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closed 7/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Asset International, Inc., acquired Market Metrics, Inc.

synopsis: Asset International, the premier source for authentic business intelligence and actionable insight for the asset management community, announces the acquisition of Market Metrics from FactSet. Market Metrics is leading data and research firm for advisor-sold investments and insurance worldwide.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International (AI) provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers. "
target parent: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
target: Market Metrics, Inc.
Market Metrics is the leading market research firm in the United States focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products. Market Metrics uses its vast, proprietary database of customer surveys to provide senior managers with the data they need to make strategic decisions.
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closed 6/2/2010 via GlobeNewswire

FactSet Research Systems Inc., acquired Market Metrics, Inc.

synopsis: FactSet Research Systems Inc., a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community, announced that it has acquired Market Metrics, Inc., a market research firm focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products.
buyer: FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS:$1,494.11)
FactSet combines integrated financial information, analytical applications, and client service to enhance the workflow and productivity of the global investment community. "
target: Market Metrics, Inc.
Market Metrics is the leading market research firm in the United States focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products. Market Metrics uses its vast, proprietary database of customer surveys to provide senior managers with the data they need to make strategic decisions.
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closed 3/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Institutional Investor Inc., acquired Extel

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor has acquired Extel from WeConvene, and it will integrate Extel into its Institutional Investor Research business. Extel runs the annual independent survey of quality across the European equities investment community, providing an unparalleled data-set to help clients analyse and drive their market understanding.
buyer parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
buyer: Institutional Investor Inc.
Institutional Investor is a leading international business to business publisher, focused primarily on international finance. It publishes magazines, newsletters and journals as well as research, directories, books and maps. "
target parent: WeConvene
target: Extel
Extel conducts market studies across all three sides of the European Equities investment community, delivering a comprehensive range of rankings, market trends and sentiment insights. The Extel Survey is the largest study of its kind worldwide, with over 16,000 participants from 93 countries.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Market Strategies International, acquired Cogent Research LLC

synopsis: Market Strategies International announced that it has acquired Cambridge, MA-based Cogent Research, a market research and strategic consulting firm that specializes in the wealth management industry. Cogent Research founders and principals, John Meunier and Christy White, will co-manage Market Strategies’ new Syndicated Division.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Market Strategies International
Market Strategies International is a market research consultancy with deep expertise in communications, consumer goods, energy, financial services, healthcare, technology and wealth management. "
target: Cogent Research LLC
Cogent Research, founded in 1996, provides custom marketing research, syndicated research products, and evidence-based consulting to leading organizations in the financial services, life sciences and consumer goods industries.
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closed 2/26/2014 via PR Newswire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Emerald Connect, Inc.

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., the leading technology-driven solutions provider for financial services firms globally, announced it has acquired Emerald Connect, LLC, a leading provider of websites and related communications solutions for financial advisors.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,684.10)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge provides investor communications, securities processing and operations outsourcing solutions. "
target: Emerald Connect, Inc.
Emerald Connect has been the premier provider of solutions-based marketing and technology tools for the financial services industry. Emerald's product lines include mobile-responsive, content-rich websites, client newsletters, topic-specific seminars, social media content, and more.
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closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Issuance, Inc., acquired CrowdfundX

synopsis: Issuance, Inc., a private placement and capital formation platform, has acquired CrowdfundX, a leading financial marketing firm that has marketed some of the industry's most notable digital securities offerings (DSOs) and Regulation (Reg) A+ IPOs.
buyer: Issuance, Inc.
Issuance is a modern marketing platform for digital securities. The issuance platform connects, engages, and matches digital securities issuers with authenticated, interested investors. "
target: CrowdfundX
CrowdfundX is a FinTech marketing firm that markets digital securities offerings and Reg A+ IPOs. The company provides clients with the tools necessary to execute successful and compliant offerings while reducing the cost and complexity of acquiring both institutional and retail investors.
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closed 6/22/2005 via PR Newswire

Institutional Shareholder Services, acquired Proxy Australia

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the world's leading provider of proxy voting and corporate governance solutions, today announced that it has acquired Australia's leading specialist corporate governance research firm, Proxy Australia.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Institutional Shareholder Services
ISS is the world's leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide. "
target: Proxy Australia
Proxy Australia delivers governance information and analysis on S&P/ASX 200 entities for institutional investors. The firm currently covers over 200 Australian and 20 New Zealand companies and offers a database of five years of governance data on S&P/ASX 200 companies.
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closed 6/7/2004 via PR Newswire

