Weak US IPO Activity in August 2019

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Welcome to Integrity's free ResearchWatch newsletter for the week of 09/03/2019.  A few of the key research and alternative data industry developments we wrote about last week include Verisk Analytics' recent acquisition of data provider Genscape; IDC's recent report showing that global data production will expand 5 times over the next 7 years; and, the launch of a new research firm called Channel Dynamics which leverages expert networks to produce channel research on a variety of sectors (see below).

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Weak US IPO Activity in August 2019
US IPO activity recorded an extremely weak performance as only 4 new deals were priced in August 2019, representing the fewest number of deals seen in August since 2011 and a 20% drop from the same month last year.  Only $0.4 bln in new cash was raised in August – 73% lower than the amount raised during the same month last year...


RBC Analyst Arrested for Insider Trading
In recent weeks, RBC Capital Markets junior investment banking analyst, Bill Tsai, was arrested for insider trading ahead of their April announcement that private equity firm Siris Capital Group would ...

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Upcoming RavenPack Alternative Data Conference To Examine Privacy Issues
News sentiment analysis provider RavenPack is hosting an alternative data conference in New York on September 10th 2019 featuring three opening presentations keying on questions of ownership and valuation of ...

Veteran Gaming, Lodging, Travel Analyst Launches Morning Line Research
Analyst Hub, a New York-based independent "research infrastructure as a service" platform, recently announced that former senior Gaming, Lodging and Travel analyst, Brian McGill, has partnered with the firm to launch ...

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New Channel Check Research Firm Started by Former Point72 Analyst
Startup research firm Channel Dynamics leverages expert networks to generate channel check research covering thirty-five industries in the industrial, tech, media, healthcare, consumer and energy sectors.  The firm's methodology is ...

Verisk Acquires Genscape to Merge with Wood Mackenzie
Verisk Analytics, the US owner of energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie, recently agreed to acquire agricultural, energy, and maritime data provider Genscape from the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) for ...

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IDC Predicts Data Will Quintuple by 2025
Technology researcher IDC predicts that the amount of global data will expand over 5 times during the next seven years as industries undergo digital transformation, more individuals become connected and ...

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Startup Expert Network Technology Provider Licenses Platform to Macquarie
Macquarie Capital made a minority investment in expertise matching platform provider DeepBench and will be utilizing the firm's capabilities to facilitate high-touch access to Macquarie's research analysts and other staff.  ...

FinTech Firm Sentieo Upgrades AI
Financial data platform Sentieo recently completed a series of upgrades to its machine learning and natural language processing capabilities designed to improve the workflow of buy-side analysts.  As the buy-side ...

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