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closed 5/21/2009 via Company Press Release

Guidepoint Global, LLC., acquired Vista Research, Inc.

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies announced the sale of Vista Research Inc., to Guidepoint Global, LLC, a leading provider of primary research services to investors around the world.
buyer: Guidepoint Global, LLC.
Established in 2003 as Clinical Advisors, Guidepoint Global is a global consulting and research firm that delivers superior, customized expertise and research tools to professionals in finance, professional services and industry. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Vista Research, Inc.
Vista Research, Inc. provides institutional money managers and hedge funds with access to a broad network of top-quality industry practitioners who share fresh, field-level insights with Vista's clients.
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closed 11/14/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Moody's Corporation, acquired Copal Partners

synopsis: Moody's Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in the companies of Copal Partners. Copal's companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. Services provided include due diligence support, industry and company analyses, and more.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: 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.
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$50
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announced 10/27/2010 via BusinessWire

MF Global Holdings Ltd, will purchase Washington Research Group from Concept Capital

synopsis: Concept Capital, a leading institutional broker and total solutions provider for global investment managers, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Washington D.C. based research division, the Washington Research Group, to MF Global Holdings Ltd.
buyer: MF Global Holdings Ltd (MF:$2,233.57)
MF Global provides a range of services and support for a diverse client base that includes institutions, corporations and government entities, introducing brokers and other industry professionals, and individual investors and traders. "
seller parent: Sanders Morris Harris Group Inc.
seller: Concept Capital
Washington Research Group is a 15-member policy analyst team providing institutional investors with insights about the impact of Washington policy on their investment decisions. The team's clients include the largest mutual funds and hedge funds in the country.
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closed 9/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Capital IQ, acquired TheMarkets.com

synopsis: Capital IQ, a leading provider of data and analytics for global financial professionals, has acquired the research and estimates business of TheMarkets.com. TheMarkets.com is a premier provider of third party equity and fixed income research, earnings models, and estimates to more than 2,400 institutional investment management firms worldwide.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Capital IQ
Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, delivers comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research and analysis solutions to over 4,200 investment management firms, investment banks, private equity funds, advisory firms, corporations, and universities worldwide. "
target: TheMarkets.com
TheMarkets.com is the proven standard for investment research and workflow technologies to institutional investment firms worldwide. TheMarkets.com enables investors to streamline access to diverse providers of investment research through efficient workflow technologies.
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closed 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.
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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.
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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.
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closed 10/10/2013 via Market Wire

Investment Metrics, LLC, acquired InterSec Research

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

FX Concepts LLC, acquired Track.com, LLC

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

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Danmark A/S

synopsis: Morningstar Europe B.V., a leading provider of independent investment research, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 75 percent ownership interest in Morningstar Danmark A/S.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: Morningstar Danmark A/S
Morningstar Danmark A/S through its website provides investment information for individual investors, which includes fund and ETF data, portfolio tools, and market analysis. It also develops investment software.
price ($mm)
$15*
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closed 11/3/2009 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc., acquired KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance services to the global financial community, announced that it has acquired KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. Headquartered in Boston, KLD is a leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and indexes for institutional investors.
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.
KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. is the leading authority on social research and indexes for institutional investors. Since 1988, institutional investors, managers, trustees, consultants and advisors have depended on the quality and expertise of KLD.
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$9.88
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announced 2/19/2009 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc., will acquire Innovest Strategic Value Advisors

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group, Inc., a leading provider of risk and corporate governance services to participants in the global financial markets, announced that it has agreed to acquire Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. Headquartered in New York, Innovest is a leading provider of sustainability research for the institutional investment community.
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: Innovest Strategic Value Advisors
Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, Inc. integrates and finances by identifying non-traditional sources of risk and value potential for investors. It offers company profiles, sector reports, I-ratings, carbon value at risk portfolio audits, carbon finance practices, and asset management sub-advisory.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$7
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EV / rev
2.1x
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announced 7/17/2019 via Market Watch

Equistone Partners Europe, will acquire Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services

synopsis: Moody's Corp. has agreed to sell its Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services business to Equistone Partners Europe Ltd, a private-equity firm. Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector. They are based in London, UK.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an independent investment firm that invests as a strategic partner alongside management teams. In each of their markets they look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by their capital and guided by their experience. "
target parent: Moody's Corporation
target: Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services
Based in London, UK, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector.
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announced 2/6/2013 via PE Hub

Asset International, Inc., will acquire Investor Economics

synopsis: Asset International, which is backed by Austin Ventures, is buying Investor Economics. The deal is valued at $20 million to $25 million. Investor Economics, of Toronto, provides business intelligence data and research for Canadian banks, asset managers and brokerages.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International is a B2B information and technology company in the finance vertical which is transforming smaller traditional companies it has acquired into a high growth global business with a diverse set of new revenue streams: electronic data, tools, online media, research, and events. "
target: Investor Economics
Investor Economics is a research firm that specializes in the fact-based measurement and analysis of Canada’s retail financial services and wealth management industry.
price ($mm)
$20
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announced 6/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Scope Ratings, will acquire FERI EuroRating Services AG

synopsis: Scope Corporation AG, Europe’s leading provider of independent ratings, research and risk analysis, will acquire FERI EuroRating Services AG, one of the leading European rating agencies specialized in investment market and product ratings.
buyer: Scope Ratings
Scope Ratings specializes in the ratings of companies, financial institutions, structured finance and alternative investment funds. Scope is an ESMA-accredited rating agency (CRA) operating in the European Union with ECAI status. "
target: FERI EuroRating Services AG
FERI EuroRating Services AG is one of the leading European rating agencies specialized in investment market and product ratings. Its mission is to create market transparency and to offer investment ratings that provide decision-making guidance to retail and institutional investors.
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closed 7/30/2009 via Folio: First Day

