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closed 11/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Mercatus Partners, LLC, acquired Financial Research Corporation

synopsis: Mercatus Partners LLC, a financial services strategy consulting and investment firm announced that it has acquired Boston based Financial Research Corporation (FRC), from parent company Citigroup Inc.
buyer: Mercatus Partners, LLC
Mercatus Partners is a market-focused private equity investing and strategy consulting firm focused on delivering the insights, innovative thinking and inspiration required to succeed in today's competitive financial services marketplace. "
target parent: Citi
target: Financial Research Corporation
FRC is a mutual fund data company, whose monthly reports on mutual fund companies’ assets under management are highly regarded in the financial services industry.
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closed 7/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Seeds Finance SA

synopsis: Morningstar France Holding, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Seeds Group, a leading provider of investment consulting services and fund research in France.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Seeds Finance SA
Seeds Finance SA provides investment consulting services to pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, banks, and brokerage firms. The firm is based out of Paris, France.
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closed 7/30/2009 via Folio: First Day

Asset International, Inc., acquired Strategic Insight Mutual Fund Research and Consulting, LLC

synopsis: Stamford, Connecticut-based Asset International has closed its second acquisition in a month, picking up financial data and analytics firm Strategic Insight. Strategic Insight provides research and business intelligence to more than 200 financial services companies.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions. "
target: Strategic Insight Mutual Fund Research and Consulting, LLC
Strategic Insight is a research, data and analytics firm serving the investment management industry. It provides competitive research and business intelligence to more than 200 financial services organizations worldwide, across the mutual fund, retirement income and wealth management industries.
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closed 6/7/2018 via PR Newswire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired MackayWilliams

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., a global fintech leader, has acquired MackayWilliams. MackayWilliams' leading insight into European mutual fund trends, brand perceptions and fund selector behavior offering clients a more integrated and holistic view of retail and institutional markets across regions.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,824.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., a global fintech leader, provides investor communications and solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers. They help clients reduce capital investments in operations infrastructure, so they can focus on core business activities. "
target: MackayWilliams
Based in London and Berlin, MackayWilliams specializes in the research and analysis of the European mutual funds arena. They work with asset managers to provide European market analysis, consultancy services and access to the demands of Europe's major distributors and fund selectors.
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closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Center for Financial Research and Analysis, acquired First Bridge Data LLC

synopsis: CFRA, one of the world’s largest providers of independent research, announced that it has acquired First Bridge Data LLC, a company that provides institutional quality data and analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
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. "
target: First Bridge Data LLC
First Bridge provides institutional quality data & analytics on Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that saves time on research and generates insight.
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closed 12/14/2015 via BusinessWire

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., acquired Interactive Data Corporation

synopsis: Intercontinental Exchange, the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced it has completed its acquisition of Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related trading solutions from Silver Lake and Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm.
buyer: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE:$5,588.00)
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation (“IDC”) is a trusted leader in financial information. IDC’s offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,265 [$7,450]
rev ($mm)
$940
EBITDA ($mm)
$332
EV / rev
7.9x
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22.5x
announced 1/5/2015 via GlobeNewswire

NASDAQ OMX, will acquire Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Nasdaq announced that it will acquire Dorsey, Wright & Associates, LLC, a market leader in data analytics, passive indexing and smart beta strategies. DWA will add to Nasdaq's robust index portfolio, bringing model-based strategies and analysis to support the financial advisor community.
buyer: NASDAQ OMX (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$5,926.00)
Nasdaq is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services. Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating global capital markets. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.
Dorsey, Wright & Associates (DWA) is an independent and privately owned registered investment advisory firm. Since its founding in 1987 by Tom Dorsey and Watson Wright, Dorsey Wright has been a leading advisor to Wall Street and investment managers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$225
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
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announced 12/11/2013 via BusinessWire

