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closed 12/20/2010 via PR Newswire

Banks.com, Inc., acquired FileLater

synopsis: Banks.com, Inc., operator of financial services focused media properties announced it has acquired FileLater.com, a leader in the online tax extension industry and a portfolio of tax-related Internet domains.
buyer: Banks.com, Inc. (BNX:$0.00)
Banks.com, Inc. operates Internet media properties that provide targeted online advertising and services primarily in the financial services sector. Banks.com provides access to financial content, including financial news, blogs, interest-rate tables, stock quotes, and financial calculators. "
target: FileLater
FileLater is proud to be the first company on the Internet to offer both personal tax extensions and business tax extensions through IRS e-file. FileLater has created an easy-to-use online application that will guides users step by step in submitting a request for a 6 month tax extension.
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closed 1/31/2012 via BusinessWire

InfoSpace, Inc., acquired TaxACT

synopsis: InfoSpace, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of TaxACT, a leading provider of online tax solutions. TaxACT is a privately held company founded in 1998 and critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers.
buyer: InfoSpace, Inc. (BCOR:$371.98)
InfoSpace, Inc., a developer of metasearch products, is focused on bringing the best of the Web to Internet users. InfoSpace's proprietary metasearch technology combines the top results from several of the largest online search engines, providing fast and comprehensive search results. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: TaxACT
Founded in 1998, TaxACT is critically acclaimed as a leader in developing affordable tax preparation software and Web-based services directly for consumers. TaxACT was the first to offer free Federal tax software and free e-file to all American taxpayers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$288 [$241]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
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3.1x
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7.0x
closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Wealthsimple, acquired SimpleTax Software Inc.

synopsis: Wealthsimple, Canada's leading online investment service, announced that it has acquired SimpleTax, a Canadian web-based tax preparation service that makes preparing and filing tax returns quick and easy. Together, the companies aim to further their joint mission of making financial tools simple and accessible to everyone.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: SimpleTax Software Inc.
SimpleTax is an award-winning Canadian tax software that makes taxes easy. They believe people deserve better: taxes should be easy and transparent enough to do them alone; the cost to prepare a return should be fair; tax software should be friendly, fast, and fun. That's where SimpleTax comes in.
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closed 12/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Credit Karma, acquired OnePriceTaxes.com

synopsis: Credit Karma entered the more than $2 billion online tax preparation industry with its acquisition of AFJC Corporation, a provider of online tax preparation, filing solutions and related services. AFJC Corporation operated the online self-directed tax preparation and filing service, OnePriceTaxes, and Tax Preparer Solutions.
buyer: Credit Karma
Home of the truly free credit score, Credit Karma helps 60+ million consumers track, maintain, & improve credit health with valuable, free tools and info. "
target: OnePriceTaxes.com
OnePriceTaxes has been making online tax filing easy, accurate, and affordable since 2007. Founded by AFJC Corporation, OnePriceTaxes.com was developed here in the U.S. to make online tax filing quick and easy, for one low price.
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closed 8/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intuit, Inc., acquired GoodApril

synopsis: Intuit has bought GoodApril for an undisclosed price. GoodApril makes tax-planning software intended to help users reduce their annual tax bill. Their tax monitoring solution helps users to predict and correct tax mistakes before they happen, and save their money.
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: GoodApril
GoodApril is an online tax planning solution for individual American taxpayers. Their tax monitoring solution helps users to predict and correct tax mistakes before they happen, and save their money.
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$20
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closed 8/18/2010 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired TaxSimple, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has acquired the assets of TaxSimple, one of the last independent tax software companies in the tax preparation market. But instead of folding the product line, Thomson is going to use the acquired business to address the small firm market and won't kill TaxSimple products.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: TaxSimple, Inc.
Since 1983, TaxSimple has consistently served the financial industry with state-of-the-art computer software. TaxSimple's goal is to provide world-class software solutions and services at one point to meet all your needs.
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closed 1/8/2007 via BusinessWire

