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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:$10,615.00)
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:$5,872.00)
TD Ameritrade is a broker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed income investments.
price ($mm)
$26,000
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$5,872
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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
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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 (TSX: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 9/12/2016 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired OptionsHouse

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporation announced that it completed the acquisition of Aperture New Holdings, Inc., the ultimate parent company of OptionsHouse. OptionsHouse is an online broker and value leader dedicated to active traders. OptionsHouse offers advanced trading technology, a full-suite of investment products including equities and futures.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
E*TRADE Financial and its subsidiaries provide financial services including online brokerage and related banking products and services to retail investors. Securities products and services are offered by E*TRADE Securities. Bank products and services are offered by E*TRADE Bank or its subsidiaries. "
target: OptionsHouse
OptionsHouse is an online broker and value leader dedicated to active traders. OptionsHouse offers advanced trading technology, a full-suite of investment products including equities and futures, and first class customer service to all online traders.
price ($mm)
$725
rev ($mm)
$104
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.0x
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

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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announced 5/8/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, will acquire Motif Investing, Inc.

synopsis: The Charles Schwab Corporation announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire 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:$10,615.00)
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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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

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:$132.15)
Flatex is a leading online brokerage business in Europe. Flatex provides an affordable and mobile online broker-platform with expert service and advice. Flatex offers trading in all common securities such as shares, funds and ETFs in exchange and over-the-counter trading. "
target: DEGIRO B.V.
DEGIRO is one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
price ($mm)
$279
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

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 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.
price ($mm)
$9.40
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Niyogin Fintech Ltd., acquired Moneyfront

synopsis: Niyogin, a non-banking finance company in India, has acquired a 50.1% stake in Moneyfront, an online robo-advisory and investment platform in India. Moneyfront helps its users invest in mutual funds and other fixed-income instruments. Users can manage their investments through a customizable portfolio management system and earn superior returns.
buyer: Niyogin Fintech Ltd. (BSE:538772:$2.40)
Founded in 1988, Niyogin is a non-banking finance company in India. The company helps small businesses with their financial needs, whether it is collateral free access to credit for working capital, financing small projects, expanding businesses or purchasing inventory. "
target: Moneyfront
Moneyfront is an online robo-advisory and investment platform in India. Moneyfront helps its users invest in mutual funds and other fixed-income instruments. Users can manage their investments through a completely customizable portfolio management system and earn superior returns.
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$1.67*
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announced 8/6/2018 via Company Press Release

AxiCorp, will acquire One Financial Markets

synopsis: Australian-owned Forex (FX) and Contracts For Difference (CFD) trading provider AxiCorp has announced that it will acquire UK-headquartered One Financial Markets (OFM). OFM is an award-winning global online broker providing trading facilities for retail and institutional investors.
buyer: AxiCorp
AxiCorp is a leading global provider of margin and deliverable Foreign Exchange, Contracts For Difference (CFDs) and Financial Spread betting. Their major brands are AxiTrader, AxiPrime, AxiSelect and AxiForex. They offer fully regulated Retail and Institutional trading. "
target parent: KBBO Group
target: One Financial Markets
One Financial Markets is a global, award winning, online broker providing 24/5 trading facilities to retail and institutional investors in forex and CFDs on indices, commodities, energies, bonds and futures.
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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:$424.10)
Grupo Supervielle is a universal financial services group headquartered in Argentina with a nationwide presence. The group provides financial services to all segments in the economy, focused on offering inclusive, high quality, and affordable financial products to individuals and corporations. "
target: InvertirOnline.com
Founded in 1999, InvertirOnline.com (IOL) is an online trading platform in Argentina that allows trading in the Latin American and US stock exchanges. IOL offers online assistance and valuable information for making decisions related to buying and selling stocks and bonds.
price ($mm)
$39
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announced 7/1/2015 via Reuters

