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closed 2/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

London Stock Exchange Group plc, acquired GATElab Srl

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group announced that it has acquired a 67% stake in GATElab, an Italian and UK based technology company supplying advanced trading and post trade services technology around the world.
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including the London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. "
target: GATElab Srl
GATElab is a financial software company, founded in 1989, specialising in the provision of broker trading platforms and proprietary trading technology. GATElab’s technology is MIFID compliant and supports manual, automatic and algorithmic trading, smart order routing for equities, bonds and HFT.
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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:$1,591.44)
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.
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$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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$52 [$50]
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announced 11/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Virtu Financial LLC, will acquire Investment Technology Group, Inc.

synopsis: Virtu Financial, Inc., a leading financial firm, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Investment Technology Group, a global financial technology company that helps brokers and asset managers improve returns for investors around the world.
buyer: Virtu Financial LLC (VIRT:$1,851.58)
Virtu is a leading financial firm that leverages cutting edge technology to deliver liquidity to the global markets and innovative, transparent trading solutions to their clients. As a market maker, Virtu provides deep liquidity that helps to create more efficient markets around the world. "
target: Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG:$505.52)
Investment Technology Group is a global financial technology company that helps brokers and asset managers improve returns for investors around the world. They empower traders to reduce the end-to-end cost of implementing investments via liquidity, analytics and workflow technology solutions.
price ($mm)
$1,110
rev ($mm)
$506
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2.2x
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closed 12/14/2017 via BusinessWire

TMX Group Inc., acquired Trayport Ltd.

synopsis: Intercontinental Exchange, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, announced it has completed the sale of Trayport, a leading provider of energy trading solutions to traders, brokers and exchanges worldwide, to TMX Group Limited.
buyer: TMX Group Inc. (TSX:X:$805.93)
TMX Group is an integrated, multi-asset class exchange group. TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. "
target parent: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
target: Trayport Ltd.
Trayport is a leading provider of energy trading solutions to traders, brokers and exchanges worldwide. It develops, deploys and supports quality, resilient software for trading in multiple asset classes. Trayport’s GlobalVision software is used by the world’s largest trading companies.
price ($mm)
$725
rev ($mm)
$76
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
9.5x
EV / EBITDA
18.3x
closed 12/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., acquired Trayport Ltd.

synopsis: Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced it has completed its acquisition of Trayport. Trayport licenses its technology platform to serve brokers for electronic and hybrid trade execution primarily in the European over-the-counter utility markets.
buyer: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE:$5,588.00)
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. "
target parent: BGC Partners L.P.
target: Trayport Ltd.
Trayport is a leading provider of energy trading solutions to traders, brokers and exchanges worldwide. It develops, deploys and supports quality, resilient software for trading in multiple asset classes. Trayport’s GlobalVision software is used by the world’s largest trading companies.
price ($mm)
$650
rev ($mm)
$80
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10.7x
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closed 1/26/2015 via Company Press Release

CREALOGIX, acquired MBA Systems

synopsis: CREALOGIX has acquired MBA Systems, a well-established UK fintech brand and leading supplier of innovative web-based solutions and services to the securities and wealth management industries. With this move, CREALOGIX strengthens its presence in the UK market and gains an established customer base of over 30 banks, brokers and wealth managers.
buyer: CREALOGIX (SWX:CLXN:$76.18)
The CREALOGIX Group is a independent Swiss software house and the market leader for Digital Banking in Switzerland. Its focus is on changing customer needs for mobility, security, personalised advice and a comprehensive user experience. "
target: MBA Systems
MBA Systems is a leading UK based supplier of online trading information and transaction systems to many leading brokers, wealth managers and international banks. It supports and hosts systems from its own secure data centre for almost all of its clients.
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closed 8/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Solium Capital Inc., acquired Executive Trading Solutions LLC

synopsis: Solium Capital Inc., the leading global provider of software-as-a-service for equity administration, financial reporting and compliance, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Executive Trading Solutions LLC, a premier provider of online technology for the administration, execution and reporting of 10b5-1 trading plans in the US.
buyer: Solium Capital Inc. (TSX:SUM:$104.55)
Solium Capital Inc. provides cloud-enabled services for global equity administration, financial reporting and compliance. Headquartered in Canada, they also have offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France and Australia. "
target: Executive Trading Solutions LLC
Executive Trading Solutions LLC is a premier provider of online technology for the administration, execution and reporting of 10b5-1 trading plans in the US through my10b51.com. This service is valuable to brokerage firms, corporate issuers and executives.
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closed 9/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Omnesys Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: Thomson Reuters acquired Bangalore-based Omnesys Technologies for an undisclosed amount. Omnesys is an integrated provider of sell-side order management systems (OMS) and high frequency trading solutions for Indian exchange traded instruments.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: Omnesys Technologies Private Limited
Omnesys is a leading provider of software for Securities markets worldwide. Omnesys products range from multi-asset, multi venue trading systems, market data and connectivity solutions to buy-side and sell-side firms, consumer oriented trading terminals and websites.
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announced 3/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

