6 April 2018

FT1000: Europe’s Fastest-Growing Companies 2018

We are delighted to announce that Third Bridge has ranked number 614 in the Financial Times 1000 Fastest-Growing Companies 2018 list.

This award celebrates the companies in 31 European countries that have achieved the highest compound annual growth rate in revenue between 2013 and 2016.

For more information on the award, and to see the full list visit the Financial Times website.

23 October 2017

Third Bridge Report Shows Significant Inconsistencies in the Pricing of Investor Research
We recently surveyed and interviewed 30 respondents from buy-side asset management firms, to gather information on how investment banks and boutique sell-side firms are pricing their research.

The survey highlights the inherent problems with how investor research is priced, a topic that is being hotly discussed ahead of the introduction of the MiFID II rules, which are due to come into effect in January 2018.

Testimonies direct from asset managers reflect the confusion around the true cost of research in the current system, which is fuelled by inconsistencies in the way that research is priced. The report’s findings indicate that larger funds are paying upwards of $2m per annum for bundled coverage, while smaller funds are being quoted less than $50k for the same product, and research provided by US investment banks has a range of pricing that often reaches unrealistic levels.

Click here to view the full report.

7 July 2017

IK Investment Partners Acquires Minority Stake in Third Bridge
We are pleased to announce that pan-European private equity firm IK Investment Partners (“IK”) has acquired a minority stake in our company through its IK SC I Fund.

This agreement with IK will allow us to execute on our expansion plans and further develop new streams of business aimed at solving the biggest challenge for investors: access to high-quality, relevant information.

Emmanuel, our CEO and co-founder, said, “Third Bridge has seen fantastic growth over the last 10 years, and the support from IK will enable us to maintain this strong performance, and bring us closer to our vision of being the first port of call for investors seeking the best intelligence. We are excited about working with the IK team, who share our ambitions and have a stellar reputation for supporting founder-led businesses.”

You can read the full press release here.

23 January 2017

Third Bridge Turns 10

Today we kick off a year of celebrations worldwide, in honour of our 10th birthday.

During a champagne toast, CEO and Co-Founder Emmanuel said to the team, "Today is such a special day, particularly for us Founders and old-timers. It brings back many great memories. We are no less ambitious than on the day we began, so I am very much looking forward to the next 10 years. But, for now, I'm excited by the calendar of events we have planned to celebrate the milestone".

Starting life as Europe's first expert network in 2007, we have grown to have six offices and over 500 employees across the globe.

You can see the Third Bridge story in full here.

8 December 2016

Great Place to Work Greater China 2016

For the second year in a row, Third Bridge has been recognised on the ‘Best Companies to Work for in Greater China’ list. We were one of just 30 companies to make the list this year.

Noel Law, our newly appointed Head of China, said: “Winning the award twice is such a huge achievement. We already have a lot of ideas for how to improve in 2017 and win a third time – I cannot wait to get started”.

To celebrate, Noel and representatives from both our Shanghai and Hong Kong offices attended an awards ceremony last night.

The Great Place to Work® Institute is the world's leading consultancy specialising in employee research and workplace cultures. You can find out more here.

1 December 2016

Sunday Times Fast Track and International Track 2016

We are delighted to announce that Third Bridge has been included in both the 20th anniversary edition of the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 List and the seventh annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 List.

The two awards celebrate Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing sales, and fastest-growing international sales, respectively. We made both lists due to strong demand for our services in the US and China, which boosted our sales to £32.3m in 2015 globally; with international sales accounting for £25.8m.

For more information on the awards visit Fast Track and International Track websites.

5 May 2016

Great Place to Work UK 2016

Third Bridge has officially ranked as one of the UK Best Workplaces in 2016. This is the third consecutive year we have won the accolade.

When asked about winning the award, CEO Emmanuel Tahar, said: “I cannot quite explain how proud this makes me feel. We are almost ten years old now, and for three of those years we have been independently recognised as a ‘great place to work’. Knowing that the team enjoys coming to work as much as I do really makes all the effort worthwhile.”

The Great Place to Work® Institute is the world's leading consultancy specialising in employee research and workplace cultures. You can find out more here.

21 December 2015

Cognolink reveals new name and brand identity as Third Bridge

Today we officially changed our company name from Cognolink to Third Bridge. We had been using Third Bridge for a few years as a trademark and business unit name for our syndicated primary research and intelligence reports entity, before we decided to elevate it to our principal name.

Rather than a change of business structure or ownership, this was an opportunity for us to align our naming and identity with our strategy and future growth plans.

Since our inception, when we focused on connections with industry experts, we have developed our range of services so that we now offer several complementary ways for our clients to access primary information that makes the difference to their investment decisions.

Aligning our structure and communication under one strong brand name made sense. We also took the opportunity to develop a new visual identity to reflect where we are today and celebrate our achievements.

What was the thinking behind ‘Third Bridge’?
We were already using the name Third Bridge for what is now our Intelligence division, and this name has a story of its own.

Like all great stories, this one starts with a journey… Travelling in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, one of our founders discovered an intriguing place called the ‘third bridge’. As local lore went, it was the last bridge to cross before arriving in unexplored territory; a region that is difficult to find and demands commitment and determination to reach. So the Third Bridge is not just a reminder of an extraordinary African adventure, but a perfect metaphor for what we do.

We believe that our new identity will support our growth plans and enable us to build a strong and cohesive brand that is synonymous with excellent client service.