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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Seeking Alpha, acquired CressCap

synopsis: Seeking Alpha, the world's largest platform for equity analysis, announced the acquisition of CressCap, a next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. CressCap is a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
buyer: Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha is the leading provider of stock market opinion and analysis from blogs, money managers and investment newsletters, and a provider of its own high-value, complementary financial content. "
target: CressCap
CressCap Investment Research has developed the next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. They are a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Center for Financial Research and Analysis, purchased Equity Research Business from S&P Global Market Intelligence

synopsis: S&P Global announced that it has successfully completed its sale of S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity and Fund Research (Equity Research) business to CFRA, a leading independent provider of forensic accounting research, analytics and advisory services.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
seller parent: S&P Global
seller: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity Resarch provides access to financial analysis for wealth advisors and institutional investors. S&P Global Market Intelligence collects and analyzes vast volumes of content, turning into actionable intelligence on the global financial markets and industries.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

synopsis: Robert Schwob, a popular figure in the asset management world, has sold majority control of Style Research, his asset management data provider, to mid-market private equity firm Lyceum Capital. Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital partners with entrepreneurial management teams and unlocks growth potential by providing capital, operations and development support and help with targeted acquisitions. Lyceum typically invests between £5m and £50m of equity in fast-growing, UK-headquartered, mid-sized businesses. "
target: Style Research
Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications. The services are delivered on a SaaS-based platform that supports a range of devices.
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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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closed 9/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Capital IQ, acquired TheMarkets.com

synopsis: Capital IQ, a leading provider of data and analytics for global financial professionals, has acquired the research and estimates business of TheMarkets.com. TheMarkets.com is a premier provider of third party equity and fixed income research, earnings models, and estimates to more than 2,400 institutional investment management firms worldwide.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Capital IQ
Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, delivers comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research and analysis solutions to over 4,200 investment management firms, investment banks, private equity funds, advisory firms, corporations, and universities worldwide. "
target: TheMarkets.com
TheMarkets.com is the proven standard for investment research and workflow technologies to institutional investment firms worldwide. TheMarkets.com enables investors to streamline access to diverse providers of investment research through efficient workflow technologies.
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closed 9/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

FX Concepts LLC, acquired Track.com, LLC

synopsis: FX Concepts LLC, a currency hedge fund founded by John Taylor with about $3 billion under management, agreed to buy closely held financial research provider Track.com for an undisclosed amount. Track.com, LLC is a subscription-based service that provides an online platform for investment research and market ideas.
buyer: FX Concepts LLC
FX Concepts LLC is a currency hedge fund founded by John Taylor. "
target: Track.com, LLC
Track.com, LLC provides an online platform for investment research and market ideas. Its platform allows qualified contributors to share their stock, commodity, and macro ideas with a group of institutional investors, high net worth individuals, and other thoughtful market participants.
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closed 6/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Danmark A/S

synopsis: Morningstar Europe B.V., a leading provider of independent investment research, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 75 percent ownership interest in Morningstar Danmark A/S.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: Morningstar Danmark A/S
Morningstar Danmark A/S through its website provides investment information for individual investors, which includes fund and ETF data, portfolio tools, and market analysis. It also develops investment software.
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closed 2/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Campden Media, acquired The Institute for Private Investors

synopsis: Campden Media, which serves ultra-affluent business-owning and financial families worldwide, announced that it has acquired the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), one of the first and premier firms providing services to ultra high-net-worth individuals and private investors in the United States.
buyer parent: Matrix Private Equity Partners
buyer: Campden Media
Campden Media, founded in 1987, provides education, news, research, conferences and other networking opportunities to principals of ultra high-net-worth financial and business-owning families, the family office executives and trusted advisors who serve them. "
target: The Institute for Private Investors
The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) is a trusted provider of educational and networking resources for ultra high-net-worth investors. Founded in 1991, IPI provides a safe haven for investors to communicate with each other, and their advisors, about their wealth management approach.
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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.
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$36
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announced 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