Moody's Investors Service, acquired Interfax Rating Agency

synopsis: Moody's Investors Service announced today that it has taken a majority stake in the Moscow-based Interfax Rating Agency. Interfax is an affiliate of Interfax Information Services Group, the leading independent information services provider in Russia and other Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Moody's Investors Service
Moody's Investors Service, a leading global credit rating, research and risk analysis firm, publishes credit opinions, research, and ratings on fixed- income securities, issuers of securities and other credit obligations. Moody's is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation MCO, which employs nearly 2,30 "
target parent: Interfax Information Services Group
target: Interfax Rating Agency
Moody's Interfax Rating Agency, a member of the Interfax Information Services Group, specializes in the assessment of credit risk in Russia. The agency rates financial institutions, regional administrations and non- financial enterprises. Moody's Interfax Rating Agency bases its ratings on a domest
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closed 7/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Asset International, Inc., acquired Market Metrics, Inc.

synopsis: Asset International, the premier source for authentic business intelligence and actionable insight for the asset management community, announces the acquisition of Market Metrics from FactSet. Market Metrics is leading data and research firm for advisor-sold investments and insurance worldwide.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International (AI) provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers. "
target parent: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
target: Market Metrics, Inc.
Market Metrics is the leading market research firm in the United States focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products. Market Metrics uses its vast, proprietary database of customer surveys to provide senior managers with the data they need to make strategic decisions.
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closed 12/18/2013 via Company Press Release

Market Metrics, Inc., acquired Matrix Solutions

synopsis: Matrix Solutions has been acquired by the leading US Financial Research Organization, FactSet and will be partnering with Market Metrics. Matrix Solutions provides customer and business intelligence solutions primarily to financial services and fund management industries.
buyer parent: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
buyer: Market Metrics, Inc.
Market Metrics is the leading market research firm in the United States focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products. Market Metrics uses its vast, proprietary database of customer surveys to provide senior managers with the data they need to make strategic decisions. "
target: Matrix Solutions
Matrix Solutions is an independent company that supplies accurate and clean databases together with a range of cost-effective data-related business intelligence solutions, predominantly to clients operating in the financial services sector.
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closed 6/2/2010 via GlobeNewswire

FactSet Research Systems Inc., acquired Market Metrics, Inc.

synopsis: FactSet Research Systems Inc., a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community, announced that it has acquired Market Metrics, Inc., a market research firm focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products.
buyer: FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS:$1,494.11)
FactSet combines integrated financial information, analytical applications, and client service to enhance the workflow and productivity of the global investment community. "
target: Market Metrics, Inc.
Market Metrics is the leading market research firm in the United States focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products. Market Metrics uses its vast, proprietary database of customer surveys to provide senior managers with the data they need to make strategic decisions.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Strategic Insight Inc., acquired BrightScope Inc.

synopsis: Strategic Insight, the data and business intelligence provider for the global asset management community, announced the next stage of its growth strategy with the acquisition of BrightScope. BrightScope is a financial information company that brings transparency to opaque markets through high‐value proprietary data and analytics.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Strategic Insight Inc.
Strategic Insight (SI) provides critical and proprietary data, business intelligence, research and marketing services to the global asset management community. "
target: BrightScope Inc.
BrightScope®, Inc. is a financial information company that brings transparency to opaque markets. Delivered through web-based software, BrightScope data drives better decision-making for individual investors, corporate plan sponsors, asset managers, broker-dealers, and financial advisors.
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closed 7/5/2016 via BusinessWire

Asset International, Inc., acquired Market Metrics, Inc.

synopsis: Asset International, the premier source for authentic business intelligence and actionable insight for the asset management community, announces the acquisition of Market Metrics from FactSet. Market Metrics is leading data and research firm for advisor-sold investments and insurance worldwide.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International (AI) provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers. "
target parent: FactSet Research Systems Inc.
target: Market Metrics, Inc.
Market Metrics is the leading market research firm in the United States focused on advisor-sold investments and insurance products. Market Metrics uses its vast, proprietary database of customer surveys to provide senior managers with the data they need to make strategic decisions.
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closed 6/1/2015 via PE Hub

Asset International, Inc., acquired FWW Group

synopsis: Asset International, Inc. (AI), a leading provider of data, information and marketing solutions to the global asset management industry, has acquired Financial Webworks (FWW), a Munich-based provider of fund data, regulatory documentation and marketing materials to fund distributors in Germany.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International (AI) provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers. "
target: FWW Group
Financial Webworks (FWW) is a provider of fund data, regulatory documentation and marketing materials to fund distributors. FWW’s suite of services enable advisors and investors to make sound investment decisions by providing them with transparent, up-to-date and correct fund information.
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closed 5/4/2015 via PE Hub

Asset International, Inc., acquired Intelligent Financial Systems

synopsis: Asset International, Inc., a leading provider of data, information and marketing solutions to the global asset management industry, has acquired Intelligent Financial Systems, a London-based provider of financial market data research and trade execution quality analysis to banks, brokers, asset managers and trading venues.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International (AI) provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers. "
target: Intelligent Financial Systems
Intelligent Financial Systems is a London based software company providing a range of real time and historical market data analysis services. They offer a suite of services focused on analysing execution quality, transaction costs analysis and pre-trade cost prediction for Europe’s equity markets.
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closed 7/17/2014 via

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired Asset International, Inc.

