Ipreo Acquires Certificates Collection Service from Markit

Comprehensive compliance certificates library to be fully integrated with Ipreo workflow solutions

New York – February 25, 2010 – Ipreo, leading global provider of market intelligence and productivity solutions to investment banks and corporations, announced its acquisition of Markit’s certificates collection service, giving capital markets clients seamless access to thousands of compliance-related certificates directly through its new issuance and CRM applications.

As a result of this acquisition, Ipreo is launching a new offering called iCompliance. Ipreo’s iCompliance consists of a comprehensive online library of US compliance-related certificates, including QIB, FINRA 5130, and Regulation S Certificates. The library covers both equity- and debt-related certificates for both primary issuance and secondary trading.

The iCompliance library will be seamlessly integrated into Ipreo’s sell-side solutions, including the Equity and Fixed-Income Bookbuild applications, as well as BD Advanced and BD Vision (prospecting and CRM applications that house Ipreo’s industry-leading Bigdough institutional database). iCompliance is also available as a standalone product that provides access to the certificate library through an intuitive and secure interface. Clients may also choose to take the certificate data directly through a data feed.

“Clients are increasingly concerned with compliance requirements,” said Bill Sherman, EVP and MD of Global Data Strategy & Analytics at Ipreo. “Taking into account the strength of our institutional data and our commitment to supporting all aspects of the new issue workflow, integrating the certificate database is a logical extension of what we do.”

About Ipreo

Ipreo is a global leader in providing market intelligence, data, and technology solutions to all participants in the global capital markets, including sell-side banks, publicly traded companies, and buy-side institutions. By combining state-of-the-art new issuance systems with the premier global financial and investor data, Ipreo enables our capital markets clients to execute deals more efficiently, maximizing time and resources. Our applications include end-to-end bookbuilding systems, roadshow & conference management platforms, and electronic document delivery. Additionally, Ipreo’s suite of investor prospecting and CRM solutions offers the most accurate and comprehensive institutional contacts data and profiles in the industry. Ipreo is the only financial services provider to offer solutions across all asset classes for the Equity, Fixed Income, Municipal, and Syndicated Loan markets. Ipreo is a KKR portfolio company with nearly 700 employees supporting clients in every major financial center around the world. For more information, please go to www.ipreo.com.

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  • Kate McKay
  • Managing Director, Global Marketing & Communications
  • 212.849.5060
  • kate.mckay@ipreo.com