Cornerstone FS (AIM: CSFS), a cloud-based provider of currency risk management and international payments, has entered into a conditional agreement for the acquisition of Capital Currencies Limited for up to £3 million.

“This acquisition marks a significant milestone in Cornerstone’s history as we deliver on our aim, as stated when we joined the market last year, to grow via acquisition as well as organically,” said the CEO of Cornerstone, Julian Wheatland.

Capital Currencies is a foreign exchange broker that specializes in the provision of currency exchange and international payments. The platform was launched in 2004 and is regulated by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a payment institution.

In the fiscal year ended on January 2021, Capital Currencies generated a turnover of approximately £0.598 million, along with a pre-tax profit of around £0.34 million. It closed that year with net assets worth £0.12 million.

A Strategic Acquisition

The acquisition came in as a strategic move as Capital Currencies’ client base is in the UK. Further, it will help Cornerstone to expand its presence in the core target market and increase revenue generated by direct clients.

“Capital Currencies is an excellent strategic fit thanks to its focus on providing high-level currency exchange and international payments services directly to larger UK-based SMEs,” Wheatland added. “As a result, this acquisition is expected to accelerate our growth, being earnings accretive from the current year and expand our presence in our core target market. We welcome the Capital Currencies team to the Cornerstone group, and we look forward to working together to continue to progress our business.”

Payments for the acquisition will be made with a mixture of cash, new ordinary shares and convertible loan notes. The first instalment of £0.586 million in cash will be paid after the completion subject to customary working capital adjustment, whereas the rest will be paid in new ordinary shares and convertible loan notes over the next two years.

As a part of the agreement, the Founder of Capital Currencies, Craig Strong and the existing employees will remain within the company after the acquisition.

Meanwhile, Cornerstone is expecting a 38 percent jump in its fiscal 2021 revenue, which is expected to touch £2.3 million. Furthermore, the company is planning to raise a minimum of £0.85 million in fresh funding by placing new ordinary shares.

Cornerstone FS (AIM: CSFS), a cloud-based provider of currency risk management and international payments, has entered into a conditional agreement for the acquisition of Capital Currencies Limited for up to £3 million.

“This acquisition marks a significant milestone in Cornerstone’s history as we deliver on our aim, as stated when we joined the market last year, to grow via acquisition as well as organically,” said the CEO of Cornerstone, Julian Wheatland.

Capital Currencies is a foreign exchange broker that specializes in the provision of currency exchange and international payments. The platform was launched in 2004 and is regulated by the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as a payment institution.

In the fiscal year ended on January 2021, Capital Currencies generated a turnover of approximately £0.598 million, along with a pre-tax profit of around £0.34 million. It closed that year with net assets worth £0.12 million.

A Strategic Acquisition

The acquisition came in as a strategic move as Capital Currencies’ client base is in the UK. Further, it will help Cornerstone to expand its presence in the core target market and increase revenue generated by direct clients.

“Capital Currencies is an excellent strategic fit thanks to its focus on providing high-level currency exchange and international payments services directly to larger UK-based SMEs,” Wheatland added. “As a result, this acquisition is expected to accelerate our growth, being earnings accretive from the current year and expand our presence in our core target market. We welcome the Capital Currencies team to the Cornerstone group, and we look forward to working together to continue to progress our business.”

Payments for the acquisition will be made with a mixture of cash, new ordinary shares and convertible loan notes. The first instalment of £0.586 million in cash will be paid after the completion subject to customary working capital adjustment, whereas the rest will be paid in new ordinary shares and convertible loan notes over the next two years.

As a part of the agreement, the Founder of Capital Currencies, Craig Strong and the existing employees will remain within the company after the acquisition.

Meanwhile, Cornerstone is expecting a 38 percent jump in its fiscal 2021 revenue, which is expected to touch £2.3 million. Furthermore, the company is planning to raise a minimum of £0.85 million in fresh funding by placing new ordinary shares.