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announced 7/21/2016 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire VocaLINK

synopsis: MasterCard Incorporated announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 92.4 percent of VocaLink Holdings Limited for approximately US$920 million. VocaLink is a global payments partner to banks, corporate and governments. It designs, builds and operates world-class payment systems.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: VocaLINK
VocaLink is a global payments partner to banks, corporate and governments. It designs, builds and operates world-class payment systems.VocaLink's platform and payment industry expertise make it easier for people to make payments securely.
price ($mm)
$924*
rev ($mm)
$240
EBITDA ($mm)
$37
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
33.3x
closed 9/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TSYS merged with Global Payments, Inc.,

synopsis: Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payments technology and software solutions, announced that it has completed its merger with TSYS, a global payments provider, offering solutions across the payments spectrum — from issuer processing to prepaid program management.
buyer: Global Payments, Inc. (GPN:$3,454.43)
Global Payments develops software, and partners with providers to deliver highly competitive ecommerce and omnichannel solutions in a global economy. Their products enable customers to offer seamless payment experiences in-person, online, on device, and over the phone across a wide range of markets."
target: TSYS (TSS:$4,075.57)
Total System Services, or TSYS, is a global payments provider, offering solutions across the payments spectrum — from issuer processing to prepaid program management. They offer issuer services and merchant payment acceptance for credit, debit, prepaid, healthcare and business solutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$22,142 [$26,061]
rev ($mm)
$4,076
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,192
EV / rev
6.4x
EV / EBITDA
22.0x
announced 8/1/2016 via Market Wire

BluePoint Solutions will be merged with Alogent Corporation,

synopsis: Battery Ventures, a global investment firm, has reached an agreement to acquire Bluepoint Solutions, a privately-owned, financial technology company. Bluepoint Solutions will merge with Alogent, another financial technology company acquired by Battery Ventures.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Alogent Corporation
Alogent is the market leader in providing solutions for deposit automation to some of the largest banks in the world. Alogent continues to forge ahead through the creation of specialized technologies and services that utilize imaging and automation to achieve proven results. "
target: BluePoint Solutions
Bluepoint Solutions provides end-to-end payment processing and content management solutions to community financial institutions. Over 1,400 credit unions and community banks nationwide have deployed its enterprise technology.
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announced 6/19/2015 via New York Times

Advent International, Bain Capital, Clessidra SGR, will acquire Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane

synopsis: A consortium of private equity firms that includes Bain Capital, Advent International and the Italian firm Clessidra has agreed to acquire the Italian payment and clearing services company Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane.
buyer: Bain Capital
buyer: Advent International
buyer: Clessidra SGR
Bain Capital, LLC is a global private investment firm that manages several pools of capital. Advent International is one of the world’s leading global buyout firms. Clessidra is the leading manager of Private Equity funds exclusively dedicated to the Italian market. "
target: Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane
Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane (ICBPI) is an Italian bank specialising in payment services owned by domestic cooperative banks. ICBPI earns fees on payment, clearing and credit card services provided to Italian cooperative banks.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,437 [$2,495]*
rev ($mm)
$490
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Monitise plc, will acquire The Mobile Money Network

synopsis: Monitise Plc agreed to buy control of Mobile Money Network Ltd. The Mobile Money Network Ltd. develops mobile services that bring together a network of retailers, advertisers, banks and media owners to provide consumers with a simple way to discover and buy goods and services using their mobile phone.
buyer: Monitise plc (AIM:MONI:$79.40)
Monitise plc is a technology and services company delivering mobile banking, payments and commerce networks worldwide with the proven technology and expertise to enable financial institutions and other service providers to offer a wide range of services to their customers. "
target: The Mobile Money Network
The Mobile Money Network Ltd. develops mobile services that bring together a network of retailers, advertisers, banks and media owners to provide consumers with a simple way to discover and buy goods and services using their mobile phone.
price ($mm)
$28*
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

REPAY - Realtime Electronic Payments will be merged with Thunder Bridge Acquisition Ltd.,

synopsis: Repay Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, together with its parent, Hawk Parent Holdings, LLC, and Thunder Bridge Acquisition, Ltd., a special purpose acquisition company, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.
buyer: Thunder Bridge Acquisition Ltd. (TBRG:$0.00)
Thunder Bridge Acquisition Ltd. is a newly incorporated blank check company as a Cayman Islands exempted company. This company was incorporated for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more. "
target parent: Hawk Holding Company, LLC
target: REPAY - Realtime Electronic Payments (RPAY:$157.60)
REPAY provides integrated payment processing solutions to verticals that have specific transaction processing needs. REPAY's proprietary, integrated payment technology platform reduces the complexity of electronic payments for merchants, while enhancing the overall experience for consumers.
price ($mm)
$653
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announced 4/16/2015 via BusinessWire

CO-OP Financial Services, will acquire Everlink Payment Services, Inc.

synopsis: CO-OP Financial Services has signed an agreement to purchase from a subsidiary of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.its shares in Everlink Payment Services, Inc., which will give CO-OP majority ownership of the Canadian payments solutions and services provider to credit unions, banks and ISOs in Canada.
buyer: CO-OP Financial Services
CO-OP Financial Services is the nation’s largest credit union service organization in terms of number of credit unions, assets and members. The company helps credit unions thrive by providing products and services that make it more convenient for members to do business with them. "
target parent: Fidelity National Financial
target: Everlink Payment Services, Inc.
Everlink provides a broad range of payments solutions, including card issuance, fraud management, ATM managed services, point-of-sale and debit payment processing primarily for credit unions.
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closed 12/20/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Fintrax, acquired Planet Payment

synopsis: Fintrax Group, a leader in digital payment processing for international shoppers, announced it has acquired Planet Payment, Inc., a leading provider of international and multi-currency processing services.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Fintrax
Founded in 1985, Fintrax Group is a leader in digital payment processing, providing international shoppers, merchants, partner banks and acquirers with easy, fast and reliable services. "
target: Planet Payment (PLPM:$52.98)
Planet Payment delivers secure payment processing services to leading banks and other payment services providers. The company offer banks and processors an industry-leading, secure and scalable processing platform.
price ($mm)
$257
rev ($mm)
$53
EBITDA ($mm)
$13
EV / rev
4.9x
EV / EBITDA
19.4x
announced 2/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Genpact Ltd, will purchase Item Processing Assets from Fiserv, Inc.

