Like TradeStation Securities, Inc.

closed 6/13/2011 via GlobeNewswire

TradeStation Securities, Inc. merged with Monex Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Monex Group, Inc., an online securities brokerage, and TradeStation Group, Inc., an electronic trading platform that offers state-of-the-art electronic order placement and execution, have announced the successful completion of Monex's acquisition of TradeStation.
buyer: Monex Group, Inc.
Monex Group, Inc., including its main subsidiary Monex Inc., an online securities brokerage, provides advanced and unique financial services to individual investors. Monex relentlessly strives to offer its customers in Japan innovative products and services. "
target: TradeStation Securities, Inc.
TradeStation Group, Inc., through its brokerage subsidiaries, offers the TradeStation platform to the active trader and certain institutional trader markets. TradeStation is an electronic trading platform that offers state-of-the-art electronic order placement and execution.
price ($mm)
$391
rev ($mm)
$129
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Altus Group Limited, acquired Taliance Group

synopsis: Altus Group Limited, a leading provider of commercial real estate services, software and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry, has acquired Taliance Group. Taliance is a best-in-class and rapidly-growing provider of cloud-based alternative investment software used by some of the largest investment firms worldwide.
buyer: Altus Group Limited (TSX:AIF:$421.48)
Based in Canada, Altus Group is the leading provider of independent advisory services, software, and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry. CRE professionals world-wide have trusted Altus Group to better manage risk, inform decision making, and drive investment performance. "
target: Taliance Group
Based in France, Taliance Group provides cloud-based collaborative business solutions to alternative investment firms globally allowing them to improve their modelling, forecasting and risk management processes in real time.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ayondo, acquired Tradehero

synopsis: TradeHero, the Singapore-based trading simulator startup, has been acquired by Germany-headquartered Ayondo, a group that “invests in new technology and high-growth business models” in the banking sector.
buyer: Ayondo
Ayondo offers both a sophisticated online trading platform and a leading Social Trading platform. Social trading allows retail investors to automatically copy the trades of experts. "
target: Tradehero
TradeHero is a Singapore-based startup that allows users to simulate trading stocks based on real-time data from international markets.
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closed 8/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wave Accounting, acquired Vuru Inc.

synopsis: Wave Accounting, the innovators of award-winning small business software, announced the acquisition of Vuru.co, an online stock research and investment tracking application.
buyer: Wave Accounting
Based in Toronto, Canada, Wave Accounting provides integrated online applications that help small business owners around the world run their businesses. "
target: Vuru Inc.
Vuru is a website that makes sense of financial reports for self-directed investors. It's an automated analysis engine that does thousands of hours of stock analysis in seconds. It distills complex financial statements into clear, transparent reports that show investors the fundamentals that matter.
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closed 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Solventis, acquired Qbitia

synopsis: Solventis, an independent financial group in Spain, has acquired an 80% stake in Qbitia, a Spain-based IT company focused on developing software for capital markets. Qbitia's trading platform allows users to quickly design trading strategies and test them in a realistic environment.
buyer: Solventis
Solventis is an independent financial group in Spain. Solventis provides corporate finance, financial consulting, asset management, and real estate services. The group's corporate finance service focuses on M&A, capital markets, corporate services, and venture capital. "
target: Qbitia
Qbitia is a Spain-based IT company focused on developing software for capital markets. Qbitia provides software solutions that can simplify and improve investment management. Their Qcaid trading platform allows users to quickly design trading strategies and test them in a realistic environment.
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closed 6/6/2013 via Reuters

Thomson Reuters, acquired Pricing Partners SAS

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced that it has acquired Pricing Partners SAS, an international software developer and provider of OTC (over-the-counter) derivative pricing analytics and services for financial firms.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,906.00)
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: Pricing Partners SAS
Pricing Partners provides a comprehensive set of service solutions to address the full range of customers' and partners' needs, accompanying them every step of the way and helping them take advantage of Price-it capabilities.
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closed 8/31/2010 via Company Description

Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd., acquired AASTOCKS.com Ltd.

