Like Retail Forex Business

announced 9/13/2010 via PR Newswire

FOREX.com, will purchase Retail Forex Business from MG Financial, LLC

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a global provider of online trading services, has reached an agreement to acquire certain assets of MG Financial LLC's U.S. operations. Under the agreement, MG Financial will transfer approximately 4,000 customers to FOREX.com, the retail division of GAIN Capital.
buyer parent: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
buyer: FOREX.com
With FOREX.com retail traders have access to the global foreign exchange market with the reassurance of trading with a market leader committed to fair and transparent pricing and quality trade execution. "
seller parent: Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC
seller: MG Financial, LLC
MG Financial LLC provides online trading services in the foreign exchange market. The company offers DealStation, an online foreign exchange trading platform that enables traders to view real-time quotations, execute transactions, and track open positions.
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announced 2/22/2013 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., will purchase US Customer Accounts from FX Solutions LLC

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of online trading services, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the U.S.-based retail customer accounts of FX Solutions LLC, a provider of foreign exchange trading solutions and an affiliate of City Index Group.
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. "
seller parent: Intercapital Private Group Ltd.
seller: FX Solutions LLC
FX Solutions LLC, provides a proprietary Internet-based foreign exchange trading platform to retail traders, and serves as a market maker and principal counterparty in the retail foreign exchange market.
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announced 10/19/2010 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., will purchase Retail Forex Business from Capital Market Services, LLC

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a global provider of online trading services specializing in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs), has reached an agreement to acquire the retail forex business of Capital Market Services LLC ("CMS Forex"), pending regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. is a provider of online trading services, specializing in foreign exchange and contracts for difference. GAIN Capital provides execution and technology products and services to an institutional client base including asset managers and other financial services firms. "
seller: Capital Market Services, LLC
Capital Market Services (CMS Forex) was founded in 1999 by professional Forex traders, Forex brokers and software developers. Since its inception, CMS Forex has identified traders' needs and built its core trading platform, VT Trader™, to accommodate its loyal client base.
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closed 2/6/2008 via Company Press Release

City Index Group Limited, acquired FX Solutions LLC

synopsis: City Index Group, a leading provider of retail derivative trading services including Contracts for Difference and foreign exchange, is pleased to announce the acquisition of FX Solutions LLC in an all equity transaction.
buyer parent: Intercapital Private Group Ltd.
buyer: City Index Group Limited
City Index is a leading provider of CFD, foreign exchange, options and, in the UK, spread betting services. The Group trades primarily under the City Index, Finspreads and IFX brands and also provides a fully outsourced white label solution to numerous partners. "
target parent: Francisco Partners
target: FX Solutions LLC
FX Solutions LLC, provides a proprietary Internet-based foreign exchange trading platform to retail traders, and serves as a market maker and principal counterparty in the retail foreign exchange market.
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closed 4/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners, acquired FX Solutions LLC

synopsis: FX Solutions, a leader in the rapidly growing retail foreign exchange market, announced today that Francisco Partners, one of the world's largest technology-focused private equity investment firms, has invested in excess of $100 million to recapitalize the company.
buyer: Francisco Partners
Francisco Partners is one of the world's largest technology-focused private equity funds. The firm was founded to pursue structured investments in technology companies at strategic, technological, and operational inflection points. "
target: FX Solutions LLC
FX Solutions LLC, provides a proprietary Internet-based foreign exchange trading platform to retail traders, and serves as a market maker and principal counterparty in the retail foreign exchange market.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 9/17/2015 via Company Press Release

Inwestycje.pl, acquired KantorOnline.pl

synopsis: Inwestycje.pl Spólka Akcyjna has acquired a 74.3% stake in TNN Finance SA, the operator of KantorOnline.pl. KantorOnline.pl is an online currency exchange company based in Poland. KantorOnline.pl enables rapid and secure exchange of currencies at attractive rates without leaving home.
buyer: Inwestycje.pl (WSE:INW:$2.98)
Inwestycje.pl SA, based in Poalnd, operates several financial websites including inwestycje.pl, waluty.com.pl, kantory.pl, fundusze24.pl. "
target: KantorOnline.pl
KantorOnline.pl is an online currency exchange company based in Poland. KantorOnline.pl enables rapid and secure exchange of currencies at attractive rates without leaving home.
price ($mm)
$2.68*
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closed 8/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Zecco merged with TradeKing,

