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closed 4/12/2013 via PE Hub

PayPal, Inc., acquired Iron Pearl

synopsis: PayPal has acquired Iron Pearl, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup focused on tools for customer acquisition and engagement. Iron Pearl is built on a new understanding of the social and cultural factors that drive the viral spread of products, combined with new approaches to data analysis and predictive modeling.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. "
target: Iron Pearl
Iron Pearl makes analytics software for retaining users and tracking cohorts, combined with viral tracking software. Along with other seamlessly integrated IronPearl modules, the SaaS product is a new breed of Growth software.
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closed 5/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Demandbase, acquired DemandMatrix

synopsis: Demandbase has announced the acquisition of DemandMatrix, a provider of technographic data and intelligence. DemandMatrix helps companies sell and market more effectively with the #1 go-to-market intelligence solution. Powered by DemandMatrix, technographic data provides data into a company’s current tech stack and future technology needs.
buyer: Demandbase
Demandbase is the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM) and an indispensable part of the B2B tech stack. The company offers the only end-to-end ABM platform that helps B2B marketers identify, win, and grow the accounts that matter most. "
target: DemandMatrix
DemandMatrix is a provider of technographic data and intelligence. DemandMatrix helps companies sell and market more effectively with the #1 go-to-market intelligence solution. DemandMatrix's Technographics-backed business insights breaks down the technology-adoption behaviors of target accounts.
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closed 4/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Ellisphere, acquired Sparklane

synopsis: Ellisphere, a French leader in business information, has acquired Nantes, France-based Sparklane, a B2B software publisher specializing in sales and marketing information. Using unique artificial intelligence technologies, Sparklane can predict who a company's next customers will be and guide salespeople in their commercial actions.
buyer: Ellisphere
A French leader in business information for 125 years, Ellisphere supports economic players in their BtoB data marketing, customer / supplier risk management and compliance issues. It supports the development of BtoB information professions both with companies and public authorities. "
target: Sparklane
Nantes, France-based Sparklane is a major player in B2B software publishing, specializing in sales and marketing information. Using unique artificial intelligence technologies, Sparklane can predict who a company's next customers will be and guide salespeople in their commercial actions.
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$4
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closed 10/21/2020 via GlobeNewswire

VanillaSoft, acquired Autoklose

synopsis: VanillaSoft, a leading sales engagement technology company, has acquired Autoklose, an email automation and sales intelligence platform in Canada. Autoklose offers an outbound sales platform that features automated lead generation software and email drip campaign management tools. Their database provides access to millions of verified B2B leads.
buyer: VanillaSoft
VanillaSoft is a sales engagement technology company. VanillaSoft empowers sales reps to respond to new leads faster, interact with leads more consistently, and generate more qualified sales opportunities. Their platform features guided selling tools and communication tools for multiple channels. "
target: Autoklose
Autoklose is an email automation and sales intelligence platform in Canada. Autoklose offers an outbound sales platform that features automated lead generation software and email drip campaign management tools with CRM integration. Their database provides access to millions of verified B2B leads.
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Neosperience, will acquire ADChange Srl

synopsis: Neosperience, an Italian leader in digital customer experience solutions, will acquire a 51% stake in ADChange, an Italian company specializing in B2B lead generation. ADChange's Lead Champion is a lead generation software solution that helps businesses to improve their marketing and sales performance.
buyer: Neosperience (BIT:NSP:$21.79)
Neosperience is an Italian leader in digital customer experience solutions. Neosperience helps organizations engage, understand and grow their customer base. Their Neosperience Cloud platform enables businesses to deliver relevant experiences that drive loyalty and increase value. "
target: ADChange Srl
ADChange is an Italian company specializing in B2B lead generation. ADChange's Lead Champion is a lead generation software solution that helps businesses to improve their marketing and sales performance. Lead Champion uses AI to collect, organize, and transform data into actionable insights.
price ($mm)
$0.31*
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$0
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$0
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1.4x
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5.7x
closed 5/15/2018 via BusinessWire

8x8, Inc., acquired MarianaIQ

synopsis: 8x8, Inc., a leading provider of cloud phone, meeting, collaboration and contact center solutions, announced the acquisition of MarianaIQ (MIQ), a SaaS platform that enables AI powered account-based marketing for B2B lead generation.
buyer: 8x8, Inc. (EGHT:$352.59)
8x8, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud phone, meeting, collaboration and contact center solutions with over a million business users worldwide. "
target: MarianaIQ
MarianaIQ is a SaaS platform that enables AI powered account-based marketing for B2B lead generation. Mariana reduces costs of acquiring prospects by up to 50X by doing B2B marketing in reverse. They are based in San Mateo, CA.
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closed 4/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Radius, acquired Leadspace

synopsis: Two Leaders in Data Intelligence for B2B Sales and Marketing, Radius and Leadspace, have announced that they are joining forces under the Radius brand. Leadspace’s Audience Management Platform enables B2B companies to better engage customers and drive faster growth by allowing marketers to find and know their audiences.
buyer: Radius
Radius connects prospect and customer data to its live database of 27 million SMBs in the United States, allowing marketers to analyze small business customer attributes to determine best market segments. "
target: Leadspace
Leadspace’s Audience Management Platform enables B2B companies to better engage customers and drive faster growth by allowing marketers to find and know their audiences.
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closed 10/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Ignite Technologies, Inc., acquired Infer Inc

synopsis: ESW Capital announced that it has completed the acquisition of Infer, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based pioneer of predictive sales and marketing solutions. Infer will operate as part of Ignite Technologies, Inc., a company that provides business applications and tools for organizations to engage, align, and empower their workforce worldwide.
buyer parent: ESW Capital, LLC
buyer: Ignite Technologies, Inc.
Ignite Technologies helps customers ignite the power of their workforce to ignite better business performance through the deployment of best-in-class business applications and application development platforms across a range of functional domains. "
target: Infer Inc
Founded in 2010, Infer delivers a predictive-first platform that helps companies win more customers, which leverages proven data science to rapidly model the untapped data sitting in enterprises, along with thousands of signals from the Web.
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closed 8/28/2017 via GlobeNewswire