Desjardins Group, will acquire Nexa Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Desjardins Financial Group will acquire California-based Nexa Technologies, which operates the online brokerage platform Disnat.
buyer: Desjardins Group
Desjardins Financial Group is the largest financial cooperative group in Canada. It offers complete banking services to nearly 6 million members and clients. "
target parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
target: Nexa Technologies, Inc.
Nexa Technologies has been at the forefront of the online brokerage industry since 1999. Specializing in direct access brokerage technology, Nexa provides a complete online brokerage solution including multi-lingual level II, browser based trading and back-office tools.
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closed 1/3/2011 via PR Newswire

ConvergEx, acquired RickTick

synopsis: ConvergEx Group, a leading technology company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of RealTick® from Barclays Bank PLC. RealTick is a leading global, multi-broker, cross-asset electronic execution platform.
buyer parent: The Bank of New York Mellon
buyer: ConvergEx
ConvergEx is a leading technology company providing products and services to asset managers and financial intermediaries globally. Its products and services span the investment life cycle and center on the development, marketing and servicing of technology-based solutions. "
target parent: Barclays PLC
target: RickTick
RealTick has revolutionized the electronic trading industry with unique, innovative and easy to use trading technology, along with ground breaking market access and liquidity solutions used by brokers, institutions and traders globally for over 25 years.
price ($mm)
$78
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announced 5/17/2010 via BNC Analysis

RTN Stealth Software Inc., will acquire Market Guidance Systems, Inc.

synopsis: RTN Stealth Software Inc. acquired of all of the assets of Market Guidance Systems Inc. ("MGS"). Market Guidance Systems, Inc. (MGS) is a privately held R&D company that has developed RTN-Stealth software -a unique, direct access trading decision support platform for active traders.
buyer: RTN Stealth Software Inc. (QATSF:$0.04)
RTN Stealth Software Inc. is engaged in the business of researching, developing and maintaining proprietary algorithmic securities trading systems. The existence of electronic financial markets has allowed the Company to develop a suite of proprietary intra-day algorithmic trading software. "
target: Market Guidance Systems, Inc.
Market Guidance Systems, Inc. develops securities market analysis and trading software solutions. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in New York, New York.
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closed 2/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

London Stock Exchange Group plc, acquired GATElab Srl

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group announced that it has acquired a 67% stake in GATElab, an Italian and UK based technology company supplying advanced trading and post trade services technology around the world.
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including the London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. "
target: GATElab Srl
GATElab is a financial software company, founded in 1989, specialising in the provision of broker trading platforms and proprietary trading technology. GATElab’s technology is MIFID compliant and supports manual, automatic and algorithmic trading, smart order routing for equities, bonds and HFT.
price ($mm)
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$6
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announced 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Refinitiv, will acquire Giact Systems

synopsis: Refinitiv will acquire Giact Systems, LLC boosting Refinitiv’s existing risk and compliance capabilities with the addition of an industry leader in digital identity and fraud prevention. GIACT’s platform approach and unique analytics enable risk insights to be generated from the aggregation of proprietary and extensive third-party data sources.
buyer parent: London Stock Exchange Group
buyer: Refinitiv
Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. They provide leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community. "
target parent: Tritium Partners
target: Giact Systems
GIACT is on the forefront of helping companies eliminate payments risk and identity fraud, verify customers, and stay in compliance with KYC (know your customer) requirements. Their solutions are deployed at over 1,000 companies, ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to sole proprietors.
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announced 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Refinitiv, will acquire Advisor Software Inc.

synopsis: Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, announced the acquisition of strategic assets from Advisor Software Inc., a leading provider of wealth management cloud platforms for financial advisors and institutions.
buyer parent: London Stock Exchange Group
buyer: Refinitiv
Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. They provide leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community. "
target: Advisor Software Inc.
Advisor Software, Inc. is a leading provider of wealth management cloud platforms for financial advisors and institutions. The company has pioneered the first Wealth Management Cloud platform that offers streamlined access to a comprehensive range of financial services and resources.
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closed 3/2/2020 via Company Press Release

