UK-based Forecasting Innovator Predictive Black Acquired by FatBrain AI


FatBrain AI has acquired Predictive Black Ltd, a UK-based innovator of real-time cash management, financial insights and business wellness for SMEs.

The Predictive Black SaaS platform delivers to SMEs personalised forecasts for revenue, costs and cash, innovating the global $135B+ open banking market. It works by securely connecting, aligning and continuously scoring the clients’ financial signals from banking data and accounting software (e.g., Xero, QuickBooks), revealing insights within the context of specific sector and market dynamics. Within minutes, Predictive Black subscribers gain visibility into their cash, revenues and forecasts with easy-to-use peer intelligence dashboards organised by relevant, adjacent product and service sectors and by postal code.

“Maximising cash flow across growth needs, product mix and pricing demands is a hard problem for most businesses, and especially SMEs,” said Peter B. Ritz, co-founder and CEO of FatBrain AI. “With the Predictive Black subscription, any business can quickly and easily wargame critical decisions on price, product and revenue cycles. Play out the worst to best scenarios and optimise for profit – all while grounded within the context of outcome dynamics realised by their market peers.”

“We take the hassle and stress out of financial forecasting, giving all businesses quantitative confidence over their financial future,” said Zitah McMillan, CEO and co-founder of Predictive Black, emerita member of the executive committee for the UK Financial Conduct Authority and international unit CEO for Dollar Financial. “Connecting and aligning relevant data signals to reveal actionable insights drives advantages at multiple levels as part of our extended enterprise go-to-market (GTM). That is, our regional, national and multinational banking GTM partners are motivated to distribute Predictive Black SaaS to thousands of their SME customers, enabling accelerated credit delivery, risk selection and risk appetite optimisation. In turn, SMEs get growth capital and Predictive Black peer intelligence insights faster. Together, the framework enables policy makers at the regional, national and multinational levels with greater clarity and visibility for attainable, growth-boosting, responsible regulation.”

This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of offers to buy any securities of any entity. This release contains certain forward-looking statements based on our current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements in this release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof. Our actual results may differ materially from those stated or implied in such forward-looking statements, due to risks and uncertainties associated with our business, which include the risk factors disclosed in our Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 13, 2022. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, intentions, or strategies regarding the future and can be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” and “would” or similar words. All forecasts provided by management in this release are based on information available at this time and management expects that internal projections and expectations may change over time. In addition, the forecasts are based entirely on management’s best estimate of our future financial performance given our current contracts, current backlog of opportunities and conversations with new and existing customers about our products and services. We assume no obligation to update the information included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.