DiscoverOrg, LLC, acquired Rainking

synopsis: DiscoverOrg, a leading global sales and marketing intelligence company announced that it has acquired RainKing. RainKing's customizable platform enables customers to quickly identify and rank likely buyers and ensures they are targeting the most relevant decision makers at every company.
buyer: DiscoverOrg, LLC
DiscoverOrg is the leading global sales and marketing intelligence tool. DiscoverOrg’s solutions provide a constant stream of accurate and actionable company, contact, and buying intelligence that can be used to find, connect with, and sell to target buyers more effectively. "
target: Rainking
RainKing delivers technology sales intelligence on over 1 million decision makers and over 60,000 companies globally. RainKing's customizable platform enables customers to quickly identify and rank likely buyers and ensures they are targeting the most relevant decision makers at every company.
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closed 12/13/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Sidetrade SA, acquired IKO System

synopsis: Sidetrade adds another brick to its offer, predictive sales automation, by acquiring IKO System, a start-up specialized in predictive sales automation solutions. IKO System's predictive algorithms and machine learning technologies allow sales forces to multiply their capacity to engage with thousands of targeted prospects.
buyer: Sidetrade SA (ENXTPA:ALBFR:$32.78)
Sidetrade is a SaaS pioneer, offering companies solutions for financial customer relationship management. Sidetrade combines its cloud computing technology, Sidetrade Network, with expert resources and best practice to create value for companies. "
target: IKO System
IKO System's predictive algorithms and machine learning technologies allow sales forces to multiply their capacity to engage with thousands of targeted prospects while improving their conversion rate.
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closed 10/13/2015 via Company Press Release

Spectrum Equity, acquired RainKing

synopsis: RainKing Solutions, the leading provider of sales intelligence information on over 500,000 technology, marketing and finance professionals in North America and Europe, today announced that it has received a $67 million investment from Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm.
buyer: Spectrum Equity
Spectrum Equity is a leading growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support to innovative companies in the information economy. The firm has partnered with entrepreneurs and management teams to build long-term value in market-leading software, information services and Internet companies."
target: RainKing
RainKing delivers technology sales intelligence on over 1 million decision makers and over 60,000 companies globally. RainKing's customizable platform enables customers to quickly identify and rank likely buyers and ensures they are targeting the most relevant decision makers at every company.
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$67
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closed 9/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ziff Davis, Inc., acquired Salesify

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., completed a stock purchase of the entire capital stock of Salesify, a California-based based provider of lead generation solutions. Salesify's Customer Intelligence Platform has deep insights on companies, install base of competition’s products, and targeted role-based contacts.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis, Inc.
Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in four core verticals: Technology, Gaming, Healthcare and Shopping. Its brands produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. "
target: Salesify
Salesify, a leading provider of B2B demand generation services, helps clients accelerate revenue by identifying, profiling, and nurturing decision makers. Their Customer Intelligence Platform has deep insights on companies, install base of competition’s products, and targeted role-based contacts.
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closed 1/30/2014 via Company Press Release

SalesFusion Inc., acquired LoopFuse

synopsis: Salesfusion has acquired LoopFuse, a fast-growing marketing automation software vendor based in Atlanta. The company offers a B2B marketing automation platform that tells users who is visiting their website, helps them capture information, sends lead nurturing emails, scores the best opportunities, and integrates it all into their CRM system.
buyer: SalesFusion Inc.
Salesfusion is a platform for marketing automation. Their mission is to help marketers attract new opportunities, convert them into customers. Marketers use Salesfusion to drive quality leads into the sales funnel, and automate the lead to revenue process. "
target parent: Nearstream
target: LoopFuse
LoopFuse offers a B2B marketing automation platform that tells users who is visiting their website, helps them capture information, sends lead nurturing emails, scores the best opportunities, and integrates it all into their CRM system with advanced reporting.
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announced 12/20/2012 via Company Press Release

USU Software AG, will acquire BIG Social Media GmbH

synopsis: USU Software has announced a majority takeover of B.I.G. Social Media GmbH (B.I.G.). B.I.G., is a leading international provider of SaaS solutions for enterprise clients in the field of social media management. B.I.G.'s solution portfolio extends from intelligent social media monitoring to applications for social media customer dialog.
buyer: USU Software AG (XTRA:OSP2:$78.76)
USU has been creating value for its customers for more than 25 years by offering innovative IT products and customized application solutions. In the field of IT cost and asset management, analysts consider USU to be one of the leading players worldwide. "
target: BIG Social Media GmbH
BIG Social Media GmbH (BIG) was founded by Prof. Dr. Gentsch in 2002 and has since been active successfully in the business areas of business intelligence service. Since 2006, it has been increasingly working in the field of social media management.
price ($mm)
$14*
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closed 1/4/2012 via Market Wire

CallidusCloud, acquired LeadFormix Inc.

synopsis: Callidus Software Inc., the leader in sales effectiveness and cloud computing, has acquired the leader in next-generation marketing automation and lead management, LeadFormix. LeadFormix delivers a 100% multi-tenant SaaS solution that enables sales teams to rapidly identify and reach decision makers, and close deals faster.
buyer: CallidusCloud (CALD:$239.66)
Callidus Software Inc., dba CallidusCloud, is the market and technology leader in sales effectiveness and cloud computing. CallidusCloud's customers gain a competitive advantage by maximizing sales cost efficiencies and driving improvements in sales effectiveness. "
target: LeadFormix Inc.
LeadFormix is the leader in next-generation marketing automation software: Marketing Automation 2.0. It delivers a game-changing real-time marketing automation solution that converts anonymous online visits into qualified sales leads, determines website visitor interest and intent, and more.
price ($mm)
$7.50
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closed 7/6/2010 via Market Wire

