- Move follows completion of Equistone-backed buyout
Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services on Monday announced its rebrand as Acuity Knowledge Partners following the completion of its management buyout from Moody’s Corporation, supported by the European mid-market private equity investor Equistone Partners Europe Ltd.
Acuity, a leading provider of bespoke research, analytics and automation technology to the financial services sector, has also appointed Philip Gore-Randall as Non-Executive Chairman.
Under its new brand identity and with Equistone’s backing, Acuity will continue to provide market-leading customised knowledge services to a growing, blue-chip client base of over 300 financial services firms globally, in domains such as investment banking, investment research, private equity and consulting and commercial lending. The business is headquartered in London and operates from nine locations worldwide, employing a specialist workforce of subject matter experts supported by its proprietary suite of Business Excellence and Automation Tools.
Acuity Knowledge Partners CEO Robert King commented: “We’re delighted to have completed the process of establishing ourselves as an independent company and launched the new Acuity brand. Under our new identity, our focus will remain on providing our clients across the financial services industry with the best-in-class bespoke services delivered by our exceptional teams around the world. We also welcome Philip to the business. With his addition and Equistone’s support, we are well placed to continue investing in our staff and our technology capabilities and to build on our success to date by growing Acuity further.”
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