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closed 9/8/2014 via BusinessWire

AFEX, acquired GFX Partners

synopsis: AFEX, one of the world’s largest non-bank providers of global payment and risk management solutions, announced the acquisition of GFX Partners, a payment and foreign exchange company headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
buyer: AFEX
AFEX is a leading global payment and risk management solutions provider that specializes in cross-border transactions and provides market expertise and unrivalled customer service for businesses and private clients. "
target: GFX Partners
GFX Partners is a payment and foreign exchange company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. GFX has the experience and knowledge to best assess their customer's international currency exchange needs and design appropriate solutions to reduce costs while protecting them against currency exchange risk.
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announced 5/28/2020 via BusinessWire

Guru Capital, will acquire ETX Capital

synopsis: Guru Capital, a Switzerland-based private equity firm, will acquire ETX Capital from JRJ Group, a leading international private equity investment firm. ETX Capital is a leading provider of financial spread betting, forex and CFDs in the UK. ETX Capital offers online trading services for forex, commodities, cryptocurrencies, shares, and indices.
buyer: Guru Capital
Guru Capital is a Switzerland-based private equity firm with specific experience in the CFD space. Guru Capital seeks investment opportunities with active companies in the EMEA and APAC regions whom have a special focus on FX & CFD. "
target parent: JRJ Group
target: ETX Capital
ETX Capital is a leading provider of financial spread betting, forex and CFDs in the UK. ETX Capital offers online trading services for forex, commodities, cryptocurrencies, shares, and indices. Their platform empowers traders to stay ahead of financial markets with advanced research tools.
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closed 7/1/2013 via PR Newswire

TradingPoint of Financial Instruments Ltd, acquired XeMarkets

synopsis: Trading Point of Financial Instruments Ltd has recently announced the successful acquisition of XM.COM. XM.COM is the short name of XEMarkets, the leading brand of Trading Point that offers an online environment with full trading functionality. Their advanced trading platforms and flexible trading conditions suit a diverse global clientele.
buyer: TradingPoint of Financial Instruments Ltd
Trading Point of Financial Instruments Limited is a European Union regulated financial institution, founded by market experts with extensive knowledge of the global forex and capital markets. They have offices in Cyprus and New Zealand "
target: XeMarkets
XM.COM (short name for XEMarkets) offers an online environment with full trading functionality. Their advanced trading platforms and flexible trading conditions suit a diverse global clientele, having 100% execution of orders and no-requotes policy as its distinctive features.
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closed 12/12/2012 via Bloomberg

Yahoo Japan Corporation, acquired CyberAgent FX Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo Japan Corp., owner of the nation's largest Web portal, acquired CyberAgent FX Inc. CyberAgent FX Inc. owns and operates a retail foreign exchange platform.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689:$8,988.42)
Yahoo Japan Corporation is a Japan-based provider of Internet search services. The Company has three business segments. The Advertising segment provides banner advertising, text advertising, mail advertising and searching tracking advertising services. "
target parent: CyberAgent Inc.
target: CyberAgent FX Inc.
CyberAgent FX Inc. owns and operates a retail foreign exchange platform. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$252
rev ($mm)
$103
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GO Markets Pty Limited, acquired Galactus Ltd

synopsis: GO Markets, an Australian provider of online CFD trading services, has acquired Galactus Ltd, a Cyprus-based firm that provides global market access and understands concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading.
buyer: GO Markets Pty Limited
GO Markets is an Australian provider of online CFD trading services. They are always committed in refining their technology, tailored services and client education and have positioned themselves firmly as a trusted and leading Australian regulated broker. "
target: Galactus Ltd
Galactus is a Cyprus-based firm providing global market access. They understand concerns such as market unpredictability, security of funds and the issues that may arise for trading. Therefore, they rebuild traders’ confidence with clients’ perspective in mind to address the risks they face.
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closed 9/14/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Rakuten Securities, Inc., acquired FXCM Asia Limited

