Apex Group has acquired MJ Hudson plc

Apex Group, a global financial services provider, has announced the successful close of the acquisition of the Data & Analytics Division of MJ Hudson plc, a provider of services to the asset management industry, specialising in private markets and alternative investments.

MJ Hudson’s Data & Analytics business includes ESG, Custodian Bank Benchmarking and Quantitative Solutions as well as Investor Relations and Marketing support and will rebrand under the Apex Group banner.

MJ Hudson’s high growth ESG advisory services and platforms will supplement and scale Apex Group’s leading ESG Ratings & Advisory offering, which was launched in 2019 and is used by over 400 GPs & LPs and 2,000+ portfolio companies in more than 50 countries. The acquisition will enable Apex Group to expand its reach and capabilities in the ESG software and advisory market, continuing to provide clients with innovative and value-added solutions.

Apex Group’s ownership will provide additional growth capital, resources and global reach, which will benefit existing MJ Hudson clients through an extended range advisory services, technological capabilities and geographical footprint. This is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions for Apex Group, including successful integrations of Sanne Group and Maitland, which continue to expand the Group’s single-source solution, local presence and technology platforms available to clients.

Rothschild & Co advised on the acquisition of this transaction. For further detail please contact Will Evans.

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