Encompass Secures Investment

The leading RegTech provider of Know Your Customer (KYC) automation software, Encompass Corporation, has secured investment from Beacon Equity Partners, a private equity group focused on companies that solve regulatory and compliance challenges. Beacon joins the existing investors in a broader capital round to fuel Encompass' growth in 2020.

In addition, Beacon Equity Partner, Joe Bradley, will also join Encompass’ Advisory Council to further this important relationship. Bradley joins existing members Stephen Allen, former CRO of Macquarie Group; Kevin Gould, founder of IHS Markit, and Raymond W. Scott, CEO of Axolotl Corp.

Encompass has had a strong 12 months - the company has not only achieved significant revenue growth but has added a number of top global banks and law firms to its client list. A client list that already included the likes of Santander and the Nordic KYC Utility, Invidem, as well as key partners such as Accuity.

This follows the RegTech provider hiring 70 new staff members across all existing locations, but with a particular focus on expanding the organisation's footprint in Singap[ore, the US, Serbia and Sweden. Key hires have included Alan Samuels as Head of ProductChris Hodgens as EVP, Engineering; Robert Jessurun as Head of Banking Sales, and Tim Gentry as Head of Engineering Operations.

Wayne Johnson, CEO and co-founder, Encompass Corporation, said about the new investment announcement:

Beacon Equity Partners is the perfect match for Encompass, with this investment enabling us to continue our rapid growth journey whilst investing across our business to meet demand. The expertise Joe and Beacon bring in growing global companies is of great benefit, particularly as we work towards formally entering the North American market in 2021 – a significant milestone for Encompass.

Joe Bradley, Partner at Beacon Equity, added:

Encompass is at the exciting stage where we like to invest in businesses – they have a clear leadership position in a growing niche in the KYC space. The number of global banks adopting the platform reflects the momentum we have seen and is a telling sign of the growth potential of this company.