synopsis: Genpact, a global leader in digitally-powered BPO and services, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with global financial services technology solutions provider Fiserv, Inc., to acquire the assets of its Australia-based Item Processing Business (IPB), which serves three of the four major retail banks in Australia.
buyer: Genpact Ltd (G:$3,274.32)
Genpact stands for “generating business impact.” They architect the Lean Digital enterprise through a unique approach that reimagines their clients’ middle and back offices to generate growth, cost efficiency, and business agility. "
seller: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV:$7,693.00)
The acquisition includes the Item Processing Assets of Fiserv Australia. The item Processing Business comprises the business that develops check imaging and electronic clearing software solutions and offers outsourced item processing and clearing services.
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closed 3/11/2013 via BusinessWire

ACI Worldwide, acquired Online Resources Corporation

synopsis: ACI Worldwide announced it has completed the acquisition of Online Resources Corporation, a leading provider of online banking and full service bill pay solutions. The acquisition adds Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP) solutions as a strategic part of ACI’s Universal Payments portfolio and strengthens its online banking capabilities.
buyer: ACI Worldwide (ACIW:$1,006.33)
ACI Worldwide powers electronic payments and banking for more than 1,650 financial institutions, retailers and processors around the world. ACI software enables $12 trillion in payments each day, processing transactions for 14 of the leading global retailers, and 24 of the world’s 25 largest banks. "
target: Online Resources Corporation (ORCC:$154.68)
Online Resources powers financial interactions between millions of consumers and the company’s financial institution and biller clients. The company provides web and phone-based financial services, electronic payments and marketing services to drive consumer adoption.
price ($mm)[EV]
$133 [$110]
rev ($mm)
$162
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
8.3x
closed 1/9/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Euronet Worldwide, Inc., acquired Pure Commerce

synopsis: Euronet Worldwide, Inc. a leading global electronic payments provider and distributor, announced the acquisition of Pure Commerce, a fast-growing provider of cloud-based financial and payment solutions to banks, acquirers and global retailers around the world.
buyer: Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (EEFT:$2,491.89)
Euronet Worldwide is an industry leader in processing secure electronic financial transactions. The Company offers payment and transaction processing solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. "
target: Pure Commerce
Pure Commerce provides on-demand financial and payment solutions to banks, acquirers and multi-national corporates. Established in 1997, Pure Commerce has a proven track record of successfully developing and deploying many innovative payment solutions across the globe.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/2/2012 via Reuters

Cielo S.A., will acquire Merchant e-Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Brazil's Cielo said it will buy U.S. payment solutions provider Merchant e-Solutions for $670 million to enable the South American country's largest card payment processor to settle more online transactions.
buyer: Cielo S.A.
Cielo S.A. is the leading merchant acquirer and payment processor in Brazil, engaged in merchant affiliations, management of the card acceptance network, as well as the capture, transmission, processing and settlement of credit and debit card transactions. "
target: Merchant e-Solutions, Inc.
Merchant e-Solutions, Inc., an Internet-based e-commerce company, provides payment solutions for financial institutions and merchants. It offers Internet-based global platform for on-line and card-not-present transactions; in-person payments, as well as from a selection of dial and IP POS terminals.
price ($mm)[EV]
$670 [$614]
rev ($mm)
$124
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.0x
announced 12/16/2008 via BusinessWire

Fiserv, Inc., will acquire i_Tech Corporation

synopsis: Fiserv, Inc., a leading provider of information technology services to the financial industry, announced it agreed to acquire i_Tech Corporation, a provider of outsourced account and payment processing services, from First Interstate BancSystem Inc., a multi-state, $6 billion banking organization headquartered in Billings, Montana.
buyer: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV:$7,693.00)
Fiserv, Inc. provides information management systems and services to the financial and insurance industries. Leading services include transaction processing, outsourcing, business process outsourcing software and systems solutions. "
target parent: First Interstate BancSystem Inc.
target: i_Tech Corporation
i_Tech Corporation is a regional data processing company, providing data technology and item processing services to 158 financial institutions throughout Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Illinois and Minnesota.
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$41
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closed 5/20/2008 via BusinessWire

FrontStream Payments, Inc., acquired Direct Technology Innovations

synopsis: FrontStream Payments, Inc. a leading provider of payment solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, announced the acquisition of Direct Technology Innovations. DTI is a recognized industry leader in providing advanced technology solutions and services.
buyer: FrontStream Payments, Inc.
FrontStream Payments is a leading provider of payments products and services to small and medium-sized businesses and independent credit card sales organizations. Offerings include turnkey solutions that enable merchants to increase revenues through the acceptance of credit and debit cards. "
target: Direct Technology Innovations
Direct Technology Innovations (DTI) is an Independent Sales Organization(ISO)/Member Service Provider(MSP) for the First National Bank of Omaha, NE; JP Morgan Chase Bank, New York, NY; Fleet Bank, Providence, RI; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA; and Best Payment Solutions.
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announced 10/29/2009 via PR Newswire

