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closed 12/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Business Week Group

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals, has completed the acquisition of BusinessWeek from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. BusinessWeek is a global source of business insight that inspires leaders to turn ideas into action.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Business Week Group
The world’s most widely read business magazine, BusinessWeek is a vital resource readers worldwide who require insightful coverage and commentary to stay ahead of their competition.
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closed 8/21/2012 via Company Press Release

Journal Publishing Company, Inc., acquired Mississippi Business Journal

synopsis: Journal Inc. has announced it has acquired the assets of Mississippi Business Journal, the state’s leading business publication, from Minnesota-based The Dolan Company. Based in Jackson, the 33-year-old weekly newspaper has a print circulation of 5,400 and averages more than 70,000 unique visitors monthly to its website, msbusiness.com.
buyer parent: CREATE Foundation
buyer: Journal Publishing Company, Inc.
Journal Publishing Company, Inc., a media company, publishes and markets news papers and journals in northeast Mississippi. The company publishes a daily newspaper, a daily journal, and various weekly community newspapers in print and online versions. "
target parent: The Dolan Company
target: Mississippi Business Journal
Mississippi Business Journal is Mississippi's essential source for accurate, timely, and interesting business news and information. Based in Jackson, The weekly newspaper has a print circulation of 5,400 and averages more than 70,000 unique visitors monthly to its website, msbusiness.com.
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closed 3/30/2007 via Company Press Release

Dolan Media Company, acquired Mississippi Business Journal

synopsis: Dolan Media Company said today that it acquired the assets of Mississippi Business Journal, the state's leading business publication, from Venture Publications, Inc.
buyer: Dolan Media Company (DM:$285.57)
Dolan Media Company provides high-value information and services to business and professional customers across the United States. Our Business Information Division serves customers in 20 markets across the U.S. through print and online media. Our largest customer segment is the legal profession. "
target: Mississippi Business Journal
Mississippi Business Journal is Mississippi's essential source for accurate, timely, and interesting business news and information.
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closed 8/16/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Wilmington Group plc, acquired Compliance Week LLC

synopsis: Wilmington Group plc, the provider of Information, Compliance and Education to professional markets announces the acquisition of the trading assets and certain liabilities of Compliance Week, the leading provider of governance , risk and compliance information and events for public companies and large enterprises primarily in the US.
buyer: Wilmington Group plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington Group plc is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. Their businesses enable professionals and their organizations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: Compliance Week LLC
Compliance Week is an information service on corporate governance, risk and compliance that features weekly electronic newsletters, a monthly print magazine, proprietary databases, industry-leading events, and a variety of interactive features and forums.
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closed 11/4/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Travel Trade Gazette, acquired Travel Trade Gazette

synopsis: A management buyout led by brand director Daniel Pearce said it had completed the purchase of Travel Trade Gazette from UBM plc. The brand includes weekly magazine for the travel industry TTG, news-driven website and a series of events including the TTG Travel Awards and the TTG on Tour nationwide roadshows for travel agents.
buyer: Travel Trade Gazette
Travel Trade Gazette brand includes weekly magazine for the travel industry TTG, news-driven website and a series of events including the TTG Travel Awards and the TTG on Tour nationwide roadshows for travel agents. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Travel Trade Gazette
Travel Trade Gazette brand includes weekly magazine for the travel industry TTG, news-driven website and a series of events including the TTG Travel Awards and the TTG on Tour nationwide roadshows for travel agents.
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closed 9/18/2014 via Company Press Release

persönlich Verlags AG, acquired persönlich Verlags AG

synopsis: PubliGroupe sells its participation in the "Persönlich" Verlags AG to the managing director and editor-in-chief Matthias Ackeret. The Swiss business magazine for communication "persönlich" is the leading trade magazine in Switzerland. The magazine is the official publication medium of the Swiss Marketing Association.
buyer: persönlich Verlags AG
Based in Switzerland, Persönlich is a magazine and online portal that provides daily news about the advertising, marketing and internet businesses in online services and applications. "
target parent: PubliGroupe S.A.
target: persönlich Verlags AG
Based in Switzerland, Persönlich is a magazine and online portal that provides daily news about the advertising, marketing and internet businesses in online services and applications.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Human Capital Media, acquired Workforce Management

