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closed 10/11/2011 via BusinessWire

Lime Brokerage LLC, acquired Cactus Trading Systems LLC

synopsis: Lime Brokerage has acquired Cactus Trading Systems LLC, a high performance multi-asset class trading engine, designed for efficient implementation, testing, and deployment of algorithmic trading strategies. Cactus' flagship product is Cactus Trader, a high-performance multi asset class strategy development platform.
buyer parent: WEDBUSH, Inc.
buyer: Lime Brokerage LLC
Lime Brokerage LLC integrates world-class advanced execution technology with clearing and reporting services, and 15c3-5 compliant risk controls for seamless support of the most complex, automated and high-volume electronic trading strategies. "
target: Cactus Trading Systems LLC
Cactus Trading Systems provides trading firms and hedge funds with technology solutions and services to streamline and optimize their algorithmic and quantitative trading operations. Its flagship product is Cactus Trader, a high-performance multi asset class strategy development platform.
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closed 7/11/2012 via BusinessWire

Portware LLC, acquired Aritas Group, Inc.

synopsis: Portware, the leading provider of global, broker-neutral, multi-asset trading solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of the technology and analytical assets of Aritas Group, Inc. The acquisition also includes a portfolio of seventeen patents covering Aritas’ predictive analytics and algorithmic optimization technology.
buyer: Portware LLC
Portware LLC is the financial industry's leading developer of broker-neutral trading solutions for global equities, futures, options and FX. Portware Enterprise is a fully customizable trade management and execution system for single stock, portfolio, basket, automated and algorithmic trading. "
target: Aritas Group, Inc.
Aritas Group, Inc. operated Aritas Securities LLC, which was previously known as Pipeline Trading Systems LLC, and served institutional traders as an agency broker, using Alpha Pro, the Algorithm Switching Engine, and the Block Board to provide high quality execution of large orders.
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closed 3/20/2020 via BusinessWire

EPAM Systems, acquired Deltix, Inc.

synopsis: Deltix, Inc. announced that it has been acquired by EPAM Systems, Inc. Deltix provides software and services to buy-side and sell-side firms for quantitative research and algorithmic trading. They cover data collection and aggregation, advanced analytics, model development, back-testing, simulation and live trading.
buyer: EPAM Systems (EPAM:$2,788.89)
EPAM Systems, Inc. leverages its software engineering expertise in product development, digital platform engineering, and top digital and product design agency. EPAM, through its 'Engineering DNA' and innovative strategy, helps customers with consulting and design capabilities to deliver solutions. "
target: Deltix, Inc.
Deltix provides software and services to buy-side and sell-side firms for quantitative research and algorithmic trading. They cover data collection and aggregation, advanced analytics, model development, back-testing, simulation and live trading.
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$11
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closed 4/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

BMO Financial Group, acquired Clearpool Group

synopsis: BMO Financial Group, a leading bank in Canada, has acquired Clearpool Group Inc., a provider of holistic electronic trading solutions and an independent agency broker-dealer. Clearpool’s cloud-based Algorithmic Management System (AMS) provides a fully customizable suite of algorithmic trading tools that offer total visibility and control.
buyer: BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO:$18,680.79)
BMO Financial Group is a leading bank in Canada. BMO serves more than 10 million personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers in North America and internationally. Their services include personal and commercial banking, wealth management, investments, and more. "
target: Clearpool Group
Clearpool Group is a provider of holistic electronic trading solutions and an independent agency broker-dealer. Clearpool’s cloud-based Algorithmic Management System (AMS) provides a fully customizable suite of algorithmic trading tools that offer total visibility and control.
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closed 10/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

