Browsing: M&A

Moody’s Acquires KPO Provider Amba Research

12/16/2013
New York, NY – Last week global credit ratings firm, Moody’s Corp, acquired Bangalore and New York-based investment research and knowledge outsourcing provider Amba Research Services for an undisclosed sum.  ...

Jefferies’ Equity Expansion Strategy

12/11/2013
After a near-death experience and a sale to a company that owns meat packing plants, Jefferies was written off as a contender for bulge bracket status.  This assessment may be ...

A Merger for Mergermarket?

11/25/2013
Mergermarket Group, a successful business intelligence research firm covering the M&A, distressed, and debt markets, is being auctioned by Pearson, the parent of the Financial Times which currently owns Mergermarket. ...

NPD Group Acquires Sports Market Research Firm

10/17/2013
The NPD Group, a leading provider of point-of-sale (POS) information, is acquiring Leisure Trends, a market research firm specializing in the sports and recreation sector.  Terms of the acquisition were ...

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 ...
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