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closed 11/14/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Moody's Corporation, acquired Copal Partners

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

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

synopsis: Concept Capital, a leading institutional broker and total solutions provider for global investment managers, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Washington D.C. based research division, the Washington Research Group, to MF Global Holdings Ltd.
buyer: MF Global Holdings Ltd (MF:$2,233.57)
MF Global provides a range of services and support for a diverse client base that includes institutions, corporations and government entities, introducing brokers and other industry professionals, and individual investors and traders. "
seller parent: Sanders Morris Harris Group Inc.
seller: Concept Capital
Washington Research Group is a 15-member policy analyst team providing institutional investors with insights about the impact of Washington policy on their investment decisions. The team's clients include the largest mutual funds and hedge funds in the country.
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closed 5/21/2009 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies announced the sale of Vista Research Inc., to Guidepoint Global, LLC, a leading provider of primary research services to investors around the world.
buyer: Guidepoint Global, LLC.
Established in 2003 as Clinical Advisors, Guidepoint Global is a global consulting and research firm that delivers superior, customized expertise and research tools to professionals in finance, professional services and industry. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Vista Research, Inc.
Vista Research, Inc. provides institutional money managers and hedge funds with access to a broad network of top-quality industry practitioners who share fresh, field-level insights with Vista's clients.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Seeking Alpha, acquired CressCap

synopsis: Seeking Alpha, the world's largest platform for equity analysis, announced the acquisition of CressCap, a next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. CressCap is a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
buyer: Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha is the leading provider of stock market opinion and analysis from blogs, money managers and investment newsletters, and a provider of its own high-value, complementary financial content. "
target: CressCap
CressCap Investment Research has developed the next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. They are a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
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announced 10/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Baird, will acquire Strategas Research Partners

synopsis: Baird signed a definitive agreement to acquire Strategas, an independent private partnership focused on macro research. Based in New York, Strategas provides comprehensive macro sector insights including research in the areas of Investment Strategy, Economics, Government Policy, Quantitative, Technical Analysis, Fixed Income and Industry Surveys.
buyer: Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the US, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 3,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. "
target: Strategas Research Partners
Strategas is a global institutional brokerage and advisory firm that provides macro research, capital market and corporate advisory services, and financial products to institutional investors and corporate executives in more than twenty countries around the world.
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: S&P Global announced that it has successfully completed its sale of S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity and Fund Research (Equity Research) business to CFRA, a leading independent provider of forensic accounting research, analytics and advisory services.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
seller parent: S&P Global
seller: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity Resarch provides access to financial analysis for wealth advisors and institutional investors. S&P Global Market Intelligence collects and analyzes vast volumes of content, turning into actionable intelligence on the global financial markets and industries.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Hedgeye Risk Management, acquired Potomac Research Group

synopsis: Hedgeye Risk Management announced that it has acquired Potomac Research Group (PRG), a Washington, D.C.-based, independent research firm which provides predictive and actionable Washington policy analysis to institutional investors.
buyer: Hedgeye Risk Management
Hedgeye Risk Management is an independent investment research and media firm. Focused exclusively on generating and delivering actionable investment ideas in a proven buy-side process, the firm combines quantitative, bottom-up and macro analysis with an emphasis on timing. "
target: Potomac Research Group
Potomac Research Group ("PRG") is an independent research firm formed to provide Washington policy and market technical analysis to institutional investors. PRG’s analysis of federal legislative activities and regulatory policies helps investors determine Washington’s impact on industry sectors.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

synopsis: Robert Schwob, a popular figure in the asset management world, has sold majority control of Style Research, his asset management data provider, to mid-market private equity firm Lyceum Capital. Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital partners with entrepreneurial management teams and unlocks growth potential by providing capital, operations and development support and help with targeted acquisitions. Lyceum typically invests between £5m and £50m of equity in fast-growing, UK-headquartered, mid-sized businesses. "
target: Style Research
Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications. The services are delivered on a SaaS-based platform that supports a range of devices.
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closed 10/10/2013 via Market Wire

