Pentasia, global gambling’s biggest recruitment and executive search firm has confirmed that it has acquired fintech specialist recruitment agency Headcount.
Issuing a market update, Pentasia stated that its acquisition of Headcount was led by the increasing synergies its is witnessing between the gambling and fintech sectors.
Pentasia and Headcount will merge operating capacities, but Headcount will retain its brand identity servicing talent resourcing for the burgeoning fintech market.
Confirming the deal, Pentasia governance stated that with its newly secured enlarged capacity, the company would target becoming the outright leading global recruitment/search firm for gambling, fintech and payment sectors.
Furthermore, Pentasia sector clients would benefit from a significantly expanded talent pool, servicing key value chain functions such as project management, tech, development, marketing and compliance.
Backing Headcount, Pentasia’s Managing Director, Alastair Cleland stated: “Pentasia has tracked Headcount’s progress for a number of years and there are clear synergies between the two businesses. Combined, we now provide our respective clients base with access to a new candidate pool and recruiter expertise from a wider range of industries.
“Neill and I have worked closely over the past few months on the acquisition. We and the combined senior management team are incredibly excited about the future, and believe we are ideally placed to achieve our ambitions including expansion into new markets, functions and locations“
Headcount was founded in 2001 by Neil Butcher (CEO), servicing talent resources for the changing dynamics of the global payments and brokerage sectors amid new digital challenges. Today Headcount services talent resources for the payments, fintech, data and crypto markets.
CEO of Headcount, Neill Butcher: “I am delighted that Headcount now forms part of Pentasia. This is a game-changing move for the business. Since our foundation in 2001, we’ve developed an exceptional reputation for delivery and have built an impressive international portfolio of clients that we’ve been able to service from our London headquarters.
“Now, as part of Pentasia, our increased bandwidth and capacity enables us to provide talent across the full range of business functions. This move has always been about providing more choice and really is a win-win for all parties concerned.