Like Transaction Wireless

closed 7/14/2015 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Transaction Wireless

synopsis: First Data Corporation, a payment technology and services company, has acquired Transaction Wireless, Inc. (TWI), a digital gift card company. TWI’s cloud-based gift card distribution platform supports open and closed loop prepaid, store-branded gift card program management, offering end-to-end card management for retailers and distributors.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data provides payment technology and services solutions. With 23,000 owner-associates and operations in 34 countries, the company provides payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions, from small businesses to the world’s largest corporations. "
target: Transaction Wireless
Transaction Wireless has been dedicated to helping regional, national and global retailers and partners transform their traditional gift card business to engage with the ever-changing digital lives of consumers through our multi-channel gift card and integrated marketing platform.
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closed 5/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Teleclal Group Ltd., acquired Buyme Technologies Ltd.

synopsis: The founders of BuyMe, an online giftcard company, sold their share in the company to Tel Aviv-based Teleclal Group Ltd., which owns a range of digital services companies. Teleclal preciously held a stake in BUYME, but will now become the majority shareholder.
buyer: Teleclal Group Ltd.
Tel Aviv-based Teleclal Group Ltd. owns a range of digital services companies. Teleclal Group consists of 9 subsidiaries including Puzzle Productions, Tech Buddy, Multipass Loyalty Solutions, Jobit, and more. "
target: Buyme Technologies Ltd.
BUYME is the leading gift and experience platform in Israel. BUYME enables a unique and innovative way to send gifts and experiences in a digital, personal and exciting way directly to mobile or email.
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closed 6/20/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Givex Corporation, acquired Giftcertificates.ca

synopsis: Givex, a Canadian cloud-based customer engagement solution that helps to streamline business operations, has acquired Giftcertificates.ca. Formerly a division of Moneris Solutions Corporation, Giftcertificates.ca offers gift cards to businesses and consumers from Canada’s most popular retailers, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment providers.
buyer: Givex Corporation
Canada-based Givex is a cloud-based operations management solution designed to streamline business efficiencies and generate valuable customer data. Givex provides operational intelligence for various industries offering a fully integrated suite of products, including gift cards, loyalty, and more. "
target parent: Advent International
target: Giftcertificates.ca
Giftcertificates.ca provides consumers and businesses with a wide range of gift cards. The company is a one-stop source offering a variety of original gift cards from Canada’s most popular retailers, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment providers.
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closed 8/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Cash Star, Inc.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, Inc., a global financial technology company, has acquired CashStar, Inc., a leading provider of gift card commerce solutions at the forefront of mobile payments and digital gifting innovation. The CashStar Commerce platform is used by merchants to increase revenue, reduce costs and optimize customer experiences across channels.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network, Inc. is a financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and incentive programs in retail, ecommerce and mobile wallets. "
target: Cash Star, Inc.
CashStar is an industry-leading provider of gift card commerce solutions at the forefront of mobile payments and digital gifting. The CashStar Commerce platform is used by merchants to increase revenue, reduce costs and optimize customer experiences across channels.
price ($mm)
$175
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EBITDA ($mm)
$14
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13.0x
closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Wonderbox S.A.S, acquired GiftForYou

synopsis: Wonderbox, the European leader in gift boxes and specialist in the sale of leisure activities on the internet, has acquired GiftForYou (GiftFor2), the leading issuer of experience gift boxes and gift cards in The Netherlands. The boxes and gift cards are sold in more than 5000 retail stores and through B2B and online channels.
buyer: Wonderbox S.A.S
Wonderbox is the European leader in gift boxes and specialist in the sale of leisure activities on the internet. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Paris, France. "
target: GiftForYou
GiftForYou is the leading issuer of experience gift boxes and gift cards in The Netherlands. The boxes and gift cards are sold in more than 5000 retail stores and through B2B and online channels. The products can be redeemed at more than 4000 redemption partners.
price ($mm)
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$22
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closed 12/21/2016 via PR Web

Ifeelgoods, Inc., acquired Ma-Carte-Cadeau

synopsis: Ifeelgoods, the international digital rewards platform for companies, announces the acquisition of MaCarteCadeau.com, a website selling physical and digital gift cards. The acquisition of MaCarteCadeau.com accelerates the development of Ifeelgoods in the self-service market, and opens new growth opportunities in France and abroad.
buyer: Ifeelgoods, Inc.
Founded in 2010, Ifeelgoods provides a frictionless platform that enables marketers to instantly reward their audiences in a variety of solutions - Commerce, CRM, Social Media, Shopper Marketing, Loyalty and others. "
target: Ma-Carte-Cadeau
Ma-Carte-Cadeau.com, the 1st website specialized in branded gift card sales, lists over 70 partner brands’ offers (Sephora, Fnac, Galeries Lafayette, Décathlon, Promod,..). Ma-Carte-Cadeau.com offers both physical gift cards and e-gift cards (sent via email) to meet the demand for last-minute gifts.
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closed 4/5/2016 via PR Newswire

RetailMeNot, acquired GiftCard Zen Inc

synopsis: RetailMeNot, Inc., a leading digital savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, announced that it has acquired GiftCard Zen Inc. GiftCard Zen is a leader in the secondary gift card market, which involves buying gift cards from, and selling gift cards to, consumers and businesses at a discount to face value.
buyer: RetailMeNot (SALE:$280.42)
RetailMeNot is a leading digital savings destination connecting consumers with retailers, restaurants and brands, both online and in-store. The company enables consumers to find hundreds of thousands of digital offers and discounted gift cards to save money while they shop or dine out. "
target: GiftCard Zen Inc
GiftCard Zen is a leader in the secondary gift card market, which involves buying gift cards from, and selling gift cards to, consumers and businesses at a discount to face value. Their mission is to save people money on the day-to-day purchases they make anyways and on bigger purchases.
price ($mm)
$22
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EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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16.5x
closed 2/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired NimbleCommerce

