Browsing: M&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 ...

More Research Consolidation

10/18/2012
ThinkEquity LLC is shuttering its equity group, including research, because of the declining commission environment.  The firm employed a total of about 100 people, including 15 senior research analysts, primarily ...

Footnoted Bought Back From Morningstar

09/26/2012
Financial Fineprint, Inc., a privately held firm led by Michelle Leder, has bought back the Footnoted business from Morningstar, which includes the footnoted.com website (formerly footnoted.org) and ...

Eze Castle and RealTick for Sale

09/12/2012
New York, NY – According to an article in Traders Magazine earlier this week, institutional brokerage and technology firm, ConvergEx is looking to sell two of its better known properties ...
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