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closed 6/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Babelfish Analytics merged with Global Trading Analytics, LLC,

synopsis: Global Trading Analytics (GTA), a leader in the Trading Cost Analysis (TCA) field, is merging with Babelfish Analytics, an independent, employee-owned, unconflicted provider of venue and routing analysis.
buyer: Global Trading Analytics, LLC
Global Trading Analytics (GTA) provides specialized, high-touch trading cost analysis for Global Equities, Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income, Futures and Options markets. GTA measures trading costs accurately by considering a client's unique trading profile and then delivering context-based analyses. "
target: Babelfish Analytics
Babelfish Analytics is an independent, employee-owned, unconflicted provider of venue and routing analysis. The Clarity product was launched in 2014 and has helped traders to reduce costs associated with inefficient trading strategies.
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closed 5/4/2020 via BusinessWire

IHS Markit Ltd., acquired Catena Technologies

synopsis: IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, announced the acquisition of Catena Technologies, a global regulatory trade reporting firm based in Singapore. Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014.
buyer: IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO:$4,449.00)
UK-based IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government. "
target: Catena Technologies
Catena was founded in 2002 as a fintech consultancy and transformed to become a SaaS provider of trade reporting solutions in 2014. Its award-winning TRACE Reporting platform automates and manages trade reporting, providing cross-asset coverage, valuation and collateral reporting and reconciliation.
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announced 7/9/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Pico Quantitative Trading LLC, will acquire Corvil

synopsis: Pico, a leading provider of technology services for the global financial markets community, will acquire Ireland-based Corvil, a market leader in real-time analytics and machine intelligence products for financial markets infrastructure performance and operations.
buyer: Pico Quantitative Trading LLC
Pico is an infrastructure, connectivity, cloud technology, data and analytics services provider to global capital markets. Pico’s trading expertise, global reach, and state-of-the-art solutions help its clients maintain a competitive advantage and enter new lines of business and geographies. "
target: Corvil
Ireland-based Corvil is a leader in performance monitoring and analytics for electronic financial markets. World financial markets companies turn to Corvil analytics for the unique visibility and intelligence provided to assure the speed, transparency, and compliance of their businesses globally.
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closed 7/26/2017 via BusinessWire

Vela Trading Technologies, acquired Object Trading

synopsis: Vela Trading Technologies LLC, a global leader in high performance trading, market data, and analytics technology, announced it has completed the acquisition of Object Trading, a global provider of a fully-managed Direct Market Access (DMA) platform, pre-trade risk controls, and analytics applications.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Vela Trading Technologies
Vela Trading Technologies is an independent global leader in high performance trading and market data technology. They provide the breadth of coverage and depth of expertise demanded by today’s multi-asset, multi-region electronic trading environment. "
target: Object Trading
Object Trading delivers an independent, global, multi-asset trading infrastructure combined with decades of client-side insight and experience. They help buy and sell side trading firms across the world strategically assess and achieve their trading ambitions.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Cinnober Financial Technology AB, acquired Ancoa Software Ltd

synopsis: Cinnober Financial Technology, a company that provides solutions and services to leading trading and clearing venues, including exchanges, clearinghouses, banks and brokers, announced the acquisition of the business and assets of Ancoa Software, the UK-based market surveillance specialist company.
buyer: Cinnober Financial Technology AB (OM:CINN:$40.73)
Cinnober provides solutions and services to leading trading and clearing venues, including exchanges, clearinghouses, banks and brokers. Cinnober’s solutions are largely based on the TRADExpress Platform, incorporating everything needed for mission-critical solutions. "
target: Ancoa Software Ltd
Ancoa provides contextual surveillance and insightful analytics for exchanges, regulators, buy & sell-side firms. They help improve market integrity by providing greater visibility over trading behavior. They are based in London, UK.
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closed 2/4/2010 via BusinessWire

Sybase, Inc., acquired Aleri, Inc.

synopsis: Sybase, Inc., an industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, announced that it has finalized an Asset Purchase Agreement with Aleri Inc. Aleri is a leading provider of enterprise-class complex event processing (CEP) technology and CEP-based solutions.
buyer: Sybase, Inc. (SY:$0.00)
Sybase is an industry leader in delivering enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze and mobilize information. Sybase is recognized globally as a performance leader, proven in the most data-intensive industries and across all major systems, networks and devices. "
target: Aleri, Inc.
Aleri, Inc. specializes in real-time analytic financial services applications and tackle specific business needs with solutions including Aleri Liquidity Management System, Aleri Enterprise Risk Aggregation and Aleri Financial Aggregation.
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closed 8/3/2009 via BusinessWire

