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Shea & Company Advises Vertical Knowledge on its Acquisition by Babel Street

Vertical Knowledge Profile

  • Vertical Knowledge is a premier data products, insights and intelligence company
  • Vertical Knowledge is an invaluable partner for commercial and government organizations alike; the company’s solutions drive informed decision-making, unearthing critical insights from publicly available information worldwide, providing a decisive edge in complex scenarios
  • The acquisition significantly expands Babel Street’s data sourcing, enrichment, and analysis capabilities, transforming high-stakes identity and risk operations into a strategic advantage for organizations worldwide
  • Vertical Knowledge was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Chagrin Falls, OH

Babel Street Profile

  • Babel Street is the trusted technology partner for the world’s most advanced identity intelligence and risk operations
  • The company provides analysis-ready data regardless of language, proactive risk identification, 360-degree insights, high-speed automation, and seamless integration into existing systems
  • Babel Street was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Reston, VA

PSG Equity Profile

  • PSG Equity is a growth equity firm that partners with software and technology-enabled services companies to help them navigate transformational growth, capitalize on strategic opportunities and build strong teams
  • PSG Equity has backed 130+ companies and facilitated 470+ add-on acquisitions, providing extensive investment experience, deep expertise in software and technology and a firm commitment to collaborating with management teams
  • PSG Equity was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Boston, MA
We are thrilled to welcome Vertical Knowledge and its talented team and robust products to Babel Street. Together, we can offer our customers and partners unprecedented access to comprehensive, multilingual data assets enhanced by industry-leading natural language processing. This powerful combination of data and technology closes the Risk-Confidence Gap, empowering our customers to operate with greater efficiency, foresight, and security.

Michael Southworth

CEO, Babel Street

Joining forces with Babel Street supercharges our ability to equip customers with the intelligence needed to successfully tackle their most difficult problems. Babel Street is the gold standard in identity resolution, risk identification and mitigation capabilities that perfectly complements Vertical Knowledge’s strengths in data collection and contextualization. We could not be more excited to fuse our talents and technologies to accelerate innovation in this space.

Brian O'Keefe

CEO, Vertical Knowledge

  • Vertical Knowledge’s acquisition by Babel Street was announced on January 22, 2024; financial terms were not disclosed
  • Shea & Company served as the exclusive financial advisor to Vertical Knowledge and PSG Equity on the transaction
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