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., will acquire PEMCO Technologies

synopsis: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc, a leading provider of integrated technology solutions and data processing services for financial institutions, announced the acquisition of Washington-based Pemco Technologies, one of the nation's leading providers of payment processing solutions primarily for the credit union industry.
buyer: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY:$1,603.24)
Jack Henry & Associates is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions are marketed and supported through three primary brands: Jack Henry Banking, Symitar and ProfitStars. "
target parent: PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company
target: PEMCO Technologies
Pemco Technologies provides innovative payment solutions to the financial industry including credit signature processing, debit signature processing, PIN-based processing, and ATM services including one of the largest surcharge-free ATM networks.
price ($mm)[EV]
$56 [$54]
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announced 11/13/2019 via BusinessWire

EML Payments, will acquire Prepaid Financial Services

synopsis: Prepaid Financial Services Ireland Limited (PFS), a Dual Regulated FinTech that delivers robust payment technology solutions, has entered into a binding agreement to sell 100% of the share capital of the company to EML payments Ltd, a global provider of payment solutions headquartered in Australia.
buyer: EML Payments (ASX:EML:$66.36)
Australia-based EML is a global provider of payment solutions. The company offers innovative financial technology that provides solutions for payouts, gifts, incentives and rewards, and supplier payments. EML also issues mobile, virtual, and physical card solutions for the largest corporate brands. "
target: Prepaid Financial Services
UK-based PFS is an agile and Dual Regulated FinTech that delivers robust payment technology solutions and offers world-class innovation in electronic money. PFS’ award-winning solutions include ewallets, physical and virtual prepaid cards, and IBAN accounts in the UK and Eurozone.
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$289
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closed 2/29/2008 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., acquired Electronic Clearing House, Inc.

synopsis: Intuit Inc. completed its acquisition of Electronic Clearing House Inc, or ECHO. ECHO is a leading provider of electronic payment processing solutions, including check conversion, automated clearing house capabilities, or ACH, as well as check verification, guarantee services, collection, and debit card and credit card processing.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$6,933.00)
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. "
target: Electronic Clearing House, Inc.
Electronic Clearing House Inc. (ECHO) provides a complete solution for the payment processing needs of merchants, banks and collection agencies. ECHO’s services include debit and credit card processing, check guarantee, check verification, check conversion, check re-presentment and check collection.
price ($mm)[EV]
$126 [$135]
rev ($mm)
$77
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
29.8x
closed 11/10/2005 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired Austrian Payment System Services GmbH

synopsis: First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment services, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Austrian Payment Systems Services GmbH (APSS), Austria's leading processor of cashless, card-based payment transactions.
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: Austrian Payment System Services GmbH
Austrian Payment System Services GmbH (APSS), a leading provider of card-based cashless payments with more than twenty years experience, is a full-service provider, offering a complete range of payment transaction services- from acquiring and issuing processing to service-centre tasks.
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closed 12/23/2010 via BusinessWire

The Brink’s Company, acquired Threshold Financial Technologies Inc.

synopsis: The Brink’s Company has announced its acquisition of Threshold Financial Technologies Inc. from Versent Corporation for approximately $40 million. Threshold has differentiated itself in the financial transaction and ABM marketplace by specializing in the provision of high quality, fully managed, POS and ABM solutions.
buyer: The Brink’s Company (BCO:$3,885.50)
The Brink’s Company is the world’s premier provider of secure transportation and cash management services. Founded in 1859, Brink's has evolved from a leading armored transportation service carrier to a premier provider of secure logistics and security solutions around the world. "
target parent: Versent Corporation ULC
target: Threshold Financial Technologies Inc.
Threshold is a leading provider of payments solutions, specializing in managed ATM and transaction processing services for financial institutions and retailers throughout Canada.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$48
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
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closed 12/4/2007 via BusinessWire

Fiserv, Inc., acquired CheckFree Corporation

synopsis: Fiserv, Inc., a leading provider of information technology services to the financial industry, announced the completion of its acquisition of CheckFree Corporation, a world leader in financial electronic commerce services and products, including electronic bill payment and internet banking.
buyer: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV:$7,693.00)
Fiserv, Inc. provides information management systems and services to the financial and insurance industries. Leading services include transaction processing, outsourcing, business process outsourcing software and systems solutions. "
target: CheckFree Corporation
CheckFree Corp., an electronic payment processing company, provides financial electronic commerce products and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three divisions: Electronic Commerce, Software, and Investment Services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,290 [$4,369]
rev ($mm)
$973
EBITDA ($mm)
$282
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
15.5x
announced 7/21/2016 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire VocaLINK

synopsis: MasterCard Incorporated announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 92.4 percent of VocaLink Holdings Limited for approximately US$920 million. VocaLink is a global payments partner to banks, corporate and governments. It designs, builds and operates world-class payment systems.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: VocaLINK
VocaLink is a global payments partner to banks, corporate and governments. It designs, builds and operates world-class payment systems.VocaLink's platform and payment industry expertise make it easier for people to make payments securely.
price ($mm)
$924*
rev ($mm)
$240
EBITDA ($mm)
$37
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
33.3x
announced 12/23/2019 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire RiskRecon

synopsis: Mastercard has agreed to acquire RiskRecon, a provider of AI and data analytics solutions to support companies in protecting their cyber systems and infrastructure. In addition to supporting Mastercard solutions, RiskRecon will continue to provide cybersecurity solutions across a broader set of industries, including healthcare and manufacturing.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard's global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments, and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: RiskRecon
RiskRecon is a leading provider of artificial intelligence and data analytics solutions to support companies in protecting their cyber systems and infrastructure. With RiskRecon’s pioneering scanning and evaluation technologies, organizations can proactively manage cyber risks.
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announced 10/22/2019 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire SessionM

