Like Incentive Lab

closed 10/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Institutional Shareholder Services, acquired Incentive Lab

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, announced the acquisition of the business of Incentive Lab, a data and analytics firm developing innovative solutions for addressing the increased complexity and unpredictability of executive compensation.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. "
target: Incentive Lab
Incentive Lab is unique among providers of executive compensation data and analytics, offering detailed and comparable data on incentive awards, full details on performance metrics, goals, and structures, and a host of other data such as vesting schedules.
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closed 2/21/2018 via CNW Group

Solium Capital Inc., acquired Advanced-HR, Inc.

synopsis: Solium Capital Inc., the leading global provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) for equity administration, financial reporting and compliance, has acquired Advanced-HR, the leading provider of cloud-based compensation data and compensation planning software for private and venture backed companies.
buyer: Solium Capital Inc. (TSX:SUM:$104.55)
Solium Capital Inc. provides cloud-enabled services for global equity administration, financial reporting and compliance. Headquartered in Canada, they also have offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Australia. "
target: Advanced-HR, Inc.
Advanced-HR is a leading provider of cloud-based compensation data and compensation planning software for private and venture backed companies. Their OptionDriver software helps businesses develop, customize and manage the perfect compensation plan for their company.
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closed 4/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

PayScale, acquired MarketPay

synopsis: Seattle-based PayScale has acquired fellow compensation tracker MarketPay. Denver-based MarketPay, which will maintain its offices in the city, developed a software system that helps large companies look at a broad range of market surveys about compensation to decide what to pay employees.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: PayScale
PayScale, Inc. provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market salaries through its online tools and software. PayScale’s products are powered by innovative algorithms that dynamically acquire, analyze and aggregate compensation information for millions of individuals in real-time. "
target: MarketPay
Denver-based MarketPay develops a software system that helps large companies look at a broad range of market surveys about compensation to decide what to pay employees. It has about 650 customers, including 200 in the Fortune 1000.
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closed 1/7/2016 via Market Wire

H.I.G. Capital, Prudential Capital Group, acquired Salary.com

synopsis: Salary.com, the technology leader in employee compensation data, software and services, announced that it has been acquired from IBM by its founding team. The original team, in partnership with co-investors H.I.G. Capital and Prudential Capital Group, have reacquired Salary.com from IBM, along with related compensation offerings.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Prudential Capital Group
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with more than $19 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies. "
target parent: IBM
target: Salary.com
Salary.com is a leading provider of on-demand compensation and talent management solutions. Salary.com's software applications and proprietary content help executives, line managers and compensation professionals automate, streamline and optimize critical talent management processes.
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closed 10/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Salary.com merged with Kenexa Corporation,

synopsis: Kenexa Corporation completed its previously announced acquisition of Salary.com, Inc.. As a result of the merger, Salary.com is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kenexa. Salary.com provides on-demand compensation software that helps businesses and individuals manage pay and performance.
buyer: Kenexa Corporation (KNXA:$282.94)
Kenexa® provides business solutions for human resources. They help global organizations multiply business success by identifying the best individuals for every job and fostering optimal work environments for every organization. "
target: Salary.com
Salary.com is a leading provider of on-demand compensation and talent management solutions. Salary.com's software applications and proprietary content help executives, line managers and compensation professionals automate, streamline and optimize critical talent management processes.
price ($mm)[EV]
$79 [$73]
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$46
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1.6x
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closed 5/16/2007 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired TALX Corporation

synopsis: Equifax Inc. has completed the acquisition of TALX Corporation following approval of the transaction by TALX shareholders and satisfaction of all other closing conditions of the merger agreement.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,415.20)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data. "
target: TALX Corporation
TALX Corporation is a leading provider of HR and payroll-related services and in automated employment and income verification as well as unemployment tax management. TALX provides over 9,000 clients with Web-based services focused in three employment- related areas.
price ($mm)
$1,401
rev ($mm)
$257
EBITDA ($mm)
$87
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5.5x
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16.1x
closed 2/8/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

