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closed 3/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Robinhood, acquired MarketSnack

synopsis: Robinhood, a no-fee trading stock trading startup, has acquired MarketSnacks, a daily podcast and newsletter, that focuses solely on finance, featuring a funny photo and humorous analysis on three to four news items each morning.
buyer: Robinhood (HOOD:$1,769.97)
Robinhood is a new way to invest in the stock market. Robinhood started with the idea that a technology-driven brokerage could operate with significantly less overhead, letting users goodbye to trading commissions. Their smartphone app allows individual investors to buy and sell stocks for free. "
target: MarketSnack
MarketSnacks is a daily newsletter that simplifies Wall Street. An understanding of financial news is essential today, but there are too many resources with too much jargon. MarketSnacks filters out the noise and explain what's important in one bite-sized snack – clear, condensed, and entertaining.
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announced 3/29/2016 via BusinessWire

BATS Global Markets, Inc., will acquire ETF.com

synopsis: Bats Global Markets, the leading exchange operator for the trading of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and creator of the Bats ETF Marketplace, signed a definitive agreement to acquire ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF data, news and analysis.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. "
target: ETF.com
ETF.com is a leading provider of exchange-traded fund (ETF) data, news and analysis. Founded in 2001, ETF.com provides independent and authoritative news, analysis, data and education about ETFs, generating 875,572 page views and attracting 291,191 unique visitors in February 2016 alone.
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closed 7/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired DividendInvestor.com

synopsis: Eagle Financial Publication, a subsidiary of Salem Media Group, announced that it has acquired the website DividendInvestor.com, a provider of dividend information and data for investment professionals. DeividendInvestor.com designs and develops tools and systems for the investment community with the highest level of accuracy and integrity.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provide market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors. Eagle Wellness provides practical health advice and is a trusted source for nutritional supplements from one of the country's leading complementary health physicians. "
target: DividendInvestor.com
Dividend Investor provides dividend stock data for stock markets across the world. The screening tool helps locate the best dividend stocks. Subscribers can receive emails on multiple subjects such as when a company announces a dividend, what companies are changing dividends.
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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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closed 4/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Markets Media, acquired GlobalTrading

synopsis: Markets Media Group has announced the acquisition of GlobalTrading, a leading publication and forum for the electronic trading industry. Based in Hong Kong, GlobalTrading's FIXGlobal.com is the official publication of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading.
buyer: Markets Media
Markets Media Group covers institutional capital markets, spanning buy-side investment managers, sell-side banks, hedge funds, exchanges, trading platforms, and software providers. "
target: GlobalTrading
GlobalTrading is a leading publication and forum for the electronic trading industry. Based in Hong Kong, GlobalTrading's FIXGlobal.com is the official publication of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading.
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closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
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closed 6/30/2009 via Folio: First Day

Asset International, Inc., acquired The Trade, Ltd.

synopsis: Asset International, Inc. has agreed to acquire The Trade Ltd, a London-based firm that directly and through major events provides institutional investors with news and other specialty content focused on buy-side electronic trading.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions. "
target: The Trade, Ltd.
Based in London, The Trade Ltd publishes The Trade, The Trade Asia, thetradenews.com and specialty publications on algorithmic trading, execution venues and other content of interest to institutional investors who employ electronic trading networks.
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closed 12/15/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Financial Answers, acquired Investors Alley

synopsis: TIFIN, a fintech platform using AI and investment-driven personalization to shape the future of investor experiences, announced its Financial Answers division has completed the acquisition of Investors Alley, Inc., a financial education platform which helps people understand investing.
buyer parent: TIFIN
buyer: Financial Answers
Financial Answers is a disruptive fintech and consumer data platform to help match self-directed investors to advisors and investment managers. "
target: Investors Alley
Investors Alley is a financial education platform which helps people understand investing that reaches more than 700,000 individual investors monthly.
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Growth Company Investor, will acquire Growth Company Investor

synopsis: Growth Company Investor (GCI)'s editor, David Thornton, will acquire the company from Bonhill Group plc, a leading B2B media business in the UK. GCI is a monthly investment recommendation newsletter for private investors. GCI focuses on small caps and conducts 250 CEO interviews a year to generate great investment ideas for their members.
buyer: Growth Company Investor
Growth Company Investor (GCI) is a monthly investment recommendation newsletter for private investors. GCI focuses exclusively on small caps and conducts 250 CEO interviews a year to generate great investment ideas for their members. GCI is published monthly as a PDF download for their members. "
target parent: Bonhill Group plc
target: Growth Company Investor
Growth Company Investor (GCI) is a monthly investment recommendation newsletter for private investors. GCI focuses exclusively on small caps and conducts 250 CEO interviews a year to generate great investment ideas for their members. GCI is published monthly as a PDF download for their members.
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announced 9/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Wallstreet:online AG, will acquire Der Investoren-Kompass

