Established in 2005, Arrow Global specialisies in the purchase, collection and servicing of non-performing loans. We identify, acquire and manage secured and unsecured defaulted loan portfolios from financial institutions, such as banks and credit card companies, as well as retail chains, student loans, motor credit, telecommunication firms and utility companies. We combine a successful operating model pioneered in the US with local knowledge of the UK and European markets. The result is an innovative and flexible debt purchasing and management platform, which enables us to create bespoke solutions for both customers and creditors.
Arrow Global has grown rapidly since its stock market listing in October 2013. Since then, the Group has expanded through organic growth and selected acquisitions. In November 2014, we completed the purchase of Capquest giving us our own in-house collections capability. In April 2015, we acquired Whitestar and Gesphone and in Portugal cementing our position as a leading player in the geography and in May 2016, we acquired InVesting B.V. in Holland and Belgium, while adding Redrock to our Portuguese business. In April 2017, we completed the acquisition of Zenith Service S.p.A. in Italy, a leading Master Servicer, and in December 2017, also acquired Mars Capital, strengthening our asset management capabilities, reinforcing our leading position in the UK, and providing a strategic entry into Ireland, a new market for the Group.
As a result of this growth, we have repositioned the business from a largely UK debt purchaser, in a single asset class, to offering a range of services that now extends beyond the purchase and collection of non-performing loans, and includes primary, special and master servicing of securitised and secured assets, credit data bureau services, asset management capabilities, real estate financing and servicing, all backed with local expertise and leadership.