Oxford Analytica joins FiscalNote to combine trusted geopolitical analysis with next-generation technology

Press release: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The geopolitical intelligence and advisory firm’s in-depth content and analysis will enhance FiscalNote’s software, data, and content offerings for global clients.

OXFORD, UK – February 17, 2021 -- Oxford Analytica, a geopolitical analysis and advisory firm, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by FiscalNote, a global technology company that provides software and political intelligence around legislative and regulatory risk.

“We at Oxford Analytica are proud to be joining forces with FiscalNote, where together we can identify and address the most pressing issues facing government, business and society,” noted Oxford Analytica CEO, David K. Young. “I could think of no better company to be joining than the one FiscalNote CEO Tim Hwang and his team have built. FiscalNote values our Founding principles, as well as our dedication to editorial integrity and independence, and will propel our services with its cutting-edge technological innovation. Together, we are certain to reinvent the way global organizations understand the bigger picture.”

This strategic acquisition will unite Oxford Analytica’s extensive subject-matter expertise with FiscalNote’s robust suite of AI-enabled legislative and regulatory services and products. The combination of Oxford Analytica’s in-depth, event-driven Daily Brief analysis with FiscalNote’s technology will deliver an enhanced range of trusted solutions to clients across both companies. 

“At FiscalNote, we’re firm believers in the power of pairing high quality, in-depth analysis with groundbreaking technology,” said FiscalNote Founder & CEO, Tim Hwang. “Oxford Analytica has earned its stellar reputation as the pioneer of geopolitical risk analysis, and we’re thrilled to combine forces in expanding and deepening the reach of our products and services around the world.”

The Washington, DC-based FiscalNote was founded in 2013 with a focus on leveraging artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies to help organizations better understand and act on government information. Its 2018 acquisitions of renowned Washington, DC technology and media company CQ Roll Call from the Economist Group and Brussels-based policy tracking and analysis firm Shungham are clear examples of FiscalNote’s leadership in driving growth at the intersection of technology and in-depth content and analysis.

On contemplating the continued legacy of Oxford Analytica, Young noted, “I am incredibly proud of what this company has accomplished in the last 46 years. I am sure that when my father founded Oxford Analytica in 1975 ‘to bring truth to power’, he didn’t imagine how respected and instrumental it would become within the international community. It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to run Oxford Analytica and I am excited about how this next step in the company’s trajectory will bring significant value to our clients.” 

Please see FiscalNote’s press release here.

About Oxford Analytica

Founded in 1975, Oxford Analytica is an independent geopolitical analysis and advisory firm. Our mission is to help our clients navigate complex markets where understanding the intersection of politics and economics, business and society is critical to success. 

We combine our global network of over 1500 experts with high-calibre in-house analysts who deploy robust methodologies and build collaborative relationships to deliver trusted, impartial, actionable insights. Today, we work with many of the world’s most influential businesses, governments and international organisations.

About FiscalNote

FiscalNote is a global technology company that equips organizations with comprehensive data, policy insights, and software solutions critical for driving informed action and mitigating risk in a complex and evolving world. By providing advanced capabilities in legislative & regulatory tracking, stakeholder management, global risk intelligence, and advocate engagement, FiscalNote is trusted by more than 4,000 customers worldwide to help solve their most important information challenges.

To learn more about FiscalNote and its family of brands, visit fiscalnote.com


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