International Thomson Offers C$100 Million For CMQ Communications, Top Canadian Quote Vendor


Recent speculation that Canada's leading quote vendor may be for sale (MTR, May 1987) has been borne out by subsequent offers. International Thomson Organization, Ltd. has offered to acquire Toronto-based CMQ Communications, Inc. from majority owner David Campbell for about C$100 million. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is also thought to be in the bidding for CMQ.

None of the parties will comment. CMQ and its affiliates, International Quotation Data Corp., Market Systems Technology, Inc., an

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