Verified acquires Pliance, following million investment from Verdane and acquisition of Assently
- Verified, a B2B SaaS company providing AML and KYC, digital signing and authentication workflows, has announced the acquisition of Pliance, an AML automation platform.
- This announcement comes shortly after Verified announced an investment from Verdane, the European specialist growth investor and the Nordics most active growth-stage software investor since 2016.
- Verified also recently announced their acquisition of Assently, a leading e-signing and e-ID solutions company headquartered in Sweden with a strong client base in Finland.
Verified, a leading provider of Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance solutions, today announced the acquisition of Pliance, a fast-growing RegTech startup specializing in automated financial crime compliance. This acquisition follows Verified’s recent announcement of an investment from Verdane and its acquisition of Assently, a digital identity verification company.
Verified’s acquisition of Pliance will significantly strengthen its position in the European market, as it continues to expand and diversify its compliance services. By integrating Pliance’s advanced technology and expertise, Verified will be able to offer an even more comprehensive suite of KYC and AML solutions, enabling businesses across the region to more efficiently and effectively comply with complex regulatory requirements.
“With the acquisition of Pliance, Verified is poised to become the go-to partner for organizations seeking cutting edge, fully integrated compliance solutions,” said Tommy Jarnemark, CEO of Verified. “By combining the innovative technology and domain expertise of Pliance with our already robust offering, we will deliver an unparalleled level of service to our customers, helping them navigate the ever-evolving regulatory landscape with ease and confidence. We are excited to welcome Siam and his team to the Verified family, joining our mission to support customers with a full-service solution for your business’ compliance needs.”
The acquisition comes at a time when demand for reliable and efficient KYC and AML compliance tools has never been higher. As regulators continue to tighten their grip on the financial services, real estate and professional services industries, businesses are increasingly seeking out trusted partners to help them meet growing compliance requirements.
Pliance’s platform uses API-led advanced automation to streamline the compliance process, reducing the burden on businesses and increasing their ability to detect and prevent financial crime. This technology will complement Verified’s existing suite of KYC/AML services, including its partnership with their most recent acquisition, Assently, which specializes in secure and user-friendly digital identity verification.
“We are excited to join the Verified family and contribute to the company’s mission of delivering best-in-class compliance solutions to businesses across Europe,” said Siam Choudhury, CEO of Pliance. “Our combined expertise and technological capabilities will enable us to provide an even more comprehensive and seamless compliance experience for our clients. As well as being an excellent culture fit, we share a strong commitment to our customers.”
“Our research shows that the KYC and AML software market in Europe is expected to grow by +17% CAGR and be worth around €4bn by 2027,” said Nils Vold, Partner at Verdane. “Verified is in a unique position to capitalize on that opportunity. The company is growing organically at an impressive rate, and with Verdane’s backing Verified will continue to expand its offering through further acquisitions to become a European powerhouse. We’re delighted to welcome Pliance on board, and to congratulate Verified on another step towards market leadership.”
Verified is a leading provider of KYC and AML compliance solutions, offering a comprehensive suite of services designed to help businesses navigate the complex regulatory landscape with ease. Verified are a trusted partner for over 4,000 customers in regulated and unregulated industries including healthcare, financial services, insurance, travel and construction sectors. Founded in Sweden in 2012, the company is focused on customer-centricity and regulatory compliance, Verified is committed to delivering best-in-class compliance solutions that enable businesses to operate with confidence. For more information, please visit: https://verified.eu/en/
Pliance is a RegTech company specializing in automated financial crime compliance. By automating AML processes such as PEP, UBO, sanction screenings and ongoing monitoring for financial institutions, Pliance streamlines the compliance process, helping businesses efficiently detect and prevent financial crime. Pliance is dedicated to providing businesses with the tools and expertise they need to maintain compliance and protect their reputation in an increasingly regulated environment. For more information, please visit: https://pliance.io/
Verdane is a specialist growth investment firm that partners with tech-enabled and sustainable European businesses to help them reach the next stage of international growth. Verdane can invest as a minority or majority investor, either in single companies or through portfolios of companies, and looks to deploy inside two core growth themes; Digitalisation and Decarbonisation. Verdane funds hold over €4.5 billion in total commitments and have made over 150 investments in fast-growing businesses since 2003. Verdane’s team of over 140 investment professionals and operating experts, based out of Berlin, Munich, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo and Stockholm, is dedicated to being the preferred growth partner to tech-enabled and sustainable businesses in Europe. For more information, please visit: www.verdane.com
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