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S&P Buys Kensho Betting Big On AI

S&P Global’s $550 million acquisition of Kensho Technologies represents a major strategic move into artificial intelligence and machine learning.  The value of the acquisition is not just in new product ...

Jefferies Forms New Banking and Research Partnership with Bank of China

New York-based investment bank, Jefferies, LLC recently announced a partnership with BOC International Holdings Limited (BOCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of China to jointly provide investment banking, capital ...

Frontier Strategy Group Acquires Ducker Worldwide, Adding Market Research

Frontier Strategy Group, an emerging markets research firm which offers an expert network, is acquiring Ducker Worldwide, a Michigan-based market research and consulting firm.  Terms were not disclosed. For now, ...

Euromoney Makes Tidy Profit Unloading Economic Data Unit

Euromoney Institutional Investor is selling its business that collects economic data on emerging markets to CITIC’s private equity unit and Caixin Global for $180.5 million. Although the sale price generates ...

ISS Acquires EVA Dimensions After ESG Success

Proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) acquired EVA Dimensions LLC, a provider of cash-flow based analysis of corporate performance, for an undisclosed sum.  The purchase follows ISS’s integration of ESG ...
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US IPO Market Posts Strong YTD Results

According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, the number of IPOs priced in the US so far this year surged 86% compared to same period last year, while the ...
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London Research Boutique Acquired by GlobalData

CM Research, an independent research firm founded by technology analyst Cyrus Mewawalla, is being acquired by GlobalData plc, a London-based business information company focusing on the technology, consumer and healthcare ...

Thomson Reuters Sells Financial Markets Unit to Blackstone Group

Earlier this week, the financial markets were surprised by news that Thomson Reuters Corp. was selling its financial and risk division to a consortium of investors led by private equity ...

Instinet Rebuts Rumored US Research Closing By Nomura

Instinet appointed a new head of US research and sales, as it sought to counteract statements made by Nomura’s CEO apparently contemplating the closure of its US research operations.   The ...
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Bellwether Research Valuations Continue to Improve in Q4 2017

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