Investment Metrics, LLC, acquired InterSec Research

synopsis: Investment Metrics, LLC a leading provider of investment performance analytics and reporting solutions for institutional investors and advisors, announced that it has acquired InterSec Research, the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms.
buyer: Investment Metrics, LLC
Investment Metrics, LLC is an independent firm focused solely on creating solutions for investment professionals that streamline the process of performance measurement, investment analytics, manager research and reporting. "
target: InterSec Research
InterSec Research is the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms. InterSec Research transforms independent market insight into business intelligence for institutional asset managers, asset owners, investment consultants and advisors.
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closed 11/3/2009 via BusinessWire

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

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

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

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group, Inc., a leading provider of risk and corporate governance services to participants in the global financial markets, announced that it has agreed to acquire Innovest Strategic Value Advisors. Headquartered in New York, Innovest is a leading provider of sustainability research for the institutional investment community.
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: Innovest Strategic Value Advisors
Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, Inc. integrates and finances by identifying non-traditional sources of risk and value potential for investors. It offers company profiles, sector reports, I-ratings, carbon value at risk portfolio audits, carbon finance practices, and asset management sub-advisory.
price ($mm)
$15
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$7
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closed 11/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Morgan Group Holding Co., acquired G.research, LLC

synopsis: Morgan Group Holding Co. announced the completion of its acquisition of G.research, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated Capital Group. G.Research is an institutional research and brokerage firm. They publish on approximately 250 companies globally with an emphasis on small & mid-cap ideas.
buyer: Morgan Group Holding Co. (OTCPK:MGHL:$0.00)
Morgan Group Holding Company is a publicly traded fully reporting holding company with no operating businesses. They are actively pursuing business opportunities primarily in, but not limited to, the US manufacturing sector with EBITDA of $5-$20 million. "
target parent: Associated Capital Group
target: G.research, LLC
G.Research is an institutional research and brokerage firm. They publish on approximately 250 companies globally with an emphasis on small & mid-cap ideas.
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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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announced 12/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Trading Central SA, will acquire Recognia

synopsis: Trading Central, a global leader in technical analysis research, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Recognia Inc., a global leader in automated quantitative analysis and engagement solutions. The transaction enables Recognia and Trading Central to create a global leader in technical and quantitative analysis solutions.
buyer: Trading Central SA
Trading Central is a leading investment research provider to financial market professionals. Their technical strategies cover equity, index, fixed-income, forex and commodities markets. "
target: Recognia
Recognia is a global leader in automated quantitative analysis and engagement solutions for retail online brokers and institutions and their 20+ million investors and traders. Recognia’s product suite increases user engagement by offering dynamic and action-oriented trading ideas.
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closed 8/2/2007 via

RiskMetrics Group, Inc., acquired Center for Financial Research and Analysis

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group, the world's leading provider of financial risk management and corporate governance solutions, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CFRA (Center for Financial Research & Analysis).
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
The Center for Financial Research & Analysis is a leading global independent research and educational organization, committed to providing quality of earnings research and training to the institutional investment, insurance, corporate, legal, and regulatory communities.
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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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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 8/4/2011 via Market Wire

Sabrient Systems, LLC, purchased Qualitative Research Unit from Gradient Analytics

synopsis: Sabrient Systems announces the acquisition of selected assets of Gradient Analytics, including the use of the brand "Gradient Analytics." The business unit acquired by Sabrient will deliver analyst-driven research and services via Earnings Quality Analytics, Equity Incentive Analytics, Gradient International and Gradient Consulting.
buyer: Sabrient Systems, LLC
Sabrient Systems, LLC is an independent equity research firm that specializes in custom strategies using quantitative modeling to rank stocks for Alpha generation, risk measurement and creation of unique indexes tracked by exchange-traded funds (ETFs). "
seller: Gradient Analytics
Gradient Analytics, Inc. is an independent research firm providing analyst-written research work on Global Equities (Earnings Quality Analytics, Equity Incentive Analytics and Gradient International) and Consulting services for institutional clients.
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announced 7/17/2019 via Market Watch

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

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

Asset International, Inc., will acquire Investor Economics

synopsis: Asset International, which is backed by Austin Ventures, is buying Investor Economics. The deal is valued at $20 million to $25 million. Investor Economics, of Toronto, provides business intelligence data and research for Canadian banks, asset managers and brokerages.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International is a B2B information and technology company in the finance vertical which is transforming smaller traditional companies it has acquired into a high growth global business with a diverse set of new revenue streams: electronic data, tools, online media, research, and events. "
target: Investor Economics
Investor Economics is a research firm that specializes in the fact-based measurement and analysis of Canada’s retail financial services and wealth management industry.
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announced 12/11/2013 via BusinessWire

