Like InvestSoft Technology, Inc.

closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired InvestSoft Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired InvestSoft Technology, a provider of fixed-income analytics. InvestSoft helps investment firms analyze fixed-income securities and portfolios, primarily through its BondPro Fixed-Income Calculation Engine.
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 products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: InvestSoft Technology, Inc.
InvestSoft Technology provides software solutions for investment firms designed to streamline workflow, reduce risk and harness the value of the data throughout an organization. They are a leader in the development and implementation of Trading, Portfolio Management, and Accounting Solutions.
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announced 2/19/2021 via BusinessWire

280 CapMarkets will be merged with Incapital,

synopsis: Incapital, a leading underwriter and distributor of fixed income and market-linked securities, and 280 CapMarkets, a technology company providing best execution trading support and price transparency, announced they are merging to create InspereX.
buyer: Incapital
Incapital was founded in 1999 and is a leading underwriter and distributor of securities to more than 500 broker dealers, institutions, asset managers, RIAs and banks. "
target: 280 CapMarkets
280 CapMarkets is a financial technology company focused on delivering best execution support and price transparency to advisors, institutional investors, and issuers in the fixed income markets.
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announced 5/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Algomi, will purchase ALFA Fixed Income Liquidity and Analytics Tool from AllianceBernstein L.P.

synopsis: Algomi, the network company providing information-matching solutions for the optimization of fixed income liquidity, announced that the company will acquire and distribute the award-winning ALFA product created & developed by AllianceBernstein (AB). ALFA (Automated Liquidity Filtering & Analytics) was developed as an in-house liquidity tool by AB.
buyer: Algomi
Algomi empowers fixed income professionals to make better trading relationships in the ever-changing landscape of capital, leverage and liquidity requirements. Their Honeycomb software suite increases the opportunities and velocity in large and illiquid trades between banks and buy side investors. "
seller parent: AXA Group
seller: AllianceBernstein L.P. (AB:$228.88)
ALFA (Automated Liquidity Filtering & Analytics) provides cross-market information on liquidity and trade intent in order to give the buy-side a real-time view of the entire bond market including government bonds, investment grade, high yield, emerging market, municipal debt, and structured credit.
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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Newswire

TradeWeb Group LLC, acquired CodeStreet LLC

synopsis: Tradeweb Markets, a leading builder and operator of global fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, announced that it has acquired CodeStreet LLC, a leader in data-driven trade identification and workflow management software development.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: TradeWeb Group LLC
Tradeweb Markets builds and operates many of the world's most efficient financial marketplaces, providing market participants greater efficiency in fixed income, derivatives and ETFs. Tradeweb pioneered straight-through-processing in fixed income and supports marketplaces. "
target: CodeStreet LLC
CodeStreet has delivered leading fixed income front-office solutions to enhance riskless and risk-reducing business for the world's largest global banks and regional dealer community. CodeStreet technology helps bank and broker dealers by identifying previously overlooked trading opportunities.
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closed 7/31/2006 via Company Press Release

Fitch Ratings Ltd., purchased credit derivatives analytics business from Reoch Credit Ltd

synopsis: Fitch Ratings Ltd, a Fitch Group, Inc. company, has acquired the credit derivatives analytics business of Reoch Credit Ltd and will assume full ownership of Reoch Credit's suite of pricing and risk analytics models.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Fitch Ratings Ltd. (:$693.00)
Fitch Ratings is a leading global rating agency committed to providing the world's credit markets with timely and prospective credit opinions. "
seller: Reoch Credit Ltd
The Derivatives Consulting Group (DCG) is a global independent advisory firm for all capital market participants who use derivatives and cash products. DCG provides services to a large number of leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, asset managers and industry utilities.
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announced 10/3/2013 via PE Hub

CameronTec, will acquire Greenline Financial Technologies

synopsis: CameronTec is to acquire US-based Greenline Financial Technologies, a provider of FIX and electronic trading technology solutions and services and wholly-owned subsidiary of MarketAxess Holdings Inc.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: CameronTec
CameronTec is on the forefront of electronic trading. As the embedded, standard, global FIX-based technology, it shapes the way markets publish, execute, clear, settle and manage risk. Its flagship product Catalys provides an integrated platform for operations, infrastructure and trading. "
target parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
target: Greenline Financial Technologies
Greenline Financial Technologies, Inc. develops software solutions for enabling electronic trading. The company provides system integration, testing, and management solutions for financial information exchange related products and services.
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closed 6/3/2008 via finextra.com

