Browsing: M&A

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 ...

Goldman Sachs Closes Down Hudson Street Services

08/27/2012
New York, NY – A few weeks ago, Reuters published an article about Goldman Sachs shutting down its independent research marketing unit citing a lack of interest from the firm’s ...

FactSet Acquires StreetAccount

07/06/2012
FactSet Research Systems Inc., a leading market data provider, has acquired StreetAccount LLC, which organizes news content for institutional investors.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition is ...

Roubini Acquires Country Risk Firm

07/03/2012
Roubini Global Economics (RGE), a macroeconomic strategy research firm, announced the acquisition of UK-based Country Insights, which provides country risk analysis.  Terms of the acquisition were not announced. Country Insights was ...

Selective Disclosure in Facebook IPO?

05/29/2012
New York, NY – Last week, a number of state and federal regulators announced that they plan to investigate the IPO of Facebook shares.  In addition, numerous lawsuits have been ...

Markit Acquires Enterprise Data Management Firm Cadis

05/09/2012
New York, NY – Financial information services company Markit today announced an agreement to acquire New York-based provider of enterprise data management services, Cadis. Markit, based in London, said the acquisition ...
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