Allfunds and BCC Iccrea Group finalise the acquisition of the Local Paying Agent business of Iccrea Banca
4 dic 2023
4 December 2023 - Allfunds Group plc (“Allfunds”) (AMS: ALLFG), one of the world’s leading B2B WealthTech platforms for the fund industry, and Iccrea Banca, the parent company of the BCC Iccrea Group (the fourth banking group in Italy in terms of total assets, €168.2 billion, and second in terms of branches in the country, about 2,440), announce that on Friday 1 December both entities signed the closing of the agreement under which Allfunds acquires Iccrea Banca’s local paying agent business (Banca Corrispondente e Banca Agente), including a long-term exclusivity agreement.
With this operation, Allfunds will build upon its position in the local paying agent business in Italy, increase its level of customer service and, at the same time, strengthen its partnership with a leading financial institution in the country.
The deal will create value for Allfunds’ shareholders generating EBITDA margin and adjusted EPS accretion from year 1. The transaction has been fully funded through the Allfunds Group revolving credit facility and has a neutral impact on Allfunds Banking Group’s capital position.
This agreement is part of the BCC Iccrea Group's strategy aimed at supporting development projects in the area of asset management, and will allow the Group to capitalise on the value of these assets and to further increase its solid capital ratios.