Plenitude Consulting

Financial Crime Risk and Compliance specialists

Sector
Services
Region
London
Date of investment
July 2022
GCP team members
Website

Background

Plenitude are Financial Crime Risk and Compliance specialists, recently appointed to the Financial Conduct Authority’s Skilled Persons panel for Financial Crime. The firm works with a broad range of financial institutions, professional services and digital asset firms globally, providing deep subject matter expertise, advisory and transformation services on some of the largest and most complex financial crime initiatives in the industry.

Founded in 2012, they have assembled an extensive team of consultants, with deep subject matter and transformation expertise who are currently supporting engagements across the UK, EU, the Nordics and Asia. Plenitude have also launched three leading RegTech subscription products (RegSight, Compass and ClientSight) currently being used by a broad range of organisations in the UK, Canada, Australia, United States, Germany, Italy, Spain, Qatar, South America and Africa.

Our investment partnership

Plenitude has developed an excellent market position as a specialist Financial Crime Compliance consultancy, with an impressive growth track record. Their high calibre team are experts in the field and have developed long term, strategic and trusted relationships at the highest levels within global financial institutions.

The business operates in a compliance led market with positive non-cyclical growth drivers as regulation continues to evolve and becomes increasingly complex, while the regulators increase their scrutiny on the expanding range of firms required to meet these obligations. Plenitude is expanding its service offering accordingly, across geography and sectors in line with increased attention on areas such as payments, alternative finance, and digital assets/cryptocurrency.

We are looking forward to working with Alan, Asad and the wider Plenitude team as we leverage our past experience of supporting fast growth specialist services and Technology businesses to help with the exciting international growth plans ahead.

Strategic support through our Growth Toolkit

Over the life of our investment, we will closely support the Plenitude team with numerous strategic growth initiatives, leveraging our Growth Toolkit and Network:

Driving Growth

  • Investment in strategic marketing and business development across Europe, Asia and the Digital Assets markets
  • International expansion in Hong Kong and the wider Asiapac region
  • Supporting further development and evolution of the RegTech subscription product suite
  • Assessing acquisitions to accelerate growth

People & Organisation

  • Providing hands on support to source and onboard senior hires
  • Investing in people operations, focusing on coaching, learning and development and career pathways
  • Working with the senior leadership team to evolve the organisational structure of the group to facilitate accelerated growth

Systems & Processes

  • Supporting investment in tooling and automation to evolve back-office systems and processes
  • Supporting the finance function in driving improved reporting, KPI’s and use of data for strategic decision making

Funding for growth

  • To underpin the efficient delivery of the deal, GCP provided all the funding for the transaction at completion
  • Funding capacity has been created in addition for buy and build acquisitions

Doing the right thing - our role in sustainable investing

  • Plenitude’s purpose is to help organisations to fight financial crime
  • Diversity and inclusion initiatives and associated support for coaching and senior career pathways
  • Established training programmes for career development
  • Investment in the people function in progress to support team culture, social initiatives, and wider involvement in ESG strategy across the business

More Current Investments

Growth Capital Partners
38 Jermyn Street
London
SW1Y 6DN

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