ABG Sundal Collier AB, will acquire Introduce

synopsis: ABG Sundal Collier AB, an independent, Nordic investment banking powerhouse, has agreed to acquire the leading Swedish investor relations and sponsored research platform Introduce. Introduce offers comprehensive financial information and professional analysis on small and medium sized listed companies in Sweden.
buyer: ABG Sundal Collier AB (OB:ASC:$155.20)
Based in Norway, ABG Sundal Collier is an independent, Nordic investment banking powerhouse. ABG provides financial and strategic advice to help clients find creative solutions that optimize their long term value creation and help them to achieve their objectives. "
target parent: Remium AB
target: Introduce
Based in Sweden, Introduce is an investor relations and sponsored research platform. They offer comprehensive financial information and professional analysis on small and medium sized listed companies in Sweden. They serve approximately 100 companies in the mid cap and small cap segment.
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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 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 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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closed 10/12/2016 via Company Press Release

Embark Group, acquired The Adviser Centre

synopsis: Embark Group has acquired The Adviser Centre, the award-winning online investment research and consultancy service, from City Financial. The Adviser Centre provides a wealth of information including one-page fund factsheets, Bulletins, Guidance notes, IA Sector Overviews, market views and blogs.
buyer: Embark Group
Embark Group is committed to acquiring, holding and developing for the long term, a range of financial services’ businesses in the UK and internationally. They have experience in developing businesses by providing access to the latest online technology and financial capital to help them grow. "
target parent: City Financial Investment Company Limited
target: The Adviser Centre
The Adviser Centre is an online, free-to-air research and consultancy service, designed for financial advisers. Their service features impartial fund research, IA Sector Overviews, regular commentaries and more.
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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 10/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq, Inc., acquired eVestment Alliance, LLC

synopsis: Nasdaq, a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services, has completed the acquisition of eVestment, an industry leading content and analytics provider used by asset managers, investment consultants and asset owners to help facilitate institutional investment decisions.
buyer: Nasdaq, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,262.00)
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. "
target: eVestment Alliance, LLC
eVestment provides a flexible suite of easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions to help the institutional investing community identify and capitalize on global investment trends, better select and monitor investment managers and more successfully enable asset managers to market their funds worldwide.
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closed 9/19/2011 via PR Newswire

eVestment Alliance, LLC, acquired Hedgefund.Net Inc.

synopsis: eVestment Alliance, a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions, announced the acquisition of Channel Capital Group, owners of HedgeFund.net, a leading source for hedge fund data, research and news.
buyer: eVestment Alliance, LLC
eVestment is a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions. eVestment delivers extensive separate account, hedge fund and commingled fund data through robust, user-friendly products, with an unparalleled commitment to client service. "
target: Hedgefund.Net Inc.
HedgeFund.net is a leading source for hedge fund data on the Web. Investors who meet accreditation standards are eligible for access to the site's database of information on more than 7,100 hedge funds, funds-of-funds and commodity products.
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announced 10/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Baird, will acquire Strategas Research Partners

synopsis: Baird signed a definitive agreement to acquire Strategas, an independent private partnership focused on macro research. Based in New York, Strategas provides comprehensive macro sector insights including research in the areas of Investment Strategy, Economics, Government Policy, Quantitative, Technical Analysis, Fixed Income and Industry Surveys.
buyer: Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the US, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 3,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. "
target: Strategas Research Partners
Strategas is a global institutional brokerage and advisory firm that provides macro research, capital market and corporate advisory services, and financial products to institutional investors and corporate executives in more than twenty countries around the world.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Hedgeye Risk Management, acquired Potomac Research Group

synopsis: Hedgeye Risk Management announced that it has acquired Potomac Research Group (PRG), a Washington, D.C.-based, independent research firm which provides predictive and actionable Washington policy analysis to institutional investors.
buyer: Hedgeye Risk Management
Hedgeye Risk Management is an independent investment research and media firm. Focused exclusively on generating and delivering actionable investment ideas in a proven buy-side process, the firm combines quantitative, bottom-up and macro analysis with an emphasis on timing. "
target: Potomac Research Group
Potomac Research Group ("PRG") is an independent research firm formed to provide Washington policy and market technical analysis to institutional investors. PRG’s analysis of federal legislative activities and regulatory policies helps investors determine Washington’s impact on industry sectors.
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closed 10/10/2013 via Market Wire

