Browsing: M&A

ISS Acquires EVA Dimensions After ESG Success

Proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) acquired EVA Dimensions LLC, a provider of cash-flow based analysis of corporate performance, for an undisclosed sum.  The purchase follows ISS’s integration of ESG ...
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US IPO Market Posts Strong YTD Results

According to global IPO investment advisor Renaissance Capital, the number of IPOs priced in the US so far this year surged 86% compared to same period last year, while the ...
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London Research Boutique Acquired by GlobalData

CM Research, an independent research firm founded by technology analyst Cyrus Mewawalla, is being acquired by GlobalData plc, a London-based business information company focusing on the technology, consumer and healthcare ...

Thomson Reuters Sells Financial Markets Unit to Blackstone Group

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 ...

Instinet Rebuts Rumored US Research Closing By Nomura

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

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 ...

Visible Alpha Raises $38 mln Led by Goldman Sachs

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 ...

M&A Advisor To Research Firms Is Itself Acquired

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

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

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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