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired NimbleCommerce, a digital commerce platform and network for promotions. NimbleCommerce also allows merchants and brands to manage their own prepaid offer and gift card programs, or resell through a network of retailer and publisher branded sites.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: NimbleCommerce
NimbleCommerce is a leading commerce platform and distribution network for digital promotions. The company helps merchants sell their own pre-paid offers and gift cards through a network of publisher branded sites. Its services include an e-commerce platform, merchandising and promotions system.
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closed 1/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Giftcards.com

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired Giftcards.com, LLC, which sells digital and physical prepaid gift card solutions to consumers through a high-trafficked gift card US website, and OmniCard, LLC, which sells customized prepaid incentive and reward solutions for business clients.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target parent: Wolfe, LLC
target: Giftcards.com
GiftCards.com has been providing U.S. consumers with an array of gift card products. OmniCard provides incentive and reward prepaid products to corporate clients across multiple industries including healthcare, energy, manufacturing, real estate and marketing agencies.
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$120
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closed 7/30/2014 via PR Newswire

CardCash Inc., acquired Plastic Jungle

synopsis: CardCash.com, the world's largest independent marketplace for secondary gift cards, announced that it has acquired the assets of Plastic Jungle, formerly a San Mateo, Calif.-based company. As part of the deal, CardCash.com will acquire Plastic Jungle's technology infrastructure, business partnerships and domain name, PlasticJungle.com.
buyer: CardCash Inc.
Founded in 2008, CardCash.com offers the country's largest and most secure selection of discounted gift cards online. The company was ranked #14 out of 100 on Forbes' list of America's Most Promising Companies for 2014. "
target: Plastic Jungle
Plastic Jungle is the web’s largest secured gift card exchange, giving consumers the choice and flexibility to convert their gift cards into other forms of spending power including cash, online balances to use for purchases at the millions of merchants that accept PayPal, Facebook Credits, and more.
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closed 10/21/2011 via Market Wire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Cardpool, Inc.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses, announced the acquisition of Cardpool, the fast-growing gift card exchange company where consumers can buy, sell and trade gift cards.
buyer parent: Safeway Inc.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses. The company's Gift Card Mall™ offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift card and telecom products. "
target: Cardpool, Inc.
Cardpool is the fast-growing gift card exchange company where customers can buy, sell, or trade gift cards safely and securely. Customers can exchange their gift cards at www.cardpool.com, where they can buy, sell, or trade, gift cards to over 400 different retailers.
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closed 2/20/2009 via PR Newswire

Giftcards.com, acquired Swapagift.com

synopsis: Wolfe.com, LLC, parent company of GiftCards.com, the leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations, has announced its acquisition of Swapagift.com. Founded in 2003 as a gift card trading exchange, Swapagift.com allowed customers to buy, sell and trade unwanted gift cards.
buyer parent: Wolfe, LLC
buyer: Giftcards.com
GiftCards.com is a leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations to expend as gifts, rewards, or incentives. GiftCards.com currently services thousands of corporations for their gift card needs including 25% of the Fortune 1,000. GiftCards.com was founded in 1999. "
target: Swapagift.com
Swapagift.com(R) is the leading buyer of unused merchant gift cards. With over 500 national agents offering our gift card redemption service in their financial services stores, Swapagift.com provides the only liquidation service of its kind in the secondary gift card market.
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closed 5/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Giftcloud and Vouchercloud

synopsis: Groupon, an American worldwide e-commerce marketplace, announced it has acquired Cloud Savings Company, Ltd., parent company of online discount code platform Vouchercloud and brand loyalty provider Giftcloud.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon offers a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer. "
target: Giftcloud and Vouchercloud
Vouchercloud is one of the UK’s leading voucher platforms, having revolutionized the marketplace with the launch of Europe’s first voucher app in 2010. Giftcloud is at the forefront of the digital gift card market, launching in 2014 as Europe’s first entirely digital gifting app and website.
price ($mm)
$65
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$6
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11.8x
closed 10/4/2013 via Market Wire

Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, acquired GiftSender

synopsis: Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation announced it has acquired certain assets of the Think Mobile, dba GiftSender™ business, including intellectual property, customer relationships, inventory, etc. GiftSender™ is an iOS and Android app that lets people purchase, send, redeem, or swap a gift card or money on a mobile device.
buyer: Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation (OTCBB:UBIQ:$0.45)
Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is an emerging broadcasting & media technologies company, that owns a portfolio of intellectual property relating to Internet, Social Media and Cloud-Based applications, where it also owns and operates an in-house, state-of-the-art production facility. "
target: GiftSender
GiftSender™ is an iOS and Android app that lets people purchase, send, redeem, or swap a gift card or money on a mobile device.
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$7.55
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announced 4/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Aurora Borealis Investments, will acquire Friendgiftr, Inc.

synopsis: Friendgiftr, an e-commerce trailblazer providing virtual pre-paid cards through the social web, has announced that it has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Aurora Borealis Investments. Friendgiftr is the first company to have commercialized social media with multiple major merchant brands.
buyer: Aurora Borealis Investments
Aurora Borealis Investments is a private equity firm. "
target: Friendgiftr, Inc.
Friendgiftr is the premier virtual pre-paid card company, having been the first to commercialize social media sites, mobile phones and other innovative shopping platforms. It carries gift cards from hundreds of merchants including GAP, Dell, Pottery Barn, and Sephora.
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closed 4/8/2015 via Reuters

Snapdeal.com, acquired Freecharge

synopsis: Indian e-retailer Snapdeal.com said it bought online mobile recharge firm FreeCharge to boost its reach in the fast-growing mobile transactions business. FreeCharge allows users to top up amounts on their mobile phone or internet connections and get coupons as reward for using its service.
buyer: Snapdeal.com
Snapdeal.com is India’s largest e-commerce marketplace. Snapdeal provides a platform for vendors across the country to connect with millions of customers. The platform has the widest assortment of products from thousands of national, international and regional brands across diverse categories. "
target: Freecharge
FreeCharge is India’s leading website for online recharge for Prepaid Mobile, Data Cards, DTH and Postpaid Mobile Bill Payment. Freecharge allows users to top up amounts on their mobile phone or internet connections and get coupons as reward for using its service.
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$379
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announced 12/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

