Like Automated Equity Finance Markets Inc

closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

EquiLend LLC, acquired Automated Equity Finance Markets Inc

synopsis: EquiLend has acquired Automated Equity Finance Markets, Inc., commonly known as AQS, along with its securities lending technology systems from PDQ Enterprises, operator of PDQ ATS. AQS is the first all-electronic, direct-access securities lending market.
buyer: EquiLend LLC
EquiLend is a leading provider of trading and post-trade services for the securities finance industry with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Toronto. "
target parent: PDQ ATS, Inc.
target: Automated Equity Finance Markets Inc
AQS (Automated Equity Finance Markets) offers automated securities lending trading in over 5,000 underlying equity, ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) and ADR (American depositary receipt) products. AQS is the first all-electronic, direct-access securities lending market.
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announced 7/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Tiger Brokers, will acquire Marsco Investment Corporation

synopsis: Tiger Brokers, a leading online brokerage firm focused on global Chinese investors, will acquire Marsco Investment Corporation, an online brokerage service platform in the US. Marsco focuses on empowering self-directed investors with the necessary tools to manage their portfolios.
buyer: Tiger Brokers
Tiger Brokers is a leading online brokerage firm focused on global Chinese investors. Tiger Brokers provides an online and mobile trading platform that enables investors to trade in equities and other financial instruments on multiple exchanges around the world. "
target: Marsco Investment Corporation
Marsco is an online brokerage service platform in the US. Marsco focuses on empowering self-directed investors with the necessary tools to manage their portfolios. Marsco is designed for self-directed investors who want the flexibility to trade and invest in a wide variety of securities.
price ($mm)
$9.40
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closed 6/12/2018 via Yahoo, Inc.

Freedom Finance, acquired NetTrader

synopsis: Freedom Holding Corp. has announced its subsidiary Freedom Finance Investment Company, headquartered in Moscow, Russia, has completed the acquisition of NetTrader Brokerage Company ("NetTrader"). NetTrader provides online securities brokerage services, such as touch-tone trading, trading over the Internet, and real-time quotes.
buyer parent: Freedom Holding Corp.
buyer: Freedom Finance
Freedom Finance Investment Company provides stock brokerage and asset management services. The company is headquartered in Moscow, Russia. The Freedom Finance team is one of the few in Russia that provides full support to clients' work on US exchanges. "
target: NetTrader
NetTrader LLC provides online securities brokerage services, such as touch-tone trading, trading over the Internet, and real-time quotes. Its Web site enables to manage investment accounts, make trades, and maintain portfolios.
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closed 5/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Grupo Supervielle S.A., acquired InvertirOnline.com

synopsis: Grupo Supervielle S.A., a universal financial services group headquartered in Argentina, has acquired InvertirOnline.com (IOL), an online trading platform in Argentina that allows trading in the Latin American and US stock exchanges. IOL offers online assistance and information for making decisions related to buying and selling stocks and bonds.
buyer: Grupo Supervielle S.A. (BASE:SUPV:$424.10)
Grupo Supervielle is a universal financial services group headquartered in Argentina with a nationwide presence. The group provides financial services to all segments in the economy, focused on offering inclusive, high quality, and affordable financial products to individuals and corporations. "
target: InvertirOnline.com
Founded in 1999, InvertirOnline.com (IOL) is an online trading platform in Argentina that allows trading in the Latin American and US stock exchanges. IOL offers online assistance and valuable information for making decisions related to buying and selling stocks and bonds.
price ($mm)
$39
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announced 9/12/2013 via BusinessWire

TradeKing, will acquire GAIN Securities

synopsis: TradeKing Group Inc., an innovator in the online brokerage industry, announced it has received approval from FINRA to acquire the assets of GAIN Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. TradeKing anticipates it will have the GAIN Securities clients fully transitioned to its brokerage firm by early October.
buyer: TradeKing
TradeKing is a nationally licensed online stock and options broker offering simple, low cost online trading fees. TradeKing has received multiple discount broker awards from top industry sources and was rated best in customer service by SmartMoney Magazine. "
target parent: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
target: GAIN Securities
GAIN Securities is an SEC registered and FINRA member broker-dealer offering direct access to listed U.S. equity securities, including stocks, exchange traded funds, or ETFs, options, mutual funds and bonds.
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closed 9/1/2011 via BusinessWire

