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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GO Markets Pty Limited, acquired Galactus Ltd

synopsis: GO Markets, an Australian provider of online CFD trading services, has acquired Galactus Ltd, a Cyprus-based firm that provides global market access and understands concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading.
buyer: GO Markets Pty Limited
GO Markets is an Australian provider of online CFD trading services. They are always committed in refining their technology, tailored services and client education and have positioned themselves firmly as a trusted and leading Australian regulated broker. "
target: Galactus Ltd
Galactus is a Cyprus-based firm providing global market access. They understand concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading. Therefore, they rebuild traders’ confidence with clients’ perspective in mind to address the risks they face.
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closed 9/14/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Rakuten Securities, Inc., acquired FXCM Asia Limited

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange (FX) trading and related services, announced the sale of FXCM Asia Limited ("FXCM Hong Kong") to Rakuten Securities, Inc. The company provides comprehensive blend of brokerage services to the retail investors.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Securities, Inc.
Rakuten Securities, Inc. the Investment Professional of the Rakuten Group. They provide comprehensive blend of brokerage services to the retail investors. "
target parent: FXCM Inc.
target: FXCM Asia Limited
FXCM Asia was established to make forex trading services more accessible to their clients all over Asia. Through the Hong Kong office, FXCM Asia is able to provide a much higher level of service to their many valued Asian clients, and bring them personalized, face-to-face assistance and more.
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$38
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., acquired City Index Group Limited

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a company that provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, announced that it has acquired City Index Limited, a leading online trading firm specializing in contracts-for-difference, forex and UK spread betting.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital Holdings provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities. "
target parent: Intercapital Private Group Ltd.
target: City Index Group Limited
City Index (Holdings) Ltd. is a global provider of retail trading services including spread betting (UK only), CFDs and margin forex. The firm trades primarily under the City Index, Finspreads, FX Solutions and IFX Markets brands with core markets in the UK, Middle East and the Asia Pacific.
price ($mm)
$117
rev ($mm)
$125
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
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0.9x
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11.0x
closed 8/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired MatchNow

synopsis: Exchange operator Cboe Global Markets has acquired Canada’s largest “dark pool” stock trading platform, MATCHNow, from Virtu Financial. MATCHNow® consistently captures over 5% market share across all Canadian equities and ETFs.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$2,815.00)
Cboe is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors. The company is committed to defining markets and driving global marketplaces forward through product innovation, leading-edge technology and seamless trading solutions."
target parent: Madison Tyler Holdings, LLC
target: MatchNow
TriAct Canada Marketplace LP operates MATCHNow®, Canada’s premier broker-neutral dark pool. MATCHNow® consistently captures over 5% market share across all Canadian equities and ETFs.
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$7
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announced 2/28/2020 via PR Newswire

INTL FCStone Inc., will acquire GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a US-based provider of online trading services, is to be acquired by INTL FCStone Inc., a financial services organization. GAIN provides market access and trade execution services in foreign exchange, contracts for difference and exchange-based products to retail investors.
buyer: INTL FCStone Inc. (INTL:$37,434.30)
INTL FCStone Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of execution, risk management and advisory services, market intelligence, and clearing services across asset classes and markets around the world. "
target: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital Holding provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$236 [($746)]
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$213
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on offer 4/9/2013 via BusinessWire

FXCM Inc., offer to acquire GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, or FX, trading and related services, announced it is proposing to merge with and acquire GAIN Capital Holdings LLC., global provider of retail trading services. The combined company is expected to be an industry leader and accretive to all parties.
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: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital Holdings is a global provider of online trading services. Its innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange, contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products.
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$210
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closed 5/30/2018 via Company Press Release

360T, acquired GTX Ltd.

synopsis: Deutsche Börse Group’s Foreign Exchange unit 360T is expanding its participation in the global FX market and presence in the US by acquiring the GTX ECN business from GAIN Capital Holdings Inc. GTX operates electronic trading venues and provides agency execution and clearing services for buy and sell-side institutional FX market participants.
buyer parent: Deutsche Börse Group
buyer: 360T
360T is the leading global provider of web-based trading technology. This best-in-class trading technology enables clients to trade OTC financial instruments, particularly foreign exchange (FX) and short term money market products, as well as FX and interest rate derivatives. "
target parent: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
target: GTX Ltd.
GTX operates electronic trading venues and provides agency execution and clearing services for buy and sell-side institutional FX market participants.
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$100
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closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

