Like Gradifi, Inc.

closed 12/12/2016 via BusinessWire

First Republic Bank, acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: First Republic Bank announced it has acquired Gradifi Inc., a Boston-based student loan repayment technology platform to assist the nation's 44 million student loan borrowers. Gradifi pioneered the SLP Plan (Student Loan Paydown), a technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: First Republic Bank (FRC:$3,197.47)
First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a commitment to responsiveness and action. "
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based student loan pay down provider with the first innovative solution to the nation's $1.3 trillion student loan debt problem. The company is led by a management team that brings decades of combined experience in consumer financial services and entrepreneurial ventures.
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closed 12/9/2019 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. has acquired Gradifi, a student loan benefit and financial wellness provider. The deal meaningfully bolsters the E*TRADE Corporate Services offering to include financial wellness and student loan solutions as part of a comprehensive benefits platform.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is leading the way in providing innovative financial benefits that empower employers to help brighten the financial futures of their employees with contributions to their student loans, options to refinance their loans, and help save for their children’s educational futures.
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$30
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closed 12/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired ECSI

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, has expanded its Campus Solutions division by acquiring ECSI, a leading provider of cost-effective, customized payments processing solutions for the higher education industry.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. is a payments processor that delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, school solutions, loyalty marketing services, campus solutions, payroll and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and education locations nationwide. "
target: ECSI
ECSI supports the entire life cycle of higher education and post-graduation school/student services, including student loan payment processing, default solutions, refund services, tuition payment plans, electronic billing and payment, tax document services, and business outsourcing.
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$38
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closed 9/27/2017 via BusinessWire

ReliaMax, acquired FUTR Corporation

synopsis: ReliaMax, the complete private student lending solutions provider for banks, credit unions, schools and alternative lenders, announced it has acquired the assets of FUTR Corporation, a San Francisco- and Texas-based private student loan servicing provider.
buyer: ReliaMax
ReliaMax has redefined private student lending. Through its complete Private Student Loan Platform-as-a-Service solution ReliaMax enables lenders to quickly, easily and safely help student borrowers finance their education so they can realize their education goals. "
target: FUTR Corporation
FUTR is a private student loan servicer focused on bringing together technology and quality service to provide transparency and insight that borrowers need to manage private student loans.
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announced 10/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., will acquire Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation

synopsis: Nelnet, one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S., announced it has entered into a definitive and binding agreement with Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation to acquire 100% of the stock of their student loan servicing company, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Great Lakes and its parent affiliated group have been helping students access higher education since 1967. They provide support to make higher education accessible, the financial aid process simpler, and the possibility of paying for college real.
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$150
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closed 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

CordiaGrad, acquired CordiaGrad

synopsis: Jack Zoeller, the founder of Cordia Bancorp, relinquished his role as CEO of the company in conjunction with his purchase and independent spin-off of CordiaGrad, a student loan refinance company that launched within the bank last year. CordiaGrad refinance for both undergraduate or graduate degrees and accept applications from nearly 1,000 schools.
buyer: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan. "
target parent: Cordia Bancorp Inc.
target: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan.
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closed 12/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Gradifi, Inc., acquired SmarterBucks

synopsis: Gradifi, a Boston-based startup, announced the acquisition of the SmarterBucks program from Valore. SmarterBucks provides members a variety of ways to earn value and apply it towards paying down student loan debt. Members participate by shopping at the SmarterBucks.com Marketplace, completing online surveys and by earning rewards with a debit card.
buyer: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based start-up providing an innovative solution to the nation's student loan debt problem. By partnering with companies to develop employer SLP Plans (Student Loan Paydown), rewards programs and brand loyalty programs, Gradifi empowers students to repay their loan debt. "
target parent: Valore
target: SmarterBucks
SmarterBucks is a revolutionary rewards program that helps users pay down their student loans faster and for less. Users earn rewards on the money spent on brands featured in the SmarterBucks marketplace, and those rewards become extra student loan payments on any student loan.
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