Market Wire, acquired Sysomos Inc.

synopsis: Marketwire announced its acquisition of Sysomos, the Toronto-based business intelligence solution for social media monitoring and sentiment analysis. The move supports Marketwire's social media and media monitoring product offerings and reinforces the company's position as a global leader in maximizing technologies to advance communications.
buyer: Market Wire
Marketwire is a leading newswire service offering press release distribution, media contact management, multimedia, media monitoring services and other workflow solutions for public relations, investor relations, journalists and other communications professionals. "
target: Sysomos Inc.
Sysomos offers social media monitoring and analytics products that give corporations, marketers, public relations agencies and advertisers the intelligence and insight needed to make smarter business and strategic decisions.
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closed 5/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Techrigy, Inc., acquired Andiamo Systems Inc.

synopsis: Techrigy, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Andiamo Systems, Inc. Together these two companies will represent an industry-leading solution in helping agencies and companies analyze, interpret and act on the vast amount of user-generated-media (UGM) occurring around brands today.
buyer: Techrigy, Inc.
Techrigy 's SM2 is the premier social media monitoring and analysis tool for public relations and marketing professionals. SM2 combines a massive database of online conversations with state of the art search and analysis tools. "
target parent: Cisco Systems, Inc.
target: Andiamo Systems Inc.
Andiamo Systems' mission is to provide businesses easy-to-use, affordable, on-demand tools that help them identify, measure, better understand and act on consumer attitudes and opinions of their brands and their competitors brands to increase market share and profits.
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closed 11/27/2007 via

InsideView, acquired TrueAdvantage

synopsis: InsideView, the revolutionary on-demand sales and marketing application for mining and aggregating information on prospective customers, has entered into an agreement to acquire TrueAdvantage, an industry pioneer in sales intelligence. InsideView will offer TrueAdvantage customers a fluid migration to InsideView.
buyer: InsideView
InsideView is the pioneer and leading provider of actionable intelligence for cutting-edge sales and marketing organizations. InsideView automatically discovers rich selling opportunities, notifies salespeople in real time and delivers critical relevant information on companies and connections. "
target: TrueAdvantage
TrueAdvantage provides sales acceleration service for business-to-business companies that need to expand their sales pipeline and drive net new revenue. Powered by its SmartTrigger technology, TrueAdvantage mines, aggregates and filters information from the Internet and more than 20,000 sources.
price ($mm)
$20
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announced 4/14/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Meltwater, will acquire Klear

synopsis: Meltwater B.V., a leading global SaaS provider of media intelligence and social analytics, has entered into an agreement to acquire Klear, an Israeli SaaS company and a market leader in the fast-growing influencer marketing space.
buyer: Meltwater (:$359.79)
Meltwater provides social and media intelligence. By examining millions of posts each day from social media platforms, blogs and news sites, Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insight from the outside. "
target: Klear
Klear is a big data Influencer Marketing software platform. Klear helps brands build, scale and measure influencer programs. With the most comprehensive database of over 1 billion influencers, Klear enables their clients to find influencers in any category worldwide.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
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announced 3/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Meltwater, will acquire Linkfluence

synopsis: Meltwater B.V., a global provider of media intelligence and social analytics, will acquire Linkfluence, a French SaaS company using artificial intelligence to algorithmically mine social media for consumer insights. The acquisition is part of Meltwater’s growth strategy, which involves investments and acquisitions in the social media segment.
buyer: Meltwater (:$359.79)
Meltwater provides social and media intelligence. By examining millions of posts each day from social media platforms, blogs and news sites, Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insight from the outside. "
target: Linkfluence
Based in France, Linkfluence is a leader in AI-enabled consumer intelligence. Its SaaS platform enables hundreds of global brands to derive actionable insights from social data and understand their consumers better and faster.
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
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closed 4/12/2013 via PE Hub

PayPal, Inc., acquired Iron Pearl

synopsis: PayPal has acquired Iron Pearl, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup focused on tools for customer acquisition and engagement. Iron Pearl is built on a new understanding of the social and cultural factors that drive the viral spread of products, combined with new approaches to data analysis and predictive modeling.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. "
target: Iron Pearl
Iron Pearl makes analytics software for retaining users and tracking cohorts, combined with viral tracking software. Along with other seamlessly integrated IronPearl modules, the SaaS product is a new breed of Growth software.
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announced 3/9/2021 via PR Newswire

PayPal, Inc., will acquire Curv

synopsis: PayPal Holdings, Inc., an online payment company, announced that it has agreed to acquire Curv, a leading provider of cloud-based infrastructure for digital asset security based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
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: Curv
Curv is a leading provider of cloud-based infrastructure for digital asset security based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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announced 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

PayPal, Inc., will acquire Honey Science Corporation

synopsis: Paypal, a digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, will be acquiring Honey, a company that offers users a smarter way to shop. Their shopping platform opens up instant access to exclusive savings, deals, rewards and discovery.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal’s digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, whether online, on mobile, in app, or in person. PayPal creates ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. "
target: Honey Science Corporation
Honey offers users a smarter way to shop. Their shopping platform opens up instant access to exclusive savings, deals, rewards and discovery, all powered by the collective knowledge of Honey's community of online shoppers.
price ($mm)
$4,000
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
40.0x
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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:$21,454.00)
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.
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announced 6/21/2018 via BusinessWire

