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closed 2/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Campden Media, acquired The Institute for Private Investors

synopsis: Campden Media, which serves ultra-affluent business-owning and financial families worldwide, announced that it has acquired the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), one of the first and premier firms providing services to ultra high-net-worth individuals and private investors in the United States.
buyer parent: Matrix Private Equity Partners
buyer: Campden Media
Campden Media, founded in 1987, provides education, news, research, conferences and other networking opportunities to principals of ultra high-net-worth financial and business-owning families, the family office executives and trusted advisors who serve them. "
target: The Institute for Private Investors
The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) is a trusted provider of educational and networking resources for ultra high-net-worth investors. Founded in 1991, IPI provides a safe haven for investors to communicate with each other, and their advisors, about their wealth management approach.
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announced 8/31/2021 via PR Newswire

OpenExchange, Inc., will acquire Nucleus195, LLC

synopsis: OpenExchange has agreed to acquire Nucleus195, whose online platform represents a leading marketplace for independent investment research and market intelligence. Nucleus195's global network of over 150 independent research houses, broker-dealers, and research boutiques will now have a new way to be discovered via OpenExchange.tv.
buyer: OpenExchange, Inc.
OpenExchange video-enables the vital daily communications of the financial services and professional investment industry and its clients with advanced one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many video technologies, tools, and services. "
target: Nucleus195, LLC
Nucleus195 provides investors with a single access point to the best and most valuable investment ideas and market intelligence from independent research houses and research boutiques around the globe.
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closed 9/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

FX Concepts LLC, acquired Track.com, LLC

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

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Danmark A/S

synopsis: Morningstar Europe B.V., a leading provider of independent investment research, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 75 percent ownership interest in Morningstar Danmark A/S.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: Morningstar Danmark A/S
Morningstar Danmark A/S through its website provides investment information for individual investors, which includes fund and ETF data, portfolio tools, and market analysis. It also develops investment software.
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closed 9/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Capital IQ, acquired TheMarkets.com

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

Seeking Alpha, acquired CressCap

synopsis: Seeking Alpha, the world's largest platform for equity analysis, announced the acquisition of CressCap, a next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. CressCap is a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
buyer: Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha is the leading provider of stock market opinion and analysis from blogs, money managers and investment newsletters, and a provider of its own high-value, complementary financial content. "
target: CressCap
CressCap Investment Research has developed the next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. They are a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: S&P Global announced that it has successfully completed its sale of S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity and Fund Research (Equity Research) business to CFRA, a leading independent provider of forensic accounting research, analytics and advisory services.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
seller parent: S&P Global
seller: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity Resarch provides access to financial analysis for wealth advisors and institutional investors. S&P Global Market Intelligence collects and analyzes vast volumes of content, turning into actionable intelligence on the global financial markets and industries.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

synopsis: Robert Schwob, a popular figure in the asset management world, has sold majority control of Style Research, his asset management data provider, to mid-market private equity firm Lyceum Capital. Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital partners with entrepreneurial management teams and unlocks growth potential by providing capital, operations and development support and help with targeted acquisitions. Lyceum typically invests between £5m and £50m of equity in fast-growing, UK-headquartered, mid-sized businesses. "
target: Style Research
Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications. The services are delivered on a SaaS-based platform that supports a range of devices.
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closed 5/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Liquidnet, Inc., acquired RSRCHXchange

synopsis: Liquidnet announced that it has acquired RSRCHXchange, a leading marketplace and aggregator for institutional research. RSRCHXchange’s research marketplace and distribution network digitizes massive amounts of content and provides a centralized, cloud-based hub that allows providers to deliver research, and asset managers to efficiently source it.
buyer: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network. Liquidnet's network spans 46 markets across six continents and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers. "
target: RSRCHXchange
RSRCHXchange is the award-winning marketplace and aggregator for institutional research. The RSRCHX platform enables asset management firms to read, purchase and monitor research and analyst interactions from banks, brokers & boutique providers in a more efficient and transparent way.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Acuity Trading, acquired Signal Centre

synopsis: Acuity Analytics, the parent company of financial technology firm Acuity Trading, announced that it has completed its first acquisition with the purchase of research firm Signal Centre, formerly PIA First. Signal Centre was founded in 2007 as an independent research firm to serve professional clients’ central need for trading signals.
buyer: Acuity Trading
Acuity Trading is a sentiment-based technology company focused on bringing Big Data solutions to the retail and institutional investment communities, including online brokers and platform providers, and corporate clients with bespoke data and analytics needs. "
target: Signal Centre
Signal Centre was founded in 2007 as an independent research firm to serve professional clients’ central need for trading signals. The focus was providing solid technical based trade ideas to Fund managers, hedge funds and central banks.
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announced 9/30/2016 via Reuters

