LPA and Finance Active are combining their activities in debt management and establishing a joint venture called Verifino

Written by Christopher Garner
Dec 16, 2019

LPA (Lucht Probst Associates), the European market leader in capital market technology, and Finance Active, the sector leader in Europe for SaaS solutions for optimising debt and financial risk management for multinational companies, local authorities and financial institutions, are announcing the establishment of their joint venture, Verifino.

Verifino combines the activities of LPA and Finance Active in debt management for the German market. Both companies have many years of experience in the development of software solutions for managing debt portfolios and financial products.

Verifino’s offering is targeted specifically at the German public sector and more than 1,000 users of the “S-Kompass” and “Insito” debt management solutions. “S-Kompass” is a debt management software package that LPA developed in cooperation with the Sparkasse financial group and GiroSolution as a competence centre for public-sector clients. “Insito” is the debt component of the software suite from Finance Active.

The world of banking will also benefit from the joint venture. The Verifino team is putting all its expertise into the further development of portfolio analysis solutions that will enable banks to process consultancy tasks even more efficiently than in the past.

The joint venture also brings benefits for the two companies themselves: as a result of this collaboration, LPA is expanding its portfolio of CapTech solutions and its technological network, while Finance Active is boosting its presence throughout Europe.

Verifino will have its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. From here, the technical and commercial teams, staffed mainly by LPA employees, will work closely with experts from Finance Active in Paris.

Stefan Lucht, co-founder of LPA: “In Finance Active we have a highly valued and experienced partner in debt management. With the establishment of the joint venture we can now combine our know-how in technology and automation. We can therefore offer our customers – primarily the public sector and their financial advisors – the highest level of expertise and technological innovation in the field of financing and debt management. We are looking forward to working with Jacques, Patrice and their team.”

Jacques Descourtieux and Patrice Chatard, Co-CEOs of Finance Active: “We are delighted about collaborating with LPA and developing Verifino together. We will take this strategic opportunity to grow in the European market and strengthen our presence among financial institutions. The Finance Active and LPA teams will combine the best of both worlds and offer our customers even more powerful solutions.

About LPA

The LPA Group is the European market leader in capital market technology (CapTech). Its core business is the CapTech Suite, a collection of software solutions for automated consulting, sales and documentation. LPA also provides strategic consulting, management and implementation. Following accelerated expansion over recent weeks and months, almost 400 technology and capital market experts are now working at ten international locations in Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East for a portfolio of international clients.

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About Finance Active

Finance Active develops SaaS solutions for improving performance in debt management and risk management, including foreign exchange, investments, future cash flows and guarantees. The solutions of Finance Active are closely aligned with the financial markets and allow positions to be monitored and evaluated, and the management of complex transactions to be simplified. Finance Active offers exceptional information and high levels of support for finance teams. The aim is to increase operating margins, maximise financial performance and rationalise decision-making. Finance Active paves the way for digital transformation in the financial departments of companies, local authorities and financial institutions and has more than 13,000 users on five continents.

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