Browsing: M&A


1st Qtr 2019 US IPO Market Weakest Since 2016

According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, only 18 IPOs were priced in the US during the 1st Qtr of 2019, the lowest number of IPOs seen in a ...

Alternative Data Platform Thinknum Raises $11.6 Million

Thinknum, a leading source of web data, closed an $11.6 million Series A funding round.  The move signals Thinknum's ambition to continue to aggressively scale its platform. Thinknum will use ...

MiFID II Adds Pressure to Shrinking Asset Management Industry

The growing M&A trend in the asset management industry is being caused by a number of factors, including shrinking revenue due to the rise in passive management, and rising costs ...

Alternative Data Energy Firm Vortexa Raises £4.4 Million

London-based Vortexa, which tracks global supplies of oil products using geospatial data along with other sources, closed a £4.4 million ($5.8 million) Series A round.  Led by London venture capital ...

US IPO Activity Rebounds in February

Following depressed US IPO activity during January, the number of IPOs priced rebounded to 10 deals in February, the highest monthly number of IPOs seen since last October when 22 ...

Alternative Data Software Firm Raises Capital From Barclays and Fidelity International

Data management software provider Hivemind, spun off from quantitative hedge fund Winton Group last summer, closed a seed round led by Fidelity International and Barclays. Fidelity International said it hoped ...

Alternative Data Firm Second Measure Receives $20 Million Funding

Transaction data specialist Second Measure closed a $20 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs and Bessemer Venture Partners and joined by Citi Ventures.  Jefferies Financial Group was a ...
Premium Buys Connotate

02/14/2019, a leading web scraping tool provider, acquired Connotate, an early entrant into the space. Terms were not announced.  The purchase firmly establishes as the leader in the web ...
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Gov’t Shutdown Slows January US IPO Activity

According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, the US Government shutdown limited the number of IPOs priced during January to a single deal, the lowest monthly number of IPOs ...
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Seeking Alpha Buys Quant Research Firm

Seeking Alpha, a leading source of crowd-sourced research, acquired CressCap Investment Research, a quantitative research firm which incorporates fundamental and technical elements in its analysis.  Terms were not disclosed.  The ...
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