and clearing services for buy and sell-side institutional FX market participants.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 5/5/2016 via PR Newswire

ISEG Limited, acquired Startup Stock Exchange

synopsis: The International Stock Exchange Group (ISEG) has acquired the Startup Stock Exchange, an international marketplace for the trading of early stage company shares. The transaction will combine the operations of the European Stock Exchange (ESE) and the Startup Stock Exchange (SSX) under ISEG and expand the group's global presence.
buyer: ISEG Limited
ISEG creates steps for both listed companies and investors in listed companies within the platform of a stock exchange. It believes in a new wave of stock exchanges that provide a better fit for the needs of today’s investor community. "
target: Startup Stock Exchange
The Startup Stock Exchange ("SSX"), provides securities exchange related services, such as Brokerage and Listing Advisory, enabling the owners of startups and small businesses to attract qualified global investors to buy shares of their companies on a public stock exchange.
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announced 3/9/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq, Inc., will acquire The International Securities Exchange

synopsis: Nasdaq announced it has agreed to acquire International Securities Exchange (ISE), an operator of three electronic options exchanges. ISE operates three electronic options exchanges: ISE, ISE Gemini and ISE Mercury. ISE’s exchanges serve as the venues for more than 15% of trading in U.S. options.
buyer: Nasdaq, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,199.00)
Nasdaq is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services. Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating global capital markets. "
target parent: Deutsche Börse Group
target: The International Securities Exchange
The International Securities Exchange, the world's largest equity options exchange, was founded on the principle that technology fosters and infuses new efficiencies and operational innovations into securities trading.
price ($mm)
$1,100
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closed 12/20/2007 via BusinessWire

Eurex, acquired The International Securities Exchange

synopsis: Eurex and International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. announced that Eurex has completed the acquisition of ISE, following the SEC’s approval of the merger. Effective upon the open of the U.S. markets today, ISE common stock will be suspended from trading on the NYSE and will be delisted shortly thereafter.
buyer: Eurex
Eurex, jointly owned and operated by Deutsche Boerse AG and SWX Swiss Exchange, is the world's largest derivatives exchange. Eurex offers a broad range of international benchmark products and operates the most liquid fixed income derivatives markets in the world. "
target: The International Securities Exchange
The International Securities Exchange, the world's largest equity options exchange, was founded on the principle that technology fosters and infuses new efficiencies and operational innovations into securities trading.
price ($mm)
$2,559
rev ($mm)
$211
EBITDA ($mm)
$98
EV / rev
12.1x
EV / EBITDA
26.1x
closed 3/13/2015 via BusinessWire

BATS Global Markets, Inc., acquired KCG Hotspot FX

synopsis: BATS Global Markets (BATS) completed its acquisition of Hotspot FX, a leading institutional foreign exchange (FX) market, from KCG Holdings. Hotspot FX brings the powerful benefits of an independent, transparent ECN marketplace structure to institutional foreign exchange trading.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. "
target parent: KCG Holdings, Inc.
target: KCG Hotspot FX
Hotspot FX brings the powerful benefits of an independent, transparent ECN marketplace structure to institutional foreign exchange trading. These benefits include full depth-of-book view, centralized price discovery, direct and anonymous market access.
price ($mm)
$365
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closed 3/18/2009 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital, acquired Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings Inc., a global provider of online foreign exchange trading services, announced that it has acquired a controlling stake in Fortune Capital Co. Ltd, a privately-owned provider of forex trading services in Japan.
buyer: GAIN Capital (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital is a market leader in the rapidly growing online foreign exchange industry. Founded in 1999 by Wall Street veterans, GAIN now services clients from more than 140 countries and supports average trade volume in excess of $200 billion per month with its customers and counterparties. "
target: Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2002, Fortune Capital provides online foreign exchange trading services in Japan. Fortune Capital offers FX traders the highest possible level of price transparency via real time streaming quotes, and a speed of execution that's unmatched in the marketplace.
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

