NEW YORK, October 2, 2019 – Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has acquired ABS Suite™, a software platform used by issuers and trustees for the administration of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities programs, from Deloitte & Touche LLP (Deloitte). The acquisition strengthens Moody’s Analytics’ position as a leading provider of structured finance solutions.
ABS Suite is used to support a variety of securitized asset classes including credit cards, mortgages, auto loans and leases, mobile-device payment plans, and equipment-related assets. The platform’s global customer base includes five of the top eight credit card issuers, five of the top ten auto finance issuers, and many of the largest issuers of telecom and mortgage receivable securitizations.
“The acquisition of ABS Suite deepens Moody’s Analytics’ presence with issuers of securitized transactions,” said Mark Almeida, President of Moody’s Analytics. “Adding the expertise and experience of the ABS Suite team to our already formidable capabilities enables us to provide more and better solutions that improve funding decisions, increase operational efficiency and promote transparency and efficiency in the securitization financial markets.”
The ABS Suite product and personnel will join Moody’s Analytics’ Structured Solutions business, which provides research, data and analytical tools to participants on all sides of the market for structured finance transactions. ABS Suite complements Moody’s Ki™ platform, the next-generation version of Moody’s ABS System.
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed, and it will not have a material impact on Moody’s 2019 financial results. The transaction was funded with cash on hand.
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