纽约，2月10日2021年- - - - - -穆迪公司(NYSE:MCO)今天宣布，已与北美领先的信贷数据和工作流解决方案提供商Cortera达成最终协议。此次收购增强了穆迪的综合风险评估能力，并显著扩大了在中小企业(SME)领域的覆盖范围。
“Cortera在帮助企业相互了解方面发挥了重要作用，”穆迪分析公司(Moody 's Analytics)总裁斯蒂芬•图连科(Stephen Tulenko)表示。“我们的客户将能够利用Cortera在小型企业方面的广泛信息，利用穆迪专有的分析工具做出更好的决策。”
Paul Hastings LLP担任穆迪的法律顾问。Raymond James＆Associates曾担任Cortera和Morris，Manning＆Martin，LLP的财务顾问，该顾问是Cortera的法律顾问。此次收购将以现金支付现金，并未对穆迪的2021年财务业绩产生重大影响。
本次版本中包含的某些陈述是前瞻性陈述，基于穆迪公司（“公司”）的经营和运营的未来期望，计划和前景，涉及许多风险和不确定性。这些陈述可以包括“相信”，“期望”，“预期”，“打算”，“计划”，“意志”，“预测”，“潜力”，“潜力”，“继续”，“队”，“战略”，“策略”，“渴望“目标”，“预测”，“项目”，“估计”，“应该”，“可以”，“可以”，“可以”，其类似的表达或类似的表达或言语和言论，传达事件或结果的预期性质通常表示万博赞助意甲前瞻性陈述。本发布中的前瞻性陈述和其他信息截至目前，该公司承诺不承担义务（也不义务）以公开补充，更新或修改此类陈述，无论是结果除非适用法律或监管要求，后续发展，更改期望或其他方式。与1995年私营证券诉讼改革法案的“安全港”有关，该公司正在识别可能导致实际结果不同的因素，风险和不确定性的例子，也许是这些前瞻性陈述所示的实际结果。Those factors, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the impact of COVID-19 on volatility in the U.S. and world financial markets, on general economic conditions and GDP in the U.S. and worldwide, and on the Company’s own operations and personnel. Many other factors could cause actual results to differ from Moody’s outlook, including credit market disruptions or economic slowdowns, which could affect the volume of debt and other securities issued in domestic and/or global capital markets; other matters that could affect the volume of debt and other securities issued in domestic and/or global capital markets, including regulation, credit quality concerns, changes in interest rates and other volatility in the financial markets such as that due to Brexit and uncertainty as companies transition away from LIBOR; the level of merger and acquisition activity in the U.S. and abroad; the uncertain effectiveness and possible collateral consequences of U.S. and foreign government actions affecting credit markets, international trade and economic policy, including those related to tariffs and trade barriers; concerns in the marketplace affecting our credibility or otherwise affecting market perceptions of the integrity or utility of independent credit agency ratings; the introduction of competing products or technologies by other companies; pricing pressure from competitors and/or customers; the level of success of new product development and global expansion; the impact of regulation as an NRSRO, the potential for new U.S., state and local legislation and regulations; the potential for increased competition and regulation in the EU and other foreign jurisdictions; exposure to litigation related to Moody’s Investors Service’s rating opinions, as well as any other litigation, government and regulatory proceedings, investigations and inquiries to which the Company may be subject from time to time; U.S. legislation modifying the pleading standards and EU regulations modifying the liability standards applicable to credit rating agencies in a manner adverse to credit rating agencies; provisions of EU regulations imposing additional procedural and substantive requirements on the pricing of services and the expansion of supervisory remit to include non-EU ratings used for regulatory purposes; the possible loss of key employees; failures or malfunctions of our operations and infrastructure; any vulnerabilities to cyber threats or other cybersecurity concerns; the outcome of any review by controlling tax authorities of the Company’s global tax planning initiatives; exposure to potential criminal sanctions or civil remedies if the Company fails to comply with foreign and U.S. laws and regulations that are applicable in the jurisdictions in which the Company operates, including data protection and privacy laws, sanctions laws, anti-corruption laws, and local laws prohibiting corrupt payments to government officials; the impact of mergers, acquisitions or other business combinations and the ability of the Company to successfully integrate such acquired businesses; currency and foreign exchange volatility; the level of future cash flows; the levels of capital investments; and a decline in the demand for credit risk management tools by financial institutions. These factors, risks and uncertainties as well as other risks and uncertainties that could cause Moody’s actual results to differ materially from those contemplated, expressed, projected, anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements are currently, or in the future could be, amplified by the COVID-19 outbreak, and are described in greater detail under “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and in other filings made by the Company from time to time with the SEC or in materials incorporated herein or therein. Stockholders and investors are cautioned that the occurrence of any of these factors, risks and uncertainties may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those contemplated, expressed, projected, anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements, which could have a material and adverse effect on the Company’s business, results of operations and financial condition. New factors may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict new factors, nor can the Company assess the potential effect of any new factors on it.