Technology Crossover Ventures, purchased a minority stake in MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Private equity firm Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) is acquiring a minority stake in US electronic bond trading network MarketAxess for an aggregate purchase price of $35 million.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), founded in 1995, is a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies, providing funds to expansion, late-stage private, and public companies. "
target: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (MKTX:$615.14)
MarketAxess operates one of the leading platforms for the electronic trading of corporate bonds and certain other types of fixed-income securities, serving as an electronic platform through which our institutional investor clients can access the liquidity provided by our broker-dealer clients.
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closed 3/6/2008 via PR Newswire

MarketAxess Holdings, Inc., acquired Greenline Financial Technologies

synopsis: MarketAxess Holdings Inc., the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, has acquired Chicago- based Greenline Financial Technologies, Inc.
buyer: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (MKTX:$615.14)
MarketAxess operates one of the leading platforms for the electronic trading of corporate bonds and certain other types of fixed-income securities, serving as an electronic platform through which our institutional investor clients can access the liquidity provided by our broker-dealer clients. "
target: Greenline Financial Technologies
Greenline Financial Technologies, Inc. develops software solutions for enabling electronic trading. The company provides system integration, testing, and management solutions for financial information exchange related products and services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$33 [$32]
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$6
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$2
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8.0x
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25.0x
closed 11/16/2007 via BusinessWire

GL Trade SA, acquired Decision Software, Inc.

synopsis: GL Trade, the leading international provider of front to back office software solutions for financial institutions, announces the acquisition of American company Decision Software, currently owned at majority by its 2 founders Gerald Belpaire and Samuel Aizenberg.
buyer: GL Trade SA
GL TRADE S.A. provides software solution primarily to financial intermediaries and brokerage houses to automate the order flow from client through broker, and then onto back office. "
target: Decision Software, Inc.
Decision Software, Inc. engages in designing, engineering, and implementing fixed income sales/trading systems for the institutional financial community. It offers decision software trading system (DSTS) to facilitate proprietary trading, sales, and finance activity of fixed income securities.
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$4
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closed 11/1/2013 via PR Newswire

TradeWeb Group LLC, acquired BondDesk Group LLC

synopsis: Tradeweb Markets, a leading builder and operator of global fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, announced that it has completed the acquisition of BondDesk Group LLC, and has rebranded its combined retail fixed income division as Tradeweb Direct. Customers will soon benefit from a new bridge between each of the current trading platforms.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: TradeWeb Group LLC
Tradeweb Markets is a world leader in building and operating electronic over-the-counter marketplaces. Tradeweb’s position as the hub of electronic trading in fixed income and derivatives business has been made possible through a longstanding partnership with the industry. "
target parent: Advent International
target: BondDesk Group LLC
BondDesk Group is a privately held company providing comprehensive, value added fixed income solutions to the securities industry in the U.S. and Canada. The BondDesk ECN is one of the leading fixed income trading platforms in the U.S.
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closed 12/31/2009 via BusinessWire

SS&C Technologies, Inc., acquired Tradeware Global LLC

synopsis: SS&C Technologies, Inc., a global provider of financial services software and software-enabled services, announced it has acquired Tradeware Global Corp., a leading broker-neutral solution provider for electronic access to global equity markets.
buyer parent: The Carlyle Group
buyer: SS&C Technologies, Inc. (SSNC:$4,669.30)
SS&C delivers investment and financial management software and related services focused exclusively on the financial services industry. By leveraging expertise in common investment business functions, SS&C cost effectively serves clients in different industry segments. "
target: Tradeware Global LLC
Tradeware specializes in flexible FIX-based equity order management systems, FIX connectivity solutions, and full front-to-back office integration and compliance reporting services. The Company's service bureau business model offers customers the much sought-after benefits of trading neutrality.
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closed 7/17/2006 via PR Newswire