synopsis: Mastercard announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire SessionM, a customer engagement and loyalty platform empowering the world’s most innovative brands to forge stronger and more profitable customer relationships. The platform scales for the enterprise, globally.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: SessionM
SessionM is a customer engagement and loyalty platform empowering the world’s most innovative brands to forge stronger and more profitable customer relationships. The platform scales for the enterprise, globally. SessionM is headquartered in Boston with offices around the globe.
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announced 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will purchase Corporate Services Businesses from Nets Holding A/S

synopsis: Mastercard announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority of the Corporate Services businesses of Nets, a leading European PayTech company. The acquisition comprises the clearing and instant payment services, and e-billing solutions of Nets’ Corporate Services business.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
seller: Nets Holding A/S
The deal includes the Corporate Services businesses of Nets, a leading European PayTech company. The acquisition comprises the clearing and instant payment services, and e-billing solutions of Nets’ Corporate Services business.
price ($mm)
$3,190
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announced 5/3/2019 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire Transactis, Inc.

synopsis: Mastercard, an American multinational financial services corporation, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Transactis, a platform that helps businesses deliver bills and receive payments through one simple-to-navigate experience.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: Transactis, Inc.
Transactis transforms traditional billing and payment processing with innovative, reliable, and secure digital solutions. Its advanced technology simplifies receivables management, and is delivered to market through banks and service providers that support millions of businesses.
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closed 4/16/2019 via Market Watch

MasterCard Incorporated, acquired Vyze

synopsis: Mastercard has acquired Vyze, a leading cloud-based financial technology company for businesses. By combining technology, a comprehensive lending supply, and support under one roof, Vyze is able to deliver businesses simpler, more satisfying financing experiences for their customers, wherever and whenever they shop.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
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announced 3/12/2019 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire Ethoca

synopsis: Mastercard announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Ethoca, a global provider of technology solutions that help merchants and card issuers collaborate in real-time to quickly identify and resolve fraud in digital commerce.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: Ethoca
Ethoca is the leading, global provider of collaboration-based technology that enables card issuers, ecommerce merchants and online businesses to increase card acceptance, stop more fraud, recover lost revenue and eliminate chargebacks from both fraud and customer service disputes.
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closed 7/9/2019 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, acquired Transfast

synopsis: Mastercard, a technology company in the global payments industry, has acquired Transfast, a global cross-border account-to-account money transfer network. Transfast will enable Mastercard to continue servicing the growing needs of consumers and businesses as well as governments and merchants in cross-border transactions.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: Transfast
Transfast is a global cross-border account-to-account money transfer network. Transfast's proprietary payment network enables person-to-person, business-to-person and business-to-business payments services to their partners via APIs, SFTP, web and mobile product applications.
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announced 7/17/2017 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire Brighterion, Inc.

synopsis: Mastercard announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Brighterion, Inc., a company that offers the world’s deepest and broadest portfolio of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, providing real-time intelligence from all data sources regardless of type, complexity and volume.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: Brighterion, Inc.
Brighterion offers the world’s deepest and broadest portfolio of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, providing real-time intelligence from all data sources regardless of type, complexity and volume.
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announced 3/29/2017 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire NuData Security

synopsis: Mastercard announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire NuData Security, a global technology company that helps businesses prevent online and mobile fraud using session and biometric indicators. NuData’s flagship NuDetect product identifies authentic users from fraudsters based on their online, mobile app and smartphone interactions.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: NuData Security
NuData Security is an award-winning passive biometrics and behavioral analytics company. Their flagship product, NuDetect, helps organizations form digital trust by identifying users based on their online interactions - behavior that can't be mimicked or replicated by a third party.
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announced 7/21/2016 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire VocaLINK

synopsis: MasterCard Incorporated announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 92.4 percent of VocaLink Holdings Limited for approximately US$920 million. VocaLink is a global payments partner to banks, corporate and governments. It designs, builds and operates world-class payment systems.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: VocaLINK
VocaLink is a global payments partner to banks, corporate and governments. It designs, builds and operates world-class payment systems.VocaLink's platform and payment industry expertise make it easier for people to make payments securely.
price ($mm)
$924*
rev ($mm)
$240
EBITDA ($mm)
$37
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
33.3x
announced 4/27/2015 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire Applied Predictive Technologies

synopsis: MasterCard announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Applied Predictive Technologies (APT). Applied Predictive Technologies is a leading cloud-based analytics provider. APT’s Test & Learn® platform helps companies tailor investments and maximize bottom-line impact by harnessing analytics.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: Applied Predictive Technologies
Applied Predictive Technologies is a leading cloud-based analytics provider. APT’s Test & Learn® platform helps companies tailor investments and maximize bottom-line impact by harnessing analytics to design, measure and calibrate marketing, merchandising, operations and capital initiatives.
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announced 11/6/2014 via BusinessWire

DataCash Group plc, will purchase Payment Gateway Services business from TNS, Inc.

