Quint Group has secured a £10m financing deal from Manchester based Tosca Debt Capital to fund its recapitalisation.
Founded in 2009, Quint is one of the fastest growing fintech businesses in the UK, with operations in the UK, US, Australia, Poland, China and South Africa.
Quint is the company behind the UK’s fastest growing consumer price comparison site MoneyGuru.com. It also owns and operates a portfolio of mutually beneficial and strategically aligned financial technology businesses in the consumer credit sector, including business-to-business lending marketplace and platform, Monevo, consumer credit reporting and financial management services such as Credit Angel, as well as its data business, Monevo Data Services which develops and provides cutting edge credit, risk, marketing and analytical data to the financial services sector.
These are all powered by Quint’s market leading proprietary technologies and infrastructure, which links and provides services to consumers and credit providers in an otherwise fragmented online marketplace.
Quint Group has grown rapidly, funded by strong profit growth. The introduction of a debt facility from Tosca Debt Capital to re-finance the Group sees Greg Cox its founder and CEO increase his stake in the Group to 90%.
Quint continues to experience exceptional growth and is seeing strong traction in its data services business and new US and Polish markets. Profits in 2017/18 are expected to approach £10m, when the Group expects to take on an investing partner to provide funding for further organic and acquisitive growth.
Greg Cox, CEO of Quint Group, commented: “It’s a very exciting time for Quint and I’m very pleased that Tosca have supported us in this important stage of our growth. 2017 represents a huge opportunity for us to consolidate and grow our international presence and new businesses while continuing to innovate in our chosen markets. This will be our focus for the coming year.”
Richard Williams, Partner at Tosca Debt Capital, commented: “We’re delighted to have been able to support the Quint team in completing this transaction. The deal will enable Quint to achieve its full potential in terms of growth and importantly ensure shareholder value is maximised over the next few years.
“This is another example of Tosca Debt Capital funding a high-quality business in the North of England and supports our ethos of being relationship-focussed and regionally committed.”
Alistair Hay, Debt Advisory Partner at Cavendish Corporate Finance, which advised Quint Group on the transaction commented:
“Cavendish was delighted to act for Quint Group in what is a very exciting time for the business. The introduction of institutional capital is a testament to the strength of the Group and its underlying (and complementary) revenue verticals. We look forward to continuing to support Quint as it looks to build on its UK success in other territories with encouraging results in Eastern Europe and the US to date.”
The deal is an important transaction which showcases Cavendish’s debt advisory expertise and growing strength in advising clients across all aspects of their capital structure and financing strategy.
The Group was supported by PWC and EY in relation to the commercial and financial due diligence with Cavendish Corporate Finance advising on the deal.