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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 5/10/2019 via BusinessWire

BlackRock, Inc., acquired eFront

synopsis: BlackRock, a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional & retail clients, has completed the acquisition of eFront, the world’s leading end-to-end alternative investment management software and solutions provider, from private equity firm Bridgepoint and eFront employees.
buyer: BlackRock, Inc. (BLK:$13,880.00)
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional & retail clients. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, & other pooled investment vehicles. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: eFront
eFront, founded in 1999, is based in Paris and is the leading technology provider for managing the alternatives investment lifecycle, from due diligence and portfolio planning, to performance and risk analysis, across a range of alternative asset classes.
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$1,300
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closed 1/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bridgepoint, acquired eFront SA

synopsis: eFront, the leading software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, has been acquired by European private equity investor Bridgepoint. Headquartered in France, eFront provides end-to-end solutions dedicated to the financial services industry, specialising in enterprise risk management and alternative investments.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is one of the most experienced private equity investment firms based in Europe. With a clear, long-term focus on sectors where it can invest in robust middle market companies, it typically acquires businesses valued between €200 million and €1 billion. "
target parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
target: eFront SA
eFront provides end-to-end solutions dedicated to the financial services industry, specialising in enterprise risk management and alternative investments. Its solutions serve some of the largest companies in the private equity, real estate investment, banking and insurance sectors.
price ($mm)
$327
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$80
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$17
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4.1x
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closed 9/23/2011 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners, acquired eFront SA

synopsis: EFR Holdings SAS, an acquisition vehicle controlled by funds affiliated with Francisco Partners, acquired a majority of the share capital and voting rights of eFront S.A., a business software solutions provider dedicated to the financial industry, listed on the Alternext Paris market of NYSE Euronext (ALEFT).
buyer: Francisco Partners
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm with offices in San Francisco and London focused exclusively on investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. "
target: eFront SA
eFront is a software provider of solutions dedicated to the financial industry with recognized expertise in Alternative Investments and Risk Management. eFront’s solutions serve major companies in the Private Equity, Real-Estate Investment, Banking, and Insurance sectors.
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$42 [$28]*
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$45
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$8
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1.3x
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7.3x
closed 1/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Radian Group Inc., acquired Five Bridges Advisors, LLC

synopsis: Radian Group Inc. announced that it has acquired Five Bridges Advisors, LLC, a renowned developer of proprietary software, data analytics and predictive models leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning and traditional econometric techniques.
buyer: Radian Group Inc. (RDN:$1,259.45)
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Radian connects lenders, homebuyers, investors and loan servicers using a suite of private mortgage insurance and related risk management products and services. "
target: Five Bridges Advisors, LLC
Five Bridges Advisors, LLC is a renowned developer of proprietary software, data analytics and predictive models leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning and traditional econometric techniques.
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closed 7/15/2010 via BNC Analysis

MSCI Inc., acquired Measurisk

synopsis: MSCI Inc., a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Measurisk, an affiliate of J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services and a leading provider of independent risk-transparency and risk-measurement solutions for hedge fund investors.
buyer: MSCI Inc. (MSCI:$1,476.56)
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services
target: Measurisk
Measurisk is the leading provider of independent risk-transparency and risk-measurement solutions for institutional investors and asset managers. The information they provide helps assess, control and communicate risk for global, multi-asset class portfolios.
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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.
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$3
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0.0x
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Torstone Technology Ltd, will acquire Percentile

synopsis: Torstone Technology, a leading global provider of post-trade securities and derivatives processing technology, will acquire Percentile, a provider of cloud-based risk and compliance technology to global financial markets. Percentile boosts the performance of risk calculations and provides consistent and centralised access to all risk exposures.
buyer: Torstone Technology Ltd
Torstone is a leading global provider of cross-asset securities and derivatives post-trade processing technology. Torstone’s cloud-based Inferno platform is fast, flexible and future-proof. It enables global financial firms to reduce their costs, achieve greater control, and minimise risk. "
target: Percentile
Percentile is a provider of real-time, cloud-based risk and compliance technology to global financial markets. Percentile’s flagship product, RiskMine, drives alignment between trading desks and risk management and delivers confidence with unprecedented levels of transparency and governance.
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announced 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Gryphon Investors, will acquire RegEd, Inc.