TradeWeb Group LLC, acquired LeverTrade LLC

synopsis: Thomson TradeWeb, the leading online marketplace for Fixed Income and Derivatives, and part of The Thomson Corporation, today announced the strategic acquisition of LeverTrade LLC, formerly Global Trade Technologies (GTT), a provider of web-based fixed-income management systems for the retail marketplace.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: TradeWeb Group LLC
TradeWeb is the world's leading online trading network for fixed-income securities. TradeWeb offers a complete spectrum of services. You can view the largest fixed-income markets in real time via TradeWeb's premier Market Data. "
target: LeverTrade LLC
LeverTrade LLC, formerly Global Trade Technologies, Inc. (GTT), is a leading provider of trade, order and inventory management software to the financial services industry.
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announced 6/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Advent International Corporation, will acquire BondDesk Group LLC

synopsis: Advent International, a leading global private equity firm, today announced it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in BondDesk Group, the leading Alternative Trading System focused on odd-lot fixed-income execution and provider of software solutions to the securities industry, in partnership with the company's senior management team.
buyer: Advent International Corporation
Advent International has one of the world's largest and most experienced private equity teams, with over 100 investment professionals in 15 countries. As an active, hands-on investor, we apply our resources, expertise and experience to help management teams achieve their growth objectives. "
target: BondDesk Group LLC
BondDesk Group is a privately held company providing comprehensive, value added fixed income solutions to the securities industry in the U.S. and Canada.
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closed 8/29/2008 via BusinessWire

IntercontinentalExchange, acquired Creditex Group Inc.

synopsis: Internet Capital Group, Inc. announced that the sale of its partner company, Creditex Group Inc., to IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., a leading operator of global derivatives exchanges and over-the-counter markets, was consummated on August 29, 2008.
buyer: IntercontinentalExchange (ICE:$5,588.00)
IntercontinentalExchange operates the leading global, electronic marketplace for trading both futures and OTC energy contracts. ICE offers a range of contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions. "
target: Creditex Group Inc.
Creditex Group, Inc., an interdealer broker, operates an e-trading platform for executing and processing credit derivatives to traders at financial institutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$474 [$433]
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$183
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$29
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closed 1/28/2008 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired BQuotes

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation has acquired BQuotes, a global provider of price discovery tools and end-of-day pricing services for a wide range of fixed income securities. BQuotes’ innovative product line will be integrated into Moody’s Analytics’ new suite of pricing and valuation products.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's Corporation is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, a leading provider of credit ratings, research and analysis covering debt instruments and securities in the global capital markets, Moody's Economy.com, a provider of economic research and data services and Moody's KMV. "
target: BQuotes
BQuotes provides closing, market-to-market data for the over the counter (OTC) markets. The company focuses on offering price discovery software; and market-to-market data for the over the counter (OTC) markets in a range of OTC asset classes.
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closed 6/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Babelfish Analytics merged with Global Trading Analytics, LLC,

synopsis: Global Trading Analytics (GTA), a leader in the Trading Cost Analysis (TCA) field, is merging with Babelfish Analytics, an independent, employee-owned, unconflicted provider of venue and routing analysis.
buyer: Global Trading Analytics, LLC
Global Trading Analytics (GTA) provides specialized, high-touch trading cost analysis for Global Equities, Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income, Futures and Options markets. GTA measures trading costs accurately by considering a client's unique trading profile and then delivering context-based analyses. "
target: Babelfish Analytics
Babelfish Analytics is an independent, employee-owned, unconflicted provider of venue and routing analysis. The Clarity product was launched in 2014 and has helped traders to reduce costs associated with inefficient trading strategies.
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closed 5/4/2020 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Catena Technologies

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, announced the acquisition of Catena Technologies, a global regulatory trade reporting firm based in Singapore. Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: Catena Technologies
Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014. Its award-winning TRACE Reporting platform automates and manages trade reporting, providing cross-asset coverage, valuation and collateral reporting and reconciliation.
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announced 7/9/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Pico Quantitative Trading LLC, will acquire Corvil

synopsis: Pico, a leading provider of technology services for the global financial markets community, will acquire Ireland-based Corvil, a market leader in real-time analytics and machine intelligence products for financial markets infrastructure performance and operations.
buyer: Pico Quantitative Trading LLC
Pico is an infrastructure, connectivity, cloud technology, data and analytics services provider to global capital markets. Pico’s trading expertise, global reach, and state-of-the-art solutions help its clients maintain a competitive advantage and enter new lines of business and geographies. "
target: Corvil
Ireland-based Corvil is a leader in performance monitoring and analytics for electronic financial markets. World financial markets companies turn to Corvil analytics for the unique visibility and intelligence provided to assure the speed, transparency, and compliance of their businesses globally.
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closed 7/26/2017 via BusinessWire