ESM, acquired BridgeSpan Financial LLC

synopsis: ESM acquired BridgeSpan Financial, a creator of unique solutions to forecast and manage student loan borrower delinquency and default. ESM will offer the Student Loan Chaperone service to schools, delivering personalized counseling and coaching for students to explore repayment options that fit their needs and lifestyles.
buyer: ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country. "
target: BridgeSpan Financial LLC
BridgeSpan Financial LLC is an education finance company established in 2008 with the mission of creating better solutions for forecasting and managing student loan borrower delinquency and default.
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closed 3/16/2012 via BusinessWire

United Recovery Systems, LP, acquired Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc.

synopsis: United Recovery Systems, LP has acquired Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc. ("ERS"). ERS is a provider of collection services with offices in Oak Brook, Illinois. ERS' clients include post-secondary education providers, student loan guarantee agencies, and the Department of Education.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: United Recovery Systems, LP
United Recovery Systems, LP is a Texas-based Limited Partnership that provides collection services for credit card, retail, commercial, and deficiency loan industries in the United States. "
target: Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc.
Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc. specializes in the recovery and resolution of educational loans and institutional accounts for colleges, universities, state guarantee agencies, and lenders.
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closed 5/9/2018 via PR Newswire

Lumni, acquired Paytronage, Inc.

synopsis: Lumni, an international financial technology company focused on increasing the affordability and accessibility of higher education, announced the acquisition of Paytronage, a 9-month old NYC-based direct-to-consumer marketplace for income share agreements (ISAs).
buyer: Lumni
Lumni is the world's largest and most-established player in the emerging income share agreements (ISA) space, having originated and serviced nearly 10,000 ISAs across Latin America. "
target: Paytronage, Inc.
Founded in August 2017, Paytronage launched as a direct-to-consumer marketplace connecting institutional lenders to students interested in taking out income share agreements. Paytronage launched at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on offering ISAs to Ivy League students.
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announced 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Manappuram Finance Ltd, will acquire Indian School Finance Company Pvt Ltd

synopsis: Manappuram Finance Ltd, a NBFC ("non banking financial company") that provides multiple loan services, is planning to acquire Indian School Finance Company Pvt Ltd (ISFC), a NBFC that provides financial solutions and services to educational institutions.
buyer: Manappuram Finance Ltd (BSE:531213:$395.23)
Manappuram Finance Limited is a non banking financial company. They provide fund and fee based services in India. The company offers gold loans, SME and micro finance, forex and money transfer services, commercial vehicle loans, and many other services. "
target: Indian School Finance Company Pvt Ltd
Based in India, Indian School Finance Company Private Limited (ISFC) provides financial solutions and services to education institutions and entrepreneurs managing such institutions, to help improve quality of education imparted to students.
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$31*
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closed 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Reverence Capital Partners LLC, acquired Transact Campus Inc

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that the company has completed the sale of its Blackboard Transact business unit to Reverence Capital Partners, LP. Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric.
buyer: Reverence Capital Partners LLC
Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence oriented investments. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Transact Campus Inc (ONE:$152.00)
Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric. Transact's open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences.
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closed 8/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, completed its acquisition of Higher One Holdings, Inc. The acquisition will allow for collaboration between CASHNet, the market software leader in secure online payment of tuition and fees, and the Blackboard Transact business line.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. They provide an array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness.
price ($mm)[EV]
$186 [$173]*
rev ($mm)
$161
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
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announced 12/16/2015 via BusinessWire

BankMobile, will purchase Disbursements Business from Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell substantially all of the assets and certain of the liabilities of its Disbursements business, including the OneAccount, to BankMobile. Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount.
buyer parent: Customers Bank
buyer: BankMobile
BankMobile provides personal and commercial banking services through an online platform. It is the first bank in the U.S. With their app, customers can simply snap a photo to upload your driver’s license, deposit checks and even pay bills. "
seller: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount. Refund Management® streamlines the financial aid refund disbursement process and the OneAccount is an FDIC-insured checking account offered through Higher One’s bank partners.
price ($mm)
$37
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closed 2/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

