Looking Everywhere for an Edge: eVestment and Alternative Data in Asset Management M&A

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ATLANTA, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Investment professionals, financial executives and mergers and acquisition execs are increasingly using “alternative” data to get a competitive edge. Satellite images of shopping center parking lots, trucking schedules, mobile phone usage patterns and more can offer insights that can help in finding investment opportunities, vetting acquisition targets and closing deals.

eVestment clients are increasingly using eVestment’s robust data on the institutional investment business as an alternative data source for identifying and assessing potential asset management acquisition or merger targets around the world as the asset management business continues to evolve.

“Clients tell us they’ve used eVestment to vet other firms as they look to build their product line, geographic reach or capabilities through a merger or an acquisition,” said John Molesphini, eVestment’s global head of strategic engagement. “So, in addition to being among the top solutions for investment managers, investors and consultants to share information and connect, we’ve increasingly become a source of alternative deal-making data as M&A activity in the asset management space heats up.”

eVestment’s new white paper, “,” highlights the disruption and evolution of the asset management industry and the unique ways eVestment data is being used by firms seeking to build their brands through a merger or an acquisition.

Some ways eVestment data can help identify and assess M&A targets include:

“With some recent asset management M&A deals carrying billion-dollar price tags, any additional source of data that can help the firms or their investment bankers assess the best targets for acquisition and the valuation of those deals is crucial to making the best deal possible,” said Molesphini. “It’s really exciting to see how our clients are using our unique data and analytics capabilities in this way.”

eVestment, a company, provides a flexible suite of easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions to help the institutional investing community identify and capitalize on global investment trends, better select and monitor investment managers and more successfully enable asset managers to market their strategies worldwide. eVestment’s mission is to help make smart money smarter.

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Globe Newswire: 15:19 GMT Wednesday 11th July 2018

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