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Rebecca Wayman

Acuris acquires Hong Kong-based investigative research firm

BC Partners and GIC-backed provider, Acuris has acquired Blackpeak, the investigative research firm.

Co-founded by Jack Clode and Chris Leahy in 2011, Blackpeak has grown to become a provider of due diligence, research and investigation services.

The team’s experience, brand and customer relationships have allowed Blackpeak to gain a market leadership position and expand internationally.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Blackpeak now operates from key financial and economic centers, including Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, New York and Washington DC.

Upon completion of the acquisition, Blackpeak will join Acuris’ Compliance division.

Hamilton Matthews, CEO of Acuris, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jack, Chris and the Blackpeak team to the growing Acuris family.

“With its expert capabilities as a premium Enhanced Due Diligence services provider and impressive customer portfolio of global blue-chip customers, Blackpeak will enhance our Compliance division’s proposition considerably.

“We look forward to working together to support Blackpeak’s growth ambitions and meet the evolving demands of our customers.”

Jack Clode, co-founder and joint managing director of Blackpeak, added: “We are delighted and excited to be joining Acuris.

“Having successfully established Blackpeak as a market leader in complex due diligence, research and investigations, we have now secured the long term commitment of a strategic partner to assist us in taking our brand global.”

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