360T, acquired GTX Ltd.

synopsis: Deutsche Börse Group’s Foreign Exchange unit 360T is expanding its participation in the global FX market and presence in the US by acquiring the GTX ECN business from GAIN Capital Holdings Inc. GTX operates electronic trading venues and provides agency execution and clearing services for buy and sell-side institutional FX market participants.
buyer parent: Deutsche Börse Group
buyer: 360T
360T is the leading global provider of web-based trading technology. This best-in-class trading technology enables clients to trade OTC financial instruments, particularly foreign exchange (FX) and short term money market products, as well as FX and interest rate derivatives. "
target parent: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
target: GTX Ltd.
GTX operates electronic trading venues and provides agency execution and clearing services for buy and sell-side institutional FX market participants.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., acquired City Index Group Limited

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a company that provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, announced that it has acquired City Index Limited, a leading online trading firm specializing in contracts-for-difference, forex and UK spread betting.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital Holdings provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities. "
target parent: Intercapital Private Group Ltd.
target: City Index Group Limited
City Index (Holdings) Ltd. is a global provider of retail trading services including spread betting (UK only), CFDs and margin forex. The firm trades primarily under the City Index, Finspreads, FX Solutions and IFX Markets brands with core markets in the UK, Middle East and the Asia Pacific.
price ($mm)
$117
rev ($mm)
$125
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
closed 9/24/2013 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., acquired Global Futures & Forex, LTD

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Global Futures & Forex, LTD. The combined company boasts a deeper global footprint, a robust offering of more than 12,500 financial products, and industry-leading trading technology. GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. is a global provider of online trading services.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products. "
target: Global Futures & Forex, LTD
Global Futures & Forex, Ltd. provides retail derivatives. It offers futures contracts, as well as online currency trading solutions. The company specializes in market analysis in various futures markets, as well as professional risk management services.
price ($mm)
$73
rev ($mm)
$97
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
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announced 9/12/2013 via BusinessWire

TradeKing, will acquire GAIN Securities

synopsis: TradeKing Group Inc., an innovator in the online brokerage industry, announced it has received approval from FINRA to acquire the assets of GAIN Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. TradeKing anticipates it will have the GAIN Securities clients fully transitioned to its brokerage firm by early October.
buyer: TradeKing
TradeKing is a nationally licensed online stock and options broker offering simple, low cost online trading fees. TradeKing has received multiple discount broker awards from top industry sources and was rated best in customer service by SmartMoney Magazine. "
target parent: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
target: GAIN Securities
GAIN Securities is an SEC registered and FINRA member broker-dealer offering direct access to listed U.S. equity securities, including stocks, exchange traded funds, or ETFs, options, mutual funds and bonds.
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on offer 4/9/2013 via BusinessWire

FXCM Inc., offer to acquire GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, or FX, trading and related services, announced it is proposing to merge with and acquire GAIN Capital Holdings LLC., global provider of retail trading services. The combined company is expected to be an industry leader and accretive to all parties.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products.
price ($mm)
$210
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announced 2/22/2013 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., will purchase US Customer Accounts from FX Solutions LLC

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of online trading services, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the U.S.-based retail customer accounts of FX Solutions LLC, a provider of foreign exchange trading solutions and an affiliate of City Index Group.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products. "
seller parent: Intercapital Private Group Ltd.
seller: FX Solutions LLC
FX Solutions LLC, provides a proprietary Internet-based foreign exchange trading platform to retail traders, and serves as a market maker and principal counterparty in the retail foreign exchange market.
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closed 9/6/2012 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., acquired Open E Cry, LLC