SlicePay, acquired Trustio Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: Micro-lending startup SlicePay has acquired Delhi-based P2P lending platform Trustio in an all equity deal. Launched in 2016, Trustio is an invite-only platform for alumni of premier colleges to avail short-term credit from their fellow alumni.
buyer: SlicePay
Founded in 2015, SlicePay operates on a buy now, pay later model through which students can purchase products on credit without collateral. Repayments can be made on a monthly basis. It has partnered with the likes of Amazon, Paytm and Myntra. "
target: Trustio Technologies Private Limited
Trustio is a New Delhi based P2P lending company giving alumni-backed loans to students and recent graduates. Trustio allows alumni of a select number of colleges access to short-term credit sourced from their colleagues.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Flywire, acquired ScholarFX

synopsis: Flywire, a leading provider of cross-border payment solutions, announced the acquisition of Toronto-based ScholarFX, a respected processor of tuition, room and board payments for international students attending universities and other educational institutions in Canada.
buyer: Flywire
Flywire is a leading provider of high-ticket cross-border payment solutions, connecting institutions with consumers from around the world. Introduced as a way for international students to pay their tuition for studies abroad, Flywire is welcomed by almost 900 educational institutions. "
target: ScholarFX
ScholarFX is a respected processor of tuition, room and board payments for international students attending universities and other educational institutions in Canada. They served international students living at on-campus residences across Canada by moving, shipping, storage and dormitory products.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2), acquired Skills Fund

synopsis: Skills Fund, a financing platform for bootcamps and tech skill training schools, announced that it has been acquired by Goal Structured Solutions, a company that operates as an asset management firm. Goal is the largest third-party provider of student loan services and currently manages a portfolio of over $26 billion.
buyer: Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2)
Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2), operates as an asset management firm. The company offers loan administration, loan and receivables purchasing, capital markets advisory services, and products and services to the education loan industry. "
target: Skills Fund
Skills Fund is a financing platform for bootcamps and tech skill training schools that partners with more than 70 schools and 400 programs. It lends money to students participating in programs in software development, web development, data science, and cybersecurity.
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closed 12/9/2019 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. has acquired Gradifi, a student loan benefit and financial wellness provider. The deal meaningfully bolsters the E*TRADE Corporate Services offering to include financial wellness and student loan solutions as part of a comprehensive benefits platform.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is leading the way in providing innovative financial benefits that empower employers to help brighten the financial futures of their employees with contributions to their student loans, options to refinance their loans, and help save for their children’s educational futures.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 12/12/2016 via BusinessWire

First Republic Bank, acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: First Republic Bank announced it has acquired Gradifi Inc., a Boston-based student loan repayment technology platform to assist the nation's 44 million student loan borrowers. Gradifi pioneered the SLP Plan (Student Loan Paydown), a technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: First Republic Bank (FRC:$3,197.47)
First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a commitment to responsiveness and action. "
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based student loan pay down provider with the first innovative solution to the nation's $1.3 trillion student loan debt problem. The company is led by a management team that brings decades of combined experience in consumer financial services and entrepreneurial ventures.
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closed 12/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Gradifi, Inc., acquired SmarterBucks

synopsis: Gradifi, a Boston-based startup, announced the acquisition of the SmarterBucks program from Valore. SmarterBucks provides members a variety of ways to earn value and apply it towards paying down student loan debt. Members participate by shopping at the SmarterBucks.com Marketplace, completing online surveys and by earning rewards with a debit card.
buyer: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based start-up providing an innovative solution to the nation's student loan debt problem. By partnering with companies to develop employer SLP Plans (Student Loan Paydown), rewards programs and brand loyalty programs, Gradifi empowers students to repay their loan debt. "
target parent: Valore
target: SmarterBucks
SmarterBucks is a revolutionary rewards program that helps users pay down their student loans faster and for less. Users earn rewards on the money spent on brands featured in the SmarterBucks marketplace, and those rewards become extra student loan payments on any student loan.
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closed 12/9/2019 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. has acquired Gradifi, a student loan benefit and financial wellness provider. The deal meaningfully bolsters the E*TRADE Corporate Services offering to include financial wellness and student loan solutions as part of a comprehensive benefits platform.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is leading the way in providing innovative financial benefits that empower employers to help brighten the financial futures of their employees with contributions to their student loans, options to refinance their loans, and help save for their children’s educational futures.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 12/12/2016 via BusinessWire