synopsis: MasterCard announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Payment Gateway Services business of Transaction Network Services (TNS). The business has a broad portfolio of solutions that includes secure and resilient transaction delivery services. The business will join DataCash in expanding MasterCard’s global payment gateway solutions.
buyer parent: MasterCard Incorporated
buyer: DataCash Group plc (GB:DATA:$0.00)
DataCash has a single interface that allows organisations to process secure, multi-channel payments anywhere in the world. DataCash provides integrated measures to minimise an organisations exposure to fraud without unduly affecting the experience they are able to offer their customers. "
seller parent: Siris Capital Group
seller: TNS, Inc. (TNS:$474.82)
TNS' Payment Gateway Services business portfolio of solutions includes secure and resilient transaction delivery services, used by many of the top banks, transaction processors, and ATM deployers around the world. Transaction Network Services (TNS) is an international data communications company.
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closed 11/4/2014 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Advisors, acquired 5one Marketing Limited

synopsis: MasterCard announced it has acquired 5one Marketing Limited, a global consultancy providing services, analysis and software to help retailers manage and grow their businesses. The company will be integrated into MasterCard Advisors, the professional services arm of MasterCard.
buyer parent: MasterCard Incorporated
buyer: MasterCard Advisors
MasterCard Advisors provides payments consulting, information, analytics, and customized services to financial institutions and their merchant partners worldwide. MasterCard Advisors helps clients maximize the value of their payments businesses. "
target parent: LaSer Group
target: 5one Marketing Limited
5one Marketing Limited is a global consultancy providing services, analysis and software to help retailers manage and grow their businesses. 5one enables swift implementation by customizing proven techniques to accelerate internal cross-functional alignment and external vendor partner collaboration.
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announced 5/19/2014 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire ElectraCard Services

synopsis: MasterCard announced that it has entered into an agreement with Opus Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd., to acquire its subsidiary, ElectraCard Services Private Limited, a leading global provider of software solutions and processing services for electronic payment and card systems.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard serves as a franchisor, processor and advisor to the payments industry, and makes commerce happen by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, governments, businesses, merchants, and cardholders worldwide. "
target parent: Opus Software Solutions
target: ElectraCard Services
ElectraCard Services (ECS), headquartered in Pune, India is a leading provider of software products and processing services for electronic payments. Its customer base includes financial institutions, retailers and telcos in over 25 countries globally.
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announced 4/17/2014 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire Pinpoint Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: MasterCard announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pinpoint Pty. Ltd., a leading provider of loyalty and rewards services to financial institutions across the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard serves as a franchisor, processor and advisor to the payments industry, and makes commerce happen by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, governments, businesses, merchants, and cardholders worldwide. "
target: Pinpoint Pty. Ltd.
Pinpoint, which was founded in 1984 and headquartered in Sydney, is Australia’s leading rewards program manager, with a growing footprint across the region into key markets such as China, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan and Japan. Its customer base includes financial institutions and merchants.
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announced 2/24/2014 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire C-SAM, Inc.

synopsis: MasterCard announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire C-SAM, Inc., a leading provider of mobile wallet and on-device software and services. In acquiring C-SAM, MasterCard will speed the development and deployment of mobile wallets and payment solutions globally, including the rollout of its MasterPass™ digital service.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard serves as a franchisor, processor and advisor to the payments industry, and makes commerce happen by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, governments, businesses, merchants, and cardholders worldwide. "
target: C-SAM, Inc.
C-SAM, Inc. provides mobile payment technology solutions. C-SAM, Inc. is a pioneer in secure mobile transactions technology. The company provides turnkey services to carriers, banks, merchants, settlement networks, healthcare providers, and large infrastructure providers.
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closed 9/6/2012 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, acquired Truaxis, Inc.

synopsis: MasterCard announced the acquisition of Truaxis, Inc., a Silicon Valley, California-based provider of relevant credit and debit card-linked offers to consumers through merchants and financial institutions. The integration of the Truaxis platform with the MasterCard network will allow for real-time offer delivery coupled with advanced analytics.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard serves as a franchisor, processor and advisor to the payments industry, and makes commerce happen by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, governments, businesses, merchants, and cardholders worldwide. "
target: Truaxis, Inc.
Truaxis, Inc. provides loyalty rewards and personalized statement solutions. The company’s StatementRewards enables financial institutions and merchants to deliver data-driven personalization services to their customers directly within the bank statement.
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closed 10/22/2010 via

MasterCard Incorporated, acquired DataCash Group plc

synopsis: MasterCard Incorporated announced that it has acquired DataCash Group plc, a European payment service provider, at a price of 360 pence per share in cash, representing approximately £333 million (US$520 million) in aggregate.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard Incorporated advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants. MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes over 22 billion transactions each year, and provides industry-leading analysis. "
target: DataCash Group plc
DataCash has a single interface that allows organisations to process secure, multi-channel payments anywhere in the world. DataCash provides integrated measures to minimise an organisations exposure to fraud without unduly affecting the experience they are able to offer their customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$520 [$489]
rev ($mm)
$59
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
8.2x
EV / EBITDA
18.0x
closed 10/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired The Tower Group

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board has announced the acquisition of TowerGroup, a leading financial services industry research and advisory firm. The combined organization will deepen the Corporate Executive Board’s financial services footprint in several of its target domain areas – most notably in technology and sales and marketing.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
The Corporate Executive Board is the premier, network-based knowledge resource, providing the world's leading executives with the authoritative and timely guidance needed to excel in their roles, take decisive action and improve company performance. "
target parent: MasterCard Incorporated
target: The Tower Group
TowerGroup is the leading research and advisory services firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry. TowerGroup brings many of the world’s leading financial institutions a deeper understanding of the business and technology issues impacting their organizations.
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closed 2/18/2009 via PR Newswire

