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U.S. IPO Activity Remains Weak in July 2022

US IPO activity remained weak in July 2022 as a paltry 7 deals were priced during the month, 87% below the number of deals priced during the same month of ...

Expert Network Tegus Acquires Financial Modeler Canalyst

As most expert networks diversify away from the financial sector, fast-growing Tegus is deepening its financial footprint through its purchase of Canalyst, which provides curated financial models on 4,000 public ...
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Informa Sells Off Fund Flows Data Provider EPFR

Hammered by falling conference revenues, information company Informa divested Emerging Portfolio Funds Research (EPFR), a leading provider of asset flow data, to a private equity firm to raise capital.  The ...
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Banking Slowdown Could Cause Layoffs & Hiring Freezes

In the wake of high inflation, recession fears, and a dramatic dip in IPO activity, hiring on Wall Street has slowed in 2022.  As a result, some analysts believe that ...

Euromoney Going Private for $2 Billion as Research Units Stabilize  

A group led by French private equity firm Astorg Asset Management offered to buy Euromoney in a deal valued at £1.66 billion ($2 billion). In its latest trading update, the ...
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Expert Network Aggregator Inex One Adds GLG Veteran to Advisory Board

Stockholm-based Inex One, a marketplace for expert networks[1], appointed Patrick Donegan, who previously headed Gerson Lehrman Group’s financial services business in the Americas, as an advisor.  The move is part ...

ESG Data Firm Arabesque Raises $35 Million and Rebrands

Arabesque, which is both an asset manager and an ESG data provider, closed $35 million in Series B funding for its ESG data operations.  The firm also rebranded the unit, ...

NielsenIQ’s Takeover of GfK Raises Questions About GfK Boutique Research’s Future

GfK Boutique Research, the GfK subsidiary which markets GfK’s point-of-sale data to the buy-side, could benefit from the proposed merger with NielsenIQ – or it could disappear into the newly ...

First Half 2022 U.S. IPO Activity Weakest Since 2009

US IPO activity remained weak in the first half of 2022 as only 39 deals were priced during the six month period, marking the weakest first half IPO total since ...

Fitch Buys Policy Research Firm GeoQuant

Fitch completed the acquisition of GeoQuant, which uses artificial intelligence to predict geopolitical and country risk.  The acquisition follows Fitch Venture’s lead role in financing GeoQuant’s $4.5 million Series A ...
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