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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
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$26
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0.6x
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announced 8/6/2018 via Company Press Release

AxiCorp, will acquire One Financial Markets

synopsis: Australian-owned Forex (FX) and Contracts For Difference (CFD) trading provider AxiCorp has announced that it will acquire UK-headquartered One Financial Markets (OFM). OFM is an award-winning global online broker providing trading facilities for retail and institutional investors.
buyer: AxiCorp
AxiCorp is a leading global provider of margin and deliverable Foreign Exchange, Contracts For Difference (CFDs) and Financial Spread betting. Their major brands are AxiTrader, AxiPrime, AxiSelect and AxiForex. They offer fully regulated Retail and Institutional trading. "
target parent: KBBO Group
target: One Financial Markets
One Financial Markets is a global, award winning, online broker providing 24/5 trading facilities to retail and institutional investors in forex and CFDs on indices, commodities, energies, bonds and futures.
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announced 7/1/2015 via Reuters

Playtech plc, will acquire Ava Trade

synopsis: Playtech Plc said it has agreed to buy currency trading platform Ava Trade for $105 million to expand its online trading platform. AvaTrade is one of the world’s most popular and trusted online FX and CFD brokers, delivering the best forex trading experience for novice and expert traders alike.
buyer: Playtech plc (LSE:PTEC:$921.30)
Playtech is an online gaming software supplier, offering cutting-edge solutions to the industry's leading operators. Its approach has been centered on the continual development of best-of-breed gaming products and content, and its success built upon strong partnerships with our licensees. "
target: Ava Trade
AvaTrade’s user-oriented perspective, combined with financial backing, is unique in the field of online trading. AvaTrade has created the optimal trading environment for every trader. AvaTrade’s scope includes a spectrum of trading instruments including Forex, stocks, commodities and indices.
price ($mm)
$105
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
4.3x
announced 6/1/2015 via Reuters

Playtech plc, will acquire Plus500

synopsis: Playtech Plc, the online gaming company, has agreed to buy Plus500, an online trading platform for retail customers to trade CFDs internationally over more than 1,900 different underlying global financial instruments comprising equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, indices and commodities.
buyer: Playtech plc (LSE:PTEC:$921.30)
Playtech is the world's largest online gaming software supplier, offering cutting-edge, value added solutions to the industry's leading operators. Since Playtech's inception in 1999, its approach has been centered on the continual development of best-of-breed gaming products and content. "
target: Plus500 (AIM:PLUS:$221.48)
Plus500 has developed and operates an online trading platform for retail customers to trade CFDs internationally over more than 1,900 different underlying global financial instruments comprising equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, indices and commodities.
price ($mm)
$697
rev ($mm)
$221
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/31/2011 via BNC Analysis

FXCM Inc., purchased FXCM Japan from GCI Capital Group

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, or FX, trading and related services, announced that it has acquired the retail FX business of GCI Capital Co. Ltd of Japan, which has been operating under the FXCM Japan brand, for $5 million net of cash received, subject to certain adjustments.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
seller: GCI Capital Group
GCI Capital provides risk capital in Japan and internationally. It offers online foreign currency margin trading services to retail investors. The retail FX business of GCI Capital Co. Ltd of Japan operates under the brand FXCM Japan.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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closed 7/19/2007 via BNC Analysis

Spectrum Equity Investors, purchased a minority stake in Interbank FX

synopsis: Interbank FX, a leading provider of online foreign exchange trading, announced that it has received a $40 million minority equity investment from Spectrum Equity Investors. The investment supports Interbank FX’s agency-execution business model and proprietary technologies, and will further position the company for its next stage of growth.
buyer: Spectrum Equity Investors
Spectrum Equity Investors is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most experienced private equity investors. They have investment professionals that have invested in more than 150 telecommunications, networking, information services, and media businesses. "
target: Interbank FX
Interbank FX, LLC operates as a retail foreign exchange broker. The company provides charting programs; real-time news; phone, online, and email customer support; and educational resources.
price ($mm)
$40
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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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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Flatex, will acquire DEGIRO B.V.

synopsis: flatex Bank AG, a leading online brokerage business in Europe, will acquire DEGIRO BV, one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
buyer: Flatex (DB:FLA:$132.15)
Flatex is a leading online brokerage business in Europe. Flatex provides an affordable and mobile online broker-platform with expert service and advice. Flatex offers trading in all common securities such as shares, funds and ETFs in exchange and over-the-counter trading. "
target: DEGIRO B.V.
DEGIRO is one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
price ($mm)
$279
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

synopsis: LYNX, a Dutch specialist in online investing, has acquired TradersOnly, the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
buyer: Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV
LYNX is a Dutch specialist in online investing. LYNX provides investors with access to more than 100 exchanges in 20 countries through its user-friendly trading platform. The company was founded in 2006 and has been active on the Dutch market since 2007. "
target: TradersOnly BV
TradersOnly is the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
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closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
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closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Ally, acquired TradeKing

synopsis: Ally Financial Inc., one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies, announced that it has acquired TradeKing Group, Inc., a digital wealth management company. TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States.
buyer: Ally (ALLY:$6,494.00)
Ally Financial Inc. is one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies. The company offers a full suite of automotive financing products and services in key markets around the world. "
target: TradeKing
TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States. It offers online trading services in the areas of options, stocks, exchange traded funds, mutual funds, fixed incomes, and foreign exchange funds.
price ($mm)
$275
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closed 11/18/2015 via BusinessWire