Vela Trading Technologies, acquired Object Trading

synopsis: Vela Trading Technologies LLC, a global leader in high performance trading, market data, and analytics technology, announced it has completed the acquisition of Object Trading, a global provider of a fully-managed Direct Market Access (DMA) platform, pre-trade risk controls, and analytics applications.
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: Object Trading
Object Trading delivers an independent, global, multi-asset trading infrastructure combined with decades of client-side insight and experience. They help buy and sell side trading firms across the world strategically assess and achieve their trading ambitions.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Cinnober Financial Technology AB, acquired Ancoa Software Ltd

synopsis: Cinnober Financial Technology, a company that provides solutions and services to leading trading and clearing venues, including exchanges, clearinghouses, banks and brokers, announced the acquisition of the business and assets of Ancoa Software, the UK-based market surveillance specialist company.
buyer: Cinnober Financial Technology AB (OM:CINN:$40.73)
Cinnober provides solutions and services to leading trading and clearing venues, including exchanges, clearinghouses, banks and brokers. Cinnober’s solutions are largely based on the TRADExpress Platform, incorporating everything needed for mission-critical solutions. "
target: Ancoa Software Ltd
Ancoa provides contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy & sell-side firms. They help improve market integrity by providing greater visibility over trading behavior. They are based in London, UK.
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired InvestSoft Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired InvestSoft Technology, a provider of fixed-income analytics. InvestSoft helps investment firms analyze fixed-income securities and portfolios, primarily through its BondPro Fixed-Income Calculation Engine.
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 products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: InvestSoft Technology, Inc.
InvestSoft Technology provides software solutions for investment firms designed to streamline workflow, reduce risk and harness the value of the data throughout an organization. They are a leader in the development and implementation of Trading, Portfolio Management, and Accounting Solutions.
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closed 7/6/2020 via PE Hub

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Sustainalytics

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Sustainalytics, a globally recognized leader in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings and research. Morningstar acquired a 40% ownership stake in Sustainalytics in 2017, and has purchased the remaining approximate 60% of Sustainalytics shares.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: Sustainalytics
Sustainalytics is a leading independent Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics firm that supports investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies.
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announced 3/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire PlanPlus Global

synopsis: Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire PlanPlus Global, a financial-planning and risk-profiling software firm based in Canada.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: PlanPlus Global
PlanPlus Global is a world-renowned investment and financial planning software provider. It offers the most academically validated risk profiling process, a globally scalable financial planning system, and a robust investment tracking tool that ensures investors remain suitably invested over time.
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announced 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire AdviserLogic Group

synopsis: Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, an Australian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, will acquire AdviserLogic, an Australian adviser software firm. AdviserLogic's cloud-based, financial planning software serves independent financial advisers in Australia.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: AdviserLogic Group
AdviserLogic is an Australian adviser software firm. Its cloud-based, financial planning software serves independent financial advisers. AdviserLogic's open architecture software platform delivers an end-to-end planning solution that encompasses best in class training and support.
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announced 5/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire DBRS Limited

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, will be acquiring DBRS, the world's fourth-largest credit ratings agency. DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: DBRS Limited
DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency. DBRS’s approach and size provide the agility to respond to customers’ needs in their local markets, while being large enough to provide the necessary expertise and resources.
price ($mm)
$669
rev ($mm)
$167
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4.0x
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closed 7/3/2017 via PR Newswire