The Charles Schwab Corporation, acquired optionsXpress Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: The Charles Schwab Corporation announced the completion of its acquisition of optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. Launched in 2001 and headquartered in Chicago, optionsXpress is a pioneer in retail online brokerage services focused on equity options and futures.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,615.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. "
target: optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (OXPS:$231.44)
optionsXpress Holdings, Inc., a pioneer in equity options and futures trading, offers an innovative suite of online brokerage services for investor education, strategy evaluation and trade execution.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,029 [$1,149]
rev ($mm)
$231
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/30/2007 via BusinessWire

eSpeed, Inc. will be merged with BGC Partners L.P.,

synopsis: eSpeed, Inc., a leader in electronic marketplaces and related trading technology for the global capital markets, and BGC Partners, one of the largest and fastest growing inter-dealer brokers of financial instruments for wholesale market participants worldwide, announced eSpeed and BGC will merge, and the combined company named “BGC Partners, Inc.”
buyer: BGC Partners L.P. (BGCP:$2,554.99)
BGC Partners L.P. is a leading inter-dealer broker providing integrated voice and electronic services to wholesale market participants worldwide. BGC is active in the global credit, fixed income, foreign exchange, derivatives and money markets, offering a full range of brokerage services. "
target: eSpeed, Inc.
eSpeed, Inc. is a leader in developing and deploying electronic marketplaces and related trading technology that offers traders access to the most liquid, efficient and neutral financial markets in the world. eSpeed operates multiple buyer, multiple seller real-time electronic marketplaces.
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announced 10/9/2020 via Market Watch

TP ICAP, will acquire Liquidnet, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based TP ICAP PLC will acquire Liquidnet Holdings Inc., an electronic trading network. The acquisition of Liquidnet is a transformational deal that will diversify TC ICAP's business mix and contribute to boosting revenue growth and underlying operating margin.
buyer: TP ICAP (LSE:TCAP:$2,398.01)
Headquartered in London, TP ICAP is a global firm of professional intermediaries that plays a pivotal role in the world’s financial, energy, and commodities markets. TP ICAP provides comprehensive analysis and insight into market conditions and long-term trends. "
target: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network, connecting the world’s investors to the world’s investments. Its network spans 45 markets and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers.
price ($mm)
$575
rev ($mm)
$339
EBITDA ($mm)
$64
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
announced 10/9/2020 via Market Watch

TP ICAP, will acquire Liquidnet, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based TP ICAP PLC will acquire Liquidnet Holdings Inc., an electronic trading network. The acquisition of Liquidnet is a transformational deal that will diversify TC ICAP's business mix and contribute to boosting revenue growth and underlying operating margin.
buyer: TP ICAP (LSE:TCAP:$2,398.01)
Headquartered in London, TP ICAP is a global firm of professional intermediaries that plays a pivotal role in the world’s financial, energy, and commodities markets. TP ICAP provides comprehensive analysis and insight into market conditions and long-term trends. "
target: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network, connecting the world’s investors to the world’s investments. Its network spans 45 markets and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers.
price ($mm)
$575
rev ($mm)
$339
EBITDA ($mm)
$64
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
announced 11/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Charles Schwab Corporation, will acquire TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

synopsis: Charles Schwab is to buy discount brokerage rival TD Ameritrade in an all-stock deal valued at $26 billion. TD Ameritrade is a broker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed income investments.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,615.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. "
target: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$3,605.00)
TD Ameritrade is a broker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed income investments.
price ($mm)
$26,000
rev ($mm)
$5,872
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/19/2018 via Reuters

