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announced 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire AdviserLogic Group

synopsis: Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, an Australian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, will acquire AdviserLogic, an Australian adviser software firm. AdviserLogic's cloud-based, financial planning software serves independent financial advisers in Australia.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: AdviserLogic Group
AdviserLogic is an Australian adviser software firm. Its cloud-based, financial planning software serves independent financial advisers. AdviserLogic's open architecture software platform delivers an end-to-end planning solution that encompasses best in class training and support.
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announced 7/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Orion Advisor Services, LLC, will acquire Advizr

synopsis: Orion Advisor Services, LLC , a portfolio management solution provider for registered investment advisors, will acquire Advizr, Inc., a financial planning and client experience technology platform. Advizr's technology enables advisors, financial institutions, and employers to engage investors in various ways, depending on their service model.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Orion Advisor Services, LLC
Orion Advisor Services, LLC is the premier portfolio accounting service provider for advisors. Orion provides the integrated and fully customizable technology solutions that advisors need to help grow their businesses over the long term. "
target: Advizr
Advizr creates software that will expand consumer and advisor access to high-quality financial planning services in an accessible format. The powerful, automated, interactive financial planning solution empowers advisors to serve their clients in a cost-effective way, regardless of net worth.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Envestnet, Inc., acquired MoneyGuide Pro

synopsis: Envestnet, a leading provider of intelligent systems for wealth management and financial wellness, acquired PIEtech, Inc., the creator of the MoneyGuide family of financial planning applications. MoneyGuide is a leading goals-based financial planning application used by financial advisors.
buyer: Envestnet, Inc. (ENV:$812.36)
Envestnet, Inc. is a leading provider of intelligent systems for wealth management and financial wellness. Envestnet's unified technology empowers enterprises and advisors to more fully understand their clients and deliver actionable intelligence that drives better outcomes and improves lives. "
target: MoneyGuide Pro
PIEtech, Inc. is the creator of the MoneyGuide family of financial planning applications. MoneyGuide is a leading goals-based financial planning application used by financial advisors.
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announced 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

Principal Financial Group, will acquire RobustWealth

synopsis: Principal Financial Group, a provider of retirement and asset management solutions, will acquire RobustWealth. RobustWealth is a digital wealth management platform built by and for investment advisors. It integrates previously modular features into one seamless suite that advisors can leverage to optimize their practice on their clients’ behalf.
buyer: Principal Financial Group (PFG:$13,927.40)
Principal helps people and companies build, protect and advance their financial well-being through retirement, insurance and asset management solutions that fit their lives. They offer innovative ideas, investment expertise and real-life solutions to make financial progress possible. "
target: RobustWealth
RobustWealth is a digital wealth management platform built by and for investment advisors, and engineered to satisfy their unique needs. It integrates previously modular features into one seamless suite that advisors can leverage to optimize their practice on their clients’ behalf.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Equisoft, acquired Planist Ltd.

synopsis: Equisoft, a leading global provider of digital business solutions for the insurance and wealth industries, announced the acquisition of Montreal-based Planist Ltd. Planist offers a unique financial portal that provides access to all the analytical tools needed to create comprehensive financial plans and strategies.
buyer: Equisoft
Equisoft provides advanced digital business solutions that optimize processes, increase revenue and enable growth for the life insurance and wealth management industries. All Equisoft software systems are developed for optimal scalability and configurability to empower clients. "
target: Planist Ltd.
Planist offers a unique financial portal that provides access to all the analytical tools needed to create comprehensive financial plans and strategies. Planist is dedicated to helping financial services professionals deliver the best possible financial planning analysis, tools, and recommendations.
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closed 2/15/2017 via PR Newswire

AdvisorEngine, acquired Wealthminder

synopsis: AdvisorEngine, the innovative digital wealth management platform that has become a leader in the financial services industry, announced that it has purchased the technology assets and intellectual property of Wealthminder, a cloud-based offering that enables financial advisors to collaborate with clients to help them reach their financial goals.
buyer: AdvisorEngine
AdvisorEngine, a pioneer in digital wealth management tech, was the first company to integrate private-label robo-advice within a full enterprise B2B digital wealth management tech platform. It integrates online & traditional wealth management processes & workflows to help advisors serve clients. "
target: Wealthminder
Wealthminder is a cloud-based offering that enables financial advisors to collaborate with clients to help them reach their financial goals. Wealthminder's mission is to make financial planning simpler for financial firms and their clients.
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announced 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

RL360°, will acquire Ardan International Limited

synopsis: Rowan Dartington has agreed to sell its Isle of Man-based international platform business, Ardan International, to the RL360° Group. Ardan International is one of the few independent wealth platforms designed specifically to be used by financial advisers with expatriate clients and features such international-client-friendly advantages.
buyer: RL360°
RL360° provides offshore savings, protection and investment products to expats and local nationals around the world. For example, their flagship regular savings product Quantum is an affordable and flexible solution for those who want to save for their future. "
target parent: Rowan Dartington Holdings
target: Ardan International Limited
Ardan International, based in the Isle of Man, is one of the few independent wealth platforms designed specifically to be used by financial advisers with expatriate clients and features such international-client-friendly advantages.
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closed 1/28/2016 via Company Press Release