Liberty Tax Service, acquired eSmartTax

synopsis: Liberty Tax Service announced the acquisition of eSmartTax, the Internet income tax preparation business of San Jose, California-based C&S Technologies. Liberty Tax Service and H&R Block are now the only two national tax preparation firms that offer both an online and brick-and-mortar solution.
buyer: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service is the fastest growing retail tax preparation company in the industry’s history.Liberty Tax Service operates 2,450 offices throughout the United States and Canada,. The company focuses on computerized income tax preparation, electronic filing and refund loans. "
target: eSmartTax
eSmartTax is the Internet income tax preparation business of San Jose, California-based C&S Technologies.
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Smartsteuer GmbH, acquired Steuerbot GmbH

synopsis: Smartsteuer, Germany's leading provider of online tax returns for private individuals, the self-employed and small businesses, has acquired Steuerbot, a mobile app in Germany that helps make income tax returns quick and easy. Steuerbot is free and addresses the needs of students, people with part-time jobs, and people who have just started working.
buyer parent: Rudolf Haufe Verlag GmBH & Co KG
buyer: Smartsteuer GmbH
Smartsteuer is Germany's leading provider of online tax returns for private individuals, the self-employed, and small businesses. Smartsteuer allows anyone to file their own tax returns quickly and easily at a low cost. "
target: Steuerbot GmbH
Steuerbot is a mobile app in Germany that helps make income tax returns quick and easy. The app asks simple questions and generates tax returns based on the users answers. Steuerbot is free and addresses the needs of students, people with part-time jobs, and people who have just started working.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

European Legal Service, acquired Nalogia

synopsis: The European Legal Service, a Russian company that offers a full range of online legal services, has acquired a 70% stake in Nalogia, a set of web-tools for personal taxation in Russia. Nalogia strives to help Russian taxpayers understand the basics of Russia's tax laws and conveniently prepare and file tax declarations online.
buyer: European Legal Service
Founded in 2007, the European Legal Service is a Russian company that offers a full range of online legal services - from urgent legal advice to representation in court. The European Legal Service has 164 lawyers that are dedicated to protecting and supporting their clients 24/7. "
target: Nalogia
Nalogia is a set of web-tools for personal taxation in Russia. Nalogia strives to help Russian taxpayers understand the basics of Russia's tax laws, conveniently prepare and file tax declarations online, easily pay taxes, and apply for tax refunds.
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closed 1/17/2013 via BNC Analysis

Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Smartsteuer GmbH

synopsis: Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG has acquired German tax software provider Smartsteuer GmbH.
buyer parent: Rudolf Haufe Verlag GmBH & Co KG
buyer: Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG
Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG provides business software for self-employed persons, freelancers, and medium-sized companies. Haufe-Lexware with Intuit brings German versions of the Intuit finance programs such as Quicken, QuickSteuer and QuickBooks to the market. "
target: Smartsteuer GmbH
Smartsteuer GmbH offers tax software. The company is based in Hanover, Germany.
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closed 7/7/2005 via BusinessWire

H & R Block, Inc., acquired TaxNet, Inc.

synopsis: To accelerate its growth in the online and packaged software tax industry, H&R Block today announced it has acquired TaxNet(TM) Inc., a San Diego, Calif.-based provider of customized online tax services.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block is the world's largest tax services provider, having served more than 400 million clients since 1955. The sixth-largest retailer in the world, H&R Block has more than 12,000 locations serving taxpayers primarily in the United States, Canada and Australia. "
target: TaxNet, Inc.
TaxNet was created to provide taxpayers with a simple and intelligent tax preparation experience and to do it at a fraction of the cost of other products. TaxNet is designed by tax and software usability experts, providing depth of tax content and accuracy with an innovative interface and approach.
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closed 2/1/2012 via BusinessWire

