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closed 10/12/2016 via Company Press Release

Embark Group, acquired The Adviser Centre

synopsis: Embark Group has acquired The Adviser Centre, the award-winning online investment research and consultancy service, from City Financial. The Adviser Centre provides a wealth of information including one-page fund factsheets, Bulletins, Guidance notes, IA Sector Overviews, market views and blogs.
buyer: Embark Group
Embark Group is committed to acquiring, holding and developing for the long term, a range of financial services’ businesses in the UK and internationally. They have experience in developing businesses by providing access to the latest online technology and financial capital to help them grow. "
target parent: City Financial Investment Company Limited
target: The Adviser Centre
The Adviser Centre is an online, free-to-air research and consultancy service, designed for financial advisers. Their service features impartial fund research, IA Sector Overviews, regular commentaries and more.
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closed 9/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Capital IQ, acquired TheMarkets.com

synopsis: Capital IQ, a leading provider of data and analytics for global financial professionals, has acquired the research and estimates business of TheMarkets.com. TheMarkets.com is a premier provider of third party equity and fixed income research, earnings models, and estimates to more than 2,400 institutional investment management firms worldwide.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Capital IQ
Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, delivers comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research and analysis solutions to over 4,200 investment management firms, investment banks, private equity funds, advisory firms, corporations, and universities worldwide. "
target: TheMarkets.com
TheMarkets.com is the proven standard for investment research and workflow technologies to institutional investment firms worldwide. TheMarkets.com enables investors to streamline access to diverse providers of investment research through efficient workflow technologies.
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announced 8/31/2021 via PR Newswire

OpenExchange, Inc., will acquire Nucleus195, LLC

synopsis: OpenExchange has agreed to acquire Nucleus195, whose online platform represents a leading marketplace for independent investment research and market intelligence. Nucleus195's global network of over 150 independent research houses, broker-dealers, and research boutiques will now have a new way to be discovered via OpenExchange.tv.
buyer: OpenExchange, Inc.
OpenExchange video-enables the vital daily communications of the financial services and professional investment industry and its clients with advanced one-to-one, one-to-many, and many-to-many video technologies, tools, and services. "
target: Nucleus195, LLC
Nucleus195 provides investors with a single access point to the best and most valuable investment ideas and market intelligence from independent research houses and research boutiques around the globe.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Seeking Alpha, acquired CressCap

synopsis: Seeking Alpha, the world's largest platform for equity analysis, announced the acquisition of CressCap, a next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. CressCap is a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
buyer: Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha is the leading provider of stock market opinion and analysis from blogs, money managers and investment newsletters, and a provider of its own high-value, complementary financial content. "
target: CressCap
CressCap Investment Research has developed the next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. They are a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: S&P Global announced that it has successfully completed its sale of S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity and Fund Research (Equity Research) business to CFRA, a leading independent provider of forensic accounting research, analytics and advisory services.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
seller parent: S&P Global
seller: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity Resarch provides access to financial analysis for wealth advisors and institutional investors. S&P Global Market Intelligence collects and analyzes vast volumes of content, turning into actionable intelligence on the global financial markets and industries.
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closed 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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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.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

synopsis: Robert Schwob, a popular figure in the asset management world, has sold majority control of Style Research, his asset management data provider, to mid-market private equity firm Lyceum Capital. Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital partners with entrepreneurial management teams and unlocks growth potential by providing capital, operations and development support and help with targeted acquisitions. Lyceum typically invests between £5m and £50m of equity in fast-growing, UK-headquartered, mid-sized businesses. "
target: Style Research
Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications. The services are delivered on a SaaS-based platform that supports a range of devices.
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announced 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

ABG Sundal Collier AB, will acquire Introduce

synopsis: ABG Sundal Collier AB, an independent, Nordic investment banking powerhouse, has agreed to acquire the leading Swedish investor relations and sponsored research platform Introduce. Introduce offers comprehensive financial information and professional analysis on small and medium sized listed companies in Sweden.
buyer: ABG Sundal Collier AB (OB:ASC:$155.20)
Based in Norway, ABG Sundal Collier is an independent, Nordic investment banking powerhouse. ABG provides financial and strategic advice to help clients find creative solutions that optimize their long term value creation and help them to achieve their objectives. "
target parent: Remium AB
target: Introduce
Based in Sweden, Introduce is an investor relations and sponsored research platform. They offer comprehensive financial information and professional analysis on small and medium sized listed companies in Sweden. They serve approximately 100 companies in the mid cap and small cap segment.
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cancelled 11/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

