MGA Acquires G7


New York – Medley Global Advisors LLC (MGA), a provider of macro policy intelligence for hedge funds, banks, and assets managers, announced earlier this week that it is acquiring the G7 Group from Xinhua Finance Ltd. The original press release is reproduced below.

This transaction raises questions as to the motivations for each one of the three parties involved. The seller, China-based information giant Xinhua, with about 10,000 employees, has seen a reduction in the funding received from Beijing over the past three years. It is possible that this fact has led the company to slice down some of its operations. As we reported back in June, in the first semester of this year Xinhua sold two of its companies, and now it repeats the move by selling G7.

G7, a research provider on political, regulatory, and policy factors affecting international capital markets, will likely benefit from the transaction throug its new association with a prestigious provider of policy intelligence. MGA’s reputation and its corporate structure will bring value to both G7’s already existing clients and thier prospects.

The motivations for the third player, MGA, are less clear than for G7 and Xinhua. The firm might find value in the acquisition by acquiring valuable staff and know-how for a (presumably) attractive price. However, we are sailing in turbulent waters, especially for those in the financial sector which happens to be MGA’s main clientele. Perhaps, MGA is leveraging on the turbulence through an attractive deal that will add exponential value to the firm once the turbulence settles.


Press Release 

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ — Medley Global Advisors LLC (MGA), today announced the acquisition of The G7 Group from Xinhua Finance, Ltd.  G7 Group has been advising clients on macroeconomic and political developments that affect financial markets since it was founded in 1993.  The transaction will enable MGA to incorporate G7 Group’s products, services and analysts into its broad range of services benefiting the combined customer base. 

    “We are very excited to welcome G7 Group’s employees and customers to the MGA family,” stated Craig Sawin, President of Medley Global Advisors LLC.   “The combination of these two well established brands provides clients with more than twenty five years of experience with the most sophisticated investors, as well as in-depth knowledge of global markets sitting squarely at the intersection of the policy world and financial markets.”

    About MGA

    Medley Global Advisors LLC (MGA) is the leading macro policy intelligence service provider for the world’s top hedge funds, investment banks, and asset managers. MGA analyzes primary sourced and public input from policymakers and applies it to industry and financial markets to help clients and policymakers anticipate key macro and regulatory events that affect them. MGA provides services covering select G7/OECD fixed income and currency markets, emerging markets, telecoms, utilities, and energy markets. It was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Washington DC, London, and Tokyo.



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