synopsis: Shanghai Great Wisdom Co. has acquired AASTOCKS.com Ltd. AASTOCKS.com Ltd. provides financial information products and services to corporate clients and individual investors in the Asia Pacific regions.
buyer: Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd. (601519.SS:$92.77)
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd. engages in the development, production, sale, and support of information technology products to financial sector. It offers software that provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, etc. "
target: AASTOCKS.com Ltd.
AASTOCKS.com Ltd. provides financial information products and services to corporate clients and individual investors in the Asia Pacific regions. Its information products cover equities, derivatives, global foreign exchange, and precious metals markets.
price ($mm)
$29
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq, Inc., acquired eVestment Alliance, LLC

synopsis: Nasdaq, a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services, has completed the acquisition of eVestment, an industry leading content and analytics provider used by asset managers, investment consultants and asset owners to help facilitate institutional investment decisions.
buyer: Nasdaq, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,262.00)
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. "
target: eVestment Alliance, LLC
eVestment provides a flexible suite of easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions to help the institutional investing community identify and capitalize on global investment trends, better select and monitor investment managers and more successfully enable asset managers to market their funds worldwide.
price ($mm)
$705
rev ($mm)
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

MergerMarket Group, acquired TIM Group

synopsis: Mergermarket Group, a BC Partners portfolio company, announced that it has acquired TIM Group. Established in 2002 and headquartered in London, TIM Group specialises in the electronic delivery of equity trade ideas and investment recommendations through its independent distribution platform.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket Group is a global media company providing investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. "
target: TIM Group
TIM Group connects financial industry professionals with its proprietary network and technology, revolutionizing how investment advice is distributed, analysed and monetized. TIM Group network analyses and measures trade idea performance, facilitating compliance in line with MiFID II requirements.
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closed 4/22/2009 via Market Wire

Pipeline Trading Systems LLC, acquired 3D Markets, Inc.

synopsis: Pipeline Financial Group, Inc., a global leader in block execution systems, announced that it has acquired the assets of 3D Markets, Inc., including the Archangel Blind-Bid Cross™. Archangel™ established the first block options execution system.
buyer: Pipeline Trading Systems LLC
Pipeline Trading Systems LLC is a broker/dealer and operator of Pipeline, an alternative trading system. Pipeline enables institutions and brokerage firms to trade blocks of NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ listed issues; ADRs; and exchange traded funds, as well as facilitates interaction between traders. "
target: 3D Markets, Inc.
3D Markets, Inc. creates and develops software and networks to provide innovative solutions aimed at assisting institutional investors by adding liquidity to existing options markets.
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announced 3/21/2017 via BusinessWire

Sterling Trading Tech, will purchase Livevol X Trading Platform from CBOE Livevol, LLC

synopsis: CBOE Holdings, Inc. announced it has agreed to sell Livevol X, a trade execution platform for U.S. equities and options, from CBOE Livevol, a subsidiary of CBOE Holdings, Inc. to Sterling Trading Tech. Sterling Trading Tech is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global equities, equity options and futures markets.
buyer: Sterling Trading Tech
Sterling Trading Tech is an industry-leading professional direct access trading platform and global trading network. They offer a full service order routing and management suite built to support the direct trading needs of professional traders, broker/dealers, and buy-side trading institutions. "
seller parent: CBOE Holdings, Inc.
seller: CBOE Livevol, LLC
Livevol X supports complex orders and algos, in addition to supporting advanced risk analysis for portfolios including what-if analysis. Top features include the ability to trade volatility skews directly from a skew chart, advanced order entry, 3D risk modeling, and volatility modeling features.
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closed 4/8/2016 via Company Press Release

LineData Services, acquired Derivation Software

synopsis: Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management, insurance and credit industries, completed the acquisition of Derivation, a leading specialist provider of risk, analytics, and portfolio management solutions to institutional and hedge fund managers.
buyer: LineData Services (ENXTPA:LIN:$197.04)
Linedata is a global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit community. Linedata applies its market and client insight to provide innovative and flexible mission-critical software and services that help its clients grow in over 50 countries. "
target: Derivation Software
Derivation provides market-leading integrated accounting, trading and risk management solutions. Derivation was established in 1996, its founders having spent the previous 10 years developing derivative trading & risk management systems at ABN AMRO and NatWest Markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

eVestment Alliance, LLC, acquired Fundspire

synopsis: eVestment, a premier global provider of comprehensive institutional investment data and cloud-based analytic solutions, announces the acquisition of Fundspire, an innovative, cloud-based technology provider of hedge fund analytics.
buyer: eVestment Alliance, LLC
eVestment is a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions. eVestment delivers extensive separate account, hedge fund and commingled fund data through robust, user-friendly products, with an unparalleled commitment to client service. "
target: Fundspire
Fundspire is the next generation cloud-based technology provider in the alternative investment industry, leading the shift for web-based hedge fund analytics and reporting.
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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:$213.30)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products. "
target parent: The Charles Schwab Corporation
target: Open E Cry, LLC
Open E Cry, based in Powell, OH, is an innovative futures broker offering direct access futures trading through its proprietary software platform, OEC Trader. In addition to futures, OEC clients can also trade forex, options and equities all through the OEC Trader platform.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/26/2010 via PR Newswire

