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announced 3/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire PlanPlus Global

synopsis: Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire PlanPlus Global, a financial-planning and risk-profiling software firm based in Canada.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: PlanPlus Global
PlanPlus Global is a world-renowned investment and financial planning software provider. It offers the most academically validated risk profiling process, a globally scalable financial planning system, and a robust investment tracking tool that ensures investors remain suitably invested over time.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Fi360, Inc., acquired Center for Fiduciary Management

synopsis: Fi360, a fiduciary education, training and technology company, has acquired the Center for Fiduciary Management (CFFM), an investment management technology provider for retirement plan advisors. CFFM's FiRM solution features investment monitoring, document storage, plan fee analysis, investment line-up comparison, and more.
buyer parent: Bluff Point Associates
buyer: Fi360, Inc.
Fi360 is a fiduciary education, training and technology company that helps financial intermediaries use prudent fiduciary practices to profitably gather, grow and protect investors’ assets. The firm provides professionals with the tools they need to act as a fiduciary in their work with investors. "
target: Center for Fiduciary Management
The Center for Fiduciary Management (CFFM) provides the retirement plan industry with investment monitoring services. Their FiRM solution features investment monitoring, document storage, and more. Their RFP Director solution makes the Retirement Service Provider RFP process efficient and easy.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BusinessWire

Virtus Partners, LLC, acquired Alphakinetic

synopsis: Virtus Partners Holdings, LLC (“Virtus”) and Alphakinetic, a financial technology firm, announced the completed acquisition of Alphakinetic’s business by Virtus. Alphakinetic is the developer of the Glide platform- fund management software with trade order management, credit analysis and risk management capabilities used by front office personnel.
buyer: Virtus Partners, LLC
Virtus Partners, LLC provides alternative asset administrative and middle office services and data to funds and various investment vehicles, including hedge and private equity funds, separate accounts, total return swaps and collateralized loan obligations. "
target: Alphakinetic
Alphakinetic is a London- based financial technology firm and the developer of the Glide platform- fund management software with trade order management, credit analysis and risk management capabilities used by front office personnel at investment management companies.
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closed 2/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Covisum, acquired PrairieSmarts

synopsis: Two companies are joining forces to offer financial advisors powerful risk analytics with retirement planning solutions. PrairieSmarts' advanced risk management platform for financial services professionals has been acquired by Covisum, a retirement income planning technology and training solution.
buyer: Covisum
Covisum provides financial advisors with software, training and support to deliver retirement income plans that improve the lives of clients by facilitating better retirement decisions. Their core product offerings include Social Security Timing and Tax Clarity. "
target: PrairieSmarts
PrairieSmarts helps investors and financial firms find success by providing the most intuitive, advanced and bias-free risk management platform in the world. Founded in 2013, PrairieSmarts provides advanced and digestible insights into financial risk using some of the world's best risk algorithms.
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closed 10/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

LPL Financial LLC, acquired Blaze Portfolio Systems

synopsis: LPL Financial, a leader in the retail financial advice market, has acquired Blaze Portfolio, a company that develops scalable investment portfolio rebalancing software and real-time trade order management technology for wealth managers, investment advisors, multi-family offices, digital advisors and industry partners.
buyer: LPL Financial LLC (LPLA:$5,693.48)
LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer. LPL serves independent financial advisors and financial institutions, providing them with technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs. "
target: Blaze Portfolio Systems
Blaze Portfolio develops scalable investment portfolio rebalancing software and real-time trade order management technology for wealth managers, investment advisors, multi-family offices, digital advisors and industry partners.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Franklin Templeton Investments, acquired AdvisorEngine

synopsis: Franklin Resources, Inc., a global investment management organization operating as Franklin Templeton, has acquired AdvisorEngine Inc., a digital wealth platform and provider of technology and consulting services to more than 1,200 financial advisory firms in the United States that manage over $600 billion in assets.
buyer: Franklin Templeton Investments (BEN:$5,680.20)
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. "
target: AdvisorEngine
AdvisorEngine a digital wealth platform and provider of technology and consulting services to wealth management firms in the United States. Its financial experience platform serves as a unified operating system across advisor experience, business operations experience, and client experience.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Allfunds Bank S.A., acquired Finametrix Sociedad Limtada

