SEP Invests in Glasgow Based SaaS Platform AutoRek
Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) has made a significant growth equity investment in AutoRek, a leading Glasgow-based provider of Financial control, regulatory reporting and data management software. Over the past three years, Autorek's cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) has experienced significant growth and investment from SEP, enabling them to extend further into the international market as well as accelerating additional product development.
AutoRek is an industry-leading software provider to companies in the global financial services sector.
An industry leader at the forefront of financial data management, AutoRek’s customisable rules-driven platform allows firms to automate and streamline the collection, validation and reconciliation of data. This facilitates the necessary transparency for good governance and fulfilling regulatory obligations. Efficiency and cost reduction are delivered by eliminating spreadsheets and manual processing, as well as mitigating operational and regulatory risk associated with managing high volumes of data.
Increased regulation of financial institutions and growing demand for AutoRek's financial control and regulatory reporting solutions have both been a result of the drive for greater integrity, transparency and accountability within the financial services sector. AutoRek’s software automates high-volume reconciliation, exception management and data analysis workflows, delivering operational efficiency and improved governance of financial and regulatory risk. Partnering with SEP will support the company to further enhance its proposition to address a $2 billion-plus per annum global regulatory and data management software market.
Andrew Davidson and Angus Conroy led the deal, with both joining the AutoRek Board. Angus said:
“AutoRek is a fast-growing and capital-efficient SaaS company, delivering business-critical functionality to financial institutions across the asset management, banking and insurance sectors. The company has an excellent reputation in the financial and regulatory data management market and a strong focus on product innovation. We are pleased to be working with the management team to help them achieve their growth ambitions.”
Gordon McHarg, co-founder and CEO of AutoRek said:
“We are delighted to have SEP on board as an investment partner to continue the successful evolution of the AutoRek business. SEP has extensive experience in the software sector and we are looking forward to working with them to build on our recent growth and to capitalise on the substantial opportunity within the global financial services market.”