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. has completed its previously announced purchase of Open E Cry, LLC, an online futures broker, from optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation. OEC offers direct market access to global exchanges through its proprietary software platform, OEC Trader.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products. "
target parent: The Charles Schwab Corporation
target: Open E Cry, LLC
Open E Cry, based in Powell, OH, is an innovative futures broker offering direct access futures trading through its proprietary software platform, OEC Trader. In addition to futures, OEC clients can also trade forex, options and equities all through the OEC Trader platform.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/21/2011 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., will acquire dbFX

synopsis: GAIN Capital, a provider of online trading services, has reached an agreement with Deutsche Bank AG to acquire dbFX, Deutsche Bank's retail foreign exchange trading business. The agreement also provides for the referral of retail forex clients from Deutsche Bank to GAIN Capital over the two-year period following the closing of the transaction.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products. "
target parent: Deutsche Bank AG
target: dbFX
dbFX is Deutsche Bank's retail foreign exchange trading business. Since dbFX was launched in 2006, volumes on the platform have grown every year culminating with full year 2010 volumes being 56 percent higher than full year 2009 volumes.
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announced 10/19/2010 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., will purchase Retail Forex Business from Capital Market Services, LLC

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a global provider of online trading services specializing in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs), has reached an agreement to acquire the retail forex business of Capital Market Services LLC ("CMS Forex"), pending regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. is a provider of online trading services, specializing in foreign exchange and contracts for difference. GAIN Capital provides execution and technology products and services to an institutional client base including asset managers and other financial services firms. "
seller: Capital Market Services, LLC
Capital Market Services (CMS Forex) was founded in 1999 by professional Forex traders, Forex brokers and software developers. Since its inception, CMS Forex has identified traders' needs and built its core trading platform, VT Trader™, to accommodate its loyal client base.
price ($mm)
$8.00
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announced 9/13/2010 via PR Newswire

FOREX.com, will purchase Retail Forex Business from MG Financial, LLC

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a global provider of online trading services, has reached an agreement to acquire certain assets of MG Financial LLC's U.S. operations. Under the agreement, MG Financial will transfer approximately 4,000 customers to FOREX.com, the retail division of GAIN Capital.
buyer parent: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
buyer: FOREX.com
With FOREX.com retail traders have access to the global foreign exchange market with the reassurance of trading with a market leader committed to fair and transparent pricing and quality trade execution. "
seller parent: Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC
seller: MG Financial, LLC
MG Financial LLC provides online trading services in the foreign exchange market. The company offers DealStation, an online foreign exchange trading platform that enables traders to view real-time quotations, execute transactions, and track open positions.
price ($mm)
$0.50
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closed 3/18/2009 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital, acquired Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings Inc., a global provider of online foreign exchange trading services, announced that it has acquired a controlling stake in Fortune Capital Co. Ltd, a privately-owned provider of forex trading services in Japan.
buyer: GAIN Capital (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital is a market leader in the rapidly growing online foreign exchange industry. Founded in 1999 by Wall Street veterans, GAIN now services clients from more than 140 countries and supports average trade volume in excess of $200 billion per month with its customers and counterparties. "
target: Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2002, Fortune Capital provides online foreign exchange trading services in Japan. Fortune Capital offers FX traders the highest possible level of price transparency via real time streaming quotes, and a speed of execution that's unmatched in the marketplace.
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closed 4/19/2006 via bobsguide.com