synopsis: Allfunds announced the acquisition of Finametrix, a leading Spanish company in fintech solutions for asset management and advice. Finametrix is a cutting-edge global provider of portfolio management and analysis solutions for Private Banks, Wealth & Asset Management, and Advisors & Family Offices.
buyer: Allfunds Bank S.A.
Allfunds offers integrated technology-based solutions to asset managers and distributors of mutual funds. The company provides a range of operational, analytic and information services supporting the mutual fund distribution activities of over 530 institutional clients. "
target: Finametrix Sociedad Limtada
Finametrix, based in Spain, is a leading company in fintech solutions for asset management and advice. Finametrix is a cutting-edge global provider of portfolio management and analysis solutions for Private Banks, Wealth & Asset Management, and Advisors & Family Offices.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Invesco Ltd., acquired Jemstep

synopsis: Invesco Ltd., a leading independent global investment management firm dedicated to helping investors achieve their financial objectives, has acquired Jemstep, a market-leading provider of advisor-focuses digital solutions. Jemstep was one of the first digital platforms to focus on helping advisors deliver professional advice online.
buyer: Invesco Ltd. (IVZ:$5,630.50)
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. "
target: Jemstep
Jemstep is a market-leading provider of financial advisor-focused digital solutions. The Jemstep Advisor Pro platform helps advisors scale their business efficiently by providing a suite of highly flexible technology solutions that can be easily integrated into existing systems and business models.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Total Rebalance Expert

synopsis: Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Total Rebalance Expert (tRx), an automated, tax-efficient investment portfolio rebalancing platform for financial advisors.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: Total Rebalance Expert
Total Rebalance Expert (TRX)TM is the most tax efficient and easy to use auto-rebalancing software, designed by an industry leading CPA advisor for advisors to simplify portfolio management.
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closed 9/16/2013 via BusinessWire

SciVantage, Inc., acquired Portfolio Director

synopsis: Scivantage®, an independent financial technology provider with proven expertise in online brokerage, tax and portfolio reporting and wealth management applications, announced that it has acquired Portfolio Director, a leading supplier of investment management technology products, from Scottrade Financial Services, Inc.
buyer: SciVantage, Inc.
Scivantage is the premier provider of web-based, front- and middle-office brokerage products. Scivantage’s easy and affordable platforms automate manual functions and integrate fundamental content into one fully customizable, straight-through-processed interface. "
target parent: Scottrade, Inc.
target: Portfolio Director
Portfolio Director Inc. delivers investment management technology products to investment professionals and individual investors worldwide. Customers receive timely updates and enhancements and unlimited access to client support.
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announced 12/3/2018 via GlobeNewswire

LPL Financial LLC, will acquire Advisory World

synopsis: AdvisoryWorld, a leading software provider for financial advisors, announced that it will be acquired by LPL Financial, a leading retail investment advisory firm and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer.
buyer: LPL Financial LLC (LPLA:$5,693.48)
LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer. LPL was founded to help entrepreneurial financial advisors establish successful businesses through which they could offer truly independent financial guidance and investment advice. "
target: Advisory World
AdvisoryWorld provides portfolio analytics and investment planning apps to investment professionals. The company's applications feature portfolio modeling, investment analysis, asset allocation, optimization, detailed cash flows, Monte Carlo simulation, security screening, style and factor analysis.
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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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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Invesco Ltd., acquired RedBlack Software, LLC

synopsis: Invesco Ltd., a global independent investment management firm, has acquired RedBlack, a market leader in portfolio rebalancing and trading technology. With the acquisition, Invesco expands its digital wealth business supporting advisors, end-investors, and financial institutions with industry-leading tools, resources, and investment capabilities.
buyer: Invesco Ltd. (IVZ:$5,630.50)
Invesco is a global independent investment management firm dedicated to helping investors worldwide achieve their financial objectives. Invesco's distinctive investment teams deliver a comprehensive range of active, passive, and alternative investment capabilities. "
target: RedBlack Software, LLC
RedBlack provides investment professionals with the rebalancing, order management, and trading solutions required to manage complex portfolios. RedBlack offers intuitive software, personalized training, and dedicated support to deliver an immediate return on investment.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Abrigo, acquired FARIN Financial Risk Management