FTV Capital, purchased a minority stake in True Potential LLP

synopsis: True Potential LLP, the leading UK-based integrated investor and wealth management technology platform serving advisers and retail clients in the UK, announced it had sold a significant minority share of its group business to FTV Capital, its first institutional investor.
buyer: FTV Capital
FTV Capital is a growth equity investment firm that has raised over $1.8 billion since inception to invest in high-growth companies offering a range of innovative solutions in three sectors: enterprise solutions, financial services, and payments/transaction processing. "
target: True Potential LLP
True Potential LLP is the leading UK-based integrated investor and wealth management technology platform serving advisers and retail clients in the UK.
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closed 5/6/2015 via BusinessWire

Envestnet, Inc., acquired Finance Logix

synopsis: Envestnet, Inc., announced that it has acquired Finance Logix, a technology company that provides leading-edge financial planning and wealth management software solutions to banks, broker-dealers and RIA firms.
buyer: Envestnet, Inc. (ENV:$812.36)
Envestnet, Inc. is a leading provider of unified wealth management technology and services to investment advisors. Their open-architecture platforms unify and fortify the wealth management process, delivering unparalleled flexibility, accuracy, performance and value. "
target: Finance Logix
Finance Logix is a technology company that provides leading-edge financial planning and wealth management software solutions to banks, broker-dealers and RIA firms.
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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Vanare LLC, acquired NestEgg Wealth, Inc.

synopsis: Vanare, a next-generation wealth management technology platform for investment advisors, announced the acquisition of NestEgg Wealth. NestEgg is an online wealth management platform to help people save and invest, and to help financial advisors reach out, communicate, and serve these investors.
buyer: Vanare LLC
Vanare is a wealth management platform for investment advisors to help grow their business. As the only technology platform to fully integrate Online Wealth Management, and CRM in a seamless solution, Vanare offers RIAs a comprehensive, experience with flexibility across workflows. "
target: NestEgg Wealth, Inc.
NestEgg is an online wealth management platform to help people save and invest, and to help financial advisors reach out, communicate, and serve these investors. They help clients save, invest and plan for the future using the same tools developed by Wall Street banks for their wealthiest clients.
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announced 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Objectway Financial Software S.p.A, will acquire eXimius

synopsis: Objectway Financial Software S.p.A, a leading Italian software provider for financial institutions which is currently expanding in Europe, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the eXimius business of Thomson Reuters. eXimius provides a private client wealth management platform.
buyer: Objectway Financial Software S.p.A
Objectway Financial Software S.p.A is a leader in software applications and technology services for financial markets and other corporates in Italy and Europe. The group consists of two companies: ObjectWay Financial Software SpA - the parent company - and ObjectWay iTec SpA. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: eXimius
eXimius is a front-office investment, wealth, and relationship management workflow application. It provides an easy-to-use decision support platform for the efficient and effective management of client assets.
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closed 5/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Manulife, acquired Guide Financial

synopsis: John Hancock Financial, a division of Manulife, announced that it has acquired Guide Financial, Inc., a software provider for financial advisors. Guide Financial builds software that enables investors to make better financial decisions and build wealth, utilizing artificial intelligence, behavioral finance, and seamless advisor integration.
buyer: Manulife (TSX:MFC:$44,261.87)
Manulife is a leading financial services group with operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Manulife's international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services. "
target: Guide Financial
Guide Financial is a software company that enables financial advisors and institutions to help clients build assets and manage their full financial lives - utilizing artificial intelligence, behavioral finance, and seamless advisor integration.
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closed 8/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Equiniti Limited, acquired Peter Evans Associates

synopsis: The Equiniti Group, a leading financial and business services outsourcing provider, announces the acquisition of leading technology provider for financial services firms, peterevans. peterevans is a leading independent provider of front to back office solutions for the financial services sector.
buyer: Equiniti Limited (LSE:EQN:$608.64)
Equiniti is a strategic partner to leading businesses, delivering complete commercial solutions in share registration, employee benefits, investment services and outsourced specialist tasks. "
target: Peter Evans Associates
Peter Evans offers packaged solutions for a wide range of back office applications, within the Securities and Investment Industry. The flexible business rules allow the software to be configured to meet specific business processes with a minimum of compromise.
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closed 1/2/2008 via BusinessWire

