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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 6/7/2004 via PR Newswire

Moody's Investors Service, acquired Interfax Rating Agency

synopsis: Moody's Investors Service announced today that it has taken a majority stake in the Moscow-based Interfax Rating Agency. Interfax is an affiliate of Interfax Information Services Group, the leading independent information services provider in Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Investors Service
Moody's Investors Service, a leading global credit rating, research and risk analysis firm, publishes credit opinions, research, and ratings on fixed- income securities, issuers of securities and other credit obligations. Moody's is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation MCO, which employs nearly 2,30 "
target parent: Interfax Information Services Group
target: Interfax Rating Agency
Moody's Interfax Rating Agency, a member of the Interfax Information Services Group, specializes in the assessment of credit risk in Russia. The agency rates financial institutions, regional administrations and non- financial enterprises. Moody's Interfax Rating Agency bases its ratings on a domest
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closed 7/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Asset International, Inc., acquired Market Metrics, Inc.

synopsis: Asset International, the premier source for authentic business intelligence and actionable insight for the asset management community, announces the acquisition of Market Metrics from FactSet. Market Metrics is leading data and research firm for advisor-sold investments and insurance worldwide.
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 parent: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
target: Market Metrics, Inc.
Market Metrics is the leading market research firm in the United States focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products. Market Metrics uses its vast, proprietary database of customer surveys to provide senior managers with the data they need to make strategic decisions.
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$165
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closed 6/2/2010 via GlobeNewswire

FactSet Research Systems Inc., acquired Market Metrics, Inc.

synopsis: FactSet Research Systems Inc., a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community, announced that it has acquired Market Metrics, Inc., a market research firm focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products.
buyer: FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS:$1,157.21)
FactSet combines integrated financial information, analytical applications, and client service to enhance the workflow and productivity of the global investment community. "
target: Market Metrics, Inc.
Market Metrics is the leading market research firm in the United States focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products. Market Metrics uses its vast, proprietary database of customer surveys to provide senior managers with the data they need to make strategic decisions.
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closed 6/1/2010 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc. merged with MSCI Inc.,

synopsis: MSCI Inc., announced that it has completed its acquisition of RiskMetrics Group, Inc., a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance products and services to the global financial community.
buyer: MSCI Inc. (MSCI:$1,476.56)
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investment institutions worldwide. MSCI Inc. products include indices and portfolio risk and performance analytics for use in managing equity, fixed income and multi-asset class portfolios. "
target: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,380 [$1,456]
rev ($mm)
$303
EBITDA ($mm)
$102
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5.3x
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15.9x
closed 3/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Institutional Investor Inc., acquired Extel

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor has acquired Extel from WeConvene, and it will integrate Extel into its Institutional Investor Research business. Extel runs the annual independent survey of quality across the European equities investment community, providing an unparalleled data-set to help clients analyse and drive their market understanding.
buyer parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
buyer: Institutional Investor Inc.
Institutional Investor is a leading international business to business publisher, focused primarily on international finance. It publishes magazines, newsletters and journals as well as research, directories, books and maps. "
target parent: WeConvene
target: Extel
Extel conducts market studies across all three sides of the European Equities investment community, delivering a comprehensive range of rankings, market trends and sentiment insights. The Extel Survey is the largest study of its kind worldwide, with over 16,000 participants from 93 countries.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Market Strategies International, acquired Cogent Research LLC

synopsis: Market Strategies International announced that it has acquired Cambridge, MA-based Cogent Research, a market research and strategic consulting firm that specializes in the wealth management industry. Cogent Research founders and principals, John Meunier and Christy White, will co-manage Market Strategies’ new Syndicated Division.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a market research consultancy with deep expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management. "
target: Cogent Research LLC
Cogent Research, founded in 1996, provides custom marketing research, syndicated research products, and evidence-based consulting to leading organizations in the financial services, life sciences and consumer goods industries.
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closed 3/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Magicbricks.com, acquired Properji

synopsis: Realty portal Magicbricks.com has acquired property analysis platform Properji.com. Properji.com, which started its operation in 2013, has presence in Bengaluru. The startup provides detailed research to buyers and has prepared reports for about 100 projects.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Magicbricks.com
Magicbricks.com is a leading realty portal and is owned by Magicbricks Realty Services Ltd which is a subsidiary of Times Internet Ltd, the digital arm of The Times of India Group. The portal has over 80,000 projects and over 1.2 million listings. "
target: Properji
Properji.com is property analysis platform. Properji.com, which started its operation in 2013, has presence in Bengaluru. The startup provides detailed research to buyers and has prepared reports for about 100 projects.
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closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Issuance, Inc., acquired CrowdfundX

synopsis: Issuance, Inc., a private placement and capital formation platform, has acquired CrowdfundX, a leading financial marketing firm that has marketed some of the industry's most notable digital securities offerings (DSOs) and Regulation (Reg) A+ IPOs.
buyer: Issuance, Inc.
Issuance is a modern marketing platform for digital securities. The issuance platform connects, engages, and matches digital securities issuers with authenticated, interested investors. "
target: CrowdfundX
CrowdfundX is a FinTech marketing firm that markets digital securities offerings and Reg A+ IPOs. The company provides clients with the tools necessary to execute successful and compliant offerings while reducing the cost and complexity of acquiring both institutional and retail investors.
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closed 2/26/2014 via PR Newswire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Emerald Connect, Inc.

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., the leading technology-driven solutions provider for financial services firms globally, announced it has acquired Emerald Connect, LLC, a leading provider of websites and related communications solutions for financial advisors.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,338.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge provides investor communications, securities processing and operations outsourcing solutions. "
target: Emerald Connect, Inc.
Emerald Connect has been the premier provider of solutions-based marketing and technology tools for the financial services industry. Emerald's product lines include mobile-responsive, content-rich websites, client newsletters, topic-specific seminars, social media content, and more.
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closed 7/1/2020 via PR Newswire

Simplicity Group Holdings, acquired The Annuity & Life Source, Inc.

synopsis: Simplicity Group Holdings, one of the nation's largest financial product distribution companies, has acquired The Annuity Source, Inc., an independent financial marketing organization. The acquisition will help Simplicity advance its business efficiencies, marketing resources, and product offerings.
buyer: Simplicity Group Holdings
Simplicity Group Holdings is one of the nation's largest financial product distribution companies. Simplicity provides annuity, life insurance, and investment solutions to independent insurance professionals, financial advisors, and their clients through its operating subsidiaries. "
target: The Annuity & Life Source, Inc.
The Annuity & Life Source, Inc. is an independent financial marketing organization. The company provides customers and their clients a competitive advantage of marketing and sales resources, industry expertise, and exclusive access to comprehensive industry information.
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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 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:$4,262.00)
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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$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
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$105
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$29
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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.
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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:$292.95)
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)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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)
$36
rev ($mm)
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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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