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Thursday, 27 October 2016
Carnoustie Resources Limited, trading as Carn Global, has announced the acquisition of a closely aligned business in a deal worth six figures.  

Strategic Intelligence and Risk Services (Europe) Ltd, commonly known as ‘SIRS’ (or SIRS Europe), is the latest addition to the fast-growing Carnoustie Group, headed by Chris Phillips.

Chris Phillips said the services of current SIRS MD Keith Stowell would be retained and that the deal would add strength and depth to both businesses as a whole.

SIRS specialise in all-round investigation, tracing of people, companies and assets worldwide and work for a large number of customers including UK Government departments, local councils, Government Insolvency Service, legal firms, insurance companies, insolvency practitioners, regulatory bodies, compliance specialists and firms across commerce, finance and industry.

CARN Global was formed in 2011 by a combination of professionals with experience in online intelligence gathering, marketing and brand management.

Powered by unique data gathering and information discovery technology and supported by an expert team of data investigators, CARN works with clients in a range of sectors including Legal, Insolvency and the Financial Sector

Based in Kent and Devon, its experienced investigative team are experts in the use of Open Source intelligence for security, fraud investigations, due diligence and business intelligence. The business supplies cutting-edge web intelligence technology and ‘Big Data’ analysis solutions to key decision-makers.

Keith Stowell set up his first company in 1971 and the business quickly developed into the largest all-round investigation, tracing and collections business in the UK, processing hundreds and thousands of cases of all descriptions.

Due to various mergers and acquisitions, it changed its name to Strategic Intelligence and Risk Services in 2010, which is the business that has been acquired by Carnoustie Resources.

Keith Stowell said: “It is fantastic to have joined forces with another Investigative Group and I believe that between us we will become a ‘formidable force’. The joining together of different skills and experience within the same industry provides for a brilliant future together.”

Welcoming Keith Stowell to the CARN team, Chris Phillips said: “SIRS are experts in their field and represent an important addition to the Carnoustie Group, and now the combined offering will be good for both ours and their customers moving forward. Keith is almost legendary in the investigation sector and it will be good to have his expertise onboard.”
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