Thomson Reuters, acquired Vhayu Technologies Corporation

synopsis: Vhayu Technologies announced that it has been acquired by Thomson Reuters. hrough its patented Velocity and Squeezer technologies, Vhayu combines software and hardware to provide significant competitive advantages by enabling faster and smarter trading decisions for financial firms concerned with the processing and storage of market data.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: Vhayu Technologies Corporation
Vhayu’s flagship platform, Velocity, is a fast and reliable software infrastructure which allows securities trading firms to capture, store and perform analytics on unlimited amounts of historical and real-time market data that is crucial when performing complex trading strategies.
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closed 2/2/2007 via finextra.com

Quant House, acquired SmartQuant

synopsis: Quant House, a provider of low latency market data systems, has acquired the software products of SmartQuant, which enable traders to develop, back test, simulate and execute program trading strategies.
buyer: Quant House
An independent global provider of end-to-end systematic trading solution such as ultra low latency market data technologies,algo-trading development framework, infrastructure and profes- sional services to help hedge funds, proprietary desks & low latency sensitive sell side firms trade ahead. "
target: SmartQuant
SmartQuant is a financial software company developing a programming framework for quantitative strategies trading and automation. Quant Developer suite of institutional products has been recently acquired by Quant House.
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closed 1/31/2008 via bobsguide.com

Reuters Group PLC, acquired StarMine

synopsis: In January, StarMine Corp. was acquired by Reuters plc the global information company.
buyer: Reuters Group PLC
Reuters the global information company, provides indispensable information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets. Through reuters.com and other digital properties, Reuters now also supplies its trusted content direct to individuals. "
target: StarMine
StarMine is dedicated to making investment research smarter. Our analytics and equity research management tools help investment firms around the globe generate alpha and process equity information more efficiently.
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closed 4/3/2014 via PE Hub

Polaris Venture Partners, acquired The Roberts Group

synopsis: Polaris Partners has invested in The Roberts Group. The Roberts Group, of New York, provides market data cost and inventory management solutions to the financial services industry. They are the developer of the Financial Information Tracking System, FITS, a market data inventory management solution available to the Financial Services Industry.
buyer: Polaris Venture Partners
Polaris Venture Partners is a group of investors and technology executives with a successful track record of investing in and partnering with early-stage entrepreneurs in both information and medical technology. "
target: The Roberts Group
The Roberts Group (TRG) is the developer of the Financial Information Tracking System, FITS, the most comprehensive market data inventory management solution available to the Financial Services Industry. TRG provides market data consulting services ranging from FITS Consulting to Systems Deployment.
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closed 4/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Thomson Financial, acquired Market Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation and leading provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community, today announced that it has acquired privately-held Market Systems, Inc. (MSI), a software systems company for Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) and trade execution compliance.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Thomson Financial
Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation, is a leading provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community. Today, Thomson Financial comprises four business units, each designed to serve our principal target markets. "
target: Market Systems, Inc.
Market Systems Inc. (MSI) leads the industry in providing best execution analysis to U.S. brokerage firms, market makers and exchanges. MSI web products are the choice of leading broker/dealers and exchanges for the preparation and analysis of SEC Rule 605 and 606 reports.
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announced 3/7/2018 via PR Newswire

Flexpoint Ford, LLC, will acquire Dash Financial

synopsis: Dash Financial Technologies, provider of one of the industry's most advanced multi-asset trading technology and execution services platforms, announced that its co-founders, Peter Maragos and David Karat, have partnered with private equity investment firm Flexpoint Ford to acquire the Dash business from GTCR.
buyer: Flexpoint Ford, LLC
With offices in Chicago and New York, Flexpoint Ford is a private equity investment firm that has raised over $2.3 billion in capital and specializes in privately negotiated investments in the financial services and healthcare industries. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Dash Financial
Dash Financial is a leading trading technology provider. Its advanced, pure agency execution and analytics platform offers unmatched levels of transparency and control, empowering buy-side traders to analyze and adapt their trading strategies.
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closed 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Simply Wall St, acquired Capp.io

