Browsing: M&A


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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Fourth Quarter 2018 Bellwether Research Valuations Fell Sharply

According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates, the international M&A advisor[1], average valuations in the fourth quarter of 2018 for large publicly traded research and ...

Sustainalytics Buys Proxy Voting Firm

Leading ESG research firm Sustainalytics purchased GES International, a Swedish company that offers engagement and proxy services to asset owners.  The move deepens Sustainalytics’ impact with asset managers and issuers, ...
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2018 Review: Alternative Data Dominated 2018 M&A Activity

Alternative data mergers and capital raises were the highlight of research industry M&A activity, as MiFID II evidenced little of the expected consolidation in research capacity -- so far.  S&P ...
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US IPO Market Continues to Strengthen in 2018

According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, 191 IPOs were priced in the US during 2018, while the volume of capital raised also rose to $46.8 bln during the ...

Commission Management Provider Commcise Sells to Euronext

London-based commission management software provider Commcise sold a majority share to Amsterdam-based European exchange Euronext for £27 million ($34 million) representing 78% ownership. Commcise’s revenue model is based on recurring software ...

Leerink Sells Out For Modest Valuation

Boston-based healthcare investment bank Leerink Partners was acquired by SVB Financial Group, parent of Silicon Valley Bank, for $280 million.   Following financial sector boutique Autonomous Research's sale for a 'modest ...
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