ClearCourse, which is backed by Aquiline Capital Partners, has acquired UK-based NetXtra, a provider of intuitive integrated digital services to the membership, charity, not-for-profit and ecommerce sectors. No financial terms were disclosed.
London | 25 April 2019 – ClearCourse Partnership LLP (“ClearCourse” or “the Partnership”), a group of innovative technology companies providing membership software/services and digital capabilities to the membership, events & bookings and sports & leisure sectors, today announces its acquisition of NetXtra (“the company”), a leading provider of intuitive integrated digital services to the membership, charity, not-for-profit and e-commerce sectors. The deal represents ClearCourse’s sixth acquisition and expands the range of digital services that it can provide to membership organisations.
Headquartered in Bury St Edmunds, NetXtra was Co-Founded in 1995 by Simon Hardingham. The Bury St Edmunds based, 25 strong NetXtra team develop and support digital infrastructure services that connect Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems with online engagement solutions. The company works with several leading unions, regulatory and awarding bodies, and membership organisations including the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and Coeliac UK. Since its acquisition of Marketing Interactive UK Ltd in 2016, NetXtra has also delivered integrated e-commerce solutions for businesses across the UK, winning awards for; ‘Best Exploitation of technology’ (ECMOD Direct Commerce Awards 2018), and ‘Best use of digital by sector’ (2018 Digital Impact Awards).
Since its foundation in October 2018, ClearCourse has acquired five other UK-based software and service providers: MillerTech, Silverbear, Clear Direct Debit, APT Solutions and Circdata. This acquisition will provide NetXtra and other ClearCourse companies with the opportunity to offer their highly complementary products and services to each other’s clients, as well as offering NetXtra access to strategic and operational guidance from ClearCourse and a collaborative network of like-minded entrepreneurs.
Gerry Gualtieri, CEO of ClearCourse, commented: “We are delighted to welcome NetXtra to the ClearCourse Partnership. The company has a fantastic reputation among clients and peers alike and the deal represents an excellent opportunity to expand our offering to the Partnership’s existing clients. We are looking forward to working with the NetXtra team to establish it as the go-to provider of digital services across our multiple sectors.”
Simon Hardingham, Co-Founder and Managing Director of NetXtra, added: “Over the past 20 years NetXtra have grown to become a trusted partner and leading provider of digital services to not for profits, charities, unions and, more recently, e-commerce businesses. Joining ClearCourse is an ideal opportunity for us to capitalise on our leading position in order to deliver our services to a wider range of clients. The Partnership’s collaborative approach suits us perfectly and we’re very much looking forward to what the future holds.”
The financial terms of the deal are undisclosed.