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US IPO Activity Remains Strong in April

04/29/2021
US IPO activity surged in April, 2021 as 26 deals were priced during the month, 550% higher than the number of deals priced during the same month of last year.  ...
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1Q21 US IPO Activity Hits Decade High Levels

04/05/2021
US IPO activity was off to a blistering start during the first quarter of 2021 as 100 deals were priced – 300% higher than the level recorded during the 1st ...
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Corporate Access Platform WeConvene Raises Capital After Growing 5x in 2020

04/02/2021
WeConvene, an event management platform for the buy-side, sell-side and corporates, raised venture debt capital as it plans to hire more staff after strong pandemic-fueled growth.  WeConvene has benefited from ...
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FinTech Entrepreneur Seth Merrin Joins Neuravest as Executive Chairman

03/31/2021
Atlanta-based Neuravest Research, a provider of AI-driven investment solutions, recently announced that FinTech entrepreneur, Seth Merrin, has joined the firm as Executive Chairman.  Merrin has also become a lead investor ...
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With Latest Capital Raise, Dataminr Outgrows Alternative Data

03/26/2021
For alternative data vendors, Dataminr exemplifies the benefits of diversifying beyond the financial vertical.  Dataminr’s luscious $4.1 billion valuation achieved with its latest $475 million capital raise reflects its success ...
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Baader Bank Increases Its Investment in Indie Researcher AlphaValue

03/19/2021
Baader Bank, a mid-tier German bank, increased its minority investment in Paris-based independent research firm AlphaValue, reflecting the success of the white-labeled ‘Baader Europe’ platform.  AlphaValue is investing the new ...
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Why is BNP Paribas In-sourcing Exane’s Equities?

03/17/2021
While other banks are shutting down or outsourcing their equities businesses, BNP Paribas plans to buy the half of Exane it doesn’t own.  Does BNP Paribas know something that other ...
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StoneX Invests in Tigress Financial Partners, Partly for its Research

03/05/2021
StoneX Group (formerly INTL FCStone) acquired a minority interest in Tigress Financial Partners, a boutique investment bank which is a Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). The move appears largely motivated to ...
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US IPO Activity Remains Robust in February

03/04/2021
US IPO activity surged in February, 2021 as 34 deals were priced during the month, 162% higher than the number of deals priced during the same month of last year.  ...
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Over Two Dozen Banks Have Exited or Restructured Equities Units

02/19/2021
Commerzbank’s recent plan to shut down its equities unit is part of a broader trend of restructuring the low-margin business.  By our count, twenty-five banks have re-engineered their equities units ...
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