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Howes Percival helps fintech entrepreneur complete sale

Howes Percival have acted on a transaction in the fast growing fintech sector, completing the sale of EBR Analytics Limited to RIMES Technologies Limited.

EBR was founded by fintech entrepreneur Jay Gandhi who spotted a gap in the market for the production of up to date and timely benchmarking information required by financial institutions in order for them to comply with their legal obligations.

EBR’s software solution rapidly became a market leader amongst leading clearing and investment banks. They discovered it was easier and more cost effective for EBR to provide their benchmarking information, rather than to collate the information from databases themselves.

RIMES is a leading global provider of Managed Data Services (MDS) and regulatory technology (RegTech) software solutions that help firms thrive in the era of data-driven finance.  Backed by private equity, RIMES leverages powerful proprietary technology, an unrivalled team of data management and regulatory experts and direct relationships with more than 650 data partners.

Owner Jay Gandhi commented, “I had taken EBR as far as I could on my own. RIMES represents an excellent fit for EBR which will benefit hugely from their expertise and resources. I was recommended to use Howes Percival for the sale process and their care and service was superb throughout.”

Howes Percival’s Gerald Couldrake commented, “The fintech sector is one in which we have an increasing presence. It is fast moving and involves a range of expertise from different disciplines in our teams.

“We were delighted to help Jay achieve a fantastic result from his hard work in founding and developing the EBR technology. We look forward to seeing him working on his next project.”

Tax advice on the transaction came from Rachel Nutt and corporate finance help from Craig Chamberlain both of MacIntyre Hudson.

For more information on Howes Percival’s Corporate team or help with acquisitions or disposals, please visit: https://www.howespercival.com/services/corporate/

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Notes to editors:

Howes Percival has offices in Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Norwich.  It has 49 partners and 169 lawyers in total.

The firm is recommended in The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms.  In the 2021 guide, no fewer than 11 different departments achieved the guide’s highest possible ranking (Tier 1): Corporate and Commercial; Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation; Dispute Resolution – Debt Recovery; Finance – Insolvency and Corporate Recovery; Human Resources – Employment Law; Private Client – Agriculture and Estates; Private Client – Tax, Trusts and Probate; Real Estate – Commercial Property; Real Estate – Property litigation; Real Estate – Environment & Planning;  Intellectual Property.