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Nomura and Wolfe Research: Marriage Made in Heaven?

At first glance, Wolfe Research and Nomura Securities seem unlikely partners despite rumors of a potential joint venture.  A closer look makes a tie-up appear slightly less awkward although we ...
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US IPO Activity Remains Weak in May 2020

US IPO activity remained anemic during May as only 6 deals were priced during the month due to the continued COVID-19 lockdown across much of the country.  During May $1.6 ...

Expert Network GlobalWonks Closes $2.0 mln Seed Investment from Uzabase

Washington DC-based real-time expert network, GlobalWonks, announced yesterday that it has closed a $2.0 mln seed investment from Tokyo-based online financial data, media, and business intelligence provider Uzabase, Inc.  Recent ...

First Quarter 2020 Bellwether Research Valuations Fall 26%

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 shrank 26% in the ...
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April US IPO Activity Grinds to Halt During Lockdown

US IPO activity ground to a halt as only 4 deals were priced during April due to the economic lockdown brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic – 75% lower than ...

AI Provider Causality Link Raises $5 Million

Causality Link, which positions itself as an AI-powered research assistant, completed a Series A round of $5 million as it targets asset managers.   The firm is part of a growing ...

Morningstar Acquires Remainder of ESG Research Firm Sustainalytics

Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a Chicago-based provider of independent investment research, data and analytics recently announced that it has purchased the 60% of independent ESG research and ratings provider Sustainaytics ...

Analyst Hub Partners with Automotive, Storage & Electronics Research Boutique, Fox Advisors

Analyst Hub, the New York-based “research infrastructure as a service” platform, recently announced that it has partnered with Fox Advisors, a research boutique covering less followed companies involved in the electronics ...

Geolocation Data Consolidation: Foursquare Merges With Factual While PlaceIQ Buys Freckle IoT

Within the space of 24 hours, Foursquare Labs announced a merger with rival Factual while PlaceIQ reported its acquisition of Freckle IoT.  The wave of geolocation data consolidation is symptomatic ...

Research Aggregator Substantive Research Snags Capital Before Financing Window Closes

Substantive Research, which works with asset managers to optimize research budgets, received an £800,000 ($985,000) growth capital investment from a venture fund financed by Scottish Government funds and the European ...
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