synopsis: Abrigo, a technology provider of compliance, credit risk, and lending solutions for community financial institutions, has acquired WI-based Farin Financial Risk Management (FARIN). FARIN is a leader in the enterprise risk management space, with their flagship asset liability management platform and highly regarded advisory services.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: Abrigo
Abrigo is a leading technology provider of compliance, credit risk, and lending solutions that community financial institutions use to manage risk and drive growth. Their software automates key processes – from anti-money laundering to fraud detection to lending solutions. "
target: FARIN Financial Risk Management
Based in Madison, Wis., FARIN is a leader in asset liability management software and advisory services. For over 30 years, FARIN has provided financial consulting, software and analysis designed to drive earnings improvements for financial institutions nationwide.
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closed 3/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

WorldFirst, acquired Currency Technologies Pty Ltd

synopsis: WorldFirst, the UK's fastest growing foreign exchange company, has acquired CurrencyVue, a foreign exchange risk management platform in Australia. CurrencyVue's cloud platform provides users with a real-time view of their international payments and currency exposures, enabling them to easily identify FX exposure risk, save time, and reduce costs.
buyer parent: Ant Financial
buyer: WorldFirst
WorldFirst is the UK's fastest growing foreign exchange company. WorldFirst specialises in making foreign exchange simple, fast and fuss-free for people and businesses with global ambitions. The company has helped over 120,000 people, small businesses and online sellers transfer over £60bn. "
target: Currency Technologies Pty Ltd
CurrencyVue is a foreign exchange risk management platform in Australia. CurrencyVue's cloud platform provides users with a real-time view of their international payments and currency exposures. CurrencyVue helps businesses to easily identify FX exposure risk, save time, and reduce costs.
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announced 10/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ion Group, will acquire Aspect Enterprise Solutions

synopsis: Aspect, a UK-based global provider of cloud-based solutions for commodity trade and risk management, commodities data and decision support, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Ion Investment Group. Aspect's range of solutions are empowering enterprises of all sizes trade oil, gas, petrochemicals, metals, biofuels and more.
buyer: Ion Group
Based in Ireland, Ion provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software solutions to financial institutions, central banks, governments, and corporations. They design solutions that improve decision-making, simplify complex processes, and empower people. "
target: Aspect Enterprise Solutions
Based in the UK, Aspect is a global SaaS provider for integrated Commodity Trading, Risk and Data Management, helping users to perform pre-trade analysis, trading, risk and operations management in one system. Their solutions help companies trade oil, gas, petrochemicals, metals, biofuels and more.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BusinessWire

Numerix, acquired TFG Financial Systems

synopsis: Numerix, the leader in risk technology announces the acquisition of TFG Financial Systems, the only real-time risk, P&L and position management system in the industry. TFG’s dependency graph capabilities will be leveraged to provide real-time, distributed, event-driven processing capabilities in Numerix Oneview enterprise trading & risk solutions.
buyer: Numerix
Numerix is the leading provider of innovative capital markets technology solutions and real-time intelligence capabilities for trading and risk management. Numerix is dedicated to driving a more open, fintech oriented, digital financial services market. "
target: TFG Financial Systems
TFG Financial Systems is the only real-time risk, P&L and position management system in the industry. TFG’s dependency graph capabilities is at the heart of its SaaS risk and portfolio management software and technology framework.
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announced 4/19/2016 via Market Wire