First Republic Bank, acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: First Republic Bank announced it has acquired Gradifi Inc., a Boston-based student loan repayment technology platform to assist the nation's 44 million student loan borrowers. Gradifi pioneered the SLP Plan (Student Loan Paydown), a technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: First Republic Bank (FRC:$3,197.47)
First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a commitment to responsiveness and action. "
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based student loan pay down provider with the first innovative solution to the nation's $1.3 trillion student loan debt problem. The company is led by a management team that brings decades of combined experience in consumer financial services and entrepreneurial ventures.
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closed 12/12/2016 via BusinessWire

First Republic Bank, acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: First Republic Bank announced it has acquired Gradifi Inc., a Boston-based student loan repayment technology platform to assist the nation's 44 million student loan borrowers. Gradifi pioneered the SLP Plan (Student Loan Paydown), a technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: First Republic Bank (FRC:$3,197.47)
First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a commitment to responsiveness and action. "
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based student loan pay down provider with the first innovative solution to the nation's $1.3 trillion student loan debt problem. The company is led by a management team that brings decades of combined experience in consumer financial services and entrepreneurial ventures.
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announced 2/20/2020 via BusinessWire

Morgan Stanley, will acquire E-Trade Financial Corp.

synopsis: Morgan Stanley is to acquire E*TRADE, a leading financial services company. The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more.
buyer: Morgan Stanley (MS:$41,419.00)
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals. "
target: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more.
price ($mm)
$13,132
rev ($mm)
$2,937
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Speqta AB, will acquire Eone Oy

synopsis: Speqta AB (publ), a performance marketing company in Sweden, will acquire Eone Oy, a Finnish fintech company. Eone operates Rahalaitos.fi, Finland’s largest online loan brokerage platform. Rahalaitos.fi allows users to easily apply for private loans, car loans and business loans.
buyer: Speqta AB (OM:SPEQT:$10.29)
Speqta is a performance marketing company in Sweden. Speqta is a digital media house that owns and operates a leading international advertising network as well as several digital products and services within the performance-based marketing of e-commerce stores. "
target: Eone Oy
Eone is a Finnish fintech company. Eone operates Rahalaitos.fi, Finland’s largest online loan brokerage platform. Rahalaitos.fi allows users to easily apply for private loans, car loans and business loans. Their platform competes with up to 25 loan providers to offer their users the best loan offer.
price ($mm)
$26
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

CurrencyFair Ltd, acquired Convoy Payments

synopsis: CurrencyFair, a provider of International Money Transfer services, has acquired Hong Kong based, Convoy Payments Limited, a subsidiary of Convoy Global Holdings Limited. Convoy Payments Limited is a licensed money service operator (MSO), regulated in Hong Kong capable of performing money exchange and remittance business.
buyer: CurrencyFair Ltd
CurrencyFair is a provider of International Money Transfer services to consumers and businesses worldwide. Send money with a better exchange rate and avoid excessive fees. They are based in Dublin, Ireland. "
target parent: Convoy Financial
target: Convoy Payments
Established in 2016, Convoy Payments Limited is a licensed money service operator (MSO), regulated in Hong Kong capable of performing money exchange and remittance business.
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announced 1/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

FAIRFX Group Plc, will acquire Q Money Limited

synopsis: FairFX Group Plc, the low cost multicurrency payments service, has announced that it has agreed to acquire the entire issued ordinary share capital of Q Money Limited with its associated e-money licence. Q Money Limited offers digital business banking services.
buyer: FAIRFX Group Plc (AIM:FFX:$824.35)
FAIRFX is an international payment services provider, offering services to customers in the UK since 2007. "
target: Q Money Limited
Q Money Limited offers digital business banking services.
price ($mm)
$0.52
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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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announced 2/17/2016 via Market Wire

