Browsing: M&A

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Thomson Reuters Sells Financial Markets Unit to Blackstone Group

02/01/2018
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 ...
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Instinet Rebuts Rumored US Research Closing By Nomura

01/23/2018
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

01/19/2018
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 ...
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Visible Alpha Raises $38 mln Led by Goldman Sachs

01/18/2018
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 ...
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M&A Advisor To Research Firms Is Itself Acquired

01/16/2018
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

01/03/2018
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

12/18/2017
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 ...
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Commcise & RSRCHXchange Partner to Create MiFID II Solution

12/14/2017
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 ...
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Natixis and Oddo Plan to Merge Cash Equities Units

12/05/2017
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 ...
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Kepler Cheuvreux Partners With Belgian Bank

11/24/2017
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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