VantagePoint Venture Partners, purchased a minority stake in GAIN Capital

synopsis: GAIN Capital Group, Inc. a leading non-bank provider of foreign exchange (FOREX) trading and asset management services, announced today the successful completion of its Series D investment round, with a $40 million equity investment from VantagePoint Venture Partners.
buyer: VantagePoint Venture Partners
VantagePoint Venture Partners is one of the leading venture capital firms in the world. We focus entirely on technology and healthcare markets. As an active multi-stage investor, we work closely with companies ranging from start-ups to young public companies. "
target: GAIN Capital (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital is a market leader in the rapidly growing online foreign exchange industry. Founded in 1999 by Wall Street veterans, GAIN now services clients from more than 140 countries and supports average trade volume in excess of $200 billion per month with its customers and counterparties.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2009 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital, acquired Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings Inc., a global provider of online foreign exchange trading services, announced that it has acquired a controlling stake in Fortune Capital Co. Ltd, a privately-owned provider of forex trading services in Japan.
buyer: GAIN Capital (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital is a market leader in the rapidly growing online foreign exchange industry. Founded in 1999 by Wall Street veterans, GAIN now services clients from more than 140 countries and supports average trade volume in excess of $200 billion per month with its customers and counterparties. "
target: Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2002, Fortune Capital provides online foreign exchange trading services in Japan. Fortune Capital offers FX traders the highest possible level of price transparency via real time streaming quotes, and a speed of execution that's unmatched in the marketplace.
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on offer 4/9/2013 via BusinessWire

FXCM Inc., offer to acquire GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, or FX, trading and related services, announced it is proposing to merge with and acquire GAIN Capital Holdings LLC., global provider of retail trading services. The combined company is expected to be an industry leader and accretive to all parties.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products.
price ($mm)
$210
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GO Markets Pty Limited, acquired Galactus Ltd

synopsis: GO Markets, an Australian provider of online CFD trading services, has acquired Galactus Ltd, a Cyprus-based firm that provides global market access and understands concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading.
buyer: GO Markets Pty Limited
GO Markets is an Australian provider of online CFD trading services. They are always committed in refining their technology, tailored services and client education and have positioned themselves firmly as a trusted and leading Australian regulated broker. "
target: Galactus Ltd
Galactus is a Cyprus-based firm providing global market access. They understand concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading. Therefore, they rebuild traders’ confidence with clients’ perspective in mind to address the risks they face.
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closed 9/14/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Rakuten Securities, Inc., acquired FXCM Asia Limited

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange (FX) trading and related services, announced the sale of FXCM Asia Limited ("FXCM Hong Kong") to Rakuten Securities, Inc. The company provides comprehensive blend of brokerage services to the retail investors.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Securities, Inc.
Rakuten Securities, Inc. the Investment Professional of the Rakuten Group. They provide comprehensive blend of brokerage services to the retail investors. "
target parent: FXCM Inc.
target: FXCM Asia Limited
FXCM Asia was established to make forex trading services more accessible to their clients all over Asia. Through the Hong Kong office, FXCM Asia is able to provide a much higher level of service to their many valued Asian clients, and bring them personalized, face-to-face assistance and more.
price ($mm)
$38
rev ($mm)
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., acquired City Index Group Limited

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a company that provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, announced that it has acquired City Index Limited, a leading online trading firm specializing in contracts-for-difference, forex and UK spread betting.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$295.47)
GAIN Capital Holdings provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities. "
target parent: Intercapital Private Group Ltd.
target: City Index Group Limited
City Index (Holdings) Ltd. is a global provider of retail trading services including spread betting (UK only), CFDs and margin forex. The firm trades primarily under the City Index, Finspreads, FX Solutions and IFX Markets brands with core markets in the UK, Middle East and the Asia Pacific.
price ($mm)
$117
rev ($mm)
$125
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

360T, acquired GTX Ltd.

synopsis: Deutsche Börse Group’s Foreign Exchange unit 360T is expanding its participation in the global FX market and presence in the US by acquiring the GTX ECN business from GAIN Capital Holdings Inc. GTX operates electronic trading venues and provides agency execution and clearing services for buy and sell-side institutional FX market participants.
buyer parent: Deutsche Börse Group
buyer: 360T
360T is the leading global provider of web-based trading technology. This best-in-class trading technology enables clients to trade OTC financial instruments, particularly foreign exchange (FX) and short term money market products, as well as FX and interest rate derivatives. "
target parent: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
target: GTX Ltd.
GTX operates electronic trading venues and provides agency execution and clearing services for buy and sell-side institutional FX market participants.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2015 via BusinessWire