Copal Partners, will acquire Amba Research

synopsis: Moody's Corporation announced that it has acquired Amba Investment Services, a provider of investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions. Amba will operate as part of Moody’s Analytics majority-owned subsidiary, Copal Partners.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Copal Partners
Copal Partners' companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. They provide a range of services to leading institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations globally. "
target: Amba Research
Amba Research provides investment research and analytics support services to the global capital markets industry. Over 70 companies, including 6 of the top 15 global asset managers and 6 of the top 15 global investment banks, use Amba to differentiate and outperform.
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closed 11/14/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Moody's Corporation, acquired Copal Partners

synopsis: Moody's Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in the companies of Copal Partners. Copal's companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. Services provided include due diligence support, industry and company analyses, and more.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Copal Partners
Copal Partners' companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. They provide a range of services to leading institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations globally.
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announced 2/11/2021 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, will acquire Cortera, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, a global risk assessment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cortera, a leading provider of North American credit data and workflow solutions. The acquisition enhances Moody’s integrated risk assessment capabilities and significantly extends coverage in the small and medium enterprise (SME) segment.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody’s is a global risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Its data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. "
target parent: Volition Capital LLC
target: Cortera, Inc.
Cortera is a leading provider of North American credit data and workflow solutions. Cortera maintains one of the most comprehensive databases of credit information, featuring data and analytics on over 36 million companies.
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closed 1/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., acquired Catylist

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired Catylist, Inc., a provider of commercial real estate (CRE) solutions for brokers. The acquisition advances Moody’s Analytics (MA) CRE platform, substantially enhancing its coverage of property-level data and expanding its range of analytical solutions to the broker market.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target: Catylist
Catylist builds customized commercial real estate technology, tailored to local markets. They create customized listings and research databases that serve as the most trusted sources for CRE information in every market. The commercial listing products serve more than 50 markets in North America.
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closed 12/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., acquired ZM Financial Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation has acquired ZM Financial, a leading provider of risk and financial management software for the U.S. banking sector. The transaction advances Moody’s position as a leader in integrated risk assessment by broadening Moody’s Analytics’ suite of enterprise risk solutions, which help financial institutions make informed decisions.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target: ZM Financial Systems, Inc.
ZM Financial Systems (ZMFS) is a leading provider of risk and financial management software for the U.S. banking sector. ZMFS’ product suite delivers key systems and services that banks and other financial institutions use to model and manage risk, and to make fundamental business decisions.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Acquire Media Corporation

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced the acquisition of Acquire Media (AM), an aggregator and distributor of curated real-time news, multimedia, data, and alerts, from Naviga, Inc., a leading provider of content engagement solutions for the global media industry.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Acquire Media Corporation
Acquire Media is an advanced technology company that delivers news and multimedia with guaranteed reliability in formats that make content instantly usable and searchable. The company provides syndication and content services to customers in news media, digital publishing and financial services.
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closed 3/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired RBA International

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired RBA International (RBA), a leading provider of online retail bank training and certifications. Based in London, RBA offers training programs that cover the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to prepare bankers for the evolving retail banking landscape.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: RBA International
RBA International (RBA) is a leading provider of online retail bank training and certifications. Based in London, RBA offers training programs that cover the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to prepare bankers for the evolving retail banking landscape.
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closed 2/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Moody's Corporation, acquired Regulatory DataCorp, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Regulatory DataCorp (RDC), a leading provider of anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) data and due diligence services.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Regulatory DataCorp, Inc.
RDC (Regulatory DataCorp) delivers powerful, decision-ready intelligence and world-class risk and compliance protection, allowing global organizations to identify suspect entities, strengthen fraud protection, ensure regulatory compliance, and protect their brand equity.
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closed 10/2/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., purchased ABS Suite from Deloitte LLP

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation has acquired ABS Suite, a software platform used by issuers and trustees for the administration of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities programs, from Deloitte & Touche LLP. ABS Suite supports various securitized asset classes including credit cards, mortgages, auto loans and leases, mobile-device payment plans and more.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
seller: Deloitte LLP
Deloitte's ABS Suite is a software platform used by issuers and trustees for the administration of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities programs. ABS Suite supports various securitized asset classes including credit cards, mortgages, auto loans and leases, mobile payment plans, and more.
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closed 7/25/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired RiskFirst

