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2019 Review: Alternative Data & ESG Drive 2019 M&A Activity

Alternative data and ESG firms were the main targets of research industry M&A activity, reflecting their growing importance in the investment process.  In contrast, there was little evidence of the ...

S&P Affiliate CRISIL Buys Greenwich Associates

CRISIL, majority owned by S&P Global, will acquire Greenwich Associates LLC, a survey and consulting firm primarily focused on the asset management and investment banking sectors.  The purchase complements CRISIL’s ...

Cowen To Distribute Research Through Marijuana Business Daily

Cowen Inc., a mid-sized NY investment bank, is seeking to broaden its research revenues by distributing its thematic research through Marijuana Business Daily, a cannabis industry publisher and trade show ...

S&P Buys Technology Researcher 451 Research

S&P Global acquired 451 Research, LLC, which covers emerging technology segments.  Terms were not disclosed. Prior to the transaction, 451 Research had been a part of The 451 Group along ...

Reorg Acquires Chinese Special Situations Research Firm

Reorg, a research firm covering distressed debt and other fixed income sectors, acquired Dai1 Media, a provider of news, insights and analysis about special situations in China.  Terms of the ...

US IPO Activity Remains Mixed in November 2019

US IPO activity remained mixed in November 2019 as a mere 13 deals were priced during the month, lower than the number of new deals priced in October, but higher ...

Euromoney Rebrands Ned Davis Research and BCA Research While Hoping for Sale

As Euromoney seeks to offload its economic research properties, Ned Davis Research and BCA have updated their brand identities with new logos and taglines.  Although the two firms have distinct ...

Macro & Thematic Research Boutique FFTT Joins Analyst Hub’s Growing Team of IRPs

Analyst Hub, a New York-based “research infrastructure as a service” platform, recently announced that independent macro and thematic research provider FFTT, LLC (Forest for the Trees) has become the nineteenth institutional ...

Alternative Data Firm Orbital Insight Raises Another $50 Million

Alternative data provider Orbital Insight completed a $50 million Series D financing which included an investment by Goldman Sachs, as it seeks to aggressively promote a self-service platform it launched ...

Moody’s Invests in Chinese ESG Firm

Building on its recent purchase of ESG research firm Four Twenty Seven, Moody’s acquired a minority stake in SynTao Green Finance, a China-based ESG analytics firm. SynTao Green Finance provides ...
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