Moody’s to Acquire PassFort and 360kompany
Moody's has acquired PassFort and plans to acquire 360kompany, two European providers of onboarding and know your customer (KYC) solutions. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
The acquisition of PassFort and planned acquisition of kompany follow Moody's recent investments in KYC capabilities. Moody's will integrate both companies into its KYC business within Moody's Analytics, where they will augment the Orbis company database and the GRID database of risk profiles, adverse news, politically exposed persons, and sanctions.
"Our customers rely on our data and analytical tools to make decisions about who they do business with," said Keith Berry, general manager of Moody's KYC business unit, in a statement. "PassFort and kompany are innovators in the compliance and regulatory space, and their technologies will upgrade and accelerate our customers' onboarding and monitoring processes."
PassFort provides a cloud-based workflow platform for identity verification, customer onboarding, and risk analysis. Its software delivers data from more than 25 third-party providers and automates the collection, verification, and secure storage of customer and supplier due diligence documentation. The integration of PassFort's platform into Moody's suite of KYC and compliance offerings will create a more holistic workflow solution, allowing customers to incorporate Moody's data, including credit, cyber, ESG, and climate analytics, directly into their proprietary processes.
kompany provides a platform for audit-proof business verification and KYC, operating a network of primary source information on more than 115 million companies across 200 jurisdictions. kompany's API will enable Moody's customers to complete shareholder analysis and entity verification in real time, as well as retrieve original company filings and documents to meet their regulatory demands.