synopsis: Sydney fintech startup Simply Wall St has announced its first acquisition, picking up Atlanta, Georgia startup Capp.io. Like its Australian counterpart, Capp.io looks to make research around investment easy for the self-directed retail investor.
buyer: Simply Wall St
Simply Wall St is a Sydney based startup that helps people become better investors by turning complicated financial data into easy to understand infographics. Their goal is to empower retail investors to make profitable non-emotional long term investment decisions. "
target: Capp.io
Capp.io is a simple stock research tool to help validate ideas for millennial investors. Lead growth, user experience and product feedback.
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closed 1/27/2005 via BusinessWire

INVESTools, Inc., acquired Prophet Financial Systems, Inc.

synopsis: INVESTools Inc., the market leader in fulfilling the lifelong education needs of self-directed investors, announced the acquisition of Prophet.Net and Prophet Financial Systems, a software development company located in Palo Alto, CA that creates Web-based products enabling active investors to use technical analysis to trade more profitably.
buyer: INVESTools, Inc. (:$0.00)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats. "
target: Prophet Financial Systems, Inc.
Prophet Financial Systems provides financial content and innovative web-based software applications to help online investors make more profitable trading decisions. The company provides products and services with capabilities that were once available exclusively to professional traders and institut
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announced 6/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Vela Trading Technologies, will acquire OptionsCity Software, Inc.

synopsis: Vela Trading Technologies LLC (Vela), a global leader in high performance trading and market data technology, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire OptionsCity Software, a global provider of futures and options trading and analytics solutions.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Vela Trading Technologies
Vela Trading Technologies is an independent global leader in high performance trading and market data technology. They provide the breadth of coverage and depth of expertise demanded by today’s multi-asset, multi-region electronic trading environment. "
target: OptionsCity Software, Inc.
OptionsCity powers the trading, risk management and analytics needs of futures and options traders, market makers, financial institutions and other market participants worldwide. OptionsCity is a certified Independent Software Vendor and a leading source of electronic options trading volume.
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announced 5/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Algomi, will purchase ALFA Fixed Income Liquidity and Analytics Tool from AllianceBernstein L.P.

synopsis: Algomi, the network company providing information-matching solutions for the optimization of fixed income liquidity, announced that the company will acquire and distribute the award-winning ALFA product created & developed by AllianceBernstein (AB). ALFA (Automated Liquidity Filtering & Analytics) was developed as an in-house liquidity tool by AB.
buyer: Algomi
Algomi empowers fixed income professionals to make better trading relationships in the ever-changing landscape of capital, leverage and liquidity requirements. Their Honeycomb software suite increases the opportunities and velocity in large and illiquid trades between banks and buy side investors. "
seller parent: AXA Group
seller: AllianceBernstein L.P. (AB:$228.88)
ALFA (Automated Liquidity Filtering & Analytics) provides cross-market information on liquidity and trade intent in order to give the buy-side a real-time view of the entire bond market including government bonds, investment grade, high yield, emerging market, municipal debt, and structured credit.
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired InvestSoft Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired InvestSoft Technology, a provider of fixed-income analytics. InvestSoft helps investment firms analyze fixed-income securities and portfolios, primarily through its BondPro Fixed-Income Calculation Engine.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. "
target: InvestSoft Technology, Inc.
InvestSoft Technology provides software solutions for investment firms designed to streamline workflow, reduce risk and harness the value of the data throughout an organization. They are a leader in the development and implementation of Trading, Portfolio Management, and Accounting Solutions.
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closed 9/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Markit Group Ltd., acquired DealHub

synopsis: Markit, a leading global provider of financial information services, announced it has acquired DealHub, a leading provider of trade processing and trading services to the foreign exchange market. The acquisition will expand Markit’s customer base among banks, brokers and asset managers in the FX markets.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. "
target parent: Option Computers
target: DealHub
DealHub is a provider of trading, post trade processing and business intelligence solutions to global financial markets. Their solutions encompass the trading lifecycle from liquidity sourcing, through price distribution and ecommerce workflows, STP, regulatory reporting and compliance archiving.
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closed 6/11/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

