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Bakkt may have acquired RCG for $19 million

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  • Q1 reports from Bakkt’s majority shareholder ICE shows a mysteriously unaccounted-for $19 million cash figure under mergers and acquisitions
  • Bakkt partially acquired Rosenthal Collins Group in Q1 but ICE does not appear to have made any acquisitions of its own
  • This suggests that Bakkt may have paid $19 million for its first acquisition, which sources say is an “unusually high” amount
  • Further understanding of Bakkt’s acquisition prices may give an insight into the timing of Bakkt’s next funding round
Crypto exchange Bakkt likely paid $19 million for the acquisition of Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG), an analysis of its parent company ICE’s Q1 financial filings suggest.  Bakkt and ICE declined to confirm, so it’s impossible to say categorically, but here are the puzzle pieces to an ever-interesting jigsaw. The sum of $19 million is listed […]

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