Refinitiv, acquired SciVantage, Inc.

synopsis: Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, has acquired Scivantage, a SaaS provider of Digital Wealth Management and full End-to-End Tax solutions that delivers intelligent and actionable information that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional financial software.
buyer parent: London Stock Exchange Group
buyer: Refinitiv
Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. They provide leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community. "
target: SciVantage, Inc.
Scivantage is a SaaS provider of Digital Wealth Management and full End-to-End Tax solutions. Scivantage delivers intelligent and actionable information that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional financial software, helping improve investment decisions.
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announced 7/27/2019 via Financial Times

London Stock Exchange Group, will acquire Refinitiv

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group, a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community, will acquire Refinitiv, a company that provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets.
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange Group is a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Refinitiv
Refinitiv provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets. Their heritage of integrity enables customers to make critical decisions with confidence while their best-in-class data and cutting-edge technologies enable greater opportunity.
price ($mm)
$27,000
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Exactpro Systems, LLC, acquired Exactpro Systems, LLC

synopsis: Exactpro Systems Limited announced that the founders of Exactpro have completed a management buyout of Exactpro from the London Stock Exchange Group. Exactpro is a specialist firm focused on functional and non-functional testing and software development of systems that process wholesale financial products across many asset classes.
buyer: Exactpro Systems, LLC
Exactpro provides functional and non-functional testing and software development of systems that process wholesale financial products across many asset classes, such as trading and clearing systems, risk management, market surveillance, securities data distribution and post trade infrastructures. "
target parent: London Stock Exchange Group plc
target: Exactpro Systems, LLC
Exactpro provides functional and non-functional testing and software development of systems that process wholesale financial products across many asset classes, such as trading and clearing systems, risk management, market surveillance, securities data distribution and post trade infrastructures.
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announced 5/30/2017 via Company Press Release

London Stock Exchange Group plc, will purchase The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices from Citigroup

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has reached an agreement with Citigroup Inc. (Citi) to acquire The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices, a fixed income analytics platform and index business comprising a family of fixed income indices (including the World Government Bond Index).
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange Group is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets. "
seller: Citigroup (C:$63,902.00)
The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices are a fixed income analytics platform and index business comprising a family of fixed income indices. The Business offers proprietary fixed income analytics & indices that enable market participants to perform complex portfolio analysis & risk management.
price ($mm)
$685
rev ($mm)
$107
EBITDA ($mm)
$46
EV / rev
6.4x
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14.9x
cancelled 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

London Stock Exchange Group plc cancelled merger with Deutsche Börse Group,

synopsis: The merger between the London Stock Exchange and its German rival Deutsche Börse has fallen apart after it was blocked by the European commission on the day that Britain served notice on its EU membership.
buyer: Deutsche Börse Group (XTRA:DB1:$4,444.63)
Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital. "
target: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange is the world’s most international exchange. Nearly 2,500 companies from more than 90 countries are quoted across its markets, with a combined value of £4.4 trillion.
price ($mm)[EV]
$13,067 [$14,677]
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$2,154
EBITDA ($mm)
$910
EV / rev
6.8x
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16.1x
announced 9/15/2015 via Market Watch

IRESS Market Technology Limited, will acquire Proquote Ltd

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group confirmed that it is selling Proquote, a company that provides a market data and trading system, to financial technology group IRESS Ltd., an Australian software company specializing in the development of software systems and services for financial markets and wealth management.
buyer: IRESS Market Technology Limited (ASX:IRE:$292.95)
IRESS Limited is an Australian software company specialising in the development of software systems and services for financial markets and wealth management. "
target parent: London Stock Exchange Group plc
target: Proquote Ltd
Proquote Limited provides a market data and trading system that offers real-time market data coverage of various global markets, news, and data sources. The company provides information on futures, options and commodities; and comprehensive fundamentals and charting analytical tools.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

London Stock Exchange Group plc, acquired Exactpro System, LLC

synopsis: The London Stock Exchange has acquired quality assurance specialist Exactpro Systems, taking 100% ownership of the company. Exactpro Systems specialises in quality assurance for exchanges, investment banks, brokers and other financial sector organisations worldwide.
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including the London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. "
target: Exactpro System, LLC
Exactpro Systems specialises assurance for exchanges, investment banks, brokers and other financial sector organisations worldwide. The consulting practices team follows trends in the securities trading industry and carries out research in the areas of systems quality, performance and reliability.
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announced 3/6/2014 via PR Newswire

MTS S.p.A., will acquire Bonds.com, Inc.