FactSet Research Systems Inc., acquired Portware LLC

synopsis: FactSet Research Systems Inc., a provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community, announced that following regulatory approval, it has completed its acquisition of all the issued and outstanding membership interests of Portware, LLC, a multi-asset execution management system.
buyer: FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS:$1,494.11)
FactSet is a leading provider of financial information and analytics. More than 62,000 users stay ahead of global market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance with FactSet's desktop analytics, mobile applications, and comprehensive data feeds. "
target: Portware LLC
Portware LLC is the financial industry's leading developer of broker-neutral trading solutions for global equities, futures, options and FX. Portware Enterprise is a fully customizable trade management and execution system for single stock, portfolio, basket, automated and algorithmic trading.
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$265
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closed 7/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired RTS Realtime Systems AG

synopsis: Bloomberg announced that it has acquired RTS Realtime Systems, a global provider of low-latency connectivity and trading support services. RTS provides market connectivity and trading tools for equities, futures, options, FX and fixed income trading.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. They provide real time financial information to more than 320,000 subscribers globally. "
target: RTS Realtime Systems AG
RTS Realtime Systems delivers high-performance, end-to-end technology products and services across asset classes and continents to elite financial institutions and commodity trading houses.
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closed 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Panda Trading Systems, acquired Polar IO Software LTD

synopsis: Panda Trading Systems Ltd. announced their recent acquisition of Polar IO Software Ltd., a software company specializing in front-end development interfaces for binary trading platforms and advanced pricing algorithms for a wide range of binary option types.
buyer: Panda Trading Systems
Panda Trading Systems is a leading broker technology vendor that offers advanced solutions and advisory services to the brokerage industry. Panda provides market participants with trading systems, end-to-end solutions, low latency trading tools and web technology. "
target: Polar IO Software LTD
Polar IO Software Ltd. is a software company specializing in front-end development interfaces for binary trading platforms and advanced pricing algorithms for a wide range of binary option types.
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closed 5/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mantara, Inc., acquired UNX

synopsis: Mantara, Inc. announced that it has acquired UNX LLC, a supplier of innovative broker-neutral EMS technology. High-frequency traders and others can now benefit from access to an open and flexible EMS coupled with Mantara's flagship pre-trade risk functionality and ultra-low latency direct market access.
buyer: Mantara, Inc.
Headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, Mantara, Inc. is transforming securities trading worldwide through the development and delivery of integrated ultra-low latency desktop trading and pre- at and post-trade risk solutions. "
target: UNX
UNX blends market structure expertise with open and innovative technology to create sophisticated electronic trading tools and agency brokerage services for institutional investors, hedge funds and sell-side brokerage firms.
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announced 1/17/2012 via BusinessWire

The Cowen Group, will acquire Algorithmic Trading Management, LLC

synopsis: Cowen Group, Inc., a leading search firm specializing in staffing and recruiting for Litigation Support, Practice Support and Electronic Data Discovery, announced its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire Algorithmic Trading Management, LLC, a provider of global, multi-asset class algorithmic execution trading models.
buyer: The Cowen Group
The Cowen Group is the nation's leading search firm specializing in staffing and recruiting for Litigation Support, Practice Support and Electronic Data Discovery from coast to coast and abroad. Since 1996, The Cowen Group has focused solely on litigation support recruiting and staffing. "
target: Algorithmic Trading Management, LLC
Founded in 2003, Algorithmic Trading Management (ATM) was one of the industry’s first providers of solutions to reduce the transactional costs of directional, high-frequency baskets.
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closed 10/17/2011 via BusinessWire

MF Global Holdings Ltd, acquired Strategy Runner Trading Ltd.

synopsis: MF Global, a broker-dealer providing trading and hedging solutions, has acquired Strategy Runner Trading Ltd., a multi-asset front-end trading system and algorithmic trading solutions provider that enables professional traders and retail investors the ability to access, automate, distribute and implement trading strategies.
buyer: MF Global Holdings Ltd (MF:$2,233.57)
MF Global is one of the world’s leading brokers of commodities and listed derivatives. The firm delivers trading and hedging solutions as a broker-dealer across all major markets for futures and options, commodities, fixed income, equities and foreign exchange. "
target: Strategy Runner Trading Ltd.
The Strategy Runner trading platform provides a professional, customizable charting package, an all-inclusive analytics package complete with hundreds of technical indicators and money management features including trade-outs and scale-outs.
price ($mm)
$3.75
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closed 8/17/2011 via PR Newswire

