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Conyers Dill & Pearman advised Moody’s Corporation on its acquisition of a majority stake in outsourced research and analytics provider Copal Partners on November 14, 2011, in a deal which further expands Moody’s analytics services and strengthens the ratings firm’s presence in the key emerging markets of India and China.
Sameer Tegally of Conyers’ Mauritius office provided Mauritius corporate and regulatory legal advice in the complex cross-border acquisition alongside Slaughter and May, while Proskauer Rose advised Copal Partners.
The acquisition complements Moody’s Analytics’ broad array of research, data, software and education services as well as enhancing Moody’s presence in various jurisdictions. Additionally, Copal’s services to customers in Western Europe and the Americas will contribute to continued expansion of Moody’s Analytics client relationships.
Founded in 2002, Copal has 1,300 employees and generates nearly $50 million of annualized revenue, offering outsourced research and analytics primarily to financial companies.