Like PlaySpan Inc.

closed 3/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Visa, Inc., acquired PlaySpan Inc.

synopsis: Visa Inc. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of PlaySpan Inc., a privately held company whose payments platform handles transactions for digital goods in online games, digital media and social networks around the world.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
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: PlaySpan Inc.
PlaySpan is the trusted partner in global monetization solutions for leading publishers and developers of digital media, online games, mobile apps and social networks. The company provides a global payments solution through its UltimatePay product.
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$180 [$162]
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Overwolf, acquired Tebex

synopsis: Overwolf has acquired Tebex, a checkout and payments platform in the gaming industry. They work with modders, publishers and studios, simplifying managing much of the payments process including global payments acceptance, fraud, chargebacks, sales tax, compliance and more.
buyer: Overwolf
Headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel with offices in Seattle, Overwolf enhances competitive gaming experiences with the world's richest selection of in-game apps. The Overwolf Client allows players and game publishers to add new functionality to any game, all without touching a line of game code. "
target: Tebex
Tebex (originally named Buycraft) launched in 2011 as a Bukkit plugin for Minecraft Servers to monetize their game servers. They have grown to support over 10 games, 13,000 game servers, and have helped creators earn over 500M USD, with 10M USD being paid out to creators in December 2021 alone.
price ($mm)
$29
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closed 11/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

BVNK, acquired System Pay Services

synopsis: BVNK, a next-generation payments platform for global businesses, has acquired System Pay Services, a one-stop payment gateway in the UK. System Pay Services provides a payment gateway solution for mobile apps, banks, online merchants, and service providers. They offer services for e-money, e-wallets, multi-currency accounts, and more.
buyer: BVNK
BVNK is a next-generation payments platform for global businesses. BVNK allows businesses to send and receive payments on all major schemes and blockchain networks, incorporate stablecoins into their payment flows, and settle funds in over 30 markets. "
target: System Pay Services
System Pay Services is a one-stop payment gateway in the UK. System Pay Services provides a payment gateway solution for mobile apps, banks, online merchants, and service providers. They offer services for e-money, e-wallets, multi-currency accounts, and more.
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closed 6/9/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Sightline Payments, acquired JOINGO

synopsis: Sightline Payments, a FinTech company specializing in digital payments solutions for the sports betting and casino markets, announced the acquisition of JOINGO, the leading mobile engagement and loyalty platform for the casino gaming industry.
buyer: Sightline Payments
Sightline Payments is a dynamic FinTech company that is enabling the next generation of cashless, mobile and omni-channel payment solutions for the gaming, lottery, sports betting, entertainment and hospitality ecosystems. "
target: JOINGO
JOINGO is a leading-edge mobile technology company focused on the gaming industry. JOINGO’s patented mobile loyalty platform allows casino brands to reach their mobile users with highly personalized and interactive mobile marketing campaigns that drive increased reach, loyalty, and revenue.
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closed 3/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Visa, Inc., acquired PlaySpan Inc.

synopsis: Visa Inc. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of PlaySpan Inc., a privately held company whose payments platform handles transactions for digital goods in online games, digital media and social networks around the world.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
Visa, Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. "
target: PlaySpan Inc.
PlaySpan is the trusted partner in global monetization solutions for leading publishers and developers of digital media, online games, mobile apps and social networks. The company provides a global payments solution through its UltimatePay product.
price ($mm)[EV]
$180 [$162]
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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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announced 6/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Visa, Inc., will acquire Tink.com

synopsis: Visa announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tink, a European open banking platform that enables financial institutions, fintechs and merchants to build tailored financial management tools, products and services for European consumers and businesses based on their financial data.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
Visa Inc. is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. "
target: Tink.com
Tink is Europe’s leading open banking platform that enables banks, fintechs and startups to develop data-driven financial services. Through one API, Tink allows customers to access aggregated financial data, initiate payments, enrich transactions and build personal finance management tools.
price ($mm)
$2,137
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closed 11/20/2020 via BusinessWire