synopsis: Wallstreet:online, a Germany-based online platform that provides information and news about stock markets, finance, economics, and investments, will acquire Der Investoren-Kompass, a free stock market newsletter in Germany that provides specific investment advice for private investors on a weekly basis.
buyer: Wallstreet:online AG (DB:WSO1:$8.62)
Wallstreet:online is a Germany-based online platform that provides information and news about stock markets, finance, economics, and investments. Wallstreet:online is the most active financial community in Germany, with up to 10,000 new user posts a day in over 80 forums. "
target: Der Investoren-Kompass
Der Investoren-Kompass is a free stock market newsletter in Germany that provides specific investment advice for private investors on a weekly basis. Der Investoren-Kompass covers news for all the important topics for German investors, including topics about equities, commodities, and currencies.
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closed 7/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired TradersCrux

synopsis: Salem Media Group, through its wholly-owned Eagle Financial Publications, has acquired TradersCrux, an investment website for individual investors. It also provides a daily newseltter with links to the best investment articles from across the web.
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: TradersCrux
TradersCrux.com is an investment website for individual investors. It also provides a daily newseltter with links to the best investment articles from across the web. They are based in Miami, FL.
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closed 1/18/2017 via PR Newswire

StockTwits LLC, acquired SparkFin

synopsis: StockTwits, the largest social platform for investors and traders, announced it has completed an acquisition of SparkFin Inc., the realtime stock discovery platform, based in San Diego, California. SparkFin will continue their operations and join the pre-existing StockTwits San Diego team.
buyer: StockTwits LLC
StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. StockTwits created the $TICKER tag to enable and organize “streams” of information around stocks and markets across the web and social media. "
target: SparkFin
SparkFin is the first natively mobile stock discovery platform with the best ideas from top traders and investors. Launched in 2015, they create and maintain lists of stocks that are either editorially managed or based on market and fundamental data.
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closed 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Markets Media, acquired Best Execution World Limited

synopsis: Leading U.S.-based digital financial news publisher Markets Media Group (MMG) has acquired Best Execution World Limited (BEW), the London-based publisher of Best Execution and The DESK. Best Execution offers an in-depth analysis into the major trends that are shaping the financial services industry.
buyer: Markets Media
Markets Media Group was founded in 2007 with one mission: to be the pre-eminent provider of news and information about trading and technology in capital markets. The coverage remit spans equities, fixed income, and FX, and covers buy-side investment managers, sell-side broker-dealers, and more. "
target: Best Execution World Limited
Best Execution offers an in-depth analysis into the major trends that are shaping the financial services industry as well as providing a more detailed insight into the technology driving new products and services being developed to meet these challenges. It’s where the buyside and sellside meet.
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closed 1/5/2017 via Reuters

Finance Magnates, acquired ForexLive

synopsis: Currency market news and information website Finance Magnates has agreed to purchase online peer ForexLive for an undisclosed sum. ForexLive offers up-to-the-minute commentary on currencies, policy, and international markets.
buyer: Finance Magnates
Finance Magnates is the world’s only multi-asset trading knowledge hub, offering news, research and events in the field of the global online/electronic trading industry and market. "
target: ForexLive
ForexLive offers up-to-the-minute commentary on currencies, policy, and international markets. With veteran analysts spanning the globe and publishing updates 24/7, the ForexLive team brings speed and clarity to the forex world.
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closed 9/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired SocialTradingGuru.com

synopsis: Investoo Group, one of the world's biggest FX and financial affiliates, has acquired the leading social trading comparison site SocialTradingGuru.com. Launched in 2012, SocialTradingGuru.com is one of the biggest social trading comparison sites and works a number of partners including eToro, Ayondo and Tradeo.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry. They offer a free online educational platform, a buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products. "
target: SocialTradingGuru.com
Launched in 2012, SocialTradingGuru.com is one of the biggest social trading comparison sites and works a number of partners including eToro, Ayondo and Tradeo.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bidollar Servicos Financeiros Ltda. merged with Câmbio Store,

