Like Trade Alert, LLC

closed 6/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired Trade Alert, LLC

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. has acquired the business of Trade Alert, LLC, to bolster its Information Solutions offering. Trade Alert is a real-time alerts and order flow analysis service provider. Trade Alert is a software and services company focused on the synthesis and distribution of securities market intelligence to financial professionals.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
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: Trade Alert, LLC
Founded in 2005 by Henry Schwartz, Trade Alert is a software and services company focused on the synthesis and distribution of securities market intelligence to financial professionals.
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closed 11/2/2017 via PE Hub

Dynamo Software, acquired HoldingsInsight

synopsis: Dynamo Software, the premier provider of configurable, cloud-based investment management software for the alternative asset investment industry, announced that it has acquired HoldingsInsight, a portfolio investments data capture and reporting service.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Dynamo Software
Dynamo Software has provided premium industry-specific, configurable investment management and reporting software for the global alternative assets industry since 1998, including fund administrators, endowments, pension funds, foundations, private equity and more. "
target: HoldingsInsight
HoldingsInsight is a portfolio investments data capture and reporting service founded in 2016, focusing on providing limited partners with better transparency into their portfolio, resulting in better risk management and superior investment decisions.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

MergerMarket Group, acquired TIM Group

synopsis: Mergermarket Group, a BC Partners portfolio company, announced that it has acquired TIM Group. Established in 2002 and headquartered in London, TIM Group specialises in the electronic delivery of equity trade ideas and investment recommendations through its independent distribution platform.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket Group is a global media company providing investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data. "
target: TIM Group
TIM Group connects financial industry professionals with its proprietary network and technology, revolutionizing how investment advice is distributed, analysed and monetized. TIM Group network analyses and measures trade idea performance, facilitating compliance in line with MiFID II requirements.
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closed 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Simply Wall St, acquired Capp.io

synopsis: Sydney fintech startup Simply Wall St has announced its first acquisition, picking up Atlanta, Georgia startup Capp.io. Like its Australian counterpart, Capp.io looks to make research around investment easy for the self-directed retail investor.
buyer: Simply Wall St
Simply Wall St is a Sydney based startup that helps people become better investors by turning complicated financial data into easy to understand infographics. Their goal is to empower retail investors to make profitable non-emotional long term investment decisions. "
target: Capp.io
Capp.io is a simple stock research tool to help validate ideas for millennial investors. Lead growth, user experience and product feedback.
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closed 4/22/2009 via Market Wire

Pipeline Trading Systems LLC, acquired 3D Markets, Inc.

synopsis: Pipeline Financial Group, Inc., a global leader in block execution systems, announced that it has acquired the assets of 3D Markets, Inc., including the Archangel Blind-Bid Cross™. Archangel™ established the first block options execution system.
buyer: Pipeline Trading Systems LLC
Pipeline Trading Systems LLC is a broker/dealer and operator of Pipeline, an alternative trading system. Pipeline enables institutions and brokerage firms to trade blocks of NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ listed issues; ADRs; and exchange traded funds, as well as facilitates interaction between traders. "
target: 3D Markets, Inc.
3D Markets, Inc. creates and develops software and networks to provide innovative solutions aimed at assisting institutional investors by adding liquidity to existing options markets.
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closed 1/27/2005 via BusinessWire

INVESTools, Inc., acquired Prophet Financial Systems, Inc.

synopsis: INVESTools Inc., the market leader in fulfilling the lifelong education needs of self-directed investors, announced the acquisition of Prophet.Net and Prophet Financial Systems, a software development company located in Palo Alto, CA that creates Web-based products enabling active investors to use technical analysis to trade more profitably.
buyer: INVESTools, Inc. (:$170.33)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats. "
target: Prophet Financial Systems, Inc.
Prophet Financial Systems provides financial content and innovative web-based software applications to help online investors make more profitable trading decisions. The company provides products and services with capabilities that were once available exclusively to professional traders and institut
price ($mm)
$7.90
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closed 4/8/2016 via Company Press Release

