Browsing: M&A

Geospatial Analysis Firm Orbital Insight Raises $50 Million

Orbital Insight, a geospatial big data company, completed a $50 million Series C round of financing led by venture capital firm Sequoia. The fresh capital brings the company’s total fundraising ...

B. Riley Expands Small Cap Research With Wunderlich Acquisition

Three months after announcing its purchase of FRB & Co, Los Angeles investment bank B.Riley Financial plans to buy Memphis-based Wunderlich Securities.  B.Riley envisions a combined research department of 49 ...

Moody’s Pays Premium For Bureau van Dijk But There Are Good Reasons

Not to be outdone by S&P’s pricey acquisition of SNL, Moody’s Corporation announced it will be acquiring company information provider Bureau van Dijk for €3.0 billion (approximately $3.27 billion).  The ...

Alternative Data Firm Eagle Alpha Raising More Capital

Eagle Alpha, a Dublin-based alternative data firm, is planning to complete a current funding round of less than $2 million in the third quarter of 2017, according to an article ...
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Corrected: Head of Marex Spectron Independent Research Distribution Unit Departs

A year after a defection of one of its co-heads, Marex Spectron lost the other co-head of its unit distributing independent research.  However, Marex Spectron says it is not shuttering ...
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Zacks Shutters Investment Banking Affiliate

Zacks Group, parent of retail-oriented Zacks Investment Research, has closed its investment banking subsidiary, ZacksInvest. Principals involved in the enterprise have moved to other positions, and the ZacksInvest website has ...

Bellwether Research Valuations Increased in Q1 2017

According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, in the first quarter of 2017 average valuations for large publicly traded research and ...
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Sidoti Pulls IPO, Launches Issuer-Paid Research

Small cap researcher Sidoti & Company withdrew its IPO, reflecting a lack of investor interest in the proposed offering.  Separately, Sidoti has launched company-sponsored research with modest initial success. Sidoti ...

Research Aggregator Street Contxt Raises Capital

Research aggregator Street Contxt raised capital in a venture funding, including investment received from a private equity affiliate of Point72 Asset Management.  The new capital will be used to launch ...

Cowen Acquires Convergex For $116 Million

Mid-tier brokerage Cowen Group is acquiring agency broker Convergex Group, as it continues to scale its cash equities business. Cowen is offering $116 million in cash and Cowen common stock, ...
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