Kensington Leasing, Ltd., cancelled an acquisition of WealthMakers, Ltd.

synopsis: Kensington Leasing, Ltd. cancelled the acquisition of Wealthmakers Ltd.
buyer: Kensington Leasing, Ltd. (KNSL:$0.00)
Kensington Leasing, Ltd. is a development stage company and intends to lease specialized computer equipment and provide support services for professionals. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Redlands, California. "
target: WealthMakers, Ltd.
WealthMakers is a web-based predictive research technology company that connects to automated trading platforms for stocks, indexes, bonds, options, commodities and currencies and can trade in up to 80 markets around the world in a single universal account provided by a leading online broker.
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announced 3/23/2021 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Calypso Technology Inc

synopsis: Thoma Bravo is to acquire Calypso Technology, Inc. from international private equity group Bridgepoint and global growth investor Summit Partners. Calypso Technology, Inc. is a cloud-enabled provider of cross-asset front-to-back solutions and managed services for financial markets with over 40000 users in 60+ countries.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Calypso Technology Inc
Calypso Technology, Inc. is a cloud-enabled provider of cross-asset front-to-back solutions and managed services for financial markets with over 40000 users in 60+ countries.
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announced 5/10/2016 via BusinessWire

Leucadia National Corp, will acquire Majestic Research, LLC

synopsis: Leucadia National Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ITG Investment Research, LLC (formerly known as Majestic Research) from Investment Technology Group (“ITG”). ITG Investment Research is a leading provider of big data analytics and research to institutional, corporate, and private equity clients.
buyer: Leucadia National Corp (LUK:$10,512.84)
Leucadia National Corporation is a financial services holding company principally engaged in providing commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, banking and lending services; manufacture of plastic netting; own and operate gold mines; provide real estate investment trust services. "
target parent: Investment Technology Group, Inc.
target: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with their innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data.
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closed 10/25/2010 via PR Newswire

Investment Technology Group, Inc., acquired Majestic Research, LLC

synopsis: Investment Technology Group, Inc., a leading agency broker and financial technology firm, announced that it has acquired Majestic Research Corp., an independent provider of data-driven equity research for the institutional investment community. Going forward, Majestic will be known as ITG Investment Research.
buyer: Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG:$505.52)
Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG), is an independent agency research broker that partners with asset managers globally to improve performance throughout the investment process. ITG is a leader in electronic trading since launching the POSIT® crossing network in 1987. "
target: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with our innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data.
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closed 5/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Liquidnet, Inc., acquired RSRCHXchange

synopsis: Liquidnet announced that it has acquired RSRCHXchange, a leading marketplace and aggregator for institutional research. RSRCHXchange’s research marketplace and distribution network digitizes massive amounts of content and provides a centralized, cloud-based hub that allows providers to deliver research, and asset managers to efficiently source it.
buyer: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network. Liquidnet's network spans 46 markets across six continents and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers. "
target: RSRCHXchange
RSRCHXchange is the award-winning marketplace and aggregator for institutional research. The RSRCHX platform enables asset management firms to read, purchase and monitor research and analyst interactions from banks, brokers & boutique providers in a more efficient and transparent way.
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closed 2/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Campden Media, acquired The Institute for Private Investors

synopsis: Campden Media, which serves ultra-affluent business-owning and financial families worldwide, announced that it has acquired the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), one of the first and premier firms providing services to ultra high-net-worth individuals and private investors in the United States.
buyer parent: Matrix Private Equity Partners
buyer: Campden Media
Campden Media, founded in 1987, provides education, news, research, conferences and other networking opportunities to principals of ultra high-net-worth financial and business-owning families, the family office executives and trusted advisors who serve them. "
target: The Institute for Private Investors
The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) is a trusted provider of educational and networking resources for ultra high-net-worth investors. Founded in 1991, IPI provides a safe haven for investors to communicate with each other, and their advisors, about their wealth management approach.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Acuity Trading, acquired Signal Centre

