Announcement of Periodic Overview: Moody’s proclaims completion of a periodic assessment of rankings of Deerfield Dakota Holding, LLCGlobal Credit score Analysis – 05 Mar 2021New York, March 05, 2021 — Moody’s Traders Service (“Moody’s”) has accomplished a periodic assessment of the rankings of Deerfield Dakota Holding, LLC and different rankings which might be related to the identical analytical unit. The assessment was carried out by way of a portfolio assessment dialogue held on 2 March 2021 wherein Moody’s reassessed the appropriateness of the rankings within the context of the related principal methodology(ies), latest developments, and a comparability of the monetary and working profile to equally rated friends. The assessment didn’t contain a ranking committee. Since 1 January 2019, Moody’s observe has been to subject a press launch following every periodic assessment to announce its completion.This publication doesn’t announce a credit standing motion and isn’t a sign of whether or not or not a credit standing motion is probably going within the close to future. Credit score rankings and outlook/assessment standing can’t be modified in a portfolio assessment and therefore should not impacted by this announcement. For any credit score rankings referenced on this publication, please see the rankings tab on the issuer/entity web page on www.moodys.com for probably the most up to date credit standing motion data and ranking historical past.Key ranking issues are summarized beneath.The B3 Company Household Ranking displays Deerfield Dakota Holding, LLC’s (dba Kroll) established consumer base and the transformation of the corporate’s income streams during the last years to include new segments that mitigate the cyclical nature of its legacy company finance advisory observe. The corporate’s excessive monetary leverage, weak free money movement and continued urge for food for debt-funded M&A transactions constrain the ranking. Integration dangers and a aggressive business backdrop additionally weigh on the credit score.This doc summarizes Moody’s view as of the publication date and won’t be up to date till the following periodic assessment announcement, which can incorporate materials adjustments in credit score circumstances (if any) in the course of the intervening interval.The principal methodology used for this assessment was Enterprise and Shopper Service Trade revealed in October 2016. Please see the Ranking Methodologies web page on www.moodys.com for a duplicate of this technique.This announcement applies solely to EU rated, UK rated, EU endorsed and UK endorsed rankings. Non EU rated, non UK rated, non EU endorsed and non UK endorsed rankings could also be referenced above to the extent mandatory, if they’re a part of the identical analytical unit.This publication doesn’t announce a credit standing motion. 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