Blockchain Tech LTD, will acquire XapCash

synopsis: BTL GROUP LTD.announced that it has entered into a binding letter of intent with Xapcash Technologies Inc. to complete a business combination. XapCash is an innovative remittance company that streamlines worldwide money transfers by dramatically improving upon existing Pre and Post-Fund Remittance Models with the use of Blockchain Technologies.
buyer: Blockchain Tech LTD (TSXV:BTL:$0.00)
BTL is a technology company whose current business is focused on developing blockchain technologies to disrupt and transform existing industries. Technology is developed in-house and through BTL's incubator and accelerator programs, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. "
target: XapCash
XAPCASH is an innovative remittance company that streamlines worldwide money transfers by dramatically improving upon existing Pre and Post-Fund Remittance Models with the use of Blockchain Technologies.
price ($mm)
$0.11
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closed 5/21/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Euronet Worldwide, Inc., acquired HiFX

synopsis: Euronet Worldwide, Inc., a leading global electronic payments provider and distributor, announced it has completed the acquisition of U.K.-based HiFX, a fast-growing provider of online initiated international payments and foreign exchange services.
buyer: Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (EEFT:$2,491.89)
Euronet Worldwide is an industry leader in processing secure electronic financial transactions. The Company offers payment and transaction processing solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. "
target: HiFX
HiFX is one of the largest and best known international money transfer specialists in the U.K. and Australasia with a reputation for consistently offering highly competitive, bank-beating exchange rates to both private individuals and businesses alike.
price ($mm)
$169
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
13.3x
announced 6/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Ready Financial Group, Inc. will be merged with AccountNow, Inc.,

synopsis: Jim Jones, CEO of AccountNow, Inc., announced that the AccountNow Board of Directors has approved a merger with Ready Financial Group, Inc., Nampa, Idaho. Ready Financial Group builds and markets general purpose and special purpose debit card products for consumers and commercial customers.
buyer: AccountNow, Inc.
AccountNow, Inc., San Ramon, California, has rapidly grown its reloadable consumer prepaid debit card business, to more than $2 billion dollars in annual transaction volume, by offering features and benefits traditionally reserved for customers with banking relationships. "
target: Ready Financial Group, Inc.
Ready Financial Group, Inc. builds and markets general purpose and special purpose debit card products for consumers and commercial customers. The company was formed in 2007, and its principals previously had responsibilities for Capital One card marketing and collection programs.
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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 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)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Merpay, will acquire Origami Inc.

synopsis: Tokyo-based Merpay, the mobile payments unit of community-based shopping app Mercari, has reached an agreement to acquire all shares in rival Origami, a Tokyo-based start up offering a mobile shopping experience which bridges online and offline.
buyer parent: Mercari
buyer: Merpay
Tokyo-based Merpay is the mobile payments unit of community-based shopping app Mercari. "
target: Origami Inc.
Origami is a Tokyo-based start up offering a mobile shopping experience which bridges online and offline. Origami offers a mobile payments platform which allows retailers to connect, communicate and market to new and existing customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Visa, Inc., acquired Earthport plc

synopsis: Visa Inc. announced it has acquired control of Earthport, a company that provides cross-border payment services to banks, money transfer service providers and businesses via the world’s largest independent ACH network.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$22,977.00)
Visa Inc. is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. "
target: Earthport plc (EPCUF.PK:$42.04)
Earthport provides cross-border payment services to banks, money transfer service providers and businesses via the world’s largest independent ACH network. Customers gain new levels of predictability, transparency and cost-efficiency without intermediary deductions or landing fees.
price ($mm)[EV]
$296 [$266]
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Worldpay Group merged with FIS,

synopsis: FIS, a global provider dedicated to financial technology solutions, has acquired Worldpay, Inc., creating a global leader in technology and solutions for merchants, banks, and capital markets. Worldpay is a leading payments technology company with a unique capability to power global omni-commerce.
buyer parent: Fidelity National Financial
buyer: FIS (FIS:$9,241.00)
FIS is a global provider dedicated to financial technology solutions. FIS software, services, consulting and outsourcing solutions are focused on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, trade enablement, transaction processing and record-keeping."
target: Worldpay Group (WP:$4,044.70)
Worldpay is a leading payments technology company with unique capability to power global omni-commerce. With an integrated technology platform, Worldpay offers a comprehensive suite of products and services, delivered globally through a single provider.
price ($mm)[EV]
$35,170 [$42,869]
rev ($mm)
$3,925
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,548
EV / rev
11.0x
EV / EBITDA
28.0x
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:$17,003.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: Transfast
Transfast is a global cross-border account-to-account money transfer network. Transfast's proprietary payment network enables person-to-person, business-to-person and business-to-business payments services to their partners via APIs, SFTP, web and mobile product applications.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ant Financial, will acquire WorldFirst

