Browsing: M&A


MarketReader Closes $3.1M Seed Funding Round

MarketReader, a New York-based market analytics company that explains securities price movements in real time, recently announced that it has closed an oversubscribed $3.1 million seed funding round to enhance ...

Transaction Data Provider Consumer Edge Raises $60 Million

Consumer Edge, an alternative data provider best known for its transaction data, closed a $60 million venture raise -- its first private equity raise – as it seeks further expansion.  ...

CFRA Gets Investment From Endicott Capital

CFRA, an independent research firm which purchased Standard & Poor’s equity research business, received a ‘strategic investment’ from private equity firm Endicott Capital, amount undisclosed. CFRA's ongoing challenge is how ...

TipRanks to Acquire Financial News Publisher The Fly

Last week, TipRanks, a Tel Aviv-based Fintech firm that provides analyst rankings and research related tools, agreed to purchase New Jersey-based The Fly, a publisher of real-time online financial news ...
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2022 Review: Research-Related Capital Raises Remained High

Despite unfavorable market conditions, private equity capital continued to bolster research-related companies in 2022, with over $1.3 billion in new capital raised.  ESG data firms were the new darlings, led ...
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2022 Review: Investment Research Related Mergers Continued Apace

Mergers involving research firms, ESG, alternative data and expert networks eased only slightly in 2022, despite worsening market conditions. We covered 15 mergers in the investment research space during the ...
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U.S. IPO Activity Posts Pathetic Close to 2022

US IPO activity posted an extremely weak performance in December 2022 as only 1 new deal was priced during the month, 89% below the level of deals priced during the ...

Wall Street Bankers to Receive Lumps of Coal in 2022

According to Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and other investment banks are considering slashing bonuses by up to 30% in 2022.  In addition, a number ...

S&P Buys Green Bond Rater Shades of Green

S&P’s ratings unit snapped up Oslo-based Shades of Green which is a leading arbiter of ESG debt.  The move strengthens S&P’s hold on second party opinions which gauge the environmental ...

Alternative Data M&A is Heating Up: Looking Back and Ahead

The following guest article was written by Mikheil Shengelia, Research Analyst at Eagle Alpha, an alternative data aggregation platform that also provides supporting advisory services for data buyers and vendors. New industries are ...
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