Forge Global Introduces Forge Intelligence to Increase Access to Insights for Private Market Investors
New product from Forge Data leverages proprietary dataset to deliver analysis tool for private market investors
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Sept. 13, 2021 — Forge Global, Inc. (“Forge”), a leading global private securities marketplace, has announced Forge Intelligence, a web-based data product that allows private market investors to gain insight on private companies traded in the secondary markets. The first of its kind solution gives investors access to Forge Data which includes proprietary trading data from the Forge Markets platform, deep company data for top private companies and analytics to inform investment and trading decisions.
With Forge Intelligence, investors can gain transparency into price discovery with market data such as volume weighted average price (VWAP) and trade volume over time, see transaction-level details across trades, explore active bid-ask spreads on private companies, and analyze changes to equity ownership and valuation resulting from different exit scenarios — all to better inform their private market investment strategies.
“As participation in the private markets continues to increase, investors are seeking greater transparency and access to insights to help navigate their decisions,“ said Vidya Eashwer, SVP, Head of Forge Data. “Forge Intelligence gives private market investors greater visibility into the data they need to be more confident in decision making — from assessing opportunities, to valuing private companies, to planning investment strategies to managing risk exposure — we’re helping investors see beyond their blind spots.”
Having facilitated over 19,000 trades of private shares in more than 400 companies since inception, representing over $10 billion in volume with buyers and sellers in 70 countries, Forge is uniquely positioned to provide private market data and insights to investors, institutions and private companies.
Forge Intelligence is available now. Find more information or request a demo at https://forgeglobal.com/data
Forge is a leading provider of marketplace infrastructure, data services and technology solutions for private market participants. By combining world-class trading technology and operating expertise, Forge Markets enables private company shareholders to trade private company shares with accredited investors. Forge Company Solutions, Forge Data and Forge Trust along with Forge Markets provide the transparency, access and solutions that companies, as well as institutional and individual investors need to confidently navigate and efficiently transact in the private markets. Securities related services are offered through Forge Securities LLC (“Forge Securities”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Forge Global, Inc. Forge Securities is a registered Broker Dealer and, Member FINRA/SIPC and alternative trading system.
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This communication is being made in respect of the proposed business combination transaction involving Motive Capital and Forge. A full description of the terms of the transaction is expected to be provided in a registration statement on Form S-4 to be filed by Motive Capital with the SEC. Motive Capital urges investors, stockholders and other interested persons to read, when available, the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus as well as other documents filed with the SEC because these documents will contain important information about Motive Capital, Forge and the transaction. After the registration statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement will be mailed to stockholders of Motive Capital as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed transaction. Stockholders will also be able to obtain a copy of the proxy statement/prospectus, without charge, by directing a request to: Motive Capital Corp., 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, Floor 47, New York, NY 10007. The preliminary and definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement, once available, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov). The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, the websites referenced in this press release is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this press release.
Participants in the Solicitation
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