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange (FX) trading and related services, announced the sale of FXCM Asia Limited ("FXCM Hong Kong") to Rakuten Securities, Inc. The company provides comprehensive blend of brokerage services to the retail investors.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Rakuten Securities, Inc.
Rakuten Securities, Inc. the Investment Professional of the Rakuten Group. They provide comprehensive blend of brokerage services to the retail investors. "
target parent: FXCM Inc.
target: FXCM Asia Limited
FXCM Asia was established to make forex trading services more accessible to their clients all over Asia. Through the Hong Kong office, FXCM Asia is able to provide a much higher level of service to their many valued Asian clients, and bring them personalized, face-to-face assistance and more.
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$38
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closed 4/1/2015 via PR Newswire

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., acquired City Index Group Limited

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a company that provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, announced that it has acquired City Index Limited, a leading online trading firm specializing in contracts-for-difference, forex and UK spread betting.
buyer: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital Holdings provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities. "
target parent: Intercapital Private Group Ltd.
target: City Index Group Limited
City Index (Holdings) Ltd. is a global provider of retail trading services including spread betting (UK only), CFDs and margin forex. The firm trades primarily under the City Index, Finspreads, FX Solutions and IFX Markets brands with core markets in the UK, Middle East and the Asia Pacific.
price ($mm)
$117
rev ($mm)
$125
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
announced 8/6/2018 via Company Press Release

AxiCorp, will acquire One Financial Markets

synopsis: Australian-owned Forex (FX) and Contracts For Difference (CFD) trading provider AxiCorp has announced that it will acquire UK-headquartered One Financial Markets (OFM). OFM is an award-winning global online broker providing trading facilities for retail and institutional investors.
buyer: AxiCorp
AxiCorp is a leading global provider of margin and deliverable Foreign Exchange, Contracts For Difference (CFDs) and Financial Spread betting. Their major brands are AxiTrader, AxiPrime, AxiSelect and AxiForex. They offer fully regulated Retail and Institutional trading. "
target parent: KBBO Group
target: One Financial Markets
One Financial Markets is a global, award winning, online broker providing 24/5 trading facilities to retail and institutional investors in forex and CFDs on indices, commodities, energies, bonds and futures.
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announced 7/1/2015 via Reuters

Playtech plc, will acquire Ava Trade

synopsis: Playtech Plc said it has agreed to buy currency trading platform Ava Trade for $105 million to expand its online trading platform. AvaTrade is one of the world’s most popular and trusted online FX and CFD brokers, delivering the best forex trading experience for novice and expert traders alike.
buyer: Playtech plc (LSE:PTEC:$1,767.78)
Playtech is an online gaming software supplier, offering cutting-edge solutions to the industry's leading operators. Its approach has been centered on the continual development of best-of-breed gaming products and content, and its success built upon strong partnerships with our licensees. "
target: Ava Trade
AvaTrade’s user-oriented perspective, combined with financial backing, is unique in the field of online trading. AvaTrade has created the optimal trading environment for every trader. AvaTrade’s scope includes a spectrum of trading instruments including Forex, stocks, commodities and indices.
price ($mm)
$105
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
$25
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
4.3x
announced 6/1/2015 via Reuters

Playtech plc, will acquire Plus500

synopsis: Playtech Plc, the online gaming company, has agreed to buy Plus500, an online trading platform for retail customers to trade CFDs internationally over more than 1,900 different underlying global financial instruments comprising equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, indices and commodities.
buyer: Playtech plc (LSE:PTEC:$1,767.78)
Playtech is the world's largest online gaming software supplier, offering cutting-edge, value added solutions to the industry's leading operators. Since Playtech's inception in 1999, its approach has been centered on the continual development of best-of-breed gaming products and content. "
target: Plus500 (AIM:PLUS:$221.48)
Plus500 has developed and operates an online trading platform for retail customers to trade CFDs internationally over more than 1,900 different underlying global financial instruments comprising equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, indices and commodities.
price ($mm)
$697
rev ($mm)
$221
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.1x
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closed 11/16/2011 via GlobeNewswire