The Prepaid Company, will acquire Retail Mobile Credit Specialists

synopsis: BLUE Label Telecoms is to acquire Retail Mobile Credit Specialists (RMCS), an independent credit retailer offering customers a complete IT and business solution. The acquisition is being done via Blue Label’s subsidiary The Prepaid Company, a distributor of prepaid phone cards for the national fixed line operator.
buyer parent: Blue Label Telecoms
buyer: The Prepaid Company
The Prepaid Company was founded in May 2001, when it was awarded a licence to distribute prepaid phone cards for the national fixed line operator. TPC's product offering was expanded to include the sale and distribution of prepaid airtime cards for all three cellular networks in South Africa. "
target: Retail Mobile Credit Specialists
Retail Mobile Credit Specialists (RMCS) develops, implements, and operates a virtual mobile store for credit retailers. The company is based in Sandton, South Africa.
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$30
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Credit Card Compare, acquired Finty Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Australia’s largest credit card comparison website, Credit Card Compare, announced a seven-figure investment to acquire Singapore’s first rewards-based financial comparison marketplace, Finty.
buyer: Credit Card Compare
Credit Card Compare is Australia’s largest credit card comparison website. Since 2008 Credit Card Compare has been offering a free-to-use comparison website with 300+ credit cards from all the big banks and credit unions in Australia. "
target: Finty Pte Ltd.
Finty is Singapore’s first rewards-based financial comparison marketplace. Finty offers cash rewards based on revenue sharing and the online platform uses a proprietary predictive model to determine the value of cash rewards for customers when they apply for a range of credit cards & personal loans.
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closed 3/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Snapdeal.com, acquired Rupeepower.com

synopsis: E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal.com has acquired a majority stake in Gurgaon-based digital financial products distribution startup Rupeepower.com. Founded in 2011, Rupeepower.com matches borrowers and lenders in the retail loans space for products like credit cards, personal loans, home loans, auto loans, and consumer loans.
buyer: Snapdeal.com
Snapdeal.com is India’s largest e-commerce marketplace. Snapdeal provides a platform for vendors across the country to connect with millions of customers. The platform has the widest assortment of products from thousands of national, international and regional brands across diverse categories. "
target: Rupeepower.com
Rupeepower.com is India's most extensive marketplace for loans, credit card and other personal finance product offers. Customers can instantly compare personalized loan / card offers from over 15 lenders (Banks, NBFCs and HFCs), apply online and also get an instant in-principle approval.
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announced 2/12/2020 via PR Newswire

Voyager Digital Ltd. Holdings Inc., will purchase Circle Invest from Circle Internet Financial

synopsis: Voyager Digital Canada, Ltd., operator of U.S. digital asset broker Voyager and the Ethos Universal Wallet, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Circle Invest, the retail digital asset business from Circle Internet Financial, Inc., a global financial technology firm.
buyer: Voyager Digital Ltd. Holdings Inc. (CNSX:VYGR:$0.51)
Voyager is a crypto asset broker that provides retail and institutional investors with a turnkey solution to trade crypto assets. Voyager offers investors best execution, data, wallet and custody services through its institutional-grade open architecture platform. "
seller: Circle Internet Financial
The acquisition includes Circle Invest, the retail digital asset business from Circle Internet Financial, Inc., a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of stablecoins and public blockchains for payments and commerce worldwide.
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closed 7/14/2015 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Transaction Wireless

synopsis: First Data Corporation, a payment technology and services company, has acquired Transaction Wireless, Inc. (TWI), a digital gift card company. TWI’s cloud-based gift card distribution platform supports open and closed loop prepaid, store-branded gift card program management, offering end-to-end card management for retailers and distributors.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data provides payment technology and services solutions. With 23,000 owner-associates and operations in 34 countries, the company provides payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions, from small businesses to the world’s largest corporations. "
target: Transaction Wireless
Transaction Wireless has been dedicated to helping regional, national and global retailers and partners transform their traditional gift card business to engage with the ever-changing digital lives of consumers through our multi-channel gift card and integrated marketing platform.
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closed 10/25/2019 via BusinessWire

NXGEN, acquired BluePay Canada

synopsis: NXGEN and Payscape, two premier payments companies recently backed by Parthenon Capital, announced their latest acquisition, BluePay Canada, formerly known as Caledon Computer Systems, Inc. BluePay is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing solutions designed to meet the unique needs of merchants throughout the US and Canada.
buyer parent: Parthenon Capital Partners
buyer: NXGEN
NXGEN International is the largest global merchant service provider serving over 13,000 merchants in multiple countries. Payscape is a premier financial technology company providing payment solutions to a network of more than 11,000 small and medium-sized merchants. "
target parent: Fiserv, Inc.
target: BluePay Canada
BluePay is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing solutions designed to meet the unique needs of merchants throughout the US and Canada. They offer efficient, cost-effective and secure payment solutions that scale and develop as merchants’ businesses grow.
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announced 3/12/2019 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, will acquire Software Express Informática Ltda

synopsis: First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, announced that it will acquire Software Express. Software Express provides technology solutions to merchants of different sizes, including multi-acquirer EFT, multi-acquirer EFT POS, reconciliation, a payments gateway, and automated recurring payments, among other products.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and more than 3,700 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. "
target: Software Express Informática Ltda
Founded in 1986, Software Express provides technology solutions to merchants of different sizes, including multi-acquirer EFT, multi-acquirer EFT POS, reconciliation, a payments gateway, and automated recurring payments, among other products. They are based in Brazil.
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closed 7/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Fiserv, Inc., acquired First Data Corporation

synopsis: Fiserv, a global leader in financial services technology solutions, has acquired First Data Corporation, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology. The company is dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day.
buyer: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV:$15,065.00)
Fiserv is a global leader in financial services technology solutions. They're helping more than 12,000 clients worldwide create and deliver experiences for a digital world that's always on. Solutions that enable consumers to move and manage money with ease, speed and convenience. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology. The company is dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 3,000 transactions per second and $2.4 trillion per year.
price ($mm)
$22,000
rev ($mm)
$8,679
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,301
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2.5x
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6.7x
closed 12/1/2017 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired BluePay, Inc.