Saxo Bank, will acquire BinckBank

synopsis: Saxo Bank, a fintech specialist, is to acquire Dutch online bank BinckBank. BinckBank operates as an online bank for investors and savers by offering online financial services provided by its central European IT platform.
buyer: Saxo Bank
The Saxo Group is a fintech specialist, and they provide multi-asset market access and Banking as a Service to clients in 180 countries via cutting-edge technology. They are based in Copenhagen. "
target: BinckBank (:$186.53)
BinckBank is the largest independent Dutch online bank for investors. BinckBank operates as an online bank for investors and savers by offering online financial services provided by its central European IT platform.
price ($mm)
$482
rev ($mm)
$187
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
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closed 9/2/2014 via PR Newswire

tradeMONSTER merged with Options House,

synopsis: OptionsHouse LLC, L.P. and tradeMONSTER Group, Inc., two innovative, Chicago-based leaders in the online brokerage sector, announced the completion of the previously announced transactions to combine the two companies, creating a market leading brokerage for active traders and investors, pending final regulatory approval.
buyer parent: PEAK6 Investments LP
buyer: Options House
At OptionsHouse, their mission is to provide savvy investors in options and stock the power and functionality of traditional software-based trading tools with the portability of an online trading platform through the extensive use of leading edge web technologies. "
target: tradeMONSTER
tradeMONSTER™ is an innovative online brokerage that helps self−directed investors manage their money with the skill and confidence of professionals.
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closed 10/1/2007 via

Scotiabank, acquired TradeFreedom

synopsis: Scotiabank signed a definitive agreement to acquire TradeFreedom Securities Inc., a privately owned and dynamic Canadian online brokerage boutique. The transaction complements product offerings currently available through the Bank's direct investment arm, ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing.
buyer: Scotiabank (TSX:BNS:$14,975.30)
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With more than 58,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12 million customers in some 50 countries around the world. "
target: TradeFreedom
TradeFreedom Securities Inc. is Canada's premier online broker for active traders and investors. Since 1999, we have been providing sophisticated online brokerage services, including instant direct access to equities, options, futures, and forex, through better technology at a better price.
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closed 2/15/2007 via

INVESTools, Inc. merged with thinkorswim Group, Inc.,

synopsis: INVESTools Inc., the market leader in fulfilling the lifelong education needs of self-directed investors, and thinkorswim Group Inc., a leading online brokerage platform serving the execution needs of self-directed investors, have signed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies in a transaction valued at approximately $340 million.
buyer: thinkorswim Group, Inc. (:$371.80)
thinkorswim is a leading online brokerage company specializing in options that also offers customers a broad range of products including equities, futures, mutual funds, and bonds. "
target: INVESTools, Inc. (:$170.33)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats.
price ($mm)
$340
rev ($mm)
$45
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2009 via BusinessWire

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired thinkorswim, Inc.

synopsis: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of thinkorswim Group Inc. This combination enhances TD AMERITRADE’s industry leadership position, solidifying its #1 market share in trades per day and making the firm the new industry leader in the number of options trades placed each day.
buyer: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$3,605.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. "
target: thinkorswim, Inc. (:$371.80)
thinkorswim is a leading online brokerage company specializing in options that also offers customers a broad range of products including equities, futures, mutual funds, and bonds.
price ($mm)[EV]
$581 [$593]
rev ($mm)
$372
EBITDA ($mm)
$104
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
5.7x
closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

TradeFloor Pty Ltd, acquired OpenMarkets

synopsis: Software developer TradeFloor has acquired a controlling stake in OpenMarkets, a digital trading platform that provides retail investors, traders, advisers, robo-advisers, brokers and financial intermediaries with a suite of innovative brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets.
buyer: TradeFloor Pty Ltd
TradeFloor is a must-have application for anyone who trades (or is thinking about trading) Exchange-Traded Options in Australia. They are striving to make options accessible to everyone, regardless of trading knowledge, and provide valuable insights into the risk and reward of trading strategies. "
target: OpenMarkets
OpenMarkets is a digital trading platform that provides retail investors, traders, advisers, robo-advisers, brokers and financial intermediaries with a suite of innovative brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets.
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closed 5/8/2020 via BusinessWire

