Browsing: M&A

NASDAQ Buys Dorsey Wright for $225 Million

01/06/2015
Nasdaq announced that it will acquire technical analysis provider Dorsey, Wright & Associates, LLC (DWA).   However, the motivation for the purchase is not DWA’s research, but its 17 ETFs and ...
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Credit Rater DBRS Sold to PE Firms

12/23/2014
DBRS, a Canadian credit rating agency, will be sold to a group of investors led by the private equity firms Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus for an undisclosed amount rumored ...
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Medical Marijuana Company Buys Midtown Partners

12/18/2014
India Globalization Capital, Inc. (IGC), a publicly traded conglomerate with interests in medical marijuana, announced the acquisition of Midtown Partners & Co, LLC, a small New York-based investment bank, as ...
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IHS Buys Infonetics

12/16/2014
IHS Inc., a leading industry consulting firm, has acquired Infonetics Research, a telecommunications market research firm.   Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Infonetics Research provides market intelligence on equipment, ...
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Large Sale of Nielsen Stock Benefits Private Equity

12/12/2014
Nielsen has announced the forthcoming sale of 20m shares of its common stock at a maximum price of $43.61.  Although the proceeds would top $1 billion at current prices for ...
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Hearst Increases Stake in Fitch for $2 Billion

12/12/2014
Hearst Corporation is paying $1.97 billion for an additional 30 percent stake in Fitch Group, the parent of the third-largest credit ratings firm.  Fitch's valuation in the transaction is around ...
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Moody’s Completes Ownership of Copal Amba

12/08/2014
Moody’s Corporation completed its acquisition of the remaining outstanding shares of Copal Amba.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Moody’s purchased a majority share in Copal Partners in 2011 ...
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Goldman Leads $15 million Investment in Kensho

11/23/2014
Goldman Sachs was the lead investor in a $15 million financing in big data analytics start-up Kensho.  Other investors included Google Ventures, Accel Partners and NBCUniversal News Group. Kensho is ...
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Policy Firm Head Exits and Sells Firm

11/21/2014
The founder of McBee Strategic, a Washington policy research and lobbying firm, has been hired as President and CEO of NRG Home, a consumer-oriented subsidiary of  NRG Energy.  Meanwhile, his ...
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Carlyle & Euromoney Buy Dealogic

11/05/2014
Management of the investment banking data firm Dealogic have sold the firm for $700m (£439.34m) to a consortium led by private equity firm Carlyle Group.  The valuation for the deal ...
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