Like Logical Information Machines, Inc.

closed 12/31/2009 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Logical Information Machines, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Logical Information Machines, Inc. (LIM), a leading provider of data and analytics for the energy, financial, and agriculture sectors, for $51.5 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,179.00)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Logical Information Machines, Inc.
Logical Information Machines (LIM) provides software that enables users to perform historical price analyses on energy, commodities, bonds, and equities. LIM's Market Information Machine helps users research historical trading data, and its Historis database stores and manages historical data.
price ($mm)
$54
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$20
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2.7x
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closed 5/29/2009 via Market Wire

StarInvest Group, Inc., acquired Exx.com. LLC

synopsis: StarInvest Group, Inc is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of EXX.COM. EXX is a front end financial system with applications for risk management, regulatory compliance, real time information for risk evaluation, and quotations services.
buyer: StarInvest Group, Inc. (STIV:$0.95)
Since 2004 StarInvest Group, Inc had been an active Business Development Company (“BDC”) investing over $3,000,000 in American start-up and micro companies. StarInvest also owns and operates a stock transfer agency through its wholly owned subsidiary My Transfer Agency, LLC . "
target: Exx.com. LLC
EXX is a privately held company specialized in providing connectivity and software solutions to small and medium sized stock brokerage, arbitrage, investment banking firms, and Hedge Funds in major American markets.
price ($mm)
$4.10
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closed 3/10/2015 via BusinessWire

TradeKing Media, acquired Trader|OS

synopsis: TradeKing Group, Inc., announced it has created a new subsidiary, TradeKing Media. To provide the foundation for TradeKing Media’s offerings, the company also announced it has acquired Trader|OS, a real-time financial news, ideation and collaboration platform for investors that takes social trading to an unprecedented level.
buyer parent: Velocity Capital B.V.
buyer: TradeKing Media
TradeKing Media serves as the primary resource for the full portfolio of educational content and social collaboration channels available to all investors, both clients and non-clients of TradeKing Group alike. "
target: Trader|OS
Trader|OS enables traders to view interactive, real-time streaming videos; discuss strategies with other investors while creating, curating and sharing charts; customize news and social feeds, and make timely trades -- all simultaneously through one, fully-integrated dashboard.
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closed 9/6/2012 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. has completed its previously announced purchase of Open E Cry, LLC, an online futures broker, from optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation. OEC offers direct market access to global exchanges through its proprietary software platform, OEC Trader.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products. "
target parent: The Charles Schwab Corporation
target: Open E Cry, LLC
Open E Cry, based in Powell, OH, is an innovative futures broker offering direct access futures trading through its proprietary software platform, OEC Trader. In addition to futures, OEC clients can also trade forex, options and equities all through the OEC Trader platform.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.7x
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closed 3/26/2010 via PR Newswire

Polaris Software Lab Ltd., acquired IndigoTX Software Private Limited

synopsis: Polaris Software Lab Limited, a leading Financial Technology Company announced the acquisition of IndigoTX, a SaaS (Software as a service) Company that provides GO TX, an enterprise brokerage solution for the securities market on a pay per use model.
buyer: Polaris Software Lab Ltd. (BSE:532254:$296.85)
Polaris Software Lab is a leading Financial Technology company, with its comprehensive portfolio of products, services and consulting. Polaris has a talent strength of over 9,000 solution architects, domain and technology experts. "
target: IndigoTX Software Private Limited
IndigoTX Software is a software and back-office services company with a financial services focus. Its platform GO TX, designed and developed to be deployed by banks and other financial intermediaries, will facilitate investment and trading in many instruments, in multiple markets and currencies.
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closed 8/31/2010 via Company Description

Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd., acquired AASTOCKS.com Ltd.

synopsis: Shanghai Great Wisdom Co. has acquired AASTOCKS.com Ltd. AASTOCKS.com Ltd. provides financial information products and services to corporate clients and individual investors in the Asia Pacific regions.
buyer: Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd. (601519.SS:$92.77)
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd. engages in the development, production, sale, and support of information technology products to financial sector. It offers software that provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, etc. "
target: AASTOCKS.com Ltd.
AASTOCKS.com Ltd. provides financial information products and services to corporate clients and individual investors in the Asia Pacific regions. Its information products cover equities, derivatives, global foreign exchange, and precious metals markets.
price ($mm)
$29
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closed 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Solventis, acquired Qbitia

