Browsing: M&A


Visible Alpha Raises $38 mln Led by Goldman Sachs

Visible Alpha, the New York-based research technology firm founded by a consortium of sell-side investment banks, just announced a $38 mln round of funding led by Goldman Sachs, and a ...

M&A Advisor To Research Firms Is Itself Acquired

Quayle Munro, a London-based M&A advisor often used by research and data firms, was acquired by Los Angeles-based M&A advisor Houlihan Lokey, Inc.  Terms were not announced.  The CEO of ...
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2017 Review: MiFID II Drives Research Industry M&A

MiFID II precipitated much of 2017’s M&A activity, as European banks merged or folded their equities businesses and startups hoping to prosper from MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions raised capital ...
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US IPO Market Rebounds in 2017

According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, 158 IPOs were priced in the US during 2017, while the volume of capital raised also rose to $35.4 bln during the ...

Commcise & RSRCHXchange Partner to Create MiFID II Solution

UK-based buy-side commission and RPA management software provider Commcise, recently announced that it has partnered with research aggregator RSRCHXchange, to create an end-to-end research management solution for asset managers subject ...

Natixis and Oddo Plan to Merge Cash Equities Units

French bank Natixis and Franco-German investment bank Oddo BHF Securities are reportedly in discussions about merging their equities units as research unbundling provisions under MiFID II are slated to take ...

Kepler Cheuvreux Partners With Belgian Bank

Six months after its deal with Swedbank, Paris-based Kepler Cheuvreux has partnered with Belfius Bank, one of the largest banks in Belgium.  Kepler now has strong local partners in Italy, ...
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Blueshift Research and Intro-act Merge

Blueshift Research, LLC, an established Boston-based independent research firm recently announced a merger with Intro-act, LLC, a FinTech firm focused on providing corporate access solutions to issuers and institutional investors. ...

Visible Alpha Buys Alpha Exchange

Broker-owned Visible Alpha announced it has acquired research aggregator Alpha Exchange, a move which significantly changes the research distribution landscape.  By merging with Visible Alpha it will be easier for ...

Despite Investment From Goldman Sachs, Can Crux Informatics Succeed Where Others Failed?

Alternative data outsourcer Crux Informatics closed a $10 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments Group.  Crux, which is a reboot of failed venture Incapture Technologies, ...
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