BATS Global Markets, Inc., acquired KCG Hotspot FX

synopsis: BATS Global Markets (BATS) completed its acquisition of Hotspot FX, a leading institutional foreign exchange (FX) market, from KCG Holdings. Hotspot FX brings the powerful benefits of an independent, transparent ECN marketplace structure to institutional foreign exchange trading.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. "
target parent: KCG Holdings, Inc.
target: KCG Hotspot FX
Hotspot FX brings the powerful benefits of an independent, transparent ECN marketplace structure to institutional foreign exchange trading. These benefits include full depth-of-book view, centralized price discovery, direct and anonymous market access.
price ($mm)
$365
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Knight Capital Group, Inc., acquired Hotspot FX, Inc.

synopsis: Knight Capital Group, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Hotspot FX, Inc., a privately held firm, in an all-cash deal for $77.5 million. Hotspot, which provides institutions and dealers with spot foreign exchange trade execution through an advanced, fully electronic platform, is a separate subsidiary of Knight Capital Group.
buyer: Knight Capital Group, Inc. (KCG:$1,211.64)
Knight Capital Group, Inc. is a global financial services firm that provides market access and trade execution services across multiple asset classes to buy- and sell-side firms. "
target: Hotspot FX, Inc.
Hotspot FX, Inc. operates a leading spot FX marketplace for institutions, in addition to a retail platform. Both marketplaces provide anonymous, instantaneous, direct access trading on live, executable, streaming prices supplied by leading foreign exchange banks and financial institutions.
price ($mm)
$78
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2017 via BusinessWire

NYSE, acquired National Stock Exchange

synopsis: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), part of Intercontinental Exchange, announced that it completed its acquisition of the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX), now renamed NYSE National, Inc. The National Stock Exchange, headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform.
buyer parent: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
buyer: NYSE (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services. NYSE Group includes exchanges, market data and connectivity services. "
target parent: CBOE Holdings, Inc.
target: National Stock Exchange
The National Stock Exchange (NSX), headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform. Originally founded as the Cincinnati Stock Exchange, NSX became the first all-electronic exchange in the U.S. in 1980.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/29/2011 via PR Newswire

CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC, will acquire National Stock Exchange

synopsis: CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX), an all-electronic stock exchange which is owned primarily by several nationally-known broker-dealers. Plans call for CBSX to operate NSX as a separate exchange, while consolidating data systems and business operations.
buyer parent: CBOE Holdings, Inc
buyer: CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC
The all-electronic CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC, created in 2007 by the Chicago Board Options Exchange and four market-maker partners, offers trading in more than 7,600 equities and exchange traded funds listed on U.S. securities markets. "
target: National Stock Exchange
The National Stock Exchange (NSX), headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform. Originally founded as the Cincinnati Stock Exchange, NSX became the first all-electronic exchange in the U.S. in 1980.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Chi-X Europe Limited merged with BATS Global Markets, Inc.,

synopsis: BATS Global Markets (BATS) announced the completion of the Chi-X Europe acquisition. Chi-X Europe operates the largest pan-European equity multilateral trading facility (MTF). BATS intends to combine the BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe MTFs, which will be known as BATS Chi-X Europe.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets (BATS) is an innovative global financial markets technology company based in the Kansas City, MO. The BATS trading platforms are internally developed by a dedicated team of market and technology professionals with BATS Exchange (BZX), the third-largest US securities exchange. "
target parent: Nomura Holdings, Inc.
target: Chi-X Europe Limited
Chi-X Europe operates a multilateral trading facility for the trading of more than 1,300 of the most liquid securities across 25 indices and 15 major European markets, as well as exchange traded funds, exchange traded commodities and international depositary receipts.
price ($mm)
$300
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/21/2009 via Company Press Release