TradeStation Securities, Inc., acquired Interbank FX

synopsis: TradeStation Group, Inc. announced the acquisition of IBFX Holdings, LLC ("IBFX"), an innovative provider of forex trading services to 27,000 individual traders, fund managers and institutional clients worldwide. Interbank FX, LLC, the primary Forex operating company of the IBFX group, will be merged into TradeStation Forex, Inc.
buyer parent: Monex Group, Inc.
buyer: TradeStation Securities, Inc.
TradeStation Group, Inc. offers the TradeStation platform to the active trader and certain institutional trader markets. TradeStation is an electronic trading platform that offers state-of-the-art electronic order placement and execution. "
target: Interbank FX
Interbank FX, LLC is a worldwide provider of retail Forex trading services, offering individual traders, fund managers and institutional customers proprietary technology and tools to trade Forex online.
price ($mm)
$17
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$26
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0.6x
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closed 3/31/2011 via BNC Analysis

FXCM Inc., purchased FXCM Japan from GCI Capital Group

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, or FX, trading and related services, announced that it has acquired the retail FX business of GCI Capital Co. Ltd of Japan, which has been operating under the FXCM Japan brand, for $5 million net of cash received, subject to certain adjustments.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
seller: GCI Capital Group
GCI Capital provides risk capital in Japan and internationally. It offers online foreign currency margin trading services to retail investors. The retail FX business of GCI Capital Co. Ltd of Japan operates under the brand FXCM Japan.
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closed 7/19/2007 via BNC Analysis

Spectrum Equity Investors, purchased a minority stake in Interbank FX

synopsis: Interbank FX, a leading provider of online foreign exchange trading, announced that it has received a $40 million minority equity investment from Spectrum Equity Investors. The investment supports Interbank FX’s agency-execution business model and proprietary technologies, and will further position the company for its next stage of growth.
buyer: Spectrum Equity Investors
Spectrum Equity Investors is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most experienced private equity investors. They have investment professionals that have invested in more than 150 telecommunications, networking, information services, and media businesses. "
target: Interbank FX
Interbank FX, LLC operates as a retail foreign exchange broker. The company provides charting programs; real-time news; phone, online, and email customer support; and educational resources.
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closed 4/19/2006 via bobsguide.com

VantagePoint Venture Partners, purchased a minority stake in GAIN Capital

synopsis: GAIN Capital Group, Inc. a leading non-bank provider of foreign exchange (FOREX) trading and asset management services, announced today the successful completion of its Series D investment round, with a $40 million equity investment from VantagePoint Venture Partners.
buyer: VantagePoint Venture Partners
VantagePoint Venture Partners is one of the leading venture capital firms in the world. We focus entirely on technology and healthcare markets. As an active multi-stage investor, we work closely with companies ranging from start-ups to young public companies. "
target: GAIN Capital (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital is a market leader in the rapidly growing online foreign exchange industry. Founded in 1999 by Wall Street veterans, GAIN now services clients from more than 140 countries and supports average trade volume in excess of $200 billion per month with its customers and counterparties.
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$40
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announced 8/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fosun, will acquire The NAGA Group AG

synopsis: Fosun International Limited, a Chinese international conglomerate and investment company, will acquire a majority stake in The Naga Group AG, a German fintech company. NAGA's flagship product, NAGA Trader, is a social investing network that allows traders to like, share and copy investments on stocks, crypto and other CFDs.
buyer: Fosun (SEHK:656:$18,754.93)
Fosun International Limited is a Chinese international conglomerate and investment company. Fosun's mission is to create customer-to-maker (C2M) ecosystems in health, happiness and wealth, providing high-quality products and services for families around the world. "
target: The NAGA Group AG (XTRA:N4G:$19.65)
The NAGA Group is a German fintech company. NAGA's flagship product, NAGA Trader, is a social investing network that allows traders to like, share and copy investments on stocks, crypto and other CFDs. Their users can invest in Uber, Brent Oil, Bitcoin and over 800 other markets.
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closed 8/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired FXall