MarketAxess Holdings, Inc., acquired LiquidityEdge

synopsis: MarketAxess Holdings Inc., the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed-income markets, has acquired LiquidityEdge, a leading provider of an electronic U.S. Treasuries marketplace.
buyer: MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. (MKTX:$615.14)
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets. "
target: LiquidityEdge
Established in 2015, LiquidityEdge offers a bespoke trading ecosystem to connect a community of dealers, market-makers and institutional investors to trade in the $500 billion average-daily-volume U.S. Treasury market.
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$150
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closed 1/31/2017 via BusinessWire

NYSE, acquired National Stock Exchange

synopsis: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), part of Intercontinental Exchange, announced that it completed its acquisition of the National Stock Exchange, Inc. (NSX), now renamed NYSE National, Inc. The National Stock Exchange, headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform.
buyer parent: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
buyer: NYSE (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services. NYSE Group includes exchanges, market data and connectivity services. "
target parent: CBOE Holdings, Inc.
target: National Stock Exchange
The National Stock Exchange (NSX), headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform. Originally founded as the Cincinnati Stock Exchange, NSX became the first all-electronic exchange in the U.S. in 1980.
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announced 9/29/2011 via PR Newswire

CBOE Stock Exchange, LLC, will acquire National Stock Exchange

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

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

synopsis: BATS Global Markets (BATS) announced the completion of the Chi-X Europe acquisition. Chi-X Europe operates the largest pan-European equity multilateral trading facility (MTF). BATS intends to combine the BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe MTFs, which will be known as BATS Chi-X Europe.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets (BATS) is an innovative global financial markets technology company based in the Kansas City, MO. The BATS trading platforms are internally developed by a dedicated team of market and technology professionals with BATS Exchange (BZX), the third-largest US securities exchange. "
target parent: Nomura Holdings, Inc.
target: Chi-X Europe Limited
Chi-X Europe operates a multilateral trading facility for the trading of more than 1,300 of the most liquid securities across 25 indices and 15 major European markets, as well as exchange traded funds, exchange traded commodities and international depositary receipts.
price ($mm)
$300
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announced 12/21/2009 via Company Press Release

Turquoise will be merged with Baikal Global, Ltd.,

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) and Turquoise Trading Limited (Turquoise) announced their agreement to create a new pan-European trading venture through a merger of the businesses of Turquoise and Baikal Global Limited (Baikal).
buyer parent: London Stock Exchange Group plc
buyer: Baikal Global, Ltd.
Baikal, part of the London Stock Exchange Group, will be a pan-European Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) complemented by a Liquidity Aggregation Service which seeks out liquidity in over 20 venues across 14 countries. "
target: Turquoise
Turquoise provides electronic execution services to buyers and sellers of pan-European equities, delivering differentiated value throughout the trading process.
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closed 3/18/2009 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital, acquired Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings Inc., a global provider of online foreign exchange trading services, announced that it has acquired a controlling stake in Fortune Capital Co. Ltd, a privately-owned provider of forex trading services in Japan.
buyer: GAIN Capital (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital is a market leader in the rapidly growing online foreign exchange industry. Founded in 1999 by Wall Street veterans, GAIN now services clients from more than 140 countries and supports average trade volume in excess of $200 billion per month with its customers and counterparties. "
target: Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2002, Fortune Capital provides online foreign exchange trading services in Japan. Fortune Capital offers FX traders the highest possible level of price transparency via real time streaming quotes, and a speed of execution that's unmatched in the marketplace.
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closed 3/13/2015 via BusinessWire

BATS Global Markets, Inc., acquired KCG Hotspot FX

synopsis: BATS Global Markets (BATS) completed its acquisition of Hotspot FX, a leading institutional foreign exchange (FX) market, from KCG Holdings. Hotspot FX brings the powerful benefits of an independent, transparent ECN marketplace structure to institutional foreign exchange trading.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. "
target parent: KCG Holdings, Inc.
target: KCG Hotspot FX
Hotspot FX brings the powerful benefits of an independent, transparent ECN marketplace structure to institutional foreign exchange trading. These benefits include full depth-of-book view, centralized price discovery, direct and anonymous market access.
price ($mm)
$365
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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Knight Capital Group, Inc., acquired Hotspot FX, Inc.