LERETA, LLC, acquired LPS Property Tax Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: LERETA, LLC, a major force in the tax and flood service industries, announced that it has acquired the real estate tax services business of LPS Property Tax Solutions, Inc. (LPS Tax), a wholly-owned division of Lender Processing Services, Inc (LPS), a leading provider of mortgage technology and services.
buyer: LERETA, LLC
LERETA provides a full suite of real estate tax services for residential and commercial loans, including automated online research and certification, tax bill processing, a suite of delinquent tax services, and customized tax outsourcing service programs. "
target parent: Lender Processing Services
target: LPS Property Tax Solutions, Inc.
LPS Property Tax Solutions, a premier nationwide provider of real estate tax services and data, delivers a full line of tax products and services. It provides real estate tax information to over 350 lending and mortgage related institutions throughout the United States.
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closed 12/20/2010 via PR Newswire

Banks.com, Inc., acquired FileLater

synopsis: Banks.com, Inc., operator of financial services focused media properties announced it has acquired FileLater.com, a leader in the online tax extension industry and a portfolio of tax-related Internet domains.
buyer: Banks.com, Inc. (BNX:$0.00)
Banks.com, Inc. operates Internet media properties that provide targeted online advertising and services primarily in the financial services sector. Banks.com provides access to financial content, including financial news, blogs, interest-rate tables, stock quotes, and financial calculators. "
target: FileLater
FileLater is proud to be the first company on the Internet to offer both personal tax extensions and business tax extensions through IRS e-file. FileLater has created an easy-to-use online application that will guides users step by step in submitting a request for a 6 month tax extension.
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$0.18
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closed 6/28/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Remark Media, Inc., acquired Banks.com, Inc.

synopsis: Remark Media, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Banks.com, Inc., a financial media company that owns and operates Banks.com, IRS.com, FileLater.com and MyStockFund.com. Banks.com is a leading financial services portal containing a unique breadth and depth of financial products and services.
buyer: Remark Media, Inc. (MARK:$75.39)
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focused on developing social media businesses that incorporate relevant, high quality content. "
target: Banks.com, Inc.
Banks.com, Inc. operates Internet media properties that provide targeted online advertising and services primarily in the financial services sector. Banks.com provides access to financial content, including financial news, blogs, interest-rate tables, stock quotes, and financial calculators.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.86 [$5.37]
rev ($mm)
$4
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closed 12/20/2010 via PR Newswire

Banks.com, Inc., acquired FileLater

synopsis: Banks.com, Inc., operator of financial services focused media properties announced it has acquired FileLater.com, a leader in the online tax extension industry and a portfolio of tax-related Internet domains.
buyer: Banks.com, Inc. (BNX:$0.00)
Banks.com, Inc. operates Internet media properties that provide targeted online advertising and services primarily in the financial services sector. Banks.com provides access to financial content, including financial news, blogs, interest-rate tables, stock quotes, and financial calculators. "
target: FileLater
FileLater is proud to be the first company on the Internet to offer both personal tax extensions and business tax extensions through IRS e-file. FileLater has created an easy-to-use online application that will guides users step by step in submitting a request for a 6 month tax extension.
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$0.18
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closed 1/10/2008 via Burlington Free Press

Banks.com, Inc., acquired OnLine Investments, Inc.

synopsis: Banks.com, Inc. a leading financial services focused web property, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Online Investments, Inc., including MyStockFund.com, MyStockFundKids.com and an online broker/dealer with a wide array of products, tools, and services.
buyer: Banks.com, Inc. (BNX:$0.00)
Banks.com is a leading Financial Services portal containing a unique breadth and depth of products and services. Our mission is to bring our users and subscribers the most relevant financial information on the web. "
target: OnLine Investments, Inc.
MyStockFund Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, is the broker-dealer offering the unique securities trading platform. OnLine Investments, Inc. the parent of MyStockFund Securities, Inc. has developed the technology to enable convenient and cost-effective Internet-based investment.
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closed 6/28/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Remark Media, Inc., acquired Banks.com, Inc.