Investment Metrics, LLC, acquired InterSec Research

synopsis: Investment Metrics, LLC a leading provider of investment performance analytics and reporting solutions for institutional investors and advisors, announced that it has acquired InterSec Research, the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms.
buyer: Investment Metrics, LLC
Investment Metrics, LLC is an independent firm focused solely on creating solutions for investment professionals that streamline the process of performance measurement, investment analytics, manager research and reporting. "
target: InterSec Research
InterSec Research is the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms. InterSec Research transforms independent market insight into business intelligence for institutional asset managers, asset owners, investment consultants and advisors.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Seeking Alpha, acquired CressCap

synopsis: Seeking Alpha, the world's largest platform for equity analysis, announced the acquisition of CressCap, a next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. CressCap is a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
buyer: Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha is the leading provider of stock market opinion and analysis from blogs, money managers and investment newsletters, and a provider of its own high-value, complementary financial content. "
target: CressCap
CressCap Investment Research has developed the next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. They are a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Seeking Alpha, acquired CressCap

synopsis: Seeking Alpha, the world's largest platform for equity analysis, announced the acquisition of CressCap, a next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. CressCap is a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
buyer: Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha is the leading provider of stock market opinion and analysis from blogs, money managers and investment newsletters, and a provider of its own high-value, complementary financial content. "
target: CressCap
CressCap Investment Research has developed the next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. They are a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Borsenmedien AG, acquired finanztreff.de

synopsis: Börsenmedien AG, a leading media company for financial information in Germany, acquires finanztreff.de from Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste, a European provider of IT solutions for investors. finanztreff.de is a financial portal for investors in Germany. finanztreff.de provides price data for equities, foreign exchange, derivative products and more.
buyer: Borsenmedien AG
Borsenmedien AG is a leading media company for financial information in Germany. Borsenmedien publishes Der Aktionär, Germany's most successful weekly magazine focused on investments. They also operate Der Aktionär TV, a TV channel dedicated to investors. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: finanztreff.de
finanztreff.de is one of the most successful financial portals for investors in Germany. finanztreff.de provides up-to-date and historical price data for equities, funds, bonds, foreign exchange, exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded commodities and derivative products.
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closed 5/31/2017 via PR Newswire

OTC Markets Group, acquired theOTC.today

synopsis: OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, announced it has acquired theOTC.today, an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns.
buyer: OTC Markets Group (OTCPK:OTCM:$55.05)
OTC Markets Group's Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces provide investors with the information necessary to intelligently analyze, value and trade 10,000 U.S. and global securities through the broker of their choice. "
target: theOTC.today
theOTC.today is an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns. Since its launch in April 2011, theOTC.today has tracked and published data on stock promotion schemes and raised public awareness of fraudulent promoters in OTC and exchange listed securities.
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announced 11/4/2015 via PR Newswire

T3 Live, LLC, will acquire Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: T3 Live, LLC, a global leader in the education of active traders and investors, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of the Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc., a provider of online educational and financial services to institutions and general public.
buyer: T3 Live, LLC
T3 Live is an online financial media network and educational platform that provides active traders with market analysis, real-time access to strategies, and in-depth training from seasoned professionals. "
target: Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.
Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc. provides online educational and financial services to institutions and general public. It offers market intelligence services and on-line education via Internet-based chat rooms. Pristine provides tools that offers access to the equities, options, and futures markets.
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cancelled 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Grupo Resilient International, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Squeeze Report Inc.

