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Capital IQ Introduces New Enterprise Solution, Upgrades Market Intelligence and Customization Options for its Platform.

Version 3.0 Offers More Information, Analytics and Better Reporting for

Corporate Finance, Private Equity, and Corporate Development Groups

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ --

Capital IQ, Inc. (, the integrated market intelligence and technology solution for corporate finance professionals, today announced the introduction of a more powerful, customized version 3.0 of its platform to provide new functionalities and choices for users, including a new enterprise version that allows the application to be hosted behind clients' firewalls. The new platform upgrades the market intelligence and analytic offerings essential to investment bankers and enables more flexible, customized solutions for private equity and corporate development professionals, streamlining their deal processes.

"We've responded to the requests of Capital IQ users and prospects to develop an enterprise solution that they could house behind their own firms' fire walls, to address their security and propriety information concerns," stated Steven B. Turner, co-managing partner of Capital IQ. "With Capital IQ version 3.0, they can now choose between our traditional ASP model or our new enterprise solution."

Capital IQ's upgraded features include new functionalities and navigation of its Market Intelligence offerings, now broken down into three sections: Company Intelligence; Industry Intelligence; and Analytics and Targeting. The Company Intelligence section is the gateway to search companies in the global public and private markets, news, SEC documents, and research reports. The Industry Intelligence section leads to 13 specific industries and their financials, transactions, active investors, research, and news. The Analytics and Targeting section provides access to Capital IQ's targeting engine, company screening tools, transaction searches, and auditable comparables analysis tools.

New functionalities include searching by transaction, electronic generation of entire briefing books, adding proprietary information on specific transactions, screening companies user broader financial statistics and ratios, and screening by selected criteria (market cap, revenue, long-term growth rates, etc.). Version 3.0 will also offer more options such as streamlined versions offering data an analytics only, for use by private equity and corporate development groups to complete acquisitions.

"Now, more than ever, bankers and corporate finance professionals are striving to develop and complete financing and M&A transactions in a very timely manner," said Neal D. Goldman, co-managing partner of Capital IQ. "We've been working to roll out these enhancements and offer an enterprise solution over the past several months, even as we, and many of our clients, have been significantly impacted by recent events. With version 3.0 complete, users of Capital IQ can maintain the fast pace of managing deals from start to finish with a wealth of intelligence and analytics not found on any other platform."

About Capital IQ:

Capital IQ ( is an integrated market intelligence and technology solution provider that helps financial service professionals close more deals by working smarter and more efficiently. The platform combines market intelligence, analytics, coverage management, transaction management and distribution and group management tools. Capital IQ's data and technology have been in development for more than two years to help bankers from bulge bracket firms, regional banks and boutiques to be more productive, win business, and close more transactions. Capital IQ's investors include Credit Suisse First Boston, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, FleetBoston Financial, J.P. Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, SoundView Technology, Northwood Ventures, Gamma Investors, Rosetta Partners, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Proskauer Rose.

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