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March, 2024

RegTech Innovator GSS Secures $47 Million in Series A2 Funding Round

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Global Screening Services (GSS), a leading RegTech pioneer, announces the successful completion
of its Series A2 funding round, raising over $47 million (approximately £37 million). Notable contributors include AlixPartners, Cynosure Group, and the latest addition, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).

This significant investment coincides with the company’s transition from the development phase to the operational phase as the cloud-native platform prepares to go live with its inaugural clients.

Exciting Collaborations and Future Prospects

GSS has received significant support from existing investors, who continue to place confidence in the company’s potential and progress to date. The shareholder base includes two major financial institutions, MUFG and CBA, reflecting the industry’s recognition of GSS’ potential to transform compliance standards.

GSS will continue with its uniquely formed Advisory Board with more than 30 global financial institutions. The board have worked together since 2021 to create a common technology framework and agree standards for the financial sector. This will help enhance compliance and processing efficiency across the industry.

This funding milestone marks a pivotal moment for GSS as it officially transitions into operational mode, putting its progressive RegTech solutions into action.

GSS: Shaping the Future of Regulatory Compliance

The infusion of funds propels the company to achieve its mission of reshaping regulatory compliance globally.

Originally incubated by AlixPartners, GSS employs innovative technologies, to establish new compliance industry standards as financial institutions grapple with the increasing complexity of the sanctions landscape. Amidst ever-growing numbers of cross-border payments, the platform acts as a collaborative hub, bringing together financial institutions and industry partners to deliver
efficient and effective transaction screening for sanctions.

Looking ahead, GSS’ solutions are poised to revolutionise the sanctions screening process, addressing the delays that currently impact millions of payments, through increasing effectiveness whilst reducing the number of false positives.

Committed to improving industry standards through the development of a meaningful tech solution, GSS ultimately envisions driving unprecedented efficiency, accelerating transaction processing, and significantly reducing friction for end customers.

Tom Scampion, CEO and Co-founder of GSS, expressed enthusiasm about the funding round, stating, “GSS is uniquely positioned to deliver improved regulatory compliance and an enhanced customer experience. We’re delighted to have closed this funding round and to be working with such incredible partners to take GSS to market.”

As part of its investment in GSS, CBA will join the company’s main board as an observer. The bank will be represented by its Executive General Manager Financial Crime Compliance, John Fogarty.

Mr Fogarty said: “Banks play a critical role in combating financial crime and protecting their customers, the community and integrity of the financial system. We’re excited about the potential of GSS with its global reach and look forward to seeing how CBA can potentially utilise this technology to continue to prevent sanctioned parties from accessing and moving money into or out
of Australia, whilst also speeding up the millions of international payments for our customers.”

Randal Quarles, Chairman and Co-founder of The Cynosure Group, commented on the funding round, “As an investor committed to fostering innovation, we at The Cynosure Group are thrilled to continue our partnership with GSS. The strides made since our initial investment underscore the company’s potential to revolutionize the sanctions screening industry. We look forward
to supporting GSS in their continued journey towards solving critical challenges with ingenuity and impact.”

Ancoris Capital Partners (www.ancorispartners.com) served as financial advisor to GSS for this financing.

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