synopsis: First Data Corporation announced the successful completion of its acquisition of BluePay Holdings, Inc. from BluePay’s current owners including TA Associates and BluePay management. BluePay is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing for merchants, utilizing physical POS, CRM and ERP software integrations.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving businesses and financial institutions around the world. They help companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce by securing and processing their transactions. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: BluePay, Inc.
BluePay is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing for merchants. Through physical POS, online, and mobile interfaces, as well as CRM and ERP software integrations, BluePay processes business-to-consumer and business-to-business payments.
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$760
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closed 7/6/2017 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired CardConnect

synopsis: First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, has completed the acquisition of CardConnect, a leading provider of payment processing and technology solutions, helping more than 67,000 organizations, from independent coffee shops to iconic global brands, accept billions of dollars in card transactions each year.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in countries around the world. They are dedicated to helping companies conduct commerce everyday by securing and processing transactions."
target: CardConnect (CCN:$615.96)
CardConnect is a leading provider of payment processing and technology solutions, helping more than 67,000 organizations, from independent coffee shops to iconic global brands, accept billions of dollars in card transactions each year.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$616
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
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1.2x
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27.8x
announced 3/16/2017 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, will acquire Acculynk

synopsis: First Data, a leader in commerce-enabling technology, has entered into an agreement to acquire Acculynk, a leading Atlanta-based technology company that delivers eCommerce solutions for debit card acceptance. Acculynk’s unique debit routing technology allows merchants to process online debit payments through the most cost-effective debit network.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in countries around the world. They are dedicated to helping companies conduct commerce everyday by securing and processing transactions."
target: Acculynk
Acculynk is a privately held company headquartered in Atlanta, GA, specializing in online payments and authentication. Acculynk's suite of software-only services secure bring PIN debit to online transactions and provide significant value to merchants, issuers, EFT networks and consumers.
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closed 9/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

First Data Corporation, acquired Spree Commerce

synopsis: Payments giant First Data Corporation has acquired Spree Commerce, an open source storefront platform originally based on Ruby on Rails. Spree technology powers almost 50,000 stores around the world.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data provides payment technology and services solutions. With 23,000 owner-associates and operations in 34 countries, the company provides payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions, from small businesses to the world’s largest corporations. "
target: Spree Commerce
Spree began in 2008 as an open source e-commerce platform based on the Ruby on Rails framework. Spree technology now powers almost 50,000 stores around the world.
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closed 7/14/2015 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Transaction Wireless

synopsis: First Data Corporation, a payment technology and services company, has acquired Transaction Wireless, Inc. (TWI), a digital gift card company. TWI’s cloud-based gift card distribution platform supports open and closed loop prepaid, store-branded gift card program management, offering end-to-end card management for retailers and distributors.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data provides payment technology and services solutions. With 23,000 owner-associates and operations in 34 countries, the company provides payment technology and services to more than six million merchants and financial institutions, from small businesses to the world’s largest corporations. "
target: Transaction Wireless
Transaction Wireless has been dedicated to helping regional, national and global retailers and partners transform their traditional gift card business to engage with the ever-changing digital lives of consumers through our multi-channel gift card and integrated marketing platform.
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closed 7/30/2014 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Gyft

synopsis: First Data, the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, has acquired Gyft Inc., the Silicon Valley-based company that is the leading digital platform that enables consumers to buy, send, manage and redeem gift cards using mobile devices.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, or online, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction. "
target: Gyft
Gyft provides a gift card platform for consumers and retailers that lets customers upload, buy, send and redeem gift cards conveniently from their mobile devices. Gyft is seamlessly integrated with Facebook so users can send gift cards to their friends around special events.
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closed 10/29/2013 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Perka, Inc.

synopsis: First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, announced the company has acquired Perka, provider of a smart loyalty program. Perka is a mobile marketing and consumer loyalty platform that helps small to medium-sized merchants engage their customers with location-based smartphone apps.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
target: Perka, Inc.
Perka is a mobile marketing and consumer loyalty platform that helps small to medium-sized merchants engage their customers with location-based smartphone apps.
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closed 11/1/2007 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Check Forte Processamento de Dados Ltda

synopsis: First Data, a global leader in electronic transactions and payment services, completed the acquisition of Check Forte Processamento de Dados Ltda., a payment transaction processing company in São Paulo, Brazil.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
target: Check Forte Processamento de Dados Ltda
Founded in 1997, Check Forte provides data capture, switching and POS terminal management and network processing services to banks for bill payment transactions. It also provides check verification services directly to merchants.
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closed 10/15/2007 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Deecal International Ltd

synopsis: First Data Corp., a global leader in electronic commerce and payment services, today announced the acquisition of Deecal International, a specialist software solutions provider for commercial payments.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
target: Deecal International Ltd
Deecal International provides commercial card software solutions for banks and companies throughout Europe and the U.S, using a hosted ASP service model. The ASP service approach guarantees rapid implementation and minimises 'getting started' costs.
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closed 8/1/2007 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired PolCard S.A.

synopsis: First Data International, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment services, has completed the acquisition of POLCARD SA, Poland's leading independent merchant acquirer and card processor. By acquiring POLCARD, First Data is now strongly positioned in Poland, a market with an expanding payments infrastructure.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
target parent: GTECH Holdings Corporation
target: PolCard S.A.
PolCard S.A., the leading credit and debit card merchant transaction acquirer and processor company in Poland.
price ($mm)
$325
rev ($mm)
$47
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2007 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired FundsXpress Financial Network, Inc.

