Ipreo Buys CapitalBridge

Ipreo, a New York-based provider of market intelligence and productivity software to corporations and I-banks, has acquired CapitalBridge, a provider of global market intelligence, analytics and investor relations solutions. The seller was Huntsworth PLC. No financial terms were disclosed. Ipreo is a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson.




Ipreo, the premier global provider of market intelligence and productivity software to corporations and investment banks, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with London-based Huntsworth Plc to acquire CapitalBridge, a leading global market intelligence, analytics and investor relations (“IR”) technology firm.

Led by a management team that helped develop the IR market intelligence sector, Ipreo is the fastest-growing IR services and solutions provider in the industry. CapitalBridge is a recognized leader in intelligence and analytics for public companies around the world. Both firms are known for their high-touch client service, premier data, and tailored investor relations solutions that include comprehensive shareholder analysis, investor targeting, perception research, special situation analytics, and data and relationship management platforms.

This acquisition brings together two of the strongest brands in the investor relations space. The new entity, which will operate under the Ipreo name, will offer clients unparalleled insights into the capital markets by virtue of its superior data sets, analytical tools, and unique, tailored approach to customer service. The combined organization will have a global presence with operations throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South Africa.

“The combined talent and expertise of the Ipreo and CapitalBridge teams are unmatched in the marketplace,” said Scott Ganeles, CEO of Ipreo. “Clients of both firms will benefit from the integration of our teams and data, and the pure depth of resources now committed to research and service.”

“We share a service-oriented culture that makes the two firms a great fit,” said Chris Taylor, Managing Director of CapitalBridge. “This deal further strengthens our global coverage, the depth and breadth of our staff, and the sheer amount of talent we can apply to enhancing our solutions across the board. We're excited to have the opportunity to bring such a powerful offering to the investor relations community.”

Following the transaction, Taylor will join Ipreo's Executive Committee as head of the company's global corporate business, reporting to Kevin Marcus, President & COO of Ipreo.

About Ipreo

Ipreo is a premier global provider of high quality data, expert insight, and productivity solutions to Investment Banking and Corporate clients. With decades of experience serving the capital markets, a reputation for superior customer service, and a commitment to creating technologies that improve our clients' performance, Ipreo is both a dynamic innovator and a trusted resource. Ipreo has more than 400 employees and operations in the US, UK, and Hong Kong. Ipreo is majority-owned by private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson (www.vss.com). For more information, please go to www.ipreo.com.

About CapitalBridge

CapitalBridge is a leading global market intelligence, analytics and investor relations technology firm. CapitalBridge's comprehensive offering includes stock surveillance, international shareholder identification & analysis, bondholder identification, perception research, investor targeting services, benchmarking tools, and online contact management & investor screening. With offices in the United States, London, Paris, Tokyo, Vienna, and Cape Town, CapitalBridge provides these services globally to investor relations professionals, investment banks and other third-party intermediaries. CapitalBridge is owned by communications group Huntsworth Plc (www.huntsworth.com). For more information, please visit www.cap-bridge.com.