LineData Services, acquired Derivation Software

synopsis: Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management, insurance and credit industries, completed the acquisition of Derivation, a leading specialist provider of risk, analytics, and portfolio management solutions to institutional and hedge fund managers.
buyer: LineData Services (ENXTPA:LIN:$197.04)
Linedata is a global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit community. Linedata applies its market and client insight to provide innovative and flexible mission-critical software and services that help its clients grow in over 50 countries. "
target: Derivation Software
Derivation provides market-leading integrated accounting, trading and risk management solutions. Derivation was established in 1996, its founders having spent the previous 10 years developing derivative trading & risk management systems at ABN AMRO and NatWest Markets.
price ($mm)
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$3
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0.0x
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announced 4/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ion Group, will acquire Fidessa group plc

synopsis: Ion Investment Group has agreed to buy UK rival Fidessa, with the British Fidessa trading technology group accepting a higher offer and switching its recommendation from a bid by Switzerland’s Temenos. Fidessa provides software and services for investment management systems, analytics and market data, serving both the buy-side and sell-side.
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: Fidessa group plc (LSE:FDSA:$493.58)
Fidessa, which listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1997, provides software and services for investment management systems, analytics and market data, serving both the buy-side and sell-side. Its products include an order management system for equity markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,152 [$2,020]
rev ($mm)
$505
EBITDA ($mm)
$94
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
21.4x
cancelled 4/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Temenos Group AG, cancelled an acquisition of Fidessa group plc

synopsis: Ion Investment Group has agreed to buy UK rival Fidessa, with the British trading technology group accepting a higher offer and switching its recommendation from a bid by Switzerland’s Temenos. Fidessa provides software and services for investment management systems.
buyer: Temenos Group AG (SWX:TEMN:$901.75)
Temenos Group AG, headquartered in Geneva, is a market leading software provider, partnering with banks and other financial institutions to transform their businesses and stay ahead of a changing marketplace. Over 2,000 firms across the globe rely on Temenos to process the daily transactions. "
target: Fidessa group plc (LSE:FDSA:$493.58)
Fidessa, which listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1997, provides software and services for investment management systems, analytics and market data, serving both the buy-side and sell-side. Its products include an order management system for equity markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,993 [$1,863]
rev ($mm)
$497
EBITDA ($mm)
$92
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
20.2x
announced 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

IRESS Market Technology Limited, will acquire INET BFA

synopsis: IRESS, a principal supplier of sophisticated share market and wealth management systems, is acquiring INET BFA, Africa’s leading provider of financial data feeds and analysis tools. They cover African and global share prices, as well as company information including annual reports, financial statements and more.
buyer: IRESS Market Technology Limited (ASX:IRE:$292.95)
IRESS is a principal supplier of sophisticated share market and wealth management systems around the world. Innovative and extensive, IRESS solutions deliver streamlined data and workflow to financial markets and wealth management professionals. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: INET BFA
INET BFA is Africa’s leading provider of financial data feeds and analysis tools. They cover African and global share prices, as well as company information including annual reports, financial statements and more.
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closed 2/15/2007 via

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

synopsis: INVESTools Inc., the market leader in fulfilling the lifelong education needs of self-directed investors, and thinkorswim Group Inc., a leading online brokerage platform serving the execution needs of self-directed investors, have signed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies in a transaction valued at approximately $340 million.
buyer: thinkorswim Group, Inc. (:$371.80)
thinkorswim is a leading online brokerage company specializing in options that also offers customers a broad range of products including equities, futures, mutual funds, and bonds. "
target: INVESTools, Inc. (:$170.33)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats.
price ($mm)
$340
rev ($mm)
$45
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.5x
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closed 5/4/2020 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Catena Technologies

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, announced the acquisition of Catena Technologies, a global regulatory trade reporting firm based in Singapore. Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,287.80)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: Catena Technologies
Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014. Its award-winning TRACE Reporting platform automates and manages trade reporting, providing cross-asset coverage, valuation and collateral reporting and reconciliation.
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closed 1/31/2008 via bobsguide.com

Reuters Group PLC, acquired StarMine

synopsis: In January, StarMine Corp. was acquired by Reuters plc the global information company.
buyer: Reuters Group PLC
Reuters the global information company, provides indispensable information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets. Through reuters.com and other digital properties, Reuters now also supplies its trusted content direct to individuals. "
target: StarMine
StarMine is dedicated to making investment research smarter. Our analytics and equity research management tools help investment firms around the globe generate alpha and process equity information more efficiently.
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closed 10/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Markit Group Ltd., acquired CoreOne Technologies

synopsis: Markit, a provider of financial information services, announced the completion of its acquisition of CoreOne Technologies, a global leading provider of regulatory reporting, index management, data management and prime brokerage services to financial institutions.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: CoreOne Technologies
CoreOne Technologies is a leading provider of regulatory reporting, index management, data management and prime brokerage services to financial institutions. CoreOne delivers proven capabilities in a hosted fashion, through its cutting-edge services RegOne, DeltaOne, VistaOne and PrimeOne.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