SciVantage, Inc., acquired Unger Software

synopsis: Scivantage, a leading provider of web-based, front- and middle-office technology solutions to the financial services industry, has acquired the assets of Unger Software Corporation, a provider of financial planning software. Unger Software will become a new division of Scivantage. The division will be re-branded as Financial Guidance.
buyer: SciVantage, Inc.
Scivantage is the premier provider of web-based, front- and middle-office brokerage products.Leveraging your existing back office, Scivantage’s easy and affordable platforms automate manual functions and integrate fundamental content into one fully customizable, straight-through-processed interface."
target: Unger Software
Unger Software (now, Financial Guidance Solutions, Inc.) develops and delivers financial guidance and planning software to corporate clients, individual advisors, and third party partners in the financial services industry.
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closed 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Crosskey Banking Solutions Ab Ltd, acquired Model IT Oy

synopsis: Crosskey, a leading supplier of services and systems to the Nordic financial industry focusing on banks, card issuers, asset managers and fund managers, has acquired all shares in the Finnish software company Model IT. Based in Finland, Model IT provides innovative software solutions and advisory services in the financial sector.
buyer parent: Ålandsbanken
buyer: Crosskey Banking Solutions Ab Ltd
Crosskey combines big-league IT capabilities with flexibility, engagement and a personal touch. They make it easier to create new revenue from financial services, getting users to market faster with the right offering. They have offices in Mariehamn, Stockholm, Helsinki and Turku. "
target: Model IT Oy
Based in Finland, Model IT provides innovative software solutions and advisory services in the financial sector. They work with asset managers, insurance companies and banks. Their main focus is in two products OneFactor – Wealth Management Platform and cFrame – Financial Modelling Framework.
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closed 8/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bravura Solutions Limited, acquired Midwinter Financial Services

synopsis: ASX-listed financial software vendor Bravura Solutions has acquired financial planning software-as-a-service provider Midwinter. Sydney-based Midwinter develops the financial planning software AdviceOS, which offers back office administration for financial advisers and self-directed digital advice portals for superannuation funds.
buyer: Bravura Solutions Limited (:$178.02)
Bravura Solutions is a leading provider of software solutions for the wealth management, life insurance and fund administration industries, underpinned by functionally rich technology that enables modernisation, consolidation and simplification. "
target: Midwinter Financial Services
Sydney-based Midwinter develops the financial planning software AdviceOS, which offers back office administration for financial advisers and self-directed digital advice portals for superannuation funds.
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announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Octopus Capital Ltd, will acquire Seccl Technology Limited

synopsis: London-based Octopus Group, a financial services and energy firm, will acquire Seccl Technology Limited. Based in Bath, Seccl uses its open API custody solution to help financial advisers, wealth managers, discretionary fund managers, and fintechs deliver faster, cheaper, and more flexible platform solutions to manage and administer clients’ money.
buyer: Octopus Capital Ltd
Octopus is a group of entrepreneurially-minded businesses and is one of the UK’s fastest-growing companies, operating in two sectors—financial services and energy supply. Octopus has over 750,000 customers, and their investments have put more than £8 billion into the UK economy. "
target: Seccl Technology Limited
UK-based Seccl provides a Software as a Service technology solution for businesses authorised to manage client money including Stockbrokers, Platforms, and Discretionary Wealth Managers. Seccl also offers outsourced custody services for Discretionary Fund Managers, Wealth Managers, Adviser and more.
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announced 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Silverfleet Capital, will acquire Microgen Financial Systems

synopsis: Aptitude Software Group, leading provider of business-critical software and services, has entered into an agreement to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, Microgen Financial Systems ("MFS"), to Moscow Bidco Limited, a private limited company controlled by Silverfleet Capital. MFS develops and implements its software for the financial services sector.
buyer: Silverfleet Capital
Silverfleet Capital is a leading, independent, European private equity firm specialising in mid-market buyouts. They utilise this expertise to help their portfolio companies make bolt-on acquisitions and to achieve strong organic growth. "
target parent: Aptitude Software Group plc
target: Microgen Financial Systems (LSE:MCGN:$46.57)
Microgen Financial Systems develops, implements and supports its own market-leading software for the financial services sector. They offer a range of financial services technology systems focused on the global Wealth Management sector and also provides Application Management services.
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$65
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closed 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Midwinter Financial Services, acquired InvestmentLink

synopsis: Midwinter, an Australian financial advice technology company, has acquired InvestmentLink from AllMyFunds, an Australian private holding company. InvestmentLink is an Australian technology solutions provider that helps financial services organisations interact and transact with their distribution channels, partners and customers.
buyer: Midwinter Financial Services
Midwinter is an Australian financial advice technology company. Midwinter provides cutting edge financial planning software packages for the financial services and superannuation industries. Their clients include banks, government institutions, superannuation funds, and small independent practices. "
target parent: All My Funds
target: InvestmentLink
InvestmentLink is an Australian technology solutions provider that helps financial services organisations interact and transact with their distribution channels, partners and customers. Their platform allows users to connect to over 300 funds, platforms, wraps, banks and credit card providers.
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closed 6/30/2016 via BusinessWire