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation has acquired UK-based RiskFirst, a financial technology company providing risk analytic solutions for the asset management and pension fund communities. RiskFirst’s PFaroe platform is a leading risk solution for U.S. and U.K. defined benefit pension markets, supporting over 3,000 plans and more than $1.4 trillion in assets.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: RiskFirst
UK-based RiskFirst is a financial technology company providing modern technology solutions for Asset Owners, Consultants, Asset Managers, and Insurers. RiskFirst’s PFaroe DB uses modern technology to help the defined benefit (DB) pension industry improve the management of asset and liability risk.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Four Twenty Seven, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, an American business and financial services company, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Four Twenty Seven, Inc., a leading provider of data, intelligence, and analysis related to physical climate risks.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Four Twenty Seven, Inc.
Four Twenty Seven is an award-winning market research and advisory firm that brings climate intelligence into economic and financial decision-making.
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announced 7/17/2019 via Market Watch

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

synopsis: Moody's Corp. has agreed to sell its Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services business to Equistone Partners Europe Ltd, a private-equity firm. Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector. They are based in London, UK.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an independent investment firm that invests as a strategic partner alongside management teams. In each of their markets they look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by their capital and guided by their experience. "
target parent: Moody's Corporation
target: Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services
Based in London, UK, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector.
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Vigeo Eiris

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris, an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Vigeo Eiris
Vigeo Eiris is an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
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announced 8/30/2018 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, will acquire Reis, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation is to acquire all outstanding shares of Reis, the nation's most trusted source for property and market intelligence, including vacancy rates, rent levels, cap rates, new construction, rent comparables, sales comparables, valuation estimates, and capital market trends.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Reis, Inc. (REIS:$48.12)
Reis is the nation's most trusted source for property and market intelligence, including vacancy rates, rent levels, cap rates, new construction, rent comparables, sales comparables, valuation estimates, and capital market trends.
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closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Omega Performance Corp.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Omega Performance, a leading provider of online credit training. Founded in 1976 and based in Arlington, Virginia, Omega Performance is a business unit of TwentyEighty Inc.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Omega Performance Corp.
Since 1976, Omega Performance has been the training partner of choice for financial service organizations worldwide, from community-based credit unions to international banks. They offer a wide range of online credit training courses to clients worldwide and serve more than 300 customers.
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closed 8/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., acquired Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Bureau van Dijk, a global provider of business intelligence and company information.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target parent: EQT
target: Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing
Bureau van Dijk is a global provider of business intelligence and company information. They have information on over 220 million companies and cover all countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$3,270
rev ($mm)
$281
EBITDA ($mm)
$144
EV / rev
11.6x
EV / EBITDA
22.7x
closed 2/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., purchased Structured Finance Data and Analytics Business from SCDM

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired the structured finance data and analytics business of SCDM, a provider of analytical tools for participants in securitization markets. SCDM provides risk management services for banks and insurance companies investing in credit. SCDM, based in Frankfurt, serves a primarily European client base.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
seller: SCDM
SCDM provides risk management services for banks and insurance companies investing in credit. Their business intelligence solution - ABSGate - is paired with the cash flow simulation engine - Cascade - one of the most advanced analytical platforms for structured credit investors.
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closed 3/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., acquired Axis Actuarial System

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired GGY, a leading provider of advanced actuarial software for the global life insurance industry. GGY’s AXIS Actuarial System is widely used by leading global life insurers, reinsurers and consultants.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target: Axis Actuarial System
GGY’s Axis Actuarial System is widely used by leading global life insurers, reinsurers and consultants for pricing, reserving, ALM (asset liability management), financial modeling, capital calculations and hedging.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/9/2015 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired BlackBox Logic

synopsis: Moody's Corporation, a provider of credit ratings, tools, analysis to global capital markets, announced that it has acquired the residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) data and analytics assets of BlackBox Logic, a provider of RMBS loan-level data aggregation and processing services to residential mortgage and capital markets participants.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: BlackBox Logic
BlackBox Logic provides RMBS loan-level data aggregation and processing services to residential mortgage and capital markets participants including investors, dealers, and researchers. They deliver the most comprehensive residential mortgage data fast and customized to the client's environment.
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announced 3/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, will acquire Equilibrium (Peru)

