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By Scott Thompson

Monitise has acquired Grapple Mobile, a mobile innovation and design agency delivering smartphone and tablet solutions for the likes of Whitbread, Procter & Gamble, Sky and B&Q. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Grapple will form part of Monitise Create, a division focused on designing and developing digital strategies and user experiences.

Monitise says that the deal complements its capabilities in creating, deploying and running mobile solutions for and with financial institutions, payment companies, network operators and technology businesses such as Visa, Telefónica, IBM, RBS, Lloyds, Cognizant and CGI.

Lee Cameron, Group chief commercial officer says: “The Grapple acquisition marks another important milestone for the growth of our global group and further cements our leading position as a trusted enabler at the centre of the mobile money ecosystem. I would like to congratulate the multi award-winning Grapple team for the great progress they have made in the mobile innovation space. As a young team, they have built a well-deserved reputation as the go-to company for cutting-edge mobile design and strategy services for some of the world’s leading brands across not only financial services but also in retail, leisure and media. As our mobile devices become more advanced, it is Monitise’s stated role to ensure that our key customers and partners can provide their customers the most cutting edge and intuitive interface possible.”



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