Callcredit Information Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of consumer data solutions, software and analytics for businesses. PPCF acted as lead advisor to the management team on both the 2009 management buy-out and the 2014 secondary management buy-out of Callcredit and were retained advisors until the £1billion trade sale to TransUnion in 2018.
PPCF was initially appointed as lead advisor to the management team who had a minority stake in the business whilst under ownership of Skipton Building Society. PPCF advised on selecting a preferred partner and negotiations with the interested parties. The acquisition was funded by Vitruvian Partners and Lloyds Bank.
PPCF have since remained advisors to the management team through a period which included a refinancing and a secondary management buy-out supported by Chicago-based GTCR, and the eventual £1 billion trade sale to TransUnion.
PPCF assisted the management team in representing their objectives in these processes as well as advising them on negotiations with interested parties.