Polaris Software Lab Ltd., acquired IndigoTX Software Private Limited

synopsis: Polaris Software Lab Limited, a leading Financial Technology Company announced the acquisition of IndigoTX, a SaaS (Software as a service) Company that provides GO TX, an enterprise brokerage solution for the securities market on a pay per use model.
buyer: Polaris Software Lab Ltd. (BSE:532254:$296.85)
Polaris Software Lab is a leading Financial Technology company, with its comprehensive portfolio of products, services and consulting. Polaris has a talent strength of over 9,000 solution architects, domain and technology experts. "
target: IndigoTX Software Private Limited
IndigoTX Software is a software and back-office services company with a financial services focus. Its platform GO TX, designed and developed to be deployed by banks and other financial intermediaries, will facilitate investment and trading in many instruments, in multiple markets and currencies.
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announced 6/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Singapore Stock Exchange, will acquire BidFX

synopsis: Singapore Exchange (SGX), Asia’s most international multi-asset exchange and largest FX derivatives marketplace, will acquire BidFX from TradingScreen, a leading expert on SaaS trading technology. BidFX is a leading cloud-based FX trading platform that allows institutional investors to manage trade flow and avoid market manipulation.
buyer: Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX:S68:$733.19)
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is Asia’s leading market infrastructure, facilitating the exchange of capital and ideas to create value for people, businesses and economies. SGX is a vertically integrated business that provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services. "
target parent: TradingScreen Inc
target: BidFX
BidFX is a leading cloud-based FX trading platform for institutional investors. BidFX is the first Execution Management System (EMS) for the FX market. They provide FX traders with efficient trading tools that allow them to manage trade flow, avoid market manipulation, and control market impact.
price ($mm)
$103*
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closed 2/18/2020 via BusinessWire

BitGo, acquired Harbor, Inc.

synopsis: BitGo, the leader in digital asset financial services, has acquired Harbor, a digital securities platform, and its broker-dealer and transfer agent subsidiaries. The acquisition extends BitGo’s capabilities to address a wider class of digital assets for institutional investors and provides a foundation for a full-stack digital assets solution.
buyer: BitGo
BitGo is the leader in digital asset financial services, providing institutional investors with security, custody, and liquidity solutions. BitGo processes over 20% of all global bitcoin transactions, and supports over 200 coins and tokens. "
target: Harbor, Inc.
Harbor is the leading digital securities platform for alternative assets that improve the investment experience for investors, issuers, and their placement agents. Harbor automates the manual processes of alternative investment subscriptions, investor management, and secondary transfers.
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closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

GCM Prime, purchased Institutional Clients Book from CapMar Financial

synopsis: GCM Prime has just closed a deal to acquire the customer books and certain assets of Capital Market Services UK Ltd (CMS), an FXP International Ltd wholly-owned subsidiary. The acquired business unit focuses on providing institutional clients foreign exchange and CFD offerings and technology solutions.
buyer: GCM Prime
GCM Prime understands that trade optimization requires a comprehensive focus on front, middle and back office support. With decades of experience in managing FX liquidity relationships, their prime brokerage specialists deliver solutions for every trading challenge. "
seller parent: Prime Mantle Corporation PLC
seller: CapMar Financial
Capital Market Services UK Ltdl's institutional clients book focuses on providing institutional clients foreign exchange and CFD offerings and technology solutions. Capital Market Services UK Ltd focuses exclusively in the institutional space with “prime of prime” and White Label offerings.
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closed 12/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Prime Mantle Corporation PLC, acquired CapMar Financial

