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Mayer Brown advises Moody’s on acquisition of Amba Investment Services

12 December 2013
London - Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Moody’s Corporation on the acquisition of Amba Investment Services, a provider of investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions. Amba will operate as part of Moody’s Analytics majority-owned subsidiary, Copal Partners.

Founded in 2003, Amba provides outsourced investment research and analytics to financial institutions, including asset managers, investment banks, broker-dealers, insurance and alternative investment firms and expects to generate nearly $39 million of revenue in 2013.

Peter Dickinson, London head of Corporate & Securities at Mayer Brown, commented: "Amba is well known for its strong offering to investment research firms and asset managers. This acquisition will further strengthen Copal’s capabilities in the research and analytics sector, so we’re delighted to have assisted them on this deal.”

The Mayer Brown team was led by London head of Corporate & Securities Peter Dickinson and included Corporate & Securities senior associates Katherine Woods and Megan Paul and associate Amy Tregunna, Tax Transactions & Consulting partner James Hill and associate Jamie Coomber and Antitrust & Competition partner Gill Sproul and of counsel Merlie Calvert.

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