Copal Partners, will acquire Amba Research

synopsis: Moody's Corporation announced that it has acquired Amba Investment Services, a provider of investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions. Amba will operate as part of Moody’s Analytics majority-owned subsidiary, Copal Partners.
buyer parent: Moody's Corporation
buyer: Copal Partners
Copal Partners' companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. They provide a range of services to leading institutional investors, investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and corporations globally. "
target: Amba Research
Amba Research provides investment research and analytics support services to the global capital markets industry. Over 70 companies, including 6 of the top 15 global asset managers and 6 of the top 15 global investment banks, use Amba to differentiate and outperform.
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closed 11/16/2011 via PE Hub

Falfurrias Capital, acquired Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm, announced it has invested as a strategic partner in Dorsey Wright & Associates, a Richmond, Va.-based provider of technical investment research and money management products.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm that acquires or invests in lower, middle-market businesses. The firm is focused on making private equity investments in a diverse portfolio of companies operating in the eastern United States. "
target: Dorsey Wright & Associates, Inc.
Dorsey Wright & Associates (DWA) provides technical research services to the financial services industry and individuals. DWA strives to supply the resources, technology and support necessary for a stock broker, money manager or individual investor to become a true craftsman in investing.
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cancelled 12/23/2011 via PR Newswire

CVC Capital Partners, cancelled an acquisition of ConvergEx

synopsis: ConvergEx Group and CVC Capital Partners have mutually agreed to terminate their pending transaction. The merger provided for ConvergEx to be acquired by funds advised by CVC. ConvergEx is a leading technology company providing mission-critical proprietary software products and technology-enabled services.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms, with a network of 20 offices and some 250 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. "
target parent: The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
target: ConvergEx
ConvergEx Group is a leading technology company providing mission-critical proprietary software products and technology-enabled services to asset managers and financial intermediaries globally.
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closed 6/20/2011 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Ned Davis Research, Inc.

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, an international publishing, events and information group based in London, announced it has acquired Ned Davis Research Group (NDRG), a US-based provider of financial research to institutional investors. NDRG delivers award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: Ned Davis Research, Inc.
Ned Davis Research Group is a leading independent research firm with over 1,100 institutional clients in over three dozen countries. With a range of products and services utilizing a 360 degree methodology, they deliver award-winning solutions to the world's leading investment management companies.
price ($mm)
$112*
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$41
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closed 5/12/2011 via Market Wire

Pacific Crest, acquired Pacific Epoch

synopsis: Pacific Crest Securities has acquired certain assets of Pacific Epoch, an investment research company specializing in China's technology sectors and companies. Its on-the-ground surveys, proprietary data collection and analysis of the technology market provide a unique and predictive view of trends impacting companies and sectors in the region.
buyer: Pacific Crest
Pacific Crest Securities, the leading technology investment bank, provides equity research, institutional sales and trading, third party research, M&A advisory, and public and private financings. "
target: Pacific Epoch
Pacific Epoch is a trusted source of China investment research for institutional, private equity, and corporate clients. The company provides a combination of proprietary data collection and on-the-ground surveys and expert analysis of government policy to partners.
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closed 4/12/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired Old Broad Street Research

synopsis: Morningstar UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, has acquired Old Broad Street Research Ltd. (OBSR), a premier provider of fund research, ratings, and investment consulting services in the United Kingdom, for 11.95 million pounds sterling, or approximately U.S. $18.3 million.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: Old Broad Street Research
Old Broad Street Research's ("OBSR") team of investment research analysts rates and recommends approximately 500 UK-domiciled and cross-border funds.
price ($mm)
$19
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announced 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bonhill Group plc, will acquire Last Word Media

synopsis: Bonhill, a leading B2B media company in the UK, will acquire Last Word Media, a financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
buyer: Bonhill Group plc (AIM:BONH:$27.79)
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities. "
target: Last Word Media
Last Word is an independent financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
price ($mm)
$11
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$13
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$1
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announced 10/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Baird, will acquire Strategas Research Partners