PayPal, Inc., will acquire Simility

synopsis: PayPal Holdings, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Simility, a leading fraud prevention and risk management platform. The acquisition of Simility will enhance PayPal’s ability to deliver fraud prevention and risk management solutions to merchants globally.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
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: Simility
Simility offers real-time risk and fraud decisioning solutions to protect global digital businesses. Simility’s offerings are underpinned by the Adaptive Decisioning Platform built with a data-first approach to deliver continuous risk assurance to some of the world’s leading consumer brands.
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$120*
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closed 11/15/2018 via BusinessWire

PayPal, Inc., acquired Hyperwallet

synopsis: PayPal Holdings, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Hyperwallet, a leading global payout platform. The acquisition of Hyperwallet enhances PayPal’s payout capabilities, improving the company’s ability to provide an integrated suite of payment solutions to ecommerce platforms and marketplaces around the world.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
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: Hyperwallet
Hyperwallet’s payout platform provides organizations with a fast, efficient, and transparent way to distribute funds to payees around the world. Trusted by enterprise, ecommerce, and on-demand platforms, Hyperwallet makes it easy to deliver a superior payment experience through a single integration.
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$400
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announced 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

PayPal, Inc., will acquire Jetlore, Inc.

synopsis: Payments provider PayPal will acquire Jetlore. Jetlore uses machine learning to deliver personalized experiences from retail chains like Uniqlo and Nordstrom Rack. It analyzes billions of customer data points, including apparel attributes like sizes, color, fit, and style preferences which inform its customer targeting products.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal provides online payment solutions to its users. It enables its users to transact money through their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards, or promotional financing without sharing financial information. "
target: Jetlore, Inc.
Jetlore uses machine learning to deliver personalized experiences from retail chains like Uniqlo and Nordstrom Rack. It analyzes billions of customer data points and product data, including apparel attributes like sizes, color, fit, and style preferences which inform its customer targeting products.
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closed 9/20/2018 via BusinessWire

PayPal, Inc., acquired iZettle

synopsis: PayPal Holdings, Inc., an American company operating a worldwide online payments system, announced that it has agreed to acquire iZettle, the leading small business commerce platform in Europe and Latin America.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Their open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s nearly 200 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. "
target: iZettle
iZettle, a financial technology company, revolutionized mobile payments with the world’s first mini chip card reader and software for mobile devices. Today iZettle’s commerce platform for small businesses in Europe and Latin America provides tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow businesses.
price ($mm)
$2,200
rev ($mm)
$111
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19.8x
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closed 7/18/2017 via BusinessWire

PayPal, Inc., acquired TIO Networks

synopsis: PayPal Holdings, an American company operating a worldwide online payments system, has completed the acquisition of TIO Networks, a cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processing and receivables management provider.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Their open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s nearly 200 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. "
target: TIO Networks (TSXV:TNC:$63.83)
TIO is a cloud-based multi-channel bill payment processing and receivables management provider, serving the largest telecom, wireless, cable, and utility bill issuers in North America. TIO integrates with the back office of billing systems to accept, validate, and collect payments.
price ($mm)
$233
rev ($mm)
$57
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
28.7x
closed 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

PayPal, Inc., acquired Modest

synopsis: PayPal announced the purchase of the mobile commerce platform Modest. Modest was founded in 2012 to help merchants create better experiences for their customers. With this platform, businesses could easily create their own app or integrate their stores within existing apps.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in 203 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies. "
target: Modest
Modest created a platform that help businesses create their own app or integrate their stores within existing apps. Additionally, the company provided tools to help merchants add buy buttons into other channel marketing efforts while also selling products on third-party sites.
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closed 11/12/2015 via BusinessWire

PayPal, Inc., acquired Xoom Corporation

synopsis: PayPal, Inc. announced is has acquired Xoom, a digital money transfer provider. Xoom is a leader in international remittances enabling customers in the United States to send money to, and pay bills for, family and friends around the world in a secure, fast and cost-effective way, using their mobile phones, tablets or computers.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in 203 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies. "
target: Xoom Corporation (XOOM:$177.06)
Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider that enables consumers to send money, pay bills and send mobile reloads to family and friends around the world in a secure, fast and cost-effective way, using their mobile phone, tablet or computer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$975 [$788]
rev ($mm)
$147
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
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5.9x
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announced 3/8/2015 via Reuters

PayPal, Inc., will acquire CyActive Security

synopsis: Online payments company PayPal, a unit of eBay, will buy Israeli cyber security company CyActive, Israeli media reported. CyActive is a predictive cyber security company, which places its clients ahead of potential cyber threats by predicting and preventing future attacks.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online, via a mobile device and in store. The service gives people simpler ways to send money without sharing financial information, and with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing."
target: CyActive Security
CyActive is a predictive cyber security company, which places its clients ahead of potential cyber threats by predicting and preventing future attacks.
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$60
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announced 3/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

PayPal, Inc., will acquire Paydiant

synopsis: PayPal plans to acquire Paydiant, a payments startup that licenses a technology platform used by big retail chains to create their own branded mobile wallet apps. Founded in 2010, Paydiant’s white-label platform is used by Subway and other retailers and banks to add payment, loyalty and digital-coupon capabilities to their own apps.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online, via a mobile device and in store. The service gives people simpler ways to send money without sharing financial information, and with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing."
target: Paydiant
Paydiant is the leading provider of a cloud-based, white-label mobile wallet, cardless ATM access, offer redemption and loyalty platform for retailers, banks and payment processors.
price ($mm)
$280
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

PayPal, Inc., acquired StackMob

synopsis: PayPal, the provider of online payment services, announced that it has acquired StackMob, a backend-as-a-service company that helps developers easily implement features in mobile apps. The StackMob platform provides a datastore API, development and production environments, API versions, collaboration, server-side custom code and much more.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. "
target: StackMob
StackMob makes it easy to build scalable apps for any connected device. The StackMob platform provides a datastore API, development and production environments, API versions, collaboration, server-side custom code and much more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/12/2013 via PE Hub

