Moody’s anticipates the purchase will enhance its risk assessment capabilities. The move will also significantly extend Moody’s coverage in the SME market– the segment that serves as Cortera’s focus.
“Cortera plays an important role in helping businesses understand each other,” said President of Moody’s Analytics Stephen Tulenko. “Our customers will be able to leverage Cortera’s extensive information on small businesses with Moody’s proprietary analytic tools to make better decisions.”
Cortera was founded in 1993 and provides credit data and workflow solutions on North America-based public and private organizations. The Florida-based company maintains a database of credit information on more than 36 million businesses across the continent.
Cortera sources this data from thousands of resources and scrubs it using AI. As a result, the company is able to provide analytics, reports, and monitoring services to help inform businesses’ decisions.
Specifically, the acquisition will augment Moody’s Orbis database of private company information and enhance its KYC, commercial lending, and supply chain solutions.
Moody’s was founded in 1900 and provides data, analytical solutions, and insights to help businesses identify opportunities and manage risk. The company employs more than 11,000 people across 40+ countries. Headquartered in New York City, Moody’s is publicly traded on the NYSE under the ticker MCO. The company has a market capitalization of $52 billion.