NeoXam, acquired SmartCo

synopsis: NeoXam, a leading provider of investment management software and services, has acquired SmartCo, an innovative enterprise data management software company, advancing NeoXam’s strategy to deliver cost effective, highly configurable solutions to the global asset management community.
buyer parent: BlackFin Capital Partners
buyer: NeoXam
NeoXam provides front, middle and back-office solutions to the asset management industry. Benefiting from more than 25 years of experience, NeoXam enables clients to achieve new experience in asset management. "
target: SmartCo
SmartCo provides a global data management solution that covers most of the data area, including market data, corporate actions, indexes and benchmarks, third parties, funds and mandates, financial analysis, etc., as well as operational data for positions and transactions.
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closed 5/21/2009 via Market Wire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Access Data Corp.

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., a leading global provider of technology solutions to the financial services industry, announced the acquisition of Access Data Corp. Access Data's solutions provide enterprise-wide reporting and data management services to asset management firms and financial intermediaries.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,824.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is a leading global provider of technology-based outsourcing solutions to the financial services industry. Broadridge's systems and services include investor communication, securities processing, and clearing and outsourcing solutions. "
target: Access Data Corp.
Access Data Corp. is a Pittsburgh based leading provider of enterprise reporting and data management services for asset management firms and financial intermediaries.
price ($mm)
$45
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announced 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire OANDA Corporation

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners (CVC) will acquire all of the outstanding equity of OANDA. OANDA® is a global online retail trading platform, currency data and analytics company. OANDA's award-winning technology enables clients to trade currencies, equity indices, commodities, treasuries and precious metals.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. Founded in 1981, CVC today has a network of 23 offices and approximately 450 employees throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. "
target: OANDA Corporation
OANDA® is a global online retail trading platform, currency data and analytics company. OANDA's award-winning technology and institutional-grade execution across a wide range of asset classes, enables clients to trade currencies, equity indices, commodities, treasuries and precious metals.
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closed 8/7/2015 via PR Newswire

CBOE Holdings, Inc., purchased Data And Analytics Platforms from Livevol, Inc.

synopsis: CBOE Holdings, Inc. has acquired the Livevol Core, Livevol Pro and Livevol X trading analytics platforms, as well as Livevol Enterprise and other market data solutions products from Livevol, Inc., a leading provider of equity and index options technology and market data services to professional and retail traders.
buyer: CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
CBOE Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries. CBOE is the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options. "
seller: Livevol, Inc.
Livevol Pro is a web-based equity and option analysis software. Livevol X is a high-performance trade execution platform. Livevol Enterprise is a data distribution platform that allows users to receive and display data and analytics in any format within their own system.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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closed 10/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Prosoft Engineering, purchased “BlueChip” stock tracking software from Eyenovation Multimedia LLC

synopsis: Prosoft Engineering, Inc. has agreed to acquire Eyenovation Multimedia LLC’s “BlueChip” stock tracking software for the purpose of consolidating the user base into Prosoft’s soon to debut application, “Stox.”
buyer: Prosoft Engineering
Established in 1985, Prosoft Engineering, Inc. specializes in creating professional quality software designed to be easily used by both novice and expert users. Prosoft started out as an engineering services company doing contract development work for Apple and most key Mac OS developers. "
seller: Eyenovation Multimedia LLC
Eyenovation Multimedia, LLC, a multimedia agency, provides graphic design and multimedia development services in southern California. It offers Web development services, print design, including identity development and multi-page documents, media solutions, and Web hosting services.
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announced 6/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Singapore Stock Exchange, will acquire BidFX

synopsis: Singapore Exchange (SGX), Asia’s most international multi-asset exchange and largest FX derivatives marketplace, will acquire BidFX from TradingScreen, a leading expert on SaaS trading technology. BidFX is a leading cloud-based FX trading platform that allows institutional investors to manage trade flow and avoid market manipulation.
buyer: Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX:S68:$733.19)
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is Asia’s leading market infrastructure, facilitating the exchange of capital and ideas to create value for people, businesses and economies. SGX is a vertically integrated business that provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services. "
target parent: TradingScreen Inc
target: BidFX
BidFX is a leading cloud-based FX trading platform for institutional investors. BidFX is the first Execution Management System (EMS) for the FX market. They provide FX traders with efficient trading tools that allow them to manage trade flow, avoid market manipulation, and control market impact.
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$103*
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closed 6/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired Trade Alert, LLC