PayPal, Inc., acquired Iron Pearl

synopsis: PayPal has acquired Iron Pearl, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup focused on tools for customer acquisition and engagement. Iron Pearl is built on a new understanding of the social and cultural factors that drive the viral spread of products, combined with new approaches to data analysis and predictive modeling.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. "
target: Iron Pearl
Iron Pearl makes analytics software for retaining users and tracking cohorts, combined with viral tracking software. Along with other seamlessly integrated IronPearl modules, the SaaS product is a new breed of Growth software.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2013 via Reuters

PayPal, Inc., acquired Duff Research, LLC

synopsis: PayPal announced that it acquired mobile app developer Duff Research, part of an effort by the online payment giant to become more nimble and technology focused. Duff Research has built about 40 mobile apps for companies that include TiVo Inc and Adidas AG.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. "
target: Duff Research, LLC
Duff Research is a premier provider of software development and user experience expertise for the mobile application space. The Duff development team is exceptionally experienced, averaging over 15 years of video, consumer, and mobile software development.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/11/2011 via BusinessWire

PayPal, Inc., acquired Zong

synopsis: eBay Inc.'s Paypal has completed its previously announced acquisition of Zong, a leading provider of payments through mobile carrier billing. Zong leverages connections with more than 250 mobile network operators around the world, offering localized, secure and easy-to-use payments capabilities for digital goods and services.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. "
target: Zong
Zong is a leading mobile payments platform for sellers of digital goods and services. Zong leverages direct connections with mobile network operators around the world to provide a secure payment solution with best-in-class connectivity and service quality.
price ($mm)
$240
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/8/2008 via

PayPal, Inc., acquired Fraud Sciences Ltd.

synopsis: eBay Inc. announced that PayPal has agreed to acquire Fraud Sciences Ltd., a privately-held Israeli company with expertise in online risk tools, in a cash transaction with an aggregate transaction value of approx. $169 million. Fraud Sciences’ risk tools and analytics are expected to enhance eBay and PayPal’s proprietary fraud management systems.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal, an eBay company, enables any individual or business with an email address to send and receive payments online securely, easily and quickly. PayPal has nearly 79 million accounts and is available to users in 56 markets around the world. "
target: Fraud Sciences Ltd.
Fraud Sciences is a leading innovator in online risk tools. Following years of intensive research, Fraud Sciences has developed a technology that differentiates between real and fraudulent transactions with unprecedented accuracy.
price ($mm)[EV]
$144 [$149]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2005 via PR Newswire

PayPal, Inc., purchased Payment Gateway Business from Verisign, Inc.

synopsis: VeriSign, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, completed its previously announced sale of VeriSign's payment gateway business to PayPal, an eBay company, on November 18, 2005.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal, an eBay company, enables any individual or business with an email address to send and receive payments online securely, easily and quickly. PayPal has nearly 79 million accounts and is available to users in 56 markets around the world. "
seller: Verisign, Inc. (VRSN:$1,245.85)
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, VeriSign helps companies and consumers all over the world engage in communications and commerce with confidence.
price ($mm)
$370
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2002 via BusinessWire

Ebay Inc., acquired PayPal, Inc.

synopsis: eBay Inc., the world's online marketplace, completed its previously announced acquisition of PayPal, Inc., the global payments platform.
buyer: Ebay Inc. (EBAY:$11,662.00)
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: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal enables any individual or business with an email address to send and receive payments online securely, easily and quickly. PayPal has nearly 79 million accounts and is available to users in 56 markets around the world.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,432 [$1,338]
rev ($mm)
$174
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Paysafe Group, will acquire PagoEfectivo

synopsis: Paysafe, a leading specialized payments platform, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PagoEfectivo, a market-leading, Peruvian alternative payments (APM) platform. They are a leader in the provision of eCash and open banking solutions in Latin America.
buyer: Paysafe Group (LSE:PAYS:$1,444.25)
UK-based Paysafe is a leading specialised payments platform. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, card issuing, and online cash solutions. "
target parent: Grupo El Comercio
target: PagoEfectivo
PagoEfectivo is based in Lima, Peru, and was founded in 2009. The payments platform is a market leader in the provision of eCash and open banking solutions in Latin America.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Stripe Inc., will acquire Paystack

synopsis: Stripe has entered into an agreement to acquire Paystack, a technology company based in Lagos that makes it easy for organizations of all sizes to collect payments from around the world.
buyer: Stripe Inc.
Stripe, Inc. provides services that enable users to accept payments online. It handles storing cards, subscriptions, and direct payouts to the bank account. The company serves large companies, start-ups, and side projects in the United States. "
target: Paystack
Paystack is a Nigerian online payments processing startup. Co-founded in 2015 by Nigerian software developers and longtime friends, Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, Paystack is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Afterpay Holdings Limited, acquired EmpatKali

synopsis: Afterpay, a company that allows shoppers to receive products immediately and pay in four simple installments over a short period of time, has acquired EmpatKali, which operates a similar service in Indonesia.
buyer: Afterpay Holdings Limited (:$332.11)
Founded in 2015, Afterpay allows shoppers to receive products immediately and pay in four simple installments over a short period of time. The service is free for customers. "
target: EmpatKali
Started in 2018, EmpatKali is a payment solution that allows consumers to shop and pay in four equal installments with no interest. They can do shopping at its merchant partners, both online and offline.
price ($mm)
$2.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Afterpay Holdings Limited, will acquire Pagantis