synopsis: Bonds.com Group, Inc., the parent company of Bonds.com, Inc. (BCI), which is a U.S. based platform for the electronic trading of U.S. corporate and emerging market bonds announced that is has entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by MTS, part of London Stock Exchange Group.
buyer parent: London Stock Exchange Group plc
buyer: MTS S.p.A.
MTS is a provider of electronic trading in the European bond markets. Through its U.S. subsidiary, MTS Markets International, it offers U.S. buy-side participants the ability to access real-time pricing to trade electronically with all the major European dealers via its BondVision platform. "
target: Bonds.com, Inc.
Bonds.com Inc., a FINRA registered Broker Dealer and ATS, offers access to live liquidity and execution through its web based electronic BondsPRO platform. BondsPRO posts live, anonymous, and executable orders on a single bond or list basis, and permits price negotiation.
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closed 2/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

London Stock Exchange Group plc, acquired GATElab Srl

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group announced that it has acquired a 67% stake in GATElab, an Italian and UK based technology company supplying advanced trading and post trade services technology around the world.
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including the London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. "
target: GATElab Srl
GATElab is a financial software company, founded in 1989, specialising in the provision of broker trading platforms and proprietary trading technology. GATElab’s technology is MIFID compliant and supports manual, automatic and algorithmic trading, smart order routing for equities, bonds and HFT.
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announced 12/21/2009 via Company Press Release

Turquoise will be merged with Baikal Global, Ltd.,

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) and Turquoise Trading Limited (Turquoise) announced their agreement to create a new pan-European trading venture through a merger of the businesses of Turquoise and Baikal Global Limited (Baikal).
buyer parent: London Stock Exchange Group plc
buyer: Baikal Global, Ltd.
Baikal, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, will be a pan-European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) complemented by a Liquidity Aggregation Service which seeks out liquidity in over 20 venues across 14 countries. "
target: Turquoise
Turquoise provides electronic execution services to buyers and sellers of pan-European equities, delivering differentiated value throughout the trading process.
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closed 10/1/2007 via

Borsa Italiana S.p.A. merged with London Stock Exchange PLC,

synopsis: The Boards of Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana) and London Stock Exchange Group plc (London Stock Exchange) announce that they have entered into an agreement on the terms of a recommended offer to be made by the London Stock Exchange to the shareholders of Borsa Italiana.
buyer: London Stock Exchange PLC (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange Group is Europe's leading diversified exchange business, incorporating Borsa Italiana and London Stock Exchange. With over 500 member firms and more than 3,000 companies quoted across its markets, the Group operates the largest and most liquid equity marketplace in Europe. "
target: Borsa Italiana S.p.A.
Borsa Italiana S.p.A. is responsible for the organisation and management of the Italian stock exchange. The Borsa Italiana's primary objective is to ensure the development of the managed markets, maximising their liquidity, transparency and competitiveness.
price ($mm)
$1,601
rev ($mm)
$279
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., purchased a minority stake in London Stock Exchange PLC

synopsis: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. announces that it has acquired 9,790,280 shares in London Stock Exchange plc for a price of 1,218 pence per share. The consideration represents approximately GBP 119.2 million (c. US$ 219.4 million).
buyer parent: NASD
buyer: Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,926.00)
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets. "
target: London Stock Exchange PLC (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange Group is Europe's leading diversified exchange business, incorporating Borsa Italiana and London Stock Exchange. With over 500 member firms and more than 3,000 companies quoted across its markets, the Group operates the largest and most liquid equity marketplace in Europe.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/29/2003 via

London Stock Exchange PLC, will acquire Proquote Ltd

synopsis: London Stock Exchange PLC agreed to acquire Proquote Ltd, Cheshire-based provider of on-line financial information services, for up to $35.96 mil. The consideration consisted of $20.6 mil in cash, plus up to $15.37 mil in profit-related payments
buyer: London Stock Exchange PLC (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange Group is Europe's leading diversified exchange business, incorporating Borsa Italiana and London Stock Exchange. With over 500 member firms and more than 3,000 companies quoted across its markets, the Group operates the largest and most liquid equity marketplace in Europe. "
target: Proquote Ltd
Provide on-line security and commodity information retrieval services Proquote is the first mass market product licensed to deliver comprehensive London Stock Exchange market information via a public network, enabling it to offer an unparalleled on-line service to private and professional investors
price ($mm)
$36
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2017 via BusinessWire