The Charles Schwab Corporation, acquired Motif Investing, Inc.

synopsis: The Charles Schwab Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of the technology and intellectual property of Motif, a next-generation online broker offering thematic investing to individual and institutional investors.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,615.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. "
target: Motif Investing, Inc.
Motif is a next-generation online broker offering thematic investing to individual and institutional investors. They are a fintech pioneer that has combined breakthrough technology and data science to deliver customized thematic portfolios to investors.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Flatex, will acquire DEGIRO B.V.

synopsis: flatex Bank AG, a leading online brokerage business in Europe, will acquire DEGIRO BV, one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
buyer: Flatex (DB:FLA:$132.15)
Flatex is a leading online brokerage business in Europe. Flatex provides an affordable and mobile online broker-platform with expert service and advice. Flatex offers trading in all common securities such as shares, funds and ETFs in exchange and over-the-counter trading. "
target: DEGIRO B.V.
DEGIRO is one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
price ($mm)
$279
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

synopsis: LYNX, a Dutch specialist in online investing, has acquired TradersOnly, the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
buyer: Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV
LYNX is a Dutch specialist in online investing. LYNX provides investors with access to more than 100 exchanges in 20 countries through its user-friendly trading platform. The company was founded in 2006 and has been active on the Dutch market since 2007. "
target: TradersOnly BV
TradersOnly is the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
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closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

EquiLend LLC, acquired Automated Equity Finance Markets Inc

synopsis: EquiLend has acquired Automated Equity Finance Markets, Inc., commonly known as AQS, along with its securities lending technology systems from PDQ Enterprises, operator of PDQ ATS. AQS is the first all-electronic, direct-access securities lending market.
buyer: EquiLend LLC
EquiLend is a leading provider of trading and post-trade services for the securities finance industry with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Toronto. "
target parent: PDQ ATS, Inc.
target: Automated Equity Finance Markets Inc
AQS (Automated Equity Finance Markets) offers automated securities lending trading in over 5,000 underlying equity, ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) and ADR (American depositary receipt) products. AQS is the first all-electronic, direct-access securities lending market.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

EquiLend LLC, acquired Automated Equity Finance Markets Inc

synopsis: EquiLend has acquired Automated Equity Finance Markets, Inc., commonly known as AQS, along with its securities lending technology systems from PDQ Enterprises, operator of PDQ ATS. AQS is the first all-electronic, direct-access securities lending market.
buyer: EquiLend LLC
EquiLend is a leading provider of trading and post-trade services for the securities finance industry with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Toronto. "
target parent: PDQ ATS, Inc.
target: Automated Equity Finance Markets Inc
AQS (Automated Equity Finance Markets) offers automated securities lending trading in over 5,000 underlying equity, ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) and ADR (American depositary receipt) products. AQS is the first all-electronic, direct-access securities lending market.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

EquiLend LLC, acquired Automated Equity Finance Markets Inc

synopsis: EquiLend has acquired Automated Equity Finance Markets, Inc., commonly known as AQS, along with its securities lending technology systems from PDQ Enterprises, operator of PDQ ATS. AQS is the first all-electronic, direct-access securities lending market.
buyer: EquiLend LLC
EquiLend is a leading provider of trading and post-trade services for the securities finance industry with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Toronto. "
target parent: PDQ ATS, Inc.
target: Automated Equity Finance Markets Inc
AQS (Automated Equity Finance Markets) offers automated securities lending trading in over 5,000 underlying equity, ETF (Exchange-Traded Fund) and ADR (American depositary receipt) products. AQS is the first all-electronic, direct-access securities lending market.
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announced 5/30/2007 via BusinessWire