IG Group Holdings Plc, will acquire DailyFX.com

synopsis: IG Group, an online trading company, said it had agreed to buy news and research portal DailyFX and its associated assets from FXCM Inc, a U.S. retail broker. Upon completion, the DailyFX business along with its web domains, source code, content and 34 employees will be transferred to IG Group. The deal is expected to close by the end of October.
buyer: IG Group Holdings Plc (LSE:IGG:$625.12)
IG Group Holdings plc is a world leader in financial derivatives trading and sports betting. They 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. "
target parent: FXCM Inc.
target: DailyFX.com
DailyFX.com, the free news and research website of FXCM, is one of the world's leading news sources for the currency trading community. DailyFX provides analysis of market moves, explaining economic, political, and technical factors driving the market.
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$36
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announced 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

ABG Sundal Collier AB, will acquire Introduce

synopsis: ABG Sundal Collier AB, an independent, Nordic investment banking powerhouse, has agreed to acquire the leading Swedish investor relations and sponsored research platform Introduce. Introduce offers comprehensive financial information and professional analysis on small and medium sized listed companies in Sweden.
buyer: ABG Sundal Collier AB (OB:ASC:$155.20)
Based in Norway, ABG Sundal Collier is an independent, Nordic investment banking powerhouse. ABG provides financial and strategic advice to help clients find creative solutions that optimize their long term value creation and help them to achieve their objectives. "
target parent: Remium AB
target: Introduce
Based in Sweden, Introduce is an investor relations and sponsored research platform. They offer comprehensive financial information and professional analysis on small and medium sized listed companies in Sweden. They serve approximately 100 companies in the mid cap and small cap segment.
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cancelled 11/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

Kensington Leasing, Ltd., cancelled an acquisition of WealthMakers, Ltd.

synopsis: Kensington Leasing, Ltd. cancelled the acquisition of Wealthmakers Ltd.
buyer: Kensington Leasing, Ltd. (KNSL:$0.00)
Kensington Leasing, Ltd. is a development stage company and intends to lease specialized computer equipment and provide support services for professionals. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Redlands, California. "
target: WealthMakers, Ltd.
WealthMakers is a web-based predictive research technology company that connects to automated trading platforms for stocks, indexes, bonds, options, commodities and currencies and can trade in up to 80 markets around the world in a single universal account provided by a leading online broker.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Market Strategies International, acquired Cogent Research LLC

synopsis: Market Strategies International announced that it has acquired Cambridge, MA-based Cogent Research, a market research and strategic consulting firm that specializes in the wealth management industry. Cogent Research founders and principals, John Meunier and Christy White, will co-manage Market Strategies’ new Syndicated Division.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a market research consultancy with deep expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management. "
target: Cogent Research LLC
Cogent Research, founded in 1996, provides custom marketing research, syndicated research products, and evidence-based consulting to leading organizations in the financial services, life sciences and consumer goods industries.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Strategic Insight Inc., acquired BrightScope Inc.

synopsis: Strategic Insight, the data and business intelligence provider for the global asset management community, announced the next stage of its growth strategy with the acquisition of BrightScope. BrightScope is a financial information company that brings transparency to opaque markets through high‐value proprietary data and analytics.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Strategic Insight Inc.
Strategic Insight (SI) provides critical and proprietary data, business intelligence, research and marketing services to the global asset management community. "
target: BrightScope Inc.
BrightScope®, Inc. is a financial information company that brings transparency to opaque markets. Delivered through web-based software, BrightScope data drives better decision-making for individual investors, corporate plan sponsors, asset managers, broker-dealers, and financial advisors.
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closed 10/12/2016 via Company Press Release