Turquoise will be merged with Baikal Global, Ltd.,

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) and Turquoise Trading Limited (Turquoise) announced their agreement to create a new pan-European trading venture through a merger of the businesses of Turquoise and Baikal Global Limited (Baikal).
buyer parent: London Stock Exchange Group plc
buyer: Baikal Global, Ltd.
Baikal, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, will be a pan-European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) complemented by a Liquidity Aggregation Service which seeks out liquidity in over 20 venues across 14 countries. "
target: Turquoise
Turquoise provides electronic execution services to buyers and sellers of pan-European equities, delivering differentiated value throughout the trading process.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

MarketAxess Holdings, Inc., acquired LiquidityEdge

synopsis: MarketAxess Holdings Inc., the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed-income markets, has acquired LiquidityEdge, a leading provider of an electronic U.S. Treasuries marketplace.
buyer: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (MKTX:$463.87)
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets. "
target: LiquidityEdge
Established in 2015, LiquidityEdge offers a bespoke trading ecosystem to connect a community of dealers, market-makers and institutional investors to trade in the $500 billion average-daily-volume U.S. Treasury market.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/18/2006 via finextra.com

Euronext N.V., will acquire SecFinex, Ltd.

synopsis: Euronext is to acquire a 51% stake in European securities lending platform SecFinex. The Exchange says the acquisition will enable SecFinex to extend its client base to members of Euronext and Euronext.liffe, and ultimately to improved post-trade processing.
buyer parent: New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
buyer: Euronext N.V. (ENXTPA:ENX:$721.90)
Euronext N.V. is the world's first cross border exchange business. It provides services for cash markets in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal, and for derivatives in the UK. Euronext's services range from public offerings to trading facilities for cash instruments and derivatives. "
target: SecFinex, Ltd.
SecFinex provides an efficient and impartial trading platform for securities financing professionals to meet and execute trades worldwide in Dutch, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss and UK equity markets.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

t0.com, acquired Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Financial technology firm t0.com, Inc., has formed Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC after acquiring the assets of Singapore-based Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd. The addition of Blue Ocean Technologies to the t0 portfolio of companies further expands the fintech leader’s presence and range of services in the global financial ecosystem.
buyer parent: Overstock.com, Inc.
buyer: t0.com
t0.com, Inc. focuses on the development and commercialization of financial technology (fintech) based on cryptographically-secured, decentralized ledgers – more commonly known as blockchain technologies. "
target: Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd.
Blue Ocean Technologies will offer the first transparent, electronic marketplace for trading U.S.-listed securities during non-U.S. trading hours. This electronic marketplace creates a new opportunity to manage risk and take advantage of opportunities created outside of U.S. regular trading hours.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2013 via PR Newswire

NASDAQ OMX, acquired eSpeed, Inc.

synopsis: BGC Partners, Inc. announced that it closed the sale of eSpeed to NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. NASDAQ OMX purchased the eSpeed brand name and various assets comprising the fully electronic portion of BGC's benchmark on-the-run U.S. Treasury brokerage, market data and co-location service businesses.
buyer: NASDAQ OMX (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,199.00)
The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. "
target parent: BGC Partners L.P.
target: eSpeed, Inc.
The eSpeed platform operates multiple buyer, multiple seller real-time electronic marketplaces for the global capital markets, including the world's largest government bond markets and other fixed income and foreign exchange marketplaces. 
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
12.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/5/2016 via PR Newswire