synopsis: Prime Mantle Corporation PLC ("PMC") has acquired CapMar Financial. CapMar Financial focuses exclusively in the institutional space with “prime of prime” and White Label offerings. CapMar Financial was originally launched as Capital Market Services in 1999 and became an industry leading brokerage firm in the retail over-the-counter Forex market.
buyer: Prime Mantle Corporation PLC
Prime Mantle is an Irish holding company whose companies include FXPRIMUS. FXPRIMUS offers trading in over 150 instruments including Spot FX, Metals, Commodities, & Global Equity CFD's. FXPRIMUS is the first retail Forex brokerage to offer a Trust account option regardless of account size. "
target: CapMar Financial
CapMar Financial focuses exclusively in the institutional space with “prime of prime” and White Label offerings. CapMar Financial was originally launched as Capital Market Services in 1999 and became an industry leading brokerage firm in the retail over-the-counter Forex market.
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closed 3/15/2011 via BusinessWire

First Coverage merged with youDevise Ltd.,

synopsis: The leading providers of alpha capture networks for financial markets – youDevise Ltd. of London and First Coverage of Boston – have announced they have merged into a single entity, forming the first comprehensive global network for institutional investors and brokerages.
buyer: youDevise Ltd.
Since launching the Trade Idea Monitor in 2005 and the Hedge Fund Information Provider in 2006, youDevise has enjoyed rapid growth, helping clients to transform the old ways of doing business, in order to create new value, increase performance and operate more efficiently. "
target: First Coverage
Established in 2006, First Coverage markets online services that enable institutional investors to receive short- and long-term trade ideas from their brokerage firms, making it easier for money managers to identify ideas with real value.
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closed 11/16/2011 via GlobeNewswire

TradeStation Securities, Inc., acquired Interbank FX

synopsis: TradeStation Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of IBFX Holdings, LLC ("IBFX"), an innovative provider of forex trading services to 27,000 individual traders, fund managers and institutional clients worldwide. Interbank FX, LLC, the primary Forex operating company of the IBFX group, will be merged into TradeStation Forex, Inc.
buyer parent: Monex Group, Inc.
buyer: TradeStation Securities, Inc.
TradeStation Group, Inc. offers the TradeStation platform to the active trader and certain institutional trader markets. TradeStation is an electronic trading platform that offers state-of-the-art electronic order placement and execution. "
target: Interbank FX
Interbank FX, LLC is a worldwide provider of retail Forex trading services, offering individual traders, fund managers and institutional customers proprietary technology and tools to trade Forex online.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/13/2011 via GlobeNewswire

TradeStation Securities, Inc. merged with Monex Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Monex Group, Inc., an online securities brokerage, and TradeStation Group, Inc., an electronic trading platform that offers state-of-the-art electronic order placement and execution, have announced the successful completion of Monex's acquisition of TradeStation.
buyer: Monex Group, Inc.
Monex Group, Inc., including its main subsidiary Monex Inc., an online securities brokerage, provides advanced and unique financial services to individual investors. Monex relentlessly strives to offer its customers in Japan innovative products and services. "
target: TradeStation Securities, Inc.
TradeStation Group, Inc., through its brokerage subsidiaries, offers the TradeStation platform to the active trader and certain institutional trader markets. TradeStation is an electronic trading platform that offers state-of-the-art electronic order placement and execution.
price ($mm)
$391
rev ($mm)
$129
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/23/2010 via GlobeNewswire

TradeStation Securities, Inc., acquired Portfolio Maestro

synopsis: TradeStation announced its acquisition of the Portfolio Maestro "Portfolio Testing" software technology from Rina Technologies, LLC, an Ohio-based portfolio trading software company. The products acquired include all versions of Portfolio Maestro, together with many of Rina's legacy portfolio testing, reporting and analysis products.
buyer: TradeStation Securities, Inc.
TradeStation Securities, Inc., offers the TradeStation platform to the active trader and certain institutional trader markets. TradeStation is an electronic trading platform that offers state-of-the-art electronic order execution. "
target: Portfolio Maestro
Portfolio Maestro is a complete solution for Portfolio Testing, Signal Generation and Automated Execution. Clients have the ability to choose a language to create their systems, data sources for historical and realtime testing, as well as to choose brokers to execute the systems.
price ($mm)
$4.99
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closed 11/16/2011 via GlobeNewswire

