Thomson Financial Buys for Growth

INSIDE MARKET DATA SPECIAL REPORT

Thomson Financial spent 2004 looking for growth, mainly through acquisitions. It set its sights on a number of markets, including fixed income, retail brokerage and Webcasting of corporate communications, and continued to try to improve its sales and service operation.

The company made three acquisitions in order to build a corporate communications and Webcasting business: UK-based Raw Communications and Australian provider StreamX (Feb. 2; May 24; Nov. 15). The company plans to eventually ti