A merger of two leading online financial media portals in the US & Canada
LOS ANGELES and VANCOUVER, Nov. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - equities.com, Inc. an online financial media company and social community for investors and capital market participants is pleased to announce the acquisition of VantageWire.com, a leading Canadian financial website. The acquisition will expand equities.com's North American operations, adding offices in Vancouver and Toronto.
"We are very excited with the announcement of today's merger, which will serve to build the equities.com brand into a dominant force across North America." said Enzo Villani, CEO of equities.com, Inc.
Kyle Johnston, CEO of VantageWire went on to say, "Today's acquisition will give us the ability to enhance site features, distribution and services we offer our clients and subscribers."
equities.com has been busy in 2014, completing two strategic executive management hires. equities.com added Enzo Villani as its new CEO. Villani co-founded Nasdaq Global Corporate Solutions through two acquisitions in 2006. Villani also co-founded DF King Worldwide and MZ Group North America through a series of acquisitions valued at over $400M. Villani was at H.I.G. capital as an executive-in-residence before joining equities.com in July 2014.
In November, equities.com also hired Michael MacDonald as its Chief Technology Officer, who also comes from the halls of Nasdaq, being a 15-year veteran at the exchange and former CTO of Nasdaq Global Corporate Solutions, which today is still the fastest growing division at Nasdaq.
Chairman and Founder David Bernard of equities.com said, "Vantagewire's team is a great addition to our new world-class executive management team. As part of the transaction, Mr. Johnston will join the US team as Chief Revenue Officer of Equities.com, Inc. and Mr. Fleming will continue as President of the Canadian subsidiary, Equities.com Canada." Mr. Bernard also stated "In 2014, equities.com has built a strong executive management team of successful entrepreneurs from financial news, technology, communications, social networking, events and publishing industries."
VantageWire.com will officially migrate to the equities.com platform, where users will experience enhanced site navigation and exciting new features, while maintaining many of the popular services of which they are accustomed to. The VantageWire brand will continue to be utilized as a product brand for equities.com distribution products and services. To stay up to date with all the details and launch date for equities.com Canada, be sure to sign-up at: http://www.equities.com/community/register
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About equities.com, Inc.
equities.com is an online financial publication and social community for self-directed investors, public and private companies, market experts, and professional service providers across the global capital markets. The equities.com Issuer Dashboard is an ideal SaaS platform to effectively manage corporate communication and investor awareness campaigns, engage with market intermediaries and financial advisors, and research industry peers. Registered members can leverage our market-leading commentary and content curation, as well as our proprietary research tools, such as the Small-Cap Stars, which spotlights promising growth companies through our institutional-quality algorithms, and our robust do-it-yourself Equities Valuation Analysis (E.V.A.) research reports.
VantageWire was established in 2006 and quickly became a leading market related website in Canada as the only website to provide free real-time stock quotes on all North American exchanges. VantageWire aims to provide timely news, quotes and investor education to its subscribers. With over 100 publicly traded clients, VantageWire is one of Canada's largest and well-known companies in the marketplace.
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VantageWire.com (Equities.com Canada):
415 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 2Y2
Equities.com, Inc. (USA):
Public Relations Manager
5301 Beethoven Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Ph. (310) 822-5500