KeyCorp, acquired HelloWallet

synopsis: KeyCorp announced it has closed the acquisition of HelloWallet®, an industry-leading personal finance software platform, from Morningstar, Inc. KeyBank in 2015 established a relationship with HelloWallet that made KeyBank the only banking institution providing access to HelloWallet's personal finance platform.
buyer: KeyCorp (KEY:$6,402.00)
KeyCorp is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association. "
target parent: Morningstar, Inc.
target: HelloWallet
HelloWallet improves the performance of organizations by providing independent guidance that aligns corporate spending with human capital needs. The company's web and mobile applications provide personalized guidance to employees for converting their salary and benefits into prosperity.
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closed 12/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Pitchbook Data, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its acquisition of PitchBook Data, Inc., which delivers data, research, and technology covering the breadth of the private capital markets, including venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: Pitchbook Data, Inc.
PitchBook is the leading research firm for Private Equity and Venture Capital. PitchBook offers the most comprehensive industry information available through its core product, the PitchBook Platform, as well as its daily newsletter and research reports.
price ($mm)
$180*
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$31
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired InvestSoft Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired InvestSoft Technology, a provider of fixed-income analytics. InvestSoft helps investment firms analyze fixed-income securities and portfolios, primarily through its BondPro Fixed-Income Calculation Engine.
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 products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: InvestSoft Technology, Inc.
InvestSoft Technology provides software solutions for investment firms designed to streamline workflow, reduce risk and harness the value of the data throughout an organization. They are a leader in the development and implementation of Trading, Portfolio Management, and Accounting Solutions.
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closed 3/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired RightPond

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired RequiSight, LLC, which does business as RightPond, a provider of business intelligence data and analytics on defined contribution and defined benefit plans for financial services firms.
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 products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target parent: Rocaton Investment Advisors, LLC
target: RightPond
RightPond is a business intelligence and analytics capability that reveals gaps, trends, outliers, and risk signals regarding plan performance, fees, capital flow, gatekeeper relationships, and best practices of defined contribution and defined benefit plans.
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closed 12/2/2015 via PR Web

PowerAdvisor, acquired PowerAdvisor

synopsis: Total Rebalance Expert, the largest, independently owned rebalancing software company in the RIA industry, announced the sale of the Total Portfolio Expert portfolio management system to Andrew Kehoe, a long-standing, key employee. Kehoe will acquire TPX, become its Chief Executive Officer and will re-brand TPX to its former name, PowerAdvisor.
buyer: PowerAdvisor
PowerAdvisor is a robust, cloud-based portfolio management and investment accounting platform. Aggregating data from multiple sources, PowerAdvisor provides advisors and their clients with a complete picture of their investments. "
target parent: Morningstar, Inc.
target: PowerAdvisor
PowerAdvisor is a robust, cloud-based portfolio management and investment accounting platform. Aggregating data from multiple sources, PowerAdvisor provides advisors and their clients with a complete picture of their investments.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Total Rebalance Expert

synopsis: Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Total Rebalance Expert (tRx), an automated, tax-efficient investment portfolio rebalancing platform for financial advisors.
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: Total Rebalance Expert
Total Rebalance Expert (TRX)TM is the most tax efficient and easy to use auto-rebalancing software, designed by an industry leading CPA advisor for advisors to simplify portfolio management.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired HelloWallet

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, completed its previously announced acquisition of HelloWallet Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of online financial wellness, for $52.5 million. Morningstar will pay $39.0 million because it currently has a minority stake in the company valued at $13.5 million.
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: HelloWallet
HelloWallet improves the performance of organizations by providing independent guidance that aligns corporate spending with human capital needs. The company's web and mobile applications provide personalized guidance to employees for converting their salary and benefits into prosperity.
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$39*
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closed 4/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired ByAllAccounts, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. acquired ByAllAccounts, Inc., a provider of innovative data aggregation technology for financial applications. ByAllAccounts uses a knowledge-based process, including patented artificial intelligence technology, to collect, consolidate, and enrich financial account data and deliver it to virtually any platform.
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: ByAllAccounts, Inc.
ByAllAccounts is a provider of innovative data aggregation technology for financial applications. ByAllAccounts uses a knowledge-based process, including patented artificial intelligence technology, to collect, consolidate, and enrich financial account data and deliver it to virtually any platform.
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$28
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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 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Investis Ltd, purchased Investor Relations Business from Hemscott Plc

synopsis: Investis, the UK market leader in the provision of digital corporate communications for public companies, and platform company of Gresham Private Equity, announced that the investor relations business of Hemscott will be acquired from Morningstar Inc.
buyer parent: Gresham LLP
buyer: Investis Ltd
Investis helps companies communicate with their investors via the Internet. Specializing in corporate communications, the company creates and maintains corporate and investor relations Web sites and intranets for public companies in Europe. "
seller parent: Morningstar, Inc.
seller: Hemscott Plc
Hemscott, Inc. builds and maintains databases of historical financial and stock price technical information on the United States, Canadian, and international publicly traded companies.
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announced 9/28/2012 via Company Press Release