synopsis: Cambio Store and Bidollar announced a merger that creates the largest online currency comparison platform in Brazil. Bidollar, based in Brazil, is a free platform for quotation and purchase of foreign currencies through the internet.
buyer: Câmbio Store
Cambio Store, based in Brazil, is a technology platform partner of the main exchange brokers in the country. They join clients and exchange brokers, adding the best technological tools on the market and aiming to maximize the user experience. "
target: Bidollar Servicos Financeiros Ltda.
Bidollar, based in Brazil, is a free platform for quotation and purchase of foreign currencies through the internet. Bidollar's platform allows tourists to compare different exchange brokers at the same time, choosing and closing the best quote on the hour.
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closed 4/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Investoo Group, acquired 100ForexBrokers.com

synopsis: Investoo Group, a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry, has announced the purchase of 100ForexBrokers.com, a provider the most comprehensive overview of Forex brokers online.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry. They offer a free online educational platform, a buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products. "
target: 100ForexBrokers.com
100Forexbrokers.com operates since 2008 with a mission to provide the most comprehensive overview of Forex brokers online. They offer easy and swift insight into any aspect of choosing a Forex broker and aim to help traders find the best brokers fitting their trading needs.
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closed 4/26/2017 via PE Hub

Investoo Group, acquired iNVEZZ Limited

synopsis: Investoo Group, one of the world’s biggest FX trading affiliates, has acquired Invezz.com in order to extend its reach into the financial trading the industry. Founded in 2012, Invezz, is a leading financial news site and peer review marketplace for CFDs, Forex, Shares and more.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry. They offer a free online educational platform, a buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products. "
target: iNVEZZ Limited
Founded in 2012, Invezz, is a leading financial news site and peer review marketplace for CFDs, Forex, Shares and more. The site has more than 200,000 unique visitors per month.
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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 3/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Robinhood, acquired MarketSnack

synopsis: Robinhood, a no-fee trading stock trading startup, has acquired MarketSnacks, a daily podcast and newsletter, that focuses solely on finance, featuring a funny photo and humorous analysis on three to four news items each morning.
buyer: Robinhood (HOOD:$1,769.97)
Robinhood is a new way to invest in the stock market. Robinhood started with the idea that a technology-driven brokerage could operate with significantly less overhead, letting users goodbye to trading commissions. Their smartphone app allows individual investors to buy and sell stocks for free. "
target: MarketSnack
MarketSnacks is a daily newsletter that simplifies Wall Street. An understanding of financial news is essential today, but there are too many resources with too much jargon. MarketSnacks filters out the noise and explain what's important in one bite-sized snack – clear, condensed, and entertaining.
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closed 12/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Robinhood, acquired Cove Markets

synopsis: No-fee trading app Robinhood has acquired Cove Markets to help ensure quality trade executions for its users. Cove Markets Inc. is a cross-exchange trading platform that makes it easier for people to manage their crypto accounts.
buyer: Robinhood (HOOD:$1,769.97)
Robinhood is democratizing finance for all. With customers at the heart of its decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. Their smartphone app allows individual investors to buy and sell stocks for free. "
target: Cove Markets
Cove Markets Inc. is a cross-exchange trading platform that makes it easier for people to manage their crypto accounts. They offer advanced tools, trading algorithms, live and historical data, analytics, charts, web widgets, and more.
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closed 3/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Robinhood, acquired BINC

synopsis: Robinhood, a financial company that lets individual investors buy and sell stocks for free, has acquired Binc, Inc., a staffing and recruitment firm serving the tech industry. The addition of Binc will double the size of Robinhood's recruiting organization, helping the company to rapidly scale its team to better serve its customers.
buyer: Robinhood (HOOD:$1,769.97)
Robinhood is democratizing finance for all. With customers at the heart of its decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. Their smartphone app allows individual investors to buy and sell stocks for free. "
target: BINC
Binc is a staffing and recruitment firm serving the tech industry. Binc's recruiters help companies with any challenge they may face from sourcing, full-cycle recruiting, improving existing processes or putting new ones in place, implementing new applicant tracking systems, and more.
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closed 3/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Robinhood, acquired MarketSnack

synopsis: Robinhood, a no-fee trading stock trading startup, has acquired MarketSnacks, a daily podcast and newsletter, that focuses solely on finance, featuring a funny photo and humorous analysis on three to four news items each morning.
buyer: Robinhood (HOOD:$1,769.97)
Robinhood is a new way to invest in the stock market. Robinhood started with the idea that a technology-driven brokerage could operate with significantly less overhead, letting users goodbye to trading commissions. Their smartphone app allows individual investors to buy and sell stocks for free. "
target: MarketSnack
MarketSnacks is a daily newsletter that simplifies Wall Street. An understanding of financial news is essential today, but there are too many resources with too much jargon. MarketSnacks filters out the noise and explain what's important in one bite-sized snack – clear, condensed, and entertaining.
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announced 7/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Tiger Brokers, will acquire Marsco Investment Corporation

