Portico Capital Advises TruNarrative on its Sale to LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Part of RELX Group

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Portico Capital Advisors is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial adviser to TruNarrative on its sale to LexisNexis® Risk Solutions UK Limited, part of RELX Group.   On August 25, 2021 LexisNexis® Risk Solutions UK Limited announced the acquisition of TruNarrative, a leading cloud-based orchestration platform that detects and prevents financial crime and fraud. TruNarrative enables full financial crime lifecycle management within a single, unified platform with no-code configuration and rapid integration through one easy and intuitive API, orchestrating customer journeys and enabling a single view of customer risk.   The acquisition of TruNarrative will significantly improve LexisNexis® Risk Solutions’ financial crime compliance and fraud offering, allowing organisations end-to-end orchestration of their compliance requirements and needs.   

Giles Roshier, Partner at Portico Capital said, “We are honoured to have had the opportunity to advise TruNarrative on this transaction. In a short period of time, TruNarrative’s team has built a pioneering and unique solution for the risk and financial crime market. The depth and breadth of the TruNarrative platform coupled with strong SaaS revenue growth and a first class team made the business highly attractive.”
 
“TruNarrative was founded on a vision that the Identity, Fraud & Financial Crime sector would move to providing workflow & decisioning tools in a single environment. In less than 3 years, the team developed a next generation orchestration platform to unify compliance & risk processes and changed the industry,” added Casey Hofmeister, Partner at Portico Capital.

Below are more details from the Company’s press release:

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Acquires TruNarrative

ATLANTA and LONDON, Aug. 25, 2021 — LexisNexis® Risk Solutions UK Limited, part of RELX, has acquired TruNarrative, which provides a cloud-based orchestration platform that detects and prevents financial crime and fraud. TruNarrative will become a part of the Business Services group of LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Leeds, UK, TruNarrative enables organisations to manage the entire financial crime lifecycle within a single, unified platform that allows for simplified and automated onboarding, a dynamic risk score and transaction monitoring. The platform allows for no-code configuration and rapid integration through one easy and intuitive API, orchestrating smooth customer journeys and enabling a single view of customer risk.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions uses data, technology, linking and analytics to deliver actionable insights that enable businesses to improve analysis and risk assessment. Financial crime compliance solutions from LexisNexis Risk Solutions help companies navigate the increasingly complex regulatory landscape, stay compliant and reduce their risk of fines and reputational damage. In addition, fraud and identity solutions from LexisNexis Risk Solutions provide extensive data insights and a seamless platform to help solve fraud and authentication challenges and maximise revenue across every customer touchpoint.

“Organisations are seeking solutions that help them comply more easily with evolving regulations and prevent financial crime, so they can focus more on growing their businesses,” said Rick Trainor, CEO of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Business Services. “The TruNarrative platform aligns with our financial crime compliance and fraud solutions, since it allows regulated organisations, such as banks, payment companies, non-bank financial institutions and designated non-financial businesses, to orchestrate their end-to-end compliance obligations, meeting onboarding and transaction monitoring requirements with lower customer friction.

“This acquisition positions us well to help a wide range of businesses select the financial crime prevention components they need, then quickly enable and utilise these tools within high functioning, easy-to-use workflows,” Trainor added.

“The team at TruNarrative has worked tirelessly over the past four years building the fastest growing SaaS platform for risk and financial crime,” said John Lord, CEO and founder of TruNarrative. “As we reached our high growth, this inflection point helped us focus on seeking a true international partner who could help drive global adoption of TruNarrative’s leading technology. The leading capability from LexisNexis Risk Solutions in data and analytics and the high quality of their team made them an obvious choice to help us deliver the next chapter of our amazing journey.”

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions 
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data and advanced analytics to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. We provide data and technology solutions for a wide range of industries including insurance, financial services, healthcare and government. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. For more information, please visit www.risk.lexisnexis.com and www.relx.com.

About RELX
RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 33,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market capitalisation is approximately £43bn, €50bn, $59bn.

About Portico Capital Advisors
Portico Capital Advisors provides independent strategic and financial advisory services in the areas of mergers & acquisitions (M&A), recapitalizations, and capital raisings exclusively to private and public companies providing verticalized software, data, and analytics. The firm, founded in 2000, has offices in New York, Greenwich, and London. For more information, please visit www.porticocap.com.
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Portico contact(s)

Giles Roshier
Partner
giles@porticocap.com
+44 (0) 203 011 0470

Casey Hofmeister
Partner
casey@porticocap.com
+1 (203) 661 7763