TIAA, acquired MyVest Corporation

synopsis: TIAA, a leading provider of financial services, announced that it has acquired MyVest, a pioneer in holistic wealth management technology. Headquartered in San Francisco, MyVest provides scalable, customized wealth management services on a single unified platform for financial institutions.
buyer: TIAA
TIAA is a unique financial partner. TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. TIAA offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and guidance, and retirement services. "
target: MyVest Corporation
MyVest is a pioneer in holistic wealth management technology for financial institutions. MyVest's core offering is the Strategic Portfolio System™ (SPS), a cloud-based platform that enables client-centric wealth management across the entire enterprise in a single, unified system.
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announced 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire AdviserLogic Group

synopsis: Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, an Australian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, will acquire AdviserLogic, an Australian adviser software firm. AdviserLogic's cloud-based, financial planning software serves independent financial advisers in Australia.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: AdviserLogic Group
AdviserLogic is an Australian adviser software firm. Its cloud-based, financial planning software serves independent financial advisers. AdviserLogic's open architecture software platform delivers an end-to-end planning solution that encompasses best in class training and support.
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announced 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire AdviserLogic Group

synopsis: Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, an Australian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, will acquire AdviserLogic, an Australian adviser software firm. AdviserLogic's cloud-based, financial planning software serves independent financial advisers in Australia.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: AdviserLogic Group
AdviserLogic is an Australian adviser software firm. Its cloud-based, financial planning software serves independent financial advisers. AdviserLogic's open architecture software platform delivers an end-to-end planning solution that encompasses best in class training and support.
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announced 5/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire DBRS Limited

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, will be acquiring DBRS, the world's fourth-largest credit ratings agency. DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: DBRS Limited
DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency. DBRS’s approach and size provide the agility to respond to customers’ needs in their local markets, while being large enough to provide the necessary expertise and resources.
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$669
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closed 7/3/2017 via PR Newswire

KeyCorp, acquired HelloWallet

synopsis: KeyCorp announced it has closed the acquisition of HelloWallet®, an industry-leading personal finance software platform, from Morningstar, Inc. KeyBank in 2015 established a relationship with HelloWallet that made KeyBank the only banking institution providing access to HelloWallet's personal finance platform.
buyer: KeyCorp (KEY:$5,213.00)
KeyCorp is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association. "
target parent: Morningstar, Inc.
target: HelloWallet
HelloWallet improves the performance of organizations by providing independent guidance that aligns corporate spending with human capital needs. The company's web and mobile applications provide personalized guidance to employees for converting their salary and benefits into prosperity.
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closed 12/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Pitchbook Data, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its acquisition of PitchBook Data, Inc., which delivers data, research, and technology covering the breadth of the private capital markets, including venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: Pitchbook Data, Inc.
PitchBook is the leading research firm for Private Equity and Venture Capital. PitchBook offers the most comprehensive industry information available through its core product, the PitchBook Platform, as well as its daily newsletter and research reports.
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$180*
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$31
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired InvestSoft Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired InvestSoft Technology, a provider of fixed-income analytics. InvestSoft helps investment firms analyze fixed-income securities and portfolios, primarily through its BondPro Fixed-Income Calculation Engine.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: InvestSoft Technology, Inc.
InvestSoft Technology provides software solutions for investment firms designed to streamline workflow, reduce risk and harness the value of the data throughout an organization. They are a leader in the development and implementation of Trading, Portfolio Management, and Accounting Solutions.
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closed 3/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired RightPond

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired RequiSight, LLC, which does business as RightPond, a provider of business intelligence data and analytics on defined contribution and defined benefit plans for financial services firms.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target parent: Rocaton Investment Advisors, LLC
target: RightPond
RightPond is a business intelligence and analytics capability that reveals gaps, trends, outliers, and risk signals regarding plan performance, fees, capital flow, gatekeeper relationships, and best practices of defined contribution and defined benefit plans.
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closed 12/2/2015 via PR Web

PowerAdvisor, acquired PowerAdvisor

synopsis: Total Rebalance Expert, the largest, independently owned rebalancing software company in the RIA industry, announced the sale of the Total Portfolio Expert portfolio management system to Andrew Kehoe, a long-standing, key employee. Kehoe will acquire TPX, become its Chief Executive Officer and will re-brand TPX to its former name, PowerAdvisor.
buyer: PowerAdvisor
PowerAdvisor is a robust, cloud-based portfolio management and investment accounting platform. Aggregating data from multiple sources, PowerAdvisor provides advisors and their clients with a complete picture of their investments. "
target parent: Morningstar, Inc.
target: PowerAdvisor
PowerAdvisor is a robust, cloud-based portfolio management and investment accounting platform. Aggregating data from multiple sources, PowerAdvisor provides advisors and their clients with a complete picture of their investments.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Total Rebalance Expert

synopsis: Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Total Rebalance Expert (tRx), an automated, tax-efficient investment portfolio rebalancing platform for financial advisors.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: Total Rebalance Expert
Total Rebalance Expert (TRX)TM is the most tax efficient and easy to use auto-rebalancing software, designed by an industry leading CPA advisor for advisors to simplify portfolio management.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired HelloWallet