TIBCO Software Inc., acquired StreamBase Systems, Inc.

synopsis: TIBCO Software Inc. announced it has acquired StreamBase Systems, Inc., a provider of high performance event processing and real-time analytics software. StreamBase is battle-tested for low latency algorithmic trading, real-time risk management, and a range of use cases that are especially prevalent in capital markets.
buyer: TIBCO Software Inc. (TIBX:$1,076.23)
TIBCO Software Inc. is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes, and applications in real time. "
target: StreamBase Systems, Inc.
StreamBase Systems, the leader in high performance Complex Event Processing (CEP) and real-time analytics, provides software for rapidly building systems that analyze and act on real-time streaming data for instantaneous decision-making.
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closed 1/18/2018 via PR Newswire

The Roberts Group, acquired Screen Group

synopsis: TRG, (The Roberts Group) the leading provider of subscription spend management software solutions, announced it has acquired Screen Group, a world leading market data software company that assists business professionals in managing their market data costs, processes and workflows more efficiently.
buyer parent: Polaris Partners
buyer: The Roberts Group
The Roberts Group (TRG) provides spend management solutions enabling enterprises to gain total cost transparency and control of their entire universe of corporate subscriptions and vendor relationships. "
target: Screen Group
Screen Group is a world leading market data software company that assists financial services professionals in managing their market data costs, processes and workflows more efficiently. At the foundation of the company Screen built a unique Market Data and Investment Management consultancy practice.
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closed 6/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Babelfish Analytics merged with Global Trading Analytics, LLC,

synopsis: Global Trading Analytics (GTA), a leader in the Trading Cost Analysis (TCA) field, is merging with Babelfish Analytics, an independent, employee-owned, unconflicted provider of venue and routing analysis.
buyer: Global Trading Analytics, LLC
Global Trading Analytics (GTA) provides specialized, high-touch trading cost analysis for Global Equities, Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income, Futures and Options markets. GTA measures trading costs accurately by considering a client's unique trading profile and then delivering context-based analyses. "
target: Babelfish Analytics
Babelfish Analytics is an independent, employee-owned, unconflicted provider of venue and routing analysis. The Clarity product was launched in 2014 and has helped traders to reduce costs associated with inefficient trading strategies.
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closed 6/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Babelfish Analytics merged with Global Trading Analytics, LLC,

synopsis: Global Trading Analytics (GTA), a leader in the Trading Cost Analysis (TCA) field, is merging with Babelfish Analytics, an independent, employee-owned, unconflicted provider of venue and routing analysis.
buyer: Global Trading Analytics, LLC
Global Trading Analytics (GTA) provides specialized, high-touch trading cost analysis for Global Equities, Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income, Futures and Options markets. GTA measures trading costs accurately by considering a client's unique trading profile and then delivering context-based analyses. "
target: Babelfish Analytics
Babelfish Analytics is an independent, employee-owned, unconflicted provider of venue and routing analysis. The Clarity product was launched in 2014 and has helped traders to reduce costs associated with inefficient trading strategies.
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cancelled 11/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

Kensington Leasing, Ltd., cancelled an acquisition of WealthMakers, Ltd.

synopsis: Kensington Leasing, Ltd. cancelled the acquisition of Wealthmakers Ltd.
buyer: Kensington Leasing, Ltd. (KNSL:$0.00)
Kensington Leasing, Ltd. is a development stage company and intends to lease specialized computer equipment and provide support services for professionals. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in Redlands, California. "
target: WealthMakers, Ltd.
WealthMakers is a web-based predictive research technology company that connects to automated trading platforms for stocks, indexes, bonds, options, commodities and currencies and can trade in up to 80 markets around the world in a single universal account provided by a leading online broker.
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closed 5/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Liquidnet, Inc., acquired RSRCHXchange

synopsis: Liquidnet announced that it has acquired RSRCHXchange, a leading marketplace and aggregator for institutional research. RSRCHXchange’s research marketplace and distribution network digitizes massive amounts of content and provides a centralized, cloud-based hub that allows providers to deliver research, and asset managers to efficiently source it.
buyer: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network. Liquidnet's network spans 46 markets across six continents and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers. "
target: RSRCHXchange
RSRCHXchange is the award-winning marketplace and aggregator for institutional research. The RSRCHX platform enables asset management firms to read, purchase and monitor research and analyst interactions from banks, brokers & boutique providers in a more efficient and transparent way.
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announced 5/10/2016 via BusinessWire

