International law firm Osborne Clarke has advised Growth Capital Partners ("GCP") on its minority investment in Financial Crime Risk and Compliance specialists, Plenitude Consulting (Plenitude).

Founded in 2012, Plenitude works with a broad range of financial institutions, professional services and digital asset firms globally, providing deep subject matter expertise, advisory and transformation services on some of the largest and most complex financial crime initiatives in the industry. Plenitude was recently appointed to the Financial Conduct Authority's Skilled Persons panel for Financial Crime and has assembled a team of Financial Crime Compliance specialists who are currently supporting engagements across the UK, EU, the Nordics and Asia.

GCP's investment will support the further build out of new capabilities and offerings, including Digital Assets advisory and KYC Managed Services to support clients evolving needs and regulatory developments. It will also accelerate Plenitude's expansion plans that include establishing a presence in Asia and expanding the current client footprint into new sectors through advisory, transformation services and RegTech subscription products.

GCP is a long-standing, valued client that Osborne Clarke has advised on numerous matters, including its recent investments in specialist cloud services provider, Container Solutions, design and delivery consultancy, Hippo Digital and political, policy, regulatory and competition advisory firm, Flint Global.

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Partner Chris Yeo and included Associates Hannah Stevens and Zarina Alexander and Trainee Solicitor Gemma Boucher. Additional support was provided by Partner David Nisbet and Senior Associate Bridget Baillie (tax), Partner Hugh Jones and Singapore Qualified Lawyer Anmol Gil (banking) and Senior Associate Lara Flynn and Trainee Solicitor Adam Nash (employment).

Osborne Clarke has a market-leading international private equity practice and is widely recognised as a leading European law firm for companies operating in the technology, media and comms sector, working with global businesses to fast-growth start-ups and market challengers.

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