SMBG Eduniversal S.A., acquired Alinea

synopsis: SMBG Eduniversal, a specialist in rating higher education programs, has announced the acquisition of Alinea.Net. Alinea.Net provides headhunters a database of contacts.
buyer: SMBG Eduniversal S.A.
SMBG-EDUNIVERSAL is a counselling and International Rating Agency specialised in the Higher Education Sector. Since 2002, SMBG-EDUNIVERSAL has been publishing a ranking of the Best Masters and MBAs in France. "
target: Alinea
Alinea.net allows recruitment agencies to access a database of professionals. Since 1997, headhunters have utilize Alinea.net for contacts.
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closed 12/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Mercer, LLC, acquired Denarius

synopsis: Mercer announced that it has acquired Denarius, a leading compensation and benefits survey and information products consulting firm based in Santiago, Chile. The acquisition further strengthens Mercer’s capabilities in Chile, building upon strong relationships the firm has with multinationals.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset–their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries."
target: Denarius
Denarius is a company specialized in highly analytical and reliable high-level compensation surveys. Denarius has been very successful and is the leading company providing data on compensation of top executives in terms of sample size.
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closed 8/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Salary.com, acquired ITG Competency Group

synopsis: Salary.com, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand compensation management solutions, has closed the asset purchase of ITG Competency Group of Princeton, New Jersey, effective August 3, 2007. As part of the transaction, Salary.com paid $1.5 million in cash and $500,000 in Salary.com stock.
buyer: Salary.com (SLRY:$0.00)
Salary.com is a leading provider of on-demand compensation management solutions helping businesses and individuals manage pay and performance. Salary.com provides companies of all sizes comprehensive on-demand software applications. "
target: ITG Competency Group
ITG is a pioneer in competency management, offering a unique combination of off-the-shelf competency models and implementation services designed to accelerate performance or learning management initiative.
price ($mm)
$1.75
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closed 4/24/2006 via BusinessWire

Med Advantage, purchased NCVO Credentialing Arm from TriZetto Group, Inc.

synopsis: Med Advantage, a leading provider of data and credentialing services, announced it has acquired the NCVO(R) Credentialing Verification Organization of The TriZetto Group, Inc. This is the fourth (4th) acquisition that Med Advantage has completed in the past several years.
buyer: Med Advantage
Med Advantage is a leading provider of Credentialing and Data integration services. Working with Med Advantage, companies improve and reduce the cost of credentialing by integrating the automated services. "
seller: TriZetto Group, Inc.
TriZetto is Powering Integrated Healthcare Management™. The company provides premier information technology solutions that enable payers and other constituents in the healthcare supply chain to improve the coordination of benefits and care for healthcare consumers.
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closed 4/1/2004 via BusinessWire

TALX Corporation, acquired The Sheakley Group

synopsis: TALX Corporation (NASDAQ:TALX) said it completed the previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the unemployment cost management and employment verification businesses of The Sheakley Group of Companies for approximately $39 million.
buyer parent: Equifax, Inc.
buyer: TALX Corporation
TALX Corporation is a leading provider of HR and payroll-related services and in automated employment and income verification as well as unemployment tax management. TALX provides over 9,000 clients with Web-based services focused in three employment- related areas. "
target: The Sheakley Group
The Sheakley Group of Companies is a national consulting firm specializing in cost control for mandated and voluntary employee benefit programs and other human resource cost containment areas.
price ($mm)
$39
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$18
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2.2x
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closed 5/27/2019 via PR Newswire

The Academy to Innovate HR, acquired Digital HR Tech

synopsis: The Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR), a company that offers world-class, online education programs for HR professionals, has acquired Digital HR Tech, the leading blog on Digital Human Resources and HR Technology.
buyer: The Academy to Innovate HR
The Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR) was founded in 2016. At AIHR, it is their mission to make HR future-proof by offering world-class, online education programs available anywhere, anytime. HR professionals committed to life-long learning can expand their skill set with relevant and in-demand skills. "
target: Digital HR Tech
Digital HR Tech is one of the largest HR blogs in the world, attracting 65,000 pageviews per month. The blog covers digital HR and HR technology-related topics. It provides high-quality articles and video content about the latest developments in HR tech, best practices and the future of work.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Ceridian Corporation, acquired Paysa

