Clarus Risk, a Guernsey-based institutional risk solutions firm, is to acquire the private equity risk measurement practice and methodologies of Laven Partners, a consultancy and regulatory software publisher servicing the financial services industry.

The deal, completed last month, will see Laven Partners offer compliance and due diligence solutions to Clarus Risk's client base.

The deal enables Laven Partners to continue focusing on innovation for its compliance and due diligence offering including the development of its regulatory technology software. Its risk clients will benefit from the risk reporting solution RiskMonitor, which Clarus Risk has been developing since its inception in 2011.

Max Hilton, Managing Director of Clarus Risk said: "There are clear synergies between Laven Partners and Clarus Risk both with regards to client solutions and the geographical markets in which we operate. This deal will further enhance our AIFMD offering, in particular for private equity funds. Both Clarus Risk and Laven Partners have a shared commitment to providing clients with first-class, independent solutions and I trust that this arrangement will be advantageous to both organisations."

Jerome de Lavenère Lussan, CEO of Laven Partners, said: "Laven Partners is delighted with the transition of our risk practice to Clarus Risk. This allows us to concentrate our efforts on promoting our technological solutions designed to streamline compliance and operational processes. This has been our focus for the last few years and we are pleased with the direction our company has taken. Our pioneering work in RegTech is clearly recognised and fast being onboarded by hedge fund and private equity clients."

Since its foundation in 2005, London-based Laven Partners has been providing a range of regulatory compliance and related operational and investment due diligence services. Since 2015, the company has strengthened its offering with the launch of its suite of regulatory software, the Due Diligence Manager, the Digital Compliance Assistant and the KYC Assistant.

Clarus Risk is a niche fintech provider of customisable risk reporting which addresses governance and investor demands, as well as meeting regulatory reporting requirements such as the AIFMD.

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