Callcredit Information Group acquires Recipero
Callcredit Information Group, backed by private equity firm, GTCR, has acquired Recipero, a company that has built one of the world’s largest proprietary databases containing detailed information of the history and ownership of mobile devices, in a deal designed to accelerate the growth of the company’s fraud and identity protection strategy. This is Callcredit’s second acquisition of 2016. The Group acquired customer experience management specialist, Numero, in March.
Mike Gordon, CEO, Callcredit Information Group, said: “The acquisition demonstrates our commitment to expanding our fraud and identity protection capabilities and will accelerate growth, provide the opportunity to develop unique, new offerings for our customers and support overseas expansion through Recipero’s US footprint.”
Established in 2000, Recipero has built one of the world’s largest proprietary databases of IMEI data identifying consumer mobile devices by serial number, ownership, theft, loss, insurance and warranty information, known clones, counterfeits and fraudulent trading information.