synopsis: Baird signed a definitive agreement to acquire Strategas, an independent private partnership focused on macro research. Based in New York, Strategas provides comprehensive macro sector insights including research in the areas of Investment Strategy, Economics, Government Policy, Quantitative, Technical Analysis, Fixed Income and Industry Surveys.
buyer: Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the US, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 3,400 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. "
target: Strategas Research Partners
Strategas is a global institutional brokerage and advisory firm that provides macro research, capital market and corporate advisory services, and financial products to institutional investors and corporate executives in more than twenty countries around the world.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Hedgeye Risk Management, acquired Potomac Research Group

synopsis: Hedgeye Risk Management announced that it has acquired Potomac Research Group (PRG), a Washington, D.C.-based, independent research firm which provides predictive and actionable Washington policy analysis to institutional investors.
buyer: Hedgeye Risk Management
Hedgeye Risk Management is an independent investment research and media firm. Focused exclusively on generating and delivering actionable investment ideas in a proven buy-side process, the firm combines quantitative, bottom-up and macro analysis with an emphasis on timing. "
target: Potomac Research Group
Potomac Research Group ("PRG") is an independent research firm formed to provide Washington policy and market technical analysis to institutional investors. PRG’s analysis of federal legislative activities and regulatory policies helps investors determine Washington’s impact on industry sectors.
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closed 2/4/2015 via PE Hub

RCP Advisors, acquired Atlas Diligence

synopsis: RCP Advisors has acquired Atlas Diligence and its proprietary private equity manager research platform GPScout. Atlas Diligence was formed by experienced institutional investors to provide limited partners with unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities.
buyer: RCP Advisors
RCP Advisors was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Chicago. With approximately $4.3 billion of assets under management and 37 professionals, RCP is one of the largest private equity fund-of-funds sponsors focused exclusively on the lower middle market buyout sector. "
target: Atlas Diligence
Atlas Diligence was formed by experienced institutional investors to provide limited partners with unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities.
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closed 10/10/2013 via Market Wire

Investment Metrics, LLC, acquired InterSec Research

synopsis: Investment Metrics, LLC a leading provider of investment performance analytics and reporting solutions for institutional investors and advisors, announced that it has acquired InterSec Research, the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms.
buyer: Investment Metrics, LLC
Investment Metrics, LLC is an independent firm focused solely on creating solutions for investment professionals that streamline the process of performance measurement, investment analytics, manager research and reporting. "
target: InterSec Research
InterSec Research is the industry's leading provider of business intelligence services to institutional asset management firms. InterSec Research transforms independent market insight into business intelligence for institutional asset managers, asset owners, investment consultants and advisors.
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closed 11/3/2009 via BusinessWire

RiskMetrics Group, Inc., acquired KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.

synopsis: RiskMetrics Group a leading provider of risk management and corporate governance services to the global financial community, announced that it has acquired KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. Headquartered in Boston, KLD is a leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and indexes for institutional investors.
buyer: RiskMetrics Group, Inc.
RiskMetrics provides expertise to the financial community through a broad range of research, analytics, data and other products and services. Formerly a division of JP Morgan, RiskMetrics Group became an independent company in 1998. "
target: KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.
KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. is the leading authority on social research and indexes for institutional investors. Since 1988, institutional investors, managers, trustees, consultants and advisors have depended on the quality and expertise of KLD.
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$9.88
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closed 11/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Mercatus Partners, LLC, acquired Financial Research Corporation

synopsis: Mercatus Partners LLC, a financial services strategy consulting and investment firm announced that it has acquired Boston based Financial Research Corporation (FRC), from parent company Citigroup Inc.
buyer: Mercatus Partners, LLC
Mercatus Partners is a market-focused private equity investing and strategy consulting firm focused on delivering the insights, innovative thinking and inspiration required to succeed in today's competitive financial services marketplace. "
target parent: Citi
target: Financial Research Corporation
FRC is a mutual fund data company, whose monthly reports on mutual fund companies’ assets under management are highly regarded in the financial services industry.
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closed 11/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Mercatus Partners, LLC, acquired Financial Research Corporation