synopsis: Tiger Brokers, a leading online brokerage firm focused on global Chinese investors, will acquire Marsco Investment Corporation, an online brokerage service platform in the US. Marsco focuses on empowering self-directed investors with the necessary tools to manage their portfolios.
buyer: Tiger Brokers
Tiger Brokers is a leading online brokerage firm focused on global Chinese investors. Tiger Brokers provides an online and mobile trading platform that enables investors to trade in equities and other financial instruments on multiple exchanges around the world. "
target: Marsco Investment Corporation
Marsco is an online brokerage service platform in the US. Marsco focuses on empowering self-directed investors with the necessary tools to manage their portfolios. Marsco is designed for self-directed investors who want the flexibility to trade and invest in a wide variety of securities.
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closed 6/12/2018 via Yahoo, Inc.

Freedom Finance, acquired NetTrader

synopsis: Freedom Holding Corp. has announced its subsidiary Freedom Finance Investment Company, headquartered in Moscow, Russia, has completed the acquisition of NetTrader Brokerage Company ("NetTrader"). NetTrader provides online securities brokerage services, such as touch-tone trading, trading over the Internet, and real-time quotes.
buyer parent: Freedom Holding Corp.
buyer: Freedom Finance
Freedom Finance Investment Company provides stock brokerage and asset management services. The company is headquartered in Moscow, Russia. The Freedom Finance team is one of the few in Russia that provides full support to clients' work on US exchanges. "
target: NetTrader
NetTrader LLC provides online securities brokerage services, such as touch-tone trading, trading over the Internet, and real-time quotes. Its Web site enables to manage investment accounts, make trades, and maintain portfolios.
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closed 5/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Grupo Supervielle S.A., acquired InvertirOnline.com

synopsis: Grupo Supervielle S.A., a universal financial services group headquartered in Argentina, has acquired InvertirOnline.com (IOL), an online trading platform in Argentina that allows trading in the Latin American and US stock exchanges. IOL offers online assistance and information for making decisions related to buying and selling stocks and bonds.
buyer: Grupo Supervielle S.A. (BASE:SUPV:$424.10)
Grupo Supervielle is a universal financial services group headquartered in Argentina with a nationwide presence. The group provides financial services to all segments in the economy, focused on offering inclusive, high quality, and affordable financial products to individuals and corporations. "
target: InvertirOnline.com
Founded in 1999, InvertirOnline.com (IOL) is an online trading platform in Argentina that allows trading in the Latin American and US stock exchanges. IOL offers online assistance and valuable information for making decisions related to buying and selling stocks and bonds.
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announced 9/12/2013 via BusinessWire

TradeKing, will acquire GAIN Securities

synopsis: TradeKing Group Inc., an innovator in the online brokerage industry, announced it has received approval from FINRA to acquire the assets of GAIN Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. TradeKing anticipates it will have the GAIN Securities clients fully transitioned to its brokerage firm by early October.
buyer: TradeKing
TradeKing is a nationally licensed online stock and options broker offering simple, low cost online trading fees. TradeKing has received multiple discount broker awards from top industry sources and was rated best in customer service by SmartMoney Magazine. "
target parent: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
target: GAIN Securities
GAIN Securities is an SEC registered and FINRA member broker-dealer offering direct access to listed U.S. equity securities, including stocks, exchange traded funds, or ETFs, options, mutual funds and bonds.
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The Charles Schwab Corporation, acquired optionsXpress Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: The Charles Schwab Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. Launched in 2001 and headquartered in Chicago, optionsXpress is a pioneer in retail online brokerage services focused on equity options and futures.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,132.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. "
target: optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (OXPS:$231.44)
optionsXpress Holdings, Inc., a pioneer in equity options and futures trading, offers an innovative suite of online brokerage services for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution.
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TradeFloor Pty Ltd, acquired OpenMarkets

synopsis: Software developer TradeFloor has acquired a controlling stake in OpenMarkets, a digital trading platform that provides retail investors, traders, advisers, robo-advisers, brokers and financial intermediaries with a suite of innovative brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets.
buyer: TradeFloor Pty Ltd
TradeFloor is a must-have application for anyone who trades (or is thinking about trading) Exchange-Traded Options in Australia. They are striving to make options accessible to everyone, regardless of trading knowledge, and provide valuable insights into the risk and reward of trading strategies. "
target: OpenMarkets
OpenMarkets is a digital trading platform that provides retail investors, traders, advisers, robo-advisers, brokers and financial intermediaries with a suite of innovative brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets.
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The Charles Schwab Corporation, acquired Motif Investing, Inc.

synopsis: The Charles Schwab Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of the technology and intellectual property of Motif, a next-generation online broker offering thematic investing to individual and institutional investors.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,132.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. "
target: Motif Investing, Inc.
Motif is a next-generation online broker offering thematic investing to individual and institutional investors. They are a fintech pioneer that has combined breakthrough technology and data science to deliver customized thematic portfolios to investors.
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Flatex, will acquire DEGIRO B.V.