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets, announced that it has agreed to acquire Equilibrium, a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and Latin America.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Equilibrium (Peru)
Equilibrium is a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and other countries in Latin America. Based in Peru, Equilibrium has operated since 1996.
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closed 10/27/2014 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Lewtan Technologies

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired Lewtan Technologies, a leading provider of analytical tools and data for the global structured finance market. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Lewtan provides solutions to issuers, investors, underwriters and others to administer, monitor and value securitized transactions.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Lewtan Technologies
Lewtan is the leading provider of a wide range of content and technology-based solutions to members of the global asset-securitization industry. These include issuers, investors, underwriters, servicers, credit enhancers and rating agencies representing more than 300 institutions worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Moody's Analytics, Inc., will acquire WebEquity Solutions

synopsis: Moody’s Analytics, a unit of Moody’s Corporation and a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services, announced that it has agreed to acquire WebEquity Solutions, LLC., a leading provider of cloud-based loan origination solutions for financial institutions.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Analytics, Inc.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation, is a leading provider of research, data, analytic tools and related services to debt capital markets and credit risk management professionals worldwide. "
target parent: Alpine Investors, LP
target: WebEquity Solutions
WebEquity Solutions™, LLC is the proven leader in on-demand lending software. With WebEquity, lenders gain the advantage of a single, hosted solution enabling them to reduce operational costs, streamline processes and make more uniform and profitable lending decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/14/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Moody's Corporation, acquired Copal Partners

synopsis: Moody's Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in the companies of Copal Partners. Copal's companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. Services provided include due diligence support, industry and company analyses, and more.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's Corporation is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Copal Partners
Copal Partners' companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. They provide a range of services to leading institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations globally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/21/2008 via BusinessWire

Oliver Wyman, acquired Celent

synopsis: Oliver Wyman, a leading international management consulting firm, announced today it has acquired Celent. Celent is a research and consulting firm focused on the global financial services industry. Celent’s operations will become a separate unit in Oliver Wyman’s financial services practice.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
buyer: Oliver Wyman
With more than 2,500 professionals in over 40 cities around the globe, Oliver Wyman is the leading management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development. "
target: Celent
Celent is an independent, self-financed, and profitable firm dedicated to providing unbiased information and advice to financial services firms. Celent's analyst team is organized by financial services industry vertical: Banking, Securities & Investments, as well as Insurance.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/12/2007 via BusinessWire

SunGard Data Systems Inc., acquired The ASTEC Group

synopsis: SunGard has acquired The ASTEC Group, a specialist research consultancy and provider of information products and analytics on securities finance. The acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, is not expected to have a material impact on SunGard’s financial results.
buyer: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business. "
target: The ASTEC Group
The ASTEC Consulting Group, Inc., a research company, provides information and analysis on securities finance, secured lending, and transitional economies. The company offers market models and peer review tools to analyze risks, returns, fees, and service quality.
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closed 4/1/2005 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Vista Research, Inc., a leading provider of primary research. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Standard & Poor's Financial Information Group
Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. "
target: Vista Research, Inc.
Vista Research, Inc. provides institutional money managers and hedge funds with access to a broad network of top-quality industry practitioners who share fresh, field-level insights with Vista's clients.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/11/2021 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, will acquire Cortera, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, a global risk assessment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cortera, a leading provider of North American credit data and workflow solutions. The acquisition enhances Moody’s integrated risk assessment capabilities and significantly extends coverage in the small and medium enterprise (SME) segment.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody’s is a global risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Its data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. "
target parent: Volition Capital LLC
target: Cortera, Inc.
Cortera is a leading provider of North American credit data and workflow solutions. Cortera maintains one of the most comprehensive databases of credit information, featuring data and analytics on over 36 million companies.
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closed 7/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paynet, acquired Ansonia

synopsis: Equifax, an American multinational consumer credit reporting agency has announced that the company has increased its leadership in commercial credit data solutions by acquiring Ansonia, a leading provider of business credit, collections, and account receivable (AR) data. Ansonia will be integrated into PayNet, an Equifax company.
buyer parent: Equifax, Inc.
buyer: Paynet
PayNet, an Equifax company, is the leading provider of credit ratings on small businesses enabling lenders to manage credit risk, grow earning assets and operate credit processes at a lower cost. "
target: Ansonia
Ansonia Credit Data (Ansonia) is a leading provider of business credit, collections, and account receivable (AR) data used by financial institutions and other creditors and businesses in the transportation and logistics industries.
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closed 6/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Falfurrias Capital, acquired Tax Guard

