Browsing: M&A

Ticonderoga Surrenders

01/25/2012
Ticonderoga Securities, an agency broker which had absorbed research staff from Soleil Securities and Pali Capital, will be shutting down this week.  The firm’s failure underscores the pressure on all ...

CVC Dropped Acquisition of Convergex

01/06/2012
ConvergEx Inc., a trading-software company partially owned by Bank of New York Mellon Corp., announced last month that its July agreement to be bought by CVC Capital Partners ...

2011 in Review (M&A)

01/05/2012
Environment Last January, we predicted that 2011 would be a tough year for the research industry, and particularly for independents.  We understated the case.  At the Investorside Member’s Day meeting in ...

WJB Capital Shuts Down

01/04/2012
WJB Capital Group Inc., an agency broker which distributed third party research, shut its brokerage operations yesterday.  According to research firms distributed by WJB, they were notified about the closure ...

Moody’s Buys Majority of Copal

11/21/2011
New York, NY – Early last week, New York-based ratings agency Moody’s Corp. acquired a majority stake in Indian research outsourcing firm Copal Partners for an undisclosed sum.  The investment ...

Washington Research Group Close to Deal

11/18/2011
According to the New York Times, Washington Research Group (WRG), the prominent policy research firm orphaned by the demise of MF Global, is about to find a new home.  Sources ...

GLG Invests in Chinese Social Media Startup

11/08/2011
Gerson Lehrman Group (“GLG”), the leading expert network, made a minority investment in Shanghai-based Ushi.com, a Chinese version of LinkedIn.  The investment reflects GLG’s continued drive to diversify its business, ...

Markit Acquires QSG

11/03/2011
Markit, a financial information provider best known for its CDS data,  announced it had purchased Quantitative Services Group (QSG), an independent research providing equity research and trading analytics.  Terms of ...

Lil’ Orphan Washington Research Group

11/01/2011
Pity the Washington Research Group.  Their parent, MF Global, is now history and they are orphaned, for the fourth time.  The only consolation is that they are used to it. Washington ...

Roubini’s RGE for Sale

10/14/2011
New York – The news broke out this week that Nouriel Roubini is selling his firm Roubini Global Economics (RGE). Mr. Roubini has not commented yet, but CNBC reports that ...
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