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm, has acquired Asset International, Inc. (AI), a leading provider of data, information and marketing solutions to the global asset management industry.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of operating executives and strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
target: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers.
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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 10/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Asset International Inc. agreed to acquire Savingforcollege.com’s 529 Conference and Boot Camp. The annual 529 Conference and Boot Camp, a 529 college savings industry event, is designed for professionals involved in the space, including state agencies, 529 program managers, industry regulators, investment advisers and asset managers.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. is a privately-held publisher and information provider to global pension funds, asset managers, financial advisers, banking service providers, and other financial institutions in the private and public sector. "
target parent: Bizplancompetitions.com
target: 529 Conference and Boot Camp
The annual 529 Conference and Boot Camp, a 529 college savings industry event, is designed for professionals involved in the space, including state agencies, 529 program managers, industry regulators, investment advisers and asset managers.
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closed 1/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Asset International, Inc., acquired Plan For Life

synopsis: Asset International, Inc. (AI), a global provider of data and analytics, workflow tools, research, marketing support and events for the asset management industry worldwide, has acquired Plan For Life, a leading provider of business intelligence data and research for the Australian managed fund and life insurance markets.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions. "
target: Plan For Life
Plan For Life is the leading independent supplier of Australian managed funds and life insurance market information, relied upon for over 20 years by the leading fund managers, life offices, analysts, dealer groups and government bodies.
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closed 7/30/2009 via Folio: First Day

Asset International, Inc., acquired Strategic Insight Mutual Fund Research and Consulting, LLC

synopsis: Stamford, Connecticut-based Asset International has closed its second acquisition in a month, picking up financial data and analytics firm Strategic Insight. Strategic Insight provides research and business intelligence to more than 200 financial services companies.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions. "
target: Strategic Insight Mutual Fund Research and Consulting, LLC
Strategic Insight is a research, data and analytics firm serving the investment management industry. It provides competitive research and business intelligence to more than 200 financial services organizations worldwide, across the mutual fund, retirement income and wealth management industries.
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closed 6/30/2009 via Folio: First Day

Asset International, Inc., acquired The Trade, Ltd.

synopsis: Asset International, Inc. has agreed to acquire The Trade Ltd, a London-based firm that directly and through major events provides institutional investors with news and other specialty content focused on buy-side electronic trading.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions. "
target: The Trade, Ltd.
Based in London, The Trade Ltd publishes The Trade, The Trade Asia, thetradenews.com and specialty publications on algorithmic trading, execution venues and other content of interest to institutional investors who employ electronic trading networks.
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closed 12/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired Asset International, Inc.

synopsis: Austin Ventures “AV”, with $3.9 billion of capital under management, announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire Asset International, a global financial information provider that produces industry-leading publications such as PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, and Global Custodian.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions.
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closed 6/1/2015 via PE Hub

Asset International, Inc., acquired FWW Group

synopsis: Asset International, Inc. (AI), a leading provider of data, information and marketing solutions to the global asset management industry, has acquired Financial Webworks (FWW), a Munich-based provider of fund data, regulatory documentation and marketing materials to fund distributors in Germany.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International (AI) provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers. "
target: FWW Group
Financial Webworks (FWW) is a provider of fund data, regulatory documentation and marketing materials to fund distributors. FWW’s suite of services enable advisors and investors to make sound investment decisions by providing them with transparent, up-to-date and correct fund information.
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closed 7/17/2014 via

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired Asset International, Inc.

