ClearCourse, which is backed by Aquiline Capital Partners, has acquired UK-based Crafty Clicks, a specialist data provider and address validation platform. No financial terms were disclosed.
London | 03 May 2019 – ClearCourse Partnership LLP (“ClearCourse” or “the Partnership”), a group of innovative technology companies providing software, services and digital capabilities to the membership, events & bookings and sports & leisure sectors, today announces the acquisition of Crafty Clicks (“the company”), a specialist data provider and address validation platform. Crafty Clicks is ClearCourse’s seventh acquisition since its foundation in October 2018, representing an expansion of the Partnership’s technological capabilities.
Crafty Clicks was founded in 2008 to provide the UK market with a postcode lookup and validation solution. Since its foundation the company’s scope has expanded significantly, and it now offers clients international address data spanning over 240 countries and regions. The company provides clients’ websites, ERP, CRM and POS systems with full-service integration of its address validation service through its market-leading application programming interface (API). Crafty Clicks services thousands of clients including many internationally recognised brands such as Royal Bank of Scotland, B&Q and Robert Dyas.
Crafty Clicks delivers a complementary extension to ClearCourse’s partnership of companies. The company will continue to service its own client base, as well as providing a solution that can be adopted by the Partnership’s other businesses to be offered as a product to their own respective clients. The company has significant synergies with the Partnership’s six other acquisitions to date, all of which are UK-based software and service providers within the Partnership’s target sectors.
Gerry Gualtieri, CEO of ClearCourse, commented: “We’re very excited to welcome Crafty Clicks to ClearCourse. The business is not only hugely complementary to our existing portfolio but has enormous growth potential in its own right. Its elegant, market-leading technology will add significant value to our businesses and their clients.”
Adam Stylo, Managing Director of Crafty Clicks, said: “Our aim has always been to build Crafty Clicks sustainably without compromising on customer service. ClearCourse is the right partner to help us continue that mission. The operational expertise and access to a broader range of markets that the Partnership can offer us is simply unparalleled. We look forward to working with the team to achieve the next level of growth.”
The financial terms of the deal are undisclosed.