Escalent Acquires Javelin Strategy & Research
Livonia, Mich., January 7, 2020 – Escalent, a top human behavior and data analytics firm, announces today that it has acquired Javelin Strategy & Research from Greenwich Associates. Javelin Strategy & Research, a research-based advisory firm with deep expertise in the digital financial ecosystem, expands Escalent’s presence in retail and small business banking to complement its market-leading financial services expertise. The transaction was completed on December 30, 2019.
Javelin Strategy & Research is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and provides in-depth analysis of financial services market and technology trends, with expertise in digital banking, payments, fraud & security, and lending. Its clients include leading financial institutions, government agencies, payments companies, merchants, fintechs and technology providers.
“This acquisition allows Escalent to provide its clients with a fully integrated customer experience in the new digital financial ecosystem, and it gives Javelin clients access to a bench of financial industry expertise and consulting for deeper, more comprehensive engagements,” said Escalent CEO Melissa Sauter. “In addition, both Escalent and Javelin share a culture of total commitment to relentless employee and customer happiness so it’s a great fit.”
Javelin will retain its current office and will continue to use the same name. Clients can expect to work with the same experienced teams, and both Escalent and Javelin are committed to ensuring a smooth transition.
“We are eager to join forces with a firm that has a history of helping organizations solve complex strategic challenges,” added Jacob Jegher, president of Javelin Strategy & Research. “Financial services is inextricably linked to digital, and that connection will continue to deepen. This union provides an opportunity to create new analyst advisory services with an established team to be a leading source of consulting and thought leadership.”
Marlin & Associates acted as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Greenwich Associates on the divestiture of the Javelin division.
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In June 2018, private equity firm STG acquired Market Strategies International and Morpace and announced its intent to merge the companies. In May 2019, the two firms rebranded as Escalent. Escalent is a top human behavior and analytics firm specializing in industries facing disruption and business transformation. As catalysts of progress for more than 40 years, Escalent tells stories that transform data and insight into a profound understanding of what drives human beings. And it helps businesses turn those drivers into actions that build brands, enhance customer experiences and inspire product innovation. Visit escalent.co to see how it is helping shape the brands that are reshaping the world.
Javelin Strategy & Research is a research-based advisory firm that helps clients make informed decisions in the digital financial world. It provides strategic insights for financial institutions, government, payments companies, merchants, fintechs and technology providers. Javelin’s independent insights result from a rigorous research process that assesses consumers, businesses, providers, and the transactions ecosystem. It conducts in-depth primary research studies to pinpoint dynamic risks and opportunities in digital banking, payments, fraud & security, and lending. For more information, visit https://www.javelinstrategy.com. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.