Leucadia National Corp, will acquire Majestic Research, LLC

synopsis: Leucadia National Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire ITG Investment Research, LLC (formerly known as Majestic Research) from Investment Technology Group (“ITG”). ITG Investment Research is a leading provider of big data analytics and research to institutional, corporate, and private equity clients.
buyer: Leucadia National Corp (LUK:$10,512.84)
Leucadia National Corporation is a financial services holding company principally engaged in providing commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, banking and lending services; manufacture of plastic netting; own and operate gold mines; provide real estate investment trust services. "
target parent: Investment Technology Group, Inc.
target: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with their innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data.
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closed 10/25/2010 via PR Newswire

Investment Technology Group, Inc., acquired Majestic Research, LLC

synopsis: Investment Technology Group, Inc., a leading agency broker and financial technology firm, announced that it has acquired Majestic Research Corp., an independent provider of data-driven equity research for the institutional investment community. Going forward, Majestic will be known as ITG Investment Research.
buyer: Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG:$505.52)
Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG), is an independent agency research broker that partners with asset managers globally to improve performance throughout the investment process. ITG is a leader in electronic trading since launching the POSIT® crossing network in 1987. "
target: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with our innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data.
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announced 9/30/2016 via Reuters

IG Group Holdings Plc, will acquire DailyFX.com

synopsis: IG Group, an online trading company, said it had agreed to buy news and research portal DailyFX and its associated assets from FXCM Inc, a U.S. retail broker. Upon completion, the DailyFX business along with its web domains, source code, content and 34 employees will be transferred to IG Group. The deal is expected to close by the end of October.
buyer: IG Group Holdings Plc (LSE:IGG:$625.12)
IG Group Holdings plc is a world leader in financial derivatives trading and sports betting. They are the parent company of IG Index - the UK's largest and longest-running spread betting business – and offer sports and financial products to retail and professional clients. "
target parent: FXCM Inc.
target: DailyFX.com
DailyFX.com, the free news and research website of FXCM, is one of the world's leading news sources for the currency trading community. DailyFX provides analysis of market moves, explaining economic, political, and technical factors driving the market.
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closed 9/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Capital IQ, acquired TheMarkets.com

synopsis: Capital IQ, a leading provider of data and analytics for global financial professionals, has acquired the research and estimates business of TheMarkets.com. TheMarkets.com is a premier provider of third party equity and fixed income research, earnings models, and estimates to more than 2,400 institutional investment management firms worldwide.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Capital IQ
Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, delivers comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research and analysis solutions to over 4,200 investment management firms, investment banks, private equity funds, advisory firms, corporations, and universities worldwide. "
target: TheMarkets.com
TheMarkets.com is the proven standard for investment research and workflow technologies to institutional investment firms worldwide. TheMarkets.com enables investors to streamline access to diverse providers of investment research through efficient workflow technologies.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Seeking Alpha, acquired CressCap

synopsis: Seeking Alpha, the world's largest platform for equity analysis, announced the acquisition of CressCap, a next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. CressCap is a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
buyer: Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha is the leading provider of stock market opinion and analysis from blogs, money managers and investment newsletters, and a provider of its own high-value, complementary financial content. "
target: CressCap
CressCap Investment Research has developed the next generation analytics platform for investment professionals. They are a pioneer in the fusion of statistical computing systems and autonomous research analytics.
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Center for Financial Research and Analysis, purchased Equity Research Business from S&P Global Market Intelligence

synopsis: S&P Global announced that it has successfully completed its sale of S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity and Fund Research (Equity Research) business to CFRA, a leading independent provider of forensic accounting research, analytics and advisory services.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
seller parent: S&P Global
seller: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity Resarch provides access to financial analysis for wealth advisors and institutional investors. S&P Global Market Intelligence collects and analyzes vast volumes of content, turning into actionable intelligence on the global financial markets and industries.
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closed 9/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