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

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

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

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

Ally, acquired TradeKing

synopsis: Ally Financial Inc., one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies, announced that it has acquired TradeKing Group, Inc., a digital wealth management company. TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States.
buyer: Ally (ALLY:$6,378.00)
Ally Financial Inc. is one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies. The company offers a full suite of automotive financing products and services in key markets around the world. "
target: TradeKing
TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States. It offers online trading services in the areas of options, stocks, exchange traded funds, mutual funds, fixed incomes, and foreign exchange funds.
price ($mm)
$275
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closed 11/18/2015 via BusinessWire

TradeKing, acquired MB Trading Holdings, LLC

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

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

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

The Charles Schwab Corporation, will acquire TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

synopsis: Charles Schwab is to buy discount brokerage rival TD Ameritrade in an all-stock deal valued at $26 billion. TD Ameritrade is a broker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed income investments.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,132.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. "
target: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$3,605.00)
TD Ameritrade is a broker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed income investments.
price ($mm)
$26,000
rev ($mm)
$5,872
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/19/2018 via Reuters

Saxo Bank, will acquire BinckBank

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

tradeMONSTER merged with Options House,

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

Scotiabank, acquired TradeFreedom

synopsis: Scotiabank signed a definitive agreement to acquire TradeFreedom Securities Inc., a privately owned and dynamic Canadian online brokerage boutique. The transaction complements product offerings currently available through the Bank's direct investment arm, ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing.
buyer: Scotiabank (BNS:$14,975.30)
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With more than 58,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12 million customers in some 50 countries around the world. "
target: TradeFreedom
TradeFreedom Securities Inc. is Canada's premier online broker for active traders and investors. Since 1999, we have been providing sophisticated online brokerage services, including instant direct access to equities, options, futures, and forex, through better technology at a better price.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

EquiLend LLC, acquired Automated Equity Finance Markets Inc

synopsis: EquiLend has acquired Automated Equity Finance Markets, Inc., commonly known as AQS, along with its securities lending technology systems from PDQ Enterprises, operator of PDQ ATS. AQS is the first all-electronic, direct-access securities lending market.
buyer: EquiLend LLC
EquiLend is a leading provider of trading and post-trade services for the securities finance industry with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Toronto. "
target parent: PDQ ATS, Inc.
target: Automated Equity Finance Markets Inc
AQS (Automated Equity Finance Markets) offers automated securities lending trading in over 5,000 underlying equity, ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) and ADR (American depositary receipt) products. AQS is the first all-electronic, direct-access securities lending market.
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announced 10/9/2020 via Market Watch

TP ICAP, will acquire Liquidnet, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based TP ICAP PLC will acquire Liquidnet Holdings Inc., an electronic trading network. The acquisition of Liquidnet is a transformational deal that will diversify TC ICAP's business mix and contribute to boosting revenue growth and underlying operating margin.
buyer: TP ICAP (LSE:TCAP:$2,398.01)
Headquartered in London, TP ICAP is a global firm of professional intermediaries that plays a pivotal role in the world’s financial, energy, and commodities markets. TP ICAP provides comprehensive analysis and insight into market conditions and long-term trends. "
target: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network, connecting the world’s investors to the world’s investments. Its network spans 45 markets and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers.
price ($mm)
$575
rev ($mm)
$339
EBITDA ($mm)
$64
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
closed 2/15/2007 via

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

synopsis: INVESTools Inc., the market leader in fulfilling the lifelong education needs of self-directed investors, and thinkorswim Group Inc., a leading online brokerage platform serving the execution needs of self-directed investors, have signed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies in a transaction valued at approximately $340 million.
buyer: thinkorswim Group, Inc. (:$371.80)
thinkorswim is a leading online brokerage company specializing in options that also offers customers a broad range of products including equities, futures, mutual funds, and bonds. "
target: INVESTools, Inc. (:$170.33)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats.
price ($mm)
$340
rev ($mm)
$45
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EV / rev
7.5x
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