synopsis: MediaTec Publishing Inc. announced the acquisition of Workforce Management from Crain Communications Inc. With this addition to its Human Capital Media Group portfolio, MediaTec becomes the premier multiplatform media company providing thought leadership, news and analysis across the entire hire-to-retire spectrum.
buyer parent: Mediatec Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Human Capital Media
Human Capital Media is a trademark of Mediatec Publishing Inc. Human Capital Media's human capital content products include Chief Learning Officer Magazine, Diversity Executive Magazine, Talent Management Magazine, the HCM ProviderDirectory, HCM Newsstand, HCM Downloads and more. "
target parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
target: Workforce Management
Workforce Management is a monthly business publication with an HR focus. Their community of senior-level HR executives and C-level officers are the key decision-makers on personnel management in the 2,500 largest corporations in America.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,308.59)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Observer Media Group, Inc., acquired The Financial News & Daily Record

synopsis: The Financial News and Daily Record has been sold to Observer Media Group Inc., based in Sarasota. The Financial News & Daily Record is the daily source of local government, business and legal news in Jacksonville, FL, serving the business and legal community since 1912.
buyer: Observer Media Group, Inc.
Formed in 1995 with the acquisition of the Longboat Observer, Observer Media Group Inc. has grown into a family-owned and operated multimedia company with 10 newspapers, six websites, two quarterly lifestyle magazines and more than 100 employees serving multiple communities around Florida. "
target parent: Bailey Publishing & Communications, Inc.
target: The Financial News & Daily Record
The Financial News & Daily Record is the daily source of local government, business and legal news. The Daily Record has been serving the business and legal community since 1912, delivering the news on Jacksonville's emergence as a metropolitan area not found anywhere else.
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closed 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Adams Publishing Group LLC, acquired Wyoming Business Report, Inc.

synopsis: APG Media of the Rockies LLC, a subsidiary of Adams Publishing Group LLC, a family-owned media company headquartered in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, purchased the Wyoming Business Report. The Wyoming Business Report is the only statewide publication dedicated to business news in Wyoming.
buyer: Adams Publishing Group LLC
Adams Publishing Group LLC is committed to providing local news to the vibrant communities they serve. Their portfolio of products include: 46 community newspapers, 12 advertising shoppers, 7 specialty publications, and 54 related websites. "
target parent: BizWest Media LLC
target: Wyoming Business Report, Inc.
The Wyoming Business Report is Wyoming's only business-only statewide newspaper. It is a source of information on all of the state's businesses from energy to tourism to agriculture, medicine, the arts, manufacturing and banking. It is published monthly with special publications throughout the year.
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Brown Publishing Company, acquired Boulder Business Information, Inc.

synopsis: The Boulder County Business Report has reached an agreement to be purchased by Brown Publishing Co., a family-owned publishing company based in Ohio that owns daily, weekly and business publications.
buyer: Brown Publishing Company
The Brown Publishing Company is one of the largest independent family-owned newspaper publishing companies principally in Ohio. Brown Publishing publishes 18 paid daily newspapers and 62 paid and free weekly newspapers and provides extensive commercial printing services. "
target: Boulder Business Information, Inc.
Boulder Business Information, Inc. publishes business journals and directories that include The Boulder County Business Report, a biweekly that provides business news and information for Boulder and Broomfield counties.
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announced 1/4/2006 via Company Press Release

Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., will acquire The New England Business Bulletin

synopsis: Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. has agreed to purchase the New England Business Bulletin, a monthly business newspaper serving Southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Rhode Island, from the New England Publishing Group Inc.
buyer parent: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Ottaway Newspapers, Inc.
Ottaway Newspapers, Inc. is the community newspaper subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company. Ottaway publishes 15 daily newspapers, 19 weeklies and numerous specialty publications and web sites in nine states. "
target: The New England Business Bulletin
The New England Business Bulletin, a 32-page tabloid, has a monthly readership of 45,000 businesses throughout the region. The New England Publishing Group also publishes The Homefinder, a monthly real estate listing publication serving Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.
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closed 3/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Argus Media Ltd., acquired Wax Data

synopsis: Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus Media has bought Wax Data, a monthly publication covering the global petroleum, synthetic and natural wax markets from New Jersey-based Rauch Associates. Wax Data focuses on supply and demand fundamentals, trade flows and industry news.
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: Wax Data
Wax Data is a monthly publication covering the global petroleum, synthetic and natural wax markets. It focuses on supply and demand fundamentals, trade flows and industry new.
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closed 3/22/2017 via Yahoo, Inc.