synopsis: Remark Media, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Banks.com, Inc., a financial media company that owns and operates Banks.com, IRS.com, FileLater.com and MyStockFund.com. Banks.com is a leading financial services portal containing a unique breadth and depth of financial products and services.
buyer: Remark Media, Inc. (MARK:$75.39)
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focused on developing social media businesses that incorporate relevant, high quality content. "
target: Banks.com, Inc.
Banks.com, Inc. operates Internet media properties that provide targeted online advertising and services primarily in the financial services sector. Banks.com provides access to financial content, including financial news, blogs, interest-rate tables, stock quotes, and financial calculators.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.86 [$5.37]
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$4
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closed 6/9/2006 via

Netoy.com, acquired SafePay Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Netoy.com is proud to announce that the agreement to acquire SafePay Solutions, Inc. for convertible preferred stock of Netoy.com, to be authorized by Netoy.com shareholders, has been signed.
buyer: Netoy.com
Netoy.com was one of the first online toy companies. In late 2004 Netoy began taking steps to restructure its operations and explore new ways to impact the toy industry. Since that time, the company has totally changed its management team and taken many steps towards refining its business model. "
target: SafePay Solutions, Inc.
As an online payment provider, SafePay Solutions brings you the highest level of security, convenience, and speed of any online payment system. Our solutions for business and consumers all the around the world are innovative, secure, and cost-effective.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

WiZink, acquired Aplazame

synopsis: ALLVP is pleased to announce the sale of portfolio company Aplazame to Spanish online leading bank, WiZink. Aplazame offers a unique payment alternative to e-commerce customers by providing lending directly at the point-of-sale based on a proprietary platform and risk algorithm, while stores use it as a marketing tool to increase sales.
buyer: WiZink
WiZink is an online bank specialized in simple credit and savings solutions to respond to the daily needs of our customers. At WiZink they have a specialization model unique in the market: they are a bank without branches. "
target parent: ALLVP
target: Aplazame
Aplazame offers a unique payment alternative to e-commerce customers by providing lending directly at the point-of-sale based on a proprietary platform and risk algorithm. It offers a simple, transparent financing for consumers’ online purchases, through an integrated responsive plugin.
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announced 7/19/2018 via Company Press Release

JLT Employee Benefits, will acquire Moola

synopsis: JLT Employee Benefits (JLT), one of the UK’s leading employee benefit providers, has acquired the award-winning digital saving and investment service Moola, subject to regulatory approval. Moola is an innovative, affordable and consumer-friendly investment service.
buyer parent: Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group PLC
buyer: JLT Employee Benefits
JLT Employee Benefits is one of the UK’s leading employee benefit providers. JLT Employee Benefits offers a single centralised source for all pension and benefit requirements. They inform, consult and deliver. "
target: Moola
Moola is a digital saving and investment service. Moola is an innovative, affordable and consumer-friendly investment service. It offers customers the opportunity to invest in Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs), Generalised Investment Accounts (GIA), as well as ethical and tax efficient portfolios.
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announced 6/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Javier Marín Romano, Warburg Pincus, will acquire Self Bank

synopsis: Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, and Javier Marín Romano, a Spanish banking veteran with 25 years of experience in the sector, have partnered to acquire Self Bank from Société Générale's Boursorama subsidiary. Self Bank is a leading online wealth management provider with a broad suite of banking and wealth management products.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Javier Marín Romano
Warburg Pincus LLC is a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The firm has more than $44 billion in private equity assets under management. The firm's active portfolio of more than 160 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. "
target parent: Société Générale
target: Self Bank
Self Bank is a leading online wealth management provider with a broad suite of banking and wealth management products including savings accounts, payroll accounts, equity and over 2,000 investment funds. They are based in Madrid, Spain.
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announced 2/20/2014 via AP - Associated Press