Embark Group, acquired The Adviser Centre

synopsis: Embark Group has acquired The Adviser Centre, the award-winning online investment research and consultancy service, from City Financial. The Adviser Centre provides a wealth of information including one-page fund factsheets, Bulletins, Guidance notes, IA Sector Overviews, market views and blogs.
buyer: Embark Group
Embark Group is committed to acquiring, holding and developing for the long term, a range of financial services’ businesses in the UK and internationally. They have experience in developing businesses by providing access to the latest online technology and financial capital to help them grow. "
target parent: City Financial Investment Company Limited
target: The Adviser Centre
The Adviser Centre is an online, free-to-air research and consultancy service, designed for financial advisers. Their service features impartial fund research, IA Sector Overviews, regular commentaries and more.
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announced 6/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Bulgaria On Air, will acquire Investor.BG PLC

synopsis: Media company Bulgaria On Air placed a buyout offer for the 51% stake in business news portal Investor.bg. Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
buyer: Bulgaria On Air
Bulgaria On Air offers television and radio broadcasting services. The company is based in Bulgaria. "
target: Investor.BG PLC
Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
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$6.25*
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closed 8/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., purchased Institutional Hedge Fund and Separate Account Database Division from InvestorForce

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the institutional hedge fund and separate account database division of InvestorForce, Inc., a Wayne, Pa.-based financial software and data integration company, for approximately $10 million in cash.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
seller: InvestorForce
InvestorForce is a financial software company that has been a leader in the development of online applications for the financial services industry.
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announced 5/10/2016 via BusinessWire

Leucadia National Corp, will acquire Majestic Research, LLC

synopsis: Leucadia National Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ITG Investment Research, LLC (formerly known as Majestic Research) from Investment Technology Group (“ITG”). ITG Investment Research is a leading provider of big data analytics and research to institutional, corporate, and private equity clients.
buyer: Leucadia National Corp (LUK:$10,512.84)
Leucadia National Corporation is a financial services holding company principally engaged in providing commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, banking and lending services; manufacture of plastic netting; own and operate gold mines; provide real estate investment trust services. "
target parent: Investment Technology Group, Inc.
target: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with their innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data.
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closed 10/25/2010 via PR Newswire

Investment Technology Group, Inc., acquired Majestic Research, LLC

synopsis: Investment Technology Group, Inc., a leading agency broker and financial technology firm, announced that it has acquired Majestic Research Corp., an independent provider of data-driven equity research for the institutional investment community. Going forward, Majestic will be known as ITG Investment Research.
buyer: Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG:$505.52)
Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG), is an independent agency research broker that partners with asset managers globally to improve performance throughout the investment process. ITG is a leader in electronic trading since launching the POSIT® crossing network in 1987. "
target: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with our innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data.
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closed 2/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Campden Media, acquired The Institute for Private Investors

synopsis: Campden Media, which serves ultra-affluent business-owning and financial families worldwide, announced that it has acquired the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), one of the first and premier firms providing services to ultra high-net-worth individuals and private investors in the United States.
buyer parent: Matrix Private Equity Partners
buyer: Campden Media
Campden Media, founded in 1987, provides education, news, research, conferences and other networking opportunities to principals of ultra high-net-worth financial and business-owning families, the family office executives and trusted advisors who serve them. "
target: The Institute for Private Investors
The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) is a trusted provider of educational and networking resources for ultra high-net-worth investors. Founded in 1991, IPI provides a safe haven for investors to communicate with each other, and their advisors, about their wealth management approach.
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closed 8/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS), acquired Hospital IT Europe

synopsis: The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has acquired all brands and assets associated with the pan-European professional publication “Hospital IT Europe.” Hospital IT Europe provides essential information and the latest news for today's European hospital CIOs, network managers and strategic health authority IT heads.
buyer: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society ("HIMSS") is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. "
target parent: Matrix Private Equity Partners
target: Hospital IT Europe
Hospital IT Europe provides essential information and the latest news for today's European hospital CIOs, network managers and strategic health authority IT heads across the European secondary healthcare market. This information is delivered through a website, e-news bulletin and magazine.
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closed 2/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Campden Media, acquired The Institute for Private Investors

synopsis: Campden Media, which serves ultra-affluent business-owning and financial families worldwide, announced that it has acquired the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), one of the first and premier firms providing services to ultra high-net-worth individuals and private investors in the United States.
buyer parent: Matrix Private Equity Partners
buyer: Campden Media
Campden Media, founded in 1987, provides education, news, research, conferences and other networking opportunities to principals of ultra high-net-worth financial and business-owning families, the family office executives and trusted advisors who serve them. "
target: The Institute for Private Investors
The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) is a trusted provider of educational and networking resources for ultra high-net-worth investors. Founded in 1991, IPI provides a safe haven for investors to communicate with each other, and their advisors, about their wealth management approach.
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closed 1/31/2006 via Company Press Release