RTS Realtime Systems AG, acquired First Futures Software Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: RTS Realtime Systems Group, a leading global trading solutions provider headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, announced that it has closed on its transaction to acquire First Futures Software Engineering Pvt. Ltd., a high-end technology solutions provider in Pune, India.
buyer: RTS Realtime Systems AG
RTS Realtime Systems delivers high-performance, end-to-end technology products and services across asset classes and continents to elite financial institutions. The firm is one of the world's leading providers of ultra-low latency, high frequency, robust algorithmic trading solutions. "
target: First Futures Software Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
First Futures Software is a technology solutions provider with expertise in building and implementing high-performance innovative software products and solutions, with a focus on financial markets and trading workflow optimizations.
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announced 6/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Vela Trading Technologies, will acquire OptionsCity Software, Inc.

synopsis: Vela Trading Technologies LLC (Vela), a global leader in high performance trading and market data technology, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OptionsCity Software, a global provider of futures and options trading and analytics solutions.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Vela Trading Technologies
Vela Trading Technologies is an independent global leader in high performance trading and market data technology. They provide the breadth of coverage and depth of expertise demanded by today’s multi-asset, multi-region electronic trading environment. "
target: OptionsCity Software, Inc.
OptionsCity powers the trading, risk management and analytics needs of futures and options traders, market makers, financial institutions and other market participants worldwide. OptionsCity is a certified Independent Software Vendor and a leading source of electronic options trading volume.
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closed 6/11/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

TIBCO Software Inc., acquired StreamBase Systems, Inc.

synopsis: TIBCO Software Inc. announced it has acquired StreamBase Systems, Inc., a provider of high performance event processing and real-time analytics software. StreamBase is battle-tested for low latency algorithmic trading, real-time risk management, and a range of use cases that are especially prevalent in capital markets.
buyer: TIBCO Software Inc. (TIBX:$1,076.23)
TIBCO Software Inc. is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes, and applications in real time. "
target: StreamBase Systems, Inc.
StreamBase Systems, the leader in high performance Complex Event Processing (CEP) and real-time analytics, provides software for rapidly building systems that analyze and act on real-time streaming data for instantaneous decision-making.
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announced 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire OANDA Corporation

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners (CVC) will acquire all of the outstanding equity of OANDA. OANDA® is a global online retail trading platform, currency data and analytics company. OANDA's award-winning technology enables clients to trade currencies, equity indices, commodities, treasuries and precious metals.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. Founded in 1981, CVC today has a network of 23 offices and approximately 450 employees throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. "
target: OANDA Corporation
OANDA® is a global online retail trading platform, currency data and analytics company. OANDA's award-winning technology and institutional-grade execution across a wide range of asset classes, enables clients to trade currencies, equity indices, commodities, treasuries and precious metals.
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closed 11/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired Silexx Financial Systems, LLC

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. has acquired the assets of Silexx Financial Systems, LLC, a Sarasota, Florida-based company that develops and operates an innovative multi-asset order and execution management system (OEMS) that caters to institutional customers throughout the U.S.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
Cboe Global Markets, Inc. is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors. They are committed to innovation, connecting global markets with world-class technology, and providing seamless customer experience solutions. "
target: Silexx Financial Systems, LLC
Silexx's broker-neutral network provides users with a holistic trading experience: from pre-trade analytics to post-trade reporting and risk management. With Silexx OEMS, users have the ability to efficiently trade multiple asset classes across multiple global markets from one platform.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

MergerMarket Group, acquired TIM Group

synopsis: Mergermarket Group, a BC Partners portfolio company, announced that it has acquired TIM Group. Established in 2002 and headquartered in London, TIM Group specialises in the electronic delivery of equity trade ideas and investment recommendations through its independent distribution platform.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket Group is a global media company providing investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. "
target: TIM Group
TIM Group connects financial industry professionals with its proprietary network and technology, revolutionizing how investment advice is distributed, analysed and monetized. TIM Group network analyses and measures trade idea performance, facilitating compliance in line with MiFID II requirements.
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announced 2/24/2016 via PR Newswire

Spin-Off Investor, will acquire Pairtrade Finder

synopsis: Spin-Off Investor, a company that provides individual investors with an easy-to-use investment system that can consistently beat both the market indices and most professional investors – with less risk, will acquire Pairtrade Finder, a Windows trading software platform that finds pair trading opportunities.
buyer: Spin-Off Investor
Spin-Off Investor was formed with the sole purpose of providing individual investors with an easy-to-use investment system that can consistently beat both the market indices and most professional investors – with less risk. "
target: Pairtrade Finder
Pairtrade Finder™ is a Windows trading software platform that uploads over one million instruments from around the world, including stocks, currencies, futures and options to find statistical arbitrage pair trading opportunities.
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closed 6/17/2013 via PR Newswire

