Browsing: M&A

Lazard Capital Markets Transitions Employees to FBR

10/16/2013
Lazard Capital Markets (LCM) sent a team of 29 research analysts, salespeople and traders to FBR in a negotiated settlement.  Bloomberg reported last month that LCM was exploring strategic options ...

Meredith Whitney Shutters Research Biz and Opens Hedge Fund

10/14/2013
Last week, it was reported that well-known financial services analyst, Meredith Whitney, recently shuttered her independent research business and is preparing to launch a long/short hedge fund instead.  Ms. Whitney’s ...

Playing the Index Game

10/08/2013
Two recent tweets (yes, we have joined the 21st century) remind us that indexing is a potentially profitable business model for research providers.  Unfortunately it takes time and money — ...

S&P Capital IQ Considers Selling Fund Research Unit

08/20/2013
After recently completing an annual review of its product portfolio, S&P Capital IQ, a division of McGraw Hill Financial is said to be looking into “strategic alternatives” for its fund ...

Capital Economics For Sale

08/09/2013
Capital Economics, Ltd., a London-based economics research firm, is reportedly for sale.  Capital Economics was founded in 1999 by Roger Bootle, a former HSBC chief economist, and ...

A New Expert Network Alliance

08/07/2013
WorldOne, an international survey company primarily serving the healthcare industry, has partnered with a recently formed expert network, ExpertConnect, to improve its expert network capabilities.  The partnership allows WorldOne to ...

Ford Equity Research Acquires Columbine

07/23/2013
Ford Equity Research has acquired Columbine Capital Services’ quantitative research business through an exclusive licensing agreement.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Effectively immediately, Ford assumed Columbine’s operations, including production, ...

IHS Acquires PFC Energy

06/24/2013
New York, NY – Last week, Englewood, Colorado-based global research, consulting, and analytics provider IHS, Inc. acquired PFC Energy, a well-established provider of consulting and information services for the oil ...

Goodbye CFRA, Hello Governance Research

04/30/2013
In the wake of CFRA’s spinoff, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading proxy research provider, announced it is now distributing third party governance research. The move underlines the question ...

Goldman Sells Last Hudson Street Vestige

03/19/2013
Goldman Sachs received $32.5 million for its remaining stake in Epocrates Inc, after the healthcare technology company was acquired by athenahealth Inc., according to a securities filing on Friday.  Epocrates ...
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