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, completed its previously announced acquisition of HelloWallet Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of online financial wellness, for $52.5 million. Morningstar will pay $39.0 million because it currently has a minority stake in the company valued at $13.5 million.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: HelloWallet
HelloWallet improves the performance of organizations by providing independent guidance that aligns corporate spending with human capital needs. The company's web and mobile applications provide personalized guidance to employees for converting their salary and benefits into prosperity.
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closed 4/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired ByAllAccounts, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. acquired ByAllAccounts, Inc., a provider of innovative data aggregation technology for financial applications. ByAllAccounts uses a knowledge-based process, including patented artificial intelligence technology, to collect, consolidate, and enrich financial account data and deliver it to virtually any platform.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: ByAllAccounts, Inc.
ByAllAccounts is a provider of innovative data aggregation technology for financial applications. ByAllAccounts uses a knowledge-based process, including patented artificial intelligence technology, to collect, consolidate, and enrich financial account data and deliver it to virtually any platform.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Sweden AB

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. has acquired its remaining ownership interest in Morningstar Sweden AB from Stadsporten Citygate AB and two private investors. Morningstar acquired its remaining 76% ownership stake, having 100% ownership. Morningstar is a leading global provider of independent investment information.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target parent: Stadsporten Citygate AB
target: Morningstar Sweden AB
Morningstar Sweden serves more than 200 clients in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland and provides complete data on more than 2,000 domiciled mutual funds and 20,000 funds registered for sale in the local markets. Morningstar has 25 employees based in Stockholm.
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closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Investis Ltd, purchased Investor Relations Business from Hemscott Plc

synopsis: Investis, the UK market leader in the provision of digital corporate communications for public companies, and platform company of Gresham Private Equity, announced that the investor relations business of Hemscott will be acquired from Morningstar Inc.
buyer parent: Gresham LLP
buyer: Investis Ltd
Investis helps companies communicate with their investors via the Internet. Specializing in corporate communications, the company creates and maintains corporate and investor relations Web sites and intranets for public companies in Europe. "
seller parent: Morningstar, Inc.
seller: Hemscott Plc
Hemscott, Inc. builds and maintains databases of historical financial and stock price technical information on the United States, Canadian, and international publicly traded companies.
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announced 9/28/2012 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd and Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that they have entered into an agreement for Sterling to acquire Morningstar's Australian financial services trade publishing business.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Sterling Publishing is a growing media company and the publishing arm of the BRW Fast 100-ranked Momentum Media. They focus on specialist vertical markets including the mortgage, finance, real estate and property sectors. "
seller: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar's Australasian online and print titles include InvestorDaily, IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) – incorporating SMSF – and Investor Weekly; and events for the financial sector including Wraps, Platforms & Masterfunds Conference and the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Strategy Day.
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closed 11/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., purchased The Annuity Intelligence Report from Advanced Sales & Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the annuity intelligence business of Advanced Sales and Marketing Corp. based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. (ASMC) for $14.1 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
seller: Advanced Sales & Marketing Corporation
The Annuity Intelligence Report (AI Report) is a web-based service that helps broker-dealers, insurers, and the financial professionals they support better understand and more effectively present variable annuity products to their clients.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Seeds Finance SA

synopsis: Morningstar France Holding, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Seeds Group, a leading provider of investment consulting services and fund research in France.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Seeds Finance SA
Seeds Finance SA provides investment consulting services to pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, banks, and brokerage firms. The firm is based out of Paris, France.
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closed 6/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Danmark A/S

synopsis: Morningstar Europe B.V., a leading provider of independent investment research, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 75 percent ownership interest in Morningstar Danmark A/S.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: Morningstar Danmark A/S
Morningstar Danmark A/S through its website provides investment information for individual investors, which includes fund and ETF data, portfolio tools, and market analysis. It also develops investment software.
price ($mm)
$15*
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closed 4/12/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Old Broad Street Research

synopsis: Morningstar UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Old Broad Street Research Ltd. (OBSR), a premier provider of fund research, ratings, and investment consulting services in the United Kingdom, for 11.95 million pounds sterling, or approximately U.S. $18.3 million.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Old Broad Street Research
Old Broad Street Research's ("OBSR") team of investment research analysts rates and recommends approximately 500 UK-domiciled and cross-border funds.
price ($mm)
$19
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closed 3/31/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Aegis Equities Research

synopsis: Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, an Australian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., has completed its previously announced acquisition of Aegis Equities Research, a leading provider of independent equity research, from Aegis Equities Holdings Pty Ltd.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Aegis Equities Research
Aegis is one of Australia’s leading research firms, providing incisive and rigorous securities analysis to investment advisers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Established in 1999, Aegis was founded to provide unbiased and objective fundamental equities research to the Australasian market.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 5/3/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Realpoint, LLC

