AnaCap buys more NPLs in Italy; plans digital bank in the UK

AnaCap plans digital bank in the UK

AnaCap Financial Partners, a private equity firm based in the UK, has acquired non-performing loans (NPLs) of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and GE Capital Real Estate in Italy. It is also understood to be crystallising a strategy to launch a new digital bank in the UK. The acquisitive PE firm has gained over €2 […]

Out of Africa for Barclays as profit falls

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley

Barclays is leaving Africa as it looks to consolidate the group and increase shareholder returns after a 2% drop in full-year profit. The bank will sell its 62% stake in Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) over the coming few years and then focus on two divisions – Barclays UK and Barclays Corporate and International. BAGL […]

Deutsche Börse sells Infobolsa to BME


Spain’s Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME) has bought securities information provider Infobolsa from Deutsche Börse for €8.2 million in cash. The agreement also includes the acquisition of Infobolsa’s wholly-owned subsidiaries: Difubolsa (Serviços de Difusão e Informação de Bolsa) and Infobolsa Deutschland. Consequently, BME, through Infobolsa, will also become the owner of Open Finance, another Spanish […]

Sopra Steria plans Cassiopae tie-up

Chairman of Cassiopae, Emmanuel Gillet

Paris-based Sopra Steria plans a tie-up with Cassiopae, a developer of specialised finance management software. Sopra Steria plans to acquire, through its subsidiary Sopra Banking Software, about 75% of KSEOP, Cassiopae’s holding company. The founder and his family, and certain managers including the current chairman of Cassiopae, Emmanuel Gillet, will retain about 25% of the […]

TSYS seeks growth bump with $2.35 billion Transfirst acquisition

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Payments provider TSYS is predicting high single-figure growth following its acquisition of merchant solutions provider Transfirst in a $2.35 billion all-cash transaction. The deal, announced as TSYS reports its full-year 2015 results, will create a firm with that TSYS claims will be the third largest integrated payments provider in the US – according to a […]