synopsis: Ceridian, a global human capital management cloud-based technology company, announced its acquisition of certain intellectual property assets, including paysa.com, from Paysa. Paysa’s machine learning model allows employers to compare their internal job scales with local market rates when posting jobs and during compensation merit cycles.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Ceridian Corporation (:$778.60)
Ceridian is a leading global business services and software solutions company. From workforce management and benefits to productivity and payroll solutions, Ceridian helps organizations maximize their human, financial and technology resources. "
target: Paysa
Paysa’s machine learning model allows employers to compare their internal job scales with local market rates when posting jobs and during compensation merit cycles. Paysa.com empowers employees to explore salaries across companies, jobs, and locations.
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announced 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Elmo Talent Management Software, will acquire Quinntessential Marketing Consulting Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Talent management software vendor ELMO announced it will acquire Quinntessential Marketing Consulting, the developer of PeoplePulse and LiveSalary. PeoplePulse is an online survey software that offers businesses the ability to design and deploy survey questionnaires to their workforce. LiveSalary is an online database of professional salaries.
buyer: Elmo Talent Management Software (ASX:ELO:$18.95)
ELMO operates in the HCM software market. HCM software solutions are used to support and automate HR related processes at various stages of an employee’s lifecycle, including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, learning and development, succession planning and employee administration. "
target: Quinntessential Marketing Consulting Pty Ltd.
Quinntessential Marketing designs and markets technology-based subscription products and services, with a focus on the HR & Employment Sector. Quinntessential has two core product offerings - PeoplePulse, a popular online survey software, and LiveSalary, an online salary comparison portal.
price ($mm)
$7.66
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$3
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closed 4/23/2014 via PR Web

Xceptional HR Consulting, LLC, acquired The Recruiters Lounge

synopsis: Blogging4Jobs announces the acquisition of The Recruiters Lounge which began publishing in January 2005 and provides information and insights into the wacky world of employment with news, articles, comics, videos, podcasts and more under the management of Jim Stroud.
buyer: Xceptional HR Consulting, LLC
Xceptional HR is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and provides consulting services to locally and nationally. Their clients range from entrepreneurs, small business, to large corporations, and everything in between. "
target: The Recruiters Lounge
The Recruiters Lounge began in 2005 and is a blog that explores the world of employment with news, articles, comics, videos, podcasts and more. Their conversations here focus on recruiting, sourcing and job searching.
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closed 10/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Institutional Shareholder Services, acquired Incentive Lab

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, announced the acquisition of the business of Incentive Lab, a data and analytics firm developing innovative solutions for addressing the increased complexity and unpredictability of executive compensation.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. "
target: Incentive Lab
Incentive Lab is unique among providers of executive compensation data and analytics, offering detailed and comparable data on incentive awards, full details on performance metrics, goals, and structures, and a host of other data such as vesting schedules.
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closed 10/27/2017 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired Institutional Shareholder Services

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., a leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions to financial market participants, announced that Genstar Capital has completed the acquisition of ISS from Vestar Capital Partners, a leading U.S. middle-market private equity firm.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies for nearly 30 years. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers.
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closed 8/17/2016 via PE Hub

Institutional Shareholder Services, acquired iiWisdom, LLC

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of proxy advisory, corporate governance and responsible investment solutions to financial market participants, announced the acquisition of iiWisdom’s business of providing interactive governance solutions which build connectivity between public companies and institutional investors.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. "
target: iiWisdom, LLC
iiWisdom is a provider of interactive governance solutions. iiWisdom’s interactive governance platform transforms company proxy and governance data into sophisticated communications solutions.
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closed 10/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Institutional Shareholder Services, acquired Incentive Lab

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, announced the acquisition of the business of Incentive Lab, a data and analytics firm developing innovative solutions for addressing the increased complexity and unpredictability of executive compensation.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. "
target: Incentive Lab
Incentive Lab is unique among providers of executive compensation data and analytics, offering detailed and comparable data on incentive awards, full details on performance metrics, goals, and structures, and a host of other data such as vesting schedules.
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closed 4/30/2014 via BusinessWire

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Institutional Shareholder Services

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS"), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, has been acquired by Vestar Capital Partners. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading U.S. middle market private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. Vestar invests and collaborates with incumbent management teams and private owners to build long-term enterprise value. "
target parent: MSCI Inc.
target: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") is the world's leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide.
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$367
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closed 1/11/2007 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc., acquired Institutional Shareholder Services

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group, the leading financial risk management firm, has completed its acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.. ISS is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions to the institutional investor community. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: Institutional Shareholder Services
ISS is the world's leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide.
price ($mm)
$553
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$105
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$29
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19.1x
closed 6/22/2005 via PR Newswire