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. has acquired the business of Trade Alert, LLC, to bolster its Information Solutions offering. Trade Alert is a real-time alerts and order flow analysis service provider. Trade Alert is a software and services company focused on the synthesis and distribution of securities market intelligence to financial professionals.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
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: Trade Alert, LLC
Founded in 2005 by Henry Schwartz, Trade Alert is a software and services company focused on the synthesis and distribution of securities market intelligence to financial professionals.
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announced 10/16/2020 via PR Newswire

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., will acquire BIDS Trading

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc., a market operator and global trading solutions provider, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BIDS Trading, a registered broker-dealer and the operator of the BIDS Alternative Trading System (ATS), the largest block-trading ATS by volume1 in the U.S., subject to regulatory review.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
Cboe Global Markets provides cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to market participants around the world. The company is committed to defining markets through product innovation, leading edge technology and seamless trading solutions. "
target: BIDS Trading
BIDS Trading, L.P. is a registered broker-dealer and the operator of the BIDS Alternative Trading System (ATS), which was designed to bring counterparties together to anonymously trade large blocks of shares.
price ($mm)
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$42
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closed 6/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired Trade Alert, LLC

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. has acquired the business of Trade Alert, LLC, to bolster its Information Solutions offering. Trade Alert is a real-time alerts and order flow analysis service provider. Trade Alert is a software and services company focused on the synthesis and distribution of securities market intelligence to financial professionals.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
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: Trade Alert, LLC
Founded in 2005 by Henry Schwartz, Trade Alert is a software and services company focused on the synthesis and distribution of securities market intelligence to financial professionals.
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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:$3,181.50)
Cboe is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors. The company is committed to defining markets and driving global marketplaces forward through product innovation, leading-edge technology and seamless trading solutions."
target parent: Madison Tyler Holdings, LLC
target: MatchNow
TriAct Canada Marketplace LP operates MATCHNow®, Canada’s premier broker-neutral dark pool. MATCHNow® consistently captures over 5% market share across all Canadian equities and ETFs.
price ($mm)
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$7
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closed 2/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired Hanweck Associates, LLC

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. has acquired Hanweck Associates, LLC, a real-time risk analytics company. Hanweck is expected to help Cboe clients better understand how their balance sheet is optimized through real-time margin calculations of non-linear instruments and analytics that optimize portfolio allocations and hedges.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
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: Hanweck Associates, LLC
Hanweck is the leading provider of real-time risk analytics on global derivatives market. The firm's data brings visibility and clarity to capital and balance sheet constraints of banks, broker/dealers, hedge funds, central counterparties, and exchanges.
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closed 2/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired FT Options, LLC

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc., one of the largest exchange holding companies, has acquired FT Options, a portfolio management platform provider. FT Options services will provide Cboe clients with tools designed to better manage risk, receive clarity on FLEX and OTC valuations, find market dislocations easier, and help generate alpha opportunities.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
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: FT Options, LLC
FT Options is a portfolio management platform provider. The company offers a suite of customizable and automated applications that provide research and analytics functionality across options, futures, and light exotics for proprietary trading firms, hedge funds, and separately managed accounts.
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closed 11/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired Silexx Financial Systems, LLC

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. has acquired the assets of Silexx Financial Systems, LLC, a Sarasota, Florida-based company that develops and operates an innovative multi-asset order and execution management system (OEMS) that caters to institutional customers throughout the U.S.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
Cboe Global Markets, Inc. is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors. They are committed to innovation, connecting global markets with world-class technology, and providing seamless customer experience solutions. "
target: Silexx Financial Systems, LLC
Silexx's broker-neutral network provides users with a holistic trading experience: from pre-trade analytics to post-trade reporting and risk management. With Silexx OEMS, users have the ability to efficiently trade multiple asset classes across multiple global markets from one platform.
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announced 3/21/2017 via BusinessWire