MetaStock, acquired MetaStock

synopsis: Utah-based Innovative Market Analysis acquired the award-winning MetaStock technical analysis software line from Thomson Reuters effective May 3, 2013. Innovative Market Analysis was created by current MetaStock President Scott Brown.
buyer: MetaStock
MetaStock is the premier brand in the charting and technical analysis arena for the self-directed trader. MetaStock also has an institutional version, used by professional traders in some of the world’s largest financial institutions. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: MetaStock
MetaStock is the premier brand in the charting and technical analysis arena for the self-directed trader. MetaStock also has an institutional version, used by professional traders in some of the world’s largest financial institutions.
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closed 4/22/2009 via Market Wire

Pipeline Trading Systems LLC, acquired 3D Markets, Inc.

synopsis: Pipeline Financial Group, Inc., a global leader in block execution systems, announced that it has acquired the assets of 3D Markets, Inc., including the Archangel Blind-Bid Cross™. Archangel™ established the first block options execution system.
buyer: Pipeline Trading Systems LLC
Pipeline Trading Systems LLC is a broker/dealer and operator of Pipeline, an alternative trading system. Pipeline enables institutions and brokerage firms to trade blocks of NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ listed issues; ADRs; and exchange traded funds, as well as facilitates interaction between traders. "
target: 3D Markets, Inc.
3D Markets, Inc. creates and develops software and networks to provide innovative solutions aimed at assisting institutional investors by adding liquidity to existing options markets.
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closed 10/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Prosoft Engineering, purchased “BlueChip” stock tracking software from Eyenovation Multimedia LLC

synopsis: Prosoft Engineering, Inc. has agreed to acquire Eyenovation Multimedia LLC’s “BlueChip” stock tracking software for the purpose of consolidating the user base into Prosoft’s soon to debut application, “Stox.”
buyer: Prosoft Engineering
Established in 1985, Prosoft Engineering, Inc. specializes in creating professional quality software designed to be easily used by both novice and expert users. Prosoft started out as an engineering services company doing contract development work for Apple and most key Mac OS developers. "
seller: Eyenovation Multimedia LLC
Eyenovation Multimedia, LLC, a multimedia agency, provides graphic design and multimedia development services in southern California. It offers Web development services, print design, including identity development and multi-page documents, media solutions, and Web hosting services.
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closed 10/11/2011 via BusinessWire

Lime Brokerage LLC, acquired Cactus Trading Systems LLC

synopsis: Lime Brokerage has acquired Cactus Trading Systems LLC, a high performance multi-asset class trading engine, designed for efficient implementation, testing, and deployment of algorithmic trading strategies. Cactus' flagship product is Cactus Trader, a high-performance multi asset class strategy development platform.
buyer parent: WEDBUSH, Inc.
buyer: Lime Brokerage LLC
Lime Brokerage LLC integrates world-class advanced execution technology with clearing and reporting services, and 15c3-5 compliant risk controls for seamless support of the most complex, automated and high-volume electronic trading strategies. "
target: Cactus Trading Systems LLC
Cactus Trading Systems provides trading firms and hedge funds with technology solutions and services to streamline and optimize their algorithmic and quantitative trading operations. Its flagship product is Cactus Trader, a high-performance multi asset class strategy development platform.
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closed 10/11/2011 via BusinessWire

Lime Brokerage LLC, acquired Cactus Trading Systems LLC

synopsis: Lime Brokerage has acquired Cactus Trading Systems LLC, a high performance multi-asset class trading engine, designed for efficient implementation, testing, and deployment of algorithmic trading strategies. Cactus' flagship product is Cactus Trader, a high-performance multi asset class strategy development platform.
buyer parent: WEDBUSH, Inc.
buyer: Lime Brokerage LLC
Lime Brokerage LLC integrates world-class advanced execution technology with clearing and reporting services, and 15c3-5 compliant risk controls for seamless support of the most complex, automated and high-volume electronic trading strategies. "
target: Cactus Trading Systems LLC
Cactus Trading Systems provides trading firms and hedge funds with technology solutions and services to streamline and optimize their algorithmic and quantitative trading operations. Its flagship product is Cactus Trader, a high-performance multi asset class strategy development platform.
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closed 6/13/2011 via BusinessWire

