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Refinitiv Makes Strategic Investment in BattleFin

Earlier this week, Refinitiv, formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, announced that it was making a strategic investment into alternative data platform and marketplace BattleFin.  As part ...

Two Sigma Invests in AI-Driven Expert Network NewtonX

NewtonX, an ambitious expert network seeking to disrupt the industry through technology and lower pricing, closed a $12 million Series A funding round led by Two Sigma Ventures.  Third Prime ...

London Stock Exchange Acquires ESG Rating Agency, Beyond Ratings

London Stock Exchange Group has purchased Paris-based Beyond Ratings, a credit rating agency which focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.  The LSE plans to market the firm’s ESG ...

Liquidnet Buys Prattle to Attract PMs and Analysts

Three weeks after its announced acquisition of RSRCHXchange, Liquidnet, a leading institutional trading network, purchased sentiment analysis provider Prattle as it seeks to increase its AI and alternative data offerings.  ...

Morningstar Ramps Up Credit Ratings Biz by Acquiring DBRS

Chicago-based provider of investment research, data and analytics, Morningstar (MORN), recently announced that it has purchased 40 year old credit ratings agency DBRS for close to $669 million.  This acquisition ...
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Baader Bank Praises Outsourced Research Relationship with AlphaValue

Baader Helvea, a mid-tier German investment bank, extolled its research partnership with independent research firm AlphaValue as the bank stemmed losses in the first quarter of 2019.  For AlphaValue, the ...
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Corporate Access Provider Meetyl Bites the Dust

Meetyl, an early corporate access platform provider, is being shut down by its parent Glass Lewis, according to industry sources.  After the company’s senior staff migrated to alternative pursuits, most ...

Liquidnet Takes a Flyer on Research Aggregator RSRCHXchange

Liquidnet, a New York-based institutional trading network, acquired the small UK-based research aggregator RSRCHXchange for an undisclosed amount.  Liquidnet positioned the acquisition as a merger of alternative data and investment ...
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US IPO Activity Rebounds in April

Following weak US IPO activity during March, the number of IPOs priced rebounded to 16 deals in April, the highest monthly number of IPOs seen since last October when 22 ...

Macquarie Continues Downsizing Cash Equities with Canadian Exit

After reducing its London-based cash equities staff last year, Macquarie Capital is shutting down its Canadian cash equities business.  For a commodities-oriented firm like Macquarie, the move intimates broader restructuring ...
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