Browsing: M&A

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Import.io Buys Connotate

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

02/04/2019
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

01/28/2019
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

01/14/2019
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 ...
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Sustainalytics Buys Proxy Voting Firm

01/11/2019
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

01/10/2019
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

01/02/2019
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 ...
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Commission Management Provider Commcise Sells to Euronext

12/21/2018
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 ...
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Leerink Sells Out For Modest Valuation

12/21/2018
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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Web Harvesting Platform Import.io Receives $15.5 Million Funding

12/20/2018
Import.io, a leading web scraping tool provider, closed a $15.5 million Series B funding round bringing its total financing to $38.3 million to date.  The proceeds will be used for ...
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