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Pentasia, a leading recruiter in the online gaming sector, has acquired payments and fintech recruitment agency Headcount for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition follows a trend for growing synergies between the igaming and fintech sectors with talent regularly moving from one to the other.

Increased capacity will be created by the deal, with a combined team of more than 70 recruitment consultants in five countries across three continents.

Alastair Cleland, managing director at Pentasia, said: “Pentasia has tracked Headcount’s progress for a number of years and there are clearly synergies between the two businesses. Combined, we now provide our respective clients base with access to a new candidate pool and recruiter expertise from a wider range of industries.

“Neill [Butcher, Headcount CEO] and I have worked closely over the past few months on the acquisition. We, and the combined senior management team, are incredibly excited about the future, and believe we are ideally placed to achieve our ambitions including expansion into new markets, functions and locations“

Neill Butcher, CEO of Headcount, added: “I am delighted that Headcount now forms part of Pentasia.

“This is game-changing move for the business. Since our foundation in 2001, we’ve developed an exceptional reputation for delivery and have built an impressive international portfolio of clients that we’ve been able to service from our London headquarters.

“Now, 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.”