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Founded in 2006 and operating in 48 countries across four continents, RFi has become known as an industry-leading company for financial services data, offering differentiated and unique research and insights to many technology companies and financial institutions.
FREMONT, CA: Diversis Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity fund that invests in lower middle-market data and technology companies, has declared a strategic growth investment in Retail Finance Intelligence. With primary offices in the United Kingdom and Australia, RFi Group is a data-driven insights provider and also a leader to the global financial services industry. As part of the transaction, co-founders Alan Shields and Charles Green, is expected to maintain significant minority ownership in the company and continue to spearhead the company in their roles as COO and CEO, respectively.
"RFi has built a fantastic data-driven insight offering over the last decade and we are really excited to welcome Diversis as our strategic partner. Diversis brings world class strategic planning and operational expertise to the group as we look to build out our technical and data-as-a-service capabilities. This partnership will enable RFi to better serve the increasingly sophisticated digital data needs of our global client base as we expand our footprint and services," stated Charles Green, RFi Group CEO and founder.
Founded in 2006 and operating in 48 countries across four continents, RFi has become known as an industry-leading company for financial services data, offering differentiated and unique research and insights to many technology companies and financial institutions. Providing products such as retail banking trend, enterprise marketing trackers, and sentiment tracking and bleeding-edge, insight-based research around Buy Now Pay Later and through the Global Digital Banking Council, RFi supports banking leaders at global banks such as Standard Chartered and HSBC, payment providers Mastercard, American Express, and Visa as well as fintech firms such as Square and PayPal.
"RFi is extremely well regarded for its financial services data, research capabilities and deep insights. With its traditional research in commercial and retail banking or its cutting-edge research in cross border and B2B payments, RFi has cemented itself as a thought leader globally," stated Ron Nayot, a Managing Partner at Diversis. "We see tremendous upside potential as the company dramatically expands both its geographic and technical footprint."