The Health Care Compliance Association, purchased Report on Medicare Compliance from AIS Health

synopsis: The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) announced that it has acquired one of the health care industry's leading trade newsletters, Report on Medicare Compliance, from Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS Health).
buyer: The Health Care Compliance Association
The Health Care Compliance Association is non-profit association headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. USA. HCCA serves more than 11,500 compliance and ethics professionals, offers more than 50 meetings a year, and publishes Compliance Today, a monthly magazine for its members. "
seller parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
seller: AIS Health
Report on Medicare Compliance is one of the health care industry's leading trade newsletters. It is the industry's #1 source of timely news and proven strategies on medical necessity, inpatient and outpatient billing, documentation, conflicts of interest, Stark compliance, appeals and more.
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announced 3/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Ilcorp, will acquire Globes

synopsis: Eliezer Fishman's 74.68% stake in Monitin, the company that owns "Globes", will be sold to Ilcorp, an Alona Bar-On family company. Globes brings its unrivaled coverage of Israeli business to some 45,000 subscribers representing Israel's elite in management, investment, technology, law, accounting, and marketing.
buyer: Ilcorp
Ilcorp is a holding company for Alona Bar-On. Haim Bar-On founded and managed the monthly magazine "Monitin" (Goodwill), and the weekly "Kessafim" (Money). In 1984, he and his partners acquired "Globes". Alona Bar-On, Haim's daughter, is a shareholder of "Globes". "
target: Globes
Each evening, Globes brings its unrivaled coverage of Israeli business to some 45,000 subscribers representing Israel's elite in management, investment, technology, law, accounting, and marketing. Globes began publication on the Internet in 1995.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nineteen Group, acquired Broden Media Limited

synopsis: Nineteen Group, a world-class organiser of B2B exhibitions & conferences, has acquired Broden Media Limited, a UK-based publisher and event organiser focused on emergency services. Broden Media publishes the Emergency Services Times magazine and organises The Emergency Services Show.
buyer: Nineteen Group
Nineteen Group is a world-class organiser of B2B exhibitions & conferences. Nineteen Group produces large-scale exhibitions supported by award winning conferences, summits, briefings, workshops, master classes, seminars and live demonstration programmes that run alongside. "
target: Broden Media Limited
Broden Media Limited is a UK-based publisher and event organiser focused on emergency services. Broden Media publishes the Emergency Services Times magazine and organises The Emergency Services Show, a two-day event that brings together all disciplines from the emergency services sector.
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closed 3/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Babcox Media, Inc., acquired AutoSuccess

synopsis: Babcox Media Inc., a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets, has acquired AutoSuccess, the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States.
buyer: Babcox Media, Inc.
Founded in 1920, Babcox Media is a business-to-business media and information services company serving the auto dealer, auto care, tire, performance, commercial trucking, powersports and enthusiast markets. "
target: AutoSuccess
AutoSuccess is the leading business-to-business media brand serving the needs of franchised car and light truck dealers in the United States. They are based in Louisville, Kentucky.
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closed 9/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

NewBay Media LLC, acquired Signage solutions

synopsis: NewBay Media has acquired the assets of Signage Solutions from Partners Publishing, including the magazine’s web assets, editorial content, and subscriber lists. Signage Solutions is a technology and solution resource for digital signage, digital out-of-home, mobile and place-based digital networks.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Music, AV/Consumer Electronics and Education markets. NewBay delivers its premier content through their award-winning portfolio of integrated platforms. "
target parent: Partners Publishing
target: Signage Solutions
Signage Solutions is a technology and solution resource for digital signage, digital out-of-home, mobile and place-based digital networks. Signage Solutions also produces a bi-monthly magazine devoted 100% to digital signage, digital out-of-home and place based networks.
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closed 3/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Cision AB, acquired Bulletin Intelligence

synopsis: Cision announced that it acquired Bulletin Intelligence, which has written the daily White House News Summary for the Executive Office of the President since 2001, and which also provides custom, expert-curated executive briefings to the CEOs and C-suites of many of the nation's largest businesses.
buyer: Cision AB (CISN:$739.91)
Cision is a leading media communication technology and analytics company that enables marketers and communicators to effectively manage their earned media programs in coordination with paid and owned channels to drive business impact. "
target: Bulletin Intelligence
Bulletin Intelligence and its subsidiaries deliver fully-customized intelligence briefings to executives in leading businesses, government entities, and associations. Briefings analyze and synthesize comprehensive and relevant set of news, social media, and other sources of competitive intelligence.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Brandify, acquired Street Fight