synopsis: Afterpay, a global leader in "Buy Now, Pay Later" payments, will acquire Pagantis, a Spain-based fintech company that provides automated, friction-free consumer finance for e-commerce in Europe. Pagantis enables shoppers to shop at various online stores and pay in flexible installments.
buyer: Afterpay Holdings Limited (:$332.11)
Afterpay is a global leader in "Buy Now, Pay Later" payments. Afterpay allows customers to receive products immediately and pay for their purchases over four installments. The service is completely free for customers who pay on time, helping people spend responsibly without incurring interest. "
target: Pagantis
Pagantis is a Spain-based fintech company that provides friction-free consumer finance for e-commerce in Europe. Pagantis enables shoppers to shop at various online stores and pay in flexible installments. The company offers payment services for eCommerce businesses in Spain, France and Italy.
price ($mm)
$59
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Nets Holding A/S, will acquire Polskie ePłatnosci

synopsis: Nets, a leading player in the European payments industry, will acquire Polskie ePłatności (PeP), from Innova Capital, a private equity firm in Central Europe. PeP is a payment technology company in Poland. PeP specialises in processing non-cash payments. They offer solutions for mobile phone top-ups, gift cards, e-commerce, and more.
buyer: Nets Holding A/S
Nets is one of the top payment processors in Europe. Nets focuses on making it even easier and more intuitive for their customers to handle digital payments and related services. The company handles billions of transactions annually and is a trusted partner to more than 700,000 merchant outlets. "
target parent: Innova Capital
target: Polskie ePłatnosci
Polskie ePłatności (PeP) is a leading payment technology company in Poland. PeP specialises in processing non-cash payments and providing innovative services for business. They offer solutions for mobile phone top-ups, gift cards, loyalty programs, e-commerce, and more.
price ($mm)
$458
rev ($mm)
$62
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/3/2017 via Company Press Release

Grab, will acquire Kudo

synopsis: Grab, the leading ride-hailing and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kudo, the leading O2O (online to offline) ecommerce platform in Indonesia. Kudo’s O2O platform enables Indonesia’s unbanked consumers to shop online by connecting them with online merchants and service providers.
buyer: Grab
Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform. Grab solves critical transportation challenges to make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Grab’s core product platform includes commuting solutions for drivers and passengers. "
target: Kudo
Kudo is Indonesia’s leading Online to Offline (O2O) platform. Kudo enables digital entrepreneurs to become the gateway for unbanked & less tech-savvy customers to the digital ecosystem. Services offered include cell-phone top-up, bill payments, online shopping, fin-tech & digital payment services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

CashFlows, acquired iCheque Network Limited

synopsis: CashFlows, the fast-growing and innovative provider of merchant payment solutions, focused on maximizing payment success, announced the completion of its acquisition of iCheque Network Ltd, a high-growth online payments company. iCheque provides an online virtual payment solution via its Payr brand.
buyer: CashFlows
CashFlows is the fast-growing and innovative provider of merchant payment solutions, focused on maximizing payment success. At CashFlows they have designed a range of innovative business payment services, designed to help clients manage their cash flow. "
target: iCheque Network Limited
iCheque provides an online virtual payment solution via its Payr brand, aimed at increasing card acceptance rates for merchants’ customers and providing greater security, fraud prevention, and privacy for consumers in their online transactions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

NTT Data, Inc., acquired Payoo

synopsis: NTT DATA Corporation, through the Singapore-based unit NTT DATA Asia Pacific, has agreed to take over Vietnamese fintech firm VietUnion Online Services Corporation. VietUnion, a subsidiary of Saigon Investment Group, has been expanding this business primarily through Payoo, which enables users to make different sorts of bill payments.
buyer parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
buyer: NTT Data, Inc. (TSE:9613:$21,303.17)
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation partner. NTT DATA emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide professional services, including consulting, application services, business process and IT outsourcing and cloud-based solutions."
target parent: Saigon Investment Group
target: Payoo
Payoo enables users to make different sorts of bill payments. It has reached a transaction volume of $1 billion per year, Payoo is an operating subsidiary of VietUnion, which also provides various software solutions such as a mobile POS system, smart-card solutions for transportation and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/28/2015 via Company Press Release

Wirecard AG, purchased Payments Business from GI Retail

synopsis: Wirecard AG announced its acquisition of the payments business of Great Indian (GI) Retail Group, one of India’s and South East Asia’s leading electronic payment and retail-assisted e-commerce groups. The acquisition includes the brands “iCASHCARD”, “Smartshop”, “StarGlobal”, “Commerce Payment” as well as several segment brands.
buyer: Wirecard AG (XTRA:WDI:$3,048.73)
Wirecard AG is one of the world’s leading independent providers of outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payment transactions. The Wirecard Group has been supporting companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. "
seller: GI Retail
GI Retail is a payment service provider based out of India and was established in 2007. The acquisition includes the brands “iCASHCARD”, “Smartshop”, “StarGlobal”, “Commerce Payment” as well as several segment brands.
price ($mm)
$253
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, acquired Leetchi

synopsis: French startup Leetchi has been acquired by French bank Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, a leading player in banking and insurance. Leetchi.com allows customers to easily collect and organize money for group payments for birthdays, farewell presents, weekends away with friends, charity associations and more.
buyer: Crédit Mutuel Arkéa
The Crédit Mutuel Arkéa Group is a leading player in banking and insurance. With a strong presence in France – including in 19 of the country's 22 regions – and Belgium, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa serves customers in 26 countries. "
target: Leetchi
Leetchi.com is a clever and secure service for all group payments. Leetchi.com allows customers to easily collect and organize money for group payments for birthdays, farewell presents, weekends away with friends, charity associations and more.
price ($mm)
$56*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Optimal Payments Plc, will acquire Skrill Group

synopsis: Optimal Payments Plc, a global provider of online and mobile payment processing services, has entered into an agreement to acquire Skrill Group from CVC Funds and other shareholders.The Skrill Group is one of Europe's leading digital payments businesses providing digital wallet solutions and online payment processing capabilities.
buyer: Optimal Payments Plc (LSE:PAYS:$1,444.25)
Optimal Payments is a global provider of online payment solutions, trusted by businesses and consumers in over 200 countries and territories to move and manage billions of dollars each year. "
target parent: CVC Capital Partners
target: Skrill Group
Skrill is a privately held global provider of digital payment and electronic money solutions. They are one of Europe's leading digital payments providers providing digital wallet solutions and online payment processing capabilities and is one of the largest pre-paid online voucher providers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,431 [$1,694]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$82
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
20.7x
closed 12/26/2014 via Reuters

Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd., acquired 99Bill Corporation

synopsis: China's Dalian Wanda Group Co, announced that it has bought a controlling stake in 99Bill Corp, a Chinese third-party payment processor. The company offers bank and prepaid card processing, account refilling, mass payment, data security, and online marketing services.
buyer: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
Dalian Wanda Group was founded in 1988 and operates in five major industries including Commercial Properties, Luxury Hotels, Tourism Investment, Cultural Industry, and Department Store Chain. The company has assets of 31 billion dollars and an annual income of 17 billion dollars. "
target: 99Bill Corporation
99Bill Corporation provides e-mail and mobile phone number based payment solutions. The company offers bank and prepaid card processing, account refilling, mass payment, data security, and online marketing services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/26/2014 via Company Press Release

Qiwi plc, acquired Dengi.Mail.Ru

synopsis: QIWI plc acquires Dengi.Mail.Ru project from Mail.Ru Group. Dengi.Mail.Ru is a payment system allowing users to make instant payments for goods and services via web interface or apps.
buyer: Qiwi plc (QIWI:$325.45)
QIWI provides everyone with convenient and accessible instruments for making all kinds of regular and requisite payments. QIWI Kiosks and Visa QIWI Wallet help to pay for services of over 54 000 providers. "
target parent: DST Global (Investment Company)
target: Dengi.Mail.Ru
Dengi.Mail.Ru develops internet based payment portal which allows payment for goods and services such as mobile communication, telephony, Internet, utility payments, financial services, projects, and gambling services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/19/2013 via PR Newswire

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire Skrill Group

synopsis: Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced that it has agreed to the sale of Skrill Group to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners. Skrill is one of Europe's largest online payment systems and among the world's largest independent digital wallet providers with over 36 million account holders.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms. CVC funds seek to identify attractive investments and then develop sustainable, long-term value in close partnership with management teams. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Skrill Group
Skrill is one of Europe's largest online payment systems and among the world's largest independent digital wallet providers with over 36 million account holders.
price ($mm)
$601*
rev ($mm)
$267
EBITDA ($mm)
$67
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.0x
announced 12/5/2011 via Company Description

FlexiGroup Limited, will acquire Paymate Pty Ltd.

synopsis: FlexiGroup, provider of vendor and retail point-of-sale finance and telecommunication services in Australasia and Ireland, entered into an agreement with ACT Merchant Services to acquire the business of Paymate Pty Limited, a provider of internet-based payment services via credit card.
buyer: FlexiGroup Limited (AU:FXL:$246.22)
FlexiGroup is a leading provider of vendor and retail point-of-sale finance and telecommunication services. The company offers lease, rental, interest free and mobile broadband plans and operates in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. "
target parent: Paymate
target: Paymate Pty Ltd.
Paymate Pty Ltd. provides internet-based payment services via credit card. It also provides information, risk, and financial management services. The company is based in Sydney, Australia.
price ($mm)
$1.41
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2002 via BusinessWire

Ebay Inc., acquired PayPal, Inc.

synopsis: eBay Inc., the world's online marketplace, completed its previously announced acquisition of PayPal, Inc., the global payments platform.
buyer: Ebay Inc. (EBAY:$11,662.00)
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: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal enables any individual or business with an email address to send and receive payments online securely, easily and quickly. PayPal has nearly 79 million accounts and is available to users in 56 markets around the world.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,432 [$1,338]
rev ($mm)
$174
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ajua, acquired WayaWaya Inc.

synopsis: Kenyan consumer experience platform for businesses in Africa, Ajua announced that it has acquired WayaWaya, a Kenya-based AI and Machine Learning messaging and payments company. The company offers a range of services, from digital banking and payment services to financial services APIs and payment bots.
buyer: Ajua
Ajua, formerly mSurvey, was founded in 2012 by Kenfield Griffith. The company is solving a consumer data problem for African businesses to understand their business better and drive growth. Ajua’s technology integrates with businesses to measure and optimize their Customer Experience. "
target: WayaWaya Inc.
WayaWaya is a Kenya-based AI and Machine Learning messaging and payments company. The company offers a range of services, from digital banking and payment services to financial services APIs and payment bots. WayaWaya enables borderless banking and payments across apps and social media platforms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/10/2019 via BusinessWire

ACI Worldwide, acquired Walletron

synopsis: ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, has acquired Walletron, which delivers patented mobile wallet technology for iOS through Apple Wallet and for Android through Google Pay.
buyer: ACI Worldwide (ACIW:$1,006.33)
ACI Worldwide powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organizations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute $14 trillion each day in payments and securities. "
target parent: The Western Union Company
target: Walletron
Walletron, which is used by more than 6 million consumers in more than 100 countries, delivers patented mobile wallet technology for iOS through Apple Wallet and for Android through Google Pay. Its network of billing and payment partners manages more than 12 billion bills.
price ($mm)
$3.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