synopsis: TradeKing and Zecco, two innovators in the online brokerage industry, announced the merger of the two firms has officially closed. Zecco is an online brokerage site for stock, options, and forex traders. Zecco Trading is an online stock brokerage that offers low cost stock trades and low cost options trades.
buyer: TradeKing
TradeKing is a nationally licensed online stock and options broker offering simple, low cost online trading fees. TradeKing has received multiple discount broker awards from top industry sources and was rated best in customer service by SmartMoney Magazine. "
target: Zecco
Zecco is an online brokerage site for stock, options, and forex traders. Zecco Trading is an online stock brokerage that offers low cost stock trades and low cost options trades. Zecco provides low commission rates, free research and tools, and customer service.
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closed 1/24/2007 via PR Newswire

optionsXpress Holdings, Inc., acquired XPressTrade, LLC

synopsis: optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. has completed the acquisition of XpressTrade, LLC, for approximately $37 million. XpressTrade, also based in Chicago, is a leading Internet-based futures and foreign exchange broker, which offers self-directed retail customers, 24-hour access to 25 exchanges and over 300 futures products worldwide.
buyer: optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (OXPS:$231.44)
optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. provides innovative securities brokerage products and services for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution. Through its subsidiaries optionsXpress, Inc., and brokersXpress LLC the company offers a wide range of investor tools. "
target: XPressTrade, LLC
XpressTrade was formed with an emphasis on investor education, high-touch customer service and an easy-to-use interface. XpressTrade has achieved average annual revenue growth of 70% and pretax income growth of 77% since 2003. Customer assets have almost tripled over the same period.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
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2.0x
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4.7x
announced 7/19/2018 via Company Press Release

JLT Employee Benefits, will acquire Moola

synopsis: JLT Employee Benefits (JLT), one of the UK’s leading employee benefit providers, has acquired the award-winning digital saving and investment service Moola, subject to regulatory approval. Moola is an innovative, affordable and consumer-friendly investment service.
buyer parent: Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group PLC
buyer: JLT Employee Benefits
JLT Employee Benefits is one of the UK’s leading employee benefit providers. JLT Employee Benefits offers a single centralised source for all pension and benefit requirements. They inform, consult and deliver. "
target: Moola
Moola is a digital saving and investment service. Moola is an innovative, affordable and consumer-friendly investment service. It offers customers the opportunity to invest in Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs), Generalised Investment Accounts (GIA), as well as ethical and tax efficient portfolios.
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announced 5/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Metal Pay, will acquire Crumbs Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Metal Pay, a blockchain-based financial services company, will acquire Crumbs Technologies Inc., an innovative micro investing app that allows users to invest in digital assets. Crumbs lets users invest in digital assets with their spare change from credit and debit cards. The spare change goes into their own customizable indexes of digital assets.
buyer: Metal Pay
Metal Pay is reimagining money by putting digital assets in the hands of every person in the world. By creating an ecosystem of products, Metal meets the needs of all types of users. Metal's portfolio of products makes it simple, enjoyable and rewarding to participate in the new financial system. "
target: Crumbs Technologies Inc.
Crumbs Technologies combines the power of micro-investing with the performance of digital assets in their app, Crumbs. Crumbs lets users invest in digital assets with their spare change from credit and debit cards. The spare change goes into their own customizable indexes of digital assets.
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closed 12/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Trustees Australia Limited, acquired Cashwerkz Pty Ltd

synopsis: Trustees Australia is pleased to advise that it has entered into a heads of agreement to acquires the issued capital of Cashwerkz Pty Ltd, an innovative Australian fin-tech company. Cashwerkz is an online term deposit marketplace and cash management platform.
buyer: Trustees Australia Limited (ASX:TAU:$2.86)
Trustees Australia is an ASX listed financial services business holding ASIC licences which allow it specialise in providing Responsible Entity, Trustee and Custodian services for asset management and administration for its own funds and on behalf of others. "
target: Cashwerkz Pty Ltd
Cashwerkz is an online term deposit marketplace and cash management platform. Cashwerkz is a new term deposit investing hub, designed for the pros and now freely available to anyone who wants to actively manage their cash.
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announced 10/28/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Monex Group, Inc., will acquire ORIX Securities Coporation