Sterling Trading Tech, will purchase Livevol X Trading Platform from CBOE Livevol, LLC

synopsis: CBOE Holdings, Inc. announced it has agreed to sell Livevol X, a trade execution platform for U.S. equities and options, from CBOE Livevol, a subsidiary of CBOE Holdings, Inc. to Sterling Trading Tech. Sterling Trading Tech is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global equities, equity options and futures markets.
buyer: Sterling Trading Tech
Sterling Trading Tech is an industry-leading professional direct access trading platform and global trading network. They offer a full service order routing and management suite built to support the direct trading needs of professional traders, broker/dealers, and buy-side trading institutions. "
seller parent: CBOE Holdings, Inc.
seller: CBOE Livevol, LLC
Livevol X supports complex orders and algos, in addition to supporting advanced risk analysis for portfolios including what-if analysis. Top features include the ability to trade volatility skews directly from a skew chart, advanced order entry, 3D risk modeling, and volatility modeling features.
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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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closed 2/28/2017 via PR Newswire

CBOE Holdings, Inc., acquired BATS Global Markets, Inc.

synopsis: CBOE, the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, has completed its acquisition of Bats Global Markets, the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. Bats also operates the largest stock exchange and trade reporting facility in Europe, and the #1 market globally for ETP trading.
buyer: CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
CBOE Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries. CBOE is the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options. "
target: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,168 [$3,620]
rev ($mm)
$1,912
EBITDA ($mm)
$279
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
closed 8/7/2015 via PR Newswire

CBOE Holdings, Inc., purchased Data And Analytics Platforms from Livevol, Inc.

synopsis: CBOE Holdings, Inc. has acquired the Livevol Core, Livevol Pro and Livevol X trading analytics platforms, as well as Livevol Enterprise and other market data solutions products from Livevol, Inc., a leading provider of equity and index options technology and market data services to professional and retail traders.
buyer: CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
CBOE Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries. CBOE is the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options. "
seller: Livevol, Inc.
Livevol Pro is a web-based equity and option analysis software. Livevol X is a high-performance trade execution platform. Livevol Enterprise is a data distribution platform that allows users to receive and display data and analytics in any format within their own system.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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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 10/1/2008 via BusinessWire

NYSE Euronext, acquired American Stock Exchange LLC

synopsis: NYSE Euronext, the world’s leading and most diverse exchange group, completed its acquisition of the American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(R)), becoming the third-largest U.S. options marketplace and enhancing the company’s leadership in ETFs, cash equities, closed-end funds and structured products.
buyer: NYSE Euronext (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Euronext operates the world's largest and most liquid exchange group and offers the most diverse array of financial products and services. NYSE Euronext is a world leader for listings, trading in cash equities, equity and interest rate derivatives, bonds and the distribution of market data. "
target: American Stock Exchange LLC
The American Stock Exchange® (Amex®) offers trading across a full range of equities, options and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Amex is also one of the largest options exchanges in the U.S., trading options on broad-based and sector indexes as well as domestic and foreign stocks.
price ($mm)
$260
rev ($mm)
$178
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/6/2007 via PrimeNewswire

Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., will acquire Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.

synopsis: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. The acquisition of PHLX, the third largest options market in the U.S. and the nation's oldest stock exchange, significantly diversifies NASDAQ's product portfolio by providing NASDAQ with one of the premier options platforms in the US.
buyer parent: NASD
buyer: Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,926.00)
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets. "
target: Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc.
Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Inc. operates as a stock exchange. It trades stocks, equity options, sectors index options, and currency options and futures. The company offers Philadelphia Automated Communication and Execution system, an automated equity trading system.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/1/2007 via Company Press Release

Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., will acquire Boston Stock Exchange

synopsis: The Boston Stock Exchange announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by The Nasdaq® Stock Market Inc. in a transaction that is subject to approval by its members and by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
buyer parent: NASD
buyer: Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,926.00)
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets. "
target: Boston Stock Exchange
Boston Stock Exchange, Inc. (BSE) is a security and commodity stock exchange that provides open market for buying and selling the shares of publicly owned companies.
price ($mm)
$61
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/14/2006 via BusinessWire