Visa, Inc., acquired YellowPepper

synopsis: Visa Inc. has acquired YellowPepper, Latin America's pioneer in innovative digital financial solutions. The company’s platform enables financial institutions to easily launch card and account agnostic real-time solutions, while providing value added services such as tokenization, identity validation and risk tools.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
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: YellowPepper
YellowPepper is Latin America's pioneer in innovative digital financial solutions. The company’s platform enables financial institutions to easily launch card and account agnostic real-time solutions, while providing value added services such as tokenization, identity validation and risk tools.
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cancelled 1/12/2021 via BusinessWire

Visa, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Plaid Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Visa Inc. and Plaid announced that the companies have terminated their merger agreement. San Francisco-based Plaid makes software platforms for consumers of fintech companies to connect with their banks and transact through application program interface (API).
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
Visa Inc. is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. "
target: Plaid Technologies, Inc.
San Francisco-based Plaid makes software platforms for consumers of fintech companies to connect with their banks and transact through application program interface (API).
price ($mm)
$5,300
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closed 7/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Visa, Inc., acquired Payworks GmbH

synopsis: Visa announced it has acquired Payworks, a next generation POS payment gateway technology. Payworks’ technology has simplified card acceptance by offering a pre-certified and easily accessible gateway solution which is significantly facilitating innovation in the integrated Point of Sale space.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
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: Payworks GmbH
Payworks develops and operates Pulse, a next generation POS payment gateway technology. Payworks’ technology has simplified card acceptance by offering a pre-certified and easily accessible gateway solution which is significantly facilitating innovation in the integrated Point of Sale space.
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closed 9/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Visa, Inc., acquired Verifi, Inc.

synopsis: Visa has acquired Verifi, a leader in technology solutions that reduce chargebacks. Verifi’s dispute resolution tools combined with Visa’s suite of risk and fraud management services will save time and resources, provide data-driven tools to improve customer experiences, and create an end-to-end solution across every stage of the customer journey.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
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: Verifi, Inc.
Since 2005, Verifi has been a leader in the payments industry, providing innovative, end-to-end payment protection solutions that prevent disputes, eliminate chargebacks, and recover profits lost to chargebacks.
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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:$21,354.00)
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
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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.
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announced 2/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Visa, Inc., will acquire Fraedom

synopsis: Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, has agreed to acquire UK-based Fraedom, a Software-as-a-Service technology company providing payments and transaction management solutions for financial institutions and their corporate customers. The platform helps banks to differentiate their service, drive card uptake and improve customer retention.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
Visa Inc. is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. "
target parent: Hogg Robinson Group Plc
target: Fraedom
Based in the UK, Fraedom works with banks to enhance their card programs and help their customers manage business spend through its easy-to-use spend management system. The platform helps banks to differentiate their service, drive card uptake, increase card spend and improve customer retention.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$47
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.3x
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announced 12/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Visa, Inc., will acquire CardinalCommerce

synopsis: Visa announced an agreement to acquire CardinalCommerce, an industry leader in e-commerce payment authentication. The acquisition will enable more secure, seamless payments, whether made through a browser, mobile app, or connected device, and will help Visa’s clients and merchant partners accelerate digital commerce.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
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 electronic payments. "
target: CardinalCommerce
CardinalCommerce is the pioneer and global leader in enabling authenticated payment transactions in the card-not-present payments industry, and the largest authentication network in the world.
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announced 2/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Visa, Inc., will acquire TrialPay, Inc.

synopsis: Visa Inc., announced an agreement to acquire TrialPay, Inc., a privately held company with an offers platform that connects merchants with millions of consumers through targeted promotions. TrialPay has provided 80 million users with compelling payment options at more than 10,000 sites including Facebook, Gap, Trend Micro and Fandango.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
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 electronic payments. "
target: TrialPay, Inc.
TrialPay's transactional advertising platform boosts revenue and converts more customers for online merchants by placing targeted promotions around transactions. TrialPay presents customers with compelling incentives and payment options from name-brand advertisers.
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closed 9/10/2013 via Company Press Release

