Sector Technology, media and telecoms
Location Coventry, UK
Investment type Buyout
Date November 2017
Status Current
Non-Executive Directors Richard Swann, Ed Fraser

PCMS Group

The company

PCMS Group is a leading provider of point-of-sale software for major retailers. PCMS offers a unified commerce software platform for in-store selling systems such as POS, automated checkout and self-scan. In addition, its superior software hosts cloud based retail systems such as eCommerce and mobile applications.

PCMS’s software is paramount in the digital retail environment, creating a seamless shopping experience for customers regardless of their location and facilitating ‘on-the-go’ retail transactions. The business competes on a global basis with over 140 blue-chip clients in 55 countries; flagship clients include Walgreens, John Lewis and Arcadia Group. Founded over 30 years ago, PCMS has over 450 employees based in the U.K., U.S. and Singapore.

Growth strategy

Digital innovation will continue to accelerate market share expansion as retailers advance in-store POS and mobile application software. Targeted global expansion is a key pillar of PCMS’s growth strategy.

The Inflexion difference

The PCMS management team were attracted to Inflexion’s track record in supporting international expansion and our local operations in South America and Asia. Inflexion’s investment will also support a smooth succession plan, backing PCMS’s existing management team to take leadership from the exiting founder. Finally, PCMS will draw on our in-house digital resource, supporting their continued software innovation.