eSpeed, Inc. will be merged with BGC Partners L.P.,

synopsis: eSpeed, Inc., a leader in electronic marketplaces and related trading technology for the global capital markets, and BGC Partners, one of the largest and fastest growing inter-dealer brokers of financial instruments for wholesale market participants worldwide, announced eSpeed and BGC will merge, and the combined company named “BGC Partners, Inc.”
buyer: BGC Partners L.P. (BGCP:$2,554.99)
BGC Partners L.P. is a leading inter-dealer broker providing integrated voice and electronic services to wholesale market participants worldwide. BGC is active in the global credit, fixed income, foreign exchange, derivatives and money markets, offering a full range of brokerage services. "
target: eSpeed, Inc.
eSpeed, Inc. is a leader in developing and deploying electronic marketplaces and related trading technology that offers traders access to the most liquid, efficient and neutral financial markets in the world. eSpeed operates multiple buyer, multiple seller real-time electronic marketplaces.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/9/2020 via Market Watch

TP ICAP, will acquire Liquidnet, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based TP ICAP PLC will acquire Liquidnet Holdings Inc., an electronic trading network. The acquisition of Liquidnet is a transformational deal that will diversify TC ICAP's business mix and contribute to boosting revenue growth and underlying operating margin.
buyer: TP ICAP (LSE:TCAP:$2,398.01)
Headquartered in London, TP ICAP is a global firm of professional intermediaries that plays a pivotal role in the world’s financial, energy, and commodities markets. TP ICAP provides comprehensive analysis and insight into market conditions and long-term trends. "
target: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network, connecting the world’s investors to the world’s investments. Its network spans 45 markets and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers.
price ($mm)
$575
rev ($mm)
$339
EBITDA ($mm)
$64
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
announced 10/9/2020 via Market Watch

TP ICAP, will acquire Liquidnet, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based TP ICAP PLC will acquire Liquidnet Holdings Inc., an electronic trading network. The acquisition of Liquidnet is a transformational deal that will diversify TC ICAP's business mix and contribute to boosting revenue growth and underlying operating margin.
buyer: TP ICAP (LSE:TCAP:$2,398.01)
Headquartered in London, TP ICAP is a global firm of professional intermediaries that plays a pivotal role in the world’s financial, energy, and commodities markets. TP ICAP provides comprehensive analysis and insight into market conditions and long-term trends. "
target: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network, connecting the world’s investors to the world’s investments. Its network spans 45 markets and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers.
price ($mm)
$575
rev ($mm)
$339
EBITDA ($mm)
$64
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
announced 11/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Charles Schwab Corporation, will acquire TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

synopsis: Charles Schwab is to buy discount brokerage rival TD Ameritrade in an all-stock deal valued at $26 billion. TD Ameritrade is a broker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed income investments.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,615.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. "
target: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$3,605.00)
TD Ameritrade is a broker that offers an electronic trading platform for the trade of financial assets including common stocks, preferred stocks, futures contracts, exchange-traded funds, options, cryptocurrency, mutual funds, and fixed income investments.
price ($mm)
$26,000
rev ($mm)
$5,872
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/19/2018 via Reuters

Saxo Bank, will acquire BinckBank

synopsis: Saxo Bank, a fintech specialist, is to acquire Dutch online bank BinckBank. BinckBank operates as an online bank for investors and savers by offering online financial services provided by its central European IT platform.
buyer: Saxo Bank
The Saxo Group is a fintech specialist, and they provide multi-asset market access and Banking as a Service to clients in 180 countries via cutting-edge technology. They are based in Copenhagen. "
target: BinckBank (:$186.53)
BinckBank is the largest independent Dutch online bank for investors. BinckBank operates as an online bank for investors and savers by offering online financial services provided by its central European IT platform.
price ($mm)
$482
rev ($mm)
$187
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/2/2014 via PR Newswire

tradeMONSTER merged with Options House,

synopsis: OptionsHouse LLC, L.P. and tradeMONSTER Group, Inc., two innovative, Chicago-based leaders in the online brokerage sector, announced the completion of the previously announced transactions to combine the two companies, creating a market leading brokerage for active traders and investors, pending final regulatory approval.
buyer parent: PEAK6 Investments LP
buyer: Options House
At OptionsHouse, their mission is to provide savvy investors in options and stock the power and functionality of traditional software-based trading tools with the portability of an online trading platform through the extensive use of leading edge web technologies. "
target: tradeMONSTER
tradeMONSTER™ is an innovative online brokerage that helps self−directed investors manage their money with the skill and confidence of professionals.
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closed 10/1/2007 via