U.S. Bancorp, acquired Syncada LLC

synopsis: U.S. Bancorp has announced that they have acquired Syncada from their joint venture with Visa. Syncada offers payment automation solutions to businesses and banks. The company, through its financial supply chain network, provides solutions for automating payment processes to manage freight payments, payables and receivables process, and more.
buyer: U.S. Bancorp (USB:$23,391.00)
U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. "
target parent: Visa, Inc.
target: Syncada LLC
Syncada LLC offers payment automation solutions to businesses and banks. The company, through its financial supply chain network, provides solutions for automating payment processes to manage freight payments, payables and receivables process, utility payments, and cash flow management.
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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:$21,354.00)
Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. "
target: Fundamo
Fundamo’s Enterprise Mobile Financial Services platform is architected for configurability and scalability to evolve with the needs of mobile subscribers to deliver increasingly compelling, tailored and differentiated mobile financial services as the market matures.
price ($mm)
$110
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closed 3/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Visa, Inc., acquired PlaySpan Inc.

synopsis: Visa Inc. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of PlaySpan Inc., a privately held company whose payments platform handles transactions for digital goods in online games, digital media and social networks around the world.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
Visa, Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. "
target: PlaySpan Inc.
PlaySpan is the trusted partner in global monetization solutions for leading publishers and developers of digital media, online games, mobile apps and social networks. The company provides a global payments solution through its UltimatePay product.
price ($mm)[EV]
$180 [$162]
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closed 7/21/2010 via PR Newswire

Visa, Inc., acquired CyberSource Corporation

synopsis: Visa Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of CyberSource Corporation, a leading provider of electronic payment, risk management and payment security solutions to online merchants at a price of $26.00 per share of CyberSource common stock, or total consideration of approximately $2.0 billion.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
Visa Inc. operates the world's largest retail electronic payments network and is one of the most recognized global financial services brands. "
target: CyberSource Corporation
CyberSource solutions enable electronic payment processing for Web, call center, and POS environments. CyberSource also offers industry-leading risk management and payment security solutions for merchants accepting card-not-present transactions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,842 [$1,698]
rev ($mm)
$281
EBITDA ($mm)
$57
EV / rev
6.6x
EV / EBITDA
32.6x
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
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closed 6/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

Muthoot Pappachan Group, acquired Paymatrix

synopsis: The Muthoot Pappachan Group, one of India’s leading Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC), has acquired a 54% stake in Paymatrix, an online payments platform in India. Paymatrix enables individuals and businesses to pay all their expenses and bills online using their credit card.
buyer: Muthoot Pappachan Group
The Muthoot Pappachan Group is one of India’s leading Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC). Muthoot offers various financial services though their flagship company, Muthoot FinCorp. They provide services for gold loans, home loans, small business loans, insurance, money transfer and more. "
target: Paymatrix
Paymatrix is an online payments platform in India. Paymatrix enables individuals and businesses to better manage cash-crunches and unanticipated expenses by facilitating short-term credit. Their platform allows users to pay all their expenses and bills online using their credit card.
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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 8/12/2009 via BusinessWire

Elavon, purchased Merchant Card Processing Business from MB Financial Bank, N.A.

synopsis: Financial holding company MB Financial Inc said it sold its merchant card processing business to Elavon, a wholly owned unit of U.S. Bancorp.
buyer parent: U.S. Bancorp
buyer: Elavon
Elavon provides end-to-end payment processing services to more than one million merchants in the United States, Europe, Canada and Puerto Rico. Solutions include credit and debit card processing, electronic check services, gift cards, multi-currency support, and cross-border acquiring. "
seller: MB Financial Bank, N.A. (MBFI:$518.69)
With over $8 billion in assets, MB Financial, Inc. has grown substantially over the past several years. MB Financial, Inc. is the Chicago-based holding company for MB Financial Bank in Chicago.
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$10
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closed 5/11/2009 via BusinessWire

