Acuity Knowledge Partners, an Equistone-backed provider of research, analytics, and business intelligence to the financial services sector, has acquired Cians Analytics, a provider of research and analytical support for financial institutions.

Cians Analytics’s services allow investment banks, private equity funds and corporations to be able to do more with their time while significantly reducing operating costs. This deal will allow Acuity to offer support in the field of knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) and help to streamline the operations of financial terms globally.

“Cians Analytics has proven, throughout the years, that they have a dedication to quality work and best-in-class service to all of their clients,” says Acuity Knowledge Partners CEO, Robert King. “Given our shared cultures and service offerings, the opportunity to combine our teams and provide high-quality services to a larger client base was a compelling one. Post-transaction Acuity will support over 500 banking and financial services firms worldwide. This deal also supports the significant growth we have seen, and continue to target, in key markets such as the U.S.”