Moody’s completes acquisition of remaining stake in Copal Amba

moodysMoody’s Corporation has completed its acquisition of the remaining shares of Copal Amba and now owns 100% of the company. Moody’s announced on September 30 that it had agreed to acquire the remaining minority stake in Copal Amba.

Copal Amba“We are continuing to expand Copal Amba’s capacity and capabilities to meet the strong demand for high-quality outsourced financial research and analytics,” said Linda S. Huber, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Moody’s. “Moody’s is committed to building on Copal Amba’s extensive expertise to advance our global efficiency while continuing to grow Moody’s overall business.”

Copal Amba’s offshore research and analytics services support a wide range of clients, from global financial institutions and Fortune 100 corporations to boutique investment banks and asset managers. It was formed through Moody’s acquisitions of Copal Partners in 2011 and Amba Investment Services in 2013. Copal Amba operates seven service delivery centers and has approximately 2,500 staff worldwide.

The acquisition of the remaining shares in Copal Amba is not expected to have an impact on Moody’s earnings per share (EPS) in 2014 and is expected to be approximately $0.04 to $0.05 accretive to Moody’s EPS in 2015. Moody’s funded the acquisition from international cash on hand. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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