synopsis: Solventis, an independent financial group in Spain, has acquired an 80% stake in Qbitia, a Spain-based IT company focused on developing software for capital markets. Qbitia's trading platform allows users to quickly design trading strategies and test them in a realistic environment.
buyer: Solventis
Solventis is an independent financial group in Spain. Solventis provides corporate finance, financial consulting, asset management, and real estate services. The group's corporate finance service focuses on M&A, capital markets, corporate services, and venture capital. "
target: Qbitia
Qbitia is a Spain-based IT company focused on developing software for capital markets. Qbitia provides software solutions that can simplify and improve investment management. Their Qcaid trading platform allows users to quickly design trading strategies and test them in a realistic environment.
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closed 10/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Shadow Financial Services Corporation

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., a global Fintech leader, has acquired Shadow Financial Systems, Inc., a provider of multi-asset class post-trade solutions for the capital markets industry. Shadow Financial Systems offers a SaaS-based solution for middle and back-office post-trade processing, reconciliation, clearing, treasury and accounting.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,338.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset managers and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge helps clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure. "
target: Shadow Financial Services Corporation
Shadow Financial Systems is a provider of multi-asset class post-trade solutions for the capital markets industry. Shadow Financial Systems offers ShadowSuite, a SaaS-based solution for middle and back-office post-trade processing, reconciliation, clearing, treasury and accounting.
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closed 9/1/2018 via BusinessWire

State Street Corporation, acquired Charles River Systems, Inc.

synopsis: State Street Corporation, a leading provider of financial services to institutional investors, announced that it has acquired Charles River Systems, Inc. (Charles River Development), a premier provider of investment management front office tools and solutions.
buyer: State Street Corporation (STT:$11,734.00)
State Street Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. "
target: Charles River Systems, Inc.
Charles River Systems, Inc. is a privately held company that primarily focuses on providing solutions that automate front and middle office investment management functions across asset classes on a Software as a Service-based platform.
price ($mm)
$2,600
rev ($mm)
$311
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Forum Trading Solutions Ltd, acquired GMEX Technologies

synopsis: Forum Trading Solutions (Forum), currently a minority stakeholder in Global Market Exchange Group (GMEX), has acquired 100% of GMEX Technologies Limited, including clients and the GMEX name related trademarks. The current GMEX Tech and Forum businesses will merge to provide multi-asset exchange and post trade business services and technology.
buyer: Forum Trading Solutions Ltd
Forum is positioned as a neutral, global, exchange platform-as-a-service providing execution, operational & surveillance software, in addition to people-based operational and regulatory services. The Forum offering is designed to be fully compliant with current regulatory initiatives. "
target parent: Global Markets Exchange Group
target: GMEX Technologies
GMEX Technologies is a provider of multi-asset exchange and post trade technology covering all the market infrastructure value chain. They offer their cloud-enabled trading and clearing market ecosystem with the best talent, connectivity, technology, and business expertise.
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announced 4/19/2016 via Market Wire

Bridgepoint, Summit Partners, will acquire Calypso Technology Inc

synopsis: Calypso Technology, Inc., a leading provider of capital markets software, announced that it is to be acquired by European private equity fund Bridgepoint and global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Calypso offers an integrated suite of trading and risk management solutions used by over 34,000 market professionals in more than 60 countries.
buyer: Summit Partners
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint, a European private equity firm, focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with potential to grow organically or through acquisition. Summit Partners, a global growth equity firm, currently invested more than $7.2 billion in equity and fixed income opportunities. "
target: Calypso Technology Inc
Calypso is the leading provider of front-to-back technology solutions for the financial markets. With 19 years of experience delivering cross-asset solutions for trading, processing, risk management and accounting, Calypso brings simplicity to the most complex business and technology issues.
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closed 6/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Omnesys Technologies Private Limited, acquired Harsa IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Bangalore based Omnesys Technologies Private Limited has acquired controlling stake in Chennai based Harsa IT Solutions Private Limited, a provider of back office, PMS and wealth management products.
buyer: Omnesys Technologies Private Limited
Omnesys is a leading provider of software for Securities markets worldwide. Omnesys products range from multi-asset, multi venue trading systems, market data and connectivity solutions to buy-side and sell-side firms, consumer oriented trading terminals and websites. "
target: Harsa IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Harsa IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is a Capital Market solutions company with back office & risk managment information solutions for Equity, Derivatives, Currency, Commodities, Depository & PMS solutions. A real web solutions on proprietor framework.
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announced 9/23/2011 via Company Press Release