synopsis: Knight Capital Group, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Hotspot FX, Inc., a privately held firm, in an all-cash deal for $77.5 million. Hotspot, which provides institutions and dealers with spot foreign exchange trade execution through an advanced, fully electronic platform, is a separate subsidiary of Knight Capital Group.
buyer: Knight Capital Group, Inc. (KCG:$1,211.64)
Knight Capital Group, Inc. is a global financial services firm that provides market access and trade execution services across multiple asset classes to buy- and sell-side firms. "
target: Hotspot FX, Inc.
Hotspot FX, Inc. operates a leading spot FX marketplace for institutions, in addition to a retail platform. Both marketplaces provide anonymous, instantaneous, direct access trading on live, executable, streaming prices supplied by leading foreign exchange banks and financial institutions.
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$78
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closed 2/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Kraken, acquired Crypto Facilities

synopsis: Kraken, the largest Bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity, announced the acquisition of Crypto Facilities, a world-leading, regulated cryptocurrency trading platform and index provider based in the UK.
buyer: Kraken
Kraken is the largest Bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity and also trading Canadian dollars, US dollars, British pounds and Japanese yen. Kraken is consistently rated the best and most secure Bitcoin exchange by independent news media. "
target: Crypto Facilities
Crypto Facilities is a world-leading cryptocurrency trading platform, offering individuals and institutions regulated, transparent and secure derivatives trading 24/7/365. They are based in London, UK.
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announced 5/14/2013 via GlobeNewswire

INTL FCStone Inc., will acquire The Cleartrade Exchange Pte Ltd.

synopsis: INTL FCStone Inc., a provider of execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and international securities, announced that it has agreed with Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX) to acquire immediate voting control and the right to acquire up to 90% of equity interest over a five-year period.
buyer: INTL FCStone Inc. (INTL:$37,434.30)
INTL FCStone Inc. provides execution and advisory services in commodities, currencies and international securities. INTL's businesses, which include the commodities advisory and transaction execution firm FCStone Group, serve more than 20,000 customers. "
target: The Cleartrade Exchange Pte Ltd.
Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX) is an electronic global marketplace for futures and swaps commodity derivatives. Cleartrade Exchange operates a regulated futures market as a licensed Recognised Market Operator (RMO) regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
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closed 1/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

t0.com, acquired Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Financial technology firm t0.com, Inc., has formed Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC after acquiring the assets of Singapore-based Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd. The addition of Blue Ocean Technologies to the t0 portfolio of companies further expands the fintech leader’s presence and range of services in the global financial ecosystem.
buyer parent: Overstock.com, Inc.
buyer: t0.com
t0.com, Inc. focuses on the development and commercialization of financial technology (fintech) based on cryptographically-secured, decentralized ledgers – more commonly known as blockchain technologies. "
target: Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd.
Blue Ocean Technologies will offer the first transparent, electronic marketplace for trading U.S.-listed securities during non-U.S. trading hours. This electronic marketplace creates a new opportunity to manage risk and take advantage of opportunities created outside of U.S. regular trading hours.
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closed 7/1/2013 via PR Newswire

NASDAQ OMX, acquired eSpeed, Inc.

synopsis: BGC Partners, Inc. announced that it closed the sale of eSpeed to NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. NASDAQ OMX purchased the eSpeed brand name and various assets comprising the fully electronic portion of BGC's benchmark on-the-run U.S. Treasury brokerage, market data and co-location service businesses.
buyer: NASDAQ OMX (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,262.00)
The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. "
target parent: BGC Partners L.P.
target: eSpeed, Inc.
The eSpeed platform operates multiple buyer, multiple seller real-time electronic marketplaces for the global capital markets, including the world's largest government bond markets and other fixed income and foreign exchange marketplaces. 
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
12.3x
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announced 12/18/2006 via finextra.com

Euronext N.V., will acquire SecFinex, Ltd.