Beringea Private Equity, Matrix Private Equity Partners, acquired Campden Publishing Limited

synopsis: Campden Publishing Limited ["Campden"] has been sold by private investors, including its founders to its management team in a £6 million Management Buy Out. Campden is a leading advertising-funded B2B publishing and events business operating in the healthcare and private wealth management markets.
buyer: Matrix Private Equity Partners
buyer: Beringea Private Equity
Matrix Private Equity Partmers is a leading VCT Manager in the UK, advising £120 million VCT Funds under Management across five Income & Growth VCTs. Its MBO focus and success was recognised at the recent British Private Equity Awards 2008, where MPEP won the award for “VCT Manager of the Year”. "
target: Campden Publishing Limited
Campden Publishing specialise in providing essential information in two core markets – financial and healthcare, via the combined media of print, electronic publications, conferences and exhibitions.
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$9.62
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closed 2/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Campden Media, acquired The Institute for Private Investors

synopsis: Campden Media, which serves ultra-affluent business-owning and financial families worldwide, announced that it has acquired the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), one of the first and premier firms providing services to ultra high-net-worth individuals and private investors in the United States.
buyer parent: Matrix Private Equity Partners
buyer: Campden Media
Campden Media, founded in 1987, provides education, news, research, conferences and other networking opportunities to principals of ultra high-net-worth financial and business-owning families, the family office executives and trusted advisors who serve them. "
target: The Institute for Private Investors
The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) is a trusted provider of educational and networking resources for ultra high-net-worth investors. Founded in 1991, IPI provides a safe haven for investors to communicate with each other, and their advisors, about their wealth management approach.
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closed 4/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

Cirrus Media, acquired FST Media Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Australia’s largest B2B publisher, Cirrus Media (formerly Reed Business Information), has acquired FST Media – the Asia Pacific’s leading producer of technology conferences and specialist publications for the banking and financial services sector.
buyer parent: Catalyst Investment Managers Pty
buyer: Cirrus Media
Cirrus Media operates across 13 verticals – publishing 24 print titles, 100 associated websites and 90 email newsletters, as well as running 55 industry events. They distribute content via their media and leading magazine brands, and promote content at their regular industry events and conferences. "
target: FST Media Pty. Ltd.
FST Media produces the most successful technology conferences, roundtables and specialist publications for the banking, insurance and wealth management sectors across the Asia Pacific region.
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closed 1/31/2006 via Company Press Release

Beringea Private Equity, Matrix Private Equity Partners, acquired Campden Publishing Limited

synopsis: Campden Publishing Limited ["Campden"] has been sold by private investors, including its founders to its management team in a £6 million Management Buy Out. Campden is a leading advertising-funded B2B publishing and events business operating in the healthcare and private wealth management markets.
buyer: Matrix Private Equity Partners
buyer: Beringea Private Equity
Matrix Private Equity Partmers is a leading VCT Manager in the UK, advising £120 million VCT Funds under Management across five Income & Growth VCTs. Its MBO focus and success was recognised at the recent British Private Equity Awards 2008, where MPEP won the award for “VCT Manager of the Year”. "
target: Campden Publishing Limited
Campden Publishing specialise in providing essential information in two core markets – financial and healthcare, via the combined media of print, electronic publications, conferences and exhibitions.
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$9.62
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closed 4/8/2019 via PE Hub

PEI Media, acquired Buyouts Insider

synopsis: PEI Media Group, a global alternative assets information group, has acquired Buyouts Insider from Simplify Compliance, a provider of learning, events, and information solutions. Buyouts Insider is a collection of brands serving the private capital industry. Buyouts Insider offers digital news, data products, conferences and print publications.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Buyouts Insider
Buyouts Insider houses a collection of highly regarded brands serving the private capital industry. Buyouts Insider offers digital news, industry intelligence, data products, conferences and print publications. Their brands include PEHub Network, Buyouts, Venture Capital Journal, and more.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

