Browsing: M&A

UK Broker Folds Into Cantor Fitzgerald

02/13/2013
Venerable UK stockbroker Seymour Pierce signed a “pre-pack” agreement with Cantor Fitzgerald last week, under which it went briefly into insolvency before transferring assets to Cantor.  Cantor recently added equity ...

Gaming Research Providers Form Alliance

02/12/2013
Gaming industry analysts Frank Fantini and Todd Eilers have formed a strategic alliance to to create and distribute gaming market research reports.  The main focus of the collaboration is a ...

Cowen Group Acquires Dahlman Rose

02/11/2013
New York, NY – A few weeks ago, New York City based financial services firm, Cowen Group, said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dahlman Rose & Co., a ...

Another Brokerage Casualty: CapStone Investments

02/08/2013
CapStone Investments Inc., a San Diego-based stock-research boutique, shut its doors in mid-January after merger talks with Ascendiant Capital Markets LLC collapsed, according to an article in the San Diego ...

Equity Research and IPOs

02/05/2013
Tim Keating of Keating Capital, a publicly traded company which makes pre-IPO investments emerging growth companies, has published a thoughtful white paper on the impact on IPOs from changes in ...

ConvergEx Sells Eze Castle

01/23/2013
ConvergEx Holdings announced today the sale of its software platform business, consisting primarily of order management services provider Eze Castle Software LLC and execution management services provider RealTick ...

B. Riley Acquires Caris & Co.

12/24/2012
New York, NY – Early last week, Los Angeles-based investment bank, B. Riley & Co., LLC announced that it was acquiring San Diego-based investment bank Caris & Company to increase its ...

Decision Resources Group Acquires UK-Based Abacus International

12/10/2012
New York, NY – Last week, Burlington, Massachusetts-based research and advisory firm for the healthcare industry, Decision Resources Group (DRG), announced that it was acquiring UK-based Abacus International, a provider ...

Stifel Buys KBW

11/08/2012
The Stifel Financial Group has agreed to buy Keefe Bruyette & Woods (KBW) in a deal valued at $575 million, giving Stifel a foothold in the lucrative business of advising ...

MSCI to Acquire IPD Group

10/31/2012
MSCI Inc. announced it is acquiring IPD Group Ltd., a London-based real-estate research provider for $125 million.  The transaction confirms the low multiples being fetched by research properties. IPD Group (originally ...
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