Corlytics Receives Investment from Verdane to Support the RegTech Company’s Continued Global Growth

Pictured (l-r) are; Sebastian Wintgens, Principal, Verdane; John Byrne, CEO and Founder, Corlytics and Simon Russell, Chair, Corlytics.

Corlytics Receives Investment from Verdane to Support the RegTech Company’s Continued Global Growth

Corlytics, the global leader in regulatory intelligence and policy compliance technology, has signed an investment from specialist growth investor Verdane for a majority equity stake in the company.

Verdane was chosen as an investor with a proven track record of creating category leaders. Currently Verdane has €6.9 billion in committed capital scaling tech-enabled growth businesses.

Corlytics and Verdane have partnered to support the RegTech company’s continued growth. Verdane will leverage more than 20 years of experience partnering with European software businesses and extensive expertise in RegTech to support Corlytics. The transaction was managed by investment bank Baird in a competitive process that saw significant market interest.

The deal is a cornerstone investment from Verdane’s newly raised €1.1 billion Edda III Fund, which recognises Corlytics as a category leader and RegTech industry consolidator.

Driven by increasingly demanding regulatory requirements, financial services firms spent ~€163 billion on their risk and compliance functions in 2023 across GRC, financial risk and capital management, cyber and IT security and financial crime[1].

Corlytics, headquartered at NexusUCD in Dublin, enables customers to stay ahead of regulatory demands and is the only solution with a fully integrated end-to-end offering, from regulatory horizon scanning to policy management and through to attestation.

As well leveraging generative AI throughout workflows, Corlytics is plugged directly into international regulators, delivering an industry-leading end-to-end compliance platform. Corlytics is the only solution that enables clients to align with, and stay ahead of, regulatory demands, which now include growing levels of proof of compliance. 

Today, Corlytics is relied upon by 40% of the top 30 Systematically Important Financial Institutions (SIFI). Those that are recognised as a bank, insurance, or other financial institution (FI) that U.S. federal regulators determine would pose a serious risk to the economy if it were to collapse. A SIFI is viewed as “too big to fail” and imposed with extra regulatory burdens to prevent it from going under.

Since 2020, Corlytics has grown 60% per annum, predominantly driven by its core regulatory compliance products. The number of Corlytics customers has roughly doubled during this period. 2023 also saw Corlytics make two significant acquisitions, ING SparQ in January and Clausematch in July, creating an unparalleled platform that manages the entire regulatory risk value chain on a global scale, elevating Corlytics’ extensive offer for Tier 1 organisations including ING, Barclays, BNY Mellon, ScotiaBank and SwissRe.

John Byrne, CEO and founder Corlytics said, “Corlytics has successfully progressed in developing new products to further improve our value proposition to Tier 1 clients globally. This investment from Verdane ensures the continued growing market leadership for Corlytics. We look forward to partnering with the Verdane team and with their experience and expertise, we expect to accelerate organic growth and augment that with M&A activity. As well as investing significantly in our ‘intelligent content’ offering, combining data, software and AI, we will continue to lead the RegTech sector consolidation with more complementary acquisitions, following our recent transactions with Clausematch and ING SparQ.”

Nils Vold, Partner, Verdane, said, “Verdane is delighted to back John and his impressive team at Corlytics. This is a centrepiece majority investment from our newly raised €1.1 billion Edda III Fund and we are thrilled that John and Corlytics chose to partner with Verdane against very strong market interest in the business. We are an active and experienced investor in the RegTech sector, and we identified Corlytics as the global category leader in its field, helping banks and financial services companies manage their compliance obligations in a complex and fast-changing environment.”

Corlytics continues to be an industry pacesetter, from its work developing intelligent regulations and taxonomies with regulators such as the FCA, to its acquisitions of key policy management technologies of ING’s SPARQ and Clausematch last year. It is the regulatory technology partner of choice for the world’s largest financial services firms, enabling them to simply comply and implement ever changing regulations.

Corlytics continues to invest heavily in innovation, with Group investments in R&D exceeding €50 million to date. Working with leading industry data science research centres and academics, the company is developing next-generation AI and machine learning technology. Replacing clunky software that is helping firms to find, interpret and understand and then implement (FIUI) complex regulations. Corlytics precision FIUI regulatory technology, is building intelligence into the regulatory content itself.

Sebastian Wintgens, Principal, Verdane, added, “We are excited to partner with Corlytics and look forward to leveraging our expertise in helping European software leaders to grow, both organically and through strategic acquisitions, as well as bringing our international industry networks to help Corlytics continue to thrive and succeed as it expands globally.”

As part of the Verdane investment and partnership, Corlytics is pleased to announce an expansion of its Board of Directors, adding further expertise to support the company’s growth plans.

Simon Russell joins Corlytics as Chair. He has almost 30 years of software advisory expertise. Over the last 15 years, Simon led technology investment banking at firms including Nomura and Dresdner Kleinwort and he served on banking management committees. He now works as a Chair and Non-Executive Director at various international software companies.

Simon Russell, Chair, Corlytics, said, “I have long admired Corlytics as a real RegTech industry leader. I am delighted to be partnering with John and Verdane to create value through an active acquisition agenda, plus providing Corlytics with wider support on delivering its ambitious growth plans.”

Trintech founder Cyril McGuire will continue to serve on the Corlytics Board as a Non-Executive Director and his Infinity Capital Fund has also invested for a minority equity stake in the company.

The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. 


8 April 2024

For further information contact: Micéal Whelan, Communications and Media Relations Manager, NovaUCD, UCD Research and Innovation, e: or Anna Antimiichuk, Corlytics, e:

Editors Notes

[1] McKinsey Risk Practice

An undisputed leader in the RegTech (regulatory technology) industry, the Corlytics Group (the ‘Group’) operates as trusted strategic partner to global Tier 1 organisations. Delivering a platform that manages the entire regulatory risk value chain, Corlytics provides assurance on never-ending regulatory changes to compliance, risk, legal and audit teams globally.  

Verdane is a specialist growth investment firm that partners with tech-enabled and sustainable European businesses. Verdane can invest as a minority or majority investor, either in single companies or through portfolios of companies, and looks to deploy inside two core growth themes; digitalisation and decarbonisation. Verdane is partly owned by the Verdane Foundation, which is focused on two areas: climate change and more equitable and inclusive local communities.