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Realpoint, LLC, a Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organization (NRSRO) that specializes in structured finance.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Realpoint, LLC
Realpoint is a nationally recognized credit-rating agency that has earned a reputation for innovation and excellence in the structured finance market. Their goal is to increase market transparency and provide investors with the highest quality ratings and analysis.
price ($mm)
$48
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/9/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired footnoted.org

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired the Footnoted business of Financial Fineprint Inc. The acquisition includes the Footnoted.org website and the Footnoted Pro service. The site takes a closer look at the things that companies try to bury in their routine SEC filings.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: footnoted.org
footnoted.org was launched in August 2003 to coincide with the publication of the book, Financial Fine Print. Each day, the site takes a closer look at the things that companies try to bury in their routine SEC filings.
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closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Center for Financial Research and Analysis, acquired First Bridge Data LLC

synopsis: CFRA, one of the world’s largest providers of independent research, announced that it has acquired First Bridge Data LLC, a company that provides institutional quality data and analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
target: First Bridge Data LLC
First Bridge provides institutional quality data & analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
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closed 12/14/2015 via BusinessWire

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., acquired Interactive Data Corporation

synopsis: Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced it has completed its acquisition of Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related trading solutions from Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm.
buyer: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE:$5,019.00)
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation (“IDC”) is a trusted leader in financial information. IDC’s offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,265 [$7,450]
rev ($mm)
$940
EBITDA ($mm)
$332
EV / rev
7.9x
EV / EBITDA
22.5x
announced 1/5/2015 via GlobeNewswire

NASDAQ OMX, will acquire Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Nasdaq announced that it will acquire Dorsey, Wright & Associates, LLC, a market leader in data analytics, passive indexing and smart beta strategies. DWA will add to Nasdaq's robust index portfolio, bringing model-based strategies and analysis to support the financial advisor community.
buyer: NASDAQ OMX (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,199.00)
Nasdaq is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services. Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating global capital markets. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.
Dorsey, Wright & Associates (DWA) is an independent and privately owned registered investment advisory firm. Since its founding in 1987 by Tom Dorsey and Watson Wright, Dorsey Wright has been a leading advisor to Wall Street and investment managers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$225
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
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announced 12/11/2013 via BusinessWire

Copal Partners, will acquire Amba Research

synopsis: Moody's Corporation announced that it has acquired Amba Investment Services, a provider of investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions. Amba will operate as part of Moody’s Analytics majority-owned subsidiary, Copal Partners.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Copal Partners
Copal Partners' companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. They provide a range of services to leading institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations globally. "
target: Amba Research
Amba Research provides investment research and analytics support services to the global capital markets industry. Over 70 companies, including 6 of the top 15 global asset managers and 6 of the top 15 global investment banks, use Amba to differentiate and outperform.
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closed 11/16/2011 via PE Hub

Falfurrias Capital, acquired Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm, announced it has invested as a strategic partner in Dorsey Wright & Associates, a Richmond, Va.-based provider of technical investment research and money management products.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm that acquires or invests in lower, middle-market businesses. The firm is focused on making private equity investments in a diverse portfolio of companies operating in the eastern United States. "
target: Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.
Dorsey Wright & Associates (DWA) provides technical research services to the financial services industry and individuals. DWA strives to supply the resources, technology and support necessary for a stock broker, money manager or individual investor to become a true craftsman in investing.
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cancelled 12/23/2011 via PR Newswire

CVC Capital Partners, cancelled an acquisition of ConvergEx

synopsis: ConvergEx Group and CVC Capital Partners have mutually agreed to terminate their pending transaction. The merger provided for ConvergEx to be acquired by funds advised by CVC. ConvergEx is a leading technology company providing mission-critical proprietary software products and technology-enabled services.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms, with a network of 20 offices and some 250 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. "
target parent: The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
target: ConvergEx
ConvergEx Group is a leading technology company providing mission-critical proprietary software products and technology-enabled services to asset managers and financial intermediaries globally.
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closed 6/20/2011 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Ned Davis Research, Inc.

