Liquidnet, an operator of buy-side-only crossing networks, has invested in OTR Global Holdings II, the parent company of alternative research firm OTR Global.
OTR’s research network will join Liquidnet’s Management Access service, which aims to bring greater transparency to the interactions between institutional investors and corporate management. OTR will also be able to benefit from Liquidnet Insight, the firm’s global network of issuer and analyst services, which launched in Q2 2009.
OTR Global’s team consists of over 200 reporters around the world who conduct interviews to generate intelligence on specific sectors and on-demand topics.
“Our decision to partner with OTR is in recognition of our members’ increasing usage and reliance on primary intelligence in their investment decision-making process,” said Seth Merrin, founder and CEO of Liquidnet, in a statement. “OTR is an innovator in the primary research space, and Liquidnet is excited to partner with them and add their network to our community. OTR’s network will add great value to our growing Management Access business.”
Stanton Green, president and CEO of OTR Global, added, “This investment and partnership will not only enable us to collaborate with Liquidnet on innovative products, events and services, including Management Access, but allows us to expand our sector intelligence and global reach for our clients, particularly in areas like China.”
Liquidnet currently runs crossing networks in Europe, the US, Australia, Canada and select Asian markets.