We have a very exciting update for you today and we’ve been itching to share it with you.
Earlier this year a company called ClearCourse approached us. They’ve been in the trade press a lot recently due to their acquisition of tech companies who specialise in membership and payments.
In other words, companies like us.
After extremely careful consideration and many months of planning, we have joined the ClearCourse group as we see it as an incredible opportunity to amplify what we’re already doing and accelerate our transformation into an even more powerful partner to our clients.
It’s been a big decision for Rich and I, but we recognise that for Giftpro to become the ultimate version of itself, strategic investment is an important ingredient.
What does this mean for our clients?
This new relationship isn’t about a change of leadership or combining different companies. It’ll be business as usual but with more investment, resource and support enabling us to build more, faster and accelerate all of the R&D required to keep growing our clients’ gift voucher revenue.
I will still be MD and Rich will still be Creative Director, it will be the same founders, individuals and teams and our dedication to the sector will stay exactly the same.
What will change?
The only change our clients will experience is that we’ll ultimately be able to provide an even better service. We’ll invest in more people, develop new, more innovative products and features whilst offering you a wider set of options to solve your challenges and support your organisation.
Who are ClearCourse?
ClearCourse have a mission to acquire innovative technology companies that offer complementary work-flow solutions, payments capabilities, and digital services to the membership, events & booking, and sports & lifestyle sectors.
They help companies like Giftpro grow through investment, expertise and supporting services.
ClearCourse is led by Gerry Gualtieri (CEO) who has over 25 years’ experience developing businesses in the tech sector. Having worked closely with the ClearCourse team over the last few months, we are confident they are the right fit for Giftpro as much as we are for them.
ClearCourse is backed by Aquiline Capital Partners, a New York and London-based private equity firm and they’ve been dubbed ‘The fastest-growing group of companies in the UK’
It’s really important that we retain our clients’ trust so if you have any questions at all, or just want to talk to us please let us know.
Will & Rich
Press coverage so far
Private Equity Wire
Fortune (Private Equity Deals)
AXIOS (Private Equity Deals)
Propel Tuesday Briefing
TMT Finance (gated)
Technology Business Today
The Business Magazine