synopsis: Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based middle-market private equity firm, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire RegEd, Inc., the leading provider of compliance and regulatory management services for insurance companies, broker-dealers, banks, and other financial services companies.
buyer: Gryphon Investors
Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management teams. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: RegEd, Inc.
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, RegEd provides SaaS-based enterprise solutions through a suite of over 25 separate software modules to more than 200 blue-chip customers, including 80% of the top 25 financial services firms.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Prime Trust, acquired FundAmerica Technologies

synopsis: Prime Trust has just purchased crowdfunding regtech specialist FundAmerica. FundAmerica provides SaaS tools and technology to a variety of issuers, broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial institutions and other entities. FundAmerica builds SEC-compliant solutions for technology-based securities offerings.
buyer: Prime Trust
Prime Trust is a blockchain-driven trust company that sees itself disrupting the traditional trust industry in the same way PayPal disrupted merchant processing. The firm serves as a custodian and trustee for personal and corporate trusts, as well as for crowdfunding platforms. "
target: FundAmerica Technologies
FundAmerica provides SaaS tools and technology to a variety of issuers, broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial institutions and other entities. FundAmerica builds SEC-compliant solutions for technology-based securities offerings.
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closed 4/13/2018 via Company Press Release

ESW Capital, LLC, acquired Firm58

synopsis: ESW Capital, LLC, announced that it has acquired Firm58, one of the most respected names in trading firm and broker dealer back-office automation solutions. Firm58 provides growth-conscious capital markets firms a suite of powerful, web-based automation technologies that improve post-trade processes and increase efficiency.
buyer: ESW Capital, LLC
Based in Austin, Texas, Enterprise Software (ESW) Capital has honed a finely-tuned methodology focused on buying, strengthening, and growing mature business software companies. ESW and its affiliated companies have been in the enterprise software space since 1988. "
target: Firm58
Firm58 simplifies trade operations for capital markets firms. Their web-based financial management software manages the processes associated with fees, commissions and payouts. They offer solutions for billing, profit/expense analysis, commission sharing arrangements and compliance & surveillance.
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closed 4/11/2017 via BusinessWire

Anju Software, acquired OpenQ

synopsis: Anju Software Inc., a life sciences software platform focused on delivering exceptional business application solutions with outstanding customer support, acquired OpenQ, a leading provider of Key Opinion Leader (KOL) data base and software solutions to manage KOLs. OpenQ has the largest suite of compliance solutions for regulated industries.
buyer: Anju Software
Anju Software is a life sciences software platform focused on delivering exceptional business application solutions with outstanding customer support. Anju was founded by a group of operating and investment professionals with deep domain expertise in the enterprise software sector. "
target: OpenQ
OpenQ enables social and mobile collaboration to create competitive advantage while overcoming compliance and exposure risks. OpenQ is a cloud-based technology and validated-data provider with the largest suite of life sciences- and healthcare-based compliance solutions on the market.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

ION Trading, acquired Reval

synopsis: ION Investment Group announced that it completed its acquisition of Reval, a global provider of cloud-based solutions for treasury and risk management. Financial terms were not disclosedION provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments and corporates.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: ION Trading
ION is a global market leader providing real-time solutions across multiple asset classes for electronic trading, position management, pricing, risk management and downstream processing to clients which range from global financial institutions to niche financial specialists. "
target: Reval
Reval is the leading, global provider of a scalable cloud platform for treasury and risk management. Their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions help corporates and banks around the world better manage cash and liquidity, financial risk and hedge accounting.
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closed 10/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

PwC, acquired Kusiri

synopsis: PWC, a company that is committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services, has acquired the assets of Kusiri, a technology start-up which provides a forensic data search platform used to discover fraud and for compliance screening.
buyer: PwC
PwC helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. They are a member of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people. They are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. "
target: Kusiri
Kusiri is a technology start-up which provides a forensic data search platform used to discover fraud and for compliance screening. Their scalable service is designed to augment and amplify search by providing, in real-time, deeper, faster access to data and advanced data monitoring.
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closed 10/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Markit Group Ltd., acquired CoreOne Technologies

synopsis: Markit, a provider of financial information services, announced the completion of its acquisition of CoreOne Technologies, a global leading provider of regulatory reporting, index management, data management and prime brokerage services to financial institutions.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: CoreOne Technologies
CoreOne Technologies is a leading provider of regulatory reporting, index management, data management and prime brokerage services to financial institutions. CoreOne delivers proven capabilities in a hosted fashion, through its cutting-edge services RegOne, DeltaOne, VistaOne and PrimeOne.
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closed 1/13/2014 via Company Press Release