OMX AB, will acquire Ljubljana Stock Exchange

synopsis: OMX, the leading expert in the exchange industry, has made an offer to acquire all of the issued shares of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange in Slovenia. The price offered is EUR 125.19 (SIT 30,000) per share, corresponding to a total valuation of approximately EUR 4.2 million.
buyer: OMX AB (:$477.10)
OMX is a leading expert in the exchange industry. Through the Nordic Exchange, OMX offers access to approximately 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic securities market. The Nordic Exchange is a term used for marketing purposes and is not a legal entity. "
target: Ljubljana Stock Exchange
Ljubljana Stock Exchange is regionally strong and developed securities market and has more than 130 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of over EUR 18 billion. The Ljubljana Stock Exchange is owned by 29 financial institutions.
price ($mm)
$5.57
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$1,091.15)
Euronext N.V. is the world's first cross border exchange business. It provides services for cash markets in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal, and for derivatives in the UK. Euronext's services range from public offerings to trading facilities for cash instruments and derivatives. "
target: SecFinex, Ltd.
SecFinex provides an efficient and impartial trading platform for securities financing professionals to meet and execute trades worldwide in Dutch, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss and UK equity markets.
price ($mm)
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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)
$365
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2013 via PR Newswire

TradeWeb Group LLC, acquired BondDesk Group LLC

synopsis: Tradeweb Markets, a leading builder and operator of global fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, announced that it has completed the acquisition of BondDesk Group LLC, and has rebranded its combined retail fixed income division as Tradeweb Direct. Customers will soon benefit from a new bridge between each of the current trading platforms.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: TradeWeb Group LLC
Tradeweb Markets is a world leader in building and operating electronic over-the-counter marketplaces. Tradeweb’s position as the hub of electronic trading in fixed income and derivatives business has been made possible through a longstanding partnership with the industry. "
target parent: Advent International
target: BondDesk Group LLC
BondDesk Group is a privately held company providing comprehensive, value added fixed income solutions to the securities industry in the U.S. and Canada. The BondDesk ECN is one of the leading fixed income trading platforms in the U.S.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Advent International Corporation, will acquire BondDesk Group LLC

synopsis: Advent International, a leading global private equity firm, today announced it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in BondDesk Group, the leading Alternative Trading System focused on odd-lot fixed-income execution and provider of software solutions to the securities industry, in partnership with the company's senior management team.
buyer: Advent International Corporation
Advent International has one of the world's largest and most experienced private equity teams, with over 100 investment professionals in 15 countries. As an active, hands-on investor, we apply our resources, expertise and experience to help management teams achieve their growth objectives. "
target: BondDesk Group LLC
BondDesk Group is a privately held company providing comprehensive, value added fixed income solutions to the securities industry in the U.S. and Canada.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$1,211.64)
Knight Capital Group, Inc. is a global financial services firm that provides market access and trade execution services across multiple asset classes to buy- and sell-side firms. "
target: Hotspot FX, Inc.
Hotspot FX, Inc. operates a leading spot FX marketplace for institutions, in addition to a retail platform. Both marketplaces provide anonymous, instantaneous, direct access trading on live, executable, streaming prices supplied by leading foreign exchange banks and financial institutions.
price ($mm)
$78
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$3,749.00)
NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services. NYSE Group includes exchanges, market data and connectivity services. "
target parent: CBOE Holdings, Inc.
target: National Stock Exchange
The National Stock Exchange (NSX), headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, offers trading in all US exchange-listed equities on its NSX BLADE® trading platform. Originally founded as the Cincinnati Stock Exchange, NSX became the first all-electronic exchange in the U.S. in 1980.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/28/2017 via PR Newswire

CBOE Holdings, Inc., acquired BATS Global Markets, Inc.

synopsis: CBOE, the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, has completed its acquisition of Bats Global Markets, the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. Bats also operates the largest stock exchange and trade reporting facility in Europe, and the #1 market globally for ETP trading.
buyer: CBOE Holdings, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
CBOE Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries. CBOE is the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options. "
target: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,168 [$3,620]
rev ($mm)
$1,912
EBITDA ($mm)
$279
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
cancelled 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

London Stock Exchange Group plc cancelled merger with Deutsche Börse Group,

synopsis: The merger between the London Stock Exchange and its German rival Deutsche Börse has fallen apart after it was blocked by the European commission on the day that Britain served notice on its EU membership.
buyer: Deutsche Börse Group (XTRA:DB1:$4,444.63)
Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital. "
target: London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange is the world’s most international exchange. Nearly 2,500 companies from more than 90 countries are quoted across its markets, with a combined value of £4.4 trillion.
price ($mm)[EV]
$13,067 [$14,677]
rev ($mm)
$2,154
EBITDA ($mm)
$910
EV / rev
6.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.1x
closed 2/3/2014 via BusinessWeek

