Keefe, Bruyette and Woods Inc., the boutique banking research firm, is planning to go public, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission document filed Friday.

The company plans to issue $100 million of shares, sources said. In its regulatory filing, Keefe said the offering would give it better access to the public equity market, making acquisitions easier.

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