Pipeline Data Inc., acquired PayPassage, Inc.

synopsis: Pipeline Data Inc., a leading provider of merchant payment processing services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of PayPassage, Inc. PayPassage is a full service credit card processing solution offered to U.S. merchants in the retail, wholesale, mail/phone order, commercial and e-commerce space.
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: PayPassage, Inc.
PayPassage is a full service credit card processing solution offered to U.S. merchants in the retail, wholesale, mail/phone order, commercial and e-commerce space.
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$2.48
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closed 9/24/2007 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired First Data Corporation

synopsis: First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payments solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Under the terms of the merger agreement, the company's stockholders will receive $34 per share in cash.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$16,236.15)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London. "
target: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data Corp. is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses worldwide. First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$25,666 [$27,040]
rev ($mm)
$7,277
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,073
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
13.4x
closed 6/13/2006 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired GZS Gesellschaft fur Zahlungssysteme mbH

synopsis: First Data International, a leader in electronic commerce and payment services around the world, has completed the acquisition of GZS Gesellschaft fur Zahlungssysteme mbH, Germany'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: GZS Gesellschaft fur Zahlungssysteme mbH
As leading service provider in the German speaking region, GZS Group arranges for the professional processing of cashless and card-based payments and offers innovative services in the area of intelligent transaction processing.
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closed 12/22/2005 via BusinessWire

Pipeline Data Inc., acquired Charge.com, Inc.

synopsis: Pipeline Data Inc. ("Pipeline") announced today that it has completed a $15 million debt financing arrangement led by Sheridan Capital Advisors, LLC. The proceeds from the financing have enabled Pipeline to complete its acquisition of Charge.com, Inc.
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: Charge.com, Inc.
Charge.com has developed a comprehensive Internet-based sales organization which produced approximately 500 new merchant accounts per month in 2004. The company has experienced earnings growth in excess of 30% in each of the last three years.
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$17
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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
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$288
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announced 8/1/2022 via BusinessWire

Global Payments, Inc., will acquire EVO Payments International

synopsis: Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, is to acquire EVO Payments, Inc., a leading global provider of payment technology integrations and acquiring solutions.
buyer: Global Payments, Inc. (GPN:$8,690.01)
Global Payments Inc. is a leading pure play payments technology company delivering innovative software and services to customers globally. Their technologies enable them to provide a broad range of solutions that allow customers to operate their businesses more efficiently. "
target: EVO Payments International (EVOP:$517.39)
EVO Payments, Inc. is a leading payment technology and services provider. EVO offers an array of innovative, reliable, and secure payment solutions to merchants ranging from small and mid-size enterprises to multinational companies and organizations across the globe.
price ($mm)
$4,000
rev ($mm)
$533
EBITDA ($mm)
$176
EV / rev
7.5x
EV / EBITDA
22.7x
closed 4/6/2022 via PR Web

Payroc, acquired Iroquois Merchant Services, Inc.

synopsis: Payroc, a global payments leader, has acquired Iroquois Merchant Services, a provider of electronic payment processing services. Iroquois Merchant Services provides credit card-based payment processing solutions and services for all industries. The company creates efficiencies in processes for payment acceptance, reconciliation and reporting.
buyer parent: Parthenon Capital Partners
buyer: Payroc
Payroc is a high-growth merchant acquirer, processor, and payment facilitation powerhouse processing $40 billion in annual charge volume in over 40 countries. Payroc offers best-in-class sales enablement and merchant processing technology, delivering full-service merchant acquiring solutions. "
target: Iroquois Merchant Services, Inc.
Iroquois Merchant Services is a provider of electronic payment processing services. Iroquois Merchant Services provides credit card-based payment processing solutions and services for all industries. The company creates efficiencies in processes for payment acceptance, reconciliation and reporting.
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closed 2/16/2022 via finextra.com