Institutional Shareholder Services, acquired Proxy Australia

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the world's leading provider of proxy voting and corporate governance solutions, today announced that it has acquired Australia's leading specialist corporate governance research firm, Proxy Australia.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Institutional Shareholder Services
ISS is the world's leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide. "
target: Proxy Australia
Proxy Australia delivers governance information and analysis on S&P/ASX 200 entities for institutional investors. The firm currently covers over 200 Australian and 20 New Zealand companies and offers a database of five years of governance data on S&P/ASX 200 companies.
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closed 10/27/2017 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired Institutional Shareholder Services

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., a leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions to financial market participants, announced that Genstar Capital has completed the acquisition of ISS from Vestar Capital Partners, a leading U.S. middle-market private equity firm.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies for nearly 30 years. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers.
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$720
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closed 4/30/2014 via BusinessWire

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Institutional Shareholder Services

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS"), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, has been acquired by Vestar Capital Partners. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading U.S. middle market private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. Vestar invests and collaborates with incumbent management teams and private owners to build long-term enterprise value. "
target parent: MSCI Inc.
target: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") is the world's leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide.
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closed 12/19/2011 via GlobeNewswire

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., acquired RapiData LLC

synopsis: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. has acquired the business of RapiData, a provider of machine-readable economic news to trading firms and financial institutions. With this acquisition, NASDAQ OMX will deliver U.S. government and other economic news directly from the source to customers interested in receiving information in an electronic feed.
buyer: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,199.00)
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,500 listed companies. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: RapiData LLC
RapiData LLC is a premier provider of key economic data to today's most sophisticated and time-sensitive market participants. Unlike its competitors, RapiData is a boutique firm with one product - RapiData, and it is focused on staying cutting-edge in order to maintain an edge for its clients.
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cancelled 11/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

Kensington Leasing, Ltd., cancelled an acquisition of WealthMakers, Ltd.

synopsis: Kensington Leasing, Ltd. cancelled the acquisition of Wealthmakers Ltd.
buyer: Kensington Leasing, Ltd. (KNSL:$0.00)
Kensington Leasing, Ltd. is a development stage company and intends to lease specialized computer equipment and provide support services for professionals. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Redlands, California. "
target: WealthMakers, Ltd.
WealthMakers is a web-based predictive research technology company that connects to automated trading platforms for stocks, indexes, bonds, options, commodities and currencies and can trade in up to 80 markets around the world in a single universal account provided by a leading online broker.
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$16
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announced 8/9/2010 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, will acquire Arete Consulting, Ltd.

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the international publishing, events and electronic information group, has agreed to acquire Arete Consulting Limited, the world’s leading database of retail structured investment products. The acquisition is in line with Euromoney’s strategy of investing in high-growth online subscription data businesses.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is a leading international business-to-business media group focused primarily on the international finance, metals and commodities sectors. It publishes more than 70 titles, including Euromoney, Institutional Investor, and Metal Bulletin. "
target: Arete Consulting, Ltd.
Arete Consulting is a specialist firm providing consultancy and training services to large multinational financial service companies. Arete Consulting also owns and runs the website StructuredRetailProducts.com, the leading online information source for the structured products market.
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$9.79
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closed 1/11/2007 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc., acquired Institutional Shareholder Services

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group, the leading financial risk management firm, has completed its acquisition of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.. ISS is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions to the institutional investor community. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: Institutional Shareholder Services
ISS is the world's leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide.
price ($mm)
$553
rev ($mm)
$105
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$29
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5.3x
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19.1x
closed 11/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Morgan Group Holding Co., acquired G.research, LLC

synopsis: Morgan Group Holding Co. announced the completion of its acquisition of G.research, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated Capital Group. G.Research is an institutional research and brokerage firm. They publish on approximately 250 companies globally with an emphasis on small & mid-cap ideas.
buyer: Morgan Group Holding Co. (OTCPK:MGHL:$0.00)
Morgan Group Holding Company is a publicly traded fully reporting holding company with no operating businesses. They are actively pursuing business opportunities primarily in, but not limited to, the US manufacturing sector with EBITDA of $5-$20 million. "
target parent: Associated Capital Group
target: G.research, LLC
G.Research is an institutional research and brokerage firm. They publish on approximately 250 companies globally with an emphasis on small & mid-cap ideas.
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closed 5/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Liquidnet, Inc., acquired RSRCHXchange