synopsis: Euronext is to acquire a 51% stake in European securities lending platform SecFinex. The Exchange says the acquisition will enable SecFinex to extend its client base to members of Euronext and Euronext.liffe, and ultimately to improved post-trade processing.
buyer parent: New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
buyer: Euronext N.V. (ENXTPA:ENX:$721.90)
Euronext N.V. is the world's first cross border exchange business. It provides services for cash markets in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal, and for derivatives in the UK. Euronext's services range from public offerings to trading facilities for cash instruments and derivatives. "
target: SecFinex, Ltd.
SecFinex provides an efficient and impartial trading platform for securities financing professionals to meet and execute trades worldwide in Dutch, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss and UK equity markets.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GO Markets Pty Limited, acquired Galactus Ltd

synopsis: GO Markets, an Australian provider of online CFD trading services, has acquired Galactus Ltd, a Cyprus-based firm that provides global market access and understands concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading.
buyer: GO Markets Pty Limited
GO Markets is an Australian provider of online CFD trading services. They are always committed in refining their technology, tailored services and client education and have positioned themselves firmly as a trusted and leading Australian regulated broker. "
target: Galactus Ltd
Galactus is a Cyprus-based firm providing global market access. They understand concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading. Therefore, they rebuild traders’ confidence with clients’ perspective in mind to address the risks they face.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GO Markets Pty Limited, acquired Galactus Ltd

synopsis: GO Markets, an Australian provider of online CFD trading services, has acquired Galactus Ltd, a Cyprus-based firm that provides global market access and understands concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading.
buyer: GO Markets Pty Limited
GO Markets is an Australian provider of online CFD trading services. They are always committed in refining their technology, tailored services and client education and have positioned themselves firmly as a trusted and leading Australian regulated broker. "
target: Galactus Ltd
Galactus is a Cyprus-based firm providing global market access. They understand concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading. Therefore, they rebuild traders’ confidence with clients’ perspective in mind to address the risks they face.
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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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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 $500 billion in notional volume is traded each month on FXCM trading platform. "
target: Foreland Forex Co., Ltd.
Foreland Forex Co., Ltd. offers retail foreign exchange services. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$17
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$9
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2.0x
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 8/6/2018 via Company Press Release

AxiCorp, will acquire One Financial Markets

synopsis: Australian-owned Forex (FX) and Contracts For Difference (CFD) trading provider AxiCorp has announced that it will acquire UK-headquartered One Financial Markets (OFM). OFM is an award-winning global online broker providing trading facilities for retail and institutional investors.
buyer: AxiCorp
AxiCorp is a leading global provider of margin and deliverable Foreign Exchange, Contracts For Difference (CFDs) and Financial Spread betting. Their major brands are AxiTrader, AxiPrime, AxiSelect and AxiForex. They offer fully regulated Retail and Institutional trading. "
target parent: KBBO Group
target: One Financial Markets
One Financial Markets is a global, award winning, online broker providing 24/5 trading facilities to retail and institutional investors in forex and CFDs on indices, commodities, energies, bonds and futures.
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closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

GCM Prime, purchased Institutional Clients Book from CapMar Financial

synopsis: GCM Prime has just closed a deal to acquire the customer books and certain assets of Capital Market Services UK Ltd (CMS), an FXP International Ltd wholly-owned subsidiary. The acquired business unit focuses on providing institutional clients foreign exchange and CFD offerings and technology solutions.
buyer: GCM Prime
GCM Prime understands that trade optimization requires a comprehensive focus on front, middle and back office support. With decades of experience in managing FX liquidity relationships, their prime brokerage specialists deliver solutions for every trading challenge. "
seller parent: Prime Mantle Corporation PLC
seller: CapMar Financial
Capital Market Services UK Ltdl's institutional clients book focuses on providing institutional clients foreign exchange and CFD offerings and technology solutions. Capital Market Services UK Ltd focuses exclusively in the institutional space with “prime of prime” and White Label offerings.
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announced 7/1/2015 via Reuters

Playtech plc, will acquire Ava Trade

synopsis: Playtech Plc said it has agreed to buy currency trading platform Ava Trade for $105 million to expand its online trading platform. AvaTrade is one of the world’s most popular and trusted online FX and CFD brokers, delivering the best forex trading experience for novice and expert traders alike.
buyer: Playtech plc (LSE:PTEC:$1,767.78)
Playtech is an online gaming software supplier, offering cutting-edge solutions to the industry's leading operators. Its approach has been centered on the continual development of best-of-breed gaming products and content, and its success built upon strong partnerships with our licensees. "
target: Ava Trade
AvaTrade’s user-oriented perspective, combined with financial backing, is unique in the field of online trading. AvaTrade has created the optimal trading environment for every trader. AvaTrade’s scope includes a spectrum of trading instruments including Forex, stocks, commodities and indices.
price ($mm)
$105
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$70
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$25
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4.3x
announced 6/1/2015 via Reuters