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced that it has completed its acquisition of FXall, the leading multi-bank electronic foreign exchange platform.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: FXall
FXall is the leading independent electronic foreign exchange platform, giving institutional clients a trading edge with choice of execution, end-to-end workflow management, and straight through processing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$626 [$557]
rev ($mm)
$123
EBITDA ($mm)
$47
EV / rev
5.0x
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13.1x
announced 1/4/2010 via PR Newswire

FXall, will purchase LavaFX from Lava Trading, Inc.

synopsis: FXall, the world's leading institutional multi-bank electronic foreign exchange platform, today announced an agreement to purchase LavaFX from Citi. The acquisition is the latest addition to FXall's offering as it continues its long established program of investment to create the best platform for clients.
buyer: FXall
FXall gives institutional clients an edge in foreign exchange trading as the leading independent electronic platform. They deliver the expertise, resources and commitment of a neutral platform with the broadest suite of FX trading solutions. "
seller parent: Citi
seller: Lava Trading, Inc.
Lava Technology offers high-performance trading products to the financial services industry. Their products are hosted solutions built to withstand peak volumes and volatile market conditions.
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closed 6/18/2012 via Company Press Release

FXCM Inc., acquired Lucid Markets Limited

synopsis: FXCM Inc., a leading online provider of foreign exchange, or FX, trading and related services worldwide, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 50% controlling interest in Lucid Markets Trading Ltd. and Lucid Markets LLP (“Lucid Markets”) for approximately $176 million, net of Lucid cash.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: Lucid Markets Limited
Lucid Markets is a leading non-bank electronic market making and trading firm in the institutional foreign exchange market. They are focused on delivering a compelling liquidity offering for FX markets accessible via API.
price ($mm)
$95*
rev ($mm)
$149
EBITDA ($mm)
$113
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1.8x
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2.4x
closed 8/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Cboe Global Markets, Inc., acquired MatchNow

synopsis: Exchange operator Cboe Global Markets has acquired Canada’s largest “dark pool” stock trading platform, MATCHNow, from Virtu Financial. MATCHNow® consistently captures over 5% market share across all Canadian equities and ETFs.
buyer: Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (CBOE:$2,815.00)
Cboe is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors. The company is committed to defining markets and driving global marketplaces forward through product innovation, leading-edge technology and seamless trading solutions."
target parent: Madison Tyler Holdings, LLC
target: MatchNow
TriAct Canada Marketplace LP operates MATCHNow®, Canada’s premier broker-neutral dark pool. MATCHNow® consistently captures over 5% market share across all Canadian equities and ETFs.
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$7
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announced 2/28/2020 via PR Newswire

INTL FCStone Inc., will acquire GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a US-based provider of online trading services, is to be acquired by INTL FCStone Inc., a financial services organization. GAIN provides market access and trade execution services in foreign exchange, contracts for difference and exchange-based products to retail investors.
buyer: INTL FCStone Inc. (INTL:$37,434.30)
INTL FCStone Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of execution, risk management and advisory services, market intelligence, and clearing services across asset classes and markets around the world. "
target: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP:$213.30)
GAIN Capital Holding provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$236 [($746)]
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$213
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closed 9/8/2014 via BusinessWire

AFEX, acquired GFX Partners

synopsis: AFEX, one of the world’s largest non-bank providers of global payment and risk management solutions, announced the acquisition of GFX Partners, a payment and foreign exchange company headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
buyer: AFEX
AFEX is a leading global payment and risk management solutions provider that specializes in cross-border transactions and provides market expertise and unrivalled customer service for businesses and private clients. "
target: GFX Partners
GFX Partners is a payment and foreign exchange company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. GFX has the experience and knowledge to best assess their customer's international currency exchange needs and design appropriate solutions to reduce costs while protecting them against currency exchange risk.
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announced 9/18/2020 via BusinessWire