DNA Payments Limited, acquired First Payment Merchant Services

synopsis: DNA Payments, an independent vertically integrated payments provider in the UK, has acquired First Payment Merchant Services (FPMS), a payment solutions provider in the UK. FPMS provides fast and secure card payment processing services to help UK businesses grow. They offer solutions for online payments, card machines, EPOS, and business finance.
buyer: DNA Payments Limited
DNA Payments is a leading independent vertically integrated payments provider in the UK. DNA Payments provides services to large corporates and medium-sized businesses. Their solutions range from high-tech POS-terminals to complex gateway integrations and custom online payment services. "
target: First Payment Merchant Services
First Payment Merchant Services is a payment solutions provider in the UK. First Payment Merchant Services provides fast and secure card payment processing services to help UK businesses grow. They offer solutions for online payments, card machines, EPOS, and business finance.
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closed 2/9/2022 via BusinessWire

DNA Payments Limited, acquired Card Cutters

synopsis: DNA Payments, an independent vertically integrated payments provider in the UK, has acquired Card Cutters, a card acceptance and payment solutions specialist in the UK. Card Cutters offers the latest payments technology and merchant services available. They provide reliable card processing solutions for the countertop, Bluetooth, WiFi, and mobile.
buyer: DNA Payments Limited
DNA Payments is a leading independent vertically integrated payments provider in the UK. DNA Payments provides services to large corporates and medium-sized businesses. Their solutions range from high-tech POS-terminals to complex gateway integrations and custom online payment services. "
target: Card Cutters
Card Cutters is a card acceptance and payment solutions specialist in the UK. Card Cutters offers the latest payments technology and merchant services available to a wide range of businesses. They provide reliable card processing solutions for the countertop, Bluetooth, WiFi, and mobile.
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closed 1/27/2022 via BusinessWire

Paystone, acquired Canadian Payment Services, LLC

synopsis: Paystone, a leading payment and software company redefining the way merchants engage their customers and grow their businesses, has announced the acquisition of Canadian Payment Services (CPS), one of the fastest growing providers of Canadian merchant services.
buyer: Paystone
Paystone is a leading payment and software company redefining the way merchants engage their customers and grow their businesses. The company's seamlessly integrated suite of automated payment processing, customer loyalty, and gift card solutions are used by brands across North America. "
target: Canadian Payment Services, LLC
Canadian Payment Services (CPS) is one of the fastest growing providers of Canadian merchant services, which includes Credit Card and Interac Processing, Gift Card and Loyalty Programs, and Business Cash Advance.
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closed 1/27/2021 via Company Press Release

FortisPay, acquired Swype at Work

synopsis: FortisPay, the leader in payment technologies to businesses and developers, announced it has acquired Swype at Work (Swype) and entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Net at Work, an affiliate company of Swype. Swype delivers a suite of credit and debit card processing solutions in a variety of ways.
buyer: FortisPay
FortisPay provides payment technology and merchant solutions to businesses and software developers nationwide. FortisPay’s technology platform, Zeamster, provides state-of-the-art connectivity solutions for hundreds of software developers and channel partners. "
target: Swype at Work
Swype delivers a suite of credit and debit card processing solutions in a variety of ways. Whether it’s in-store, online, or on the go—Swype makes secure credit card transactions quick and easy so entrepreneurs can keep moving their business forward.
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closed 12/1/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Greater Sum Ventures, acquired fattmerchant