synopsis: Liquidnet announced that it has acquired RSRCHXchange, a leading marketplace and aggregator for institutional research. RSRCHXchange’s research marketplace and distribution network digitizes massive amounts of content and provides a centralized, cloud-based hub that allows providers to deliver research, and asset managers to efficiently source it.
buyer: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network. Liquidnet's network spans 46 markets across six continents and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers. "
target: RSRCHXchange
RSRCHXchange is the award-winning marketplace and aggregator for institutional research. The RSRCHX platform enables asset management firms to read, purchase and monitor research and analyst interactions from banks, brokers & boutique providers in a more efficient and transparent way.
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announced 12/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Trading Central SA, will acquire Recognia

synopsis: Trading Central, a global leader in technical analysis research, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Recognia Inc., a global leader in automated quantitative analysis and engagement solutions. The transaction enables Recognia and Trading Central to create a global leader in technical and quantitative analysis solutions.
buyer: Trading Central SA
Trading Central is a leading investment research provider to financial market professionals. Their technical strategies cover equity, index, fixed-income, forex and commodities markets. "
target: Recognia
Recognia is a global leader in automated quantitative analysis and engagement solutions for retail online brokers and institutions and their 20+ million investors and traders. Recognia’s product suite increases user engagement by offering dynamic and action-oriented trading ideas.
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announced 5/10/2016 via BusinessWire

Leucadia National Corp, will acquire Majestic Research, LLC

synopsis: Leucadia National Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ITG Investment Research, LLC (formerly known as Majestic Research) from Investment Technology Group (“ITG”). ITG Investment Research is a leading provider of big data analytics and research to institutional, corporate, and private equity clients.
buyer: Leucadia National Corp (LUK:$10,512.84)
Leucadia National Corporation is a financial services holding company principally engaged in providing commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, banking and lending services; manufacture of plastic netting; own and operate gold mines; provide real estate investment trust services. "
target parent: Investment Technology Group, Inc.
target: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with their innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data.
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closed 9/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Covenant Review

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, announced that it has made an equity investment in Covenant Review, LLC. Covenant Review provides institutional investors and other bond and loan market participants with unparalleled understanding of the legal documentation governing their securities investments.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector spectrum. "
target: Covenant Review
Covenant Review, LLC conducts research on corporate bond covenants. It maintains a proprietary database of research reports on bond covenants. The company caters to mutual funds, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, and institutional asset managers.
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closed 9/23/2013 via BusinessWire

FXCM Inc., acquired Faros Trading LLC

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, or FX, trading and related services worldwide, announced that it has acquired a 50.1% controlling interest in Faros Trading LLC. Faros Trading is a global leader in foreign exchange intelligence, market coverage, and execution services to the institutional foreign exchange market.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: Faros Trading LLC
Faros Trading is the global leader in foreign exchange intelligence, market coverage, and execution services. Their clients are hedge funds, real money investors, reserve managers, corporations, and family offices.
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closed 5/31/2011 via PR Newswire

Ticonderoga Securities, LLC., acquired Soleil Securities Corporation

synopsis: Ticonderoga Securities LLC announced that it has completed its acquisition of Soleil Securities Corporation, an institutional research, sales and trading firm that provides a wide array of services to the asset management community.
buyer: Ticonderoga Securities, LLC.
Ticonderoga Securities specializes in US domestic equity trading, equity research, equity derivative execution and research, international market making and risk arbitrage. "
target: Soleil Securities Corporation
Soleil Securities Corporation is an institutional research, sales and trading firm that provides a wide array of services to the asset management community. Soleil provides equity research on over 200 stocks and also provides macro-economic and Washington policy research.
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closed 10/25/2010 via PR Newswire

Investment Technology Group, Inc., acquired Majestic Research, LLC

synopsis: Investment Technology Group, Inc., a leading agency broker and financial technology firm, announced that it has acquired Majestic Research Corp., an independent provider of data-driven equity research for the institutional investment community. Going forward, Majestic will be known as ITG Investment Research.
buyer: Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG:$505.52)
Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG), is an independent agency research broker that partners with asset managers globally to improve performance throughout the investment process. ITG is a leader in electronic trading since launching the POSIT® crossing network in 1987. "
target: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with our innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data.
price ($mm)
$53
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announced 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