FleetCor Technologies, Inc., will acquire Associated Foreign Exchange

synopsis: FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc., a leading global business payments company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX), a cross-border payment solutions provider.
buyer: FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (FLT:$2,566.17)
FLEETCOR Technologies is a leading global provider of commercial payment solutions. The Company helps businesses of all sizes better control, simplify and secure payment of their fuel, toll, lodging and general payables. "
target: Associated Foreign Exchange
Associated Foreign Exchange delivers simple and seamless cross border payment solutions that help small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) break down currency barriers to grow internationally.
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closed 9/8/2014 via BusinessWire

AFEX, acquired GFX Partners

synopsis: AFEX, one of the world’s largest non-bank providers of global payment and risk management solutions, announced the acquisition of GFX Partners, a payment and foreign exchange company headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
buyer: AFEX
AFEX is a leading global payment and risk management solutions provider that specializes in cross-border transactions and provides market expertise and unrivalled customer service for businesses and private clients. "
target: GFX Partners
GFX Partners is a payment and foreign exchange company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. GFX has the experience and knowledge to best assess their customer's international currency exchange needs and design appropriate solutions to reduce costs while protecting them against currency exchange risk.
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announced 9/18/2020 via BusinessWire

FleetCor Technologies, Inc., will acquire Associated Foreign Exchange

synopsis: FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc., a leading global business payments company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX), a cross-border payment solutions provider.
buyer: FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (FLT:$2,566.17)
FLEETCOR Technologies is a leading global provider of commercial payment solutions. The Company helps businesses of all sizes better control, simplify and secure payment of their fuel, toll, lodging and general payables. "
target: Associated Foreign Exchange
Associated Foreign Exchange delivers simple and seamless cross border payment solutions that help small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) break down currency barriers to grow internationally.
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closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

CheckOut.com, acquired Pin Payments

synopsis: Leading global payment solution provider Checkout.com has announced the acquisition of Australian startup, Pin Payments, an online payment platform designed for small businesses.
buyer: CheckOut.com
Based in GB, Checkout.com helps companies accept more payments around the world through one integration. Their unified global payment processing platform features in-country acquiring, relevant payment methods, feature parity across geographies, fraud filters, and reporting features, via one API. "
target: Pin Payments
Pin Payments is an online payment platform designed for small businesses. They build intentionally simple software to help their customers accept card payments, whether they run an online store, sell subscriptions, invoice their clients, or process card sales manually. They are based in Australia.
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announced 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

INTL FCStone Inc., will acquire Giroxx GmbH

synopsis: INTL FCStone Inc. announced that it has executed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire GIROXX GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. Through its digital platform, GIROXX GmbH provides online payment and foreign exchange hedging services to small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
buyer: INTL FCStone Inc. (INTL:$37,434.30)
INTL FCStone Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of execution, risk management and advisory services, market intelligence, and clearing services across asset classes and markets around the world. "
target: Giroxx GmbH
Through its digital platform, GIROXX GmbH provides online payment and foreign exchange hedging services to small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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closed 6/7/2018 via Company Press Release

TSYS, acquired iMobile3, LLC

synopsis: TSYS, a global payments solutions provider serving issuers, merchants and consumers, announced it has acquired iMobile3, a provider of private-labeled, small business solutions within the payments industry. iMobile3 offers customizable payment solutions including mobile and tablet point-of-sale products, integrated with value added services.
buyer: TSYS (TSS:$4,075.57)
TSYS is a global payments provider, offering innovative solutions across the payments spectrum — from issuer processing and merchant acquiring to prepaid program management. They offer issuer services and merchant payment acceptance for credit, debit, prepaid, healthcare and business solutions. "
target: iMobile3, LLC
iMobile3 offers unique and customizable payment solutions including mobile and tablet point-of-sale products, integrated with value added services. The iMobile3 Marketplace is a fully customizable suite of applications curated specifically for every partner.
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closed 9/20/2018 via BusinessWire