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, will purchase Australasia trade publishing assets from Morningstar, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd and Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that they have entered into an agreement for Sterling to acquire Morningstar's Australian financial services trade publishing business.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Sterling Publishing is a growing media company and the publishing arm of the BRW Fast 100-ranked Momentum Media. They focus on specialist vertical markets including the mortgage, finance, real estate and property sectors. "
seller: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar's Australasian online and print titles include InvestorDaily, IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) – incorporating SMSF – and Investor Weekly; and events for the financial sector including Wraps, Platforms & Masterfunds Conference and the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Strategy Day.
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closed 11/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., purchased The Annuity Intelligence Report from Advanced Sales & Marketing Corporation

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the annuity intelligence business of Advanced Sales and Marketing Corp. based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. (ASMC) for $14.1 million, subject to post-closing adjustments.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
seller: Advanced Sales & Marketing Corporation
The Annuity Intelligence Report (AI Report) is a web-based service that helps broker-dealers, insurers, and the financial professionals they support better understand and more effectively present variable annuity products to their clients.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 7/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Seeds Finance SA

synopsis: Morningstar France Holding, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Seeds Group, a leading provider of investment consulting services and fund research in France.
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: Seeds Finance SA
Seeds Finance SA provides investment consulting services to pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, banks, and brokerage firms. The firm is based out of Paris, France.
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closed 6/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Danmark A/S

synopsis: Morningstar Europe B.V., a leading provider of independent investment research, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 75 percent ownership interest in Morningstar Danmark A/S.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: Morningstar Danmark A/S
Morningstar Danmark A/S through its website provides investment information for individual investors, which includes fund and ETF data, portfolio tools, and market analysis. It also develops investment software.
price ($mm)
$15*
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closed 4/12/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Old Broad Street Research

synopsis: Morningstar UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Old Broad Street Research Ltd. (OBSR), a premier provider of fund research, ratings, and investment consulting services in the United Kingdom, for 11.95 million pounds sterling, or approximately U.S. $18.3 million.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Old Broad Street Research
Old Broad Street Research's ("OBSR") team of investment research analysts rates and recommends approximately 500 UK-domiciled and cross-border funds.
price ($mm)
$19
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closed 3/31/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Aegis Equities Research

synopsis: Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, an Australian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., has completed its previously announced acquisition of Aegis Equities Research, a leading provider of independent equity research, from Aegis Equities Holdings Pty Ltd.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Aegis Equities Research
Aegis is one of Australia’s leading research firms, providing incisive and rigorous securities analysis to investment advisers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Established in 1999, Aegis was founded to provide unbiased and objective fundamental equities research to the Australasian market.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
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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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closed 12/14/2015 via BusinessWire

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., acquired Interactive Data Corporation

synopsis: Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced it has completed its acquisition of Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related trading solutions from Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm.
buyer: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE:$5,588.00)
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation (“IDC”) is a trusted leader in financial information. IDC’s offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,265 [$7,450]
rev ($mm)
$940
EBITDA ($mm)
$332
EV / rev
7.9x
EV / EBITDA
22.5x
announced 1/5/2015 via GlobeNewswire

NASDAQ OMX, will acquire Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Nasdaq announced that it will acquire Dorsey, Wright & Associates, LLC, a market leader in data analytics, passive indexing and smart beta strategies. DWA will add to Nasdaq's robust index portfolio, bringing model-based strategies and analysis to support the financial advisor community.
buyer: NASDAQ OMX (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,926.00)
Nasdaq is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services. Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating global capital markets. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.
Dorsey, Wright & Associates (DWA) is an independent and privately owned registered investment advisory firm. Since its founding in 1987 by Tom Dorsey and Watson Wright, Dorsey Wright has been a leading advisor to Wall Street and investment managers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$225
rev ($mm)
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
rev ($mm)
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announced 12/11/2013 via BusinessWire