synopsis: Grupo Resilient International, Inc., a diversified international holding company, cancelled its acquisiton of Squeeze Report through its technology subsidiary, Resilient Data Corporation. Squeeze Report is a free and paid service financial investor community website that helps traders by providing analysis on stocks.
buyer: Grupo Resilient International, Inc. (OTCPK:GRUI:$0.01)
Grupo Resilient International, Inc. is a diversified international holding company headquartered in Addison, Texas, with subsidiaries focusing on Infrastructure, Technologies, Data, Media, Real Estate, Entertainment, Energy and Wellness. "
target: Squeeze Report Inc.
Squeeze Report is a free and paid service financial investor community website that has a proprietary stock trading predictive short and long algorithm to identify potential gains. Their system helps traders by providing a firsthand analysis on stocks that have the greatest potential for gains.
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announced 6/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

ADVFN PLC, will acquire London South East Limited

synopsis: Financial market website operator ADVFN PLC confirmed it has signed heads of agreement with the directors of investor-information website London South East Ltd. London South East Ltd. provides share prices, news, data and resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles to leading private investor .
buyer: ADVFN PLC (AIM:AFN:$15.81)
ADVFN PLC operates a web site which provides up-to-date financial data on the UK stock markets. The site provides users with services including a bulletin board for investors to swap ideas, real-time share information from the London Exchange, configuration alerts, and regulatory new services. "
target: London South East Limited
London South East Limited's team of web developers, service, and leadership staff serves private investors worldwide. They provide share prices, news, and data to thousands of visitors every day, lse.co.uk brings leading private investor resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles.
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announced 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc., will acquire Wall-Street.com

synopsis: Bright Mountain Holdings announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Wall-Street.com, LLC, which owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, and more.
buyer: Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:BMTM:$7.00)
The Bright Mountain Holdings family of websites includes TheBright.com, WarDocumentaryFilms.com and Bootcamp4me.com. TheBright.com is the company’s largest site and offers news, information, products and services geared for Military members, Veterans and First Responders. "
target: Wall-Street.com
Wall-Street.com, LLC owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, licensing and education for financial services representatives, and more.
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closed 7/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

Maxx Capital International Limited, acquired Finet Group

synopsis: As of July 9, 2010, Finet Group Limited, a provider of financial information services and technology solutions to corporate clients, professional investors, and retail investors in Greater China, operates as a subsidiary of MAXX Capital International Limited.
buyer: Maxx Capital International Limited
Maxx Capital International Limited (MCI) is principally engaged in investing in financial products such as foreign exchange and interest rate swap in financial capital markets. "
target: Finet Group
Finet Group is a premier financial media and information provider engaging in the development, production and provision of financial information services and technology solutions to corporate clients and individual investors.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Investoo Group, acquired EFXTO

synopsis: One of the largest financial lead generation companies in the world, Investoo Group, is expanding into the Latin American market by acquiring leading foreign exchange website EFXTO. EFXTO is a forex news portal that offers a wide range of informative reviews, up-to-date news and market comparisons.
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is one of the world’s leading fintech marketing businesses. They deliver top-quality lead generation and marketing services to their partners via their portfolio of websites in the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency, FX, shares and derivative trading markets. "
target: EFXTO
Launched in 2016, EFXTO is a forex news portal that offers a wide range of informative reviews, up-to-date news and market comparisons. The platform is one of the most influential forex review providers in Latin America.
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announced 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, will acquire LeapRate

synopsis: Catena Media, a company that provides high-quality online lead generation, has acquired LeapRate, an independent research and advisory firm that provides news and information. LeapRate specializes in covering the world of Forex trading and are followed by traders, investors, and other FX industry participants.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Headquartered in Malta, Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees globally. "
target: LeapRate
LeapRate is an independent research and advisory firm that provides news and information, specialized in covering the world of Forex trading. They are followed by traders, investors and other FX industry participants via their website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, RSS and Email Newsletter.
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closed 5/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, acquired ForexTraders.com