FX Concepts LLC, acquired Track.com, LLC

synopsis: FX Concepts LLC, a currency hedge fund founded by John Taylor with about $3 billion under management, agreed to buy closely held financial research provider Track.com for an undisclosed amount. Track.com, LLC is a subscription-based service that provides an online platform for investment research and market ideas.
buyer: FX Concepts LLC
FX Concepts LLC is a currency hedge fund founded by John Taylor. "
target: Track.com, LLC
Track.com, LLC provides an online platform for investment research and market ideas. Its platform allows qualified contributors to share their stock, commodity, and macro ideas with a group of institutional investors, high net worth individuals, and other thoughtful market participants.
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closed 6/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Morningstar Danmark A/S

synopsis: Morningstar Europe B.V., a leading provider of independent investment research, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 75 percent ownership interest in Morningstar Danmark A/S.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of Internet, software, and print-based products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. "
target: Morningstar Danmark A/S
Morningstar Danmark A/S through its website provides investment information for individual investors, which includes fund and ETF data, portfolio tools, and market analysis. It also develops investment software.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

synopsis: Robert Schwob, a popular figure in the asset management world, has sold majority control of Style Research, his asset management data provider, to mid-market private equity firm Lyceum Capital. Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital partners with entrepreneurial management teams and unlocks growth potential by providing capital, operations and development support and help with targeted acquisitions. Lyceum typically invests between £5m and £50m of equity in fast-growing, UK-headquartered, mid-sized businesses. "
target: Style Research
Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications. The services are delivered on a SaaS-based platform that supports a range of devices.
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announced 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

ABG Sundal Collier AB, will acquire Introduce

synopsis: ABG Sundal Collier AB, an independent, Nordic investment banking powerhouse, has agreed to acquire the leading Swedish investor relations and sponsored research platform Introduce. Introduce offers comprehensive financial information and professional analysis on small and medium sized listed companies in Sweden.
buyer: ABG Sundal Collier AB (OB:ASC:$155.20)
Based in Norway, ABG Sundal Collier is an independent, Nordic investment banking powerhouse. ABG provides financial and strategic advice to help clients find creative solutions that optimize their long term value creation and help them to achieve their objectives. "
target parent: Remium AB
target: Introduce
Based in Sweden, Introduce is an investor relations and sponsored research platform. They offer comprehensive financial information and professional analysis on small and medium sized listed companies in Sweden. They serve approximately 100 companies in the mid cap and small cap segment.
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closed 1/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Pierre Feligioni, acquired Quant House

synopsis: S&P Global announced it has finalized the sale of Quant House SAS (QuantHouse) to a company owned by Pierre Feligioni, one of QuantHouse's original founders. QuantHouse is an independent global provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions.
buyer: Pierre Feligioni
Pierre Feligioni is a successful business entrepreneur and he understands how to turn innovative ideas into profitable business. Pierre co-founded QuantHouse in 2005, building an industry leading provider of ultra-low latency market data technologies. "
target parent: S&P Global
target: Quant House
QuantHouse is an independent global provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions. This includes ultra low latency market data technologies, algo-trading development framework, proximity hosting and order routing services.
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closed 11/3/2015 via PR Newswire

OneMarketData LLC, acquired Tick Data, Inc.

synopsis: OneMarketData, founders of OneTick, a single solution for event streaming processing and time series management of historical and real-time tick data, announced its acquisition of Tick Data Inc., a trusted and leading provider of historical intraday exchange time series data.
buyer: OneMarketData LLC
OneMarketData provides smarter data management solutions for research, surveillance and back-testing to enable market participants to outmaneuver the competition. Through its product OneTick, an event stream processing and tick data management solution, analysts and traders can increase performance."
target: Tick Data, Inc.
The world's largest investment banks have relied upon Tick Data's research-ready historical intraday stock, futures, options and forex data to back-test trading strategies, develop risk and execution models, perform post-trade analysis, and conduct important academic research.
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closed 8/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

McGregor BFA, acquired I-Net Bridge (Pty) Ltd.