TABB Group, acquired Securities Operations Forum

synopsis: TABB Group announced the acquisition of Securities Operations Forum from The Summit Group. Securities Operations Forum provides training courses, workshops, conferences, news and research to banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, vendors, regulatory agencies and industry associations.
buyer: TABB Group
TABB Group is a financial markets research and strategic advisory firm focused on capital markets. TABB Group analyzes and quantifies the investing value chain from the fiduciary, investment manager, broker, exchange and custodian, as well as the operations that support them. "
target parent: The Summit Group
target: Securities Operations Forum
As an information center for operations professionals in the financial services industry, Securities Operations Forum provides training courses, workshops, conferences, news and research to banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, vendors, regulatory agencies and industry associations.
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closed 5/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Gellify Srl, acquired FinTechStage

synopsis: Gellify, a company in Italy that invests in digital B2B software companies, has acquired a majority stake in FinTechStage, an Italy-based events company that organizes and manages FinTech conferences. FinTechStage's events connect industry experts with financial services communities to challenge and solve important issues related to FinTech.
buyer: Gellify Srl
Gellify is a company in Italy that invests in digital B2B software companies to help them grow into profitable businesses. Gellify supports the companies they have invested in by providing them with corporate innovation programs, technology and domain experts, and management training. "
target: FinTechStage
FinTechStage is an Italy-based events company that organizes and manages FinTech conferences. Their events connect global industry experts with local financial services communities to explore, challenge and solve important issues related to FinTech, RegTech, InsurTech, AI, and Financial Inclusion.
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announced 12/15/2017 via Reuters

Casta Diva Group, will acquire Monaco Growth Forums Ltd.

synopsis: Casta Diva Group, a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events, will acquire Monaco Growth Forums, an exclusive, invitation-only conference highlighting growth companies seeking capital and/or greater exposure.
buyer: Casta Diva Group (BIT:CDG:$0.00)
Casta Diva Group is a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events. The Group is the world’s most extensive network of advertising film and event production. "
target: Monaco Growth Forums Ltd.
Monaco Growth Forums is an invitation-only conference highlighting growth companies seeking capital and/or greater exposure. They select companies seeking international investor exposure to present and then socialize with fund managers, private asset managers, and high net worth individuals.
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closed 7/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wilmington plc, acquired Financial Research Associates, LLC

synopsis: Wilmington plc, the knowledge leader in Risk & Compliance, Finance, Legal, and Insight, announces the acquisition of the trading assets and assumption of certain liabilities of Financial Research Associates LLC, a leading US conference and networking provider of specialist events in healthcare and finance.
buyer: Wilmington plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target: Financial Research Associates, LLC
Financial Research Associates provides retail and institutional financial markets with crucial educational and networking opportunities. With 65+ years of conference experience, FRA has established itself as the leading provider of substantive, topical information for C-suite financial executives.
price ($mm)
$16
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$11
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closed 11/5/2014 via PE Hub

UCG, acquired Buyouts Insider

synopsis: The PE/VC media assets previously owned by Thomson Reuters have been sold to UCG. The sale was for the collection of publications and conferences including titles such as PEHUB.com and PEHUB Wire, PEHUB Canada, Buyouts and VCJ magazines, Pratt’s Guide, and the PartnerConnect series of events. The group will be known as Buyouts Insider.
buyer: UCG
UCG is a leading provider of specialized financial and business information. Its portfolio is composed of companies serving the information and software needs of decision makers in health care, oil and energy, high technology, telecommunications, banking and finance, and the mortgage industry. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Buyouts Insider
Buyouts Insider is comprised of PEHUB.com and PEHUB Wire, PEHUB Canada, Buyouts and VCJ magazines, Pratt’s Guide, and the PartnerConnect series of events among others.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Shard Media Group, acquired Financial Services Expo

synopsis: Shard Media Group (SMG), the parent company of Credit Strategy, has acquired event company Financial Services Expo (FSE). FSE is aimed at mortgage intermediaries, financial advisers, and anybody looking to expand their product knowledge or boost their business.
buyer: Shard Media Group
Shard Media Group (SMG) have launched, acquired and developed brands of all kinds, from events to print publishing and digital media, and have served a wide range of specialist B2B and B2C communities. "
target: Financial Services Expo
Financial Services Expo is the modern, forward-thinking answer to industry events. FSE is aimed at mortgage intermediaries, financial advisers, and anybody looking to expand their product knowledge or boost their business.
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announced 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bonhill Group plc, will acquire Last Word Media

synopsis: Bonhill, a leading B2B media company in the UK, will acquire Last Word Media, a financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
buyer: Bonhill Group plc (AIM:BONH:$27.79)
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities. "
target: Last Word Media
Last Word is an independent financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
18.3x
closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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announced 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, will acquire PEI Media

synopsis: Bridgepoint, an international private equity group, will acquire a majority stake in PEI Media, the global provider of insight, market-data and business conferences for professionals active in alternative asset class investment. PEI also publishes a portfolio of websites and associated magazines to deliver both breaking news and in-depth analysis.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2015 via Company Press Release