synopsis: Acuity Analytics, the parent company of financial technology firm Acuity Trading, announced that it has completed its first acquisition with the purchase of research firm Signal Centre, formerly PIA First. Signal Centre was founded in 2007 as an independent research firm to serve professional clients’ central need for trading signals.
buyer: Acuity Trading
Acuity Trading is a sentiment-based technology company focused on bringing Big Data solutions to the retail and institutional investment communities, including online brokers and platform providers, and corporate clients with bespoke data and analytics needs. "
target: Signal Centre
Signal Centre was founded in 2007 as an independent research firm to serve professional clients’ central need for trading signals. The focus was providing solid technical based trade ideas to Fund managers, hedge funds and central banks.
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closed 3/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Institutional Investor Inc., acquired Extel

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor has acquired Extel from WeConvene, and it will integrate Extel into its Institutional Investor Research business. Extel runs the annual independent survey of quality across the European equities investment community, providing an unparalleled data-set to help clients analyse and drive their market understanding.
buyer parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
buyer: Institutional Investor Inc.
Institutional Investor is a leading international business to business publisher, focused primarily on international finance. It publishes magazines, newsletters and journals as well as research, directories, books and maps. "
target parent: WeConvene
target: Extel
Extel conducts market studies across all three sides of the European Equities investment community, delivering a comprehensive range of rankings, market trends and sentiment insights. The Extel Survey is the largest study of its kind worldwide, with over 16,000 participants from 93 countries.
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closed 10/12/2016 via Company Press Release

Embark Group, acquired The Adviser Centre

synopsis: Embark Group has acquired The Adviser Centre, the award-winning online investment research and consultancy service, from City Financial. The Adviser Centre provides a wealth of information including one-page fund factsheets, Bulletins, Guidance notes, IA Sector Overviews, market views and blogs.
buyer: Embark Group
Embark Group is committed to acquiring, holding and developing for the long term, a range of financial services’ businesses in the UK and internationally. They have experience in developing businesses by providing access to the latest online technology and financial capital to help them grow. "
target parent: City Financial Investment Company Limited
target: The Adviser Centre
The Adviser Centre is an online, free-to-air research and consultancy service, designed for financial advisers. Their service features impartial fund research, IA Sector Overviews, regular commentaries and more.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Embark Group, acquired DISCUS (Discretionary Investment Services Coming Under Scrutiny) Ltd.

synopsis: Retirement solutions provider Embark Group, which also owns The Adviser Centre, has acquired DISCUS, a discretionary investment insight business. DISCUS Ltd curates and publishes relevant content on the DISCUS website, supplied by discretionary investment contributors and other well-known personalities in the financial services profession.
buyer: Embark Group
Embark Group is committed to acquiring, holding and developing for the long term, a range of financial services’ businesses in the UK and internationally. They have experience in developing businesses by providing access to the latest online technology and financial capital to help them grow. "
target: DISCUS (Discretionary Investment Services Coming Under Scrutiny) Ltd.
DISCUS Ltd is an innovative financial services business designed to deliver quality insight, discussion and information on the outsourced investment market, particularly discretionary propositions, to financial advisers and other professionals.
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closed 10/12/2016 via Company Press Release

Embark Group, acquired The Adviser Centre

synopsis: Embark Group has acquired The Adviser Centre, the award-winning online investment research and consultancy service, from City Financial. The Adviser Centre provides a wealth of information including one-page fund factsheets, Bulletins, Guidance notes, IA Sector Overviews, market views and blogs.
buyer: Embark Group
Embark Group is committed to acquiring, holding and developing for the long term, a range of financial services’ businesses in the UK and internationally. They have experience in developing businesses by providing access to the latest online technology and financial capital to help them grow. "
target parent: City Financial Investment Company Limited
target: The Adviser Centre
The Adviser Centre is an online, free-to-air research and consultancy service, designed for financial advisers. Their service features impartial fund research, IA Sector Overviews, regular commentaries and more.
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announced 5/15/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aion Bank, acquired ETFmatic LTD

