Jul 06 2022

AnaCap backs pfs, a software provider for the financial services industry

  • pfs is a provider of software and risk lifecycle management solutions in Spain, Portugal and Mexico
  • pfs has completed 6 acquisitions in the past 3 years whilst expanding its product offering
  • AnaCap to back an ambitious entrepreneur and his team to drive future growth

AnaCap Financial Partners (“AnaCap”), a leading specialist mid-market private equity investor in Financials, Technology and related Business Services, today announces an investment in pfs, a provider of software and technological risk lifecycle management solutions.

Headquartered in Madrid with operations in Spain, Portugal and Mexico, pfs is a provider of software and technology solutions for financial services businesses across the entire value chain of lending activity, covering processes from origination to collection. pfs also has a number of data efficiency solutions deployed within banks to optimise credit risk.

The business is led by a highly entrepreneurial and majority shareholding CEO who has overseen and driven its growth and transformation to date. pfs has a strong track record that aligns with AnaCap’s investment approach of actively supporting value creation alongside founders and highly entrepreneurial managers.

pfs has completed 6 acquisitions in the past 3 years alone, successfully adding on to its portfolio. pfs also has a strong acquisition pipeline of complementary software providers to integrate into its product suite. In addition, its service offering around risk management for financial institutions will be further deployed in new geographies (with a particular strategic focus in LATAM where the business has an already established presence).

In June 2022, pfs successfully completed the acquisition of Kineox, a digital collection leader in the Spanish market. Kineox facilitates and optimises collection processes through innovative data and predictive analytics technology that improves effectiveness, efficiency and overall customer experience.

Agustin Rodriguez, Chief Executive Officer at pfs, commented:

“We are delighted to partner with AnaCap and secure this operational support and financial backing as we enter an exciting new chapter for pfs. It was very important for us to partner with an investor that has a strong entrepreneurial mindset, understanding of software and technology-enabled services across a broad range of the financial services sector and importantly, a proven track record in developing companies with high growth potential. We have found in AnaCap an ideal partner to support our continued revenue growth, entrance into new markets and together we look forward to taking pfs’ success story to the next level.”

Nassim Cherchali, Private Equity Partner at AnaCap, concluded:

“We are delighted to be supporting such a dynamic team, led by a truly entrepreneurial leader in Agustin. The business has a highly impressive suite of software-based services and a strong track record in expanding into new territories as well as driving revenues through a series of innovative initiatives. With AnaCap’s support, both through operational initiatives and an ambitious planned build-up strategy, we are very confident in pfs’ growth outlook.”

Corporate advice for the sell side was provided by Socios Financieros and Chequers. Corporate advice for the buy side was provided by Cuatrecasas, Proskauer, Alvarez & Marsal and BCG.