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25 May 2009

S&P Research Arm Bought By Hedge Fund Provider

Hedge fund research provider, Guidepoint Global, LLC, has acquired tech and media company, Vista Research, Inc. from Standard & Poor’s.

“In the current economic climate, investors and business decision makers are increasingly seeking on-demand knowledge and insights through expert networks,” said Albert Sebag, CEO of Guidepoint Global. “Guidepoint’s acquisition of Vista, a pioneer in the expert network field, gives our clients access to one of the most comprehensive primary research networks in the world, delivered with the single-minded focus on customized service that they have come to expect.”

Guidepoint has over 130,000 global experts and a compliance framework supported by a proprietary IT platform, as well as one of the most advanced online client interfaces.

With the acquisition of Vista Research, Guidepoint Global said it will expand its team of client service professionals and recruiters to support a client base that includes many of the world’s leading private equity firms, mutual funds, hedge funds, strategy consultancies and multinational companies.