Scotiabank, acquired TradeFreedom

synopsis: Scotiabank signed a definitive agreement to acquire TradeFreedom Securities Inc., a privately owned and dynamic Canadian online brokerage boutique. The transaction complements product offerings currently available through the Bank's direct investment arm, ScotiaMcLeod Direct Investing.
buyer: Scotiabank (TSX:BNS:$14,975.30)
Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. With more than 58,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve approximately 12 million customers in some 50 countries around the world. "
target: TradeFreedom
TradeFreedom Securities Inc. is Canada's premier online broker for active traders and investors. Since 1999, we have been providing sophisticated online brokerage services, including instant direct access to equities, options, futures, and forex, through better technology at a better price.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/15/2007 via

INVESTools, Inc. merged with thinkorswim Group, Inc.,

synopsis: INVESTools Inc., the market leader in fulfilling the lifelong education needs of self-directed investors, and thinkorswim Group Inc., a leading online brokerage platform serving the execution needs of self-directed investors, have signed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies in a transaction valued at approximately $340 million.
buyer: thinkorswim Group, Inc. (:$371.80)
thinkorswim is a leading online brokerage company specializing in options that also offers customers a broad range of products including equities, futures, mutual funds, and bonds. "
target: INVESTools, Inc. (:$170.33)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats.
price ($mm)
$340
rev ($mm)
$45
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2009 via BusinessWire

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, acquired thinkorswim, Inc.

synopsis: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of thinkorswim Group Inc. This combination enhances TD AMERITRADE’s industry leadership position, solidifying its #1 market share in trades per day and making the firm the new industry leader in the number of options trades placed each day.
buyer: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD:$3,605.00)
TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation, through its brokerage subsidiaries, provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that make it the investment firm of choice for millions of retail investor and independent registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. "
target: thinkorswim, Inc. (:$371.80)
thinkorswim is a leading online brokerage company specializing in options that also offers customers a broad range of products including equities, futures, mutual funds, and bonds.
price ($mm)[EV]
$581 [$593]
rev ($mm)
$372
EBITDA ($mm)
$104
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
5.7x
closed 9/12/2016 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired OptionsHouse

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporation announced that it completed the acquisition of Aperture New Holdings, Inc., the ultimate parent company of OptionsHouse. OptionsHouse is an online broker and value leader dedicated to active traders. OptionsHouse offers advanced trading technology, a full-suite of investment products including equities and futures.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
E*TRADE Financial and its subsidiaries provide financial services including online brokerage and related banking products and services to retail investors. Securities products and services are offered by E*TRADE Securities. Bank products and services are offered by E*TRADE Bank or its subsidiaries. "
target: OptionsHouse
OptionsHouse is an online broker and value leader dedicated to active traders. OptionsHouse offers advanced trading technology, a full-suite of investment products including equities and futures, and first class customer service to all online traders.
price ($mm)
$725
rev ($mm)
$104
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

synopsis: ODL Group Limited (“ODL”), a leading, independent forex, derivatives, equities and commodities broker, has been acquired by US-based FXCM Holdings LLC (“FXCM”), a leading global forex broker that caters to both retail and institutional markets.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: ODL Securities
ODL Securities Limited (ODLS) commenced trading early in 1995. Initially it specialised in derivatives and equities but recently has seen significant growth in foreign exchange, equity CFDs, Corporate and Government bond trading and other over-the-counter (OTC) products.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