synopsis: Aion Bank, a full-service digital bank based in Brussels, has acquired ETFmatic, a London-based robo-advisor and Aion’s partner since last year. The deal has been approved by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). ETFmatic’s proprietary investment platform and management team will be integrated into Aion’s operations.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Aion Bank
Aion, based in Belgium, is a subscription-only digital bank with a modern human touch, offering a wide range of services to individual and business customers. Seated in Brussels, it operates under a Belgian banking licence and offers customers convenient ways to optimize savings and expenses. "
target: ETFmatic LTD
ETFmatic, based in the UK, provides their customers with an easy way to manage their investment goals. The Company uses index based investment strategies and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to construct and manage investment portfolios tailored to their customers' personal preferences and situations.
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announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

synopsis: PFGBEST announced that it is purchasing the customer assets of Alaron. It will be formed into a new division called ATD, a division of PFGBEST. Both companies have been leaders in the futures industry for 20 years, through the evolution of online trading that helped level the playing field for retail futures market participants.
buyer: PFGBEST
PFGBEST is the second-largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchant, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. "
target: Alaron Futures & Options
Alaron, founded in 1989 in Chicago, provides electronic and pit-based futures trading and asset management services to institutions and retail clients on five continents. Alaron built upon its core business by integrating global trading systems and analysis techniques used by professional traders.
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closed 1/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

synopsis: Consumer financial services platform SoFi has acquired 8 Securities, a Hong Kong-based investing app. Targeted to personal investors, 8 Securities will rebrand to SoFi Hong Kong and will begin launching services in other markets in addition to Hong Kong. 8 Securities was the first mobile-only investment service and robo-advisor to launch in Asia.
buyer: SoFi
SoFi is a values-driven company on a mission to help members get their money right. They create modern financial products and services that help people borrow, save, spend, invest, and protect their money better, so that they can achieve financial independence and realize their ambitions. "
target: 8 Securities Limited
Hong Kong-based 8 Securities is a cloud-based brokerage platform that provides simple, transparent, and affordable mobile investing solutions. The company allows users to trade over 15,000 US and Hong Kong stocks and exchange traded funds as much as they like free of commission.
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announced 1/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

synopsis: Wealthsimple Financial Inc., Canada's leading online investing service, announced it has acquired Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc., the country's first automated investment manager.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: ShareOwner
ShareOwner (Canadian ShareOwner Investments) has been providing independent investment education and low-cost investing services to retail investors since 1987.
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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.
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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.
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announced 2/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Alternative Investment Partners, will acquire GO Markets Pty Limited

synopsis: The Board of AIP Global Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an agreement with My First Investments Limited to acquire a controlling interest in Australian-based GO Markets Pty Limited, a leading online financial services business headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
buyer: Alternative Investment Partners
Established in 2002, Alternative Investment Partners is a full-service global investment banking and securities firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, offering fund distribution services and a wide range of sophisticated, value-added investment banking services. "
target: GO Markets Pty Limited
GO Markets is a multi award-winning Australian registered company providing online-based financial services to an extensive client base in Australia and overseas. It offers regulated financial services including Margin FX, Securities and Derivatives.
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closed 10/13/2011 via BusinessWire

FXCM Inc., acquired Foreland Forex Co., Ltd.

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, ("FX"), trading and related services worldwide, announced that its subsidiary FXCM Japan Securities Co., Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Japanese FX broker Foreland Forex Co., Ltd.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
Forex Capital Markets LLC is one of the Largest Forex Dealer Members. More than 125,000 live accounts are traded on FXCM trading platforms. As of January 2009, an average of $500 billion in notional volume is traded each month on FXCM trading platform. "
target: Foreland Forex Co., Ltd.
Foreland Forex Co., Ltd. offers retail foreign exchange services. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 9/21/2011 via PR Newswire

