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S&P Buys Kensho Betting Big On AI

03/07/2018
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 ...
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Jefferies Forms New Banking and Research Partnership with Bank of China

03/02/2018
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 ...
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Frontier Strategy Group Acquires Ducker Worldwide, Adding Market Research

02/16/2018
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, ...
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Euromoney Makes Tidy Profit Unloading Economic Data Unit

02/14/2018
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

02/13/2018
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

02/12/2018
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

02/05/2018
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 ...
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Thomson Reuters Sells Financial Markets Unit to Blackstone Group

02/01/2018
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 ...
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Instinet Rebuts Rumored US Research Closing By Nomura

01/23/2018
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

01/19/2018
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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