synopsis: First Data Corp. has completed its acquisition of FundsXpress, a premier provider of online banking and bill payment services for consumers and small businesses. FundsXpress has more than 500 financial institution customers, consisting primarily of community financial institutions.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
target: FundsXpress Financial Network, Inc.
FundsXpress delivers sophisticated Internet-based solutions to financial institutions nationwide. By combining transactional functionality with a comprehensive support infrastructure, FundsXpress allows financial institutions to meet the needs of their retail and commercial account holders.
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closed 9/24/2007 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired First Data Corporation

synopsis: First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payments solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Under the terms of the merger agreement, the company's stockholders will receive $34 per share in cash.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$4,715.61)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London. "
target: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$25,666 [$27,040]
rev ($mm)
$7,277
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,073
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
13.4x
closed 3/2/2007 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Intelligent Results, Inc.

synopsis: First Data Corp. a global leader in electronic commerce payments, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Intelligent Results, a customer data analytics and decision management software company.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
target: Intelligent Results, Inc.
Intelligent Results enables companies in financial services, utilities, telecom, government, and retail to manage their business more dynamically with a new standard in customer analytics and decision management.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/1/2006 via

Warburg Pincus, acquired Network Easycash GmbH

synopsis: easycash, the leading German point of sale Network Service Provider, announced that financial investor Warburg Pincus, the global private equity firm, has reached agreement with First Data International to acquire 100% of easycash. First Data sold easycash in a competitive auction.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
Warburg Pincus has been a leading private equity investor since 1971. The firm has more than $20 billion of assets under management in a range of sectors including technology, media and telecommunications, consumer and retail, industrial, healthcare, financial services, energy and real estate. "
target parent: First Data Corporation
target: Network Easycash GmbH
easycash has been providing card-based payment solutions at the point of sale since 1992. As Germany’s leading point of sale (POS) Network Service Provider, the company has built its success around providing its customers with services and products tailored to their specific needs.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2006 via

First Data Corporation, acquired Argencard

synopsis: First Data International, a global leader in electronic transactions and payments, and Argencard S.A. announced today that they signed an agreement for the acquisition of Argencard by First Data. Argencard is a leading payment processor in Argentina and Uruguay. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
target: Argencard
Argencard is a leading payment processor in Argentina and Uruguay. Its services include card issuing and merchant acquiring processing for more than 70 financial institutions and over 150,000 active merchants in the region.
price ($mm)
$597
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/18/2006 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Peace Software

synopsis: First Data Corp., a global leader in electronic commerce payments services, has completed its acquisition of Peace Software, a leading Customer Information System product company that develops advanced software for managing utility billing and customer care. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
target: Peace Software
The world's leading utility customer information software developer. Peace ™, the company's flagship software product, is installed at major utilities in 35 regulated and competitive energy markets for billing and customer relationship management of millions of electric, gas and water customers.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/16/2006 via Company Press Release

TeleCheck Services, Inc., acquired ClearCheck, Inc.

synopsis: TeleCheck Services, Inc., a subsidiary of First Data Corp., today announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of ClearCheck, Inc., a full-service provider of return check management systems for major retailers and supermarkets across the United States. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: First Data Corporation
buyer: TeleCheck Services, Inc.
TeleCheck, a subsidiary of First Data Corporation, is the world's leading provider of paper and electronic check services helping more than 342,000 retail, financial institution, grocery and other industry clients increase profitability, reduce risk and streamline operations. "
target: ClearCheck, Inc.
ClearCheck, Inc., was founded in 1995, is a privately held company, headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. The company provides receivable management services to major retailers and supermarkets throughout the United States.
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announced 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Türkiye Is Bankasi A.S, will acquire Moka Odeme Kurulusu A.S.

synopsis: Turkiye Is Bankasi (Isbank), Turkey's first national bank, will acquire Moka, a digital payment services provider in Turkey. Moka provides online and mobile payment solutions for businesses of all sizes. Their virtual POS solution enables businesses to quickly and securely receive payments via SMS, e-mail, debit cards, and credit cards.
buyer: Türkiye Is Bankasi A.S (IBSE:ISCTR:$3,818.65)
Turkiye Is Bankasi (Isbank) is Turkey's first national bank. Isbank offers personal and commercial banking services. They also offer mobile banking, internet banking, telephone banking, and call center services. Isbank has 1,400 local and overseas branches and operates over 6,000 ATMs in Turkey. "
target: Moka Odeme Kurulusu A.S.
Moka is a digital payment services provider in Turkey. Moka provides online and mobile payment solutions for businesses of all sizes. Their virtual POS solution enables businesses to quickly and securely receive payments via SMS, e-mail, debit cards, and credit cards.
price ($mm)
$3.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2019 via BusinessWire

NXGEN, acquired BluePay Canada

synopsis: NXGEN and Payscape, two premier payments companies recently backed by Parthenon Capital, announced their latest acquisition, BluePay Canada, formerly known as Caledon Computer Systems, Inc. BluePay is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing solutions designed to meet the unique needs of merchants throughout the US and Canada.
buyer parent: Parthenon Capital Partners
buyer: NXGEN
NXGEN International is the largest global merchant service provider serving over 13,000 merchants in multiple countries. Payscape is a premier financial technology company providing payment solutions to a network of more than 11,000 small and medium-sized merchants. "
target parent: Fiserv, Inc.
target: BluePay Canada
BluePay is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing solutions designed to meet the unique needs of merchants throughout the US and Canada. They offer efficient, cost-effective and secure payment solutions that scale and develop as merchants’ businesses grow.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PE Hub

