Browsing: M&A

Wall Street Suffers Plunge in Equity Volumes & Volatility

06/16/2014
Despite the pickup in equity commissions seen in 2013, Wall Street is now experiencing a sharp downturn in equity trading volume and volatility over the past few months – factors ...
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Rosenblatt Securities Takes Over Wedge Partners

05/22/2014
A year after taking over Wedge Partners trading desk, Rosenblatt Securities has now absorbed the rest of the technology research boutique.  Wedge Partners founder Kirk Adams is now the head ...

Morningstar Buys BuyAllAccounts

04/02/2014
Morningstar Inc., a leading research provider to the retail channel, announced it has acquired ByAllAccounts, Inc., a provider of account aggregation data to financial advisors, asset managers and wealth managers.  ...

Estimize Caps Off Three Big Wins With $1.2 mln Funding

03/31/2014
Last week saw some great upsets in the NCAA Division I Men’s basketball tournament (Go Flyers and Huskies!). However, crowd-sourced earnings estimate provider, Estimize, experienced its own March Madness last ...

HAL 9000 Comes To Investment Research

01/27/2014
In 2001: A Space Odyssey, a sentient computer stars as one of the scariest screen villains of all time eventually forcing the crew of the Discovery One spacecraft to shut ...

CFRA and Management CV Announce Strategic Alliance

01/09/2014
Earlier this week, well-known independent forensic accounting research firm, CFRA, announced that it had formed a strategic alliance with Management CV, a research firm focused on conducting due diligence and ...

Outlook for 2014

01/06/2014
It is time for us to squint into the crystal ball for 2014… Equity commissions By rights, 2013 should have been a boom year for equity commissions.  The S&P 500 increased 32% ...

2013 in Review

12/30/2013
Market Environment After a strong first quarter, commissions frustratingly continued their five year decline despite a robust stock market.  One positive for equity research (and a negative for macro research) was ...

More M&A: Mergermarket Sale and the Purchase of Revere Data

12/18/2013
Pearson’s auction of Mergermarket Group, a research firm covering the M&A and related markets, was a success.   BC Partners, a London-based private-equity firm, bought Mergermarket for £382 million ($623 ...

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.  ...
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