Vista Equity Partners, will purchase Trade and Risk Management Business from Thomson Reuters

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners and Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, have signed an agreement under which Vista has made a binding offer to buy the Thomson Reuters Trade and Risk Management business which currently operates as a distinct unit within the Enterprise Solutions business.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, based in San Francisco with offices in Chicago and Austin, invests over $2 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
seller: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,906.00)
Thomson Reuters Trade and Risk Management business operates as a distinct unit within the Enterprise Solutions business. Its flagship product is Kondor.
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closed 1/7/2011 via Market Wire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Matrix Financial Solutions

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. has announced the closing of its acquisition of Matrix Financial Solutions, Inc., the leading independent provider of mutual fund processing solutions for the defined contribution market.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,338.00)
Broadridge is a technology services company focused on global capital markets. Broadridge is the market leader enabling secure and accurate processing of information for communications and securities transactions among issuers, investors and financial intermediaries. "
target parent: Bluff Point Associates
target: Matrix Financial Solutions
Matrix Financial Solutions is a leading provider of retirement products and services for third party administrators, financial advisors and banks. Matrix serves more than 300 financial institutions with over $120 billion in customer assets processed through its trading platform.
price ($mm)
$201
rev ($mm)
$80
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2010 via BusinessWire

FlexTrade Systems Inc., purchased ColorPalette Order Management System from Lava Trading, Inc.

synopsis: FlexTrade Systems, Inc. announced that it is acquiring ColorPalette Order Management System from LavaFlow Inc., a subsidiary of Citigroup. The transaction combines ColorPalette, a leading US equity hosted OMS product, with FlexTrade, the world renowned, multi-asset trading technology firm with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.
buyer: FlexTrade Systems Inc.
FlexTrade Systems Inc. is the industry pioneer and global leader in broker-neutral algorithmic trading platforms for equities, foreign exchange and listed derivatives. FlexTRADER is their flagship platform for algorithmic trading. "
seller parent: Citigroup
seller: Lava Trading, Inc.
ColorPalette is a powerful sector-based trading and order management solution, designed as a high-throughput, fully automated system for managing institutional and retail customer orders.
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closed 2/17/2010 via BNC Analysis

Lightspeed Financial, Inc., acquired NobleTrading.com, Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, Inc., a leading provider of direct market access (DMA) trading technology, risk management solutions, and brokerage services for retail active traders and institutional investors, announced its acquisition of discount trading firm NobleTrading.
buyer: Lightspeed Financial, Inc.
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: NobleTrading.com, Inc.
NobleTrading is an online discount trading company based in New York, USA. They provide all online trading services like stock trading, forex trading, option trading, commodity trading, future trading and day trading. They have flexible commission plans and trading software of different platforms.
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announced 4/8/2009 via Company Press Release

New Zealand Exchange Limited, will acquire The Marketplace Company, Ltd.

synopsis: NZX has agreed to a conditional term sheet for the acquisition of assets of The Marketplace Company. M-co designs, develops and operates markets for electricity, electricity derivatives, gas and carbon. NZX's proposed acquisition includes the energy business, gas business and M-co's software and trading platforms including EnergyHedge and Regi.
buyer: New Zealand Exchange Limited (NZE:NZX:$44.56)
The NZX Capital Markets (New Zealand Exchange Limited) form a diverse offering for companies wishing to raise growth capital and investors looking for secure and liquid investment opportunities. "
target: The Marketplace Company, Ltd.
M-co designs, develops and operates markets for electricity, electricity derivatives, gas and carbon. NZX's proposed acquisition includes the energy business, gas business and M-co's software and trading platforms including EnergyHedge (for electricity derivatives) and Regi (a carbon registry).
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$7.57
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cancelled 10/21/2008 via Market Wire

Global Access Holdings, LLC., cancelled an acquisition of Zealous Trading Group, Inc.