Playtech plc, will acquire Ava Trade

synopsis: Playtech Plc said it has agreed to buy currency trading platform Ava Trade for $105 million to expand its online trading platform. AvaTrade is one of the world’s most popular and trusted online FX and CFD brokers, delivering the best forex trading experience for novice and expert traders alike.
buyer: Playtech plc (LSE:PTEC:$921.30)
Playtech is an online gaming software supplier, offering cutting-edge solutions to the industry's leading operators. Its approach has been centered on the continual development of best-of-breed gaming products and content, and its success built upon strong partnerships with our licensees. "
target: Ava Trade
AvaTrade’s user-oriented perspective, combined with financial backing, is unique in the field of online trading. AvaTrade has created the optimal trading environment for every trader. AvaTrade’s scope includes a spectrum of trading instruments including Forex, stocks, commodities and indices.
price ($mm)
$105
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
1.5x
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4.3x
announced 6/1/2015 via Reuters

Playtech plc, will acquire Plus500

synopsis: Playtech Plc, the online gaming company, has agreed to buy Plus500, an online trading platform for retail customers to trade CFDs internationally over more than 1,900 different underlying global financial instruments comprising equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, indices and commodities.
buyer: Playtech plc (LSE:PTEC:$921.30)
Playtech is the world's largest online gaming software supplier, offering cutting-edge, value added solutions to the industry's leading operators. Since Playtech's inception in 1999, its approach has been centered on the continual development of best-of-breed gaming products and content. "
target: Plus500 (AIM:PLUS:$221.48)
Plus500 has developed and operates an online trading platform for retail customers to trade CFDs internationally over more than 1,900 different underlying global financial instruments comprising equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, indices and commodities.
price ($mm)
$697
rev ($mm)
$221
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3.1x
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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:$10,615.00)
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:$5,872.00)
TD Ameritrade is a broker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed income investments.
price ($mm)
$26,000
rev ($mm)
$5,872
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4.4x
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closed 6/11/2009 via BusinessWire

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired thinkorswim, Inc.

synopsis: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of thinkorswim Group Inc. This combination enhances TD AMERITRADE’s industry leadership position, solidifying its #1 market share in trades per day and making the firm the new industry leader in the number of options trades placed each day.
buyer: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$5,872.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. "
target: thinkorswim, Inc.
thinkorswim is a leading online brokerage company specializing in options that also offers customers a broad range of products including equities, futures, mutual funds, and bonds.
price ($mm)[EV]
$581 [$593]
rev ($mm)
$372
EBITDA ($mm)
$104
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1.6x
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5.7x
closed 2/4/2008 via BusinessWire

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired Fiserv’s Investment Support Services

synopsis: TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation and Fiserv, Inc. announced today that TD AMERITRADE has completed its purchase of Fiserv’s Investment Support Services business for approximately $225 million in cash plus the amount of acquired regulatory capital.
buyer: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$5,872.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. "
target parent: Fiserv, Inc.
target: Fiserv’s Investment Support Services
Fiserv Investment Support Services provides products and services through Fiserv Affinity, Inc., and Fiserv Trust Company. Fiserv Trust Company, is one of the nation’s largest independent trust companies, administering approximately 290,000 self-directed retirement and custodial accounts.
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$225
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closed 10/10/2007 via BusinessWire

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired Market Gear, Inc

synopsis: TD AMERITRADE recently acquired the business of Market Gear, a provider of professional-grade options trade analysis tools.
buyer: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$5,872.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. "
target: Market Gear, Inc
Market Gear focuses on providing comprehensive and insightful market data intelligence to all levels of investors and traders. Market Gear™ offers high-end technical analysis with in-depth fundamentals, insider activity, comprehensive earnings analysis and advanced option forecast and modeling.
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closed 1/12/2007 via Company Press Release

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired iRebal

synopsis: TD Ameritrade announced that its ThinkTech Inc. subsidiary has acquired iRebal, a company founded by Gobind Daryanani in association with three leading planning firms whose portfolio rebalancing program is used by wealth managers. Terms of the acquisition were not announced, but Daryanani will continue to oversee the development of iRebal.
buyer: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$5,872.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. "
target: iRebal
iRebal is a rule-based application that automatically generates trade recommendations for multiple-account level rebalancing and cash management. It was developed through the joint efforts of three major advisory firms in an effort to improve the efficiency of their rebalancing efforts.
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closed 1/25/2006 via PR Newswire

Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired TD Waterhouse

synopsis: TD Bank Financial Group has completed the sale of TD Waterhouse USA to Ameritrade Holding Corporation, creating the combined company, TD Ameritrade. In connection with the transaction, TD Waterhouse Canada has acquired 100% of Ameritrade's Canadian brokerage operations.
buyer: Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$5,872.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. "
target parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
target: TD Waterhouse
TD Waterhouse provides investors with a broad range of brokerage, mutual fund, banking products and services on an integrated basis. As you browse through our Web site, we invite you to read about our Products & Services.
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announced 5/8/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

The Charles Schwab Corporation, will acquire Motif Investing, Inc.

synopsis: The Charles Schwab Corporation announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire 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:$10,615.00)
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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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:$10,615.00)
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:$5,872.00)
TD Ameritrade is a broker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed income investments.
price ($mm)
$26,000
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$5,872
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announced 2/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Tamarac Inc., will purchase PortfolioCenter from Schwab Performance Technologies

synopsis: Envestnet | Tamarac announced that Tamarac has agreed to acquire PortfolioCenter, Schwab Performance Technologies’ portfolio management and reporting technology solution for independent registered investment advisers (RIAs).
buyer parent: Envestnet, Inc.
buyer: Tamarac Inc.
Envestnet | Tamarac, a division of Envestnet, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated, web-based portfolio rebalancing, performance reporting and customer relationship management software for independent advisors and wealth managers. "
seller parent: The Charles Schwab Corporation
seller: Schwab Performance Technologies
The acquisition includes PortfolioCenter, Schwab Performance Technologies’ portfolio management and reporting technology solution for independent registered investment advisers (RIAs).
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closed 9/6/2012 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., acquired Open E Cry, LLC

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. has completed its previously announced purchase of Open E Cry, LLC, an online futures broker, from optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation. OEC offers direct market access to global exchanges through its proprietary software platform, OEC Trader.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products. "
target parent: The Charles Schwab Corporation
target: Open E Cry, LLC
Open E Cry, based in Powell, OH, is an innovative futures broker offering direct access futures trading through its proprietary software platform, OEC Trader. In addition to futures, OEC clients can also trade forex, options and equities all through the OEC Trader platform.
price ($mm)
$9.50
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$14
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0.7x
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closed 11/16/2011 via BusinessWire

The Charles Schwab Corporation, acquired Compliance11, Inc.

synopsis: The Charles Schwab Corporation, a leading provider of financial services, announced the completion of its acquisition of Compliance11, Inc., a provider of compliance software. The acquisition enables Schwab to expand the compliance monitoring and reporting tools it offers to corporate clients.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,615.00)
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: Compliance11, Inc.
Compliance11, Inc., is a leading provider of cloud-based compliance automation software for the financial community. Its products automate employee trading, insider trading surveillance, policy affirmations, employee disclosures, gifts, entertainment, political contributions, and more.
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closed 9/1/2011 via BusinessWire

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:$10,615.00)
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:$231.44)
optionsXpress Holdings, Inc., a pioneer in equity options and futures trading, offers an innovative suite of online brokerage services for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,029 [$1,149]
rev ($mm)
$231
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/13/2007 via BusinessWire

Schwab Performance Technologies, will acquire etelligent consulting

synopsis: Schwab Performance Technologies, a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation and a leading provider of portfolio management and accounting solutions to independent Registered Investment Advisors has entered into an agreement to acquire RIA back office outsourcing provider Etelligent Consulting, Inc.
buyer parent: The Charles Schwab Corporation
buyer: Schwab Performance Technologies
Schwab Performance Technologies (SPT) is a leading provider of portfolio management systems and accounting solutions to more than 3,000 independent investment advisory firms. SPT develops powerful portfolio management solutions to help advisors manage their practice and service their clients. "
target: etelligent consulting
Etelligent is the leading provider of BackOffice Portfolio Reporting services to Registered Investment Advisors and other financial professionals. Etelligent has worked with over a thousand advisors nationwide and currently has over $30 billion of assets on the Etelligent BackOffice™ platform.
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closed 1/1/2007 via