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., will acquire Simple

synopsis: BBVA has agreed to acquire Simple, a US-based company that has created a new standard in digital banking. The acquisition is part of BBVA's strategy to lead the technology-driven change that is transforming the financial services industry. The transaction values Simple at $117 million.
buyer: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BME:BBVA:$19,533.93)
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. engages in retail banking, asset management, private banking, and wholesale banking businesses in Spain and internationally. "
target: Simple
Simple is creating a better interface for banking through the Web and mobile apps. In partnership with financial institutions which will hold the actual deposits, Simple is creating a better customer experience and simplifying the banking process by unifying all accounts into one.
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closed 3/24/2010 via PE Hub

T-Venture Holding GmbH, acquired FIRSTGATE Holding AG

synopsis: Deutsche Telekom has acquired all remaining shares in ClickandBuy, a European digital payments platform and e-payments system. Deutsche Telekom already held a 20.2% stake via its venture capital subsidiary.
buyer: T-Venture Holding GmbH
T-Venture, the Venture Capital Company of Deutsche Telekom, was founded in 1997. T-Venture advises and looks after young, innovative enterprises which show economical and technological synergies with the business units of Deutsche Telekom. "
target: FIRSTGATE Holding AG
FIRSTGATE Holding is the parent company of ClickandBuy, one of the leading premier online payment services. Certified by McAfee and tested by Germany’s Technical Inspection and Testing Association (TUV), this online payment system is used for internet purchases by over 13 million people.
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announced 11/18/2009 via Company Press Release

American Express Company, will acquire Revolution Money

synopsis: American Express Company announced that it has agreed to acquire Revolution Money, a Revolution LLC company. Revolution Money provides secure payments through an internet based platform. No names or account numbers appear on Revolution cards and transactions are authorized by using a PIN number.
buyer: American Express Company (AXP:$38,379.00)
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. "
target parent: Revolution, LLC.
target: Revolution Money
Revolution Money's RevolutionCard provides consumers with enhanced PIN-based securit and RevolutionMoneyExchange is an online payment service that offers consumers an easy, secure and free way to instantly send and receive money online.
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closed 11/7/2008 via BusinessWire

eBay, acquired Bill Me Later, Inc.

synopsis: eBay Inc., completed its previously announced acquisition of Bill Me Later, the number two online-oriented payments brand, for approximately $820 million in cash and approximately $125 million worth of outstanding options, net of option exercise proceeds.
buyer: eBay (EBAY:$10,856.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target: Bill Me Later, Inc.
Bill Me Later is a convenient and secure way to pay on the web or over the phone. Bill Me Later lets users pay without using a credit card. At checkout, provide your birthday and the last four digits of your social security number and your purchase is complete.
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closed 7/16/2008 via BusinessWire

Playspan, acquired PayByCash

synopsis: Silicon Valley based PlaySpan Inc. acquired PayByCash an alternative payment system for online games, virtual worlds and social networks. PlaySpan and PayByCash create one of the fastest growing commerce and payment services companies supporting game publishers’ need for a complete commerce and payments platform.
buyer: Playspan
PlaySpan™ is the game industry's first publisher-sponsored™ in-game commerce™ network. PlaySpan's patent-pending in-game search, commerce and micropayment technologies enable game publishers and developers to generate new revenues, acquire new users and extend the loyalty of existing users. "
target: PayByCash
PayByCash handles all the payment-related customer support, foreign exchange complexity and risk, fraud protection, and maintenance of a constantly growing number of payment system integrations, while providing simplified reporting and accounting to their merchant clients.
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closed 3/28/2007 via

Investcorp Technology Partners, acquired Moneybookers Limited

synopsis: Moneybookers Limited, one of Europe's leading online payment providers and the UK's first FSA-licensed e-money issuer, announced today that Investcorp Technology Partners, the technology private equity arm of the international investment group Investcorp, undertook the buyout of the company for a EUR105 million valuation.
buyer: Investcorp Technology Partners (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target: Moneybookers Limited
Moneybookers.com is a leading European payment provider offering domestic payment options in more than 30 countries and customer service in 12 languages. With now close to 3 million account holders Moneybookers is one of the largest e-wallets worldwide.
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announced 1/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Global Sterling Payment Systems Limited, will acquire CyBux Ltd.