synopsis: Monex Group Inc, Japan's No. 3 online broker, will buy the securities unit of Orix Corp in a deal that will create the country's second-largest online broker. By forming a broker with more than $23 billion in client assets in over 1.3 million accounts, the two will be able to cut costs and beef up product and service line-ups.
buyer: Monex Group, Inc.
Monex Group, Inc., through its susidiaries, provides online brokerage and investment advisory services such as stocks, mutual funds, bonds, alternative investment products, fixed income products, and forex products for individuals. "
target parent: ORIX Corporation
target: ORIX Securities Coporation
ORIX Securities Corporation assists corporate clients with initial public offering and capital market fund management in addition to operating retail investor-oriented online services such as the discount brokerage "ORIX Online" and foreign exchange margin brokerage "ORIX FX".
price ($mm)
$275
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closed 12/1/2005 via PR Newswire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired BrownCo

synopsis: E*TRADE FINANCIAL Corporation ET today announced it has completed the acquisition of BrownCo, an online brokerage service of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*Trade Financial family of companies provide financial services including brokerage, banking and lending for retail, corporate and institutional customers. Securities products and services are offered by E*Trade Securities LLC (Member NASD/SIPC). "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: BrownCo
BrownCo is an online investment brokerage for experienced investors. Provides stock trading, mutual funds, free quotes, equity market orders, IRAs, and more.
price ($mm)
$1,600
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closed 1/25/2006 via PR Newswire

Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired TD Waterhouse

synopsis: TD Bank Financial Group has completed the sale of TD Waterhouse USA to Ameritrade Holding Corporation, creating the combined company, TD Ameritrade. In connection with the transaction, TD Waterhouse Canada has acquired 100% of Ameritrade's Canadian brokerage operations.
buyer: Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$3,605.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. "
target parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
target: TD Waterhouse
TD Waterhouse provides investors with a broad range of brokerage, mutual fund, banking products and services on an integrated basis. As you browse through our Web site, we invite you to read about our Products & Services.
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announced 6/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Javier Marín Romano, Warburg Pincus, will acquire Self Bank

synopsis: Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, and Javier Marín Romano, a Spanish banking veteran with 25 years of experience in the sector, have partnered to acquire Self Bank from Société Générale's Boursorama subsidiary. Self Bank is a leading online wealth management provider with a broad suite of banking and wealth management products.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Javier Marín Romano
Warburg Pincus LLC is a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The firm has more than $44 billion in private equity assets under management. The firm's active portfolio of more than 160 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. "
target parent: Société Générale
target: Self Bank
Self Bank is a leading online wealth management provider with a broad suite of banking and wealth management products including savings accounts, payroll accounts, equity and over 2,000 investment funds. They are based in Madrid, Spain.
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announced 3/14/2016 via BusinessWire

Goldman Sachs & Co., will acquire Honest Dollar

synopsis: The Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs has agreed to acquire Honest Dollar. The company is a web and mobile-based retirement savings platform, as part of an effort to serve the approximately 45 million Americans who do not have access to employer-sponsored retirement plans.
buyer: Goldman Sachs & Co. (GS:$37,162.00)
The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals."
target: Honest Dollar
Honest Dollar develops retirement products for underserved audiences that work for everyone: employee, employer and the economy. Honest Dollar’s mission is to remove potential barriers that keep these underserved audiences from establishing and maintaining retirement accounts.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Scripbox, acquired Upwardly

synopsis: Scripbox, India's most trusted online investment service, has acquired Upwardly, an Indian financial advisory platform. Upwardly provides an easy-to-use investment platform that allows their users to fulfill their desires, aspirations, and dreams. Upwardly cherry picks the best mutual funds and makes it extremely convenient for users to invest.
buyer: Scripbox
Scripbox is India's most trusted online investment service. Scripbox makes investing in mutual funds easy. Scripbox allows users to start investing to grow their wealth and save money for their life goals. Their platform scientifically selects the best equity or debt mutual funds for their users. "
target: Upwardly
Upwardly is an Indian financial advisory platform. Upwardly provides an easy-to-use, tech-driven investment platform that allows their users to fulfill their desires, aspirations, and dreams. Upwardly cherry picks the best mutual funds and makes it extremely convenient for users to invest.
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closed 3/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Axos Financial, Inc, acquired WiseBanyan