synopsis: Brandify, the industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions, announced that it has acquired Street Fight, the premier integrated media, research, and events company covering local marketing and technology.
buyer: Brandify
Brandify is an industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions that provides brands with a better understanding of their connection to their customers. Brandify captures data as well as provides strategy and customized services to help brands maximize their online presence. "
target: Street Fight
Street Fight is the leading source of information on sustainable business models in hyperlocal content, commerce, marketing, and technology. Street Fight tracks the evolution in local marketing through its daily website and newsletter; and hosts must-attend conferences.
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closed 12/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Business Week Group

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals, has completed the acquisition of BusinessWeek from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. BusinessWeek is a global source of business insight that inspires leaders to turn ideas into action.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Business Week Group
The world’s most widely read business magazine, BusinessWeek is a vital resource readers worldwide who require insightful coverage and commentary to stay ahead of their competition.
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closed 8/14/2019 via Bloomberg

Bloomberg L.P., acquired RegTek.Solutions

synopsis: Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, announced that it has acquired RegTek.Solutions, a leading provider of global regulatory reporting software solutions. RegTek.Solutions offers pragmatic, modular solutions to financial institutions and intermediaries facing regulatory reporting challenges.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. "
target: RegTek.Solutions
RegTek.Solutions is a leading provider of global regulatory reporting software solutions. RegTek.Solutions offers pragmatic, modular solutions to financial institutions and intermediaries facing regulatory reporting challenges.
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closed 11/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Bloomberg BNA, acquired Exemplify

synopsis: Exemplify, a legal software company, was acquired by Bloomberg BNA. The company's algorithm helps attorneys negotiating mergers and acquisitions research and compare previous related deals.
buyer parent: Bloomberg L.P.
buyer: Bloomberg BNA
BNA, Inc. is the largest independent publisher of news, analysis, and reference products for professionals. Delivering specialized information to business, legal, and government professionals at every level of expertise, BNA produces more than 300 news and information services. "
target: Exemplify
Exemplify is a legal software company. Exemplify was founded to provide attorneys in transactional practice with a transformational research solution to assist them in every stage of the drafting process.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg Vault, acquired NetBox Blue Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bloomberg announced that is has acquired the intellectual property, patents, and engineering assets of Netbox Blue, a global provider of social media risk management and compliance solutions. Netbox Blue's social media monitoring and goverance technology will enchance Bloomberg's enterprise compliance platform called Bloomberg Vault.
buyer parent: Bloomberg L.P.
buyer: Bloomberg Vault
Bloomberg Vault is a secure managed service for information governance, surveillance, data analytics and trade reconstruction across the enterprise. It leverages the scalability and reliability of Bloomberg's global infrastructure, which distributes messages and manages billion archived records. "
target: NetBox Blue Pty Ltd
Netbox Blue is a leading provider of innovative internet compliance, management and security solutions. Netbox Blue provides organisations with unique, real-time social media analysis and controls with predictive outcomes and benefits.
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announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., will purchase BRAIS from Barclays PLC

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the global business and financial information and news leader, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Solutions Ltd., a leading provider of benchmark and strategy indices, portfolio analytics, risk and attribution models, and portfolio construction tools.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. They provide real time financial information to more than 325,000 subscribers globally. "
seller: Barclays PLC (LSE:BARC:$25,009.44)
Barclays Risk Analytics and Index Solutions Ltd. ("BRAIS") is a leading provider of benchmark and strategy indices, portfolio analytics, risk and attribution models, and portfolio construction tools. BRAIS's benchmark indices span global markets covering multiple asset classes.
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announced 12/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bosowa Corporation, will acquire Bloomberg TV Indonesia

synopsis: Diversified conglomerate Bosowa Corporation plans to acquire the majority stake in business-focused TV station Bloomberg TV Indonesia to expand its influence in the media industry. The TV station offers 80 percent Indonesian content to viewers in Indonesia.
buyer: Bosowa Corporation
Bosowa is an entrepreneurial business pioneer from eastern Indonesia. Bosowa is involved in 10 sectors: automotive, cement, logistics & transportation, mining, property, finance sector, infrastructure, energy, media and multi-businesses. "
target parent: Bloomberg L.P.
target: Bloomberg TV Indonesia
Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, PT Bloomberg TV Indonesia broadcast news with a variety of topics, mostly related to business. The TV station offers 80 percent Indonesian content to viewers in Indonesia.
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announced 12/16/2014 via GlobeNewswire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, will acquire Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory

synopsis: ALM, a leader in specialized industry news and information, announced a deal to acquire Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory, a part of Kennedy Information LLC. Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory is the world's leading source of market analysis and intelligence for the management consulting and IT consulting industries.
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: Bloomberg L.P.
target: Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory
Since 1970, Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory has provided accurate and reliable market sizing and forecasts on consulting services world-wide, needs-analysis and vendor profiling for buyers of consulting services, and more.
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closed 9/4/2014 via Company Press Release

STATS, Inc., acquired Bloomberg Sports

synopsis: STATS, the world's leading sports technology, data and content company, and Bloomberg, the leading global provider in data analytics, announced that STATS has acquired Bloomberg Sports (BSports) and its sophisticated system of data analysis, predictive modelling and integrated data systems.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: STATS, Inc.
STATS is the world's leading sports technology, data and content company. The company passionately abides by a mission to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood, played and enjoyed. "
target parent: Bloomberg L.P.
target: Bloomberg Sports
Launched in 2010, Bloomberg Sports (BSports) takes the technology developed by Bloomberg, the leading global provider in data and analytics, and applies it to the vast data analysis opportunities in sports. BSports delivers services for teams, broadcasters and athletes.
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Bloomberg L.P., acquired RTS Realtime Systems AG

synopsis: Bloomberg announced that it has acquired RTS Realtime Systems, a global provider of low-latency connectivity and trading support services. RTS provides market connectivity and trading tools for equities, futures, options, FX and fixed income trading.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. They provide real time financial information to more than 320,000 subscribers globally. "
target: RTS Realtime Systems AG
RTS Realtime Systems delivers high-performance, end-to-end technology products and services across asset classes and continents to elite financial institutions and commodity trading houses.
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Bloomberg L.P., acquired PolarLake

synopsis: Bloomberg LP, the global business and financial information and news leader, announced that it has acquired Dublin-based software provider PolarLake. PolarLake is a global leader in applying Semantic Web and Big Data technologies to the data challenges of the leading financial services firms in the world.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the global business and financial information and news leader. The company's strength is delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately. "
target: PolarLake
PolarLake is a global leader in applying Semantic Web and Big Data technologies to the data challenges of the leading financial services firms in the world. The PolarLake Platform enables these firms to acquire, manage and distribute financial and reference data with speed, agility and control.
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closed 9/30/2011 via BusinessWire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired BNA, Inc.

synopsis: Bloomberg has completed its acquisition of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc (BNA) which is now a stand-alone wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg. BNA is the largest independent publisher of news, analysis, and reference products for professionals.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg, a leader in global business and financial information and news, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. "
target: BNA, Inc.
BNA, Inc. is the largest independent publisher of news, analysis, and reference products for professionals. Delivering specialized information to business, legal, and government professionals at every level of expertise, BNA produces more than 300 news and information services.
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closed 2/24/2010 via paidContent.org

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Eagle Eye Publishers, Inc.

synopsis: Bloomberg has acquired VA-based governmet data publishers Eagle Eye Publishers. Eagle Eye provides databases on federal procurement to help vedors build strong, productive relationships with government buyers.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target: Eagle Eye Publishers, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Eagle Eye provides critical market intelligence - databases, training, studies, reports, lists, software, and business development consulting - to help vendors build strong, productive relationships with government buyers.
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closed 12/10/2009 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired New Energy Finance

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the world's most trusted source of data, news, analytic and trading tools for businesses and financial professionals, has acquired New Energy Finance, a global leader in providing news, data and analysis on renewable energy, carbon markets, energy efficiency, biofuels, carbon capture and storage, and nuclear power.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target: New Energy Finance
New Energy Finance is the world's leading independent provider of subscription-based news, data and research to decision-makers in clean energy and the carbon markets.
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closed 12/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Business Week Group

synopsis: Bloomberg L.P., the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals, has completed the acquisition of BusinessWeek from The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. BusinessWeek is a global source of business insight that inspires leaders to turn ideas into action.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Business Week Group
The world’s most widely read business magazine, BusinessWeek is a vital resource readers worldwide who require insightful coverage and commentary to stay ahead of their competition.
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closed 6/5/2006 via