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm, has acquired Tax Guard, the leading provider of proprietary data and services that help lenders accurately assess tax-related credit risk associated with potential borrowers.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm. The firm is focused on acquiring or investing in a diverse portfolio of growth-oriented middle-market companies. "
target: Tax Guard
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Tax Guard is the leading provider of proprietary data and services that help lenders accurately assess tax-related credit risk associated with potential borrowers.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/17/2019 via Market Watch

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

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

Asset International, Inc., will acquire Investor Economics

synopsis: Asset International, which is backed by Austin Ventures, is buying Investor Economics. The deal is valued at $20 million to $25 million. Investor Economics, of Toronto, provides business intelligence data and research for Canadian banks, asset managers and brokerages.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International is a B2B information and technology company in the finance vertical which is transforming smaller traditional companies it has acquired into a high growth global business with a diverse set of new revenue streams: electronic data, tools, online media, research, and events. "
target: Investor Economics
Investor Economics is a research firm that specializes in the fact-based measurement and analysis of Canada’s retail financial services and wealth management industry.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

TransUnion LLC, acquired FactorTrust

synopsis: TransUnion announced the acquisition of FactorTrust, a provider of alternative credit data, analytics and risk scoring information that empowers lenders to make more informed decisions, and increases financial inclusion to a wider population of consumers.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,696.90)
Transunion helps uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity."
target: FactorTrust
Since 2006, FactorTrust has provided the alternative credit data, analytics and risk scoring information that lenders need to make informed decisions about the consumers they want.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired DataX

synopsis: Equifax Inc, a global information solutions company, has acquired DataX, Ltd, a leading specialty finance credit reporting agency and alternative data provider to lenders nationwide. Through DataX, Equifax will help lenders expand credit access and broaden financial inclusion for more consumers, specifically in underbanked populations.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,127.50)
Equifax is a global information solutions company that uses unique data, innovative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organizations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business and personal decisions. "
target: DataX
DataX is an industry leading Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulated specialty finance credit reporting agency (CRA) and alternative data provider offering premier financial management solutions to businesses through a suite of advanced products.
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closed 12/28/2012 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired CSC Credit Services

synopsis: Equifax Inc. completed the acquisition of of CSC Credit Services, Inc. CSC's credit services business provides consumer credit services and related information to banks, mortgage companies, retail establishments, the automotive industry, medical entities, utility companies and other users of financial and credit information.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,127.50)
Equifax is a global leader in consumer and commercial information solutions, providing businesses of all sizes and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 500 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide. "
target parent: Computer Sciences Corporation
target: CSC Credit Services
CSC Credit Services, Inc. operates as a consumer reporting agency in the Midwestern and Central United States. The company provides credit services, such as consumer assistance, mortgage, electronic billing, business client file transfers, and secure file delivery system.
price ($mm)
$1,000
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Crisil Limited, will acquire Coalition Development Ltd

synopsis: Crisil has entered into an agreement to buy UK-headquartered Coalition Development Ltd. Coalition provides high-end analytics, mainly to leading global investment banks.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Crisil Limited
CRISIL is India's leading Ratings, Research, Risk and Policy Advisory Company. CRISIL's majority shareholder is Standard & Poor's. The company offers domestic and international customers a unique combination of local insights and global perspectives. "
target: Coalition Development Ltd
Coalition provides high-end analytics, mainly to leading global investment banks. At Coalition, they believe their fundamental mission is to enable and inform the strategic business development of the world’s most advanced commercial entities.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/5/2012 via BusinessWire

Envestnet, Inc., acquired Prima Capital Holding, Inc.