PayPal, Inc., acquired iZettle

synopsis: PayPal Holdings, Inc., an American company operating a worldwide online payments system, announced that it has agreed to acquire iZettle, the leading small business commerce platform in Europe and Latin America.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$17,037.00)
PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Their open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s nearly 200 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. "
target: iZettle
iZettle, a financial technology company, revolutionized mobile payments with the world’s first mini chip card reader and software for mobile devices. Today iZettle’s commerce platform for small businesses in Europe and Latin America provides tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow businesses.
price ($mm)
$2,200
rev ($mm)
$111
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
19.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Rushcard, acquired rapid! PayCard

synopsis: UniRush, LLC, which helped pioneer the prepaid debit card industry with the RushCard, one of the first general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards in the marketplace, announced that they acquired the rapid! PayCard business from WEX Inc. rapid! PayCard is one of the largest providers of prepaid payroll card solutions in the US market.
buyer: Rushcard
UniRush, LLC, which helped pioneer the prepaid debit card industry with the RushCard, one of the first general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards in the marketplace, provides members with access to services that enable them to achieve their personal and financial goals. "
target parent: WEX Inc.
target: rapid! PayCard
Founded in 2003 and based in Tampa, FL, rapid! PayCard is one of the largest providers of prepaid payroll card solutions in the US market. The rapid! PayCard service seamlessly integrates into any company’s existing payroll/payments process.
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closed 4/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Wright Express Corporation, acquired rapid! Pay Card

synopsis: Wright Express Corporation, a leading global provider of payment processing and information management services, announced that it has acquired the assets of rapid! PayCard, a privately held provider of payroll debit cards, e-paystubs and e-W2s in an all cash deal that includes additional considerations for performance milestones.
buyer: Wright Express Corporation (WEX:$1,664.84)
Wright Express is a leading provider of value-based, business payment processing and information management solutions. Its fleet, corporate, and prepaid payment solutions provide its more than 350,000 customers with unparalleled security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. "
target: rapid! Pay Card
rapid! PayCard is a privately held provider of payroll debit cards, e-paystubs and e-W2s. rapid! PayCard is an emerging provider of prepaid products focusing on small and medium sized businesses.
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$8.00
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closed 12/18/2019 via finextra.com

iBanFirst, acquired Forexfix

synopsis: iBanFirst, a global financial services provider, has acquired Forexfix, an online foreign-exchange platform in Germany. Forexfix provides easy, fast, and transparent international money transfers for small and medium-sized businesses. Their platform offers the most competitive rates for immediate and future foreign currency transfers.
buyer: iBanFirst
iBanFirst is a global financial services provider. iBanFirst offers an online platform that combines a full range of financial products and services with a modern and robust core banking infrastructure. Their platform enables businesses to simplify the management of all currency accounts. "
target: Forexfix
Forexfix is an online foreign-exchange platform in Germany. Forexfix provides easy, fast, and transparent international money transfers for small and medium-sized businesses. Their platform offers the most competitive rates for immediate and future foreign currency transfers.
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closed 3/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

BBVA, acquired Holvi

synopsis: Helsinki-founded Holvi, set up in 2011, has been acquired by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria. Holvi pitches itself as a bank for "makers and doers", allowing entrepreneurs and teams to set up accounts in a few minutes. Holvi's management team will remain in place and will still operate under same the name and banking licence.
buyer: BBVA (BME:BBVA:$21,706.69)
BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group that relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. "
target: Holvi
Holvi is a payment service provider that allows users to store money and make payments in and out like in any online bank. Each Holvi account has an integrated shop for collecting funds, an effortless invoice service and an expense claims feature.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Wave Financials Inc., acquired Every Inc.

