Browsing: M&A


Strategas Acquires Encima Global As Founder Anticipates Trump Appointment

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

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

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

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 ...

Trade Database Firm Datamyne acquired for $52.7 Million

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, ...

Jefferies Switches Thai Distribution Partners To Increase Research Coverage

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

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 ...

KKR Offers For GfK To Boost Big Data

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 ...

CIBC Signs Exclusive Deal To Distribute Piper Jaffray Research

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 ...

IPO Activity Plunges in November

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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