WEDBUSH, Inc., acquired Lime Brokerage LLC

synopsis: WEDBUSH, Inc., one of the nation’s leading full-service investment firms announced that it acquired Lime Brokerage LLC, the preeminent provider of ultra low-latency, ultra high-throughput trading technologies and high-volume agency brokerage services, through its Wedbush Securities subsidiary.
buyer: WEDBUSH, Inc.
WEDBUSH, Inc., through its holdings, provides private and institutional brokerage, investment banking, equity research, fixed income, clearing, sponsored-access, and execution, private capital, commercial banking, and asset management to individual, institutional and issuing clients. "
target: Lime Brokerage LLC
Lime Brokerage LLC integrates world-class advanced execution technology with clearing and reporting services, and 15c3-5 compliant risk controls for seamless support of the most complex, automated and high-volume electronic trading strategies.
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closed 10/11/2011 via BusinessWire

Lime Brokerage LLC, acquired Cactus Trading Systems LLC

synopsis: Lime Brokerage has acquired Cactus Trading Systems LLC, a high performance multi-asset class trading engine, designed for efficient implementation, testing, and deployment of algorithmic trading strategies. Cactus' flagship product is Cactus Trader, a high-performance multi asset class strategy development platform.
buyer parent: WEDBUSH, Inc.
buyer: Lime Brokerage LLC
Lime Brokerage LLC integrates world-class advanced execution technology with clearing and reporting services, and 15c3-5 compliant risk controls for seamless support of the most complex, automated and high-volume electronic trading strategies. "
target: Cactus Trading Systems LLC
Cactus Trading Systems provides trading firms and hedge funds with technology solutions and services to streamline and optimize their algorithmic and quantitative trading operations. Its flagship product is Cactus Trader, a high-performance multi asset class strategy development platform.
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closed 5/31/2019 via Company Press Release

IRESS Market Technology Limited, acquired Quant House

synopsis: IRESS, a leading technology company providing software for financial services, including for trading and market data, investment management and financial advice, announced it has acquired QuantHouse, a leading international provider of market data and trading infrastructure.
buyer: IRESS Market Technology Limited (ASX:IRE:$292.95)
IRESS designs, develops and delivers technology for the financial services industry, including for trading and market data, investment management and financial advice. More than 450 third-party enterprises have integrated IRESS technology into their own software. "
target: Quant House
QuantHouse provides end-to-end systematic trading solutions. This includes ultra-low latency and consolidated market data solutions with QuantFEED, algo-trading development framework with QuantFACTORY and proximity hosting and order routing services with QuantLINK.
price ($mm)
$44
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$24
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closed 4/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Pico Quantitative Trading LLC, acquired Spryware

synopsis: Pico Quantitive Trading has announced its acquisition of Spryware, the premier provider of fully managed low latency direct market data access and ticker plant technology. SpryWare’s core technology is designed specifically for low latency real- time market data needs.
buyer: Pico Quantitative Trading LLC
Pico is a financial technologies services firm and agency only broker dealer established under the business principals of providing distinguished products and services, delivering innovative and pragmatic technology solutions, and offering significant market structure and regulatory expertise. "
target: Spryware
SpryWare provides standardized market data via direct exchange feeds. SpryWare’s flagship product, The Market Information Server (MIS) ™, represents the latest and fastest in the low-latency, DMA marketplace. Working in a niche field the company is 100% focused on delivering market data, faster.
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closed 6/13/2011 via BusinessWire