The Charles Schwab Corporation, acquired Global Real Analytics, LLC

synopsis: Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM) the asset management arm of The Charles Schwab Corporation, announced that on January 1, 2007 it completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Global Real Analytics, LLC (GRA), the San Francisco-based commercial real estate investment research and consulting company.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,615.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation provides a full range of financial services – including securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services – to individual investors and independent financial advisors. "
target: Global Real Analytics, LLC
Global Real Analytics, LLC provides real estate analytics, investment management, and commercial real estate index products. Its products include National Real Estate Index Value Monitor, Rent Monitor and Market History Report.
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closed 12/6/2005 via BusinessWire

Merkle Direct Marketing, acquired Quris, Inc.

synopsis: Merkle, a leading database marketing agency, announced today that it acquired Denver-based Quris, Inc., a full-service email marketing agency. Prior to the acquisition, Quris was majority-owned by The Charles Schwab Corporation. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Merkle Direct Marketing
Merkle is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing database marketing agencies. For more than 20 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. "
target parent: The Charles Schwab Corporation
target: Quris, Inc.
Email channel strategies. Data integration. Customer segmentation. Data and information audits. Industry research. Simply put, our skills at managing complex data help your brand compete. It's how we deliver breakthrough email thinking that deepens your customer relationships.
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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:$10,615.00)
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:$5,872.00)
TD Ameritrade is a broker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed income investments.
price ($mm)
$26,000
rev ($mm)
$5,872
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide. "
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
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closed 12/1/2005 via PR Newswire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired BrownCo

synopsis: E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation ET today announced it has completed the acquisition of BrownCo, an online brokerage service of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*Trade Financial family of companies provide financial services including brokerage, banking and lending for retail, corporate and institutional customers. Securities products and services are offered by E*Trade Securities LLC (Member NASD/SIPC). "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: BrownCo
BrownCo is an online investment brokerage for experienced investors. Provides stock trading, mutual funds, free quotes, equity market orders, IRAs, and more.
price ($mm)
$1,600
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/6/2005 via PR Newswire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired Harrisdirect

synopsis: E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation ET today announced it has completed the acquisition of the US-based online brokerage operations of Harrisdirect from BMO Financial Group.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*Trade Financial family of companies provide financial services including brokerage, banking and lending for retail, corporate and institutional customers. Securities products and services are offered by E*Trade Securities LLC (Member NASD/SIPC). "
target parent: BMO Financial Group
target: Harrisdirect
Harrisdirect is an industry-leading provider of electronic brokerage & related investment services for self-directed investors. Its platform enables you to buy and sell stocks, bonds, options & mutual funds online at Investment Centers nationwide. They also deliver a menu of online planning tools.
price ($mm)
$700
rev ($mm)
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closed 1/25/2006 via PR Newswire

Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired TD Waterhouse

synopsis: TD Bank Financial Group has completed the sale of TD Waterhouse USA to Ameritrade Holding Corporation, creating the combined company, TD Ameritrade. In connection with the transaction, TD Waterhouse Canada has acquired 100% of Ameritrade's Canadian brokerage operations.
buyer: Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$5,872.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. "
target parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
target: TD Waterhouse
TD Waterhouse provides investors with a broad range of brokerage, mutual fund, banking products and services on an integrated basis. As you browse through our Web site, we invite you to read about our Products & Services.
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closed 6/16/2016 via PR Web