TradeStation Securities, Inc., acquired Interbank FX

synopsis: TradeStation Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of IBFX Holdings, LLC ("IBFX"), an innovative provider of forex trading services to 27,000 individual traders, fund managers and institutional clients worldwide. Interbank FX, LLC, the primary Forex operating company of the IBFX group, will be merged into TradeStation Forex, Inc.
buyer parent: Monex Group, Inc.
buyer: TradeStation Securities, Inc.
TradeStation Group, Inc. offers the TradeStation platform to the active trader and certain institutional trader markets. TradeStation is an electronic trading platform that offers state-of-the-art electronic order placement and execution. "
target: Interbank FX
Interbank FX, LLC is a worldwide provider of retail Forex trading services, offering individual traders, fund managers and institutional customers proprietary technology and tools to trade Forex online.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
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closed 6/13/2011 via GlobeNewswire

TradeStation Securities, Inc. merged with Monex Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Monex Group, Inc., an online securities brokerage, and TradeStation Group, Inc., an electronic trading platform that offers state-of-the-art electronic order placement and execution, have announced the successful completion of Monex's acquisition of TradeStation.
buyer: Monex Group, Inc.
Monex Group, Inc., including its main subsidiary Monex Inc., an online securities brokerage, provides advanced and unique financial services to individual investors. Monex relentlessly strives to offer its customers in Japan innovative products and services. "
target: TradeStation Securities, Inc.
TradeStation Group, Inc., through its brokerage subsidiaries, offers the TradeStation platform to the active trader and certain institutional trader markets. TradeStation is an electronic trading platform that offers state-of-the-art electronic order placement and execution.
price ($mm)
$391
rev ($mm)
$129
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/28/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Monex Group, Inc., will acquire ORIX Securities Coporation

synopsis: Monex Group Inc, Japan's No. 3 online broker, will buy the securities unit of Orix Corp in a deal that will create the country's second-largest online broker. By forming a broker with more than $23 billion in client assets in over 1.3 million accounts, the two will be able to cut costs and beef up product and service line-ups.
buyer: Monex Group, Inc.
Monex Group, Inc., through its susidiaries, provides online brokerage and investment advisory services such as stocks, mutual funds, bonds, alternative investment products, fixed income products, and forex products for individuals. "
target parent: ORIX Corporation
target: ORIX Securities Coporation
ORIX Securities Corporation assists corporate clients with initial public offering and capital market fund management in addition to operating retail investor-oriented online services such as the discount brokerage "ORIX Online" and foreign exchange margin brokerage "ORIX FX".
price ($mm)
$275
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announced 10/28/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Monex Group, Inc., will acquire ORIX Securities Coporation

synopsis: Monex Group Inc, Japan's No. 3 online broker, will buy the securities unit of Orix Corp in a deal that will create the country's second-largest online broker. By forming a broker with more than $23 billion in client assets in over 1.3 million accounts, the two will be able to cut costs and beef up product and service line-ups.
buyer: Monex Group, Inc.
Monex Group, Inc., through its susidiaries, provides online brokerage and investment advisory services such as stocks, mutual funds, bonds, alternative investment products, fixed income products, and forex products for individuals. "
target parent: ORIX Corporation
target: ORIX Securities Coporation
ORIX Securities Corporation assists corporate clients with initial public offering and capital market fund management in addition to operating retail investor-oriented online services such as the discount brokerage "ORIX Online" and foreign exchange margin brokerage "ORIX FX".
price ($mm)
$275
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closed 12/1/2005 via PR Newswire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired BrownCo

synopsis: E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation ET today announced it has completed the acquisition of BrownCo, an online brokerage service of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*Trade Financial family of companies provide financial services including brokerage, banking and lending for retail, corporate and institutional customers. Securities products and services are offered by E*Trade Securities LLC (Member NASD/SIPC). "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: BrownCo
BrownCo is an online investment brokerage for experienced investors. Provides stock trading, mutual funds, free quotes, equity market orders, IRAs, and more.
price ($mm)
$1,600
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closed 1/25/2006 via PR Newswire

Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired TD Waterhouse

synopsis: TD Bank Financial Group has completed the sale of TD Waterhouse USA to Ameritrade Holding Corporation, creating the combined company, TD Ameritrade. In connection with the transaction, TD Waterhouse Canada has acquired 100% of Ameritrade's Canadian brokerage operations.
buyer: Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$5,872.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. "
target parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
target: TD Waterhouse
TD Waterhouse provides investors with a broad range of brokerage, mutual fund, banking products and services on an integrated basis. As you browse through our Web site, we invite you to read about our Products & Services.
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closed 8/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Zecco merged with TradeKing,

synopsis: TradeKing and Zecco, two innovators in the online brokerage industry, announced the merger of the two firms has officially closed. Zecco is an online brokerage site for stock, options, and forex traders. Zecco Trading is an online stock brokerage that offers low cost stock trades and low cost options trades.
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: Zecco
Zecco is an online brokerage site for stock, options, and forex traders. Zecco Trading is an online stock brokerage that offers low cost stock trades and low cost options trades. Zecco provides low commission rates, free research and tools, and customer service.
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closed 11/19/2007 via BusinessWire

ING DIRECT USA, acquired ShareBuilder Corporation

synopsis: ING DIRECT USA, the nation’s largest direct bank has completed its acquisition of ShareBuilder Corporation, a privately-held Seattle-based online financial services company. The acquisition will add cost-effective, simple investment options to ING DIRECT’s consumer product offerings.
buyer parent: ING Group NV
buyer: ING DIRECT USA
ING DIRECT, the nation’s largest direct bank and fourth-largest thrift, is dedicated to inspiring Americans to become a nation of savers. Since its inception in 2000, more than 6 million Americans have entrusted their savings with ING DIRECT, building the bank to $77 billion in assets. "
target: ShareBuilder Corporation
ShareBuilder Securities Corporation is an online brokerage designed for long-term investing. The company's vision is to increase the personal savings rate of the average American by helping people build and manage wealth over the long term.
price ($mm)
$220
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closed 1/24/2007 via PR Newswire

optionsXpress Holdings, Inc., acquired XPressTrade, LLC

synopsis: optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. has completed the acquisition of XpressTrade, LLC, for approximately $37 million. XpressTrade, also based in Chicago, is a leading Internet-based futures and foreign exchange broker, which offers self-directed retail customers, 24-hour access to 25 exchanges and over 300 futures products worldwide.
buyer: optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (OXPS:$231.44)
optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. provides innovative securities brokerage products and services for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution. Through its subsidiaries optionsXpress, Inc., and brokersXpress LLC the company offers a wide range of investor tools. "
target: XPressTrade, LLC
XpressTrade was formed with an emphasis on investor education, high-touch customer service and an easy-to-use interface. XpressTrade has achieved average annual revenue growth of 70% and pretax income growth of 77% since 2003. Customer assets have almost tripled over the same period.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
4.7x
closed 3/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Axos Financial, Inc, acquired WiseBanyan

synopsis: Axos Financial, the holding company for Axos Bank which provides financing for residential properties and businesses, has acquired WiseBanyan, the world’s first free financial advisor. WiseBanyan empowers its clients to start managing their money early and provides the best advice for them.
buyer: Axos Financial, Inc (AX:$430.32)
Axos Financial, Inc. is the holding company for Axos Bank, a nationwide bank that provides financing for single and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables. "
target: WiseBanyan
WiseBanyan is the world’s first free financial advisor. By having no minimum requirements to start and not earning money based off its clients' assets under management, WiseBanyan empowers its clients to start earlier and provide the best advice after they do.
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closed 3/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

BinckBank, acquired Pritle

synopsis: Dutch robo-advisor Pritle has been acquired by BinckBank. Founded by former ABN Amro executive Thomas Bunnick, Pritle helps users to define and track their financial operations through automatic portfolio re-balancing and personalised recommendations. Pritle is a new modern, simple to use online wealth manager.
buyer: BinckBank (:$186.53)
BinckBank is the largest independent Dutch online bank for investors. BinckBank operates as an online bank for investors and savers by offering online financial services provided by its central European IT platform. "
target: Pritle
Pritle is a new modern, simple to use online wealth manager to help users get more out of their money. Founded by former ABN Amro executive Thomas Bunnick, Pritle helps users to define and track their financial operations through automatic portfolio re-balancing and personalised recommendations.
price ($mm)
$13
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announced 3/26/2015 via PR Newswire

