Our Arc of Partners


ARC Ratings is at the centre of a network of four partners from four different continents. 

ARC Ratings Network Partners' total resources:

  • Turnover: > US$ 60 million
  • Clients: over 10,000
  • Rating Staff: over 600
  • Number of offices: 20
  • Average Ratings business track record: over 20 years


This network partners are:

ARC Ratings, S.A. was formerly Companhia Portuguesa de Rating, S.A. (CPR), a rating agency that was established in 1998 and in 2011 it was one of the first European CRAs to be registered with the European Securities and Markets Authority. 
Prior to its conversion into ARC Ratings, S.A. in 2013, CPR was the market leader for ratings in Portugal.
In 2021 ARC Ratings set up its United Kingdom office as a fully-fledged Credit Rating Agency, ARC Ratings (UK) Limited.


(formerly Credit Analysis and Research Ltd)


CARE Ratings Ltd. was established in April 1993 by major banks and financial institutions in India. CARE Ratings is a listed company and is the second-largest credit rating agency in India in terms of rating revenue. CARE Ratings has also emerged as India's leading agency covering banks and sub-sovereigns.


CARE Ratings is headquartered in Mumbai, with offices in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, New Delhi, Pune & Mauritius. 


GCR was established in 1996 as an African subsidiary of Duff & Phelps and is now the African market leader, accounting for the majority of all ratings accorded on the African continent. Key institutional shareholders are Carlyle (one of the largest international Private Equity groups) and DEG/KfW Group (owned by the German Government).


GCR's African regional headquarters are based in Johannesburg, with its main SADC, West and East African regional offices established in Harare, Lagos and Nairobi respectively.


Founded in 1993, SR Ratings has a long and sound presence in the Brazilian market. 


The company has a proprietary office in Rio de Janeiro and maintains close international partnerships with American, European and Asian investors. 



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