Stockpile, acquired SparkGift

synopsis: Stockpile, the company that pioneered gift cards for stock, has acquired SparkGift, the Y-Combinator-backed e-gifting startup. The acquisition gives SparkGift’s very active and loyal customer base a comprehensive gift giving platform, in addition to an easy and affordable brokerage experience that offers 99 cent stock trades.
buyer: Stockpile
Stockpile allows consumers to purchase portions of expensive shares of stock through a credit card. Stockpile Investments is the world’s first brokerage platform that makes it easy and affordable for anyone to give, get, and own stock in any dollar amount. "
target: SparkGift
Spark Gift Sales LLC operates a platform for gifting stocks or funds to family and friends. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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closed 8/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Zecco merged with TradeKing,

synopsis: TradeKing and Zecco, two innovators in the online brokerage industry, announced the merger of the two firms has officially closed. Zecco is an online brokerage site for stock, options, and forex traders. Zecco Trading is an online stock brokerage that offers low cost stock trades and low cost options trades.
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: Zecco
Zecco is an online brokerage site for stock, options, and forex traders. Zecco Trading is an online stock brokerage that offers low cost stock trades and low cost options trades. Zecco provides low commission rates, free research and tools, and customer service.
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announced 10/28/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Monex Group, Inc., will acquire ORIX Securities Coporation

synopsis: Monex Group Inc, Japan's No. 3 online broker, will buy the securities unit of Orix Corp in a deal that will create the country's second-largest online broker. By forming a broker with more than $23 billion in client assets in over 1.3 million accounts, the two will be able to cut costs and beef up product and service line-ups.
buyer: Monex Group, Inc.
Monex Group, Inc., through its susidiaries, provides online brokerage and investment advisory services such as stocks, mutual funds, bonds, alternative investment products, fixed income products, and forex products for individuals. "
target parent: ORIX Corporation
target: ORIX Securities Coporation
ORIX Securities Corporation assists corporate clients with initial public offering and capital market fund management in addition to operating retail investor-oriented online services such as the discount brokerage "ORIX Online" and foreign exchange margin brokerage "ORIX FX".
price ($mm)
$275
rev ($mm)
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closed 11/19/2007 via BusinessWire

ING DIRECT USA, acquired ShareBuilder Corporation

synopsis: ING DIRECT USA, the nation’s largest direct bank has completed its acquisition of ShareBuilder Corporation, a privately-held Seattle-based online financial services company. The acquisition will add cost-effective, simple investment options to ING DIRECT’s consumer product offerings.
buyer parent: ING Group NV
buyer: ING DIRECT USA
ING DIRECT, the nation’s largest direct bank and fourth-largest thrift, is dedicated to inspiring Americans to become a nation of savers. Since its inception in 2000, more than 6 million Americans have entrusted their savings with ING DIRECT, building the bank to $77 billion in assets. "
target: ShareBuilder Corporation
ShareBuilder Securities Corporation is an online brokerage designed for long-term investing. The company's vision is to increase the personal savings rate of the average American by helping people build and manage wealth over the long term.
price ($mm)
$220
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/24/2007 via PR Newswire

optionsXpress Holdings, Inc., acquired XPressTrade, LLC

synopsis: optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. has completed the acquisition of XpressTrade, LLC, for approximately $37 million. XpressTrade, also based in Chicago, is a leading Internet-based futures and foreign exchange broker, which offers self-directed retail customers, 24-hour access to 25 exchanges and over 300 futures products worldwide.
buyer: optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (OXPS:$231.44)
optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. provides innovative securities brokerage products and services for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution. Through its subsidiaries optionsXpress, Inc., and brokersXpress LLC the company offers a wide range of investor tools. "
target: XPressTrade, LLC
XpressTrade was formed with an emphasis on investor education, high-touch customer service and an easy-to-use interface. XpressTrade has achieved average annual revenue growth of 70% and pretax income growth of 77% since 2003. Customer assets have almost tripled over the same period.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
4.7x
closed 5/30/2002 via Company Press Release

ACNielsen Burke Institute, created a joint venture with Burke Inc.