synopsis: Envestnet, Inc., announced the completion of its acquisition of Prima Capital Holding, Inc., a provider of investment manager due diligence, research applications, asset allocation modeling and multi-manager portfolios to the wealth management and retirement industries.
buyer: Envestnet, Inc. (ENV:$998.23)
Envestnet, Inc. is a leading provider of technology-enabled wealth management solutions to financial advisors. Envestnet's technology is focused on addressing financial advisors' front-, middle- and back-office needs. "
target parent: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
target: Prima Capital Holding, Inc.
Prima Capital Holding, Inc. is a leading provider of due diligence, research applications, asset allocation modeling, and multi-manager portfolios to the wealth management and retirement industries.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/21/2009 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies announced the sale of Vista Research Inc., to Guidepoint Global, LLC, a leading provider of primary research services to investors around the world.
buyer: Guidepoint Global, LLC.
Established in 2003 as Clinical Advisors, Guidepoint Global is a global consulting and research firm that delivers superior, customized expertise and research tools to professionals in finance, professional services and industry. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Vista Research, Inc.
Vista Research, Inc. provides institutional money managers and hedge funds with access to a broad network of top-quality industry practitioners who share fresh, field-level insights with Vista's clients.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/27/2010 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Concept Capital, a leading institutional broker and total solutions provider for global investment managers, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Washington D.C. based research division, the Washington Research Group, to MF Global Holdings Ltd.
buyer: MF Global Holdings Ltd (MF:$2,233.57)
MF Global provides a range of services and support for a diverse client base that includes institutions, corporations and government entities, introducing brokers and other industry professionals, and individual investors and traders. "
seller parent: Sanders Morris Harris Group Inc.
seller: Concept Capital
Washington Research Group is a 15-member policy analyst team providing institutional investors with insights about the impact of Washington policy on their investment decisions. The team's clients include the largest mutual funds and hedge funds in the country.
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closed 6/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Infonet Srl merged with Ribes S.p.A.,

synopsis: Ribes S.p.A., a company that provides business information to Italian banks, has merged with Infonet Srl, a company that provides information on the reliability of its economic counterparts in order to optimize protection from the credit risk of banks, companies and professionals.
buyer parent: Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
buyer: Ribes S.p.A.
Ribes S.p.A. provides business information to Italian banks. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Milan, Italy. They assess the value of real estate collateral during the granting of a loan. "
target: Infonet Srl
Infonet is an innovative partner for over 15 years in the service sector of Business & Credit Information and provides information on the reliability of its economic counterparts in order to optimize protection from the credit risk of banks, companies and professionals.
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closed 9/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Irevna, acquired Pipal Research Corporation

synopsis: Irevna, a division of Standard & Poor's subsidiary, CRISIL, will be expanding its capabilities through the acquisition of Pipal Research Corporation, a leading analytical outsourcing company. The acquisition further cements Irevna's leadership position as a global provider of high-end research and analytical off-shoring services.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Irevna
Irevna is a leading high-end research and analytical services provider for investment banks, insurance companies, asset management firms and other financial institutions. "
target: Pipal Research Corporation
Pipal Research is a leading custom research firm delivering the highest quality financial and business research and quantitative analytics to organizations worldwide. Pipal brings value to its clients through high quality research and analysis that helps solve complex business problems.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Ibbotson Associates

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Ibbotson Associates, a leading provider of asset allocation research and services, for approximately $83 million in cash, subject to adjustments for working capital and other items.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Ibbotson Associates
Ibbotson Associates was founded by Professor Roger Ibbotson in 1977. The company's business lines include investment advice; investment consulting and research; planning and analysis software; educational and marketing services; and a widely used line of NASD-reviewed presentation materials.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
24.4x
closed 5/17/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Coupa Software, acquired Riskopy, Inc.