Deutsche Börse Group, acquired Impendium Systems

synopsis: Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services has acquired Impendium Systems, a London-based firm that deploys cloud-based software solutions to help customers’ achieve regulatory compliance in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
buyer: Deutsche Börse Group (XTRA:DB1:$3,267.92)
Deutsche Börse is a data and technology service provider for the securities industry with a product and service offering for issuers, investors, intermediaries and data vendors. The Group covers the entire value chain from trading, through clearing, to settlement and securities custody. "
target: Impendium Systems
Impendium Systems is an enterprise software company operating globally that provides Regulatory Applications to financial and non-financial organizations throughout the world.
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closed 10/30/2013 via PR Newswire

Delta Data Software, purchased 22c2 Services from SunGard Data Systems Inc.

synopsis: Delta Data Software, Inc., a provider of software solutions, announces that it has completed the acquisition of the 22c2 Services solution of SunGard Data Systems Inc., a leading global software and technology services company.
buyer: Delta Data Software
Delta Data is focused on solving complex challenges in the financial services industry with a 28-year legacy of delivering expertise and proven software solutions and services by handling daily processing and data management complexities for mutual funds and other pooled investment products. "
seller: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
SunGard Data Systems' SunGard Global Network 22c-2 Services provide an organization with a complete solution for managing the regulatory requirements of Rule 22c-2. Delivered over a single, web-based interface, SGN's 22c-2 Services combine secure data storage, analytics and administrative tools.
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closed 8/20/2013 via BusinessWire

Bottomline Technologies, acquired Sterci

synopsis: Bottomline Technologies, a leading provider of cloud-based payment, invoice and banking solutions, announced the acquisition of Swiss-based Sterci SA. These leading providers of financial messaging solutions utilize the SWIFT global messaging network on behalf of more than 350 customers across 20 different countries.
buyer: Bottomline Technologies (EPAY:$420.19)
Bottomline Technologies provides collaborative payment, invoice and document automation solutions to corporations, financial institutions and banks around the world. The solutions are used to streamline, automate and manage processes involving payments, invoicing, global cash management and more. "
target: Sterci
Sterci is a Swiss-based organization providing financial messaging, reconciliation, market data integration solutions and cloud-based services to 330 clients across 20 different countries. Sterci partners with financial institutions to improve business processes and to reduce overall risk.
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closed 8/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired SigmaGenix

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced its acquisition of SigmaGenix a leading development firm of FX and options risk management systems that was founded by Jeremy Gelber. SigmaGenix provides full-featured investment-bank style risk management systems for foreign exchange derivatives.
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: SigmaGenix
SigmaGenix provides full-featured investment-bank style risk management systems for foreign exchange derivatives. Some of its features include portfolio risk management, reporting, pricing & booking, trade lifecycle management, and multiple data sourcing.
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announced 10/22/2012 via PR Newswire

NICE Actimize, will acquire Redkite Financial Markets

synopsis: NICE Systems announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Redkite Financial Markets, an emerging provider of real-time, cloud-based institutional trade surveillance solutions. NICE is expected to benefit from the addition of Redkite's innovative, front-office based approach to real-time trade surveillance.
buyer parent: NICE Systems Ltd
buyer: NICE Actimize
NICE Actimize is the world’s largest and broadest financial crime, risk and compliance solutions provider. It provides real-time and cross-channel fraud prevention, anti-money laundering, enterprise investigations, risk management and trading surveillance solutions. "
target: Redkite Financial Markets
Redkite was established to equip financial institutions with the tools and knowledge to better monitor their trading activities in today’s complex market environment. The Company provides tailorable, real-time surveillance solutions to the global banking and brokerage communities.
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$9.02
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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 10/27/2017 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.
price ($mm)
$720
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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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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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5.3x
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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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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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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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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.
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$553
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$105
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$29
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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
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$15
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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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