Copal Partners, will acquire Amba Research

synopsis: Moody's Corporation announced that it has acquired Amba Investment Services, a provider of investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions. Amba will operate as part of Moody’s Analytics majority-owned subsidiary, Copal Partners.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Copal Partners
Copal Partners' companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. They provide a range of services to leading institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations globally. "
target: Amba Research
Amba Research provides investment research and analytics support services to the global capital markets industry. Over 70 companies, including 6 of the top 15 global asset managers and 6 of the top 15 global investment banks, use Amba to differentiate and outperform.
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closed 11/16/2011 via PE Hub

Falfurrias Capital, acquired Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm, announced it has invested as a strategic partner in Dorsey Wright & Associates, a Richmond, Va.-based provider of technical investment research and money management products.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm that acquires or invests in lower, middle-market businesses. The firm is focused on making private equity investments in a diverse portfolio of companies operating in the eastern United States. "
target: Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.
Dorsey Wright & Associates (DWA) provides technical research services to the financial services industry and individuals. DWA strives to supply the resources, technology and support necessary for a stock broker, money manager or individual investor to become a true craftsman in investing.
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cancelled 12/23/2011 via PR Newswire

CVC Capital Partners, cancelled an acquisition of ConvergEx

synopsis: ConvergEx Group and CVC Capital Partners have mutually agreed to terminate their pending transaction. The merger provided for ConvergEx to be acquired by funds advised by CVC. ConvergEx is a leading technology company providing mission-critical proprietary software products and technology-enabled services.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms, with a network of 20 offices and some 250 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. "
target parent: The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
target: ConvergEx
ConvergEx Group is a leading technology company providing mission-critical proprietary software products and technology-enabled services to asset managers and financial intermediaries globally.
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closed 6/20/2011 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Ned Davis Research, Inc.

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, an international publishing, events and information group based in London, announced it has acquired Ned Davis Research Group (NDRG), a US-based provider of financial research to institutional investors. NDRG delivers award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: Ned Davis Research, Inc.
Ned Davis Research Group is a leading independent research firm with over 1,100 institutional clients in over three dozen countries. With a range of products and services utilizing a 360 degree methodology, they deliver award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
price ($mm)
$112*
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/12/2011 via Market Wire

Pacific Crest, acquired Pacific Epoch

synopsis: Pacific Crest Securities has acquired certain assets of Pacific Epoch, an investment research company specializing in China's technology sectors and companies. Its on-the-ground surveys, proprietary data collection and analysis of the technology market provide a unique and predictive view of trends impacting companies and sectors in the region.
buyer: Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest Securities, the leading technology investment bank, provides equity research, institutional sales and trading, third party research, M&A advisory, and public and private financings. "
target: Pacific Epoch
Pacific Epoch is a trusted source of China investment research for institutional, private equity, and corporate clients. The company provides a combination of proprietary data collection and on-the-ground surveys and expert analysis of government policy to partners.
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closed 4/12/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Old Broad Street Research

synopsis: Morningstar UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Old Broad Street Research Ltd. (OBSR), a premier provider of fund research, ratings, and investment consulting services in the United Kingdom, for 11.95 million pounds sterling, or approximately U.S. $18.3 million.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Old Broad Street Research
Old Broad Street Research's ("OBSR") team of investment research analysts rates and recommends approximately 500 UK-domiciled and cross-border funds.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bonhill Group plc, will acquire Last Word Media

synopsis: Bonhill, a leading B2B media company in the UK, will acquire Last Word Media, a financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
buyer: Bonhill Group plc (AIM:BONH:$27.79)
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities. "
target: Last Word Media
Last Word is an independent financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
18.3x
closed 9/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Capital IQ, acquired TheMarkets.com

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

Seeking Alpha, acquired CressCap

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

Baird, will acquire Strategas Research Partners

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

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

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

Hedgeye Risk Management, acquired Potomac Research Group

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

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

synopsis: Robert Schwob, a popular figure in the asset management world, has sold majority control of Style Research, his asset management data provider, to mid-market private equity firm Lyceum Capital. Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital partners with entrepreneurial management teams and unlocks growth potential by providing capital, operations and development support and help with targeted acquisitions. Lyceum typically invests between £5m and £50m of equity in fast-growing, UK-headquartered, mid-sized businesses. "
target: Style Research
Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications. The services are delivered on a SaaS-based platform that supports a range of devices.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/4/2015 via PE Hub