The Beekman Group, LLC, acquired Convenient Payments

synopsis: The Beekman Group (Beekman), a leading private equity firm, has a acquired a majority stake in Convenient Payments LLC, an advanced technology provider of end-to-end payment solutions, integration platforms and stored-value products. Convenient Payments offers a robust payment processing solution for credit/debit card and ACH/ECheck transactions.
buyer: The Beekman Group, LLC
The Beekman Group is a leading private equity firm, based in New York, dedicated to bringing financial and operational resources to lower middle-market companies. Beekman's team consists of experienced private equity professionals who are leading executives in Beekman's targeted industry segments. "
target: Convenient Payments
Convenient Payments is an advanced technology provider of end-to-end payment solutions, integration platforms and stored-value products. Convenient Payments offers a robust payment processing solution for industries wanting to accept credit/debit card and ACH/ECheck transactions.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Fiserv, Inc., acquired First Data Corporation

synopsis: Fiserv, a global leader in financial services technology solutions, has acquired First Data Corporation, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology. The company is dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day.
buyer: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV:$15,065.00)
Fiserv is a global leader in financial services technology solutions. They're helping more than 12,000 clients worldwide create and deliver experiences for a digital world that's always on. Solutions that enable consumers to move and manage money with ease, speed and convenience. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology. The company is dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 3,000 transactions per second and $2.4 trillion per year.
price ($mm)
$22,000
rev ($mm)
$8,679
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,301
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 7/6/2017 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired CardConnect

synopsis: First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, has completed the acquisition of CardConnect, a leading provider of payment processing and technology solutions, helping more than 67,000 organizations, from independent coffee shops to iconic global brands, accept billions of dollars in card transactions each year.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in countries around the world. They are dedicated to helping companies conduct commerce everyday by securing and processing transactions."
target: CardConnect (CCN:$615.96)
CardConnect is a leading provider of payment processing and technology solutions, helping more than 67,000 organizations, from independent coffee shops to iconic global brands, accept billions of dollars in card transactions each year.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$616
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
27.8x
announced 12/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Senjo Group, will acquire Kalixa

synopsis: Senjō Group, a global payments operator and FinTech investment firm, has entered into an agreement with GVC Holdings PLC to acquire its payments processing business Kalixa Group. Kalixa is one of the leading providers of payment services in the world and enables consumers, small business and merchants to make and accept payments.
buyer: Senjo Group
Senjō is an international payments operator and a new type of FinTech investor – combining operational expertise with global reach, and strong financial capability. "
target parent: GVC Holdings PLC
target: Kalixa
Kalixa is a fully integrated digital payments company which provides a cost effective product, simple service model and one point of contact for customers across all of their payment needs.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2016 via BusinessWire

FinTech Acquisition Corp., merged with CardConnect

synopsis: FinTech Acquisition Corp. announced that it completed the acquisition of CardConnect LLC. CardConnect is a payment processing and technology solutions provider that helps more than 60,000 merchants across the U.S. accept billions of dollars in card transactions each year.
buyer: FinTech Acquisition Corp. (FNTC:$0.00)
FinTech Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination. "
target parent: FTV Capital
target: CardConnect (CCN:$615.96)
CardConnect is a leading provider of payment processing and technology services that helps more than 60,000 merchants across the U.S., from Fortune 500 companies to small and mid-sized businesses, accept billions of dollars in card transactions each year.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/17/2010 via BNC Analysis

FTV Capital, acquired Financial Transaction Services LLC

synopsis: Financial Transaction Services LLC, a full service provider of electronic transaction processing services, announced that it had secured a $50 million growth equity commitment from FTV Capital, a multi-stage private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies.
buyer: FTV Capital
FTV Capital invests in software, business services and financial services companies on behalf of its investors. Among them are several banks, such as Bank of America, Citigroup, KeyBank, which is based in Cleveland, and PNC Bank, which has a large local presence. "
target: Financial Transaction Services LLC (CCN:$615.96)
Financial Transaction Services is a full service provider of electronic transaction processing services for merchants, independent sales organizations (ISOs) and financial institutions.
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closed 1/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nuvei, acquired Base Commerce

synopsis: Nuvei Corporation, the global payment technology partner of thriving brands, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Base Commerce, LLC, a leading provider of integrated payment solutions. The acquisition will significantly expand Nuvei's product capabilities with a proprietary ACH (Automated Clearing House) processing platform.
buyer: Nuvei (:$338.49)
Montreal-based Nuvei is the global payment technology partner of thriving brands. Its proprietary platform offers direct connections to all major payment card schemes worldwide, supports 450 local and alternative payment methods, and nearly 150 currencies. "
target: Base Commerce
Base is a leading provider of advanced payment processing solutions. Stakeholders in many areas of the payments ecosystem rely on Base’s comprehensive suite of technology and service offerings to ensure that payments are processed securely, promptly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.
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closed 10/15/2019 via BusinessWire

REPAY - Realtime Electronic Payments, acquired APS Payments

synopsis: Repay Holdings Corporation, a leading provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, announced the acquisition of APS Payments, an integrated payments provider focused on the B2B vertical. APS goes to market in the B2B vertical through key integrations with leading ERP platforms.
buyer: REPAY - Realtime Electronic Payments (RPAY:$135.86)
REPAY provides integrated payment processing solutions to verticals that have specific transaction processing needs. REPAY's proprietary, integrated payment technology platform reduces the complexity of electronic payments for merchants, while enhancing the overall experience for consumers. "
target: APS Payments
APS, founded in 2008 and headquartered in Mesa, AZ, is an integrated payments provider focused on the B2B vertical. APS goes to market in the B2B vertical through key integrations with leading ERP platforms.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
9.2x
closed 8/20/2013 via BusinessWire