Northwestern Mutual, will acquire LearnVest

synopsis: Northwestern Mutual has announced that it will acquire LearnVest™, a leader in online financial planning and client experience technology. LearnVest is one of the fastest-growing financial planning platforms in America. Through the comprehensive LearnVest Program, LearnVest helps thousands of households nationwide take control of their money.
buyer: Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. With more than $1.5 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.3 million people. "
target: LearnVest
LearnVest is one of the fastest-growing financial planning platforms in America. Through the comprehensive and dynamic LearnVest Program, LearnVest helps thousands of households nationwide take control of their money.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Scripbox, acquired Upwardly

synopsis: Scripbox, India's most trusted online investment service, has acquired Upwardly, an Indian financial advisory platform. Upwardly provides an easy-to-use investment platform that allows their users to fulfill their desires, aspirations, and dreams. Upwardly cherry picks the best mutual funds and makes it extremely convenient for users to invest.
buyer: Scripbox
Scripbox is India's most trusted online investment service. Scripbox makes investing in mutual funds easy. Scripbox allows users to start investing to grow their wealth and save money for their life goals. Their platform scientifically selects the best equity or debt mutual funds for their users. "
target: Upwardly
Upwardly is an Indian financial advisory platform. Upwardly provides an easy-to-use, tech-driven investment platform that allows their users to fulfill their desires, aspirations, and dreams. Upwardly cherry picks the best mutual funds and makes it extremely convenient for users to invest.
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closed 10/6/2005 via PR Newswire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired Harrisdirect

synopsis: E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation ET today announced it has completed the acquisition of the US-based online brokerage operations of Harrisdirect from BMO Financial Group.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*Trade Financial family of companies provide financial services including brokerage, banking and lending for retail, corporate and institutional customers. Securities products and services are offered by E*Trade Securities LLC (Member NASD/SIPC). "
target parent: BMO Financial Group
target: Harrisdirect
Harrisdirect is an industry-leading provider of electronic brokerage & related investment services for self-directed investors. Its platform enables you to buy and sell stocks, bonds, options & mutual funds online at Investment Centers nationwide. They also deliver a menu of online planning tools.
price ($mm)
$700
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Ticker: OTCPK:APTY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: BLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. They help clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares®, and more.
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rev ($mm)
$13,880.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,602.00
EBIT ($mm)
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0
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Ticker: MKTX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
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$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: FXIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forex International Trading Corp.
Forex International Trading Corp.
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Ticker: AIM:BRY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brady plc
Brady plc
Brady plc is the leading provider of software solutions for global commodity trading. They offer a choice of trading and risk management applications designed to enable producers, financial organisations and trading companies to manage their commodity transactions in an integrated solution.
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rev ($mm)
$39.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.47)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: GB:FFA.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FFastFill plc
FFastFill plc
FFastFill is the leading provider of Software as a Service to the global derivatives community, using the latest developments in technology to automate trade flow processes across a firm's front, middle and back offices.
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$24.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.69
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$2.90
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Ticker: ASX:REV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real Estate Investar
Real Estate Investar
Real Estate Investar is an Australian provider of products and services for property investors. Real Estate Investar helps people to find, analyse and track investment properties. Their platform provides users with all the tools, data and information they need to invest in property successfully.
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$0.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.38)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.63)
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Ticker: MORN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
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rev ($mm)
$1,244.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.90
EBIT ($mm)
$184.60
Net Income ($mm)
$142.70
Employees
6896
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Ticker: TSXV:ALY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AnalytixInsight
AnalytixInsight
AnalytixInsight Inc's Big Data Analytics platform helps transform data into narratives. Their flagship product Capital Cube provides high-quality financial research and content for investors, information providers, finance portals and media.
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$1.66
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: PNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The PNC Financial Services Group
The PNC Financial Services Group
PNC Financial Services Group is one of the nation's largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking; wealth management; asset management and global fund services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15,560.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$4,283.00
Employees
50683
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Ticker: FITB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $112 billion in assets and operates 16 affiliates with 1,311 full-service Banking Centers, including 103 Bank Mart locations.
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rev ($mm)
$6,594.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,576.00
Employees
20798
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Ticker: HRB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
H & R Block, Inc.
H & R Block, Inc.
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$3,094.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.49
EBIT ($mm)
$615.79
Net Income ($mm)
$422.51
Employees
2700
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Ticker: FACT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Albany Companies, Inc.
Founded in 1953, First Albany remains one of the few institutionally-focused and independent investment banks in the United States. The businesses of First Albany Companies share an entrepreneurial, boutique culture in which client satisfaction and personal and firm-wide accountability are our guide
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$18.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($159.17)
EBIT ($mm)
($179.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
189
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