RCP Advisors, acquired Atlas Diligence

synopsis: RCP Advisors has acquired Atlas Diligence and its proprietary private equity manager research platform GPScout. Atlas Diligence was formed by experienced institutional investors to provide limited partners with unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities.
buyer: RCP Advisors
RCP Advisors was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Chicago. With approximately $4.3 billion of assets under management and 37 professionals, RCP is one of the largest private equity fund-of-funds sponsors focused exclusively on the lower middle market buyout sector. "
target: Atlas Diligence
Atlas Diligence was formed by experienced institutional investors to provide limited partners with unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/10/2013 via Market Wire

Investment Metrics, LLC, acquired InterSec Research

synopsis: Investment Metrics, LLC a leading provider of investment performance analytics and reporting solutions for institutional investors and advisors, announced that it has acquired InterSec Research, the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms.
buyer: Investment Metrics, LLC
Investment Metrics, LLC is an independent firm focused solely on creating solutions for investment professionals that streamline the process of performance measurement, investment analytics, manager research and reporting. "
target: InterSec Research
InterSec Research is the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms. InterSec Research transforms independent market insight into business intelligence for institutional asset managers, asset owners, investment consultants and advisors.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

FX Concepts LLC, acquired Track.com, LLC

synopsis: FX Concepts LLC, a currency hedge fund founded by John Taylor with about $3 billion under management, agreed to buy closely held financial research provider Track.com for an undisclosed amount. Track.com, LLC is a subscription-based service that provides an online platform for investment research and market ideas.
buyer: FX Concepts LLC
FX Concepts LLC is a currency hedge fund founded by John Taylor. "
target: Track.com, LLC
Track.com, LLC provides an online platform for investment research and market ideas. Its platform allows qualified contributors to share their stock, commodity, and macro ideas with a group of institutional investors, high net worth individuals, and other thoughtful market participants.
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TAS Group S.p.A
TAS Group S.p.A
TAS S.p.A. a leading company in Italy in the supply of software and services for banking and financial applications, with a presence in Europe, the US and Latin America. TAS is specialised in software solutions for electronic money, payment systems, capital markets and Extended Enterprise.
year
2020
rev ($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: GB:FFA.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FFastFill plc
FFastFill plc
FFastFill is the leading provider of Software as a Service to the global derivatives community, using the latest developments in technology to automate trade flow processes across a firm's front, middle and back offices.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$24.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.69
EBIT ($mm)
$3.39
Net Income ($mm)
$2.90
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:3747
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTERTRADE Co., Ltd.
INTERTRADE Co., Ltd. is a Japan-based company principally engaged in the provision of packaged systems for security business. The Company is involved in the design, development, sale, maintenance and operation of front and packaged systems for security business and corporations, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$17.15
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.32)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.58)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
115
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Ticker: SEHK:8131
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
abc Multiactive
abc Multiactive
abc Multiactive is a software company in Hong Kong that provides solutions for brokerages. abc Multiactive offers an advanced solution for front and back-office trading. They also offer a FinReg solution that helps firms to detect abnormal trades, suspicious activities, and money laundering.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.37)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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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)
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Ticker: OTCPK:APTY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APT Systems, Inc.
APT is an acronym for Applied Proprietary Trading. The Management of APT Systems, Inc. works to deliver stock trading tools with a focus on handheld devices.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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: TSXV:ALY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AnalytixInsight
AnalytixInsight
AnalytixInsight Inc's Big Data Analytics platform helps transform data into narratives. Their flagship product Capital Cube provides high-quality financial research and content for investors, information providers, finance portals and media.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MORN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,244.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.90
EBIT ($mm)
$184.60
Net Income ($mm)
$142.70
Employees
6896
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Ticker: MSCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc.
MSCI is an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. They have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with their clients.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,476.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$767.41
EBIT ($mm)
$709.17
Net Income ($mm)
$579.85
Employees
3266
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Ticker: 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)
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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: MCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moody's Corporation
Moody's Corporation
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,371.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,658.33
EBIT ($mm)
$2,441.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,778.00
Employees
11400
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