synopsis: ActiveCore Technologies, Inc., a Company that operates a group of subsidiaries and divisions in the U.S. and Canada, announced that Global Sterling Payments Systems Limited, the parent company of ePocket, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire CyBux Ltd., a payment solution provider based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
buyer parent: ActiveCore Technologies,Inc.
buyer: Global Sterling Payment Systems Limited
Global Sterling Payment Systems Limited, (GSPS) is a privately held UK company. GSPS was formed to focus on the electronic payments industry, and has brought together significant capital and senior executives in the payments industry to exploit this marketplace. "
target: CyBux Ltd.
CyBux has created an integrated online payment system across Canada involving most of the major banks and credit unions. This network encompasses thousands of financial institutions and provides a highly secure account-based payment system for use on the Internet.
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announced 5/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Metal Pay, will acquire Crumbs Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Metal Pay, a blockchain-based financial services company, will acquire Crumbs Technologies Inc., an innovative micro investing app that allows users to invest in digital assets. Crumbs lets users invest in digital assets with their spare change from credit and debit cards. The spare change goes into their own customizable indexes of digital assets.
buyer: Metal Pay
Metal Pay is reimagining money by putting digital assets in the hands of every person in the world. By creating an ecosystem of products, Metal meets the needs of all types of users. Metal's portfolio of products makes it simple, enjoyable and rewarding to participate in the new financial system. "
target: Crumbs Technologies Inc.
Crumbs Technologies combines the power of micro-investing with the performance of digital assets in their app, Crumbs. Crumbs lets users invest in digital assets with their spare change from credit and debit cards. The spare change goes into their own customizable indexes of digital assets.
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announced 11/20/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Hope Well Capital Corp., will acquire Payfare Inc.

synopsis: Hope Well Capital Corp., a capital pool company, has entered into a letter of intent pursuant to which it proposes to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of Payfare, Inc., a financial technology company providing mobile banking and micro-lending for the next-generation earner in the cashless, on-demand economy.
buyer: Hope Well Capital Corp. (TSXV:HOPE.P:$0.00)
Hope Well Capital Corp., a capital pool company, intends to identify and evaluate assets or businesses with a view to completing a qualifying transaction. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Toronto, Canada. "
target: Payfare Inc.
Payfare is a financial technology company providing mobile banking and micro-lending for the next-generation earner in the cashless, on-demand economy. Payfare Inc. was founded in 2014 and has its head office based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Airbnb, acquired Tilt

synopsis: Airbnb, a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world, has acquired Tilt, a technology company that makes it easy for groups and communities to collect, fundraise, or pool money securely and effectively online.
buyer: Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. "
target: Tilt
Tilt is a technology company that makes it easy for groups and communities to collect, fundraise, or pool money securely and effectively online. In addition to helping social organizers, the company is legally certified in securing fundraisers for non-profit organizations.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired Zenbanx

synopsis: SoFi announced it has acquired Zenbanx, a Delaware-based fintech firm providing multi-currency mobile banking services in the United States and Canada. The company intends to leverage Zenbanx's platform and underlying technology to expand SoFi's growing suite of online personal finance offerings.
buyer: SoFi
SoFi is a new kind of finance company taking a radical approach to lending, wealth management, and insurance. From unprecedented products and tools to faster service and open conversations, they're all about helping their members get ahead and find success. "
target: Zenbanx
Zenbanx is a financial technology provider that offers mobile, multi-currency accounts through relationships with regulated financial institutions. It enables customers to hold balances denominated in up to 9 currencies offered in a single account and exhange currencies and transfer funds.
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closed 2/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Commonwealth Bank of Australia, acquired Tyme Capital

synopsis: Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) revealed that it has acquired South Africa’s Tyme Capital — a company that builds digital banking solutions. Tyme was founded in November 2012 when it introduced its mobile bank to South Africans.
buyer: Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA:$19,930.06)
The Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s leading provider of financial services including retail, premium, business and institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and sharebroking products and services. "
target: Tyme Capital
TYME is a South African based technology company that designs, builds and operates digital banking ecosystems. TYME has developed innovative KYC accreditation solutions that allow customers to open a simple bank account over their mobile phone.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/21/2013 via BNC Analysis

