Browsing: M&A

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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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AI-Powered Expert Network Receives Angel Funding

12/19/2018
Cambridge UK startup techspert.io, a new expert network which uses artificial intelligence to source experts, secured £1 million ($1.3 million) in a second round of angel funding.  The company has ...
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Geospatial Firm TellusLabs Bought By Agricultural Company

12/17/2018
Indigo Ag, a new-wave agricultural company seeking to improve crop yields sustainably, acquired geospatial analysis firm TellusLabs.  Terms were not disclosed. Indigo Ag, founded in 2014 to substitute microbial techniques ...
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7Park Data Acquired by Vista Equity Partners

12/13/2018
7Park Data, a provider of alternative data driven analytics and data processing technology to asset managers, private equity and Fortune 500 companies, today announced it has been acquired by Vista ...
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Quandl Cashes Out

12/04/2018
Nasdaq announced it has acquired Quandl, Inc, a leading provider of alternative and core financial data.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Toronto-based Quandl will be an easy fit ...
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