Bloomberg L.P., acquired Brainpower N.V.

synopsis: Brainpower N.V., European provider of decision-support solutions for investment management professionals announced today that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Bloomberg L. P., the leading provider of data, analytics and news to the global financial markets.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information. "
target: Brainpower N.V.
Founded in 1993, Brainpower is a leading provider of analytics software to the investment management community focused on delivering decision-relevant investment intelligence.
price ($mm)[EV]
$40 [$41]
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2005 via Company Press Release

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Wealth Manager magazine from Bloomberg L.P.

synopsis: Highline Media, a leading information provider to the financial and insurance industry, today announced that it has acquired Wealth Manager magazine from Bloomberg L.P. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries. "
seller: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Fitch Ratings Ltd., acquired Fulcrum Financial Data

synopsis: Fitch Group, a unit of Hearst, announced it has completed its acquisition of Fulcrum Financial Data, a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data, from Leeds Equity Partners. Fulcrum includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Solutions is a world-leading provider of credit intelligence and the primary distributor of Fitch Ratings content. 90 percent of the world's leading financial institutions, multinational companies and consulting firms depend on Fitch content to inform their business decisions. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Fulcrum Financial Data
Fulcrum Financial Data is a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data. Fulcrum Financial Data includes some of the market’s most influential financial news brands including Covenant Review, LevFin Insights, CapitalStructure and PacerMonitor.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/14/2015 via BusinessWire

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., acquired Interactive Data Corporation

synopsis: Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced it has completed its acquisition of Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related trading solutions from Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm.
buyer: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE:$5,019.00)
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation (“IDC”) is a trusted leader in financial information. IDC’s offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,265 [$7,450]
rev ($mm)
$940
EBITDA ($mm)
$332
EV / rev
7.9x
EV / EBITDA
22.5x
closed 6/25/2012 via Reuters

Thomson Reuters, acquired Zawya

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has acquired Zawya Limited, a regional provider of business intelligence and unique tools for financial professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The firm's wide range of content and tools include profiles on the top companies in the MENA region, as well as an online network for professionals.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: Zawya
Zawya is the leading online business intelligence platform focusing on the Middle East & North Africa, enabling nearly 1 million professionals to find and connect to the right business and investment opportunities in the region.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 8/31/2011 via BusinessWire

Revolution Capital Group, acquired CapXG LLC

synopsis: Revolution Capital Group has announced a majority investment in the Capital Exchange, or CapXG, an interactive, web-based, networking site serving the financial community. The company connects Investment Banks, Private Equity firms, Hedge Funds, M&A professionals and lending institutions all through a free, interactive networking site.
buyer: Revolution Capital Group
Revolution Capital Group is a privately funded investment firm focused on acquiring and operating controlling interests in companies that have solid business fundamentals with a view to long-term growth and value creation. "
target: CapXG LLC
Founded in 2010, CapXG is an online software firm based in Valencia, California. The Company has established an online database of financial sponsors, professionals, lenders and deals, and is used by financial institutions worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Silver Lake Partners, Warburg Pincus, acquired Interactive Data Corporation

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition by investment funds managed by Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
Investment funds managed by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm and Silver Lake, a global investment firm focused on technology, technology-enabled and related growth industries. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,245 [$2,946]
rev ($mm)
$768
EBITDA ($mm)
$267
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
closed 12/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Interactive Data Corporation, acquired NTT Data Financial Corporation

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors, announced the initial closing of its acquisition of a majority interest in NTT DATA Financial Corporation.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors. "
target parent: NTT Data Corporation
target: NTT Data Financial Corporation
NTT Data Financial Corporation, which is based in Tokyo, is a leading provider of securities pricing, reference data and related services to most of the major financial institutions in Japan.
price ($mm)
$25*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
18.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Fundamental Data Limited

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired Fundamental Data Limited, a leading provider of data on closed-end funds in the United Kingdom, for 11 million pounds sterling, or approximately U.S.$19 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Fundamental Data Limited
Fundamental Data Limited provides data on global closed-end and exchange traded-funds. It provides data feeds, Website feeds, and report outsourcing services, such as production of fund issuers' fact sheets, annual fund yearbooks, daily fund lists, and bulletins.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/10/2008 via bobsguide.com