synopsis: Wave Financial, delivering innovative financial services and software has announced it has acquired Every. Every is a fintech company that develops and markets application that manages banking function for micro businesses. The application helps users open bank accounts and allow users to pay bills and transfer money.
buyer: Wave Financials Inc.
Wave Financial delivers innovative financial services and award-winning free software to small businesses around the world. Their suite of products include accounting, invoicing, payroll, payments and receipts. They also offer accounting coaching and bookkeeping services. "
target: Every Inc.
Every is a Toronto-based fintech company that develops and markets application that manages banking function for micro business. The application helps users in opening bank accounts and allows users to pay bills and transfer money through the applications dashboard.
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announced 2/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Tiscali, will acquire Mistral Pay Ltd

synopsis: Italian telecommunications operator Tiscali SpA will buy 51% of Mistral Pay Ltd., which provides payment solutions to individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises. MistralPay, a Financial Institution authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority, provides processing for merchants’ payments using proprietary technology platforms.
buyer: Tiscali
Tiscali is one of the main telecommunications companies in Italy and offers its customers, individuals and companies, a wide range of communication services: Internet access in Fiber & DSL mode, Voice, VoIP, value-added services, mobile phone services. "
target: Mistral Pay Ltd
MistralPay, a Financial Institution authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority, provides end-to-end processing for merchants’ payments using proprietary technology platforms that are protected by sophisticated risk and fraud management tools.
price ($mm)
$2.19*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/30/2019 via BusinessWire

DNA Payments Limited, acquired CR7 Services

synopsis: DNA Payments (DNA), the ambitious new entrant to the UK payments market, has acquired CR7 Services (CR7), the fast growing, UK-based payment solutions provider.
buyer: DNA Payments Limited
DNA Payments Limited is a new entrant to the payments market. DNA’s team consists of highly proficient people who have worked with payment and banking systems for more than 20 years. "
target: CR7 Services
The CR7 Services Group is an innovative payment solution provider operating in the UK. Consisting of Optomany, 123Send and the 123Hire brands, they specialize in omnichannel payment processing technology, delivering innovative, reliable and secure solutions to the retail sector across all channels.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

TouchSuite, acquired Alpine Payment Systems

synopsis: TouchSuite has announced it has acquired the assets of IQ Payment Systems, dba Alpine Payment Systems (Alpine). Alpine is a merchant acquirer based out of Vancouver, Washington that services the restaurant, hospitality and retail verticals. Alpine has built an award-winning integrated payments business with a highly scalable distribution platform.
buyer: TouchSuite
TouchSuite is a leading financial technology company that delivers business solutions for small to mid-sized companies across different industries. Offerings include point-of-sale systems, payment processing services, SEO solutions, working capital and marketing services. "
target: Alpine Payment Systems
IQ Payment Systems, dba Alpine Payment Systems has continually evolved to offer industry leading solutions for small to medium sized businesses. Alpine has built an award-winning integrated payments business with a highly scalable distribution platform.
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closed 6/4/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Paysafe Group PLC, acquired iPayment Inc.

synopsis: Paysafe Group announces that it has completed the acquisition of iPayment Holdings, Inc. (iPayment). iPayment, a U.S. based provider of payment and processing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, generated processing volumes of over $25 billion in 2017 from more than 137,000 customers across the country.
buyer: Paysafe Group PLC (LSE:PAYS:$871.19)
Paysafe is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. It’s core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet and online cash solutions. "
target: iPayment Inc. (OTCPK:IYQT:$688.80)
iPayment is a trusted provider of payment processing solutions in the U.S. With over 20 years of experience and more than 137,000 SMB customers, the company is consistently recognized for its depth of payments experience, breadth of product offerings, and commitment to transparency and SMB support.
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closed 2/8/2018 via BusinessWire

Payroc, acquired Integrity Payment Systems

synopsis: Payroc, LLC, a leading merchant services and payment organization, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Integrity Payment Systems, LLC, a full-service processor and acquirer delivering complete end-to-end and in-house card and other electronic payment processing services.
buyer: Payroc
Payroc, headquartered in the Tinley Park suburb of Chicago, drives commerce for its merchants with anytime, anywhere payment solutions. Payroc serves its referral partners and merchant clients with integrity as trusted advisors and recognized experts in payments. "
target: Integrity Payment Systems
Integrity, headquartered in the Des Plaines suburb of Chicago, is a full-service processor and acquirer delivering complete end-to-end and in-house card and other electronic payment processing services.
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announced 6/2/2017 via PR Newswire