Asset International, Inc., acquired Strategic Insight Mutual Fund Research and Consulting, LLC

synopsis: Stamford, Connecticut-based Asset International has closed its second acquisition in a month, picking up financial data and analytics firm Strategic Insight. Strategic Insight provides research and business intelligence to more than 200 financial services companies.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions. "
target: Strategic Insight Mutual Fund Research and Consulting, LLC
Strategic Insight is a research, data and analytics firm serving the investment management industry. It provides competitive research and business intelligence to more than 200 financial services organizations worldwide, across the mutual fund, retirement income and wealth management industries.
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closed 5/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Postera Capital GmbH, acquired Augmento

synopsis: Postera Capital, a German pioneer in crypto-specific investment products and strategies, has acquired Augmento, a Berlin-based sentiment analytics company. With the acquisition, Postera Capital strengthens its position as a pioneer in crypto consulting as well as its investment vehicle Postera Fund – Crypto I, the first EU-regulated crypto fund.
buyer: Postera Capital GmbH
Postera Capital is a professional advisory firm based in Düsseldorf, Germany, that focuses on investment opportunities in blockchain and crypto assets. Their investment services support professional investors to gain access to the new and dynamic asset class of crypto assets. "
target: Augmento
Berlin-based Augmento provides predictive sentiment data for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies quantified from online crypto communication data. The company's data helps leading institutions to gain alpha and reduce risk in cryptocurrency markets.
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closed 5/21/2009 via Company Press Release

Guidepoint Global, LLC., acquired Vista Research, Inc.

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies announced the sale of Vista Research Inc., to Guidepoint Global, LLC, a leading provider of primary research services to investors around the world.
buyer: Guidepoint Global, LLC.
Established in 2003 as Clinical Advisors, Guidepoint Global is a global consulting and research firm that delivers superior, customized expertise and research tools to professionals in finance, professional services and industry. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Vista Research, Inc.
Vista Research, Inc. provides institutional money managers and hedge funds with access to a broad network of top-quality industry practitioners who share fresh, field-level insights with Vista's clients.
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closed 4/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Standard & Poor's Financial Information Group, acquired Vista Research, Inc.

synopsis: Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Vista Research, Inc., a leading provider of primary research. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Standard & Poor's Financial Information Group
Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. "
target: Vista Research, Inc.
Vista Research, Inc. provides institutional money managers and hedge funds with access to a broad network of top-quality industry practitioners who share fresh, field-level insights with Vista's clients.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/21/2009 via Company Press Release

Guidepoint Global, LLC., acquired Vista Research, Inc.

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies announced the sale of Vista Research Inc., to Guidepoint Global, LLC, a leading provider of primary research services to investors around the world.
buyer: Guidepoint Global, LLC.
Established in 2003 as Clinical Advisors, Guidepoint Global is a global consulting and research firm that delivers superior, customized expertise and research tools to professionals in finance, professional services and industry. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Vista Research, Inc.
Vista Research, Inc. provides institutional money managers and hedge funds with access to a broad network of top-quality industry practitioners who share fresh, field-level insights with Vista's clients.
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closed 5/21/2009 via Company Press Release

Guidepoint Global, LLC., acquired Vista Research, Inc.

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies announced the sale of Vista Research Inc., to Guidepoint Global, LLC, a leading provider of primary research services to investors around the world.
buyer: Guidepoint Global, LLC.
Established in 2003 as Clinical Advisors, Guidepoint Global is a global consulting and research firm that delivers superior, customized expertise and research tools to professionals in finance, professional services and industry. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Vista Research, Inc.
Vista Research, Inc. provides institutional money managers and hedge funds with access to a broad network of top-quality industry practitioners who share fresh, field-level insights with Vista's clients.
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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:$5,588.00)
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation (“IDC”) is a trusted leader in financial information. IDC’s offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,265 [$7,450]
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$940
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$332
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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:$5,926.00)
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.
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$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.
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$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:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: Ned Davis Research, Inc.
Ned Davis Research Group is a leading independent research firm with over 1,100 institutional clients in over three dozen countries. With a range of products and services utilizing a 360 degree methodology, they deliver award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
price ($mm)
$112*
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$41
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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:$1,244.10)
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.
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$19
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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:$27.79)
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities. "
target: Last Word Media
Last Word is an independent financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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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.
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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.
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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.
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closed 10/10/2013 via Market Wire

Investment Metrics, LLC, acquired InterSec Research

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