NEW YORK, October 27, 2014: Morgan Lewis advised Moody’s Corporation in its acquisition of Lewtan Technologies Inc., a leading provider of analytical tools and data for the global structured finance market. With a strong position in the European market and a leading loan-level data base of residential mortgages, Lewtan expands Moody’s global reach and broadens its product offering, positioning Moody’s Analytics to deliver a more comprehensive solution to Moody’s customers. Terms of the transaction, which was announced today, were not disclosed.
Moody’s provides credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Lewtan will become part of Moody’s Analytics’ Structured Analytics and Valuations business, which provides an extensive data and analytics library for securitized assets. Waltham, Massachusetts-based Lewtan provides software to issuers, investors, underwriters and others to administer, monitor, and value securitized transactions. Its products cover more than 200,000 bonds and 20,000 securitized deals, serving over 300 financial institutions worldwide.
The Morgan Lewis team representing Moody’s in the transaction included Business and Finance partner Robert Dickey and associates James Fang, Danielle Davis, and Whitney Montgomery; Intellectual Property partner Ron Dreben and associates Daniel Marks and Megan Bowen; and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation partner Craig Bitman and associate Gina Lauriero.
For more information about the transaction, please see the press release issued by Moody’s here.