synopsis: Entrepreneurial family office and growth equity firm Greater Sum Ventures (GSV) has made a majority investment in integrated payment technology provider Fattmerchant. The funding will provide additional capital that will enable Fattmerchant to increase its investment in innovation and accelerate its growth.
buyer: Greater Sum Ventures
Greater Sum Ventures (GSV) is an entrepreneurial family office that invests its own capital in middle market software and tech-enabled services companies. GSV works with select independent co-investing partners to build platforms of technology companies that revolutionize the industries they serve. "
target parent: Fulcrum Equity Partners
target: fattmerchant
Fattmerchant is an award-winning payment technology leader in FinTech. The company’s Omni Connect offering provides independent software vendors the ability to integrate payments into their product offerings and operate as a payment facilitator via a single API.
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closed 1/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Nuvei, acquired Base Commerce

synopsis: Nuvei Corporation, the global payment technology partner of thriving brands, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Base Commerce, LLC, a leading provider of integrated payment solutions. The acquisition will significantly expand Nuvei's product capabilities with a proprietary ACH (Automated Clearing House) processing platform.
buyer: Nuvei (:$537.20)
Montreal-based Nuvei is the global payment technology partner of thriving brands. Its proprietary platform offers direct connections to all major payment card schemes worldwide, supports 450 local and alternative payment methods, and nearly 150 currencies. "
target: Base Commerce
Base is a leading provider of advanced payment processing solutions. Stakeholders in many areas of the payments ecosystem rely on Base’s comprehensive suite of technology and service offerings to ensure that payments are processed securely, promptly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.
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closed 6/2/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

zipMoney Limited, acquired QuadPay

synopsis: Zip has acquired US-based company QuadPay. a leading, high-growth U.S. installment provider that is disrupting the traditional credit card industry. QuadPay’s mission is to give savvy shoppers more freedom and flexibility with the option to pay in four interest-free installments over six weeks.
buyer: zipMoney Limited (ASX:ZML:$391.66)
zipMoney is the next generation in financial services providing innovative credit and payment solutions to the online retail sector. They employ the latest tools in fraud prevention, risk management and social scoring to deliver real-time underwriting. "
target: QuadPay
Launched in 2017, QuadPay is a leading, high-growth U.S. installment provider that is disrupting the traditional credit card industry. QuadPay’s mission is to give savvy shoppers more freedom and flexibility with the option to pay in four interest-free installments over six weeks.
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closed 4/23/2020 via PR Web

Payroc, acquired Gateway Payments, LLC

synopsis: Payroc, LLC, a high-growth merchant acquirer, processor and payment facilitation powerhouse, announced it has acquired the assets and operations of independent sales organization Gateway Payments, LLC. Gateway offers services in credit card processing, POS, mobile payments, check services, gift & loyalty cards, and more.
buyer: Payroc
Payroc drives commerce for its merchants with anytime, anywhere payment solutions. Payroc serves its referral partners and merchant clients with integrity as trusted advisors and recognized experts in payments, providing transparent pricing clarity while delivering exceptional technology. "
target: Gateway Payments, LLC
Gateway Payments has an extensive variety of advanced products and credit card services to support businesses and assist in their success. They offer services in credit card processing, POS, mobile payments, check services, gift & loyalty cards, and more.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Max IT Finance Ltd.,, will acquire CreditGuard Ltd.

synopsis: Israel-based Max IT Finance Ltd, a credit card processor, issuer, and acquirer, will acquire CreditGuard, an Israeli provider of payment clearing solutions and credit card adjustments to thousands of businesses, from its owner SafeCharge.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Max IT Finance Ltd.,
Max is a credit card processor, issuer and acquirer, and the largest non-banking financial institution in Israel. Max, which has Principal Membership with VISA and MasterCard, services around 1.8 million cardholders, supports over 30 thousand merchants and has approximately $4 billion in assets. "
target parent: Nuvei
target: CreditGuard Ltd.
CreditGuard provides payment clearing solutions and credit card adjustments to thousands of businesses in Israel. The company's range of secure credit card clearing technology solutions includes credit card clearing abroad, credit card adjustments, tokenization, and more.
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Synchrony Financial
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EVO Payments International
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