ClearCourse acquires digital fundraising company instaGiv

ClearCourse Partnership LLP has announced the acquisition of instaGiv, a provider of mobile and digital fundraising solutions for UK-registered charities.

The deal represents an expansion of the fast-growing Partnership’s offering into fundraising and donations. ClearCourse has been busy with acquisitions over the past – it was only a few weeks ago when it announced the acquisition of NetXtra, and a month before that to announce the acquisition of Circdata.

instaGiv is ClearCourse’s eighth acquisition since its foundation in October 2018. The Partnership seeks to acquire innovative technology companies that provide software and services to a variety of membership organisations including non-profits, trade associations, trade unions, sporting bodies and charities.

instaGiv offers a range of mobile and digital fundraising solutions. With a core focus on SMS donations, it works with over 300 UK-registered charities, instaGiv has developed a range of products and services for fundraising, donor engagement and recruitment, including SMS donation processing, interactive voicemail capabilities and competition hosting.

The expansion of ClearCourse into donations and fundraising through this acquisition means that the partnership will be able to provide an extended range of highly complementary products and services to its existing companies’ clients, many of which have fundraising requirements. In turn, ClearCourse will support the continued development of instaGiv through the provision of operational and financial resource as well as commercial and operational synergies from across the Group.

Gerry Gualtieri, CEO of ClearCourse, commented: “instaGiv is an excellent addition to the ClearCourse Partnership. It brings exceptional new products and services to the group that will significantly enhance our group offerings for clients with fundraising requirements.

“The strategic acquisition will also allow our existing companies to target the fundraising and charity sector with a combined complementary solution incorporating instGiv’s capabilities.”

Michael Carlin, Managing Director and Founder of instaGiv, added: “Becoming part of the ClearCourse Partnership is a truly exciting step in instaGiv’s development. Our mission is to build the best products and services for our clients, helping them raise money to make a difference.

“The resources we will have access to as part of the Partnership, as well as the opportunities for operational and commercial synergies with ClearCourse’s other companies, will help us deliver on this commitment.”

The financial terms of the deal are undisclosed.