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Callcredit Information Group Demonstrates Continued Commitment to Public Sector with Acquisition of Coactiva

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- Callcredit Information Group has announced the acquisition of analytical software solutions and consultancy provider Coactiva. The acquisition further extends the range of innovative products and services offered by Callcredit to the public sector. It is a clear statement of Callcredit's intent to further support public sector organisations with innovative solutions.

Established in 2001, with offices in London and Wales, Coactiva is a pioneer in bringing sophisticated, innovative 'Big Data' Analytics & Business Intelligence solutions into everyday use within many public sector organisations. With the market leading Intercept RBV solution Coactiva enables organisations to reduce costs, increase revenue and improve service through the use of risk-based analytics. Coactiva also provides the market leading Aspireview performance management software to over 23,000 users across the UK, which includes 1800 educational establishments, 130 local authorities and organisations within social housing, the emergency services, health and leisure.

Peter Mansfield, Managing Director at Callcredit said "The acquisition of Coactiva further demonstrates our continued commitment and enthusiasm to developing our Public Sector business. We have enjoyed significant success and growth since its inception three years ago and this acquisition reflects our ambition for this sector. The addition of Coactiva's cloud-based performance management software and risk based tools will add expertise, depth and a further dimension to the range of products and services we are able to offer new and existing clients in both the public and private sector. We are committed to continuing to invest in the success of the combined Callcredit & Coactiva business".

Ray Fielding, Chief Executive Officer at Coactiva commented, "This is an exciting new chapter in the development of our vision to bring true innovation and value to the public sector. Coactiva has grown rapidly in recent years, and this step will give us access to new markets as well as a unique capability to create a new class of solutions which combine Callcredit's information and analytics expertise with our software and sector expertise. In Callcredit we immediately recognised an organisation with a similar culture to ourselves, an ambitious UK company with a real commitment to customers, to staff, to quality and to making a difference".

About Callcredit Information Group - www.callcredit.co.uk

Callcredit Information Group's leading approach to deploying consumer information brings together experts across the fields of credit referencing, marketing services, interactive solutions and consultative analytics to provide clients with a range of innovative and effective products to discover new customers and to engage with current customers to optimise and increase profitability.

Products include award-winning fraud verification tools and database solutions to positively verify consumers, global operations to help expand businesses into new markets, digital solutions to improve the overall journey consumers make during interaction with a brand, customer handling to ensure consumer satisfaction at all levels and consumer marketing data and segmentation to improve understanding and targeting of customers and prospects.

Callcredit also offers products to assess a customer's credit risk and affordability and its experts in collections and recoveries provide tailored debt recovery and tracing tools. The company's market analysis and network planning function helps organisations develop profitable retail networks, and its tools in multi bureau, analytics and metrics work to provide fully assessed bureau data.

Contacts:
Duncan Bowker
PR Manager
Callcredit Information Group
Tel: 0113 388 4300
Mobile: 07557 263 660
E-mail: [email protected]

Lucy Smith
Press Officer
Callcredit Information Group
Tel: 0113 388 4300
Mobile: 0786 739 5104
E-mail: [email protected]

Amy Bhavra
Press Officer
Callcredit Information Group
Tel: 0113 388 4300
Mobile: 0755 716 2990
E-mail: [email protected]

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