Browsing: M&A

Markit Acquires QSG

11/03/2011
Markit, a financial information provider best known for its CDS data,  announced it had purchased Quantitative Services Group (QSG), an independent research providing equity research and trading analytics.  Terms of ...

Lil’ Orphan Washington Research Group

11/01/2011
Pity the Washington Research Group.  Their parent, MF Global, is now history and they are orphaned, for the fourth time.  The only consolation is that they are used to it. Washington ...

Roubini’s RGE for Sale

10/14/2011
New York – The news broke out this week that Nouriel Roubini is selling his firm Roubini Global Economics (RGE). Mr. Roubini has not commented yet, but CNBC reports that ...

State Street Gains Pulse With Acquisition

09/21/2011
New York, NY – According to a Press Release, State Street Corporation agreed this morning to purchase Boston-based agency broker, Pulse Trading.  Besides offering traditional high touch agency brokerage services, Pulse Trading ...

Bloomberg Makes Biggest Purchase with BNA

08/29/2011
New York, NY – Last Thursday, Bloomberg, L.P., the New York-based financial information and media giant, announced the largest acquisition in the company’s 30-year history, with a $990 mln bid ...

Are Execution-Only Agency Brokers Dying?

08/08/2011
New York, NY – The past few years have been extremely challenging for many participants in the global financial markets, but none have had a more difficult time than execution-only ...

Sabrient Systems Acquires Qualitative Research Unit of Gradient Analytics

08/05/2011
SANTA BARBARA, CA — (Marketwire – Aug 4, 2011) – Equity research firm Sabrient Systems announces the acquisition of selected assets of Gradient Analytics, including the use of the brand ...

ConvergEx to be Acquired by CVC Capital Partners

07/21/2011
New York – ConvergEx Group, a provider of proprietary software and technology-enabled services to financial institutions, announced yesterday its agreement to be acquired by funds advised by CVC Capital Partners, ...

Euromoney purchases a majority stake of Ned Davis Research

06/23/2011
New York – Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, an international publishing, events and information group based in London, announced earlier this week it has acquired an initial 87% interest in Ned ...

Citic Buys Into CLSA

06/15/2011
Citic Securities, China’s largest investment bank, recently announced that it plans to acquire 19.9 percent of Credit Agricole SA (ACA)’s brokerage units, CLSA and Credit Agricole Cheuvreux, for $374 ...
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