TheStreet shares rise 10 percent after it sells subsidiary
Shares of TheStreet.com rose by more than 10 percent after the financial news and data company agreed to sell a subsidiary to S&P Global for $33.5 million.
The RateWatch business provides ratings and data to the capital, corporate and commodities markets worldwide. It provides more than 4,200 bank and credit union clients with a deposit and loan rate database covering 100,000 locations and dating back 20 years.
RateWatch has approximately 60 employees and 2017 revenues of approximately $7.7 million. It was acquired by TheStreet in 2007.
“This sale is another major step, after the retirement of preferred stock last year, in our turnaround strategy and our goal to enhance shareholder value through our core consumer and institutional businesses,” said TheStreet CEO David Callaway in a statement.
The transaction is expected to result in proceeds of approximately $32 million for TheStreet.