US Data Capture, Inc. merged with Charge Payment, LLC,

synopsis: US Data Capture, Inc. ("USDC") announced that it has merged with Charge Payment, LLC. USDC was founded in 1991 and provides a broad range of payment processing services. Peter A. Gatof, President of USDC, and his team will continue to operate USDC in Rye Brook, NY, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Charge Payment.
buyer: Charge Payment, LLC (IIIV:$152.34)
Charge Payment, LLC is a credit and debit card transaction processing company focused on providing processing services to merchants throughout the U.S. The company was formed to complete the acquisition of the assets of Trust One Payment Services, Inc. "
target: US Data Capture, Inc.
US Data Capture provides a broad range of payment processing services. As a technology focused payment processor, USDC has differentiated itself by providing superior service and support to its credit card accepting merchants.
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closed 8/28/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Payment Data Systems, Inc., acquired Singular Payments, LLC

synopsis: Payment Data Systems, Inc., an integrated electronic payment solutions provider, is pleased to announce the pending closing of the Singular Payments, LLC, a Fintech payments provider that relies upon innovative technology to process payments for merchants in healthcare and other niche verticals nationwide.
buyer: Payment Data Systems, Inc. (PYDS:$11.66)
Payment Data Systems, a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers. The Company operates credit, debit/prepaid and ACH payment processing platforms. "
target: Singular Payments, LLC
Singular Payments is a Fintech payments provider that relies upon innovative technology to process payments for merchants in healthcare and other niche verticals nationwide. Singular is primarily focused on custom software integrations of their flat rate payment processing offerings.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Natixis, acquired PayPlug

synopsis: Natixis, the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, has acquired majority stake in PayPlug, a payments and analytics company based in France that provides secure solutions to e-merchants and service providers.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Natixis (ENXTPA:KN:$11,403.27)
Natixis is the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis is organized into three business lines: Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Solutions & Insurance, and Specialized Financial Services. "
target: PayPlug
PayPlug is a payments and analytics company providing secure solutions to e-merchants and service providers. PayPlug's technology enables sellers to accept online payments by optimizing conversion and predicting fraud risks at scale.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/1/2017 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired BluePay, Inc.

synopsis: First Data Corporation announced the successful completion of its acquisition of BluePay Holdings, Inc. from BluePay’s current owners including TA Associates and BluePay management. BluePay is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing for merchants, utilizing physical POS, CRM and ERP software integrations.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving businesses and financial institutions around the world. They help companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce by securing and processing their transactions. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: BluePay, Inc.
BluePay is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing for merchants. Through physical POS, online, and mobile interfaces, as well as CRM and ERP software integrations, BluePay processes business-to-consumer and business-to-business payments.
price ($mm)
$760
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2013 via PE Hub

TA Associates, acquired BluePay, Inc.

synopsis: TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, announced that in conjunction with company management it has completed a majority recapitalization of BluePay Processing, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing services to merchants in the United States and Canada.
buyer: TA Associates
Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced middle-market growth private equity firms. The firm has invested in over 425 companies globally and has raised $18 billion in capital. "
target parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
target: BluePay, Inc.
Providing the highest level of data security in the industry, BluePay makes U.S. and Canadian credit card processing simple and fast. BluePay is a full-service credit card processor based in Naperville, Illinois, with offices and data centers located across the U.S.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Rocket Matter, LLC, acquired LexCharge

synopsis: Rocket Matter, a provider of cloud-based legal practice management, time and billing software, has acquired LexCharge, a tech-driven payment processing company for law firms. LexCharge provides secure and efficient integrated processing that helps law firms to reduce credit card fees, boost revenues, and improve collections.
buyer: Rocket Matter, LLC
Rocket Matter is a provider of cloud-based legal practice management, time and billing software for small to mid-sized law firms. Rocket Matter's all-in-one legal practice management platform provides law firms with all the tools they need to run a more productive and profitable business. "
target: LexCharge
LexCharge is a tech-driven payment processing company for law firms. LexCharge provides secure and efficient integrated processing that helps law firms to reduce credit card fees, boost revenues, and improve collections.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 11/16/2020 via Bloomberg

Nexi S.p.A., will acquire Nets Holding A/S

synopsis: Italian payments processor Nexi SpA will acquire Nets A/S, creating Europe’s biggest payments firm by volume. Headquartered in Denmark, Nets is one of the largest integrated Pan-European PayTech companies and a leader in the Nordic region. The deal will quadruple Nexi’s footprint in Europe, giving the company access to markets in 25 countries.
buyer: Nexi S.p.A. (:$1,808.17)
Nexi is the leading PayTech Company in Italy and operates in partnership with over 150 partner banks. The company operates in three areas, Merchant Services & Solutions, Cards & Digital Payments, and Digital Banking Solutions. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Nets Holding A/S
Headquartered in Denmark, Nets is one of the largest integrated Pan-European PayTech companies and a leader in the Nordic region. Nets serves over 740,000 merchant outlets, over 40 million cards, and more than 250 financial institutions, and handles over €125 billion card payments annually.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7,084 [$8,336]
rev ($mm)
$854
EBITDA ($mm)
$323
EV / rev
10.1x
EV / EBITDA
26.7x
closed 10/28/2020 via BusinessWire

Celero Commerce, acquired TransNational Payments

synopsis: Celero Commerce, a vertically-focused commerce solutions provider, announced the acquisition of TransNational Payments, a leading provider of electronic payments technology and business management SaaS solutions.
buyer: Celero Commerce
Celero is a full-service, integrated electronic commerce solutions provider powered by leading-edge technology, strategic partnerships, and business intelligence. The company offers payment processing services, business management software, and data intelligence to small and medium-sized businesses."
target: TransNational Payments
TransNational Payments is a leading provider of electronic payments technology and business management SaaS solutions. They are an industry leader in secure credit card processing, innovative payment technology and affordable full service payroll.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/3/2020 via BusinessWire

