Celebrating 20 Years

We’re celebrating 20 years connecting people and businesses

In November 2001, Pentasia was founded with a mission to create valuable connections in the fast-growing iGaming sector. Now operating as The Conexus Group (we’ve come a long way in 20 years!), we’re marking the 20th anniversary with a year of celebrations.  

Our mission

To enable valuable connections between people and businesses

Connections have always been at the heart of our business. All of the services we offer – recruitment, training and consulting – rely heavily on strong relationships between both people and businesses.  


“We’re delighted to be celebrating 20 years in gaming and payments, and excited to be announcing further growth plans that reflect our commitment to these thriving sectors.”

| Rob Dowling Co-Founder & Chairman

Our 20th year

We’re planning for growth in our 20th year

| Expanding

Hiring at least 20 new recruits across our locations, enabling further progression for our specialist teams

| Innovating

Enhancing our service offering to better meet the evolving needs of our clients in gaming and payments

| Celebrating

Recognising success within our own company, as well as in the wider professional and industry community

Our journey

  • 2001

    Pentasia Established

    Founded in 2001, Pentasia Recruitment soon expanded its team and locations alongside the fast-growing online gaming sector.

  • 2007

    Origins of iGaming Academy

    Training services begin to be provided in the form specialist courses for professionals and new employees.

  • 2013

    Partis Launches

    Consulting and M&A advisory services provided with a joint London and New York base.

  • 2016

    The Conexus Group Formed

    The group of companies - now including Pentasia, Partis, Marden and IGA Training – comes under The Conexus Group name

  • 2018

    Introducing Oakridge

    Executive search and M&A specialist for professional patnerships, Oakridge, joins The Conexus Group

  • 2018

    Pentasia Acquires Headcount

    iGaming specialist recruiter Pentasia acquires fintech recruitment consultancy, Headcount Recruitment

  • 2020

    iFinance Academy Launches

    Training services for fintech employers, in partnership with the Emerging Payments Association

  • 2020

    VentureStep Launches

    Specialist consulting and M&A advisory services for Fintechs worldwide

  • 2020

    InclineBet Launches

    Specialist digital marketing services for the US gambling market

  • 2020

    Partis Capital Secures FCA Licence

    Partis becomes authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority

  • 2021

    The Conexus Group celebrates 20 years

    We celebrate 20 years of making valuable connections in the iGaming and Fintech industries

Hall of fame

Our mission to connect people and businesses has taken us a long way

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Get involved

We’d love you to get involved with our 20th year, whether you want to learn more about The Conexus Group, join us as a new recruit or share reflections on times gone by.