Browsing: M&A

Ford Equity Research Acquires Columbine

07/23/2013
Ford Equity Research has acquired Columbine Capital Services’ quantitative research business through an exclusive licensing agreement.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Effectively immediately, Ford assumed Columbine’s operations, including production, ...

IHS Acquires PFC Energy

06/24/2013
New York, NY – Last week, Englewood, Colorado-based global research, consulting, and analytics provider IHS, Inc. acquired PFC Energy, a well-established provider of consulting and information services for the oil ...

Goodbye CFRA, Hello Governance Research

04/30/2013
In the wake of CFRA’s spinoff, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading proxy research provider, announced it is now distributing third party governance research. The move underlines the question ...

Goldman Sells Last Hudson Street Vestige

03/19/2013
Goldman Sachs received $32.5 million for its remaining stake in Epocrates Inc, after the healthcare technology company was acquired by athenahealth Inc., according to a securities filing on Friday.  Epocrates ...

MSCI To Sell CFRA

03/14/2013
MSCI released a terse press release yesterday announcing it will be selling CFRA, a leading forensic research provider, to an undisclosed ‘private investor’ for an undisclosed price.  Is Howard Schilit ...

Footnoted Relaunches Website After Buy-Back

03/04/2013
New York, NY – Footnoted.com, a well-known financial website used by both retail and professional investors to investigate potential issues buried deep in public companies’ SEC filings, relaunched its website ...

UK Broker Folds Into Cantor Fitzgerald

02/13/2013
Venerable UK stockbroker Seymour Pierce signed a “pre-pack” agreement with Cantor Fitzgerald last week, under which it went briefly into insolvency before transferring assets to Cantor.  Cantor recently added equity ...

Gaming Research Providers Form Alliance

02/12/2013
Gaming industry analysts Frank Fantini and Todd Eilers have formed a strategic alliance to to create and distribute gaming market research reports.  The main focus of the collaboration is a ...

Cowen Group Acquires Dahlman Rose

02/11/2013
New York, NY – A few weeks ago, New York City based financial services firm, Cowen Group, said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dahlman Rose & Co., a ...

Another Brokerage Casualty: CapStone Investments

02/08/2013
CapStone Investments Inc., a San Diego-based stock-research boutique, shut its doors in mid-January after merger talks with Ascendiant Capital Markets LLC collapsed, according to an article in the San Diego ...
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