synopsis: Mercatus Partners LLC, a financial services strategy consulting and investment firm announced that it has acquired Boston based Financial Research Corporation (FRC), from parent company Citigroup Inc.
buyer: Mercatus Partners, LLC
Mercatus Partners is a market-focused private equity investing and strategy consulting firm focused on delivering the insights, innovative thinking and inspiration required to succeed in today's competitive financial services marketplace. "
target parent: Citi
target: Financial Research Corporation
FRC is a mutual fund data company, whose monthly reports on mutual fund companies’ assets under management are highly regarded in the financial services industry.
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announced 5/15/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
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$34
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aion Bank, acquired ETFmatic LTD

synopsis: Aion Bank, a full-service digital bank based in Brussels, has acquired ETFmatic, a London-based robo-advisor and Aion’s partner since last year. The deal has been approved by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). ETFmatic’s proprietary investment platform and management team will be integrated into Aion’s operations.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Aion Bank
Aion, based in Belgium, is a subscription-only digital bank with a modern human touch, offering a wide range of services to individual and business customers. Seated in Brussels, it operates under a Belgian banking licence and offers customers convenient ways to optimize savings and expenses. "
target: ETFmatic LTD
ETFmatic, based in the UK, provides their customers with an easy way to manage their investment goals. The Company uses index based investment strategies and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to construct and manage investment portfolios tailored to their customers' personal preferences and situations.
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announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

synopsis: PFGBEST announced that it is purchasing the customer assets of Alaron. It will be formed into a new division called ATD, a division of PFGBEST. Both companies have been leaders in the futures industry for 20 years, through the evolution of online trading that helped level the playing field for retail futures market participants.
buyer: PFGBEST
PFGBEST is the second-largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchant, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. "
target: Alaron Futures & Options
Alaron, founded in 1989 in Chicago, provides electronic and pit-based futures trading and asset management services to institutions and retail clients on five continents. Alaron built upon its core business by integrating global trading systems and analysis techniques used by professional traders.
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closed 1/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

synopsis: Consumer financial services platform SoFi has acquired 8 Securities, a Hong Kong-based investing app. Targeted to personal investors, 8 Securities will rebrand to SoFi Hong Kong and will begin launching services in other markets in addition to Hong Kong. 8 Securities was the first mobile-only investment service and robo-advisor to launch in Asia.
buyer: SoFi
SoFi is a values-driven company on a mission to help members get their money right. They create modern financial products and services that help people borrow, save, spend, invest, and protect their money better, so that they can achieve financial independence and realize their ambitions. "
target: 8 Securities Limited
Hong Kong-based 8 Securities is a cloud-based brokerage platform that provides simple, transparent, and affordable mobile investing solutions. The company allows users to trade over 15,000 US and Hong Kong stocks and exchange traded funds as much as they like free of commission.
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announced 1/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

synopsis: Wealthsimple Financial Inc., Canada's leading online investing service, announced it has acquired Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc., the country's first automated investment manager.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: ShareOwner
ShareOwner (Canadian ShareOwner Investments) has been providing independent investment education and low-cost investing services to retail investors since 1987.
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
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$132
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closed 10/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

synopsis: ODL Group Limited (“ODL”), a leading, independent forex, derivatives, equities and commodities broker, has been acquired by US-based FXCM Holdings LLC (“FXCM”), a leading global forex broker that caters to both retail and institutional markets.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: ODL Securities
ODL Securities Limited (ODLS) commenced trading early in 1995. Initially it specialised in derivatives and equities but recently has seen significant growth in foreign exchange, equity CFDs, Corporate and Government bond trading and other over-the-counter (OTC) products.
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announced 10/16/2020 via PR Newswire