Bridgepoint, Summit Partners, will acquire Calypso Technology Inc

synopsis: Calypso Technology, Inc., a leading provider of capital markets software, announced that it is to be acquired by European private equity fund Bridgepoint and global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Calypso offers an integrated suite of trading and risk management solutions used by over 34,000 market professionals in more than 60 countries.
buyer: Summit Partners
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint, a European private equity firm, focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with potential to grow organically or through acquisition. Summit Partners, a global growth equity firm, currently invested more than $7.2 billion in equity and fixed income opportunities. "
target: Calypso Technology Inc
Calypso is the leading provider of front-to-back technology solutions for the financial markets. With 19 years of experience delivering cross-asset solutions for trading, processing, risk management and accounting, Calypso brings simplicity to the most complex business and technology issues.
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closed 11/11/2015 via PR Newswire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired QED Financial Systems

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers, has acquired QED Financial Systems, Inc. QED provides software-based investment accounting solutions, data management, and outsourced investment accounting services.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,824.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge provides investor communications, securities processing and operations outsourcing solutions. "
target: QED Financial Systems
QED Financial Systems, Inc. has been the innovator in investment management solutions for capital markets. The QED platform, available as a service, integrates financial data management, portfolio accounting and reporting to drive operational efficiency and enhance information utilization.
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announced 9/23/2011 via Company Press Release

Vista Equity Partners, will purchase Trade and Risk Management Business from Thomson Reuters

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners and Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, have signed an agreement under which Vista has made a binding offer to buy the Thomson Reuters Trade and Risk Management business which currently operates as a distinct unit within the Enterprise Solutions business.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, based in San Francisco with offices in Chicago and Austin, invests over $2 billion in capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
seller: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters Trade and Risk Management business operates as a distinct unit within the Enterprise Solutions business. Its flagship product is Kondor.
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announced 3/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire PlanPlus Global

synopsis: Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire PlanPlus Global, a financial-planning and risk-profiling software firm based in Canada.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. "
target: PlanPlus Global
PlanPlus Global is a world-renowned investment and financial planning software provider. It offers the most academically validated risk profiling process, a globally scalable financial planning system, and a robust investment tracking tool that ensures investors remain suitably invested over time.
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closed 8/1/2017 via Company Press Release

FinaMetrica merged with PlanPlus Inc.,

synopsis: PlanPlus of Toronto and FinaMetrica of Sydney are delighted to announce their merger, effective 1st August 2017. Each is a recognized leader in its market – PlanPlus for its innovative multi-currency, multijurisdiction financial and investment planning software and FinaMetrica for its proven personal financial risk tolerance measurement tools.
buyer: PlanPlus Inc.
PlanPlus Inc. provides innovative investment and financial planning software and training to financial institutions, professional advisors and the general public. Its application, PlanPlus Planit, is a global industry leader currently used in more than 30 countries around the world. "
target: FinaMetrica
The FinaMetrica Risk Tolerance Toolkit™, launched in 1998, is the world’s best practice risk profiling. Over a million profiles set up by thousands of independent financial advisors in over 20 countries have proved the toolkit’s reliability and validity.
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closed 7/6/2020 via PE Hub

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Sustainalytics

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

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire PlanPlus Global

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

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire AdviserLogic Group

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

Morningstar, Inc., will acquire DBRS Limited

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

KeyCorp, acquired HelloWallet

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

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Pitchbook Data, Inc.

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

Morningstar, Inc., acquired InvestSoft Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired InvestSoft Technology, a provider of fixed-income analytics. InvestSoft helps investment firms analyze fixed-income securities and portfolios, primarily through its BondPro Fixed-Income Calculation Engine.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: InvestSoft Technology, Inc.
InvestSoft Technology provides software solutions for investment firms designed to streamline workflow, reduce risk and harness the value of the data throughout an organization. They are a leader in the development and implementation of Trading, Portfolio Management, and Accounting Solutions.
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closed 3/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired RightPond

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired RequiSight, LLC, which does business as RightPond, a provider of business intelligence data and analytics on defined contribution and defined benefit plans for financial services firms.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target parent: Rocaton Investment Advisors, LLC
target: RightPond
RightPond is a business intelligence and analytics capability that reveals gaps, trends, outliers, and risk signals regarding plan performance, fees, capital flow, gatekeeper relationships, and best practices of defined contribution and defined benefit plans.
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closed 12/2/2015 via PR Web

