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US IPO Activity Picks Up in February 2020

US IPO activity picked up in February 2020 as 13 deals were priced during the month, 30% higher than the number of new deals priced in the same month last year.  In ...

HSBC Joins the Cash Equity Retreat

HSBC announced it was downsizing its European cash equities business as part of a broader restructuring of the bank.  HSBC emulates Deutsche Bank, Macquarie and SocGen in scaling back its ...

AI-Powered Expert Network Receives $4.8 Million Funding

Cambridge UK startup, an expert network which uses artificial intelligence to source experts, secured £3.76 million ($4.87 million) in Series A funding.  The company has raised about $6.5 million ...

Alternative Data Platform DataMonster Acquired by Knoema

Alternative data aggregator Adaptive Management, which has historically marketed its capabilities as DataMonster, will be merging with another data platform, Knoema.  For Knoema, the purchase of Adaptive Management adds an ...

AI-Driven Research Firm Aiera Raises $7 Million After Pivot

Aiera, a new wave research firm founded by former internet analyst Ken Sena, secured $7 million in a Series A funding after refocusing on real-time analysis of earnings calls and ...
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US IPO Activity Starts off Steady in 2020

US IPO activity started off the year steady in January 2020 as 9 deals were priced during the month, 13% higher than the number of new deals priced in December.  ...

Quant Macro Platform ClearMacro Receives Minority Investment

Investment strategy platform ClearMacro, which incorporates alternative data, received an undisclosed investment from Canadian asset manager British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. ClearMacro founder Mike Simcock said in a statement that ...

RANE Network Acquires Geopolitical Research Provider Strafor

Boston-based risk intelligence firm RANE Network, recently announced it has acquired Stratfor, a leading geopolitical research provider based in Austin Texas.  Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. RANE’s ...

Earnest Research Acquires Geolocation Data Provider Alpha Hat

New York-based consumer oriented alternative data and analytics provider, Earnest Research, recently announced that it has acquired Alpha Hat, a mobile geolocation research and data provider.  Terms of the deal ...

Interactions Data Provider Feedstock Raises £2.5 Million

FeedStock, which captures research interaction information for the buy-side and sell-side, received a £2.5 million ($3.3 million) investment led by Manchester UK based Praetura Ventures, with London venture firm Force ...
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