TradeKing, acquired MB Trading Holdings, LLC

synopsis: TradeKing Group, Inc., an innovator in online brokerage, today announced that its acquisition of MB Trading has officially closed. With the addition of MB Trading’s renowned trading platform, TradeKing now offers a powerful, active trading experience for the most seasoned traders.
buyer: TradeKing
TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States. It offers online trading services in the areas of options, stocks, exchange traded funds, mutual funds, fixed incomes, and foreign exchange funds. "
target: MB Trading Holdings, LLC
MB Trading is a direct access brokerage firm that develops and markets direct access trading technology to online investors, institutions, and qualified destinations. Using a proprietary order routing system, the company allows investors to trade directly to the NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX markets.
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closed 1/10/2008 via Burlington Free Press

Banks.com, Inc., acquired OnLine Investments, Inc.

synopsis: Banks.com, Inc. a leading financial services focused web property, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Online Investments, Inc., including MyStockFund.com, MyStockFundKids.com and an online broker/dealer with a wide array of products, tools, and services.
buyer: Banks.com, Inc. (BNX:$0.00)
Banks.com is a leading Financial Services portal containing a unique breadth and depth of products and services. Our mission is to bring our users and subscribers the most relevant financial information on the web. "
target: OnLine Investments, Inc.
MyStockFund Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, is the broker-dealer offering the unique securities trading platform. OnLine Investments, Inc. the parent of MyStockFund Securities, Inc. has developed the technology to enable convenient and cost-effective Internet-based investment.
price ($mm)
$1.10
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announced 11/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Charles Schwab Corporation, will acquire TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

synopsis: Charles Schwab is to buy discount brokerage rival TD Ameritrade in an all-stock deal valued at $26 billion. TD Ameritrade is a broker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed income investments.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,784.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. "
target: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$5,872.00)
TD Ameritrade is a broker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed income investments.
price ($mm)
$26,000
rev ($mm)
$5,872
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/19/2018 via Reuters

Saxo Bank, will acquire BinckBank

synopsis: Saxo Bank, a fintech specialist, is to acquire Dutch online bank BinckBank. BinckBank operates as an online bank for investors and savers by offering online financial services provided by its central European IT platform.
buyer: Saxo Bank
The Saxo Group is a fintech specialist, and they provide multi-asset market access and Banking as a Service to clients in 180 countries via cutting-edge technology. They are based in Copenhagen. "
target: BinckBank (:$186.53)
BinckBank is the largest independent Dutch online bank for investors. BinckBank operates as an online bank for investors and savers by offering online financial services provided by its central European IT platform.
price ($mm)
$482
rev ($mm)
$187
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
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closed 9/2/2014 via PR Newswire

tradeMONSTER merged with Options House,

synopsis: OptionsHouse LLC, L.P. and tradeMONSTER Group, Inc., two innovative, Chicago-based leaders in the online brokerage sector, announced the completion of the previously announced transactions to combine the two companies, creating a market leading brokerage for active traders and investors, pending final regulatory approval.
buyer parent: PEAK6 Investments LP
buyer: Options House
At OptionsHouse, their mission is to provide savvy investors in options and stock the power and functionality of traditional software-based trading tools with the portability of an online trading platform through the extensive use of leading edge web technologies. "
target: tradeMONSTER
tradeMONSTER™ is an innovative online brokerage that helps self−directed investors manage their money with the skill and confidence of professionals.
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closed 10/1/2007 via

Scotiabank, acquired TradeFreedom

synopsis: Scotiabank signed a definitive agreement to acquire TradeFreedom Securities Inc., a privately owned and dynamic Canadian online brokerage boutique. The transaction complements product offerings currently available through the Bank's direct investment arm, ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing.
buyer: Scotiabank (TSX:BNS:$14,975.30)
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With more than 58,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12 million customers in some 50 countries around the world. "
target: TradeFreedom
TradeFreedom Securities Inc. is Canada's premier online broker for active traders and investors. Since 1999, we have been providing sophisticated online brokerage services, including instant direct access to equities, options, futures, and forex, through better technology at a better price.
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announced 2/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Alternative Investment Partners, will acquire GO Markets Pty Limited

synopsis: The Board of AIP Global Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an agreement with My First Investments Limited to acquire a controlling interest in Australian-based GO Markets Pty Limited, a leading online financial services business headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
buyer: Alternative Investment Partners
Established in 2002, Alternative Investment Partners is a full-service global investment banking and securities firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, offering fund distribution services and a wide range of sophisticated, value-added investment banking services. "
target: GO Markets Pty Limited
GO Markets is a multi award-winning Australian registered company providing online-based financial services to an extensive client base in Australia and overseas. It offers regulated financial services including Margin FX, Securities and Derivatives.
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closed 10/13/2011 via BusinessWire

FXCM Inc., acquired Foreland Forex Co., Ltd.