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, an international publishing, events and information group based in London, announced it has acquired Ned Davis Research Group (NDRG), a US-based provider of financial research to institutional investors. NDRG delivers award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: Ned Davis Research, Inc.
Ned Davis Research Group is a leading independent research firm with over 1,100 institutional clients in over three dozen countries. With a range of products and services utilizing a 360 degree methodology, they deliver award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
price ($mm)
$112*
rev ($mm)
$41
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EV / rev
4.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/12/2011 via Market Wire

Pacific Crest, acquired Pacific Epoch

synopsis: Pacific Crest Securities has acquired certain assets of Pacific Epoch, an investment research company specializing in China's technology sectors and companies. Its on-the-ground surveys, proprietary data collection and analysis of the technology market provide a unique and predictive view of trends impacting companies and sectors in the region.
buyer: Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest Securities, the leading technology investment bank, provides equity research, institutional sales and trading, third party research, M&A advisory, and public and private financings. "
target: Pacific Epoch
Pacific Epoch is a trusted source of China investment research for institutional, private equity, and corporate clients. The company provides a combination of proprietary data collection and on-the-ground surveys and expert analysis of government policy to partners.
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closed 4/12/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Old Broad Street Research

synopsis: Morningstar UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Old Broad Street Research Ltd. (OBSR), a premier provider of fund research, ratings, and investment consulting services in the United Kingdom, for 11.95 million pounds sterling, or approximately U.S. $18.3 million.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,109.30)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Old Broad Street Research
Old Broad Street Research's ("OBSR") team of investment research analysts rates and recommends approximately 500 UK-domiciled and cross-border funds.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bonhill Group plc, will acquire Last Word Media

synopsis: Bonhill, a leading B2B media company in the UK, will acquire Last Word Media, a financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
buyer: Bonhill Group plc (AIM:BONH:$13.88)
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities. "
target: Last Word Media
Last Word is an independent financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
18.3x
closed 9/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Capital IQ, acquired TheMarkets.com

synopsis: Capital IQ, a leading provider of data and analytics for global financial professionals, has acquired the research and estimates business of TheMarkets.com. TheMarkets.com is a premier provider of third party equity and fixed income research, earnings models, and estimates to more than 2,400 institutional investment management firms worldwide.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Capital IQ
Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, delivers comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research and analysis solutions to over 4,200 investment management firms, investment banks, private equity funds, advisory firms, corporations, and universities worldwide. "
target: TheMarkets.com
TheMarkets.com is the proven standard for investment research and workflow technologies to institutional investment firms worldwide. TheMarkets.com enables investors to streamline access to diverse providers of investment research through efficient workflow technologies.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Seeking Alpha, acquired CressCap

synopsis: Seeking Alpha, the world's largest platform for equity analysis, announced the acquisition of CressCap, a next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. CressCap is a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
buyer: Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha is the leading provider of stock market opinion and analysis from blogs, money managers and investment newsletters, and a provider of its own high-value, complementary financial content. "
target: CressCap
CressCap Investment Research has developed the next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. They are a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
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announced 10/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Baird, will acquire Strategas Research Partners

synopsis: Baird signed a definitive agreement to acquire Strategas, an independent private partnership focused on macro research. Based in New York, Strategas provides comprehensive macro sector insights including research in the areas of Investment Strategy, Economics, Government Policy, Quantitative, Technical Analysis, Fixed Income and Industry Surveys.
buyer: Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the US, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 3,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. "
target: Strategas Research Partners
Strategas is a global institutional brokerage and advisory firm that provides macro research, capital market and corporate advisory services, and financial products to institutional investors and corporate executives in more than twenty countries around the world.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: S&P Global announced that it has successfully completed its sale of S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity and Fund Research (Equity Research) business to CFRA, a leading independent provider of forensic accounting research, analytics and advisory services.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
seller parent: S&P Global
seller: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity Resarch provides access to financial analysis for wealth advisors and institutional investors. S&P Global Market Intelligence collects and analyzes vast volumes of content, turning into actionable intelligence on the global financial markets and industries.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Hedgeye Risk Management, acquired Potomac Research Group

synopsis: Hedgeye Risk Management announced that it has acquired Potomac Research Group (PRG), a Washington, D.C.-based, independent research firm which provides predictive and actionable Washington policy analysis to institutional investors.
buyer: Hedgeye Risk Management
Hedgeye Risk Management is an independent investment research and media firm. Focused exclusively on generating and delivering actionable investment ideas in a proven buy-side process, the firm combines quantitative, bottom-up and macro analysis with an emphasis on timing. "
target: Potomac Research Group
Potomac Research Group ("PRG") is an independent research firm formed to provide Washington policy and market technical analysis to institutional investors. PRG’s analysis of federal legislative activities and regulatory policies helps investors determine Washington’s impact on industry sectors.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

synopsis: Robert Schwob, a popular figure in the asset management world, has sold majority control of Style Research, his asset management data provider, to mid-market private equity firm Lyceum Capital. Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital partners with entrepreneurial management teams and unlocks growth potential by providing capital, operations and development support and help with targeted acquisitions. Lyceum typically invests between £5m and £50m of equity in fast-growing, UK-headquartered, mid-sized businesses. "
target: Style Research
Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications. The services are delivered on a SaaS-based platform that supports a range of devices.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/4/2015 via PE Hub

