US tech giant Kroll snaps up Leeds tech firm

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by Rachael Hesno

US tech firm Kroll has acquired Leeds-headquartered risk intelligence company Crisp for an undisclosed sum.

Kroll, which is a provider of data, technology and insights related to risk, governance and growth, said the acquisition will expand its digital services capabilities.

Crisp, which was established in 2005 by Adam Hildreth, is a risk intelligence company that works to protect brands, assets and individuals from security threats and online dangers. 

Following the acquisition, Hildreth and Crisp’s Executive Chairman Andrew Burke will become a part of Kroll’s digital services leadership team.

Andrew Burke, Executive Chairman of Crisp, said: “Joining the Kroll team strengthens our client promise to provide fast, actionable risk intelligence that delivers peace of mind, 24/7/365. By combining our AI technology and real-time alerts with Kroll’s world-class risk advisory expertise, and Resolver’s cutting-edge customer-focused SaaS interface and analytics machine, we see a huge potential to expand Kroll’s client solutions.”

The announcement follows the recent acquisition of Resolver, a risk intelligence technology firm, to the Kroll digital services portfolio.

Jake Silverman, Chief Executive Officer of Kroll, added: “This acquisition helps us reinforce our growing position as a tech-enabled firm that marries data and technology with global professional services. I am thrilled to welcome Crisp to the Kroll family.

“We now have the opportunity to combine our recently acquired Resolver platform with the capabilities of Crisp to create the most unique Risk Intelligence platform in the world. Our clients need partners and technology that can anticipate their needs across their entire enterprise, and the addition of the Crisp team to our business is a strategic extension of our investment in expanding our risk intelligence solutions.”

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