Scout7 bought by Perform Group

RECRUITMENT TECH firm Scout7 has been bought by Perform, the sports content and media group.

The Birmingham-based company provides more than 230 clients around the world with bespoke multi-platform recruitment and scouting solutions. It was set up in 2001 by Lee Jamison, who will stay on as Managing Director.

He said: “Today marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Scout7 and a defining moment for professional sports technology. As part of Perform, we will be working in parallel with another industry leader, OptaPro, to continue to drive and innovate in a fast-moving industry.

“With our combined knowledge, skills and expertise, our clients can look forward to strong technology partnerships and cutting-edge products, driven by the evolving requirements of the industry, to support and enhance their information management and evaluation processes.”

Stats and analytics from OptaPro, which is also part of Perform Group, are integrated into Scout7’s software.

Ben Mackriell, Head of OptaPro, said: “Scout7 have been a key partner of OptaPro for a number of years and the relationship has enabled us to provide market-leading data and technology to football clubs in more than 14 countries.

“By aligning Scout7’s technological expertise and industry knowledge with OptaPro, we will be able to provide clubs with enhanced tools that assist them in affecting on-pitch performance and scouting processes.

“We have exciting and innovative plans to develop a product set that will service clubs across multiple departments and we look forward to working with our clubs to deliver solutions that are at the cutting edge of elite sport.”

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