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., will acquire BIDS Trading

synopsis: Cboe Global Markets, Inc., a market operator and global trading solutions provider, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire BIDS Trading, a registered broker-dealer and the operator of the BIDS Alternative Trading System (ATS), the largest block-trading ATS by volume1 in the U.S., subject to regulatory review.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$3,181.50)
Cboe Global Markets provides cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to market participants around the world. The company is committed to defining markets through product innovation, leading edge technology and seamless trading solutions. "
target: BIDS Trading
BIDS Trading, L.P. is a registered broker-dealer and the operator of the BIDS Alternative Trading System (ATS), which was designed to bring counterparties together to anonymously trade large blocks of shares.
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$42
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announced 2/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Alternative Investment Partners, will acquire GO Markets Pty Limited

synopsis: The Board of AIP Global Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an agreement with My First Investments Limited to acquire a controlling interest in Australian-based GO Markets Pty Limited, a leading online financial services business headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.
buyer: Alternative Investment Partners
Established in 2002, Alternative Investment Partners is a full-service global investment banking and securities firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, offering fund distribution services and a wide range of sophisticated, value-added investment banking services. "
target: GO Markets Pty Limited
GO Markets is a multi award-winning Australian registered company providing online-based financial services to an extensive client base in Australia and overseas. It offers regulated financial services including Margin FX, Securities and Derivatives.
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closed 10/13/2011 via BusinessWire

FXCM Inc., acquired Foreland Forex Co., Ltd.

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, ("FX"), trading and related services worldwide, announced that its subsidiary FXCM Japan Securities Co., Ltd. has completed its acquisition of Japanese FX broker Foreland Forex Co., Ltd.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
Forex Capital Markets LLC is one of the Largest Forex Dealer Members. More than 125,000 live accounts are traded on FXCM trading platforms. As of January 2009, an average of $500 billion in notional volume is traded each month on FXCM trading platform. "
target: Foreland Forex Co., Ltd.
Foreland Forex Co., Ltd. offers retail foreign exchange services. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
2.0x
closed 9/21/2011 via PR Newswire

FXDD, acquired Frontier FX

synopsis: FXDD Europe, a leader in online Forex trading and education, announced it has acquired the business of Dublin based Frontier FX, a leading international Forex broker. Frontier FX provides a multi-bank electronic trading platform for Spot and Forward foreign exchange services with a primary focus on professional traders.
buyer: FXDD
FXDD is a leader in online Forex trading and education, dedicated to providing superior customer service, powerful trading technology, and reliable streaming liquidity. It provides services to individual and institutional traders, hedge funds, commercial entities, brokerage firms and money managers "
target: Frontier FX
Frontier FX provides a multi-bank electronic trading platform for Spot and Forward foreign exchange services with a primary focus on professional traders. The company offers such services to banks, fund managers, hedge funds and CTA's enabling them to trade the global FX market.
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announced 5/28/2008 via Company Press Release

Saxo Bank, will acquire Cambiste

synopsis: Danish online investment bank Saxo is acquiring Cambiste, a French provider of Web-based foreign exchange trading services, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer: Saxo Bank
Saxo Bank A/S is a global investment bank specialising in online investments in international Capital Markets. Saxo Bank enables clients to trade currencies, shares, CFDs, futures, options and other derivatives, as well as providing portfolio management via our online trading platform, SaxoTrader. "
target: Cambiste
Cambiste is the only forex broker fully regulated by Banque de France. The company was launched by Pierre-Antoine Dusoulier who wanted to offer an in-shore currency trading solution, compliant with french regulation. Cambiste has quickly attracted a large number of active currency traders.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/9/2020 via Market Watch