ISEG Limited, acquired Startup Stock Exchange

synopsis: The International Stock Exchange Group (ISEG) has acquired the Startup Stock Exchange, an international marketplace for the trading of early stage company shares. The transaction will combine the operations of the European Stock Exchange (ESE) and the Startup Stock Exchange (SSX) under ISEG and expand the group's global presence.
buyer: ISEG Limited
ISEG creates steps for both listed companies and investors in listed companies within the platform of a stock exchange. It believes in a new wave of stock exchanges that provide a better fit for the needs of today’s investor community. "
target: Startup Stock Exchange
The Startup Stock Exchange ("SSX"), provides securities exchange related services, such as Brokerage and Listing Advisory, enabling the owners of startups and small businesses to attract qualified global investors to buy shares of their companies on a public stock exchange.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/9/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq, Inc., will acquire The International Securities Exchange

synopsis: Nasdaq announced it has agreed to acquire International Securities Exchange (ISE), an operator of three electronic options exchanges. ISE operates three electronic options exchanges: ISE, ISE Gemini and ISE Mercury. ISE’s exchanges serve as the venues for more than 15% of trading in U.S. options.
buyer: Nasdaq, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,199.00)
Nasdaq is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services. Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating global capital markets. "
target parent: Deutsche Börse Group
target: The International Securities Exchange
The International Securities Exchange, the world's largest equity options exchange, was founded on the principle that technology fosters and infuses new efficiencies and operational innovations into securities trading.
price ($mm)
$1,100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2007 via BusinessWire

Eurex, acquired The International Securities Exchange

synopsis: Eurex and International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. announced that Eurex has completed the acquisition of ISE, following the SEC’s approval of the merger. Effective upon the open of the U.S. markets today, ISE common stock will be suspended from trading on the NYSE and will be delisted shortly thereafter.
buyer: Eurex
Eurex, jointly owned and operated by Deutsche Boerse AG and SWX Swiss Exchange, is the world's largest derivatives exchange. Eurex offers a broad range of international benchmark products and operates the most liquid fixed income derivatives markets in the world. "
target: The International Securities Exchange
The International Securities Exchange, the world's largest equity options exchange, was founded on the principle that technology fosters and infuses new efficiencies and operational innovations into securities trading.
price ($mm)
$2,559
rev ($mm)
$211
EBITDA ($mm)
$98
EV / rev
12.1x
EV / EBITDA
26.1x
closed 11/1/2013 via PR Newswire