LDC Limited, acquired PEI Media

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of PEI Media Group Ltd (“PEI”), one of the world’s leading alternative assets information groups. PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC (Lloyds Development Capital) is a leading player in the UK private equity mid-market and supports management buy-outs, institutional buy-outs and development capital (replacement, expansion and acquisition) transactions. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
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announced 10/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Asset International, Inc., will acquire 529 Conference and Boot Camp

synopsis: Asset International Inc. agreed to acquire Savingforcollege.com’s 529 Conference and Boot Camp. The annual 529 Conference and Boot Camp, a 529 college savings industry event, is designed for professionals involved in the space, including state agencies, 529 program managers, industry regulators, investment advisers and asset managers.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. is a privately-held publisher and information provider to global pension funds, asset managers, financial advisers, banking service providers, and other financial institutions in the private and public sector. "
target parent: Bizplancompetitions.com
target: 529 Conference and Boot Camp
The annual 529 Conference and Boot Camp, a 529 college savings industry event, is designed for professionals involved in the space, including state agencies, 529 program managers, industry regulators, investment advisers and asset managers.
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closed 9/16/2020 via BusinessWire

SRAX, acquired LD Micro

synopsis: SRAX, Inc., a financial technology company that unlocks data and insights for publicly traded companies through Sequire, its SaaS platform, has acquired LD Micro, a leading data and event company serving the small and micro-cap space.
buyer: SRAX (SRAX:$3.60)
SRAX is a financial technology company that unlocks data and insights for publicly traded companies. Through its premier investor intelligence and communications platform, Sequire, companies can track their investors’ behaviors and engage current and potential investors across marketing channels. "
target: LD Micro
LD Micro is a leading data and event company serving the small and micro-cap space. What started out as a newsletter highlighting unique companies has transformed into several virtual and in-person events hosted annually.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intermediate Capital Group plc, acquired Pageant Media

synopsis: Intermediate Capital Group has acquired UK-based financial news, data, and events company Pageant Media. The company’s business model includes a membership program in which financial professionals pay an annual fee to receive news, information, and data, and attend invitation-only events.
buyer: Intermediate Capital Group plc (LSE:ICP:$576.62)
Intermediate Capital Group is a global alternative asset manager in private debt, credit and equity, with €42.6bn of assets (as at 31 December 2019) in third party funds and proprietary capital, principally in closed end funds. "
target: Pageant Media
Pageant Media is a global independent provider of business intelligence and insight, delivering content and events as well as performance data and investor data to four investment management areas: hedge funds, mutual funds, real estate and private equity.
price ($mm)
$163
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
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:$1,244.10)
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 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

OTC Markets Group, acquired Virtual Investor Conferences.com

synopsis: OTC Markets Group, operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, has acquired Virtual Investor Conferences.com (VIC) from PR Newswire, the premier global provider of multimedia platforms. VIC is an online investor conference series that directly connects investors, advisors and analysts with executives at public companies.
buyer: OTC Markets Group (OTCPK:OTCM:$55.05)
OTC Markets Group's Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces provide investors with the information necessary to intelligently analyze, value and trade 10,000 U.S. and global securities through the broker of their choice. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Virtual Investor Conferences.com
Virtual Investor Conferences.com (VIC) is an online investor conference series that directly connects investors, advisors and analysts with senior executives at public companies. VIC introduces public companies to tens of thousands of active and engaged investors month after month.
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closed 11/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

MBN Events, acquired UK Investor Show Ltd.

synopsis: MBN Events, via their subsidiary Premier Team Promotions, acquired UK Investor Show Ltd. UK Investor Show is the UK’s top one day event for private investors serious about making money from shares. They regularly showcase the very best speakers in the investment business, including Nigel Wray, Tom Winnifrith, Mark Slater, Paul Scott and more.
buyer: MBN Events
Based in the United Kingdom, MBN Events and their subsidiary Premier Team Promotions organize conferences, events and sporting dinners. MBN is the largest provider of sporting lunches and dinners in the UK. They have direct access to over 500 sporting celebrities, speakers, comedians and hosts. "
target: UK Investor Show Ltd.
UK Investor Show is recognized as the UK’s top one day event for private investors serious about making money from shares. They regularly showcase the very best speakers in the investment business, including Nigel Wray, Tom Winnifrith, Mark Slater, Paul Scott and more.
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