FiscalNote Acquires Fellow D.C. Market Intelligence Startup Frontierview

This is FiscalNote’s tenth acquisition this year.

Written by Charli Renken
Published on Dec. 01, 2021
FiscalNote Acquires Fellow D.C. Market Intelligence Startup Frontierview
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FrontierView team at a company event. | Photo: FrontierView / LinkedIn

It’s been a big year for market and policy intelligence company FiscalNote. Not only did the company reach unicorn status and announce plans to go public via a SPAC deal, but it also closed ten M&A deals this year, with its latest acquisition announced this week.

D.C.-based FrontierView joins FiscalNote to further enhance and expand the company’s market intelligence offerings on a global scale.

Founded in 2008, FrontierView is a fast-growing D.C. startup with an impressive customer base of more than 4,000 business professionals at 250 global companies. Some of these customers include Adidas, Nike, Cisco, Clorox, Medtronic and Sanofi, all of which benefit from FrontierView’s world-class strategic market intelligence, empowering them to make important business decisions. FrontierView covers 200 markets globally and specializes in macroeconomics, geopolitics, state policy, regional politics, business strategy and healthcare.

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The new acquisition makes sense for FiscalNote, too. The company primarily offers legal and policy intelligence to help companies stay in compliance as new legislation is signed into law. With Frontierview, the company will expand its offerings in private market intelligence. 

“At FrontierView, we have been on a relentless mission to provide the world’s best market intelligence and advisory services for global business professionals,” FrontierView CEO Richard Leggett said in a statement. “We are inspired by FiscalNote’s vision and could not be more excited to join the FiscalNote family. Through this combination, we see an opportunity to accelerate our strategic vision in an effort to better serve a broader set of our clients’ market intelligence needs.” 

Under FiscalNote, FrontierView will continue to be led by Leggett as well as its current management team, meaning the intelligence company’s employees probably won’t see all that much change aside from some new co-workers and accelerated growth. 

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“FrontierView sits at the intersection of diversification and market development within FiscalNote’s overall corporate strategy,” FiscalNote co-founder and CEO Tim Hwang said in a statement. “By further expanding our international coverage and enhancing our holistic content offerings, FrontierView aligns with our proven corporate pathway of rapid and durable growth through organic initiatives and opportunistic acquisitions.” 

The two companies expect FrontierView’s business subscriptions to accelerate as a result of this acquisition, according to a statement. 

FiscalNote is currently hiring for more than 50 roles across multiple departments, including engineering, data analytics, content and design among others. FrontierView is also hiring for 20 roles across similar teams.

A previous version of this article stated that FiscalNote had acquired nine companies this year. This inaccuracy has been fixed.

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