GO-JEK, acquired coins.ph

synopsis: Go-Jek, an on-demand mobile platform in Indonesia, has acquired a majority stake in Coins.ph, a blockchain-enabled mobile wallet in Southeast Asia. Coins.ph is an all-in-one wallet that allows users to pay bills, shop, send money, reload phones, and buy cryptocurrency using their phones.
buyer: GO-JEK
Based in Indonesia, GO-JEK is a mobile technology company with a social mission: to unleash social impact through technology. GO-JEK is a one stop application for daily needs, revolutionizing solutions from transport, logistics and lifestyle services. "
target: coins.ph
Coins.ph is a blockchain-enabled mobile wallet in Southeast Asia. Coins.ph is an all-in-one wallet that allows users to pay bills, shop, send money, reload phones, and buy cryptocurrency using their phones. Coins.ph serves over 300 million people and processes thousands of transactions per day.
price ($mm)
$72
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Majid Al Futtaim, acquired Beam Wallet Pty Ltd

synopsis: Majid Al Futtaim, a UAE-based shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure developer, has acquired Beam, a leading mobile wallet app in the UAE that makes payments and rewards easy. Beam enables retailers to accept mobile payments and engage with their customers directly through their smartphones.
buyer: Majid Al Futtaim
Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 21 shopping malls, 12 hotels, three mixed-use communities, 284 VOX Cinema screens and 30 Magic Planet family entertainment centres. "
target: Beam Wallet Pty Ltd
Beam is a leading mobile wallet app in the UAE that makes payments and rewards easy. Beam enables retailers to accept mobile payments and engage with their customers directly through their smartphones. Beam offers consumers a rewarding, convenient and secure way to shop.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Wishpond
Wishpond
Based out of Vancouver, Wishpond is a provider of marketing focused online business solutions. The company offers an "all-in-one" marketing suite that provides companies with marketing, promotion, lead generation, and sales conversion capabilities from one integrated platform.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$8.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.67)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.65)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
197
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Ticker: ASX:MTL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manalto Limited
Manalto is a cloud-based social media management software that enables enterprises to efficiently manage their social media presence across multiple social platforms, at scale, with alignment to their structure. It delivers controls to support brand and risk management across social media.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:SRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ShareRoot, Inc.
ShareRoot, Inc.
ShareRoot is established in the rapidly growing field of user generated content marketing. It provides businesses such as Costco and McDonald’s franchisees a platform to search, legally acquire, organize and measure the effectiveness of user generated marketing campaigns.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.30
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.17)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LLNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$224.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($26.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
510
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Ticker: ACTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation, the multi-vertical cloud company, brings the power of the cloud to vertical markets and processes. Actua is pioneering the second wave of the SaaS revolution – the vertical wave – by growing cloud businesses that are transforming their markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$118.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.53)
Net Income ($mm)
$80.62
Employees
682
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Ticker: SPDC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speed Commerce, Inc.
Speed Commerce, Inc. is a single-source provider of e-commerce service solutions to leading retailers and manufacturers. The company's omni-channel capabilities unite a digital commerce strategy with traditional retail channels, creating the ultimate branded shopping experience.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$101.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.39
EBIT ($mm)
$2.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1123
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Ticker: LTRX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lantronix
Lantronix
Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of secure turnkey solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), offering Software as a Service (SaaS), connectivity services, engineering services and intelligent hardware.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$68.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.18
EBIT ($mm)
($2.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
242
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Ticker: TSX:MDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. delivers innovative e-commerce solutions to businesses. Its web platforms enable clients to find, purchase and sell products, exchange information, gain access to business opportunities and manage supply chain collaboration with greater speed and efficiency.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$67.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
700
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Ticker: TSXV:FSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fireswirl Technologies Inc.
Fireswirl Technologies Inc.
Fireswirl helps major international and local Chinese companies to strategically expand their market and provides an integrated technology and service platform for their e-commerce sales in China.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$37.08
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.19)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:LFER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life on Earth, Inc.
Life on Earth, Inc.
Life on Earth is a cloud enterprise software developer. Life on Earth's mission is to rapidly grow their cloud based software and technology solutions to enable secure, smart, compliant and maintainable enterprise business solutions. The company focuses on fast emerging technologies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.93)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: PYPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PayPal, Inc.
PayPal, Inc.
PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in 203 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$21,454.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,295.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,428.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,202.00
Employees
26500
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Ticker: AIM:FFX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FAIRFX Group Plc
FAIRFX Group Plc
FAIRFX is an international payment services provider, offering services to customers in the UK since 2007.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$824.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.72)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
65
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Afterpay Holdings Limited
Founded in 2015, Afterpay allows shoppers to receive products immediately and pay in four simple installments over a short period of time. The service is free for customers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$332.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.03
EBIT ($mm)
$2.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
665
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Ticker: DLGEF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Garage Inc.
Digital Garage produces innovative contexts for the age of the internet by combining three crucial technologies, namely Information Technology, Marketing Technology and Financial Technology. Their core competence is in the integration of the unique areas of specialization in these technologies.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$171.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.20
EBIT ($mm)
$18.65
Net Income ($mm)
$24.22
Employees
376
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Ticker: NYSE:SE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sea Ltd
Sea Ltd
Sea Limited is a leading global consumer internet company founded in Singapore in 2009. They operate three core businesses across digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial services, known as Garena, Shopee, and SeaMoney, respectively.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,681.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($867.32)
EBIT ($mm)
($980.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
22600
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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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$50.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.33)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.36
Employees
214
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Ticker: JSE:BLU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blue Label Telecoms
Blue Label Telecoms
The Blue Label Telecoms Group (Blue Label Telecoms) is a leading distributor of prepaid secure electronic tokens of value and transactional services within emerging and developing economies.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,667.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$70.26
EBIT ($mm)
$60.00
Net Income ($mm)
$38.69
Employees
1186
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Ticker: SSPC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SpendSmart Networks, Inc.
SpendSmart Networks, Inc.
SpendSmart Networks provides proprietary loyalty systems and a suite of digital engagement and marketing services that help local merchants build relationships with consumers and drive revenues.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$2.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSXV:FTEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fintech Select
Fintech Select
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.82)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.86)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.91
Employees
45
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