Browsing: M&A

PGR Closes Offices

06/01/2011
New York – The NYTimes Dealbook reports that Primary Global Research has closed its offices, but says it is still open for business: The government’s widespread crackdown on insider trading on ...

Consolidating Expert Networks

05/17/2011
New York – The downsizing of the expert network industry has begun.  Business Connect China, a China-based expert network, is merging with Circle of Experts and Tribeca Insights to form ...

Springboard Research Acquired by Forrester

05/13/2011
New York –  Forrester Research, Inc. acquired Springboard Research, a Singapore-based provider of IT industry research focused on Asia Pacific and emerging markets.  Forrester paid $9 million cash less certain ...

youDevise’s Expanding (First) Coverage

03/18/2011
New York – youDevise Ltd. Of London and First Coverage of Boston recently announced that they would combine their firms to form one entity which will operate under the youDevise ...

Slim Multiples

03/07/2011
New York – Increased mergers and acquisitions activity is moving valuations higher, but independent research firms looking for exits should not get too excited.  While multiples are improving, they remain ...

IPOs & Research

03/01/2011
New York – U.S. IPO volume is up 300% so far this year, reinforcing the pendulum swing back in favor of large broker dealer research.  IPOs garner higher commission allocations, ...

Ticonderoga Said to Buy Soleil

02/11/2011
New York – Bloomberg Businessweek reports today that Ticonderoga Securities LLC, the New York-based broker-dealer started in 2009, has reached a preliminary agreement to buy independent research firm Soleil Securities ...

Silver Lake takes a Piece of Gerson Lehrman

12/20/2007
Yesterday, Gerson Lehrman Group announced that it had reached an agreement with Silver Lake Partners, a leading private equity firm in the technology space. The agreement calls for Silver Lake to ...
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