Monday 14th August, 2023
Basware has announced its firm intention to make an offer to acquire Glantus Holdings PLC
Combining market-leading AP automation from Basware and specialist audit recovery and fraud prevention software from Glantus means customers will obtain complete coverage through the entire invoice processing and capital management lifecycle. Glantus' solution will be plugged into Basware's offering, bringing deeper expertise, an end-to-end data-driven view and speed to value savings for customers.
Basware enables finance and accounting teams in global enterprises to achieve efficiency through its invoice processing and AP automation platform. Through its 1,300 strong workforce, Basware automates more than 170 million invoices for thousands of customers globally every year. Basware is backed by Accel-KKR, a leading software private equity firm.
Glantus helps scaling companies generate capital by streamlining their financial processes, correcting anomalies, consolidating their data and providing real time reconciliation reports. Through its Datashark AP platform, it specialises in capital recovery from payment errors and identifying invoice fraud. Glantus went through an IPO on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in May 2021.
Jason Kurtz, CEO, Basware, commented on the acquisition:
"Having communicated with the leadership team at Glantus recently, I've been thoroughly impressed by their dedication to revolutionise invoice automation for the office of the CFO – a vision behind which we both unite. Both our companies target similar customer segments – and we will be able to share our strengths with Glantus, as well as learn from theirs. Glantus is an exceptional fit with our investment strategy in terms of size, focus and business model. Our proposed acquisition of Glantus will further expand our product suite and we believe add value to customers in an accelerated time."
Maurice Healy, Founder and CEO, Glantus Holdings PLC, added:
"This offer represents the biggest opportunity in Glantus' 10-year history. We are immensely excited at the prospect of joining a leader in invoice automation in Basware. The synergy between our companies and our customer markets mean that we will be a natural fit. We are looking forward to working with Basware and the opportunity to combine the product offering as a result of the proposed transaction."