FXDD, acquired Frontier FX

synopsis: FXDD Europe, a leader in online Forex trading and education, announced it has acquired the business of Dublin based Frontier FX, a leading international Forex broker. Frontier FX provides a multi-bank electronic trading platform for Spot and Forward foreign exchange services with a primary focus on professional traders.
buyer: FXDD
FXDD is a leader in online Forex trading and education, dedicated to providing superior customer service, powerful trading technology, and reliable streaming liquidity. It provides services to individual and institutional traders, hedge funds, commercial entities, brokerage firms and money managers "
target: Frontier FX
Frontier FX provides a multi-bank electronic trading platform for Spot and Forward foreign exchange services with a primary focus on professional traders. The company offers such services to banks, fund managers, hedge funds and CTA's enabling them to trade the global FX market.
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announced 5/28/2008 via Company Press Release

Saxo Bank, will acquire Cambiste

synopsis: Danish online investment bank Saxo is acquiring Cambiste, a French provider of Web-based foreign exchange trading services, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer: Saxo Bank
Saxo Bank A/S is a global investment bank specialising in online investments in international Capital Markets. Saxo Bank enables clients to trade currencies, shares, CFDs, futures, options and other derivatives, as well as providing portfolio management via our online trading platform, SaxoTrader. "
target: Cambiste
Cambiste is the only forex broker fully regulated by Banque de France. The company was launched by Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier who wanted to offer an in-shore currency trading solution, compliant with french regulation. Cambiste has quickly attracted a large number of active currency traders.
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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
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
EV / rev
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closed 1/24/2020 via PE Hub

Purpose Advisor Solutions, acquired Wealthsimple

synopsis: Purpose Advisor Solutions, a new financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own business, has acquired Wealthsimple, an online investment manager that builds a personal, low-cost portfolio for user.
buyer: Purpose Advisor Solutions
Purpose Advisor Solutions is a new financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own business. Their team is passionate about helping advisors and is building a new business model to provide what they need to thrive and succeed."
target: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is an online investment manager that builds a personal, low-cost portfolio for user. They are on a mission to bring smarter financial services to everybody, regardless of age or net worth.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

synopsis: VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, has acquired Smartly, a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
buyer: VinaCapital Investment Management
Founded in 2003, VinaCapital is one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, with a diversified portfolio of USD1.8 billion in assets under management. "
target: Smartly Pte Ltd
Smartly is a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
price ($mm)
rev ($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 ($mm)
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FinLab AG
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Charter Pacific Corp. Ltd.
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$10.79
EBITDA ($mm)
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Nomura Holdings, Inc.
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
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M&G plc
M&G plc
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rev ($mm)
$41,560.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,143.02
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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State Street Corporation
State Street Corporation
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EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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$2,374.00
Employees
39000
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Legg Mason, Inc.
Legg Mason, Inc.
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rev ($mm)
$2,660.84
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group Holding AG
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rev ($mm)
$1,497.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$952.53
EBIT ($mm)
$942.21
Net Income ($mm)
$856.43
Employees
0
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MF Global Holdings Ltd
MF Global Holdings Ltd
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EBITDA ($mm)
$69.91
EBIT ($mm)
$25.47
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group
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2015
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$1,045.51
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$12.53
Employees
960
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Otkritie Financial Corporation Ltd.
Otkritie Financial Corporation Ltd.
OTKRITIE Financial Corporation Ltd. is one of Russia’s leading banking groups which offers its clients and partners the full array of investment banking, commercial banking, brokerage and investment management services.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
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AMP Limited
AMP is the leading independent wealth management company in Australia and New Zealand. AMP has the largest financial advice network in Australia and New Zealand with more than 4,400 aligned and employed financial advisers. They manage more than $215 billion in assets for their customers.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$10,662.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,130.31
EBIT ($mm)
$2,081.74
Net Income ($mm)
$737.68
Employees
5400
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Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Resources is a global investment management organization operating, together with its subsidiaries, as Franklin Templeton. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes, including equity, fixed income, alternatives, and custom multi-asset solutions.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$5,680.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,606.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,553.30
Net Income ($mm)
$981.90
Employees
0
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Invesco Ltd.
Invesco Ltd.
Invesco Ltd. is a leading independent global investment management firm, dedicated to helping investors worldwide achieve their financial objectives. Invesco provides a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to their clients around the world.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$5,630.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,492.60
EBIT ($mm)
$1,331.00
Net Income ($mm)
$563.50
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