Börse Stuttgart Acquires Data Startup Sowa

The acquisition will boost the exchange’s data analyticsand innovation capabilities, officials say.

Alexander Höptner, Börse Stuttgart
Börse Stuttgart

Though Börse Stuttgart is not disclosing terms of the deal, it says in a note announcing the acquisition that a “seven-digit figure changed hands in the transaction.”

Sowa was set up in 2013 as a spin-off from European Union-backed research initiative to develop data extraction and decision-support infrastructures for financial markets. Sowa pre-filters Twitter data using between 20 and 40 financial markets-related criteria, driven by algorithms based on machine learning and human expertise.

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