WEDBUSH, Inc., acquired Lime Brokerage LLC

synopsis: WEDBUSH, Inc., one of the nation’s leading full-service investment firms announced that it acquired Lime Brokerage LLC, the preeminent provider of ultra low-latency, ultra high-throughput trading technologies and high-volume agency brokerage services, through its Wedbush Securities subsidiary.
buyer: WEDBUSH, Inc.
WEDBUSH, Inc., through its holdings, provides private and institutional brokerage, investment banking, equity research, fixed income, clearing, sponsored-access, and execution, private capital, commercial banking, and asset management to individual, institutional and issuing clients. "
target: Lime Brokerage LLC
Lime Brokerage LLC integrates world-class advanced execution technology with clearing and reporting services, and 15c3-5 compliant risk controls for seamless support of the most complex, automated and high-volume electronic trading strategies.
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closed 7/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Gresham Computing, acquired B2 Group

synopsis: Gresham Technologies plc, the leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time data integrity and control solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of B2 Group. B2 Group, based in Luxembourg, are specialists in bank-to-corporate integration and cash management software.
buyer: Gresham Computing (LSE:GHT:$32.28)
Gresham Computing plc is a leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time transaction control and enterprise data integrity solutions. Gresham’s Clareti software platform is designed to provide financial institutions with complete certainty in their data processing. "
target: B2 Group
B2 Group, based in Luxembourg, are specialists in bank-to-corporate integration and cash management software and focus on the growing multi-bank solutions market. B2 Group's core product is a cloud-based software platform to connect corporates and asset managers with their bank partners.
price ($mm)
$4.26
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$2
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$0
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closed 2/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Centerbridge Capital Partners, acquired IPC Information Systems, LLC

synopsis: IPC Systems, Inc., a global provider of mission-critical network services and trading communication technology to the financial markets community, announced that it has been acquired by Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a leading private investment firm, from Silver Lake Partners.
buyer: Centerbridge Capital Partners
Centerbridge Partners, L.P. is a private investment firm with approximately $25 billion in capital under management. The firm focuses on private equity and credit investments and is dedicated to partnering with world-class management teams across targeted industry sectors. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: IPC Information Systems, LLC
IPC creates specialized communications solutions for the financial trading community. From their unified communications/application platform to their managed voice and data network, IPC’s solutions are focused on improving the speed, productivity, and efficiency of the entire trade lifecycle.
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$1,200
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closed 7/30/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Investment Technology Group, Inc., acquired RFQ-hub

synopsis: ITG, a leading independent execution and research broker, announced that it has acquired RFQ-hub, a multi-asset platform for global listed and OTC assets. RFQ-hub connects buy-side trading desks and portfolio managers with a large network of sell-side market makers.
buyer: Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG:$505.52)
ITG is an independent execution and research broker that partners with global portfolio managers and traders to provide unique data-driven insights throughout the investment process. "
target: RFQ-hub
RFQ-hub is a multi-asset platform for global listed and OTC (Over-the-Counter) assets. ID's SAS provides integrated technology solutions to the financial markets’ buy- and sell-sides in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the United States.
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closed 7/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

TS-Associates, acquired Correlix

synopsis: TS-Associates, the leading supplier of precision instrumentation solutions for latency sensitive trading systems, has acquired the assets of Correlix, a latency management service provider. Correlix offers RaceTeam™, the leading latency management service providing real-time latency visibility for buy-side, sell-side and liquidity venues.
buyer: TS-Associates
TS-Associates was founded in 1999 and is a leading supplier of precision instrumentation solutions for latency sensitive trading systems. "
target: Correlix
Correlix, a leader in independent Latency Intelligence™ solutions, offers RaceTeam™, the leading latency management service providing real-time latency visibility for buy-side, sell-side and liquidity venues.
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closed 12/14/2009 via PR Newswire

BNY ConvergEx Group, purchased US Transaction Services Business from NYFIX, Inc.

synopsis: ConvergEx, a leading provider of investment and execution technology solutions to institutional clients worldwide, announced that it has completed its acquisition of NYFIX Inc.'s U.S. Transaction Services business, which is comprised of the Millennium Alternative Trading System and a suite of direct market access and algorithmic trading products.
buyer parent: GTCR Golder Rauner
buyer: BNY ConvergEx Group
BNY ConvergEx Group, LLC provides investment and execution technology solutions to institutional clients worldwide. The company provides a full array of leading technologies and an integrated platform of performance-driven, global trading capabilities. "
seller: NYFIX, Inc. (NYFX:$109.99)
A pioneer in electronic trading solutions, NYFIX continues to transform trading through innovation. The NYFIX Marketplace™ is a global community of trading counterparties utilizing innovative services that optimize the business of trading.
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closed 11/30/2009 via Company Press Release