TP ICAP, will acquire Liquidnet, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based TP ICAP PLC will acquire Liquidnet Holdings Inc., an electronic trading network. The acquisition of Liquidnet is a transformational deal that will diversify TC ICAP's business mix and contribute to boosting revenue growth and underlying operating margin.
buyer: TP ICAP (LSE:TCAP:$2,398.01)
Headquartered in London, TP ICAP is a global firm of professional intermediaries that plays a pivotal role in the world’s financial, energy, and commodities markets. TP ICAP provides comprehensive analysis and insight into market conditions and long-term trends. "
target: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network, connecting the world’s investors to the world’s investments. Its network spans 45 markets and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers.
price ($mm)
$575
rev ($mm)
$339
EBITDA ($mm)
$64
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

TradeFloor Pty Ltd, acquired OpenMarkets

synopsis: Software developer TradeFloor has acquired a controlling stake in OpenMarkets, a digital trading platform that provides retail investors, traders, advisers, robo-advisers, brokers and financial intermediaries with a suite of innovative brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets.
buyer: TradeFloor Pty Ltd
TradeFloor is a must-have application for anyone who trades (or is thinking about trading) Exchange-Traded Options in Australia. They are striving to make options accessible to everyone, regardless of trading knowledge, and provide valuable insights into the risk and reward of trading strategies. "
target: OpenMarkets
OpenMarkets is a digital trading platform that provides retail investors, traders, advisers, robo-advisers, brokers and financial intermediaries with a suite of innovative brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/8/2020 via BusinessWire

The Charles Schwab Corporation, acquired Motif Investing, Inc.

synopsis: The Charles Schwab Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of the technology and intellectual property of Motif, a next-generation online broker offering thematic investing to individual and institutional investors.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,615.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. "
target: Motif Investing, Inc.
Motif is a next-generation online broker offering thematic investing to individual and institutional investors. They are a fintech pioneer that has combined breakthrough technology and data science to deliver customized thematic portfolios to investors.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/24/2020 via PE Hub

Purpose Advisor Solutions, acquired Wealthsimple

synopsis: Purpose Advisor Solutions, a new financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own business, has acquired Wealthsimple, an online investment manager that builds a personal, low-cost portfolio for user.
buyer: Purpose Advisor Solutions
Purpose Advisor Solutions is a new financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own business. Their team is passionate about helping advisors and is building a new business model to provide what they need to thrive and succeed."
target: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is an online investment manager that builds a personal, low-cost portfolio for user. They are on a mission to bring smarter financial services to everybody, regardless of age or net worth.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Flatex, will acquire DEGIRO B.V.

synopsis: flatex Bank AG, a leading online brokerage business in Europe, will acquire DEGIRO BV, one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
buyer: Flatex (DB:FLA:$132.15)
Flatex is a leading online brokerage business in Europe. Flatex provides an affordable and mobile online broker-platform with expert service and advice. Flatex offers trading in all common securities such as shares, funds and ETFs in exchange and over-the-counter trading. "
target: DEGIRO B.V.
DEGIRO is one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
price ($mm)
$279
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