GTCR, LLC, will acquire Sage Payment Solutions

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sage Payment Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of payment processing and merchant acquiring solutions in North America.
buyer: GTCR, LLC
GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare, Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Growth Business Services industries. GTCR has invested more than $12 billion in over 200 companies. "
target parent: The Sage Group plc.
target: Sage Payment Solutions
Sage Payment Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of payment processing and merchant acquiring solutions in North America. SPS provides credit card, ACH, check, gift and loyalty card processing services to small and medium-sized businesses in the United States and Canada.
price ($mm)
$260
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closed 9/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Applied Merchant Systems merged with BlueSquare Resolutions,

synopsis: Applied Merchant Systems (AMS), a leader in the payment processing industry, has completed a Strategic Merger with BlueSquare Resolutions. BlueSquare’s founder, Sabin Burrell, has become a significant shareholder and Senior Executive of AMS. AMS is an integrated provider of merchant payment processing services and digital marketing for SMBs.
buyer: BlueSquare Resolutions
BlueSquare Resolutions is one of the fastest growing firms in the electronic payment industry. It provides its clients with superior pricing, state-of-the-art security monitoring, 24/7 on-line, real-time account information, breach insurance, and more. "
target: Applied Merchant Systems
AMS (Applied Merchant Systems) is an integrated provider of merchant payment processing services as well as a provider of various digital marketing solutions primarily to small- and medium-sized merchants located in the United States.
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closed 7/23/2014 via PR Newswire

Optimal Payments Plc, acquired Global Merchant Advisors, Inc

synopsis: Optimal Payments Plc, a leading global online payments and risk management provider, acquired Los Angeles-based online payments company Global Merchant Advisors, Inc. for consideration of up to $15 million. The transaction closed on July 23, 2014. GMA is a fast growing payments company serving small to medium sized businesses.
buyer: Optimal Payments Plc (LSE:PAYS:$871.19)
Optimal Payments is a global provider of online payment solutions, trusted by businesses and consumers in over 200 countries and territories to move and manage billions of dollars each year. "
target: Global Merchant Advisors, Inc
Based in Los Angeles, GMA is a fast growing payments company serving small to medium sized businesses. The company focuses primarily on segments of the market that have been underserved by larger payment processing competitors, offering small merchants "industrial grade" processing solutions.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 11/18/2013 via PR Newswire

EVO Payments International, acquired Encore Payment Systems

synopsis: EVO Payments International, a leading payment service provider operating in the United States, Canada and Europe, announced that it has acquired the Encore Group, a privately held nationwide company focused on providing several forms of electronic payment processing solutions and other value-added services.
buyer: EVO Payments International (EVOP:$529.62)
EVO is in the largest privately held credit card processor and among the top ten largest non-bank acquirers in the US and Canada.EVO actively services nearly 300,000 merchant customers businesses of all sizes, in various industries, focusing on the small to midsized merchants. "
target: Encore Payment Systems
Encore Payment Systems is a privately held nationwide company focused on providing several forms of electronic payment processing solutions and other value-added services to small and medium-sized retail business customers throughout the United States.
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closed 5/13/2013 via Market Wire

Transcendent One, Inc merged with AppTech Corp,

synopsis: AppTech Corp. is pleased to announce the effective agreement and plan of merger with Transcendent One, Inc., a merchant processor and information technology company based in Carlsbad, CA. Transcendent One, Inc. is a leading business services provider of electronic transaction processing technologies and associated merchant services since 2006.
buyer: AppTech Corp (APCX:$0.01)
AppTech Corp., based in The Woodlands, Texas, specializes in the worldwide marketing and distribution of mobile smartphone and web-centric applications created by independent developers around the globe. "
target: Transcendent One, Inc
Transcendent One Inc. prides itself as the first and only "Merchant-Owned" Company in the payment processing industry. It also provides merchants the unique opportunity to earn stock in Transcendent One, Inc. based on gross Visa & MasterCard processing volumes through its Merchant Equity Program.
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Interactive Brokers Group
Interactive Brokers Group
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$395.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$155.45
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
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MyECheck
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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