Boku, Inc., acquired Qubecell

synopsis: Boku, San Francisco-based mobile payments and carrier billing company, has acquired Qubecell, India’s largest carrier billing company. Founded in 2012, Qubecell is India's first pure-play mobile billing aggregator. They are integrated with all leading operators in India and are now expanding their reach to operators in other emerging markets.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$31.11)
The Boku payments service enables consumers to make online purchases of digital and virtual goods with their mobile phones. The company is creating a new standard for mobile transactions by bringing bank-grade mobile payments to the Web. "
target: Qubecell
Founded in 2012, Qubecell is India's first pure-play mobile billing aggregator. They are integrated with all leading operators in India and are now expanding their reach to operators in other emerging markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2011 via BusinessWire

Visa, Inc., acquired Fundamo

synopsis: Visa Inc., a global leader in payments, announced that it is acquiring Fundamo, a leading platform provider of mobile financial services for mobile network operators and financial institutions in developing economies. Fundamo’s platform enables the delivery of mobile financial services to unbanked and under-banked consumers around the world.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,674.00)
Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. "
target: Fundamo
Fundamo’s Enterprise Mobile Financial Services platform is architected for configurability and scalability to evolve with the needs of mobile subscribers to deliver increasingly compelling, tailored and differentiated mobile financial services as the market matures.
price ($mm)
$110
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/18/2009 via BNC Analysis

Boku, Inc., acquired Paymo

synopsis: Boku Inc. has raised $13 million in venture funding and acquired both Paymo and Mobillcash. Boku enables mobile payments for virtual goods on Webs sites and in games in 53 countries on 193 carriers, including on all major U.S. carriers. Purchases appear on consumers' mobile phone bills.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$31.11)
The Boku payments service enables consumers to make online purchases of digital and virtual goods with their mobile phones. The company is creating a new standard for mobile transactions by bringing bank-grade mobile payments to the Web. "
target: Paymo
Paymo is the trusted mobile payment system that allows consumers anywhere in the world to buy online and pay with their mobile phone. Paymo is the world's first globally available mobile payment network.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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$371.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.59
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: TSE:3994
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Money Forward, Inc.
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rev ($mm)
$59.06
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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394
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Cash America International, Inc.
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year
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$1,120.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$217.24
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$96.68
Employees
5445
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Loans4Less.com, Inc.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$0.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.36
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
3
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Fast Finance24
Fast Finance24
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rev ($mm)
$0.05
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
($1.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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PayPal, Inc.
PayPal, Inc.
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year
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rev ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
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FAIRFX Group Plc
FAIRFX Group Plc
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year
2016
rev ($mm)
$824.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.72)
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
65
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Ticker: DLGEF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Garage Inc.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$171.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.20
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$24.22
Employees
376
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Afterpay Holdings Limited
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2016
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$5.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:IGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IG Group Holdings Plc
IG Group Holdings Plc
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2016
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$625.12
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$209.31
Employees
1408
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Ticker: AIM:BOKU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boku, Inc.
Boku, Inc.
Boku, the leading direct carrier billing mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants and operators alike.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$31.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.64
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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TrustBuddy International AB
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2015
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EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Life Quotes, Inc.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$15.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.58)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.37)
Net Income ($mm)
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Posera Ltd.
Posera Ltd.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$13.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.68)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
144
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Ticker: TSE:4436
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Minkabu The Infonoid
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2017
rev ($mm)
$14.21
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: AIM:AFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADVFN PLC
ADVFN PLC
ADVFN PLC operates a web site which provides up-to-date financial data on the UK stock markets. The site provides users with services including a bulletin board for investors to swap ideas, real-time share information from the London Exchange, configuration alerts, and regulatory new services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$15.81
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
43
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