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AlphaSense Raises $50 mln Series B Funding Round Led by Innovation Endeavors

07/17/2019
AI-powered information search provider for corporate and investor clients, AlphaSense, Inc., announced today that it has secured $50 mln in Series B funding led by Innovation Endeavors and Soros Fund ...
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2nd Qtr 2019 US IPO Market Strongest in Years

07/15/2019
According to global IPO advisor Renaissance Capital, 62 IPOs were priced in the US during the 2nd Qtr of 2019, the highest number of deals priced in four years.  The ...
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Smartkarma Receives Investment from SGX, Launches Research Incubator in Singapore

07/12/2019
Research distribution platform Smartkarma announced it received a ‘strategic investment’ from Singapore Exchange (SGX) as it prepares to officially launch a corporate access product.  It also opened in Singapore a program ...
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Refinitiv Makes Strategic Investment in BattleFin

06/21/2019
Earlier this week, Refinitiv, formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, announced that it was making a strategic investment into alternative data platform and marketplace BattleFin.  As part ...
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Two Sigma Invests in AI-Driven Expert Network NewtonX

06/19/2019
NewtonX, an ambitious expert network seeking to disrupt the industry through technology and lower pricing, closed a $12 million Series A funding round led by Two Sigma Ventures.  Third Prime ...
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London Stock Exchange Acquires ESG Rating Agency, Beyond Ratings

06/06/2019
London Stock Exchange Group has purchased Paris-based Beyond Ratings, a credit rating agency which focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.  The LSE plans to market the firm’s ESG ...
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Liquidnet Buys Prattle to Attract PMs and Analysts

06/05/2019
Three weeks after its announced acquisition of RSRCHXchange, Liquidnet, a leading institutional trading network, purchased sentiment analysis provider Prattle as it seeks to increase its AI and alternative data offerings.  ...

Morningstar Ramps Up Credit Ratings Biz by Acquiring DBRS

06/03/2019
Chicago-based provider of investment research, data and analytics, Morningstar (MORN), recently announced that it has purchased 40 year old credit ratings agency DBRS for close to $669 million.  This acquisition ...
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Baader Bank Praises Outsourced Research Relationship with AlphaValue

05/22/2019
Baader Helvea, a mid-tier German investment bank, extolled its research partnership with independent research firm AlphaValue as the bank stemmed losses in the first quarter of 2019.  For AlphaValue, the ...
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Corporate Access Provider Meetyl Bites the Dust

05/17/2019
Meetyl, an early corporate access platform provider, is being shut down by its parent Glass Lewis, according to industry sources.  After the company’s senior staff migrated to alternative pursuits, most ...
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