Update: Carlyle Group to Buy German Vendor VWD in €70M+ Deal


Washington DC-based private equity firm and alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group is to acquire Frankfurt-based data vendor VWD in a deal worth €72 million.

The takeover will enable VWD to integrate its core market data business with areas such as product ratings, regulation and risk assessment, officials say.

"Today, VWD supplies private banks and wealth managers with financial market data, and combines it with innovative applications that go on top of the data, which enable customers to

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