IntercontinentalExchange, acquired Singapore Mercantile Exchange

synopsis: IntercontinentalExchange Group, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced the successful completion of its previously announced acquisition of Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX). SMX offers a comprehensive platform for trading a diversified basket of commodities.
buyer: IntercontinentalExchange (ICE:$5,588.00)
IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) operates the leading global, electronic marketplace for trading both futures and OTC energy contracts. ICE offers a range of contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions. "
target: Singapore Mercantile Exchange
Singapore Mercantile Exchange(SMX) is the first pan-Asian multi-product commodity and currency derivatives exchange. SMX offers a comprehensive platform for trading a diversified basket of commodities including futures and options contracts on metals, agriculture commodities, energy, and currencies.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/12/2013 via Reuters

IntercontinentalExchange, acquired NYSE Euronext

synopsis: IntercontinentalExchange Inc's takeover of NYSE Euronext is complete and stock of the combined company will begin trading under the symbol ICE. ICE also plans to spin off Euronext, which includes the Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon stock exchanges, in an IPO likely some time next year.
buyer: IntercontinentalExchange (ICE:$5,588.00)
IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) operates the leading global, electronic marketplace for trading both futures and OTC energy contracts. ICE offers a range of contracts based on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions. "
target: NYSE Euronext (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Euronext is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8,034 [$10,175]
rev ($mm)
$3,584
EBITDA ($mm)
$923
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.4x
closed 12/19/2011 via PR Newswire

RTS Exchange merged with MICEX,

synopsis: MICEX and RTS Exchange have merged, creating a single Russian exchange that is well-positioned to become a leading venue globally for trading across asset classes. The merger creates a one-stop-shop for local and international market participants to trade equities, bonds, derivatives and currencies.
buyer: MICEX
The MICEX Group is the largest exchange in Russia, the CIS countries, and Central and Eastern Europe. It is an integrated exchange structure that provides electronic trade organization, clearing and settlements on trades, and depository and information services. "
target: RTS Exchange
Established in 1995 as the first regulated stock market in Russia, RTS Stock Exchange trades the full range of financial instruments from cash equities to commodity futures. The RTS Index has become the main benchmark for the Russian securities industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/18/2011 via Reuters

Osaka Securities Exchange will be merged with The Tokyo Stock Exchange,

synopsis: The Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange Co Ltd have made a final decision to merge their operations and create the world's third-largest securities bourse. Under the plan, the unlisted Tokyo bourse will first take a stake of up to a two-thirds in the smaller but listed Osaka exchange.
buyer: The Tokyo Stock Exchange
Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc. provides a securities market that supports the fund management and capital raising activities for users in Japan and internationally. It offers market information, including indices, market data, statistics, and listed company information. "
target: Osaka Securities Exchange (OSCUF:$22,492.00)
Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd. provides marketplace for transactions of equities, stock index futures, stock index options, and security options contracts in Japan.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,123 [$771]*
rev ($mm)
$283
EBITDA ($mm)
$148
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.0x
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$300
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 2/2/2012 via BusinessWire