NYSE, acquired National Stock Exchange

synopsis: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), part of Intercontinental Exchange, announced that it completed its acquisition of the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX), now renamed NYSE National, Inc. The National Stock Exchange, headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform.
buyer parent: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
buyer: NYSE (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services. NYSE Group includes exchanges, market data and connectivity services. "
target parent: CBOE Holdings, Inc.
target: National Stock Exchange
The National Stock Exchange (NSX), headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform. Originally founded as the Cincinnati Stock Exchange, NSX became the first all-electronic exchange in the U.S. in 1980.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/28/2017 via PR Newswire

CBOE Holdings, Inc., acquired BATS Global Markets, Inc.

synopsis: CBOE, the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, has completed its acquisition of Bats Global Markets, the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. Bats also operates the largest stock exchange and trade reporting facility in Europe, and the #1 market globally for ETP trading.
buyer: CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
CBOE Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries. CBOE is the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options. "
target: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,168 [$3,620]
rev ($mm)
$1,912
EBITDA ($mm)
$279
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
cancelled 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

London Stock Exchange Group plc cancelled merger with Deutsche Börse Group,

synopsis: The merger between the London Stock Exchange and its German rival Deutsche Börse has fallen apart after it was blocked by the European commission on the day that Britain served notice on its EU membership.
buyer: Deutsche Börse Group (XTRA:DB1:$4,444.63)
Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital. "
target: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange is the world’s most international exchange. Nearly 2,500 companies from more than 90 countries are quoted across its markets, with a combined value of £4.4 trillion.
price ($mm)[EV]
$13,067 [$14,677]
rev ($mm)
$2,154
EBITDA ($mm)
$910
EV / rev
6.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.1x
closed 2/3/2014 via BusinessWeek

IntercontinentalExchange, acquired Singapore Mercantile Exchange

synopsis: IntercontinentalExchange Group, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition of Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX). SMX offers a comprehensive platform for trading a diversified basket of commodities.
buyer: IntercontinentalExchange (ICE:$5,588.00)
IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) operates the leading global, electronic marketplace for trading both futures and OTC energy contracts. ICE offers a range of contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions. "
target: Singapore Mercantile Exchange
Singapore Mercantile Exchange(SMX) is the first pan-Asian multi-product commodity and currency derivatives exchange. SMX offers a comprehensive platform for trading a diversified basket of commodities including futures and options contracts on metals, agriculture commodities, energy, and currencies.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/12/2013 via Reuters

IntercontinentalExchange, acquired NYSE Euronext

synopsis: IntercontinentalExchange Inc's takeover of NYSE Euronext is complete and stock of the combined company will begin trading under the symbol ICE. ICE also plans to spin off Euronext, which includes the Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon stock exchanges, in an IPO likely some time next year.
buyer: IntercontinentalExchange (ICE:$5,588.00)
IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) operates the leading global, electronic marketplace for trading both futures and OTC energy contracts. ICE offers a range of contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions. "
target: NYSE Euronext (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Euronext is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8,034 [$10,175]
rev ($mm)
$3,584
EBITDA ($mm)
$923
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.4x
closed 12/19/2011 via PR Newswire

RTS Exchange merged with MICEX,

synopsis: MICEX and RTS Exchange have merged, creating a single Russian exchange that is well-positioned to become a leading venue globally for trading across asset classes. The merger creates a one-stop-shop for local and international market participants to trade equities, bonds, derivatives and currencies.
buyer: MICEX
The MICEX Group is the largest exchange in Russia, the CIS countries, and Central and Eastern Europe. It is an integrated exchange structure that provides electronic trade organization, clearing and settlements on trades, and depository and information services. "
target: RTS Exchange
Established in 1995 as the first regulated stock market in Russia, RTS Stock Exchange trades the full range of financial instruments from cash equities to commodity futures. The RTS Index has become the main benchmark for the Russian securities industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/18/2011 via Reuters

Osaka Securities Exchange will be merged with The Tokyo Stock Exchange,

synopsis: The Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange Co Ltd have made a final decision to merge their operations and create the world's third-largest securities bourse. Under the plan, the unlisted Tokyo bourse will first take a stake of up to a two-thirds in the smaller but listed Osaka exchange.
buyer: The Tokyo Stock Exchange
Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc. provides a securities market that supports the fund management and capital raising activities for users in Japan and internationally. It offers market information, including indices, market data, statistics, and listed company information. "
target: Osaka Securities Exchange (OSCUF:$22,492.00)
Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd. provides marketplace for transactions of equities, stock index futures, stock index options, and security options contracts in Japan.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,123 [$771]*
rev ($mm)
$283
EBITDA ($mm)
$148
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.0x
announced 9/29/2011 via PR Newswire

CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC, will acquire National Stock Exchange

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

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

synopsis: BATS Global Markets (BATS) announced the completion of the Chi-X Europe acquisition. Chi-X Europe operates the largest pan-European equity multilateral trading facility (MTF). BATS intends to combine the BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe MTFs, which will be known as BATS Chi-X Europe.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets (BATS) is an innovative global financial markets technology company based in the Kansas City, MO. The BATS trading platforms are internally developed by a dedicated team of market and technology professionals with BATS Exchange (BZX), the third-largest US securities exchange. "
target parent: Nomura Holdings, Inc.
target: Chi-X Europe Limited
Chi-X Europe operates a multilateral trading facility for the trading of more than 1,300 of the most liquid securities across 25 indices and 15 major European markets, as well as exchange traded funds, exchange traded commodities and international depositary receipts.
price ($mm)
$300
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 2/2/2012 via BusinessWire

NYSE Euronext cancelled merger with Deutsche Börse Group,

synopsis: NYSE Euronext announced that in light of the decision by the European Commission to block the proposed merger agreement, both companies have agreed to a mutual termination of the business combination agreement originally signed by the Companies on February 15, 2011.
buyer: Deutsche Börse Group (XTRA:DB1:$4,444.63)
As one of the world’s leading exchange organizations, Deutsche Börse Group provides investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets. "
target: NYSE Euronext (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Euronext is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products.
price ($mm)[EV]
$10,252 [$12,385]
rev ($mm)
$4,172
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,071
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
announced 12/21/2009 via Company Press Release

Turquoise will be merged with Baikal Global, Ltd.,

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) and Turquoise Trading Limited (Turquoise) announced their agreement to create a new pan-European trading venture through a merger of the businesses of Turquoise and Baikal Global Limited (Baikal).
buyer parent: London Stock Exchange Group plc
buyer: Baikal Global, Ltd.
Baikal, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, will be a pan-European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) complemented by a Liquidity Aggregation Service which seeks out liquidity in over 20 venues across 14 countries. "
target: Turquoise
Turquoise provides electronic execution services to buyers and sellers of pan-European equities, delivering differentiated value throughout the trading process.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/8/2009 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: NZX has agreed to a conditional term sheet for the acquisition of assets of The Marketplace Company. M-co designs, develops and operates markets for electricity, electricity derivatives, gas and carbon. NZX's proposed acquisition includes the energy business, gas business and M-co's software and trading platforms including EnergyHedge and Regi.
buyer: New Zealand Exchange Limited (NZE:NZX:$44.56)
The NZX Capital Markets (New Zealand Exchange Limited) form a diverse offering for companies wishing to raise growth capital and investors looking for secure and liquid investment opportunities. "
target: The Marketplace Company, Ltd.
M-co designs, develops and operates markets for electricity, electricity derivatives, gas and carbon. NZX's proposed acquisition includes the energy business, gas business and M-co's software and trading platforms including EnergyHedge (for electricity derivatives) and Regi (a carbon registry).
price ($mm)
$7.57
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2009 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital, acquired Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings Inc., a global provider of online foreign exchange trading services, announced that it has acquired a controlling stake in Fortune Capital Co. Ltd, a privately-owned provider of forex trading services in Japan.
buyer: GAIN Capital (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital is a market leader in the rapidly growing online foreign exchange industry. Founded in 1999 by Wall Street veterans, GAIN now services clients from more than 140 countries and supports average trade volume in excess of $200 billion per month with its customers and counterparties. "
target: Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2002, Fortune Capital provides online foreign exchange trading services in Japan. Fortune Capital offers FX traders the highest possible level of price transparency via real time streaming quotes, and a speed of execution that's unmatched in the marketplace.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/14/2008 via PR Newswire

NYSE Euronext, will purchase Metals Complex from CME Group

synopsis: NYSE Euronext, the world's leading and most liquid exchange group, and CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced that NYSE Euronext will purchase the CME Group's Metals Complex.
buyer: NYSE Euronext (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. "
seller: CME Group (CME:$4,593.10)
CME Group is the leading equity index derivatives marketplace, offering futures and options on key benchmark indexes that cover the spectrum of small-, medium- and large-cap indexes in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/27/2008 via Company Press Release