MasterCard Incorporated, acquired Strategic Payments Services Pty Ltd

synopsis: MasterCard announced that it has entered into an agreement to increase its stake in Strategic Payments Services Pty Ltd , which will allow it to become the majority shareholder at 52.5%. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd will remain a key partner in the JV, retaining its existing shareholding, with Customers Ltd set to become a minority shareholder.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard International is a global payments company with one of the most recognized and respected brands in the world. We manage a full range of payment programs and services, including MasterCard® credit cards, MasterCard® debit cards, Maestro® online debit cards, and Cirrus® ATM cash access. "
target: Strategic Payments Services Pty Ltd
Strategic Payments Services Pty Ltd. was designed to deliver an innovative, flexible and cost effective multi-brand acquiring processing solution. Its end-to-end processing solution includes transaction switching, device driving, back office and support functions.
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announced 7/21/2016 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire VocaLINK

synopsis: MasterCard Incorporated announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 92.4 percent of VocaLink Holdings Limited for approximately US$920 million. VocaLink is a global payments partner to banks, corporate and governments. It designs, builds and operates world-class payment systems.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,276.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: VocaLINK
VocaLink is a global payments partner to banks, corporate and governments. It designs, builds and operates world-class payment systems.VocaLink's platform and payment industry expertise make it easier for people to make payments securely.
price ($mm)
$924*
rev ($mm)
$240
EBITDA ($mm)
$37
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
33.3x
closed 2/11/2010 via Company Press Release

Barclays PLC, purchased Italian Credit Card Business from Citi

synopsis: Barclays has agreed to acquire the Italian credit card business of Citibank International Bank plc. Over time, Barclays intends to rebrand the acquired credit cards with its global Barclaycard brand.
buyer: Barclays PLC (LSE:BARC:$25,009.44)
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and corporate banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. "
seller: Citi (C:$63,902.00)
Citi is the most complete financial partner to corporations, financial institutions, institutional investors and governments in the world. Citi also provides a broad range of financial products and services to individuals through brand names including Citi Smith Barney, Citibank, and Banamex.
price ($mm)
$295
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Svea Ekonomi AB, acquired Payson AB

synopsis: Svea Finance AB acquires payment company Payson AB strengthening its position in e-commerce further. Payson has become a well known payment solution on the Internet and one of Sweden's leading providers of payment solutions.
buyer: Svea Ekonomi AB
Svea Ekonomi AB offers customized solutions within the fields of debt recovery, financing and sales ledger administration. "
target: Payson AB
Payson is Sweden's leading person-to-person payments company. For business, they provide sophisticated payment solutions with no fixed charges.
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closed 7/1/2005 via Company Press Release

eFunds Corporation, acquired WildCard Systems, Inc.

synopsis: eFunds Corporation, a leading provider of risk management, electronic payments and global outsourcing solutions announced today that it has completed the acquisition of WildCard Systems, Inc.
buyer: eFunds Corporation
eFunds Corporation provides risk management, electronic payment, and outsourcing solutions worldwide. It operates in three segments: US Payments, US Risk Management, and International. "
target: WildCard Systems, Inc.
WildCard Systems is the global solutions leader in turnkey host based prepaid cards and custom stored-value products. The company offers an array of commercial and consumer stored-value products that are made available to end-users through banks and commercial clients. WildCard Systems is certified
price ($mm)
$288
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., acquired Blispay

synopsis: Blispay, a financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing, has been acquired by Alliance Data, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$7,709.50)
Alliance Data® Systems (ADS) and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. ADS creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Blispay
Blispay is a financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing. Blispay is an everyday financing solution that customers deserve and merchants need.
price ($mm)
$7.70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/3/2014 via Company Press Release

Wirecard AG, will acquire 3pay

synopsis: The Wirecard Group has agreed on the acquisition of all shares in the Turkish Mikro Ödeme, headquartered in Istanbul. Under its brand 3pay, the company is considered to be one of the leading payment providers in Turkey. The service spectrum ranges from mobile payment/direct carrier billing services to its own prepaid card platform.
buyer: Wirecard AG (XTRA:WDI:$2,845.60)
Wirecard AG is one of the leading international providers of electronic payment and risk management solutions. Worldwide, Wirecard supports over 10,000 companies from many and various industry segments in automating their payment processes and minimizing cases of default. "
target parent: Mediterra Capital
target: 3pay
3pay | Mikro Odeme is the first and by far the leading direct carrier billing company of Turkey. Founded in 2008, the Company has become the first direct carrier billing partner of all 3 operators in Turkey, i.e. Avea, Turkcell, and Vodafone.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/2/2012 via Market Wire

Universal Vision Group Inc., will acquire Webteh d.o.o.

synopsis: Universal Vision Group Inc., a leading provider of prepaid cards and e-commerce software, has reached an agreement with Webteh d.o.o. and its founders whereby Webteh will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Vision Group as it expands globally. Webteh is the largest Croatian and regional service for Internet payments.
buyer: Universal Vision Group Inc.
Universal Vision Group is a leading provider of international multi-currency pre-paid cards to both corporate users and consumers on its proprietary software that offers a complete Tier 1 pre-paid card issuer processing infrastructure. "
target: Webteh d.o.o.
Webteh ltd. is the largest Croatian and regional service for Internet payments. Webteh performs acceptance and contracting for merchants in Montenegro as IPSP Atlasmont Bank AD.
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closed 7/21/2005 via Company Press Release

First Data Corporation, acquired EuroProcessing International

synopsis: First Data Corp., a global leader in electronic commerce and payment services, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of EuroProcessing International, a major card processor in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. "
target: EuroProcessing International
EuroProcessing International is a major card processor in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Escrow.com, Inc., acquired Escrow Angel Pty Ltd

synopsis: Escrow.com, the leading licensed and independent online escrow service, announced the acquisition of Australian online escrow service Escrow Angel and its automotive brand Protecti. Escrow Angel was founded by Simon Lenton back in 2012, and operated in Australia.
buyer parent: Freelancer Ltd
buyer: Escrow.com, Inc.
Escrow.com reduces the risk of fraud by acting as a trusted third-party that collects, holds and only disperses funds when both Buyers and Sellers are satisfied. "
target: Escrow Angel Pty Ltd
Escrow Angel is a privately owned company based in Sydney, Australia. They have established themselves as the leading provider of online escrow and transaction management services in Australia and beyond.
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closed 6/7/2010 via PR Newswire