synopsis: Catena Media, a provider of online lead generation, has acquired Sweden-based ForexTraders.com, a foreign exchange trading Information site providing details of foreign exchange brokers, sign-up offers and useful information pertaining to foreign exchange. They offer expert advice, educational tools, market commentary and best practices guidance.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta. "
target: ForexTraders.com
Sweden-based ForexTraders.com is a foreign exchange trading Information site providing details of foreign exchange brokers, sign-up offers and useful information pertaining to foreign exchange. They offer expert advice, educational tools, market commentary and best practices guidance.
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announced 12/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Backstop Solutions Group, will acquire BarclayHedge

synopsis: Backstop Solutions Group, the leading cloud-based productivity suite provider for institutional and alternative investors, announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire BarclayHedge, a leading provider of alternative investment data and indices.
buyer: Backstop Solutions Group
Backstop provides its industry-leading cloud-based productivity suite to investment consultants, pensions, funds of funds, family offices, endowments, foundations, private equity, hedge funds, and real estate investment firms. "
target: BarclayHedge
BarclayHedge is a leading provider of alternative investment data and indices. Their industry-leading Alternative Investment Database helps investors analyze the performance of more than 6,900 hedge funds and managed futures programs worldwide.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Argus Media Ltd., acquired MetalPrices.com

synopsis: Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has bought MetalPrices.com, one of the world's largest providers of metals market information. The acquired online service includes proprietary price assessments, futures prices and other exchange data, and third-party assessments of market prices around the world.
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Argus Media is an independent media organisation and leading provider of price assessments, business intelligence and market data on the global crude, oil products, natural gas, electricity, coal, emissions, bioenergy, fertilizer and transportation industries. "
target: MetalPrices.com
MetalPrices.com, a premier market intelligence service for the international metals industry, provides businesses, government agencies and individuals with reliable and accurate raw material pricing for metal products.
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closed 8/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired Vantage Point Trading

synopsis: Investoo Group, one of the world’s leading fintech marketing businesses, has acquired Vantage Point Trading, a financial trading website that provides quality information to aid new and experienced traders in their trading endeavors. Vantage Point Trading provides informative content via video courses, tutorials and free ebooks.
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a heavily-funded company that has rapidly grown into one of the largest Forex and Resale investment lead generation companies. Through their online education platform, buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products; They turn retail trading on its head. "
target: Vantage Point Trading
Founded in 2007, Vantage Point Trading is a financial trading website that provides quality information to aid new and experienced traders in their trading endeavors. The site provides informative content via video courses, tutorials and free ebooks.
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announced 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will acquire InvestorJunkie

synopsis: XLMedia, a provider of digital performance marketing, will acquire InvestorJunkie, a leading personal finance website that provides information and reviews of various investment channels and financial products. InvestorJunkie provides tool recommendations and articles to educate readers on how to better manage their finances.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$117.87)
XLMedia provides of digital marketing services. They use proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. They operate across a number of verticals with specific expertise in the online gaming sector. "
target: InvestorJunkie
InvestorJunkie is a personal finance website that provides information and reviews of investment channels and financial products. They provide tool recommendations and articles that break down investing, budgeting, and personal finance to educate readers on how to better manage their finances.
price ($mm)
$5.80
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closed 4/5/2017 via Yahoo, Inc.

