Thomson's American Banker-Bond Buyer Acquires Trepp Information Services

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Thomson Corp.'s American Banker-Bond Buyer (AB-BB) subsidiary boosted its presence in the mortgage-backed securities data marketplace with the acquisition of Trepp Information Services Inc. and its Trepp Pricing Services Inc. unit. The purchase is a logical step for AB-BB, which already worked with Trepp to deliver collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO) and real estate mortgage investment conduit (REMIC) prices under a 1987 agreement.

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