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., acquired iPay Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., a leading provider of integrated technology solutions and data processing services for financial institutions, announced that it has closed the transaction initiated to acquire iPay Technologies. iPay currently operates as the largest independent electronic bill pay provider in the United States.
buyer: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY:$1,603.24)
Jack Henry & Associates is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions are marketed and supported through three primary brands: Jack Henry Banking, Symitar and ProfitStars. "
target: iPay Technologies, LLC
iPay Technologies provides online bill payment solutions and unmatched service to more banks and credit unions than any other bill payment provider. That includes more than half of the nation's credit unions and nearly 40 percent of the nation's community banks that use bill payment software.
price ($mm)
$301
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
6.6x
EV / EBITDA
16.4x
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 7/13/2006 via BusinessWire

Pipeline Data Inc., acquired Paynet Systems, Inc

synopsis: Pipeline Data Inc. announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Paynet Systems, Inc., an e-commerce and retail merchant credit card processing provider. The purchase of Paynet Systems, Inc. along with the recent acquisition of Valadata, Inc. will provide an additional $390,000 in monthly cash flow to Pipeline.
buyer: Pipeline Data Inc. (PPDA.OB:$0.00)
Pipeline Data Inc. provides integrated transaction processing services for all major credit cards. The Company offers card processing services in three key areas: wireless mobile payments, e-commerce solutions and retail merchant payments. "
target: Paynet Systems, Inc
Paynet Systems, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a registered Merchant Service Provider of Wells Fargo Bank, NA. Paynet Systems has assisted over 15,000 customers with their electronic payment needs.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

PayPal, Inc., acquired GoPay

synopsis: PayPal has acquired 70% equity of GoPay (Guofubao Information Technology Co. [GoPay], Ltd.), which will make PayPal the first foreign payment platform to provide online payment services in China. GoPay is a technology and financial comprehensive service platform based on third-party payment.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$17,037.00)
PayPal’s digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, whether online, on mobile, in app, or in person. PayPal creates ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. "
target: GoPay
Founded in January 2011, GoPay (Guofubao Information Technology Co., Ltd.) is a technology and financial comprehensive service platform based on third-party payment. Guofubao now has online payment products, mobile payment products and financial services for B2B/B2C.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Advent International, will acquire Prisma Medios de Pago

synopsis: Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 51% of Prisma Medios de Pago, Argentina's leading payments company, from a group of 14 Argentinian banks and Visa International.
buyer: Advent International
Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. The firm has invested in over 340 private equity transactions in 41 countries and as of September 30, 2018, it had US$39 billion in assets under management. "
target parent: Visa, Inc.
target: Prisma Medios de Pago
Prisma Medios de Pago is an Argentinian company established in 2014 through the merger of Visa Argentina and Banelco and brings together more than 30 years of experience in the local payments market. Prisma is the leading payments company in Argentina and one of the largest in Latin America.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Fintech Select, will purchase Online Payment and e-Wallet Platform from Mswipe

synopsis: Fintech Select has signed a LOI to acquire an online payment and e-wallet platform from Mswipe, India’s largest independent mobile POS merchant acquirer & network provider. The platform will include: online payment processing, online global money transfers, fraud screening, transaction dispute resolutions, cryptocurrency exchange services and more.
buyer: Fintech Select (TSXV:FTEC:$2.43)
Fintech Select is a provider of robust and disruptive Pre-Paid Card programs, mobile banking solutions and Cryptocurrency technologies. Fintech Select also owns and operates three core business divisions and an integrated call centre. They are based in Toronto, ON, Canada. "
seller: Mswipe
The acquisition includes an online payment and e-wallet platform from Mswipe, India’s largest independent mobile POS merchant acquirer & network provider. The platform will include: online payment processing, online global money transfers, transaction dispute resolutions and more.
price ($mm)
$0.23
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Aduno Group, will acquire Accarda

synopsis: The Aduno Group announced that it is increasing its existing 30% participation in Accarda AG to 100%. With the full takeover of Accarda AG, a Swiss specialist in customer cards with payment functions and integrated customer management, the Aduno Group is strengthening its strategically important cards business.
buyer: Aduno Group
The Aduno Group offers a wide range of products and services for cashless payment from a single source. Together with the personal credit, leasing and guarantee deposit business, the Aduno Group boasts a diverse range of activities in a growing market. "
target parent: Maus Frères SA
target: Accarda
Accarda offers customer cards with payment function, mobile payment, purchase on account with and without payment in installments, gift cards and bonus programs.
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closed 12/9/2016 via finextra.com

Standard Bank Group Limited, acquired SnapScan

synopsis: South Africa's Standard Bank has bought a majority stake in Firepay, the startup behind popular QR code-based mobile payments service SnapScan. The SnapScan app is an easy, affordable and convenient way for merchants to accept payments, and a safe, secure and convenient payment method for users.
buyer: Standard Bank Group Limited (JSE:SBK:$8,263.42)
Standard Bank's strategy is to build the leading Africa-focused financial services organisation. They operate in 20 countries on the African continent, including South Africa. Their three main pillars of business are Personal & Business Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, and Wealth - Liberty. "
target: SnapScan
SnapScan is the easiest way for South Africans to pay with their phones. The app is an easy, affordable and convenient way for merchants to accept payments, and a safe, secure and convenient payment method for users, who no longer have to carry cash around with them.
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closed 7/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Seamless, acquired MeaWallet Inc