synopsis: Axos Financial, the holding company for Axos Bank which provides financing for residential properties and businesses, has acquired WiseBanyan, the world’s first free financial advisor. WiseBanyan empowers its clients to start managing their money early and provides the best advice for them.
buyer: Axos Financial, Inc (AX:$430.32)
Axos Financial, Inc. is the holding company for Axos Bank, a nationwide bank that provides financing for single and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables. "
target: WiseBanyan
WiseBanyan is the world’s first free financial advisor. By having no minimum requirements to start and not earning money based off its clients' assets under management, WiseBanyan empowers its clients to start earlier and provide the best advice after they do.
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closed 3/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

BinckBank, acquired Pritle

synopsis: Dutch robo-advisor Pritle has been acquired by BinckBank. Founded by former ABN Amro executive Thomas Bunnick, Pritle helps users to define and track their financial operations through automatic portfolio re-balancing and personalised recommendations. Pritle is a new modern, simple to use online wealth manager.
buyer: BinckBank (:$186.53)
BinckBank is the largest independent Dutch online bank for investors. BinckBank operates as an online bank for investors and savers by offering online financial services provided by its central European IT platform. "
target: Pritle
Pritle is a new modern, simple to use online wealth manager to help users get more out of their money. Founded by former ABN Amro executive Thomas Bunnick, Pritle helps users to define and track their financial operations through automatic portfolio re-balancing and personalised recommendations.
price ($mm)
$13
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announced 3/26/2015 via PR Newswire

Northwestern Mutual, will acquire LearnVest

synopsis: Northwestern Mutual has announced that it will acquire LearnVest™, a leader in online financial planning and client experience technology. LearnVest is one of the fastest-growing financial planning platforms in America. Through the comprehensive LearnVest Program, LearnVest helps thousands of households nationwide take control of their money.
buyer: Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. With more than $1.5 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.3 million people. "
target: LearnVest
LearnVest is one of the fastest-growing financial planning platforms in America. Through the comprehensive and dynamic LearnVest Program, LearnVest helps thousands of households nationwide take control of their money.
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announced 9/13/2010 via PR Newswire

FOREX.com, will purchase Retail Forex Business from MG Financial, LLC

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a global provider of online trading services, has reached an agreement to acquire certain assets of MG Financial LLC's U.S. operations. Under the agreement, MG Financial will transfer approximately 4,000 customers to FOREX.com, the retail division of GAIN Capital.
buyer parent: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
buyer: FOREX.com
With FOREX.com retail traders have access to the global foreign exchange market with the reassurance of trading with a market leader committed to fair and transparent pricing and quality trade execution. "
seller parent: Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC
seller: MG Financial, LLC
MG Financial LLC provides online trading services in the foreign exchange market. The company offers DealStation, an online foreign exchange trading platform that enables traders to view real-time quotations, execute transactions, and track open positions.
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announced 9/13/2010 via PR Newswire

FOREX.com, will purchase Retail Forex Business from MG Financial, LLC

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a global provider of online trading services, has reached an agreement to acquire certain assets of MG Financial LLC's U.S. operations. Under the agreement, MG Financial will transfer approximately 4,000 customers to FOREX.com, the retail division of GAIN Capital.
buyer parent: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
buyer: FOREX.com
With FOREX.com retail traders have access to the global foreign exchange market with the reassurance of trading with a market leader committed to fair and transparent pricing and quality trade execution. "
seller parent: Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC
seller: MG Financial, LLC
MG Financial LLC provides online trading services in the foreign exchange market. The company offers DealStation, an online foreign exchange trading platform that enables traders to view real-time quotations, execute transactions, and track open positions.
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announced 2/28/2020 via PR Newswire