IRESS Market Technology Limited, will acquire INET BFA

synopsis: IRESS, a principal supplier of sophisticated share market and wealth management systems, is acquiring INET BFA, Africa’s leading provider of financial data feeds and analysis tools. They cover African and global share prices, as well as company information including annual reports, financial statements and more.
buyer: IRESS Market Technology Limited (ASX:IRE:$324.32)
IRESS is a principal supplier of sophisticated share market and wealth management systems around the world. Innovative and extensive, IRESS solutions deliver streamlined data and workflow to financial markets and wealth management professionals. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: INET BFA
INET BFA is Africa’s leading provider of financial data feeds and analysis tools. They cover African and global share prices, as well as company information including annual reports, financial statements and more.
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closed 5/4/2015 via PE Hub

Asset International, Inc., acquired Intelligent Financial Systems

synopsis: Asset International, Inc., a leading provider of data, information and marketing solutions to the global asset management industry, has acquired Intelligent Financial Systems, a London-based provider of financial market data research and trade execution quality analysis to banks, brokers, asset managers and trading venues.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International (AI) provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers. "
target: Intelligent Financial Systems
Intelligent Financial Systems is a London based software company providing a range of real time and historical market data analysis services. They offer a suite of services focused on analysing execution quality, transaction costs analysis and pre-trade cost prediction for Europe’s equity markets.
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announced 6/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Markit Group Ltd., will acquire Prism Valuation

synopsis: Markit, a leading global provider of financial information services, announced that it has agreed to acquire Prism Valuation a leading provider of independent valuation and risk analysis of derivatives and structured products.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors and insurance companies. "
target: Prism Valuation
Prism Valuation Corp. is a leading provider of independent valuations and risk analysis services for OTC derivatives and structured products to financial institutions. Founded in 2006, Prism Valuation is headquartered in Toronto with 38 employees and offices in London and Melbourne.
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closed 6/8/2011 via PR Newswire

Investment Technology Group, Inc., acquired Ross Smith Energy Group

synopsis: ITG Inc., a leading agency research broker and financial technology firm, announced that it has acquired Ross Smith Energy Group ("RSEG"), an independent provider of research on the oil and gas industry. RSEG will be rebranded as ITG Investment Research and the research offering will be an integrated part of the ITG platform.
buyer: Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG:$505.52)
Investment Technology Group is an independent agency research broker that partners with asset managers globally to improve performance throughout the investment process. It delivers high quality institutional liquidity, execution services, analytical tools, and proprietary research insights. "
target: Ross Smith Energy Group
The Ross Smith Energy Group provides insight that supports better investment decisions. Their investor clients include those sophisticated in energy, new to energy, long-only, long-and-short, buy-and-hold, hedge funds, equity, debt and asset owners.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$15
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2.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/30/2016 via Reuters

IG Group Holdings Plc, will acquire DailyFX.com

synopsis: IG Group, an online trading company, said it had agreed to buy news and research portal DailyFX and its associated assets from FXCM Inc, a U.S. retail broker. Upon completion, the DailyFX business along with its web domains, source code, content and 34 employees will be transferred to IG Group. The deal is expected to close by the end of October.
buyer: IG Group Holdings Plc (LSE:IGG:$625.12)
IG Group Holdings plc is a world leader in financial derivatives trading and sports betting. They are the parent company of IG Index - the UK's largest and longest-running spread betting business – and offer sports and financial products to retail and professional clients. "
target parent: FXCM Inc.
target: DailyFX.com
DailyFX.com, the free news and research website of FXCM, is one of the world's leading news sources for the currency trading community. DailyFX provides analysis of market moves, explaining economic, political, and technical factors driving the market.
price ($mm)
$36
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closed 8/4/2011 via Market Wire

Sabrient Systems, LLC, purchased Qualitative Research Unit from Gradient Analytics

synopsis: Sabrient Systems announces the acquisition of selected assets of Gradient Analytics, including the use of the brand "Gradient Analytics." The business unit acquired by Sabrient will deliver analyst-driven research and services via Earnings Quality Analytics, Equity Incentive Analytics, Gradient International and Gradient Consulting.
buyer: Sabrient Systems, LLC
Sabrient Systems, LLC is an independent equity research firm that specializes in custom strategies using quantitative modeling to rank stocks for Alpha generation, risk measurement and creation of unique indexes tracked by exchange-traded funds (ETFs). "
seller: Gradient Analytics
Gradient Analytics, Inc. is an independent research firm providing analyst-written research work on Global Equities (Earnings Quality Analytics, Equity Incentive Analytics and Gradient International) and Consulting services for institutional clients.
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