RCP Advisors, acquired Atlas Diligence

synopsis: RCP Advisors has acquired Atlas Diligence and its proprietary private equity manager research platform GPScout. Atlas Diligence was formed by experienced institutional investors to provide limited partners with unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities.
buyer: RCP Advisors
RCP Advisors was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Chicago. With approximately $4.3 billion of assets under management and 37 professionals, RCP is one of the largest private equity fund-of-funds sponsors focused exclusively on the lower middle market buyout sector. "
target: Atlas Diligence
Atlas Diligence was formed by experienced institutional investors to provide limited partners with unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/10/2013 via Market Wire

Investment Metrics, LLC, acquired InterSec Research

synopsis: Investment Metrics, LLC a leading provider of investment performance analytics and reporting solutions for institutional investors and advisors, announced that it has acquired InterSec Research, the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms.
buyer: Investment Metrics, LLC
Investment Metrics, LLC is an independent firm focused solely on creating solutions for investment professionals that streamline the process of performance measurement, investment analytics, manager research and reporting. "
target: InterSec Research
InterSec Research is the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms. InterSec Research transforms independent market insight into business intelligence for institutional asset managers, asset owners, investment consultants and advisors.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

FX Concepts LLC, acquired Track.com, LLC

synopsis: FX Concepts LLC, a currency hedge fund founded by John Taylor with about $3 billion under management, agreed to buy closely held financial research provider Track.com for an undisclosed amount. Track.com, LLC is a subscription-based service that provides an online platform for investment research and market ideas.
buyer: FX Concepts LLC
FX Concepts LLC is a currency hedge fund founded by John Taylor. "
target: Track.com, LLC
Track.com, LLC provides an online platform for investment research and market ideas. Its platform allows qualified contributors to share their stock, commodity, and macro ideas with a group of institutional investors, high net worth individuals, and other thoughtful market participants.
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Ticker: ENV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Envestnet, Inc.
Envestnet, Inc.
Envestnet, Inc. is a leading provider of unified wealth management technology and services to investment advisors. Their open-architecture platforms unify and fortify the wealth management process, delivering unparalleled flexibility, accuracy, performance and value.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$812.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$87.08
EBIT ($mm)
$17.49
Net Income ($mm)
$5.76
Employees
3920
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Ticker: BLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. They help clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares®, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13,880.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,602.00
EBIT ($mm)
$5,300.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,199.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: MKTX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$463.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$246.49
EBIT ($mm)
$224.84
Net Income ($mm)
$185.05
Employees
454
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Ticker: INIX.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GB:FFA.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FFastFill plc
FFastFill plc
FFastFill is the leading provider of Software as a Service to the global derivatives community, using the latest developments in technology to automate trade flow processes across a firm's front, middle and back offices.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$24.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.69
EBIT ($mm)
$3.39
Net Income ($mm)
$2.90
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:PPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Praemium
Praemium
Preaemium is a specialist in the provision of portfolio administration services. Using leading edge technology to deliver cost-effective investment administration services, Præmium provides services to some of Australia’s leading financial institutions.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$15.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.88
EBIT ($mm)
$0.60
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
85
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Ticker: FXIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forex International Trading Corp.
Forex International Trading Corp.
Forex International Trading develops the next generation of Forex trading platforms. 4XINT Trader is an advanced online trading platform for the Forex market.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: AIM:SOG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
StatPro Group PLC
StatPro Group PLC
StatPro is a global provider of award winning portfolio analytics solutions for the investment community. The Group's cloud-based platform provides vital analysis of portfolio performance, attribution, risk and compliance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$69.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.50
EBIT ($mm)
$4.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
285
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bravura Solutions Limited
Bravura Solutions Limited
Bravura Solutions is a leading provider of software solutions for the wealth management, life insurance and fund administration industries, underpinned by functionally rich technology that enables modernisation, consolidation and simplification.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$178.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.55
EBIT ($mm)
$29.37
Net Income ($mm)
$22.62
Employees
1351
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Ticker: AIM:BRY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brady plc
Brady plc
Brady plc is the leading provider of software solutions for global commodity trading. They offer a choice of trading and risk management applications designed to enable producers, financial organisations and trading companies to manage their commodity transactions in an integrated solution.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
253
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Ticker: MORN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,109.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$265.90
EBIT ($mm)
$199.20
Net Income ($mm)
$166.80
Employees
6557
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Ticker: MSCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc.
MSCI is an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. They have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with their clients.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,476.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$767.41
EBIT ($mm)
$709.17
Net Income ($mm)
$579.85
Employees
3266
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Ticker: 601519.SS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Great Wisdom provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, real-time quotes reveal and investment analysis software, financial education system, information dissemination, Web and other areas of financial services platform.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$92.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($76.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($68.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: INIX.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moody's Corporation
Moody's Corporation
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,496.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,103.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,907.30
Net Income ($mm)
$1,243.70
Employees
13222
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