PowerAdvisor, acquired PowerAdvisor

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

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Total Rebalance Expert

synopsis: Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Total Rebalance Expert (tRx), an automated, tax-efficient investment portfolio rebalancing platform for financial advisors.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: Total Rebalance Expert
Total Rebalance Expert (TRX)TM is the most tax efficient and easy to use auto-rebalancing software, designed by an industry leading CPA advisor for advisors to simplify portfolio management.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired HelloWallet

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, completed its previously announced acquisition of HelloWallet Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of online financial wellness, for $52.5 million. Morningstar will pay $39.0 million because it currently has a minority stake in the company valued at $13.5 million.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: HelloWallet
HelloWallet improves the performance of organizations by providing independent guidance that aligns corporate spending with human capital needs. The company's web and mobile applications provide personalized guidance to employees for converting their salary and benefits into prosperity.
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$39*
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired ByAllAccounts, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. acquired ByAllAccounts, Inc., a provider of innovative data aggregation technology for financial applications. ByAllAccounts uses a knowledge-based process, including patented artificial intelligence technology, to collect, consolidate, and enrich financial account data and deliver it to virtually any platform.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: ByAllAccounts, Inc.
ByAllAccounts is a provider of innovative data aggregation technology for financial applications. ByAllAccounts uses a knowledge-based process, including patented artificial intelligence technology, to collect, consolidate, and enrich financial account data and deliver it to virtually any platform.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Sweden AB

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc. has acquired its remaining ownership interest in Morningstar Sweden AB from Stadsporten Citygate AB and two private investors. Morningstar acquired its remaining 76% ownership stake, having 100% ownership. Morningstar is a leading global provider of independent investment information.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target parent: Stadsporten Citygate AB
target: Morningstar Sweden AB
Morningstar Sweden serves more than 200 clients in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland and provides complete data on more than 2,000 domiciled mutual funds and 20,000 funds registered for sale in the local markets. Morningstar has 25 employees based in Stockholm.
price ($mm)
$13*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Investis Ltd, purchased Investor Relations Business from Hemscott Plc

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

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

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

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

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

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Seeds Finance SA

synopsis: Morningstar France Holding, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Seeds Group, a leading provider of investment consulting services and fund research in France.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Seeds Finance SA
Seeds Finance SA provides investment consulting services to pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, banks, and brokerage firms. The firm is based out of Paris, France.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Danmark A/S

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

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Old Broad Street Research

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

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Aegis Equities Research

synopsis: Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, an Australian subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., has completed its previously announced acquisition of Aegis Equities Research, a leading provider of independent equity research, from Aegis Equities Holdings Pty Ltd.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Aegis Equities Research
Aegis is one of Australia’s leading research firms, providing incisive and rigorous securities analysis to investment advisers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Established in 1999, Aegis was founded to provide unbiased and objective fundamental equities research to the Australasian market.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: CFRA, one of the world’s largest providers of independent research, announced that it has acquired First Bridge Data LLC, a company that provides institutional quality data and analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
target: First Bridge Data LLC
First Bridge provides institutional quality data & analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/14/2015 via BusinessWire

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., acquired Interactive Data Corporation

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

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

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

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

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

Copal Partners, will acquire Amba Research

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

Falfurrias Capital, acquired Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.

