Browsing: M&A


S&P Global Agrees to Pay $44 bln for IHS Markit

Earlier this week, New York based financial information provider S&P Global Inc. agreed to acquire IHS Markit for $44 bln in an all stock deal to create a huge data ...

Deutsche Börse Takes Majority Stake in ESG Data Provider ISS

Last week, Deutsche Börse AG announced that it is acquiring 80% of corporate governance, ESG data and analytics provider, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS).  Genstar Capital and current ISS management ...

Alternative Data Firm Suburbia Bites the Dust

Amsterdam-based, a vendor of European point-of-sale (POS) data, has shuttered as its staff left for other jobs and its CEO accepted a position with Nasdaq’s Quandl. Suburbia’s founder and ...

Jefferies Forms Research Pact with SMBC Nikko Securities

Earlier this week, global investment bank Jefferies Group LLC announced an alliance with SMBC Nikko Securities to distribute a selection of the bank’s US research coverage to Nikko’s retail customers ...

Cowen’s Kyber Alt Data Unit Gets Boost From New Capital and New Hires

After completing a $10 million capital raise, Cowen’s Kyber Data Science subsidiary hired five senior staff to run the newly invigorated unit.  The firm is betting heavily on a newly ...

Moody’s Invests in Another Chinese ESG Firm

Moody’s participated in a funding round for Hong Kong-based MioTech which uses artificial intelligence to collect ESG data on over 800,000 public and private Chinese companies.  MioTech is the third ...

Yewno Partners with Citi Data Insights and Citi Research

Last week, Palo Alto California-based AI and alternative data provider Yewno, announced that it has partnered with global investment bank Citigroup, providing AI based information analysis capabilities to the bank’s ...
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US IPO Activity Remains Robust in October

US IPO activity surged more than 85% in October from the same period last year as 37 deals were priced during the month, marking the single highest number of deals ...

Alternative Data Supplier SimilarWeb Raises $120 Million For Aggressive Expansion

SimilarWeb, an alternative data provider specializing in web traffic trends, closed a $120 million Series F investment round as it plans to capitalize on increasing on-line activity post-COVID 19. We ...

FactSet to Acquire Truvalue Labs

FactSet (NYSE: FDS), a Norwalk Connecticut-based global financial information vendor, recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TruValue Labs, an artificial intelligence-driven provider of ESG ...
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