Markit Group Ltd., acquired NTC Economics

synopsis: Markit, the leading provider of independent data, portfolio valuations and OTC derivatives trade processing, has acquired NTC Economics, a provider of global macro-economic indicators and owner of the widely-referenced Purchasing Manager’s Index series.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit Group Limited is the leading provider of independent pricing, reference data, portfolio valuations and OTC derivatives trade processing to the global financial and commodities markets. "
target: NTC Economics
NTC Economics, Ltd. provides global macro-economic indicators in the United Kingdom. It produces business surveys that report on a set of economic barometers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2008 via finextra.com

Netik, Plc, purchased Capco Reference Data Services from Capco

synopsis: Netik has acquired Capco Reference Data Services - a specialised business services provider for reference and market data - from capital markets consultancy Capco.
buyer: Netik, Plc
Netik provides financial data warehouse solutions to the securities industry. The company’s solutions include Netik InterView, a data warehouse and data hub for information-centric data management and reporting solutions, which provides access to portfolio/investment accounting data. "
seller parent: Symphony Technology Group
seller: Capco
Capco is a leading global provider of integrated transformation services and solutions designed specifically for the financial services industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2007 via Company Description

MergerMarket, acquired Infinata, Inc.

synopsis: In September 2007, Mergermarket acquired Infinata, an information solutions and marketing analytics provider to the global financial service, life science, and high technology industries.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: MergerMarket
MergerMarket, part of Pearson's Financial Times Group, is an unparalleled, independent M&A intelligence tool used by the world's foremost financial institutions to originate deals. It provides proprietary intelligence on potential deal flow, potential mandates and valuations. "
target: Infinata, Inc.
Infinata is an innovative provider of information solutions and marketing analytics to the global financial service, life science, and high-tech industries. Our information suites include: BioPharm Insight, High Net Worth Insight, and Corporate Tracker.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Barchart.com, Inc., acquired FuturesBoard.com, LLC

synopsis: Barchart.com, Inc., a leading provider of futures, equity and foreign exchange market data and information, today announced the completed acquisition of FuturesBoard.com, LLC for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Barchart.com, Inc.
Barchart.com, Inc. is full-service provider of futures and equities financial market data from all major exchanges, Barchart also provides comprehensive historical market data and research, custom web content, an extensive array of market tools and analytics, retail, and educational products. "
target: FuturesBoard.com, LLC
FuturesBoard is a market information portal for the futures markets and futures trading industry. FuturesBoard features futures market discussion boards and futures trading forums for the futures industry. FuturesBoard also features futures market reports and commentaries from market analysts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/10/2007 via Company Press Release

Telekurs Financial, will acquire Fininfo SA

synopsis: Telekurs Holding SA and Fininfo SA today signed an agreement whereby Telekurs undertakes to acquire Fininfo “financial information” activities. This agreement involves all companies from Fininfo “financial information” department, except Idé, company specialized in graphic design and Anthium, a bond-trading company that recently ceased activities.
buyer parent: Telekurs Group
buyer: Telekurs Financial
Telekurs Financial specializes in the procurement, processing and distribution of international financial information for investment advisory services, portfolio management, financial analysis and securities administration. "
target: Fininfo SA
Fininfo SA provides financial information and intercompany insight to banks, brokers, fund managers, insurance companies, and other members of the business community in France and internationally. The company collects and organizes information and provides decision support to its clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$317 [$366]
rev ($mm)
$279
EBITDA ($mm)
$41
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
8.5x
closed 12/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Hemscott Plc merged with Hemscott Plc,

synopsis: i-Deal LLC, a leading innovator in capital markets workflow solutions, and Hemscott Group Ltd, a premier international provider of financial data and investor relations services, have merged. The combined company has been named Ipreo LLC.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Hemscott Plc
Ipreo is a leading global provider of high quality data, expert insight, and productivity solutions to Investment Banking and Corporate clients. Ipreo is both a dynamic innovator and a trusted resource. "
target: Hemscott Plc
Hemscott, Inc. builds and maintains databases of historical financial and stock price technical information on the United States, Canadian, and international publicly traded companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/5/2006 via Company Press Release