Singapore Stock Exchange, will acquire Singapore Commodity Exchange

synopsis: Singapore Exchange Limited and Singapore Commodity Exchange Limited announced today that they have agreed in-principle to SGX acquiring at least 95% of SICOM, through the subscription of shares, for a total investment of S$7.5 million.
buyer: Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX:S68:$733.19)
Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) is Asia-Pacific's first demutualised and integrated securities and derivatives exchange. SGX was inaugurated on 1 December 1999, following the merger of the Stock Exchange of Singapore (SES) and the Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX). "
target: Singapore Commodity Exchange
Singapore Commodity Exchange provides a centralised and regulated marketplace for commodity futures to be traded in Singapore. This paves the way for Singapore to become a commodity futures trading centre complementing its international trading activities.
price ($mm)
$7.50*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2007 via finextra.com

Börse Berlin, acquired Equiduct

synopsis: Börse Berlin has acquired an undisclosed majority stake in Equiduct, the MiFID-ready pan-European trading platform. Börse Berlin says the aim of the transaction is to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the introduction of MiFID in November.
buyer: Börse Berlin
The stock exchange Berlin AG is the carrier company of the Skontroführerhandels of the stock exchange Berlin. "
target: Equiduct
Equiduct will be a pan-European Regulated Market and has been created to address the sweeping changes being introduced by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive with respect to European equities impacting all European investment firms from November 2007.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/28/2007 via PR Newswire

IntercontinentalExchange, acquired Winnipeg Commodity Exchange

synopsis: IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., the leading electronic energy marketplace and soft commodity exchange, and WCE Holdings Inc., parent of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange Inc., jointly announced the closing of ICE's acquisition of WCE Holdings. WCE is the leading agricultural commodity futures and options exchange in Canada.
buyer: IntercontinentalExchange (ICE:$5,588.00)
IntercontinentalExchange operates the leading global, electronic marketplace for trading both futures and OTC energy contracts. ICE offers a range of contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions. "
target: Winnipeg Commodity Exchange
Winnipeg Commodity Exchange Inc., established in 1887, has been facilitating futures contract trading since 1904. WCE is Canada's only agricultural futures and options exchange and North America's first fully electronic commodity exchange. WCE offers futures and options contracts.
price ($mm)
$54
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/18/2005 via

Borsa Italiana S.p.A., acquired MTS S.p.A.

synopsis: NYSE Euronext and Borsa Italiana have signed an agreement regarding MBE Holding, their joint venture that owns 60.37% of Società per il Mercato dei Titoli di Stato S.p.A., and MTSNext. Under the terms of the agreement, NYSE Euronext’s 51% stake in MBE Holding and 33% stake in MTSNext are valued at €100 million .
buyer: Borsa Italiana S.p.A.
Borsa Italiana S.p.A. is responsible for the organisation and management of the Italian stock exchange. The Borsa Italiana's primary objective is to ensure the development of the managed markets, maximising their liquidity, transparency and competitiveness. "
target parent: NYSE Euronext
target: MTS S.p.A.
MTS S.p.A., founded in 1988 and privatised in 1997, was the first electronic market for government bonds. MTS S.p.A., a regulated Exchange, provides wholesale electronic trading of Italian government bonds and other types of fixed income securities.
price ($mm)
$153*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2008 via BusinessWire

NYSE Euronext, acquired American Stock Exchange LLC

synopsis: NYSE Euronext, the world’s leading and most diverse exchange group, completed its acquisition of the American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(R)), becoming the third-largest U.S. options marketplace and enhancing the company’s leadership in ETFs, cash equities, closed-end funds and structured products.
buyer: NYSE Euronext (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data. "
target: American Stock Exchange LLC
The American Stock Exchange® (Amex®) offers trading across a full range of equities, options and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Amex is also one of the largest options exchanges in the U.S., trading options on broad-based and sector indexes as well as domestic and foreign stocks.
price ($mm)
$260
rev ($mm)
$178
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/6/2007 via PrimeNewswire

Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., will acquire Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.

