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Kharon Announces Barclays as New Strategic Investor

Kharon, the research and data analytics company focused on global security threats, has announced that Barclays has become a strategic investor in the business, joining Equity Group Investments and other institutional and private equity.

Kharon’s is a provider of research and data analytics who’s offerings for trade, regulatory and financial crime compliance are recognized as industry leading. The company focuses on global security threats and other controversies that impact global commerce and finance, with its clients including first tier international financial institutions, global corporates, public sector entities and professional services firms. The investor announcement emphasises its shared commitment with Barclays to innovation and data-driven intelligence.

Mark Gibbins, Head of Compliance Services at Barclays, said “Having worked with Kharon for some time, we are pleased to be strengthening our relationship through this strategic investment. The investment demonstrates Barclays’ commitment to managing compliance requirements by utilizing data to enhance our technology and analytics solutions.”

Kharon’s regtech solutions provide firms across the globe with unmatched, critical intelligence and analytics on their customers, supply chains, investments, and risk areas. The result is reduced risk, realized efficiencies and the creation of value.

Matthew Epstein, CEO, Kharon, said “We are delighted to welcome Barclays as a strategic investor. Barclays’ move from client to partner and now to investor, reflects our shared belief in the broad industry and geographical applicability of Kharon’s technology, analytic products and expertise.”

Equity Group investments (EGI) has been an investor in Kharon since 2016. Founded by Sam Zell over 50 years ago, the private investment firm’s current portfolio includes healthcare, energy, waste and real estate to name a few. “In an increasingly challenging risk environment, Kharon’s unique data and analytics solutions provide highly relevant and differentiated compliance insights to its customers,” said Mark Sotir, president of the firm. We are pleased to be a strategic capital partner to a top-line specialist with a strong leadership team, and to welcome Barclays as a co-investor.”


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