12 Feb 2019

Investec helps raise £160m for GB Group plc to fund US acquisition

Investec Corporate and Investment Banking (“Investec”) and Peel Hunt have together raised £160m for GB Group Plc (“GBG”), to help fund the US$300m acquisition of IDology, Inc. (“IDology”).


GBG offers a series of solutions that help organisations quickly validate and verify the identity and location of their customers. Their clients include US e-commerce giants, Asia's biggest banks and European household names. GBG is headquartered in the UK, with over 800 employees across 18 countries.


Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, IDology is a private company that provides identity verification and fraud detection services to a primarily US-based customer set.


The acquisition of IDology will enable GBG to quickly expand further into North America, a key growth territory for the business.


Investec and Peel Hunt acted as joint bookrunners on the fundraising.


Investec’s Andrew Pinder commented:


“GBG has built up a truly global business with clients in 79 territories. This acquisition will help accelerate the pace of GBG’s expansion into the US, allowing the business to provide a broader range of products to the US market.” 


“GBG is an impressive home-grown success story, and highlights the strength of the UK’s technology sector.”

For more information, please contact:

Fatima Ismat, Lansons (PR agency for Investec CIB) - 020 7566 9709


Luke O’Mahony, Investec (Public Relations) - 020 7597 5261 



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