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Zacks Shutters Investment Banking Affiliate

Zacks Group, parent of retail-oriented Zacks Investment Research, has closed its investment banking subsidiary, ZacksInvest. Principals involved in the enterprise have moved to other positions, and the ZacksInvest website has ...

Bellwether Research Valuations Increased in Q1 2017

According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, in the first quarter of 2017 average valuations for large publicly traded research and ...
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Sidoti Pulls IPO, Launches Issuer-Paid Research

Small cap researcher Sidoti & Company withdrew its IPO, reflecting a lack of investor interest in the proposed offering.  Separately, Sidoti has launched company-sponsored research with modest initial success. Sidoti ...

Research Aggregator Street Contxt Raises Capital

Research aggregator Street Contxt raised capital in a venture funding, including investment received from a private equity affiliate of Point72 Asset Management.  The new capital will be used to launch ...

Cowen Acquires Convergex For $116 Million

Mid-tier brokerage Cowen Group is acquiring agency broker Convergex Group, as it continues to scale its cash equities business. Cowen is offering $116 million in cash and Cowen common stock, ...

Avondale Partners Exits Cash Equities

Avondale Partners shut down its equity sales, research and trading teams in an effort to redirect resources toward wealth management.  Nashville-based Avondale is the third brokerage to shutter its US ...

Commcise & ITG Integrate Research Procurement Solutions

A few weeks after announcing a similar integration with Convergex’s Westminster Research Associates, commission management software provider Commcise has created links with agency broker ITG’s commission management solutions. ITG is ...

Liquidnet Integrates ONEaccess Data As Part of MiFID II RPA Solution

Liquidnet, a New York based institutional trading network, recently announced a nonexclusive partnership with ONEaccess, a consortium owned research interactions hub, to integrate ONEaccess data into its RPA Administration and ...

Corporate Access Platform WeConvene Raises $12.5 Million

Nearly a year after its partnership with Bloomberg, corporate access platform WeConvene closed a $12.5 million Series B funding round. The capital raise was financed entirely by Asian-based investors.  The ...

Big Data Firm Ravenpack Raises $5 Million, Launches New Product

Spanish news sentiment analysis provider RavenPack received venture financing and announced the launch of a new product designed to make it easier for the statistically impaired to use its platform. ...
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