synopsis: Ant Financial, a Chinese technology company that brings inclusive financial services to the world, will acquire WorldFirst, the UK's fastest growing foreign exchange company. WorldFirst specialises in making foreign exchange simple, fast and fuss-free for people and businesses with global ambitions.
buyer parent: Alibaba Group
buyer: Ant Financial
Ant Financial is a Chinese technology company that brings inclusive financial services to the world. Ant Financial is dedicated to creating an open, shared credit system and financial services platform through technology innovations, and to provide consumers and SMBs with safe financial services. "
target: WorldFirst
WorldFirst is the UK's fastest growing foreign exchange company. WorldFirst specialises in making foreign exchange simple, fast and fuss-free for people and businesses with global ambitions. The company has helped over 120,000 people, small businesses and online sellers transfer over £60bn.
price ($mm)
$700
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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
closed 10/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

NXMH, acquired Bitstamp

synopsis: Digital currency exchange Bitstamp announced that the company has been acquired by NXMH, a Belgium-based investment company. Bitstamp is a leading global digital currency exchange and the EU’s largest in volume terms.
buyer parent: NXC
buyer: NXMH
NXMH is a family investment holding based in Brussels, Belgium with over €2 billion in assets under management, managing the wealth of an Asian tech entrepreneur. They have a flexible investment horizon, with the ability to invest for the long term. "
target: Bitstamp
Bitstamp is a leading global digital currency exchange and the EU’s largest in volume terms. Currently offering trading between BTC, BCH, ETH, XRP, LTC, USD and EUR, the exchange favours caution over extravagance, care over profligacy and quality over quantity.
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rev ($mm)
$824.49
EBITDA ($mm)
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$256.75
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Navient Corporation
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rev ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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$576.00
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational banking corporation of securities, investments and retail. It is a major provider of financial services, with assets of $2.4 trillion and according to Forbes magazine is the world's second largest public company based on a composite ranking.
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$104,870.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$32,941.00
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Ticker: C
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Citigroup
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year
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rev ($mm)
$63,902.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$15,501.00
Employees
215000
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BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas provides a range of banking and financial services worldwide. Its retail banking business offers current accounts and structured solutions in the areas of corporate financing and asset management; various banking, financial, and insurance products and services; and more.
year
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rev ($mm)
$48,518.08
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$9,118.99
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Manulife
Manulife
Manulife is a leading financial services group with operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Manulife's international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services.
year
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rev ($mm)
$44,261.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,661.97
EBIT ($mm)
$4,275.68
Net Income ($mm)
$2,758.63
Employees
28000
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American Express Company
American Express Company
The American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, insurance and international banking.
year
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rev ($mm)
$38,379.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$6,975.00
Employees
59000
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UBS AG
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year
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rev ($mm)
$30,778.77
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,882.03
Employees
60326
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Ticker: DB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deutsche Bank AG
Deutsche Bank AG
Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a substantial private clients franchise. Its businesses are mutually reinforcing. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets.
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rev ($mm)
$30,154.05
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Société Générale
Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth. Their objective: to be the leading relationship-focused bank, a reference in its markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$28,618.06
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,480.32
Employees
147000
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Sun Life Financial Inc.
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate clients.
year
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rev ($mm)
$26,356.07
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,305.63
Employees
14260
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Barclays PLC
Barclays PLC
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs 147,500 people.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$25,009.44
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,106.41
Employees
79900
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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.
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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: CS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Credit Suisse Group AG
Credit Suisse Group AG
Credit Suisse provides its clients with investment banking, private banking and asset management services worldwide. Credit Suisse offers advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$21,321.43
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
45560
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Ticker: TSX:BMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BMO Financial Group
BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group serves more than 10 million personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers in North America and internationally.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$18,680.79
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$4,370.56
Employees
45513
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