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

CVC Capital Partners, cancelled an acquisition of ConvergEx

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

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

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

Pacific Crest, acquired Pacific Epoch

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

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Old Broad Street Research

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

Bonhill Group plc, will acquire Last Word Media

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

Capital IQ, acquired TheMarkets.com

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

Seeking Alpha, acquired CressCap

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

Baird, will acquire Strategas Research Partners

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

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

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

Hedgeye Risk Management, acquired Potomac Research Group

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

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

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

RCP Advisors, acquired Atlas Diligence

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

Investment Metrics, LLC, acquired InterSec Research

synopsis: Investment Metrics, LLC a leading provider of investment performance analytics and reporting solutions for institutional investors and advisors, announced that it has acquired InterSec Research, the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms.
buyer: Investment Metrics, LLC
Investment Metrics, LLC is an independent firm focused solely on creating solutions for investment professionals that streamline the process of performance measurement, investment analytics, manager research and reporting. "
target: InterSec Research
InterSec Research is the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms. InterSec Research transforms independent market insight into business intelligence for institutional asset managers, asset owners, investment consultants and advisors.
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Real Estate Investar
Real Estate Investar
Real Estate Investar is an Australian provider of products and services for property investors. Real Estate Investar helps people to find, analyse and track investment properties. Their platform provides users with all the tools, data and information they need to invest in property successfully.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.38)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:3491
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GA technologies Co., Ltd
GA technologies Co., Ltd
GA technologies is a Japanese developer of real estate mobile apps and websites. Their Renosy app allows users to search for apartments and condos in Japan. Their Renosy Insight app allows real estate investors to manage their portfolio, simulate purchases and sales, manage contracts and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$438.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.91
EBIT ($mm)
$11.95
Net Income ($mm)
$4.45
Employees
347
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Ticker: MORN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,244.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.90
EBIT ($mm)
$184.60
Net Income ($mm)
$142.70
Employees
6896
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Ticker: TSXV:ALY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AnalytixInsight
AnalytixInsight
AnalytixInsight Inc's Big Data Analytics platform helps transform data into narratives. Their flagship product Capital Cube provides high-quality financial research and content for investors, information providers, finance portals and media.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: XTRA:NIIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
niiio finance group AG
niiio finance group AG
Germany-based Niiio finance group AG is a provider of cloud banking software with a focus on wealth management. As a "full-service provider", the company digitizes its customers' processes so that they can work efficiently, flexibly and legally.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.29
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.21)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.22)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4
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Ticker: PT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PINTEC
PINTEC
PINTEC is a leading independent technology platform enabling financial services in China. With its mission to "Power the Future of Finance", PINTEC aims to advance financial services by providing customizable and modular fintech solutions to its financial and business partners.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$156.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.41
EBIT ($mm)
$12.65
Net Income ($mm)
$0.96
Employees
432
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Censof Holdings Berhad
Censof, an investment holding company, develops and markets financial management software in Malaysia and Indonesia. It operates Financial Management Software Solution, Payment Aggregation Solutions, Wealth Management Solutions, Training Solution, and Information Communication Technology segments.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$18.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.81)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.93)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SSNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SS&C Technologies, Inc.
SS&C Technologies, Inc.
SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software focused exclusively on the global financial services industry.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,669.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,685.20
EBIT ($mm)
$947.10
Net Income ($mm)
$456.90
Employees
22800
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Ticker: BLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. They help clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares®, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13,880.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,602.00
EBIT ($mm)
$5,300.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,199.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: MKTX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.
MarketAxess Holdings, Inc.
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$615.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$350.02
EBIT ($mm)
$321.32
Net Income ($mm)
$262.94
Employees
527
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infront AS
Infront provides electronic trading solutions and real-time market data, news, and analytics covering financial key markets in all asset classes. Infront’s terminal, mobile apps and versatile electronic trading solutions connect professional users to their local and international markets.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$142.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.65
EBIT ($mm)
$10.45
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
483
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Ticker: INIX.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MORN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,244.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.90
EBIT ($mm)
$184.60
Net Income ($mm)
$142.70
Employees
6896
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Ticker: MSCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc.
MSCI is an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. They have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with their clients.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,476.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$767.41
EBIT ($mm)
$709.17
Net Income ($mm)
$579.85
Employees
3266
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Ticker: 601519.SS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd.
Great Wisdom provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, real-time quotes reveal and investment analysis software, financial education system, information dissemination, Web and other areas of financial services platform.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$92.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($76.41)
EBIT ($mm)
($68.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: INIX.PK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iFinix Corporation
iFinix Corporation
Ifinix is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professionals and active individual investors. Building on a 20-year legacy of delivering time-sensitive financial information, Ifinix provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moody's Corporation
Moody's Corporation
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,371.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,658.33
EBIT ($mm)
$2,441.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,778.00
Employees
11400
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