INTL FCStone Inc., will acquire GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a US-based provider of online trading services, is to be acquired by INTL FCStone Inc., a financial services organization. GAIN provides market access and trade execution services in foreign exchange, contracts for difference and exchange-based products to retail investors.
buyer: INTL FCStone Inc. (INTL:$37,434.30)
INTL FCStone Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of execution, risk management and advisory services, market intelligence, and clearing services across asset classes and markets around the world. "
target: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital Holding provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$236 [($746)]
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$213
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on offer 4/9/2013 via BusinessWire

FXCM Inc., offer to acquire GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, or FX, trading and related services, announced it is proposing to merge with and acquire GAIN Capital Holdings LLC., global provider of retail trading services. The combined company is expected to be an industry leader and accretive to all parties.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products.
price ($mm)
$210
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GO Markets Pty Limited, acquired Galactus Ltd

synopsis: GO Markets, an Australian provider of online CFD trading services, has acquired Galactus Ltd, a Cyprus-based firm that provides global market access and understands concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading.
buyer: GO Markets Pty Limited
GO Markets is an Australian provider of online CFD trading services. They are always committed in refining their technology, tailored services and client education and have positioned themselves firmly as a trusted and leading Australian regulated broker. "
target: Galactus Ltd
Galactus is a Cyprus-based firm providing global market access. They understand concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading. Therefore, they rebuild traders’ confidence with clients’ perspective in mind to address the risks they face.
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closed 9/14/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Rakuten Securities, Inc., acquired FXCM Asia Limited

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange (FX) trading and related services, announced the sale of FXCM Asia Limited ("FXCM Hong Kong") to Rakuten Securities, Inc. The company provides comprehensive blend of brokerage services to the retail investors.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Securities, Inc.
Rakuten Securities, Inc. the Investment Professional of the Rakuten Group. They provide comprehensive blend of brokerage services to the retail investors. "
target parent: FXCM Inc.
target: FXCM Asia Limited
FXCM Asia was established to make forex trading services more accessible to their clients all over Asia. Through the Hong Kong office, FXCM Asia is able to provide a much higher level of service to their many valued Asian clients, and bring them personalized, face-to-face assistance and more.
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., acquired City Index Group Limited

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a company that provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, announced that it has acquired City Index Limited, a leading online trading firm specializing in contracts-for-difference, forex and UK spread betting.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital Holdings provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities. "
target parent: Intercapital Private Group Ltd.
target: City Index Group Limited
City Index (Holdings) Ltd. is a global provider of retail trading services including spread betting (UK only), CFDs and margin forex. The firm trades primarily under the City Index, Finspreads, FX Solutions and IFX Markets brands with core markets in the UK, Middle East and the Asia Pacific.
price ($mm)
$117
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$125
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$11
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

360T, acquired GTX Ltd.

synopsis: Deutsche Börse Group’s Foreign Exchange unit 360T is expanding its participation in the global FX market and presence in the US by acquiring the GTX ECN business from GAIN Capital Holdings Inc. GTX operates electronic trading venues and provides agency execution and clearing services for buy and sell-side institutional FX market participants.
buyer parent: Deutsche Börse Group
buyer: 360T
360T is the leading global provider of web-based trading technology. This best-in-class trading technology enables clients to trade OTC financial instruments, particularly foreign exchange (FX) and short term money market products, as well as FX and interest rate derivatives. "
target parent: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
target: GTX Ltd.
GTX operates electronic trading venues and provides agency execution and clearing services for buy and sell-side institutional FX market participants.
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closed 3/13/2015 via BusinessWire

BATS Global Markets, Inc., acquired KCG Hotspot FX

synopsis: BATS Global Markets (BATS) completed its acquisition of Hotspot FX, a leading institutional foreign exchange (FX) market, from KCG Holdings. Hotspot FX brings the powerful benefits of an independent, transparent ECN marketplace structure to institutional foreign exchange trading.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. "
target parent: KCG Holdings, Inc.
target: KCG Hotspot FX
Hotspot FX brings the powerful benefits of an independent, transparent ECN marketplace structure to institutional foreign exchange trading. These benefits include full depth-of-book view, centralized price discovery, direct and anonymous market access.
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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Knight Capital Group, Inc., acquired Hotspot FX, Inc.

