The Aryza Group has announced the acquisition of Anchor Computer Systems in a move that the company says will strengthen Aryza’s position within the financial services and insolvency market. Software solutions specialist, Aryza incorporates technology such as Open Banking and AI-informed decision making automate the financial restructuring and recovery journey. Aryza says that through its…

Ascent Performance Group, the financial services outsourcing business and part of the Irwin Mitchell Group, has announced that it has acquired Excel Collection and Enquiry Services. Ascent says that the deal will strengthen its market-leading position in the provision of field and affordability services to major financial institutions such as banks and building societies. The…

Online car retailer, Cazoo has announced that it has agreed to acquire car subscription platform, Drover for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2016, Drover has grown to a team of over 100 across London, Lisbon, Paris and Bucharest. Drover offers a flexible and hassle-free alternative to car ownership, with a single monthly subscription fee which…

Customer communications, identification and graphics services specialist Paragon Group has announced the acquisition of French Groupe Bernard – specialist in Business Process Operations (BPO), effective 1st of October 2020. Groupe Bernard will be integrated into the Paragon Customer Communications (PCC) Division with a focus on Business Process Management and Loyalty Cards / Program Management. Groupe…

Octopus Energy Group has announced the acquisition of Upside Energy, a leading energy software company based in Manchester. The move establishes the base of UK energy pioneer Octopus’s new technology innovation centre,. The new energy technology (EnTech) hub will play a pivotal role in achieving Octopus Energy’s ambition of making the UK the ‘Silicon Valley…

Business decisioning data specialist  Dun & Bradstreet has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the outstanding shares of Bisnode Business Information Group, a European data and analytics firm for $818 million, Uaid Anthony Jabbour, Chief Executive Officer at Dun & Bradstreet said “We are pleased to bring Bisnode into the…

Yü Energy have announced the acquisition of Bristol Energy’s business customer base. Bristol Energy which is owned by Bristol City Council is a national gas and electricity company supplying 4000 business meter points. Earlier this year Bristol City Council announced its intention to put Bristol Energy up for sale. The council says that an extensive…

Business advisory firm Quantuma has completed a merger with AIM-listed K3 Capital Group for an initial consideration of £26.95 million, to create an independent global advisory practice. The merger will help K3 to build a more diverse professional services group with enhanced capabilities in restructuring, corporate finance, tax advisory, forensic accounting and expert witness services.…

Metro Bank has announced that it has agreed to acquire peer-to-peer lender RateSetter. RateSetter was founded in 2010 and is the UK’s most popular peer-to-peer lender with over 750,000 people having invested or borrowed through the platform. In its financial year ending 31st March 2019, the company reported revenue of £33 million, a pre-tax loss…

JBW Group has announced that Phoenix, JBW and Collect Services have merged together to form a single company, CDER Group, with the combined aim of delivering ‘Fairness in Operation’ across the collections and enforcement industry. Nick Tubbs, Chief Executive said: “I am absolutely delighted to have achieved this important milestone in our company’s history and…

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