synopsis: ACNielsen Burke Institute and Burke, Inc. have entered into a joint venture to combine the ACNielsen Burke Institute and Burke's The Training & Development Center under one organization to be named The Burke Institute.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Burke Institute
The Burke Institute was founded in 1975 to train marketing research practitioners around the world in practical state-of-the-art research techniques. Since then, more than 50,000 participants, from over 10,000 companies have attended our seminars in 35+ countries. In June 1998, The ACNielsen Compa "
target: Burke Inc.
Founded in 1931 and based in Cincinnati, Burke, Inc. is an international leader in providing marketing, financial and business process information to its clients, linking an organization's key stakeholders - customers, employees, shareholders - to its financial performance. The firm has offices and
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closed 9/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Essel Finance, acquired Bimadirect

synopsis: Essel Finance Management has acquired Hyderabad-based online insurance policy aggregator Bimadirect. Founded in 2012, Bimadirect is a technology enabled insurance sales & service business focused on providing individual and group policies through direct and employer channels.
buyer parent: Essel Group
buyer: Essel Finance
Essel Finance is one of India's leading private sector financial services company. As an umbrella brand for the financial businesses of the Essel Group, they offer a diverse range of products and services across corporate finance and retail segments. "
target: Bimadirect
Bimadirect is a technology enabled insurance sales & service business focused on providing individual and group policies through direct and employer channels. Their online portal obtains real time quotes from more than 25 insurance companies for easy comparison to help customers save time and money.
price ($mm)
$3.51
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 9/26/2007 via

Commonwealth Bank of Australia, acquired IWL Ltd

synopsis: IWL Limited and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia have entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed whereby it is proposed that CBA will acquire all of the issued capital in IWL for approximately A$373 million or A$6.57 per share, less any dividend paid by IWL for the period ended 30 June 2007.
buyer: Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA:$19,930.06)
The Commonwealth Bank is one of Australia's leading financial institutions with businesses in New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. We are positioned for future growth, and aim to provide accessible banking and financial services for all Australians. "
target: IWL Ltd
IWL Limited is a leading provider of Wealth Management technology and operating solutions, information and intellectual services to the financial markets. These technologies have become an industry standard for large Australian banks, professional advisors and large financial institutions.
price ($mm)
$318
rev ($mm)
$110
EBITDA ($mm)
$24
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.4x
closed 6/11/2009 via BusinessWire

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired thinkorswim, Inc.

synopsis: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of thinkorswim Group Inc. This combination enhances TD AMERITRADE’s industry leadership position, solidifying its #1 market share in trades per day and making the firm the new industry leader in the number of options trades placed each day.
buyer: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$5,872.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. "
target: thinkorswim, Inc.
thinkorswim is a leading online brokerage company specializing in options that also offers customers a broad range of products including equities, futures, mutual funds, and bonds.
price ($mm)[EV]
$581 [$593]
rev ($mm)
$372
EBITDA ($mm)
$104
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
5.7x
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 5/30/2007 via BusinessWire

eSpeed, Inc. will be merged with BGC Partners L.P.,

synopsis: eSpeed, Inc., a leader in electronic marketplaces and related trading technology for the global capital markets, and BGC Partners, one of the largest and fastest growing inter-dealer brokers of financial instruments for wholesale market participants worldwide, announced eSpeed and BGC will merge, and the combined company named “BGC Partners, Inc.”
buyer: BGC Partners L.P. (BGCP:$2,554.99)
BGC Partners L.P. is a leading inter-dealer broker providing integrated voice and electronic services to wholesale market participants worldwide. BGC is active in the global credit, fixed income, foreign exchange, derivatives and money markets, offering a full range of brokerage services. "
target: eSpeed, Inc.
eSpeed, Inc. is a leader in developing and deploying electronic marketplaces and related trading technology that offers traders access to the most liquid, efficient and neutral financial markets in the world. eSpeed operates multiple buyer, multiple seller real-time electronic marketplaces.
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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 9/12/2016 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired OptionsHouse