Playtech plc, will acquire Plus500

synopsis: Playtech Plc, the online gaming company, has agreed to buy Plus500, an online trading platform for retail customers to trade CFDs internationally over more than 1,900 different underlying global financial instruments comprising equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, indices and commodities.
buyer: Playtech plc (LSE:PTEC:$1,767.78)
Playtech is the world's largest online gaming software supplier, offering cutting-edge, value added solutions to the industry's leading operators. Since Playtech's inception in 1999, its approach has been centered on the continual development of best-of-breed gaming products and content. "
target: Plus500 (AIM:PLUS:$221.48)
Plus500 has developed and operates an online trading platform for retail customers to trade CFDs internationally over more than 1,900 different underlying global financial instruments comprising equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, indices and commodities.
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$697
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closed 12/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Prime Mantle Corporation PLC, acquired CapMar Financial

synopsis: Prime Mantle Corporation PLC ("PMC") has acquired CapMar Financial. CapMar Financial focuses exclusively in the institutional space with “prime of prime” and White Label offerings. CapMar Financial was originally launched as Capital Market Services in 1999 and became an industry leading brokerage firm in the retail over-the-counter Forex market.
buyer: Prime Mantle Corporation PLC
Prime Mantle is an Irish holding company whose companies include FXPRIMUS. FXPRIMUS offers trading in over 150 instruments including Spot FX, Metals, Commodities, & Global Equity CFD's. FXPRIMUS is the first retail Forex brokerage to offer a Trust account option regardless of account size. "
target: CapMar Financial
CapMar Financial focuses exclusively in the institutional space with “prime of prime” and White Label offerings. CapMar Financial was originally launched as Capital Market Services in 1999 and became an industry leading brokerage firm in the retail over-the-counter Forex market.
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closed 11/16/2011 via GlobeNewswire

TradeStation Securities, Inc., acquired Interbank FX

synopsis: TradeStation Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of IBFX Holdings, LLC ("IBFX"), an innovative provider of forex trading services to 27,000 individual traders, fund managers and institutional clients worldwide. Interbank FX, LLC, the primary Forex operating company of the IBFX group, will be merged into TradeStation Forex, Inc.
buyer parent: Monex Group, Inc.
buyer: TradeStation Securities, Inc.
TradeStation Group, Inc. offers the TradeStation platform to the active trader and certain institutional trader markets. TradeStation is an electronic trading platform that offers state-of-the-art electronic order placement and execution. "
target: Interbank FX
Interbank FX, LLC is a worldwide provider of retail Forex trading services, offering individual traders, fund managers and institutional customers proprietary technology and tools to trade Forex online.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/31/2011 via BNC Analysis

FXCM Inc., purchased FXCM Japan from GCI Capital Group

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, or FX, trading and related services, announced that it has acquired the retail FX business of GCI Capital Co. Ltd of Japan, which has been operating under the FXCM Japan brand, for $5 million net of cash received, subject to certain adjustments.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
seller: GCI Capital Group
GCI Capital provides risk capital in Japan and internationally. It offers online foreign currency margin trading services to retail investors. The retail FX business of GCI Capital Co. Ltd of Japan operates under the brand FXCM Japan.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/19/2007 via BNC Analysis

Spectrum Equity Investors, purchased a minority stake in Interbank FX

synopsis: Interbank FX, a leading provider of online foreign exchange trading, announced that it has received a $40 million minority equity investment from Spectrum Equity Investors. The investment supports Interbank FX’s agency-execution business model and proprietary technologies, and will further position the company for its next stage of growth.
buyer: Spectrum Equity Investors
Spectrum Equity Investors is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most experienced private equity investors. They have investment professionals that have invested in more than 150 telecommunications, networking, information services, and media businesses. "
target: Interbank FX
Interbank FX, LLC operates as a retail foreign exchange broker. The company provides charting programs; real-time news; phone, online, and email customer support; and educational resources.
price ($mm)
$40
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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)
$279
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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 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)
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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.
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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
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