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Strategas Acquires Encima Global As Founder Anticipates Trump Appointment

01/10/2017
Investment strategy researcher Strategas Research Partners, LLC acquired Encima Global, a New York macroeconomic research provider run by former Bear Stearns Chief Economist David Malpass.  Malpass is reportedly being considered ...
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Bellwether Research Valuations Decrease in Q4 2016

01/06/2017
According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, in the fourth quarter of 2016 average valuations for large publicly traded research and ...
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2016 IPO Activity Plunges to 7 Year Low

12/29/2016
Following a year marked by Brexit, a stunning presidential upset by Donald Trump, expectations of a Fed rate hike, and extreme stock market volatility, annual US IPO proceeds fell 37% ...
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2016 In Perspective: Despite Many Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuations Languished

12/29/2016
2016 was an active year with 23 research-related mergers and acquisitions of note.  However, it was a buyer’s market as many firms looked to exit their research businesses.  ITG, S&P ...
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Trade Database Firm Datamyne acquired for $52.7 Million

12/26/2016
Datamyne, a trade database provider, was acquired by logistics systems provider Descartes Systems Group for $52.7 million.  We estimate the acquisition valuation between 3.5x and 4.5x revenues. Founded in 1992, ...
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Jefferies Switches Thai Distribution Partners To Increase Research Coverage

12/21/2016
Jefferies, one the larger mid-tier investment banks, partnered with a Thai investment bank which will provide equity research coverage of Thai stocks and local brokerage for Jefferies clients.  The move ...

Qineqt Raises $1.3 mln in Series A Round

12/19/2016
Qineqt, a New York City-based data architecture company for buy-side investors, recently announced it had raised $1.3 mln in the first close of its Series A round of financing to ...
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KKR Offers For GfK To Boost Big Data

12/09/2016
U.S. private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts launched a tender offer for a minority share in market researcher GfK in a bid to help the firm better compete with ‘big ...
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CIBC Signs Exclusive Deal To Distribute Piper Jaffray Research

12/05/2016
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce signed an exclusive agreement to distribute Minneapolis-based Piper Jaffray’s equity research in Canada. The Piper Jaffray equity research group consists of 40 senior analysts covering ...
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IPO Activity Plunges in November

11/28/2016
US IPO activity plunged by 79% in November compared to 2015, to the lowest level seen since 2008 – a development that’s likely to keep a lid on Wall Street ...
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