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm, has acquired Asset International, Inc. (AI), a leading provider of data, information and marketing solutions to the global asset management industry.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of operating executives and strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
target: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers.
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closed 7/30/2009 via Folio: First Day

Asset International, Inc., acquired Strategic Insight Mutual Fund Research and Consulting, LLC

synopsis: Stamford, Connecticut-based Asset International has closed its second acquisition in a month, picking up financial data and analytics firm Strategic Insight. Strategic Insight provides research and business intelligence to more than 200 financial services companies.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions. "
target: Strategic Insight Mutual Fund Research and Consulting, LLC
Strategic Insight is a research, data and analytics firm serving the investment management industry. It provides competitive research and business intelligence to more than 200 financial services organizations worldwide, across the mutual fund, retirement income and wealth management industries.
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closed 12/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired Asset International, Inc.

synopsis: Austin Ventures “AV”, with $3.9 billion of capital under management, announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire Asset International, a global financial information provider that produces industry-leading publications such as PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, and Global Custodian.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BusinessWire

LLR Partners, acquired YCharts

synopsis: LLR Partners has acquired YCharts, a cloud-based investment analytics and communications platform for RIAs, broker-dealers, and asset managers. The transaction will support YCharts’ continued organic growth through increased investment in product and sales and marketing, and to pursue complementary acquisitions.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a middle market private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by growing its portfolio companies. LLR invests in several industries, with a focus on technology, healthcare and services businesses. "
target: YCharts
YCharts is an investment research platform that enables smarter investments and better client communications. YCharts offers comprehensive data, visualization tools, and advanced analytics for equity, mutual fund, and ETF research, portfolio construction, idea generation, and market monitoring.
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closed 7/11/2017 via PrimeNewswire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Spence Johnson Limited

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. has acquired Spence Johnson Limited, a leading provider of global institutional data and intelligence to the asset management industry. The acquisition will combine Broadridge's global retail fund data and analytics solutions with Spence Johnson's institutional data, market intelligence and insight.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,684.10)
Broadridge, a global fintech leader with over $7 billion in market capitalization, helps clients transform their business with communications, technology, data and analytics solutions. "
target: Spence Johnson Limited
Spence Johnson Limited is a leading provider of global institutional data and intelligence to the asset management industry. They provide their clients with essential Data and Intelligence in close partnership with their clients, and Consulting from their team of experts.
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closed 5/21/2015 via

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., purchased Fiduciary Services and Competitive Intelligence from Lipper, Inc

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. has completed its acquisition of the Fiduciary Services and Competitive Intelligence unit from Thomson Reuters' Lipper division. Thomson Reuters Fiduciary Services and Competitive Intelligence business provides global market intelligence for fund industry flows by country and distribution channel.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,684.10)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge provides investor communications, securities processing and operations outsourcing solutions. "
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: Lipper, Inc
Thomson Reuters Fiduciary Services and Competitive Intelligence business provides global market intelligence for fund industry flows by country and distribution channel.
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closed 7/12/2007 via

Lipper Analytical Securities, acquired Feri Fund Market Information Ltd

synopsis: Reuters has entered into an agreement to acquire Feri Fund Market Information Ltd and its fund database subsidiary, FI Datenservice GmbH from Feri Rating and Research GmbH, subject to the final approval of the German Federal Cartel Office. The businesses once acquired will be combined within Lipper.
buyer parent: Reuters Group PLC
buyer: Lipper Analytical Securities
Lipper, a Reuters company, is a global leader in supplying mutual fund information, analytical tools, and commentary. Lipper's benchmarking provides the trusted guidepost to asset managers, fund companies, financial intermediaries, traditional media, websites, and individual investors. "
target: Feri Fund Market Information Ltd
FERI FMI is a mutual fund market analysis and research publishing company specialising in all aspects of the domestic, pan-European and cross-border fund marketplaces. FERI's objectives are to overcome fragmented data and market opacity problems and to share insights into marketplace complexities.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,325.88)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Frankfurt Business Media, acquired Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten

synopsis: Frankfurt Business Media, a German publisher that focuses on business and finance, has acquired Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten (dpn) from the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations. dpn is a bimonthly German magazine for institutional investors and occupational pensions.
buyer: Frankfurt Business Media
Founded in 2001, Frankfurt Business Media is a German publisher that focuses on business and finance. The company publishes magazines and newspapers for chief financial officers, treasurers, financial advisers, managing directors, founders, HR managers, and more. "
target parent: Nikkei Inc.
target: Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten
Deutsche Pensions & Investmentnachrichten (dpn) is a bimonthly German magazine for institutional investors and occupational pensions. dpn provides information about new market opportunities and investment trends. It also provides research and statistics about the investment and pension markets.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Strategic Insight Inc., acquired BrightScope Inc.