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, ("FX"), trading and related services worldwide, announced that its subsidiary FXCM Japan Securities Co., Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Japanese FX broker Foreland Forex Co., Ltd.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
Forex Capital Markets LLC is one of the Largest Forex Dealer Members. More than 125,000 live accounts are traded on FXCM trading platforms. As of January 2009, an average of $500 billion in notional volume is traded each month on FXCM trading platform. "
target: Foreland Forex Co., Ltd.
Foreland Forex Co., Ltd. offers retail foreign exchange services. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
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EV / EBITDA
2.0x
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
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0.6x
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closed 7/19/2007 via BNC Analysis

Spectrum Equity Investors, purchased a minority stake in Interbank FX

synopsis: Interbank FX, a leading provider of online foreign exchange trading, announced that it has received a $40 million minority equity investment from Spectrum Equity Investors. The investment supports Interbank FX’s agency-execution business model and proprietary technologies, and will further position the company for its next stage of growth.
buyer: Spectrum Equity Investors
Spectrum Equity Investors is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most experienced private equity investors. They have investment professionals that have invested in more than 150 telecommunications, networking, information services, and media businesses. "
target: Interbank FX
Interbank FX, LLC operates as a retail foreign exchange broker. The company provides charting programs; real-time news; phone, online, and email customer support; and educational resources.
price ($mm)
$40
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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
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$26
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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
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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 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
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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:$374.92)
Based in Canada, Altus Group is the leading provider of independent advisory services, software, and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry. CRE professionals world-wide have trusted Altus Group to better manage risk, inform decision making, and drive investment performance. "
target: Taliance Group
Based in France, Taliance Group provides cloud-based collaborative business solutions to alternative investment firms globally allowing them to improve their modelling, forecasting and risk management processes in real time.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$5
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4.3x
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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 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:$5,721.00)
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: 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.
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$29
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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:$4,199.00)
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.
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$705
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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:$295.47)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products. "
target parent: The Charles Schwab Corporation
target: Open E Cry, LLC
Open E Cry, based in Powell, OH, is an innovative futures broker offering direct access futures trading through its proprietary software platform, OEC Trader. In addition to futures, OEC clients can also trade forex, options and equities all through the OEC Trader platform.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
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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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 2/15/2007 via

INVESTools, Inc. merged with thinkorswim Group, Inc.,

synopsis: INVESTools Inc., the market leader in fulfilling the lifelong education needs of self-directed investors, and thinkorswim Group Inc., a leading online brokerage platform serving the execution needs of self-directed investors, have signed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies in a transaction valued at approximately $340 million.
buyer: thinkorswim Group, Inc. (:$0.00)
thinkorswim is a leading online brokerage company specializing in options that also offers customers a broad range of products including equities, futures, mutual funds, and bonds. "
target: INVESTools, Inc.
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats.
price ($mm)
$340
rev ($mm)
$45
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire OANDA Corporation

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners (CVC) will acquire all of the outstanding equity of OANDA. OANDA® is a global online retail trading platform, currency data and analytics company. OANDA's award-winning technology enables clients to trade currencies, equity indices, commodities, treasuries and precious metals.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. Founded in 1981, CVC today has a network of 23 offices and approximately 450 employees throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. "
target: OANDA Corporation
OANDA® is a global online retail trading platform, currency data and analytics company. OANDA's award-winning technology and institutional-grade execution across a wide range of asset classes, enables clients to trade currencies, equity indices, commodities, treasuries and precious metals.
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closed 11/19/2014 via Company Press Release

OptionsCity Software, Inc., acquired Optionshop, LLC

synopsis: OptionsCity Software, a global provider of electronic trading solutions for professional futures and options traders, announced the acquisition of Optionshop, a futures-options trading technology company that provides a set of cloud-based APIs to allow businesses to access market data and utilize account management and risk controls.
buyer: OptionsCity Software, Inc.
OptionsCity Software powers the trading, risk management and analytics needs of professional futures and options traders, market-makers and financial institutions worldwide. OptionsCity’s diverse suite of powerful tools includes Metro, its flagship electronic trading and market-making platform. "
target: Optionshop, LLC
Optionshop is dedicated to bringing the best experience of equity options trading platforms to the world of futures options. They offer all GLOBEX products and give individual investors the ability to directly participate in commodity markets without high fees.
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