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Sep 16, 2015

Q4 acquires Oxford Intelligence Partners

Oxford to merge with Q4 intelligence division in ‘transformational’ deal

Q4 Web Systems has acquired market intelligence firm Oxford Intelligence Partners as it targets expansion into a full-service investor relations firm.

Oxford, which provides stock surveillance and market intelligence services, will merge with Q4’s intelligence division. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

‘Combining the Q4 team with Oxford’s analysts, proprietary datasets and data scientists will help bring Q4’s platform and solutions to an entirely new level,’ says Darrell Heaps, CEO of Q4, in a statement. ‘This is a transformational deal for Q4 and Oxford, and we couldn’t be more excited about the future.’

Heaps says Q4 has been working closely with Oxford since the start of the year and many Q4 staff members have ‘significant history of working together with Oxford’s leaders.’ Oxford’s entire staff will join Q4, and Oxford CEO Adam Frederick will become senior vice president of intelligence at the new division.

This year Q4 has focused on expanding its service offering to listed companies beyond its traditional business of IR websites. In June the firm launched a new app for IROs through which it plans to offer a range of services such as surveillance and targeting.

Underlining the firm’s ambitions, the announcement of the Oxford acquisition says products slated for near-term launch ‘include intensive stock surveillance, predictive trading analytics and soon-to-be-released intelligent targeting and customer relationship management applications.’