Browsing: M&A


Why is BNP Paribas In-sourcing Exane’s Equities?

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 ...

StoneX Invests in Tigress Financial Partners, Partly for its Research

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

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

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 ...

Consumer Edge Acquires Web Data Firm Savvr

Earlier this week, independent investment research and alternative data firm, Consumer Edge, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Portland-based web scraping data provider Savvr. Recent Savvr Acquisition Founded ...

Commerzbank to Exit Equities

Emulating rival Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank will be shutting down its equities business as part of a larger restructuring plan. Commerzbank is searching for a partner willing to provide outsourced equity ...

PlaceIQ Acquires Skyhook’s Geospatial Insights

Earlier this week, New York-based location data and analytics provider PlaceIQ Inc. announced that it has acquired Geospatial Insights, the geolocation data business of Skyhook Wireless, a firm that supplies ...

US IPO Activity Starts Off Strong in January

US IPO activity surged in January, 2021 as 38 deals were priced during the month, 192% higher than the number of deals priced during the same month of last year.  ...

Crux Closes $36 mln Capital Raise to Support New Product Launches

New York-based managed service provider for data suppliers and consumers, Crux Informatics, recently announced that it has closed a $36 mln convertible note with its existing investors.  In addition, the ...

Alt Data Firm 7Park Folded into Apptio

After being acquired in 2018 for $100 mln by private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners, alternative data aggregator and analytics provider 7Park Data was recently folded into another one of Vista’s ...
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