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, Wealth monitor 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.”