synopsis: Coupa Software, a leader in cloud-based spend management, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Riskopy, Inc. Riskopy is changing how financial services are delivered by providing data-driven insights on 100 million businesses.
buyer: Coupa Software (COUP:$458.37)
Coupa Software is the cloud platform for business spend. They deliver “Value as a Service” by helping their customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. "
target: Riskopy, Inc.
Riskopy is changing how financial services are delivered by providing data-driven insights on 100 million businesses. Leveraging contextualized data, finance providers can accurately calculate the cost of capital, and monitor their portfolio for risks and opportunities.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$5,602.00
EBIT ($mm)
$5,300.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,199.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: JRJC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Finance Online Co.
China Finance Online Co.
China Finance Online Co. Limited specializes in providing online financial and listed company data and information in China. Through its website the company offers subscription-based service packages that integrate financial and listed company data and information from multiple sources.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$92.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.02
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$16.09
Employees
1500
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Ticker: LSE:MNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&G plc
M&G plc
M&G is an international savings and investment business. M&G serves customers through two brands: M&G Investments - an asset manager; and Prudential which manages long-term savings, investments and retirement solutions. M&G manages investments for both individuals and large institutional investors.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$41,560.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,143.02
EBIT ($mm)
$5,027.70
Net Income ($mm)
$1,403.90
Employees
6000
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Ticker: STT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
State Street Corporation
State Street Corporation
State Street Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11,734.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,450.00
Employees
38113
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Ticker: LM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legg Mason, Inc.
Legg Mason, Inc.
Legg Mason is a global asset management firm that provides active asset management in many major investment centers throughout the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2,660.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$492.47
EBIT ($mm)
$436.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SWX:PGHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors worldwide. They have USD 66 billion in assets under management and more than 950 professionals across 19 offices worldwide.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,497.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$952.53
EBIT ($mm)
$942.21
Net Income ($mm)
$856.43
Employees
0
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Ticker: MCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moody's Corporation
Moody's Corporation
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,371.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,658.33
EBIT ($mm)
$2,441.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,778.00
Employees
11400
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Ticker: ENXTPA:AMUN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amundi
Amundi
Amundi is the leading European asset manager in terms of assets under management, and ranks in the top 10 worldwide. The Group manages more than 1,470 billion euros and six main management platforms.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,686.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,142.78
EBIT ($mm)
$1,110.35
Net Income ($mm)
$859.24
Employees
0
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Ticker: AIM:MJH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MJ Hudson
MJ Hudson
MJ Hudson helps fund managers and investors operate more efficiently and invest more successfully. Their services include law, fund management solutions, international fiduciary, investment advisory, and IR & marketing. MJ Hudson has office across Europe's major asset management centres.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
180
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Ticker: MCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moody's Corporation
Moody's Corporation
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,371.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,658.33
EBIT ($mm)
$2,441.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,778.00
Employees
11400
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Ticker: MORN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,244.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.90
EBIT ($mm)
$184.60
Net Income ($mm)
$142.70
Employees
6896
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Ticker: MSCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc.
MSCI is an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. They have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with their clients.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,476.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$767.41
EBIT ($mm)
$709.17
Net Income ($mm)
$579.85
Employees
3266
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Ticker: TRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,921.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,321.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,088.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,599.00
Employees
24400
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Ticker: JRJC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Finance Online Co.
China Finance Online Co.
China Finance Online Co. Limited specializes in providing online financial and listed company data and information in China. Through its website the company offers subscription-based service packages that integrate financial and listed company data and information from multiple sources.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$92.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.02
EBIT ($mm)
$8.19
Net Income ($mm)
$16.09
Employees
1500
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Ticker: FDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,494.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$497.27
EBIT ($mm)
$439.66
Net Income ($mm)
$372.94
Employees
10484
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:COGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cogint, Inc.
Cogint, Inc.
Cogint is a data and analytics company providing cloud-based, mission-critical information and performance marketing solutions to enterprises in a variety of industries. They transform data into intelligence utilizing their proprietary technology platforms to solve complex problems for clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$210.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($28.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
200
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,784.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,258.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,020.90
Net Income ($mm)
$712.70
Employees
8960
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Ticker: 601519.SS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Great Wisdom provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, real-time quotes reveal and investment analysis software, financial education system, information dissemination, Web and other areas of financial services platform.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$92.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($76.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($68.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: INIX.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:4483
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JMDC Inc.
JMDC Inc.
JMDC Inc. offers information services. The Company provides medical data statistics, life insurance data statistics, health data platform management, and other services. JMDC provides its services throughout Japan.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$91.75
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$13.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.40
Employees
441
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$430.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.82
EBIT ($mm)
$45.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2420
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Ticker: XTRA:G6P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Going Public Media
Going Public Media
Going Public Media AG engages in the publishing and distribution of newspapers and magazines. It specializes in the publications on venture capital, private equity, corporate finance, and small and medium capital research. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Wolfratshausen, Germany.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$2.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.21
EBIT ($mm)
$0.09
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
23
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