synopsis: Seamless, a global payments company, has acquired MeaWallet AS, a leading technology provider of Cloud-Based Payments and tokenization. Their Mobile Services Platform – built for digital card issuance – enables secure mobile contactless and remote payment for card issuers, supporting both open and closed loop payment schemes.
buyer: Seamless (OM:INVUO:$31.80)
Seamless is a global payments company that provides prepaid top-up systems and mobile payment services for mobile operators, distributors, retailers and consumers. "
target: MeaWallet Inc
MeaWallet is a leading technology provider of Cloud-Based Payments and tokenization. Their Mobile Services Platform – built for digital card issuance – enables secure mobile contactless and remote payment for card issuers, supporting both open and closed loop payment schemes.
price ($mm)
$4.97
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
32.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Net1 U.E.P.S. Technology Inc, acquired Masterpayment AG

synopsis: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of payment solutions and transaction processing services across multiple industries and in a number of emerging economies, has acquired a 60% interest in Masterpayment AG, a specialist payment services processor based in Munich, Germany.
buyer: Net1 U.E.P.S. Technology Inc (UEPS:$620.16)
Net1 provides its universal electronic payment system, or UEPS, as an alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies. "
target: Masterpayment AG
Masterpayment AG is a specialist payment services processor based in Munich, Germany. Masterpayment combines the technical abilities of a payment service provider with the commercial leeway of a credit card acquirer and financing possibilities of a regulated fully licensed bank.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Net1 U.E.P.S. Technology Inc, acquired Masterpayment AG

synopsis: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of payment solutions and transaction processing services across multiple industries and in a number of emerging economies, has acquired a 60% interest in Masterpayment AG, a specialist payment services processor based in Munich, Germany.
buyer: Net1 U.E.P.S. Technology Inc (UEPS:$620.16)
Net1 provides its universal electronic payment system, or UEPS, as an alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies. "
target: Masterpayment AG
Masterpayment AG is a specialist payment services processor based in Munich, Germany. Masterpayment combines the technical abilities of a payment service provider with the commercial leeway of a credit card acquirer and financing possibilities of a regulated fully licensed bank.
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year
2019
rev ($mm)
$159,378.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$31,223.54
EBIT ($mm)
$30,150.45
Net Income ($mm)
$18,493.28
Employees
376900
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Ticker: AXP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Express Company
American Express Company
The American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, insurance and international banking.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$38,379.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$6,975.00
Employees
59000
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Ticker: V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visa, Inc.
Visa, Inc.
Visa, Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$22,977.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$15,737.00
EBIT ($mm)
$15,438.00
Net Income ($mm)
$12,080.00
Employees
19500
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Ticker: NYSE:COF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital One Financial Corp.
Capital One Financial Corp.
Capital One Financial Corp. is a diversified financial services company that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One has one of the most widely recognized brands in America.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$22,241.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,800.00
Employees
50700
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Ticker: MA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MasterCard Incorporated
MasterCard Incorporated
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$16,276.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$9,703.00
EBIT ($mm)
$9,283.00
Net Income ($mm)
$6,917.00
Employees
14800
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Ticker: SYF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synchrony Financial
Synchrony Financial
Synchrony Financial is one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies. Through their partners’ over 350,000 locations across the United States and Canada, and their websites, they offer their customers a variety of credit products to finance the purchase of goods and services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$7,216.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,076.00
Employees
16000
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Ticker: LSE:TCS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tinkoff Bank
Tinkoff Bank is an innovative provider of online financial services operating in Russia through a high-tech branchless platform. The bank’s product range includes credit, debit and prepaid cards, deposits, co-branded cards, and agent-based mortgage products and retail securities trading.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$625.66
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$246.71
Employees
10217
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Ticker: AIM:CPP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CPP Group Plc
CPP Group is an AIM-listed credit card protection and insurance assistance business process services provider.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$128.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.70
EBIT ($mm)
$6.12
Net Income ($mm)
$6.44
Employees
650
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Ticker: XTRA:WDI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wirecard AG
Wirecard AG
Wirecard AG is one of the world’s leading independent providers of outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payment transactions. The Wirecard Group has been supporting companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,845.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$817.18
EBIT ($mm)
$684.14
Net Income ($mm)
$530.51
Employees
5685
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Ticker: UEPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net1 U.E.P.S. Technology Inc
Net1 U.E.P.S. Technology Inc
Net1 provides its universal electronic payment system, or UEPS, as an alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$620.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.63
EBIT ($mm)
$120.57
Net Income ($mm)
$87.95
Employees
4764
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Ticker: UEPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net1 U.E.P.S. Technology Inc
Net1 U.E.P.S. Technology Inc
Net1 provides its universal electronic payment system, or UEPS, as an alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$620.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.63
EBIT ($mm)
$120.57
Net Income ($mm)
$87.95
Employees
4764
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Ticker: ASX:EML
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EML Payments
EML Payments
With payment solutions from EML, customers will be empowered with more control, transparency and flexibility over their payment processes. Their combined portfolio offers innovative payment technology solutions for payouts, gifts, incentives, rewards, and supplier payments.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$66.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.31
EBIT ($mm)
$9.30
Net Income ($mm)
$5.77
Employees
275
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Ticker: TSXV:FGD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Global Data Limited
First Global Data Limited
First Global Data is an international fintech company which enables its clients around the world through its financial services technology platform. First Global’s technology drives the convergence of compliant domestic and cross-border payments, shopping, P2P, B2C and B2B payments.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$14.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
$0.78
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
56
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Ticker: ASX:ZML
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
zipMoney Limited
zipMoney Limited
zipMoney offers point-of-sale credit and digital payment services to consumers and merchants. They provide a variety of integrated Retail Finance solutions to small, medium and enterprise businesses across numerous industries, both online and in-store.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.13)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.46)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
30
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Ticker: PYPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PayPal, Inc.
PayPal, Inc.
PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in 203 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$17,037.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,235.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,589.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,536.00
Employees
21800
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