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporation announced that it completed the acquisition of Aperture New Holdings, Inc., the ultimate parent company of OptionsHouse. OptionsHouse is an online broker and value leader dedicated to active traders. OptionsHouse offers advanced trading technology, a full-suite of investment products including equities and futures.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
E*TRADE Financial and its subsidiaries provide financial services including online brokerage and related banking products and services to retail investors. Securities products and services are offered by E*TRADE Securities. Bank products and services are offered by E*TRADE Bank or its subsidiaries. "
target: OptionsHouse
OptionsHouse is an online broker and value leader dedicated to active traders. OptionsHouse offers advanced trading technology, a full-suite of investment products including equities and futures, and first class customer service to all online traders.
price ($mm)
$725
rev ($mm)
$104
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.0x
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 (TSX:BNS:$14,975.30)
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With more than 58,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12 million customers in some 50 countries around the world. "
target: TradeFreedom
TradeFreedom Securities Inc. is Canada's premier online broker for active traders and investors. Since 1999, we have been providing sophisticated online brokerage services, including instant direct access to equities, options, futures, and forex, through better technology at a better price.
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ING Group NV
ING Group NV
ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services. They draw on their experience and expertise, their commitment to excellent service and their global scale to meet the needs of a broad customer base.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$17,368.59
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$4,256.27
Employees
53540
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Ticker: PNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The PNC Financial Services Group
The PNC Financial Services Group
PNC Financial Services Group is one of the nation's largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking; wealth management; asset management and global fund services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15,560.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$4,283.00
Employees
50683
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Ticker: FITB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $112 billion in assets and operates 16 affiliates with 1,311 full-service Banking Centers, including 103 Bank Mart locations.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$6,594.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,576.00
Employees
20798
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Ticker: HRB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
H & R Block, Inc.
H & R Block, Inc.
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,094.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.49
EBIT ($mm)
$615.79
Net Income ($mm)
$422.51
Employees
2700
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Ticker: BKHPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bank Hapoalim B.M.
Bank Hapoalim B.M.
Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s largest bank. Bank Hapoalim offers a wide range of banking services to consumers, SMEs and corporations across Israel. The bank offers banking and payments products, capital market and foreign trade facilities and a full gamut of financial planning advisory services.
year
2005
rev ($mm)
$2,654.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$632.80
Employees
13010
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Ticker: FACT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Albany Companies, Inc.
Founded in 1953, First Albany remains one of the few institutionally-focused and independent investment banks in the United States. The businesses of First Albany Companies share an entrepreneurial, boutique culture in which client satisfaction and personal and firm-wide accountability are our guide
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$18.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($159.17)
EBIT ($mm)
($179.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
189
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Ticker: NSUR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life Quotes, Inc.
Originally founded in 1984 as Quotesmith Corporation, Life Quotes, Inc. owns and operates a comprehensive consumer information service and companion insurance brokerage service that caters to the needs of self-directed insurance shoppers.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$15.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.58)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.37)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SEHK:2318
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ping An Insurance Group
Ping An Insurance Group
Ping An Insurance Group is one of China’s largest financial conglomerates. Ping An Insurance offers all kinds of insurance products, including travel, family, accident, corporate, health, life, and property insurance. They also offer services for loans, credit cards, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$159,378.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$31,223.54
EBIT ($mm)
$30,150.45
Net Income ($mm)
$18,493.28
Employees
376900
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Ticker: ENXTPA:CS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AXA Group
AXA Group
AXA Group is a global insurer and asset manager. AXA and its affiliates provide financial strategies for retirement, life insurance, investing and employers. Products offered include: Annuities, Life Insurance, Investment Accounts and Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$136,584.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$9,640.97
EBIT ($mm)
$8,057.27
Net Income ($mm)
$1,846.92
Employees
119780
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Ticker: DB:ALV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allianz Group
Allianz SE provides property-casualty and life/health insurance and asset management products and services. On the insurance side, Allianz is the market leader in the German market and has a strong international presence. Allianz is also one of the world’s largest asset managers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$127,303.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$14,633.07
EBIT ($mm)
$13,445.07
Net Income ($mm)
$8,962.63
Employees
147268
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