REPAY - Realtime Electronic Payments, acquired CPS Payment Services

synopsis: Repay Holdings Corporation, a leading provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, has acquired CPS Payment Services, a B2B payments and accounts payable automation technology provider that facilitates the issuance, execution, and reconciliation of virtual card, enhanced ACH, ACH, and check payments through an integrated software platform.
buyer: REPAY - Realtime Electronic Payments (RPAY:$135.86)
REPAY provides integrated payment processing solutions to verticals that have specific transaction processing needs. REPAY's proprietary, integrated payment technology platform reduces the complexity of electronic payments for merchants, while enhancing the overall experience for consumers. "
target: CPS Payment Services
CPS Payment Services, founded in 2011 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a B2B payments and accounts payable automation technology provider that facilitates the issuance, execution, and reconciliation of virtual card, enhanced ACH, ACH, and check payments through an integrated software platform.
price ($mm)
$78
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2020 via PR Newswire

VersaPay, acquired Solupay Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: Versapay Corporation, the leader in Customer-Centric Order-to-Cash solutions, announced that it has completed a merger with leading payment services provider Solupay, which will further strengthen its AR automation and integrated B2B payments offerings. The combined company will operate under the Versapay name.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: VersaPay (TSXV:VPY:$5.88)
VersaPay is a Canadian Fintech company and leading provider of cloud-based invoice-to-cash solutions, enabling businesses to provide a superior customer experience, get paid faster, streamline financial operations, and dramatically reduce Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) and costs. "
target: Solupay Consulting, Inc.
Solupay delivers electronic payment processing solutions to businesses throughout the United States. Solupay also has the ability to work with merchants that represent additional risk such as those in the ticketing and travel industries.
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Singular Payments, LLC

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BluePay, Inc.

LexCharge

Nets Holding A/S

TransNational Payments

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Ticker: IIIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
i3 Verticals, LLC
i3 Verticals, LLC
i3 Verticals delivers seamlessly integrated payment and software solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses and other organizations in strategic vertical markets, such as education, non-profit, public, property management, and healthcare and to the business-to-business payments market.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$152.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.25
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
740
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Ticker: EEFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euronet Worldwide, Inc.
Euronet Worldwide, Inc.
Euronet Worldwide is an industry leader in processing secure electronic financial transactions. The Company offers payment and transaction processing solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,491.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$463.88
EBIT ($mm)
$359.64
Net Income ($mm)
$149.93
Employees
6600
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Ticker: WEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEX Inc.
WEX Inc.
WEX Inc. is a leading provider of corporate payment solutions. WEX has expanded the scope of its business into a multi-channel provider of corporate payment solutions representing 9 million vehicles and offering exceptional payment security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,664.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$576.34
EBIT ($mm)
$390.57
Net Income ($mm)
$65.82
Employees
3700
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Ticker: BIT:TAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAS Group S.p.A
TAS Group S.p.A
TAS S.p.A. a leading company in Italy in the supply of software and services for banking and financial applications, with a presence in Europe, the US and Latin America. TAS is specialised in software solutions for electronic money, payment systems, capital markets and Extended Enterprise.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$63.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.90
EBIT ($mm)
$7.21
Net Income ($mm)
$6.01
Employees
415
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Ticker: USIO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Usio, Inc.
Usio, Inc.
Usio, a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to software companies, merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers. The Company operates credit/debit, prepaid, ACH payment processing and Payment Facilitation platforms.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$30.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.86)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.56)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
51
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Calpian, Inc.
Calpian, Inc.
Calpian, Inc. (CLPI), a publicly traded company, is at the heart of electronic commerce, with corporate offices in Dallas, Texas, operating centers in Georgia, New York and Illinois, and mobile payments emerging-market operations through its subsidiary in India.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$28.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.64)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
57
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Ticker: OTCPK:EXCC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excel Corporation
Headquartered in Las Colinas (Irving), Texas, Excel Corporation provides integrated financial and transaction processing services to merchants throughout the United States.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$15.73
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
156
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Ticker: KLSE:REVENUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue Group Bhd
Revenue Group Bhd
Revenue Group is a Malaysian cashless payment solutions provider. They are experts in providing fully integrated payment platforms for any business. Their platforms help banks and other financial institutions to reduce cost, increase customer retention and improve competitive performance.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.20
EBIT ($mm)
$2.98
Net Income ($mm)
$1.90
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:NOV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Novatti
Novatti
Novatti is a global software technology company that specialises in unique payment solutions. Both through technology and services, Novatti helps economies, corporations, and consumers digitize cash transactions. Their solutions include digital wallets, branchless banking, mobile money, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.72)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: APCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AppTech Corp
AppTech Corp
AppTech Corp is an information technology company providing cloud services and merchant processing solutions with a focus in mobile payments. Their mission is to provide industry-leading cloud services and payment processing technologies to businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Global Payments, Inc.
Global Payments, Inc.
Global Payments Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. They provide a range of products and services that allow their customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,454.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,386.18
EBIT ($mm)
$836.48
Net Income ($mm)
$473.00
Employees
11000
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Ticker: EVOP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVO Payments International
EVO Payments International
EVO Payments, Inc. is a leading payment technology and services provider. EVO offers an array of innovative, reliable, and secure payment solutions to merchants ranging from small and mid-size enterprises to multinational companies and organizations across North America and Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$529.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$117.38
EBIT ($mm)
$25.41
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2200
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Ticker: QIWI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qiwi plc
Qiwi plc
QIWI is a leading provider of next generation payment services in Russia and the CIS. It has an integrated proprietary network that enables payment services across physical, online and mobile channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$325.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.38
EBIT ($mm)
$81.02
Net Income ($mm)
$47.31
Employees
1375
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Ticker: PYDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Payment Data Systems, Inc.
Payment Data Systems, Inc.
Payment Data Systems, a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers. The Company operates credit, debit/prepaid and ACH payment processing platforms.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$11.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.73)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
21
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Ticker: ACIW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments company, powers electronic payments and banking for more than 5,000 financial institutions, retailers, billers and processors around the world. ACI software processes $13 trillion each day in payments and securities transactions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,006.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.63
EBIT ($mm)
$119.22
Net Income ($mm)
$62.39
Employees
3807
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