synopsis: Global Access Holdings LLC (GAH) announced the closing of its acquisition of the Zealous Alternative Trading System for illiquid securities. The ZATS platform is an alternative trading system that enables investment firms to transact in illiquid securities including PIPEs, warrants, and other financing vehicles.
buyer: Global Access Holdings, LLC.
Global Access Holdings is a financial media and analytics firm. Utilizing a proprietary set of Generators, GAH creates financial content solutions for institutional investment firms, investment banking firms, and media corporations. "
target: Zealous Trading Group, Inc.
Zealous ATS Trading Platform is a global community of trading counterparties in our targeted products and services providing an infrastructure in which to optimize and support investment and trading strategies for participants and we view ourselves as a trusted business partner to our members.
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closed 7/31/2008 via PR Newswire

iFinix Corporation, acquired ProActive Futures

synopsis: iFinix Corp, a provider of real-time financial information and services to active traders and to the securities industry, announced today it has finalized the acquisition of 80% of privately held ProActive Futures, Plainview, NY, a futures and options brokerage firm.
buyer: iFinix Corporation (INIX.PK:$0.54)
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics. "
target: ProActive Futures
ProActive Futures, Inc. operates as a futures and options brokerage company that provides futures and options trading on futures and commodities markets. It trades e-minis, currencies, treasuries, energy, metals, agriculture, and livestock.
price ($mm)
$0.05*
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closed 4/9/2008 via BusinessWire

NYFIX Clearing Corporation, acquired FIXCITY

synopsis: NYFIX, Inc., a trusted provider of innovative solutions that optimize trading efficiency, acquired UK-based FIXCITY, a specialist in web-based electronic trading and liquidity discovery solutions. FIXCITY’s flagship product ioinet is used by over 120 firms.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: NYFIX Clearing Corporation (NYFX:$109.99)
A pioneer in electronic trading solutions, NYFIX continues to transform trading through innovation. The NYFIX Marketplace™ is a global community of trading counterparties utilizing innovative services that optimize the business of trading. "
target: FIXCITY
Fix city, Ltd. operates as a software provider and Financial Information eXchange (FIX) consultancy. It also provides analysis and practical advice to firms implementing FIX.
price ($mm)
$6.81
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closed 12/31/2009 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Logical Information Machines, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Logical Information Machines, Inc. (LIM), a leading provider of data and analytics for the energy, financial, and agriculture sectors, for $51.5 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,179.00)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Logical Information Machines, Inc.
Logical Information Machines (LIM) provides software that enables users to perform historical price analyses on energy, commodities, bonds, and equities. LIM's Market Information Machine helps users research historical trading data, and its Historis database stores and manages historical data.
price ($mm)
$54
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire PlanPlus Global