synopsis: Strategic Insight, the data and business intelligence provider for the global asset management community, announced the next stage of its growth strategy with the acquisition of BrightScope. BrightScope is a financial information company that brings transparency to opaque markets through high‐value proprietary data and analytics.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Strategic Insight Inc.
Strategic Insight (SI) provides critical and proprietary data, business intelligence, research and marketing services to the global asset management community. "
target: BrightScope Inc.
BrightScope®, Inc. is a financial information company that brings transparency to opaque markets. Delivered through web-based software, BrightScope data drives better decision-making for individual investors, corporate plan sponsors, asset managers, broker-dealers, and financial advisors.
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closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Center for Financial Research and Analysis, acquired First Bridge Data LLC

synopsis: CFRA, one of the world’s largest providers of independent research, announced that it has acquired First Bridge Data LLC, a company that provides institutional quality data and analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
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. "
target: First Bridge Data LLC
First Bridge provides institutional quality data & analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
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announced 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, will acquire PEI Media

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

LDC Limited, acquired PEI Media

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of PEI Media Group Ltd (“PEI”), one of the world’s leading alternative assets information groups. PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC (Lloyds Development Capital) is a leading player in the UK private equity mid-market and supports management buy-outs, institutional buy-outs and development capital (replacement, expansion and acquisition) transactions. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
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closed 9/23/2015 via Company Press Release

MergerMarket Group, acquired AVCJ and Unquote

synopsis: Incisive Media sells AVCJ and Unquote to Mergermarket. AVCJ and Unquote are leading sources of information on private equity and venture capital deals and fundraising activity. The brands represent a complementary extension to the Mergermarket Group suite of products.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket is a business development tool designed specifically for the M&A sector, providing proprietary intelligence and analysis on corporate strategy before that strategy becomes public knowledge. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: AVCJ and Unquote
AVCJ is a leading source of information on Asian private equity and venture capital activity. Unquote is a comprehensive provider of private equity and venture capital data, events and intelligence.
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closed 10/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Euromoney, purchased Quantitative Techniques from HSBC

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor confirmed the completion of its acquisition of HSBC's Quantitative Techniques (QT) operation. Quantitative Techniques was HSBC's purchase index calculation service and will be rebranded as Euromoney Indices.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney (LSE:ERM:$457.45)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
seller: HSBC (LSE:HSBA:$51,666.00)
HSBC's Quantitative Techniques (QT) specializes in providing expertise and products direct to clients in the areas of Index Fund Advisory Services, HSBC Indices, Benchmarking and Custom Indices, Data Products, and Quantitative Analysis. QT’s database contains over 68,000 equities.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Sweden AB

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. has acquired its remaining ownership interest in Morningstar Sweden AB from Stadsporten Citygate AB and two private investors. Morningstar acquired its remaining 76% ownership stake, having 100% ownership. Morningstar is a leading global provider of independent investment information.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target parent: Stadsporten Citygate AB
target: Morningstar Sweden AB
Morningstar Sweden serves more than 200 clients in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland and provides complete data on more than 2,000 domiciled mutual funds and 20,000 funds registered for sale in the local markets. Morningstar has 25 employees based in Stockholm.
price ($mm)
$13*
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closed 4/22/2013 via PR Newswire

The Deal LLC, purchased Newsletters and Database from DealFlow Media, Inc.

synopsis: TheStreet, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of The DealFlow Report, The Life Settlements Report and the PrivateRaise database from DealFlow Media, Inc. These newsletters and databases, and the employees providing their content, will be incorporated into TheStreet's institutional platform, The Deal.
buyer parent: TheStreet, Inc.
buyer: The Deal LLC
The Deal, LLC reports, analyzes, and disseminates business and financial news on the deal economy. The company offers a range print and electronic products and services for readers and advertisers, as well as conducts an annual event covering the deal economy. "
seller: DealFlow Media, Inc.
The DealFlow Report is a subscription service covering small cap equity finance and The Life Settlements Report provides news and analysis on the secondary market for life insurance settlements. The PrivateRaise database provides users with a comprehensive history of small cap equity transactions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2.59 [$3.29]
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closed 12/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Tenfore Systems, Ltd.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. announced it has acquired Tenfore Systems Limited, a global provider of real- time market data and financial data workstations based in the United Kingdom, for 13.5 million pounds sterling in cash, or approximately U.S.$21.0 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Tenfore Systems, Ltd.
Tenfore Systems provides financial market data and technology solutions to financial services communities. It offers a range of data feeds and feed formats, including interactive, snapshot, and end of day data feeds that deliver financial data covering equity, derivative, and treasury markets.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired InvestData Pty Ltd

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the business operations of InvestData (Proprietary) Limited, a leading provider of fund information in South Africa. Terms were not disclosed.
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: InvestData Pty Ltd
InvestData (Proprietary) Limited is a leading provider of fund information in South Africa. We are dedicated to the collection, collation and distribution of extensive and detailed information relating to the collective investment scheme industries of Southern Africa.
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