NYSE Technologies, Inc., acquired NYFIX, Inc.

synopsis: NYSE Euronext announced the completion of its acquisition, through NYSE Technologies, of NYFIX, Inc., a leading provider of innovative solutions that optimize trading efficiency, in an all-cash deal for approximately $144 million, or $1.675 per common share without interest plus preferred stock consideration.
buyer parent: NYSE Euronext
buyer: NYSE Technologies, Inc.
NYSE Technologies is the world's leading provider of end-to-end electronic trading solutions. NYSE's flexible and scalable products deliver robust and integrated solutions, from single trading positions to complete exchange platforms. "
target: NYFIX, Inc. (NYFX:$109.99)
A pioneer in electronic trading solutions, NYFIX continues to transform trading through innovation. The NYFIX Marketplace™ is a global community of trading counterparties utilizing innovative services that optimize the business of trading.
price ($mm)[EV]
$141 [$102]
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$110
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$2
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0.9x
EV / EBITDA
50.2x
closed 1/8/2007 via

New York Stock Exchange, Inc., acquired TransactTools, Inc.

synopsis: The New York Stock Exchange has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TransactTools, a provider of financial messaging technology for the securities trading industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data. "
target: TransactTools, Inc.
TransactTools launched the financial industry's first enterprise platform for transactional connectivity management in 2001.
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closed 10/13/2006 via BusinessWire

Warburg Pincus, acquired NYFIX, Inc.

synopsis: NYFIX Inc. a leader in technology solutions for the financial marketplace, completed its sale of $75 million of convertible preferred stock to leading, global private equity firm Warburg Pincus. The sale was announced on September 5, 2006.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
Warburg Pincus has been a leading private equity investor since 1971. The firm has more than $20 billion of assets under management in a range of sectors including technology, media and telecommunications, consumer and retail, industrial, healthcare, financial services, energy and real estate. "
target: NYFIX, Inc. (NYFX:$109.99)
A pioneer in electronic trading solutions, NYFIX continues to transform trading through innovation. The NYFIX Marketplace™ is a global community of trading counterparties utilizing innovative services that optimize the business of trading.
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closed 9/29/2006 via BusinessWire

Silver Lake Partners, acquired IPC Information Systems, LLC

synopsis: IPC Information Systems LLC, which has been renamed IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions and services, announced that Silver Lake Partners, the leading private equity firm focused on large-scale investments in technology and related industries, completed its acquisition of IPC from GS Capital Partners.
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
Silver Lake is the leading private equity firm focused on large-scale investing in technology. Silver Lake's ability to source and structure large-scale, private equity transactions and add value to portfolio companies is unmatched by other private equity firms investing in the technology industry. "
target parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
target: IPC Information Systems, LLC
IPC Information Systems is a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions to the world's largest financial services firms, as well as to public safety; government security; energy and power; and transportation organizations.
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announced 8/26/2015 via GlobeNewswire

t0.com, will acquire SpeedRoute Technologies LLC

synopsis: Overstock.com announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire SpeedRoute and related group of privately held financial technology companies. These acquisitions were made through Overstock's t0 subsidiary. The acquisition of SpeedRoute and its underlying technologies positions Overstock to connect t0 trading to the entire US equity market.
buyer parent: Overstock.com, Inc.
buyer: t0.com
tØ.com applies the security and efficiency of crypto technology to the world of finance, making transactions more equitable, transparent and accessible to all market participants. Their goal is making financial markets more fair and efficient through the application of crypto technology. "
target: SpeedRoute Technologies LLC
SpeedRoute is a brokerage firm that currently handles approximately 2.5% of U.S. equity order flow. They are a technology leader in routing, infrastructure and technology services. They offer a wide variety of financial business solutions to help their customers achieve efficient and rapid growth.
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closed 2/7/2011 via Market Wire