synopsis: Knight Capital Group, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Hotspot FX, Inc., a privately held firm, in an all-cash deal for $77.5 million. Hotspot, which provides institutions and dealers with spot foreign exchange trade execution through an advanced, fully electronic platform, is a separate subsidiary of Knight Capital Group.
buyer: Knight Capital Group, Inc. (KCG:$1,211.64)
Knight Capital Group, Inc. is a global financial services firm that provides market access and trade execution services across multiple asset classes to buy- and sell-side firms. "
target: Hotspot FX, Inc.
Hotspot FX, Inc. operates a leading spot FX marketplace for institutions, in addition to a retail platform. Both marketplaces provide anonymous, instantaneous, direct access trading on live, executable, streaming prices supplied by leading foreign exchange banks and financial institutions.
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closed 1/31/2017 via BusinessWire

NYSE, acquired National Stock Exchange

synopsis: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), part of Intercontinental Exchange, announced that it completed its acquisition of the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX), now renamed NYSE National, Inc. The National Stock Exchange, headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform.
buyer parent: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
buyer: NYSE (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services. NYSE Group includes exchanges, market data and connectivity services. "
target parent: CBOE Holdings, Inc.
target: National Stock Exchange
The National Stock Exchange (NSX), headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform. Originally founded as the Cincinnati Stock Exchange, NSX became the first all-electronic exchange in the U.S. in 1980.
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announced 9/29/2011 via PR Newswire

CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC, will acquire National Stock Exchange

synopsis: CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX), an all-electronic stock exchange which is owned primarily by several nationally-known broker-dealers. Plans call for CBSX to operate NSX as a separate exchange, while consolidating data systems and business operations.
buyer parent: CBOE Holdings, Inc
buyer: CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC
The all-electronic CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC, created in 2007 by the Chicago Board Options Exchange and four market-maker partners, offers trading in more than 7,600 equities and exchange traded funds listed on U.S. securities markets. "
target: National Stock Exchange
The National Stock Exchange (NSX), headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform. Originally founded as the Cincinnati Stock Exchange, NSX became the first all-electronic exchange in the U.S. in 1980.
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closed 12/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Chi-X Europe Limited merged with BATS Global Markets, Inc.,

synopsis: BATS Global Markets (BATS) announced the completion of the Chi-X Europe acquisition. Chi-X Europe operates the largest pan-European equity multilateral trading facility (MTF). BATS intends to combine the BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe MTFs, which will be known as BATS Chi-X Europe.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets (BATS) is an innovative global financial markets technology company based in the Kansas City, MO. The BATS trading platforms are internally developed by a dedicated team of market and technology professionals with BATS Exchange (BZX), the third-largest US securities exchange. "
target parent: Nomura Holdings, Inc.
target: Chi-X Europe Limited
Chi-X Europe operates a multilateral trading facility for the trading of more than 1,300 of the most liquid securities across 25 indices and 15 major European markets, as well as exchange traded funds, exchange traded commodities and international depositary receipts.
price ($mm)
$300
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announced 12/21/2009 via Company Press Release

Turquoise will be merged with Baikal Global, Ltd.,

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) and Turquoise Trading Limited (Turquoise) announced their agreement to create a new pan-European trading venture through a merger of the businesses of Turquoise and Baikal Global Limited (Baikal).
buyer parent: London Stock Exchange Group plc
buyer: Baikal Global, Ltd.
Baikal, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, will be a pan-European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) complemented by a Liquidity Aggregation Service which seeks out liquidity in over 20 venues across 14 countries. "
target: Turquoise
Turquoise provides electronic execution services to buyers and sellers of pan-European equities, delivering differentiated value throughout the trading process.
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closed 3/18/2009 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital, acquired Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings Inc., a global provider of online foreign exchange trading services, announced that it has acquired a controlling stake in Fortune Capital Co. Ltd, a privately-owned provider of forex trading services in Japan.
buyer: GAIN Capital (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital is a market leader in the rapidly growing online foreign exchange industry. Founded in 1999 by Wall Street veterans, GAIN now services clients from more than 140 countries and supports average trade volume in excess of $200 billion per month with its customers and counterparties. "
target: Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2002, Fortune Capital provides online foreign exchange trading services in Japan. Fortune Capital offers FX traders the highest possible level of price transparency via real time streaming quotes, and a speed of execution that's unmatched in the marketplace.
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closed 8/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired MatchNow

