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Private Equity Firms Continue to Cash Out of Nielsen Stock

04/28/2015
Private equity investors in market research firm Nielsen are planning to sell off another 20 million shares in a secondary offering that will not benefit Nielsen. Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) ...
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KeyCorp Keeps Pacific Crest As Separate Subsidiary

04/21/2015
Although KeyCorp announced that it has completed the merger of Pacific Crest Securities into KeyBanc Capital Markets, it has retained a separate organization structure, for now. Pacific Crest, based in ...
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Estimize Raises $3 Million in Series B Funding

04/10/2015
A year after its previous funding, Estimize.com, a provider of crowd-sourced financial estimates, raised $3 million in Series B funding, bringing its total funding to date to $5.6 million. The ...
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FactSet Acquires ETF.com Data and Analytics

04/06/2015
FactSet Research Systems has agreed to buy the data and analytics business of ETF.com. Terms were not disclosed. As part of the deal, ETF.com’s seven person analytic team have become ...
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Japaninvest Acquired by Chinese Investment Bank

04/04/2015
Haitong International Securities Group, China's second largest securities firm, completed its acquisition of independent research provider Japaninvest Group which has now become Haitong Institutional Cash Equities. The acquisition is the ...
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Stifel Passes On Sterne Agee’s Equity Business

03/31/2015
Stifel Financial Corp acquired Sterne Agee Group but spun off its equity business to CRT Capital Group. The move was a clear signal that Stifel is not looking to expand ...
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Geospatial Big Data Firm Raises $8.7 Million

03/22/2015
Orbital Insight, a geospatial big data company, announced it has closed an $8.7 million Series A round led by Sequoia. Bloomberg Beta, Google Ventures, citizen.vc and Lux Capital also participated ...
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Big Data Firm Dataminr Raises $130 Million

03/17/2015
Dataminr, which generates news and signals from Twitter, announced that it has raised $130 million in a financing round led by Fidelity Management and Research Company, with additional institutional investments ...
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Stifel May Buy UK Broker

03/11/2015
The Financial Times reports that Stifel Financial is in talks to acquire UK small cap broker Charles Stanley Securities. London based Charles Stanley has eight equity research analysts covering 150 ...
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Verisk Analytics Buys Wood Mackenzie

03/10/2015
Verisk Analytics, Inc., a data and analytics supplier to the insurance industry, won the bidding for energy industry consulting firm Wood Mackenzie.  Verisk will pay £1.85 billion (US$2.8 billion) representing ...
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