synopsis: Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire PlanPlus Global, a financial-planning and risk-profiling software firm based in Canada.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,179.00)
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: PlanPlus Global
PlanPlus Global is a world-renowned investment and financial planning software provider. It offers the most academically validated risk profiling process, a globally scalable financial planning system, and a robust investment tracking tool that ensures investors remain suitably invested over time.
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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:$1,179.00)
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:$1,179.00)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: DBRS Limited
DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency. DBRS’s approach and size provide the agility to respond to customers’ needs in their local markets, while being large enough to provide the necessary expertise and resources.
price ($mm)
$669
rev ($mm)
$167
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EV / rev
4.0x
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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:$1,179.00)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: Pitchbook Data, Inc.
PitchBook is the leading research firm for Private Equity and Venture Capital. PitchBook offers the most comprehensive industry information available through its core product, the PitchBook Platform, as well as its daily newsletter and research reports.
price ($mm)
$180*
rev ($mm)
$31
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EV / rev
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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:$1,179.00)
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:$1,179.00)
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:$1,179.00)
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:$1,179.00)
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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$39*
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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:$1,179.00)
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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$28
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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:$1,179.00)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target parent: Stadsporten Citygate AB
target: Morningstar Sweden AB
Morningstar Sweden serves more than 200 clients in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland and provides complete data on more than 2,000 domiciled mutual funds and 20,000 funds registered for sale in the local markets. Morningstar has 25 employees based in Stockholm.
price ($mm)
$13*
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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:$1,179.00)
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:$1,179.00)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
seller: Advanced Sales & Marketing Corporation
The Annuity Intelligence Report (AI Report) is a web-based service that helps broker-dealers, insurers, and the financial professionals they support better understand and more effectively present variable annuity products to their clients.
price ($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:$1,179.00)
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:$1,179.00)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: Morningstar Danmark A/S
Morningstar Danmark A/S through its website provides investment information for individual investors, which includes fund and ETF data, portfolio tools, and market analysis. It also develops investment software.
price ($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:$1,179.00)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Old Broad Street Research
Old Broad Street Research's ("OBSR") team of investment research analysts rates and recommends approximately 500 UK-domiciled and cross-border funds.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
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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:$1,179.00)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Aegis Equities Research
Aegis is one of Australia’s leading research firms, providing incisive and rigorous securities analysis to investment advisers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Established in 1999, Aegis was founded to provide unbiased and objective fundamental equities research to the Australasian market.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
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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:$1,179.00)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Realpoint, LLC
Realpoint is a nationally recognized credit-rating agency that has earned a reputation for innovation and excellence in the structured finance market. Their goal is to increase market transparency and provide investors with the highest quality ratings and analysis.
price ($mm)
$48
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 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:$5,202.00)
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation (“IDC”) is a trusted leader in financial information. IDC’s offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management.
price ($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:$4,262.00)
Nasdaq is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services. Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating global capital markets. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.
Dorsey, Wright & Associates (DWA) is an independent and privately owned registered investment advisory firm. Since its founding in 1987 by Tom Dorsey and Watson Wright, Dorsey Wright has been a leading advisor to Wall Street and investment managers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$225
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$132
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
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.
price ($mm)
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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:$1,179.00)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Old Broad Street Research
Old Broad Street Research's ("OBSR") team of investment research analysts rates and recommends approximately 500 UK-domiciled and cross-border funds.
price ($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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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)
rev ($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 $3 billion under management, agreed to buy closely held financial research provider Track.com for an undisclosed amount. Track.com, LLC is a subscription-based service that provides an online platform for investment research and market ideas.
buyer: FX Concepts LLC
FX Concepts LLC is a currency hedge fund founded by John Taylor. "
target: Track.com, LLC
Track.com, LLC provides an online platform for investment research and market ideas. Its platform allows qualified contributors to share their stock, commodity, and macro ideas with a group of institutional investors, high net worth individuals, and other thoughtful market participants.
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2011
rev ($mm)
$24.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.69
EBIT ($mm)
$3.39
Net Income ($mm)
$2.90
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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
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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: OTCPK:APTY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APT Systems, Inc.
APT is an acronym for Applied Proprietary Trading. The Management of APT Systems, Inc. works to deliver stock trading tools with a focus on handheld devices.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.72)
Net Income ($mm)
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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)
$1,179.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$246.20
EBIT ($mm)
$189.60
Net Income ($mm)
$152.00
Employees
6737
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Ticker: ASX:REV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real Estate Investar
Real Estate Investar
Real Estate Investar is an Australian provider of products and services for property investors. Real Estate Investar helps people to find, analyse and track investment properties. Their platform provides users with all the tools, data and information they need to invest in property successfully.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.38)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSXV:ALY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AnalytixInsight
AnalytixInsight
AnalytixInsight Inc's Big Data Analytics platform helps transform data into narratives. Their flagship product Capital Cube provides high-quality financial research and content for investors, information providers, finance portals and media.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: SSNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SS&C Technologies, Inc.
SS&C Technologies, Inc.
SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software focused exclusively on the global financial services industry.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,632.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,686.50
EBIT ($mm)
$930.30
Net Income ($mm)
$438.50
Employees
22800
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Ticker: ASX:RD1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Registry Direct
Registry Direct
Registry Direct is an Australian provider of share registry software. Registry Direct offers a cloud-based software solution that streamlines registry management. Registry Direct enables companies to take control of their share registry, engage their team and increase transparency for all users.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.37
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: PT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PINTEC
PINTEC
PINTEC is a leading independent technology platform enabling financial services in China. With its mission to "Power the Future of Finance", PINTEC aims to advance financial services by providing customizable and modular fintech solutions to its financial and business partners.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$156.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.41
EBIT ($mm)
$12.65
Net Income ($mm)
$0.96
Employees
432
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Censof Holdings Berhad
Censof, an investment holding company, develops and markets financial management software in Malaysia and Indonesia. It operates Financial Management Software Solution, Payment Aggregation Solutions, Wealth Management Solutions, Training Solution, and Information Communication Technology segments.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$18.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.81)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.93)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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)
$1,179.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$246.20
EBIT ($mm)
$189.60
Net Income ($mm)
$152.00
Employees
6737
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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)
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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)
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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)
$4,829.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,271.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,071.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,422.00
Employees
11081
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