synopsis: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. The acquisition of PHLX, the third largest options market in the U.S. and the nation's oldest stock exchange, significantly diversifies NASDAQ's product portfolio by providing NASDAQ with one of the premier options platforms in the US.
buyer parent: NASD
buyer: Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,926.00)
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets. "
target: Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.
Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. operates as a stock exchange. It trades stocks, equity options, sectors index options, and currency options and futures. The company offers Philadelphia Automated Communication and Execution system, an automated equity trading system.
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EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: BIT:TAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAS Group S.p.A
TAS Group S.p.A
TAS S.p.A. a leading company in Italy in the supply of software and services for banking and financial applications, with a presence in Europe, the US and Latin America. TAS is specialised in software solutions for electronic money, payment systems, capital markets and Extended Enterprise.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$63.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.90
EBIT ($mm)
$7.21
Net Income ($mm)
$6.01
Employees
415
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Ticker: SEHK:8018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finsoft Financial Investment Holdings Limited
Finsoft Financial Investment Holdings is principally engaged in the provision of financial trading software solutions, provision of other internet financial platforms, provision of referral services, money lending business, securities investments and provision of corporate finance advisory services.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$7.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.91
EBIT ($mm)
$1.77
Net Income ($mm)
$1.16
Employees
64
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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: FXIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forex International Trading Corp.
Forex International Trading Corp.
Forex International Trading develops the next generation of Forex trading platforms. 4XINT Trader is an advanced online trading platform for the Forex market.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: AIM:BRY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brady plc
Brady plc
Brady plc is the leading provider of software solutions for global commodity trading. They offer a choice of trading and risk management applications designed to enable producers, financial organisations and trading companies to manage their commodity transactions in an integrated solution.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
253
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Ticker: 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: 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: NasdaqGS:NDAQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasdaq, Inc.
Nasdaq, Inc.
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,926.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,688.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,471.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,028.00
Employees
5585
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Ticker: CME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CME Group
CME Group
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. Their exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes. The CME Globex® electronic trading platform brings buyers and sellers together.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,593.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,975.90
EBIT ($mm)
$2,594.10
Net Income ($mm)
$1,808.00
Employees
4590
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Ticker: XTRA:DB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,120.26
EBIT ($mm)
$1,937.87
Net Income ($mm)
$1,221.25
Employees
6881
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Ticker: LSE:LSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
London Stock Exchange Group plc
London Stock Exchange Group plc
London Stock Exchange Group is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,186.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,460.26
EBIT ($mm)
$1,272.44
Net Income ($mm)
$525.11
Employees
4965
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Ticker: SEHK:388
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is a leading financial market operator. From their home in the financial hub of Hong Kong and an additional base in London, they provide world-class facilities for trading and clearing securities and derivatives in Equities, Commodities, Fixed Income and Currency.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,074.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,492.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,432.18
Net Income ($mm)
$1,212.06
Employees
2109
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Ticker: IBKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group, together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,045.51
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$12.53
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSX:X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TMX Group Inc.
TMX Group Inc.
TMX Group is an integrated, multi-asset class exchange group. TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$805.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$497.83
EBIT ($mm)
$437.79
Net Income ($mm)
$253.43
Employees
1385
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Ticker: NZE:NZX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand Exchange Limited
New Zealand Exchange Limited
The NZX Capital Markets (New Zealand Exchange Limited) form a diverse offering for companies wishing to raise growth capital and investors looking for secure and liquid investment opportunities.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$44.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.59
EBIT ($mm)
$14.71
Net Income ($mm)
$8.96
Employees
188
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Ticker: CBOE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CBOE Holdings, Inc.
CBOE Holdings, Inc.
CBOE Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries. CBOE is the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,181.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$865.10
EBIT ($mm)
$712.50
Net Income ($mm)
$467.20
Employees
823
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Ticker: ICE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IntercontinentalExchange
IntercontinentalExchange
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,588.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,469.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,014.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,150.00
Employees
6423
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Ticker: SGX:S68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore Stock Exchange
Singapore Stock Exchange
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is Asia’s leading market infrastructure, facilitating the exchange of capital and ideas to create value for people, businesses and economies. SGX is a vertically integrated business that provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$733.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$419.18
EBIT ($mm)
$388.34
Net Income ($mm)
$326.06
Employees
877
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Ticker: KCG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KCG Holdings, Inc.
KCG Holdings, Inc.
KCG is a leading independent securities firm offering investors a range of services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types and time zones. As one of the world’s largest market makers, KCG combines advanced technology with exceptional client service to improve pricing.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,211.64
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$12.26
Employees
1153
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Ticker: AX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axos Financial, Inc
Axos Financial, Inc
Axos Financial, Inc., is the holding company for Axos Bank, a nationwide bank that provides financing for single and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$430.32
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$164.05
Employees
873
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Ticker: JASDAQ:870
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Traders Holdings Co., Ltd.
Traders Holdings Co., Ltd.
Traders Holdings is a Japanese foreign exchange (FX) and securities trading service provider.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$21.65
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
48
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Ticker: INTL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTL FCStone Inc.
INTL FCStone Inc.
INTL FCStone Inc. provides execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and international securities. INTL's businesses, which include the commodities advisory and transaction execution firm FCStone Group, serve more than 20,000 customers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$37,434.30
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$83.20
Employees
2091
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