The Barclay Group, acquired Alternative Asset Center

synopsis: The Barclay Group, a leading independent provider of alternative investment research data, announced today that it has purchased the Alternative Asset Center (AAC) database, creating the world’s largest database of hedge fund performance.
buyer: The Barclay Group
The Barclay Group, founded in 1985, currently tracks more than 6,000 hedge funds and managed futures programs. Barclay has created and regularly updates 18 proprietary hedge fund indexes and eight managed futures indexes. "
target: Alternative Asset Center
Alternative Asset Center was established in 1999, and quickly constructed the largest proprietary fund of hedge fund database in the industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/3/2017 via GlobeNewswire

FactSet Research Systems Inc., purchased Interactive Data Managed Solutions from Interactive Data Corporation

synopsis: FactSet, a provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, & service, announced that it has completed its acquisition of the Interactive Data Managed Solutions business (IDMS) from Intercontinental Exchange. IDMS is a managed solutions and portal provider helping clients adapt to the wealth industry’s digital transformation.
buyer: FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS:$1,157.21)
FactSet delivers superior analytics, service, content, and technology to help users see & seize opportunity sooner. They are committed to giving investment professionals the edge to outperform, with fresh perspectives, informed insights, & the industry-leading support of their dedicated specialists."
seller parent: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
seller: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Managed Solutions (IDMS) supports the wealth management marketplace across a variety of workflows and functions, from advisors to their clients. IDMS offers real-time market data desktops, customizable web-based portals, and a broad range of mobile solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$68
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2006 via PR Newswire

China Finance Online Co., acquired Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co., Ltd

synopsis: China Finance Online Co. Limited, a leading Chinese online financial information and listed company data provider, closed the acquisition of Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co. Ltd, a financial information database provider mainly serving domestic securities and investment firms, on terms previously disclosed.
buyer: China Finance Online Co. (JRJC:$92.55)
China Finance Online Co. Limited specializes in providing online financial and listed company data and information in China. Through its website the company offers subscription-based service packages that integrate financial and listed company data and information from multiple sources. "
target: Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co., Ltd. is a financial information database provider mainly serving domestic securities and investment firms.
price ($mm)
$1.06
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2012 via Market Wire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, will acquire EDGAR Online Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company and EDGAR Online jointly announced that they have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which RR Donnelley will acquire EDGAR Online, a leading provider of disclosure management services, financial data and enterprise risk analytics software and solutions for both corporate and investment professionals.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: EDGAR Online Inc.
EDGAR Online provides financial data, analytics and disclosure management solutions to help corporations and institutional investors facilitate compliance and management of regulatory disclosure filings.
price ($mm)[EV]
$73 [$71]
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Barchart.com, Inc., acquired InsideFutures.com

synopsis: Barchart.com, Inc., a leading provider of futures and equity market information, announced the completed acquisition of InsideFutures.com and its affiliated email newsletter publications from Traders Media, LLC for an undisclosed amount. InsideFutures.com is a content-rich futures portal, serving traders of all skill levels.
buyer: Barchart.com, Inc.
Barchart.com, Inc. is full-service provider of futures and equities financial market data from all major exchanges, Barchart also provides comprehensive historical market data and research, custom web content, an extensive array of market tools and analytics, retail, and educational products. "
target parent: Traders Media, LLC
target: InsideFutures.com
InsideFutures.com provides information relating to futures and commodity quotes, charts, technical opinion, trading analysis, forex, equities markets, and various market commentaries. It also provides futures educational information on the Internet.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2007 via BusinessWire

OMX AB, acquired Findata AB

synopsis: OMX has acquired Findata AB from Bisnode. Findata is a leading supplier of information on Nordic companies and offers customized indexes.
buyer: OMX AB (:$477.10)
OMX is a leading expert in the exchange industry. Through the Nordic Exchange, OMX offers access to approximately 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic securities market. The Nordic Exchange is a term used for marketing purposes and is not a legal entity. "
target: Findata AB
Findata is the most full-coverage database for financial data in the Nordics. The database consists of wide-covering facts on Nordic corporations, such as company descriptions, financial history, corporate events and calendar information.
price ($mm)
$0.87
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
36.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Center for Financial Research and Analysis, acquired First Bridge Data LLC

synopsis: CFRA, one of the world’s largest providers of independent research, announced that it has acquired First Bridge Data LLC, a company that provides institutional quality data and analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
target: First Bridge Data LLC
First Bridge provides institutional quality data & analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
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