NYSE Euronext cancelled merger with Deutsche Börse Group,

synopsis: NYSE Euronext announced that in light of the decision by the European Commission to block the proposed merger agreement, both companies have agreed to a mutual termination of the business combination agreement originally signed by the Companies on February 15, 2011.
buyer: Deutsche Börse Group (XTRA:DB1:$4,444.63)
As one of the world’s leading exchange organizations, Deutsche Börse Group provides investors, financial institutions and companies access to global capital markets. "
target: NYSE Euronext (NYX:$3,749.00)
NYSE Euronext is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products.
price ($mm)[EV]
$10,252 [$12,385]
rev ($mm)
$4,172
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,071
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
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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$5,602.00
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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.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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.
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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.
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$0.54
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($0.26)
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Ticker: OTCPK:APTY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APT Systems, Inc.
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Ticker: GB:FFA.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FFastFill plc
FFastFill plc
FFastFill is the leading provider of Software as a Service to the global derivatives community, using the latest developments in technology to automate trade flow processes across a firm's front, middle and back offices.
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$24.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.69
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$3.39
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$2.90
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Forex International Trading Corp.
Forex International Trading Corp.
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Ticker: TSXV:ALY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AnalytixInsight
AnalytixInsight
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Brady plc
Brady plc
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EBITDA ($mm)
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253
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Real Estate Investar
Real Estate Investar
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EBITDA ($mm)
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0
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Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc.
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$1,244.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.90
EBIT ($mm)
$184.60
Net Income ($mm)
$142.70
Employees
6896
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Ticker: LSE:GHT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gresham Computing
Gresham Computing
Gresham Computing plc is a leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time transaction control and enterprise data integrity solutions. Gresham’s Clareti software platform is designed to provide financial institutions with complete certainty in their data processing.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$1.73
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$0.98
Net Income ($mm)
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141
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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.
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2020
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$4,669.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,685.20
EBIT ($mm)
$947.10
Net Income ($mm)
$456.90
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22800
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CBOE Holdings, Inc.
CBOE Holdings, Inc.
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2020
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$3,181.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$865.10
EBIT ($mm)
$712.50
Net Income ($mm)
$467.20
Employees
823
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:NDAQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasdaq, Inc.
Nasdaq, Inc.
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$5,926.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,688.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,471.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,028.00
Employees
5585
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Ticker: CME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CME Group
CME Group
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. Their exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes. The CME Globex® electronic trading platform brings buyers and sellers together.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,593.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,975.90
EBIT ($mm)
$2,594.10
Net Income ($mm)
$1,808.00
Employees
4590
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Ticker: XTRA:DB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Börse Group
Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,120.26
EBIT ($mm)
$1,937.87
Net Income ($mm)
$1,221.25
Employees
6881
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Ticker: LSE:LSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
London Stock Exchange Group plc
London Stock Exchange Group plc
London Stock Exchange Group is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,186.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,460.26
EBIT ($mm)
$1,272.44
Net Income ($mm)
$525.11
Employees
4965
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Ticker: SEHK:388
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is a leading financial market operator. From their home in the financial hub of Hong Kong and an additional base in London, they provide world-class facilities for trading and clearing securities and derivatives in Equities, Commodities, Fixed Income and Currency.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,074.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,492.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,432.18
Net Income ($mm)
$1,212.06
Employees
2109
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Ticker: IBKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group, together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,045.51
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$12.53
Employees
960
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Ticker: TSX:X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TMX Group Inc.
TMX Group Inc.
TMX Group is an integrated, multi-asset class exchange group. TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$805.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$497.83
EBIT ($mm)
$437.79
Net Income ($mm)
$253.43
Employees
1385
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Ticker: NZE:NZX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand Exchange Limited
New Zealand Exchange Limited
The NZX Capital Markets (New Zealand Exchange Limited) form a diverse offering for companies wishing to raise growth capital and investors looking for secure and liquid investment opportunities.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$44.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.59
EBIT ($mm)
$14.71
Net Income ($mm)
$8.96
Employees
188
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Ticker: ICE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IntercontinentalExchange
IntercontinentalExchange
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,588.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,469.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,014.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,150.00
Employees
6423
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Ticker: SGX:S68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore Stock Exchange
Singapore Stock Exchange
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is Asia’s leading market infrastructure, facilitating the exchange of capital and ideas to create value for people, businesses and economies. SGX is a vertically integrated business that provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$733.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$419.18
EBIT ($mm)
$388.34
Net Income ($mm)
$326.06
Employees
877
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Ticker: KCG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KCG Holdings, Inc.
KCG Holdings, Inc.
KCG is a leading independent securities firm offering investors a range of services designed to address trading needs across asset classes, product types and time zones. As one of the world’s largest market makers, KCG combines advanced technology with exceptional client service to improve pricing.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,211.64
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$12.26
Employees
1153
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Ticker: AX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axos Financial, Inc
Axos Financial, Inc
Axos Financial, Inc., is the holding company for Axos Bank, a nationwide bank that provides financing for single and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$430.32
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$164.05
Employees
873
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Ticker: JASDAQ:870
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Traders Holdings Co., Ltd.
Traders Holdings Co., Ltd.
Traders Holdings is a Japanese foreign exchange (FX) and securities trading service provider.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$21.65
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
48
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Ticker: INTL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INTL FCStone Inc.
INTL FCStone Inc.
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$37,434.30
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$83.20
Employees
2091
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