International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised 4most, a leading provider of risk analytics and modelling solutions to banks and insurers, and its management team on the sale of the company to Phoenix Equity Partners.

Founded in 2011, 4most operates globally from offices in London, Leeds, Dublin and Bangalore. It works with clients ranging from challenger banks to world-leading international financial institutions to design, build and implement regulatory and non-regulatory risk and pricing modelling solutions in the credit and actuarial risk markets. 4most has supported over 100 financial services providers in the last five years. In an increasingly complex landscape of regulation for prudential and credit risk, climate reporting and consumer duties, there is an ever-greater need for the specialist advice and technical delivery of modelling solutions which 4most provides.

4most's existing management team will continue to run the business and play a key role in its future growth amid strong demand for its technical expertise.

Rob McDowell, Chief Executive Officer of 4most, said, "I can't praise the Osborne Clarke team enough for their commitment to this transaction, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with each of them. The sheer diligence, professionalism and strive to get to the finish has been incredibly impressive to observe".

Osborne Clarke's team was led by corporate Partners David Ferris and Alisdair Livingstone who were supported by Associate Director Ed Nisbet, Senior Associates Oliver Woods and Jack Wellington and Associates Gemma Boucher and Zarina Alexander. Partner Michael Carter and Senior Associates Rhiannon Jones and Stuart Rose provided incentives advice while Partner David Nisbet and Associate Director Rob Thomas advised on tax.

Osborne Clarke's Corporate team is a go-to practice for companies in the Financial Services sector. Its clients range from global businesses to fast-growth start-ups and market challengers. The team advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings to M&A, IPOs and JVs.

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