TradeWeb Group LLC, acquired BondDesk Group LLC

synopsis: Tradeweb Markets, a leading builder and operator of global fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, announced that it has completed the acquisition of BondDesk Group LLC, and has rebranded its combined retail fixed income division as Tradeweb Direct. Customers will soon benefit from a new bridge between each of the current trading platforms.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: TradeWeb Group LLC
Tradeweb Markets is a world leader in building and operating electronic over-the-counter marketplaces. Tradeweb’s position as the hub of electronic trading in fixed income and derivatives business has been made possible through a longstanding partnership with the industry. "
target parent: Advent International
target: BondDesk Group LLC
BondDesk Group is a privately held company providing comprehensive, value added fixed income solutions to the securities industry in the U.S. and Canada. The BondDesk ECN is one of the leading fixed income trading platforms in the U.S.
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GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
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GAIN Capital Holdings provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities.
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$295.47
EBITDA ($mm)
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551
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Ticker: XTRA:N4G
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The NAGA Group AG
The NAGA Group AG
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year
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$19.65
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: CME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CME Group
CME Group
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. Their exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes. The CME Globex® electronic trading platform brings buyers and sellers together.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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$1,808.00
Employees
4590
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:NDAQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasdaq, Inc.
Nasdaq, Inc.
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$1,284.00
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: LSE:LSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
London Stock Exchange Group plc
London Stock Exchange Group plc
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.
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rev ($mm)
$3,752.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,195.43
EBIT ($mm)
$2,048.90
Net Income ($mm)
$596.04
Employees
4587
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Ticker: XTRA:DB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: SEHK:388
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is a leading financial market operator. From their home in the financial hub of Hong Kong and an additional base in London, they provide world-class facilities for trading and clearing securities and derivatives in Equities, Commodities, Fixed Income and Currency.
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$2,074.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,492.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,432.18
Net Income ($mm)
$1,212.06
Employees
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Ticker: IBKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group, together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and more.
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rev ($mm)
$1,045.51
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$12.53
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSX:X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TMX Group Inc.
TMX Group Inc.
TMX Group is an integrated, multi-asset class exchange group. TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$494.74
EBIT ($mm)
$442.06
Net Income ($mm)
$210.82
Employees
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Ticker: NZE:NZX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand Exchange Limited
New Zealand Exchange Limited
The NZX Capital Markets (New Zealand Exchange Limited) form a diverse offering for companies wishing to raise growth capital and investors looking for secure and liquid investment opportunities.
year
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rev ($mm)
$44.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.59
EBIT ($mm)
$14.71
Net Income ($mm)
$8.96
Employees
188
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Ticker: CBOE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CBOE Holdings, Inc.
CBOE Holdings, Inc.
CBOE Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries. CBOE is the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options.
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rev ($mm)
$1,753.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$596.84
EBIT ($mm)
$420.60
Net Income ($mm)
$189.72
Employees
553
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Ticker: ICE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IntercontinentalExchange
IntercontinentalExchange
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$5,019.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,037.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,648.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,008.00
Employees
5161
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Ticker: JRJC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Finance Online Co.
China Finance Online Co.
China Finance Online Co. Limited specializes in providing online financial and listed company data and information in China. Through its website the company offers subscription-based service packages that integrate financial and listed company data and information from multiple sources.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$92.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.02
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$16.09
Employees
1500
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Ticker: GCAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
GAIN Capital Holdings provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$295.47
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.54
Employees
551
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Ticker: XTRA:N4G
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The NAGA Group AG
The NAGA Group AG
The NAGA Group is a German fintech company. NAGA's flagship product, NAGA Trader, is a social investing network that allows traders to like, share and copy investments on stocks, crypto and other CFDs. Their users can invest in Uber, Brent Oil, Bitcoin and over 800 other markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$19.65
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
92
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Ticker: CME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CME Group
CME Group
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. Their exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes. The CME Globex® electronic trading platform brings buyers and sellers together.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,593.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,975.90
EBIT ($mm)
$2,594.10
Net Income ($mm)
$1,808.00
Employees
4590
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:NDAQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasdaq, Inc.
Nasdaq, Inc.
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,199.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,284.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,084.00
Net Income ($mm)
$540.00
Employees
4296
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Ticker: LSE:LSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
London Stock Exchange Group plc
London Stock Exchange Group plc
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,752.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,195.43
EBIT ($mm)
$2,048.90
Net Income ($mm)
$596.04
Employees
4587
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Ticker: XTRA:DB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,267.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,792.82
EBIT ($mm)
$1,707.24
Net Income ($mm)
$930.68
Employees
5652
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Ticker: SEHK:388
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is a leading financial market operator. From their home in the financial hub of Hong Kong and an additional base in London, they provide world-class facilities for trading and clearing securities and derivatives in Equities, Commodities, Fixed Income and Currency.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,074.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,492.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,432.18
Net Income ($mm)
$1,212.06
Employees
2109
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Ticker: IBKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group, together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,045.51
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$12.53
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSX:X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TMX Group Inc.
TMX Group Inc.
TMX Group is an integrated, multi-asset class exchange group. TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$769.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$494.74
EBIT ($mm)
$442.06
Net Income ($mm)
$210.82
Employees
1230
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Ticker: NZE:NZX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand Exchange Limited
New Zealand Exchange Limited
The NZX Capital Markets (New Zealand Exchange Limited) form a diverse offering for companies wishing to raise growth capital and investors looking for secure and liquid investment opportunities.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$44.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.59
EBIT ($mm)
$14.71
Net Income ($mm)
$8.96
Employees
188
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Ticker: CBOE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CBOE Holdings, Inc.
CBOE Holdings, Inc.
CBOE Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries. CBOE is the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,753.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$596.84
EBIT ($mm)
$420.60
Net Income ($mm)
$189.72
Employees
553
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