GATE Technologies LLC, acquired InfoEx

synopsis: GATE Technologies, an innovative financial technology company, has announced the acquisition of InfoExchange Inc. ("InfoEx"). Using its patent published technology, InfoEx neutrally references client trading data and behavioral patterns to determine what information is relevant to users.
buyer: GATE Technologies LLC
GATE Technologies is an innovative financial technology company that offers fully automated, customizable solutions for qualified investors with value-added content and analytics, transparent execution, and dematerialized settlement, clearing, and depository functions. "
target: InfoEx
InfoExchange, Inc.'s patent pending Information Smart Router™ technology references clients’ trading data to determine what information is relevant to them.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BusinessWire

TradeKing Media, acquired Trader|OS

synopsis: TradeKing Group, Inc., announced it has created a new subsidiary, TradeKing Media. To provide the foundation for TradeKing Media’s offerings, the company also announced it has acquired Trader|OS, a real-time financial news, ideation and collaboration platform for investors that takes social trading to an unprecedented level.
buyer parent: Velocity Capital B.V.
buyer: TradeKing Media
TradeKing Media serves as the primary resource for the full portfolio of educational content and social collaboration channels available to all investors, both clients and non-clients of TradeKing Group alike. "
target: Trader|OS
Trader|OS enables traders to view interactive, real-time streaming videos; discuss strategies with other investors while creating, curating and sharing charts; customize news and social feeds, and make timely trades -- all simultaneously through one, fully-integrated dashboard.
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announced 11/28/2017 via Reuters

Itiviti AB, will acquire ULLInk SAS

synopsis: London-based private equity firm HgCapital has agreed to sell electronic trading and connectivity solutions provider Ullink to Sweden’s Itiviti, a company backed by Nordic Capital. Founded in 2001, Ullink is a global provider of market leading multi-asset trading technology and infrastructure for buy-side and sell-side market participants.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Itiviti AB
Itiviti is a world-leading technology provider for the capital markets industry. Their flexible offering includes products, solutions and services for end-to-end trading, market access, order routing, risk management and compliance. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: ULLInk SAS
Ullink provides global, market leading multi-asset trading technology and infrastructure for buy-side and sell-side market participants. Trusted by top-tier banks, brokers and trading venues, they provide consistent, reliable access to the most current and innovative trading solutions available.
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closed 3/4/2014 via PE Hub

HgCapital, acquired ULLInk SAS

synopsis: HgCapital has made a majority investment in Ullink, a leading global provider of electronic trading applications and connectivity to the financial community. Ullink has grown quickly to become a global provider of multi-asset trading technology and infrastructure for buy-side and sell-side market participants.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a leading investor in the European private equity market. Successor to Mercury Private Equity, which was acquired by Merrill Lynch. Mercury Private Equity staff acquired the business from Merrill Lynch and renamed it HgCapital. HgCapital has funds under management of €2.5 billion. "
target: ULLInk SAS
ULLINK provides international financial institutions with low-latency connectivity and trading solutions. Ullink is a specialist of Real Time information processing, and one of the leading specialist in FIX Protocol applications.
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closed 4/27/2010 via BNC Analysis

B2 Hub, acquired RCP Consultants Ltd

synopsis: FX industry specialist RCP announced they have been acquired by B2 Hub, the Luxembourg-based financial software and services vendor, owned by the same consortium which also owns straight through processing (STP) experts B2 Hub.
buyer: B2 Hub
B2 Hub is a centrally hosted intelligent message hub, running within a secure and reliable data centre, the service enables messaging between financial counterparties, allowing communication via any message medium or format. "
target: RCP Consultants Ltd
RCP Consultants' RCP Deal Web provides a single global repository for FX trades; FX Trading Venue Consolidation, a connectivity solution that allows consolidating various transaction notifications feeds from various FX trading venues.
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closed 8/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

CME Group, acquired Pivot Inc

synopsis: CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the launch of CME Direct Messenger, a sophisticated instant messaging platform for traders in the energy markets. CME Direct Messenger will be powered by market-leading instant messaging software developed by Pivot, Inc.
buyer: CME Group (CME:$4,593.10)
CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. "
target: Pivot Inc
Pivot’s™ solutions are used to manage instant message workflow, extract and organize relevant market information and disseminate it efficiently, even if the information is embedded in casual instant message conversations.
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