TradeFloor Pty Ltd, acquired OpenMarkets

synopsis: Software developer TradeFloor has acquired a controlling stake in OpenMarkets, a digital trading platform that provides retail investors, traders, advisers, robo-advisers, brokers and financial intermediaries with a suite of innovative brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets.
buyer: TradeFloor Pty Ltd
TradeFloor is a must-have application for anyone who trades (or is thinking about trading) Exchange-Traded Options in Australia. They are striving to make options accessible to everyone, regardless of trading knowledge, and provide valuable insights into the risk and reward of trading strategies. "
target: OpenMarkets
OpenMarkets is a digital trading platform that provides retail investors, traders, advisers, robo-advisers, brokers and financial intermediaries with a suite of innovative brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/8/2020 via BusinessWire

The Charles Schwab Corporation, acquired Motif Investing, Inc.

synopsis: The Charles Schwab Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of the technology and intellectual property of Motif, a next-generation online broker offering thematic investing to individual and institutional investors.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,615.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. "
target: Motif Investing, Inc.
Motif is a next-generation online broker offering thematic investing to individual and institutional investors. They are a fintech pioneer that has combined breakthrough technology and data science to deliver customized thematic portfolios to investors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Flatex, will acquire DEGIRO B.V.

synopsis: flatex Bank AG, a leading online brokerage business in Europe, will acquire DEGIRO BV, one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
buyer: Flatex (DB:FLA:$132.15)
Flatex is a leading online brokerage business in Europe. Flatex provides an affordable and mobile online broker-platform with expert service and advice. Flatex offers trading in all common securities such as shares, funds and ETFs in exchange and over-the-counter trading. "
target: DEGIRO B.V.
DEGIRO is one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
price ($mm)
$279
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

synopsis: LYNX, a Dutch specialist in online investing, has acquired TradersOnly, the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
buyer: Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV
LYNX is a Dutch specialist in online investing. LYNX provides investors with access to more than 100 exchanges in 20 countries through its user-friendly trading platform. The company was founded in 2006 and has been active on the Dutch market since 2007. "
target: TradersOnly BV
TradersOnly is the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Ally, acquired TradeKing

synopsis: Ally Financial Inc., one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies, announced that it has acquired TradeKing Group, Inc., a digital wealth management company. TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States.
buyer: Ally (ALLY:$6,378.00)
Ally Financial Inc. is one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies. The company offers a full suite of automotive financing products and services in key markets around the world. "
target: TradeKing
TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States. It offers online trading services in the areas of options, stocks, exchange traded funds, mutual funds, fixed incomes, and foreign exchange funds.
price ($mm)
$275
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2015 via BusinessWire

TradeKing, acquired MB Trading Holdings, LLC

synopsis: TradeKing Group, Inc., an innovator in online brokerage, today announced that its acquisition of MB Trading has officially closed. With the addition of MB Trading’s renowned trading platform, TradeKing now offers a powerful, active trading experience for the most seasoned traders.
buyer: TradeKing
TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States. It offers online trading services in the areas of options, stocks, exchange traded funds, mutual funds, fixed incomes, and foreign exchange funds. "
target: MB Trading Holdings, LLC
MB Trading is a direct access brokerage firm that develops and markets direct access trading technology to online investors, institutions, and qualified destinations. Using a proprietary order routing system, the company allows investors to trade directly to the NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX markets.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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closed 1/10/2008 via Burlington Free Press

Banks.com, Inc., acquired OnLine Investments, Inc.

