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US IPO Activity Rebounds in April

Following weak US IPO activity during March, the number of IPOs priced rebounded to 16 deals in April, the highest monthly number of IPOs seen since last October when 22 ...

Macquarie Continues Downsizing Cash Equities with Canadian Exit

After reducing its London-based cash equities staff last year, Macquarie Capital is shutting down its Canadian cash equities business.  For a commodities-oriented firm like Macquarie, the move intimates broader restructuring ...
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First Quarter 2019 Bellwether Research Valuations Rebound from Fourth Quarter

According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, average valuations in the first quarter of 2019 for large publicly traded research and ...

Janney Acquires FIG Partners

Mid-tier investment bank Janney Montgomery Scott acquired community banking specialist FIG Partners as it seeks to expand its financial sector coverage.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  FIG Partners ...

1st Qtr 2019 US IPO Market Weakest Since 2016

According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, only 18 IPOs were priced in the US during the 1st Qtr of 2019, the lowest number of IPOs seen in a ...

Alternative Data Platform Thinknum Raises $11.6 Million

Thinknum, a leading source of web data, closed an $11.6 million Series A funding round.  The move signals Thinknum's ambition to continue to aggressively scale its platform. Thinknum will use ...

MiFID II Adds Pressure to Shrinking Asset Management Industry

The growing M&A trend in the asset management industry is being caused by a number of factors, including shrinking revenue due to the rise in passive management, and rising costs ...

Alternative Data Energy Firm Vortexa Raises £4.4 Million

London-based Vortexa, which tracks global supplies of oil products using geospatial data along with other sources, closed a £4.4 million ($5.8 million) Series A round.  Led by London venture capital ...

US IPO Activity Rebounds in February

Following depressed US IPO activity during January, the number of IPOs priced rebounded to 10 deals in February, the highest monthly number of IPOs seen since last October when 22 ...

Alternative Data Software Firm Raises Capital From Barclays and Fidelity International

Data management software provider Hivemind, spun off from quantitative hedge fund Winton Group last summer, closed a seed round led by Fidelity International and Barclays. Fidelity International said it hoped ...
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