synopsis: Exchange operator Cboe Global Markets has acquired Canada’s largest “dark pool” stock trading platform, MATCHNow, from Virtu Financial. MATCHNow® consistently captures over 5% market share across all Canadian equities and ETFs.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
Cboe is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors. The company is committed to defining markets and driving global marketplaces forward through product innovation, leading-edge technology and seamless trading solutions."
target parent: Madison Tyler Holdings, LLC
target: MatchNow
TriAct Canada Marketplace LP operates MATCHNow®, Canada’s premier broker-neutral dark pool. MATCHNow® consistently captures over 5% market share across all Canadian equities and ETFs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

MarketAxess Holdings, Inc., acquired LiquidityEdge

synopsis: MarketAxess Holdings Inc., the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed-income markets, has acquired LiquidityEdge, a leading provider of an electronic U.S. Treasuries marketplace.
buyer: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (MKTX:$615.14)
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets. "
target: LiquidityEdge
Established in 2015, LiquidityEdge offers a bespoke trading ecosystem to connect a community of dealers, market-makers and institutional investors to trade in the $500 billion average-daily-volume U.S. Treasury market.
price ($mm)
$150
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announced 12/18/2006 via finextra.com

Euronext N.V., will acquire SecFinex, Ltd.

synopsis: Euronext is to acquire a 51% stake in European securities lending platform SecFinex. The Exchange says the acquisition will enable SecFinex to extend its client base to members of Euronext and Euronext.liffe, and ultimately to improved post-trade processing.
buyer parent: New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
buyer: Euronext N.V. (ENXTPA:ENX:$1,091.15)
Euronext N.V. is the world's first cross border exchange business. It provides services for cash markets in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal, and for derivatives in the UK. Euronext's services range from public offerings to trading facilities for cash instruments and derivatives. "
target: SecFinex, Ltd.
SecFinex provides an efficient and impartial trading platform for securities financing professionals to meet and execute trades worldwide in Dutch, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss and UK equity markets.
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announced 10/9/2020 via Market Watch

TP ICAP, will acquire Liquidnet, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based TP ICAP PLC will acquire Liquidnet Holdings Inc., an electronic trading network. The acquisition of Liquidnet is a transformational deal that will diversify TC ICAP's business mix and contribute to boosting revenue growth and underlying operating margin.
buyer: TP ICAP (LSE:TCAP:$2,398.01)
Headquartered in London, TP ICAP is a global firm of professional intermediaries that plays a pivotal role in the world’s financial, energy, and commodities markets. TP ICAP provides comprehensive analysis and insight into market conditions and long-term trends. "
target: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network, connecting the world’s investors to the world’s investments. Its network spans 45 markets and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers.
price ($mm)
$575
rev ($mm)
$339
EBITDA ($mm)
$64
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
closed 1/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

t0.com, acquired Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Financial technology firm t0.com, Inc., has formed Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC after acquiring the assets of Singapore-based Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd. The addition of Blue Ocean Technologies to the t0 portfolio of companies further expands the fintech leader’s presence and range of services in the global financial ecosystem.
buyer parent: Overstock.com, Inc.
buyer: t0.com
t0.com, Inc. focuses on the development and commercialization of financial technology (fintech) based on cryptographically-secured, decentralized ledgers – more commonly known as blockchain technologies. "
target: Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd.
Blue Ocean Technologies will offer the first transparent, electronic marketplace for trading U.S.-listed securities during non-U.S. trading hours. This electronic marketplace creates a new opportunity to manage risk and take advantage of opportunities created outside of U.S. regular trading hours.
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closed 7/1/2013 via PR Newswire

NASDAQ OMX, acquired eSpeed, Inc.

synopsis: BGC Partners, Inc. announced that it closed the sale of eSpeed to NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. NASDAQ OMX purchased the eSpeed brand name and various assets comprising the fully electronic portion of BGC's benchmark on-the-run U.S. Treasury brokerage, market data and co-location service businesses.
buyer: NASDAQ OMX (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,926.00)
The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. "
target parent: BGC Partners L.P.
target: eSpeed, Inc.
The eSpeed platform operates multiple buyer, multiple seller real-time electronic marketplaces for the global capital markets, including the world's largest government bond markets and other fixed income and foreign exchange marketplaces. 
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
12.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/5/2016 via PR Newswire