Investview, Inc, acquired Wealth Generators LLC

synopsis: Investview, Inc., a diversified financial technology organization specializing in investor education, investment newsletters and financial services, announced the acquisition of Wealth Generators LLC, a financial education, research and tools provider.
buyer: Investview, Inc (OTCPK:INVU:$17.92)
Investview, Inc. is a New Jersey-based diversified financial technology organization. The Company operates primarily through its wholly- and majority-owned subsidiaries, to provide financial products and services to accredited investors, self-directed investors and select financial institutions. "
target: Wealth Generators LLC
Wealth Generators, LLC is a Utah based financial education, research and tools provider for the self-directed investor. Wealth Generators distributes its programs and services through independent distributors who are paid according to the company's bonus plan.
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announced 12/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Comdirect Bank AG, will acquire OnVista AG

synopsis: Comdirect Bank AG, a leading direct bank and the market leader in online securities business for modern investors, has acquired OnVista AG, a company that operates financial portals in Germany. They operate OnVista.de, a financial portal covering various products, such as shares, funds, warrants, bonds, etc.
buyer: Comdirect Bank AG (XTRA:COM:$405.63)
Comdirect Bank AG is a leading direct bank and the market leader in online securities business for modern investors, offering brokerage, banking and advice. More than 2 million private customers have placed their trust in the bank. "
target parent: Boursorama
target: OnVista AG
OnVista AG operates financial portals in Germany. It operates OnVista.de, a financial portal covering various products, such as shares, funds, warrants, bonds, etc.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired DividendYieldHunter.com

synopsis: Salem Media Group announced that it has acquired the website DividendYieldHunter.com, a website that contains information on dividend-paying stocks. DividendYieldHunter.com will be added to Eagle Financial Publications, which provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target: DividendYieldHunter.com
DividendYieldHunter.com is a website that contains information on dividend-paying stocks. The site gives investors information about many different classes of dividend-paying stocks including preferred stocks, bonds, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and more.
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closed 7/8/2013 via PR Newswire

Money Show, acquired TheStockAdvisors.com

synopsis: MoneyShow.com, an online multimedia community for investors and traders, announced that it has acquired the Web site, TheStockAdvisors.com, a daily overview of the latest stock, mutual fund and ETF recommendations, investment ideas and stock commentary of the nation's leading financial newsletter advisors.
buyer: Money Show
Money Show, a global network of investment and trading education, is a privately held company headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, USA, which recently changed its name from InterShow. "
target: TheStockAdvisors.com
TheStockAdvisors.com provides a daily overview of the latest stock, mutual fund and ETF recommendations, investment ideas and stock commentary of the nation's leading financial newsletter advisors.
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announced 9/28/2012 via Company Press Release

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, will purchase Australasia trade publishing assets from Morningstar, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd and Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that they have entered into an agreement for Sterling to acquire Morningstar's Australian financial services trade publishing business.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Sterling Publishing is a growing media company and the publishing arm of the BRW Fast 100-ranked Momentum Media. They focus on specialist vertical markets including the mortgage, finance, real estate and property sectors. "
seller: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar's Australasian online and print titles include InvestorDaily, IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) – incorporating SMSF – and Investor Weekly; and events for the financial sector including Wraps, Platforms & Masterfunds Conference and the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Strategy Day.
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closed 10/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Boursorama, acquired OnVista AG

synopsis: Boursorama has been notified last week of the German Federal Cartel Office’s (Bundeskartellamt) approval of the acquisition of 77.4% of the shares in OnVista AG by means of a share purchase agreement entered into on 24 September 2007. After having fulfilled further former conditions precedent, the acquisition has thus been closed today.
buyer: Boursorama
Founded in 1995, Boursorama is a major player in online savings in Europe, with more than 3.2 million orders executed as at June 30th, 2007, 557,300 direct accounts and total outstandings of € 13.4 billion at the end of June 2007. The Boursorama Group is present in four countries. "
target: OnVista AG
With 1.04 million unique visitors and 72 million pages viewed per month, www.onvista.de is the leading German online financial information portal. This portal offers dense and organised information on all financial issues to an audience largely affluent.
price ($mm)[EV]
$107 [$98]*
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$20
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$4
EV / rev
6.5x
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29.2x

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