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Pentasia eyes synergies after snapping up FinTech agency

| By iGB Editorial Team
Recruitment specialist aiming to boost iGaming sector’s crypto and AI talent

Pentasia believes it can bring a new standard of candidate to the iGaming sector after acquiring FinTech recruitment agency Headcount.

The UK-headquartered iGaming specialist, which has offices across Europe and North America, believes the synergies with the FinTech sector mean the combination of the two companies will lead to an expanded talent pool. It has identified tight regulation and data-centric cultures as two areas of commonality, noting that talent already regularly transitions between the sectors.

With emerging trends like cryptocurrency, information security and AI technology, Pentasia believes the shared talent pool is set to expand further still.

“Combined, we now provide our respective clients base with access to a new candidate pool and recruiter expertise from a wider range of industries,” said Alastair Cleland, Pentasia’s managing director.

“We believe we are ideally placed to achieve our ambitions including expansion into new markets, functions and locations.”

No further details were given about the deal itself, but Pentasia said it will now have a combined team of over 70 recruitment consultants in five countries across three continents, spanning the major iGaming and Fintech hubs in Europe, North America, LATAM and Asia. It added that Pentasia’s client base will “benefit from greater talent access, broader market insight, and – in particular – increased support in growing payments or financial technology divisions”.

Pentasia has placed more than 4,000 candidates and worked with firms such as Penn National, BGO Entertainment and Realistic Games since it was founded in 2001.

Following the merger Headcount will continue operate as a separate brand alongside Pentasia.

Neill Butcher, CEO of Headcount, said: “As part of Pentasia, our increased bandwidth and capacity enables us to provide talent across the full range of business functions. This move has always been about providing more choice and really is a win-win for all parties concerned.”

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