ISEG Limited, acquired Startup Stock Exchange

synopsis: The International Stock Exchange Group (ISEG) has acquired the Startup Stock Exchange, an international marketplace for the trading of early stage company shares. The transaction will combine the operations of the European Stock Exchange (ESE) and the Startup Stock Exchange (SSX) under ISEG and expand the group's global presence.
buyer: ISEG Limited
ISEG creates steps for both listed companies and investors in listed companies within the platform of a stock exchange. It believes in a new wave of stock exchanges that provide a better fit for the needs of today’s investor community. "
target: Startup Stock Exchange
The Startup Stock Exchange ("SSX"), provides securities exchange related services, such as Brokerage and Listing Advisory, enabling the owners of startups and small businesses to attract qualified global investors to buy shares of their companies on a public stock exchange.
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Ticker: LSE:IGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IG Group Holdings Plc
IG Group Holdings Plc
IG Group Holdings plc is a world leader in financial derivatives trading and sports betting. We are the parent company of IG Index - the UK's largest and longest-running spread betting business – and offer sports and financial products to retail and professional clients.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$625.12
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$209.31
Employees
1408
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Ticker: PNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The PNC Financial Services Group
The PNC Financial Services Group
PNC Financial Services Group is one of the nation's largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking; wealth management; asset management and global fund services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,726.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$7,517.00
Employees
50403
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Ticker: FITB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$7,411.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,075.00
Employees
19819
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Ticker: HRB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
H & R Block, Inc.
H & R Block, Inc.
H&R Block Inc. is one of the world's largest tax services providers, having prepared more than 550 million tax returns worldwide since 1955. The Company provides tax return preparation services in person, through H&R Block At Home™ online and desktop software products, and through other channels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,094.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.49
EBIT ($mm)
$615.79
Net Income ($mm)
$422.51
Employees
2700
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Ticker: FACT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Albany Companies, Inc.
Founded in 1953, First Albany remains one of the few institutionally-focused and independent investment banks in the United States. The businesses of First Albany Companies share an entrepreneurial, boutique culture in which client satisfaction and personal and firm-wide accountability are our guide
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$18.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($159.17)
EBIT ($mm)
($179.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
189
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:NDAQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasdaq, Inc.
Nasdaq, Inc.
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,926.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,688.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,471.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,028.00
Employees
5585
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Ticker: CME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CME Group
CME Group
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. Their exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes. The CME Globex® electronic trading platform brings buyers and sellers together.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,593.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,975.90
EBIT ($mm)
$2,594.10
Net Income ($mm)
$1,808.00
Employees
4590
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Ticker: XTRA:DB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,215.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,127.49
EBIT ($mm)
$2,014.44
Net Income ($mm)
$1,274.60
Employees
6427
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Ticker: LSE:LSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
London Stock Exchange Group plc
London Stock Exchange Group plc
London Stock Exchange Group is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,186.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,460.26
EBIT ($mm)
$1,272.44
Net Income ($mm)
$525.11
Employees
4965
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Ticker: SEHK:388
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is a leading financial market operator. From their home in the financial hub of Hong Kong and an additional base in London, they provide world-class facilities for trading and clearing securities and derivatives in Equities, Commodities, Fixed Income and Currency.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,074.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,492.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,432.18
Net Income ($mm)
$1,212.06
Employees
2109
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Ticker: IBKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group, together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,045.51
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$12.53
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSX:X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TMX Group Inc.
TMX Group Inc.
TMX Group is an integrated, multi-asset class exchange group. TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$805.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$497.83
EBIT ($mm)
$437.79
Net Income ($mm)
$253.43
Employees
1385
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Ticker: NZE:NZX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand Exchange Limited
New Zealand Exchange Limited
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.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$44.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.59
EBIT ($mm)
$14.71
Net Income ($mm)
$8.96
Employees
188
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Ticker: CBOE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CBOE Holdings, Inc.
CBOE Holdings, Inc.
CBOE Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries. CBOE is the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,181.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$865.10
EBIT ($mm)
$712.50
Net Income ($mm)
$467.20
Employees
823
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