Nasdaq Completes Acquisition of Boardvantage05.04.2016 By John D'Antona Editor, Traders Magazine
Nasdaq entered into an agreement to acquire Boardvantage on March 20, 2016. The combination of Boardvantage and Directors Desk propels Nasdaq into a leading position in the board portal and collaboration space, creating an opportunity for 17,000+ corporate clients globally to leverage new collaboration tools, while further strengthening the company’s overall Corporate Solutions business.
Further, the combined Directors Desk and Boardvantage offering will support board communication, efficient workflow and decision making for clients—including board members, corporate secretaries and the C-suite— with highly secure, best-in-class technology, service and productivity tools.
Nasdaq does not expect the acquisition to have a material impact on the company’s financial leverage or capital return strategy. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Nasdaq’s non-GAAP earnings within twelve months of closing.
Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and nearly 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.
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