A Fusion Deal: Integer Research sold to Argus Media

ArgusInteger Research an independent provider of specialist market intelligence and analysis, consultancy services and conferences has has been sold to Argus Media, the global energy and commodity price reporting agency. Fusion Corporate Partners acted as corporate advisor for Integer Research. The Fusion team was led by Paul Kelly, Director at Fusion. The terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Integer provides the fertilizer, wire and cable, and emissions control markets with specialist economic and financial analysis, market forecasts, strategy, and benchmarking information, as well as global conferences.


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Speaking about the sale, Fusion’s Paul Kelly said, “I’ve known Integer Directors Tim Cheyne, and Oliver Hatfield for four years; I met their third partner, Philip Radbourne at the start of the process. They are a highly professional team with great industry knowledge and expertise. Integer is a great fit with Argus and they will do very well. I wish them every success”.

Integer Managing Director Tim Cheyne added, “This is a natural cultural and strategic fit for Integer and we are excited to build on Argus’ existing global expertise in commodity markets and leverage its technology and platform strengths to the benefit of our customers.”

Argus Media Chairman and Chief Executive Adrian Binks said, “Argus’ acquisition of Integer will expand the range and depth of services we offer to our customers. Integer has a unique product offering and this, combined with Argus’ global reach and scale, will offer users powerful market intelligence and insight.”

Argus first entered the global fertilizer markets with the acquisition of price reporting and events business FMB Consultants in 2011. A company sale project also managed by Fusion Corporate Partners. In 2014 Fusion sold Metal Pages to Argus.

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CRU Group acquires Ryan’s Notes

CRU Group, the global metals, mining and fertilizer analysis, consultancy and conference business, has acquired Ryan’s Notes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ryan’s Notes comprises the Ryan’s Notes news and price assessments newsletter, which is also available online, and three conferences: the Ryan’s Notes Ferroalloys Conference, the Ryan’s Notes Metallics Meeting and the recently launched Ryan’s Notes European Ferroalloys Conference.

Ryan’s Notes was established in 1995 and is headquartered in Pelham, NY. Both of Ryan’s Notes’ founders, Patrick Ryan and Alice Agoos, will continue working on the newsletter and the conferences as part of the expanded CRU Group.

Patrick Ryan said: “After more than 17 years creating, growing and developing Ryan’s Notes, I am delighted that we have found a new home with CRU. Both Alice and I are also pleased that we will continue to work on the newsletter and conferences with CRU into the future.”

CRU Chairman Robert Perlman said: “This acquisition enables CRU to take a pre-eminent position in ferroalloys and metallics worldwide, both in price assessments and in conferences. There is an excellent fit between our two businesses which will allow us to offer even more value to our customers around the world.”

CRU Chief Executive Nick Morgan said: “We have always admired the Ryan’s Notes business and were not surprised when it researched very well in our pre-acquisition work. I am pleased to welcome Patrick, Alice and their team to CRU.”

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