synopsis: VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, has acquired Smartly, a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
buyer: VinaCapital Investment Management
Founded in 2003, VinaCapital is one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, with a diversified portfolio of USD1.8 billion in assets under management. "
target: Smartly Pte Ltd
Smartly is a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
$251.90
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: MSCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MSCI Inc.
MSCI Inc.
MSCI is an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. They have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with their clients.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,476.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$767.41
EBIT ($mm)
$709.17
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: XTRA:A7A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FinLab AG
FinLab AG is one of the first and largest company builders and investors focused on the Financial Services Technologies ("fintech") sector. FinLab focuses on developing German fintech start-ups and providing venture capital for their financial needs.
year
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rev ($mm)
$4.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.79
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: SEHK:474
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hao Tian Development Group Limited
Hao Tian Development Group Limited
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rev ($mm)
$15.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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358
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Charter Pacific Corp. Ltd.
Charter Pacific Corporation Limited, a diversified investment company, focuses on investing in the mining and resources, and agri-business sectors. Charter Pacific Corporation Limited was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Surfers Paradise, Australia.
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$0.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.59)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: AIM:GLIF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GLI Finance
GLI Finance
GLI Finance Limited (AIM: GLIF) originates and invests in loans, providing finance to small and medium sized businesses in the US and UK. GLI has invested in nineteen alternative finance platforms – all focused on the Small & Medium Enterprise segment.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$10.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.29)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.01)
Net Income ($mm)
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Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Nomura is a leading financial services group and the preeminent Asian-based investment bank with worldwide reach. Nomura provides a broad range of innovative solutions tailored to the specific requirements of individual, institutional, corporate and government clients.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$16,764.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,560.91
EBIT ($mm)
$2,646.31
Net Income ($mm)
$346.80
Employees
35697
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M&G plc
M&G plc
M&G is an international savings and investment business. M&G serves customers through two brands: M&G Investments - an asset manager; and Prudential which manages long-term savings, investments and retirement solutions. M&G manages investments for both individuals and large institutional investors.
year
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rev ($mm)
$41,560.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,143.02
EBIT ($mm)
$5,027.70
Net Income ($mm)
$1,403.90
Employees
6000
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Ticker: STT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
State Street Corporation
State Street Corporation
State Street Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11,734.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,450.00
Employees
38113
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Ticker: LM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legg Mason, Inc.
Legg Mason, Inc.
Legg Mason is a global asset management firm that provides active asset management in many major investment centers throughout the world.
year
2016
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$2,660.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$492.47
EBIT ($mm)
$436.32
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: SWX:PGHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors worldwide. They have USD 66 billion in assets under management and more than 950 professionals across 19 offices worldwide.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,497.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$952.53
EBIT ($mm)
$942.21
Net Income ($mm)
$856.43
Employees
0
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Ticker: MF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MF Global Holdings Ltd
MF Global Holdings Ltd
MF Global is one of the world’s leading brokers of commodities and listed derivatives. The firm delivers trading and hedging solutions as a broker-dealer across all major markets for futures and options, commodities, fixed income, equities and foreign exchange.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$2,233.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$69.91
EBIT ($mm)
$25.47
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2847
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Ticker: IBKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group, together with its subsidiaries, is an automated global electronic broker that specializes in catering to financial professionals by offering state-of-the-art trading technology, superior execution capabilities, worldwide electronic access, and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,045.51
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$12.53
Employees
960
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Ticker: MISX:OFCB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Otkritie Financial Corporation Ltd.
Otkritie Financial Corporation Ltd.
OTKRITIE Financial Corporation Ltd. is one of Russia’s leading banking groups which offers its clients and partners the full array of investment banking, commercial banking, brokerage and investment management services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$855.02
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$33.30
Employees
15135
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Ticker: ASX:AMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AMP Limited
AMP is the leading independent wealth management company in Australia and New Zealand. AMP has the largest financial advice network in Australia and New Zealand with more than 4,400 aligned and employed financial advisers. They manage more than $215 billion in assets for their customers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$10,662.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,130.31
EBIT ($mm)
$2,081.74
Net Income ($mm)
$737.68
Employees
5400
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Ticker: BEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Templeton Investments
Franklin Resources is a global investment management organization operating, together with its subsidiaries, as Franklin Templeton. Through specialized teams, the company has expertise across all asset classes, including equity, fixed income, alternatives, and custom multi-asset solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,680.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,606.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,553.30
Net Income ($mm)
$981.90
Employees
0
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Ticker: IVZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Invesco Ltd.
Invesco Ltd.
Invesco Ltd. is a leading independent global investment management firm, dedicated to helping investors worldwide achieve their financial objectives. Invesco provides a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to their clients around the world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,630.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,492.60
EBIT ($mm)
$1,331.00
Net Income ($mm)
$563.50
Employees
0
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