synopsis: TIMES Media Group (TMG) has announced the sale of its wholly owned I-Net Bridge unit to I-Net competitor McGregor BFA. I-Net Bridge provides investment products including real-time and historical market data, news and analytical tools.
buyer parent: Naspers Ltd.
buyer: McGregor BFA
McGregor BFA is South Africa's leading provider of financial data feeds and analysis tools. It covers JSE and global share prices as well as company information including annual reports, financial statements and more. The database and track record stretch back over 40 years. "
target parent: Times Media Group Limited
target: I-Net Bridge (Pty) Ltd.
I-Net Bridge is the leading South African provider of economic data, financial market data and corporate market intelligence. This comprehensive data content, coupled with their home-bred applications, makes I-Net Bridge an invaluable partner in facilitating investment decisions.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 5/16/2013 via BusinessWire

Tick Data, Inc., acquired Tick Data, Inc.

synopsis: Tick Data, Inc. announced the corporate buyback of the firm by its long-time management team, led by Neal Falkenberry, CFA, and Thomas Myers, with additional funding from the Tactex F1 Private Equity Fund. Tick Data, Inc. provides clean, reliable historical intraday time series data for the equities, options, and futures markets.
buyer: Tick Data, Inc.
Founded in 1984, Tick Data, Inc. provides clean, reliable historical intraday time series data for the equities, options, and futures markets. Tick Data employs proprietary data validation, price-filtering, and ticker symbol mapping processes to produce robust, research-ready historical data. "
target parent: Desjardins Group
target: Tick Data, Inc.
Founded in 1984, Tick Data, Inc. provides clean, reliable historical intraday time series data for the equities, options, and futures markets. Tick Data employs proprietary data validation, price-filtering, and ticker symbol mapping processes to produce robust, research-ready historical data.
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closed 7/2/2012 via PR Newswire

S&P Capital IQ, acquired Credit Market Analysis Limited

synopsis: S&P Capital IQ, a business offering global multi-asset class data solutions, market research and portfolio risk analytics to global investors, announced the completion of its acquisition of London-based Credit Market Analysis Limited, a leading source of independent data in the over-the-counter markets, from CME Group.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: S&P Capital IQ
S&P Capital IQ, a business line of the McGraw-Hill Companies, is a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment advisors and wealth managers around the world. "
target parent: CME Group
target: Credit Market Analysis Limited
Credit Market Analysis Limited provides credit information solutions for financial institutions internationally. It provides QuoteVision, a real-time price discovery service for the OTC credit market that enables users to view, organize, store, and use in real-time securities and derivatives prices.
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closed 4/3/2012 via PR Newswire

S&P Capital IQ, acquired Quant House

synopsis: S&P Capital IQ, a business line of The McGraw-Hill Companies offering global multi-asset class data solutions, market research and portfolio risk analytics to global investors, announced it has acquired QuantHouse, an independent global provider of market data and end-to-end systematic trading solutions.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: S&P Capital IQ
S&P Capital IQ, a business line of the McGraw-Hill Companies, is a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment advisors and wealth managers around the world. "
target: Quant House
QuantHouse is an independent global provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions. This includes ultra low latency market data technologies, algo-trading development framework, proximity hosting and order routing services.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Markit Group Ltd., acquired Data Explorers Limited

synopsis: Markit, a leading, global financial information services company, announced the acquisition of Data Explorers, a leading provider of global securities lending data, from mid-market private equity firm Bowmark Capital. Data Explorers provides a comprehensive view of short interest data and institutional fund activity across all market sectors.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading, global financial information services company with over 2,300 employees. The company provides independent data, valuations and trade processing across all asset classes in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. "
target parent: Bowmark Capital
target: Data Explorers Limited
Data Explorers is the leading provider of securities lending data, tracking short selling and institutional fund activity across all global market sectors. The company's analytics help clients to identify investment opportunities and manage risk.
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announced 8/9/2010 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, will acquire Arete Consulting, Ltd.

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the international publishing, events and electronic information group, has agreed to acquire Arete Consulting Limited, the world’s leading database of retail structured investment products. The acquisition is in line with Euromoney’s strategy of investing in high-growth online subscription data businesses.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is a leading international business-to-business media group focused primarily on the international finance, metals and commodities sectors. It publishes more than 70 titles, including Euromoney, Institutional Investor, and Metal Bulletin. "
target: Arete Consulting, Ltd.
Arete Consulting is a specialist firm providing consultancy and training services to large multinational financial service companies. Arete Consulting also owns and runs the website StructuredRetailProducts.com, the leading online information source for the structured products market.
price ($mm)
$9.79
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