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FiscalNote Starts Global Expansion into UK and EU


FiscalNote CEO Tim Hwang at World Economic Forum


WASHINGTON, DC – March 24, 2021 - FiscalNote, a global technology company that provides software and political intelligence around legislative and regulatory risk, announces the addition of two EU-based members to FiscalNote’s Board of Advisors, Dr. Alan Hardacre and Marcel Halma. Dr. Alan Hardacre is the Director of Public Affairs at CropLife Europe & Founder of Public Affairs Clinic. Marcel Halma is the Vice President Public Affairs & Government Relations at Nouryon.


"Both Alan and Marcel are well-respected leaders in the European Public Affairs community, each bringing a global perspective to their deep EU experience and thought leadership," said FiscalNote founder and CEO Tim Hwang. "As we continue to expand our reach globally, Marcel and Alan will serve as advocates for FiscalNote’s growth in Europe and I’m pleased to welcome them both."


"As we continue to expand our reach globally, Marcel and Alan will serve as advocates for FiscalNote’s growth in Europe and I’m pleased to welcome them both." Said Tim Hwang.


"What FiscalNote is doing at the intersection of technology and government information closely aligns with my career-long passion for professionalizing government affairs teams and for bringing transparency to public policy making," said Halma. "I’m excited to be joining the Board of Advisors for a player at the cutting edge of AI and government affairs."


Hardacre noted the vast opportunity in Europe for a solution like FiscalNote. "The company has been a pioneer since the start, revolutionizing how government affairs teams access information and insights," he said. "As they continue to grow, the sky's the limit for what they can do in Europe and globally."


Earlier this year, FiscalNote announced its acquisition of UK-based Oxford Analytica, a leader in the field of geopolitical analysis and advisory. Founded in 1976 by David R. Young, Oxford Analytica is a highly respected firm within the international community, particularly across Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Its cross-border reputation exists due to the exceptional global analysis it generates and advisory services it provides, drawing on its worldwide network of experts to advise clients on strategies, operations, policies and investment.



WASHINGTON, DC – February 17, 2021 – FiscalNote, a global technology company that provides software and political intelligence around legislative and regulatory risk, announced that it has acquired Oxford Analytica, a UK-based firm that delivers geopolitical intelligence and advisory services to clients around the world.









“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 across the world.”


This strategic acquisition will unite Oxford Analytica’s extensive global content with FiscalNote’s robust suite of AI-enabled software tools, extensive legislative and regulatory data, and deep expertise in US and EU political analysis, ultimately bringing a wider and deeper range of solutions to clients across both companies. Founded in 1975, Oxford Analytica advises clients across North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Middle East and Africa on global issues such as security and defense, energy, finance, food/agribusiness, infrastructure, manufacturing, technology, media and telecom. The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief is relied on by hundreds of clients for timely, impartial and actionable analysis on emerging trends and developments in the global political economy, leveraging a unique combination of external experts and in-house analysts.


“Some of the world’s best talent is working together at FiscalNote to address and cover the most pressing issues facing government, business and society,” noted Oxford Analytica CEO, David K. Young. “I could think of no better team than the one Tim has put together at FiscalNote to not only respect our time-honored traditions of editorial integrity and independence, but also technologically propel and expand upon the work we are already doing.”


FiscalNote’s 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. As the world becomes increasingly complex, FiscalNote continues to meet the challenge of delivering on the demand for more innovative and comprehensive ways to access actionable insight across the world.


This acquisition further solidifies FiscalNote’s transformation as a key provider of the critical software, data, and analysis organizations require to effectively operate in a rapidly evolving global ecosystem.


About FiscalNote


FiscalNote is a leading technology company that empowers customers with global policy data and expert insights through software solutions. More than 5,000 organizations and governments across the world trust FiscalNote to deliver the information they need to drive and respond to change.


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



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