Acquisition fast-tracks strategic plans to grow risk & compliance division
11 November 2015, London, New York, Hong Kong
Acuris, a BC Partners portfolio company, announced today that it has acquired C6 Intelligence. Headquartered in the UK, C6 is a highly effective provider of global risk intelligence and data.
Against a challenging economic and regulatory backdrop, financial institutions continue to increase their investment in risk services and technology to meet the ever-growing demands of the global regulatory landscape. C6 data and intelligence identifies risks associated with entities and individuals in the context of sanctions, politically exposed persons, adverse media, enhanced due diligence, employee screening, identity theft and global ID verification and authentication. The company has a unique database of over four million profiles collated over 10 years from public sources and its proprietary intelligence team.
The acquisition represents a complementary addition to the Acuris risk and regulatory portfolio that includes The FCPA Report, The Hedge Fund Law Report, Policy & Regulatory Report (PaRR) Capital Profile, Wealthmonitor and Perfect Information. With a global presence in 67 countries, Acuris provides finance and industry intelligence, analysis and data to investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals.
“We’ve identified the risk and compliance market as a critical strategic growth area for our business,” said Hamilton Matthews, CEO of Acuris. “Through the acquisition of C6, we will bring in regulatory and compliance expertise from an accomplished and experienced management team and a risk intelligence database dating back more than 10 years. Combined with our existing portfolio, our subscribers will have access to a comprehensive suite of risk and regulatory intelligence and data.”
“We are delighted to have the chance to work with Acuris and help develop what promises to be a formidable provision of risk and compliance services,” commented Darren Ines, CEO of C6 Intelligence. “The marriage of C6 intelligence and data with the Acuris proprietary and aggregated global content creates an exceptionally powerful service.”
About C6 Intelligence
C6 Intelligence (www.c6-intelligence.com) provides actionable data that helps businesses all over the world manage risk. The company is a trusted provider of data and intelligence in the field of customer due diligence covering know-your-client (KYC) checks, ongoing monitoring, enhanced due diligence (EDD) and also has a unique fraud intelligence database.
Using a combination of public and proprietary sourcing, C6 is able to identify risks associated with new and existing business relationships. The company’s suite of KYC search and monitoring data solutions draw data from the comprehensive C6 database, providing accurate risk intelligence results.
Acuris (www.acuris.com) is a global media company providing investment banks, advisory professionals, fund managers, private equity firms, industry and corporate professionals with forward-looking intelligence, analysis and data.
Founded in 2000, the company has over 1,300 staff in 67 countries and is widely recognised as the most significant provider of global corporate financial news, intelligence and analysis across brands including Debtwire, Mergermarket, Dealreporter, Xtract Research, Inframation, AVCJ, Unquote and the Acuris Studios events division.