Browsing: M&A


Piper Jaffray and Kepler Cheuvreux Partner For Research Distribution

Piper Jaffray and Kepler Cheuvreux entered a strategic partnership to cross-distribute equity research in their respective regional markets in US and Europe. The exclusive agreement also covers equity execution. Initially, ...
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Expert Network Maven Research Seeks $6 Million Funding

Expert network Maven Research has hired a small San Francisco-based investment bank for a $6 million preferred equity private placement which is being offered on the internet. US Capital Global ...

Sentiment Startup Prattle Raises $3.3 million

Market sentiment analysis provider Prattle and its related natural language software platform Portend received $3.3 million seed round of financing led by fund of funds manager GCM Grosvenor.  The firm ...

Visible Alpha Merges With ONEaccess

The investment bank consortium that owns financial model distributor Visible Alpha and corporate access platform ONEaccess decided to put the businesses together.   The combination allows integrated entitlement and usage reporting ...

ISS Acquires ESG Researcher IW Financial To Add US ESG Capabilities

Proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services acquired environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research provider IW Financial as it continues to build out its ‘green’ offerings after being spun out of MSCI.  ...

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, ...
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