Browsing: M&A

Jefferies’ Equity Expansion Strategy

12/11/2013
After a near-death experience and a sale to a company that owns meat packing plants, Jefferies was written off as a contender for bulge bracket status.  This assessment may be ...

A Merger for Mergermarket?

11/25/2013
Mergermarket Group, a successful business intelligence research firm covering the M&A, distressed, and debt markets, is being auctioned by Pearson, the parent of the Financial Times which currently owns Mergermarket. ...

NPD Group Acquires Sports Market Research Firm

10/17/2013
The NPD Group, a leading provider of point-of-sale (POS) information, is acquiring Leisure Trends, a market research firm specializing in the sports and recreation sector.  Terms of the acquisition were ...

Lazard Capital Markets Transitions Employees to FBR

10/16/2013
Lazard Capital Markets (LCM) sent a team of 29 research analysts, salespeople and traders to FBR in a negotiated settlement.  Bloomberg reported last month that LCM was exploring strategic options ...

Meredith Whitney Shutters Research Biz and Opens Hedge Fund

10/14/2013
Last week, it was reported that well-known financial services analyst, Meredith Whitney, recently shuttered her independent research business and is preparing to launch a long/short hedge fund instead.  Ms. Whitney’s ...

Playing the Index Game

10/08/2013
Two recent tweets (yes, we have joined the 21st century) remind us that indexing is a potentially profitable business model for research providers.  Unfortunately it takes time and money — ...

S&P Capital IQ Considers Selling Fund Research Unit

08/20/2013
After recently completing an annual review of its product portfolio, S&P Capital IQ, a division of McGraw Hill Financial is said to be looking into “strategic alternatives” for its fund ...

Capital Economics For Sale

08/09/2013
Capital Economics, Ltd., a London-based economics research firm, is reportedly for sale.  Capital Economics was founded in 1999 by Roger Bootle, a former HSBC chief economist, and ...

A New Expert Network Alliance

08/07/2013
WorldOne, an international survey company primarily serving the healthcare industry, has partnered with a recently formed expert network, ExpertConnect, to improve its expert network capabilities.  The partnership allows WorldOne to ...

Ford Equity Research Acquires Columbine

07/23/2013
Ford Equity Research has acquired Columbine Capital Services’ quantitative research business through an exclusive licensing agreement.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Effectively immediately, Ford assumed Columbine’s operations, including production, ...
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