Browsing: M&A


Thomson Reuters Sells Financial Markets Unit to Blackstone Group

Earlier this week, the financial markets were surprised by news that Thomson Reuters Corp. was selling its financial and risk division to a consortium of investors led by private equity ...

Instinet Rebuts Rumored US Research Closing By Nomura

Instinet appointed a new head of US research and sales, as it sought to counteract statements made by Nomura’s CEO apparently contemplating the closure of its US research operations.   The ...
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Bellwether Research Valuations Continue to Improve in Q4 2017

According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, average valuations for large publicly traded research and information firms increased in the fourth ...

Visible Alpha Raises $38 mln Led by Goldman Sachs

Visible Alpha, the New York-based research technology firm founded by a consortium of sell-side investment banks, just announced a $38 mln round of funding led by Goldman Sachs, and a ...

M&A Advisor To Research Firms Is Itself Acquired

Quayle Munro, a London-based M&A advisor often used by research and data firms, was acquired by Los Angeles-based M&A advisor Houlihan Lokey, Inc.  Terms were not announced.  The CEO of ...
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2017 Review: MiFID II Drives Research Industry M&A

MiFID II precipitated much of 2017’s M&A activity, as European banks merged or folded their equities businesses and startups hoping to prosper from MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions raised capital ...
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US IPO Market Rebounds in 2017

According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, 158 IPOs were priced in the US during 2017, while the volume of capital raised also rose to $35.4 bln during the ...

Commcise & RSRCHXchange Partner to Create MiFID II Solution

UK-based buy-side commission and RPA management software provider Commcise, recently announced that it has partnered with research aggregator RSRCHXchange, to create an end-to-end research management solution for asset managers subject ...

Natixis and Oddo Plan to Merge Cash Equities Units

French bank Natixis and Franco-German investment bank Oddo BHF Securities are reportedly in discussions about merging their equities units as research unbundling provisions under MiFID II are slated to take ...

Kepler Cheuvreux Partners With Belgian Bank

Six months after its deal with Swedbank, Paris-based Kepler Cheuvreux has partnered with Belfius Bank, one of the largest banks in Belgium.  Kepler now has strong local partners in Italy, ...
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