Browsing: M&A

Moody’s Buys Majority of Copal

11/21/2011
New York, NY – Early last week, New York-based ratings agency Moody’s Corp. acquired a majority stake in Indian research outsourcing firm Copal Partners for an undisclosed sum.  The investment ...

Washington Research Group Close to Deal

11/18/2011
According to the New York Times, Washington Research Group (WRG), the prominent policy research firm orphaned by the demise of MF Global, is about to find a new home.  Sources ...

GLG Invests in Chinese Social Media Startup

11/08/2011
Gerson Lehrman Group (“GLG”), the leading expert network, made a minority investment in Shanghai-based Ushi.com, a Chinese version of LinkedIn.  The investment reflects GLG’s continued drive to diversify its business, ...

Markit Acquires QSG

11/03/2011
Markit, a financial information provider best known for its CDS data,  announced it had purchased Quantitative Services Group (QSG), an independent research providing equity research and trading analytics.  Terms of ...

Lil’ Orphan Washington Research Group

11/01/2011
Pity the Washington Research Group.  Their parent, MF Global, is now history and they are orphaned, for the fourth time.  The only consolation is that they are used to it. Washington ...

Roubini’s RGE for Sale

10/14/2011
New York – The news broke out this week that Nouriel Roubini is selling his firm Roubini Global Economics (RGE). Mr. Roubini has not commented yet, but CNBC reports that ...

State Street Gains Pulse With Acquisition

09/21/2011
New York, NY – According to a Press Release, State Street Corporation agreed this morning to purchase Boston-based agency broker, Pulse Trading.  Besides offering traditional high touch agency brokerage services, Pulse Trading ...

Bloomberg Makes Biggest Purchase with BNA

08/29/2011
New York, NY – Last Thursday, Bloomberg, L.P., the New York-based financial information and media giant, announced the largest acquisition in the company’s 30-year history, with a $990 mln bid ...

Are Execution-Only Agency Brokers Dying?

08/08/2011
New York, NY – The past few years have been extremely challenging for many participants in the global financial markets, but none have had a more difficult time than execution-only ...

Sabrient Systems Acquires Qualitative Research Unit of Gradient Analytics

08/05/2011
SANTA BARBARA, CA — (Marketwire – Aug 4, 2011) – Equity research firm Sabrient Systems announces the acquisition of selected assets of Gradient Analytics, including the use of the brand ...
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