Bridge To Buy Govpx Consolidated Feed In Bond Service Push

VENDOR STRATEGIES

Bridge Information Systems Inc., in an effort to bolster its fixed-income service, signed a letter of intent to buy Govpx Inc.'s consolidated Treasury feed -- killing a deal Bridge had been negotiating to buy data from interdealer Treasury broker Garban Ltd. Unlike most Govpx redistribution agreements, Bridge customers will not incur a separate Govpx fee.

Those Bridge customers who currently subscribe to the so-called Bonds on Bridge service will be getting the additional data for free, a sp