synopsis: Banks.com, Inc. a leading financial services focused web property, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Online Investments, Inc., including MyStockFund.com, MyStockFundKids.com and an online broker/dealer with a wide array of products, tools, and services.
buyer: Banks.com, Inc. (BNX:$0.00)
Banks.com is a leading Financial Services portal containing a unique breadth and depth of products and services. Our mission is to bring our users and subscribers the most relevant financial information on the web. "
target: OnLine Investments, Inc.
MyStockFund Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, is the broker-dealer offering the unique securities trading platform. OnLine Investments, Inc. the parent of MyStockFund Securities, Inc. has developed the technology to enable convenient and cost-effective Internet-based investment.
price ($mm)
$1.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Interactive Brokers Group
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Interactive Brokers Group, together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and more.
year
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rev ($mm)
$1,045.51
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$12.53
Employees
960
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Ticker: DB:FLA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flatex
Flatex is a leading online brokerage business in Europe. Flatex provides an affordable and mobile online broker-platform with expert service and advice. Flatex offers trading in all common securities such as shares, funds and ETFs in exchange and over-the-counter trading.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$132.15
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$22.59
Employees
524
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Ticker: MF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MF Global Holdings Ltd
MF Global Holdings Ltd
MF Global is one of the world’s leading brokers of commodities and listed derivatives. The firm delivers trading and hedging solutions as a broker-dealer across all major markets for futures and options, commodities, fixed income, equities and foreign exchange.
year
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rev ($mm)
$2,233.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$69.91
EBIT ($mm)
$25.47
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: IBKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group, together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,045.51
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$12.53
Employees
960
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Ticker: MISX:OFCB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Otkritie Financial Corporation Ltd.
Otkritie Financial Corporation Ltd.
OTKRITIE Financial Corporation Ltd. is one of Russia’s leading banking groups which offers its clients and partners the full array of investment banking, commercial banking, brokerage and investment management services.
year
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rev ($mm)
$855.02
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$33.30
Employees
15135
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Ticker: DB:FLA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flatex
Flatex is a leading online brokerage business in Europe. Flatex provides an affordable and mobile online broker-platform with expert service and advice. Flatex offers trading in all common securities such as shares, funds and ETFs in exchange and over-the-counter trading.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$132.15
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$22.59
Employees
524
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Ticker: BSE:512165
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ABans Enterprises
ABans Enterprises
ABans Enterprises is an Indian company engaged in the business of trading, processing, broking and consulting in all kind of commodities. ABans is in the business of trading in agriculture commodities, precious metals, shares, currencies, and derivatives of all kind in electronic exchanges.
year
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rev ($mm)
$216.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.15
EBIT ($mm)
$2.06
Net Income ($mm)
$2.08
Employees
5
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Ticker: STT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
State Street Corporation
State Street Corporation
State Street Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11,734.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,450.00
Employees
38113
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Ticker: NMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$16,764.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,560.91
EBIT ($mm)
$2,646.31
Net Income ($mm)
$346.80
Employees
35697
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Ticker: ASX:CHF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charter Pacific Corp. Ltd.
Charter Pacific Corporation Limited, a diversified investment company, focuses on investing in the mining and resources, and agri-business sectors. Charter Pacific Corporation Limited was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Surfers Paradise, Australia.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$0.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:MNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&G plc
M&G plc
M&G is an international savings and investment business. M&G serves customers through two brands: M&G Investments - an asset manager; and Prudential which manages long-term savings, investments and retirement solutions. M&G manages investments for both individuals and large institutional investors.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$41,560.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,143.02
EBIT ($mm)
$5,027.70
Net Income ($mm)
$1,403.90
Employees
6000
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Ticker: LM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legg Mason, Inc.
Legg Mason, Inc.
Legg Mason is a global asset management firm that provides active asset management in many major investment centers throughout the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2,660.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$492.47
EBIT ($mm)
$436.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SWX:PGHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors worldwide. They have USD 66 billion in assets under management and more than 950 professionals across 19 offices worldwide.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,024.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$626.28
EBIT ($mm)
$620.16
Net Income ($mm)
$587.63
Employees
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Ticker: SEHK:474
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hao Tian Development Group Limited
Hao Tian Development Group Limited
Hao Tian Development Group Limited is an integrated investment group company that is focused on financial businesses. Through its subsidiaries the group offers money lending services, logistics and warehousing services, and engages in the trading of commodities.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
358
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