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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.
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announced 3/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Chase, will purchase Payments Technology from Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX)

synopsis: JPMorgan Chase has agreed to acquire MCX’s payments technology to help expand Chase Pay, the mobile and digital wallet for Chase customers. MCX, a network of America’s largest merchants, was the launch partner for Chase Pay. Chase executives wanted to acquire the technology to use in lieu of building separate technology to serve non-MCX members.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Chase
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chase serves nearly half of America’s households with a range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing."
seller: Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX)
Merchant Customer Exchange's (MCX) payments technology is a mobile payment service launched by big-ticket US retailers. The system utilizes a smartphone app and digital wallet. MCX payments technology also lets MCX members seamlessly connect to Chase Pay.
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announced 7/9/2012 via BusinessWire

UBPS, will be merged with Electronic Merchant Systems

synopsis: UBPS will acquire Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS), a company that provides high-quality payment processing services and support to traditional retail merchants. EMS processes and safeguards many types of electronic payment transactions including all major credit cards, debit cards, EBT, stored-value, and electronic check services.
buyer: UBPS (JTPY:$79.12)
Universal Business Payment Solutions Acquisition Corporation is a blank check company formed for the purpose of acquiring, through a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, plan of arrangement, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination. "
target: Electronic Merchant Systems
Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS), since 1987, has grown to become a leading provider of merchant processing services and electronic transactions. EMS provides high-quality payment processing services and support to traditional retail merchants.
price ($mm)
$80
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$40
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$10
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10.7x
closed 3/7/2006 via PR Newswire

CyberSource Corporation, acquired BidPay.com, Inc.

synopsis: CyberSource Corporation, a leading provider of electronic payment and risk management solutions, announced that it has acquired BidPay.com, Inc. from First Data Corporation. In exchange for $1.8 million in cash, CyberSource acquired proprietary technology, databases, and certain intellectual property rights.
buyer: CyberSource Corporation
CyberSource is a worldwide provider of secure electronic payment, credit card fraud management, and verification software and services. Use our solutions to transact sales online, in contact centers and at point-of-sale and to fully automate the order acceptance process. "
target parent: First Data Corporation
target: BidPay.com, Inc.
Launched in 1999, BidPay was one of the original payment options available to serve online auctions. BidPay developed a proven platform based on proprietary technology and acquired over 4 million registered users prior to ceasing operations in December 2005.
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closed 5/18/2010 via BusinessWire

Inner Fence, LLC, Merchant Focus Processing, Inc., acquired AppNinjas Inc.

synopsis: The principals of Merchant Focus Processing and Inner Fence have acquired AppNinjas, creator of Swipe Credit Card Terminal for iPhone. Swipe Credit Card Terminal has been available for over a year on the App Store, Apple’s groundbreaking marketplace for iPhone and iPod touch applications.
buyer: Merchant Focus Processing, Inc.
buyer: Inner Fence, LLC
Merchant Focus Processing, Inc., is a full service eCommerce Merchant Account and payment gateway provider. Inner Fence is a software development company focused on building credit card processing apps for the Apple platform. "
target: AppNinjas Inc.
AppNinjas is the San Francisco-based developer of Swipe Credit Card Terminal for iPhone. Swipe transforms a merchant’s iPhone into a safe and secure credit card terminal, allowing merchants to accept credit card payments with ease at any time. Swipe is available for purchase on the App Store.
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closed 7/28/2019 via PR Web

CreditPilot PLC, acquired iPSP.de GmbH

synopsis: Cyprus-based CreditPilot, a financial technology company, has acquired iPSP.de GmbH, a German online acquiring services provider and financial technology developer. iPSP.de GmbH offers online payment acquiring, card payout, and other processing-related services to online merchants and mobile application developers.
buyer: CreditPilot PLC
Cyprus-based CreditPilot is a European financial technology company specializing in digital and mobile financial services, transactional and payment infrastructure. CreditPilot’s flagship product for non-financial consumer-facing businesses is A2A (Any2Any), a digital payment ecosystem. "
target: iPSP.de GmbH
Germany-based iPSP.de GmbH offers online payment acquiring, card payout, and other processing-related services to online merchants and mobile application developers. The company also provides access to its platforms under the “managed Software as a Service (SaaS)” model.
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closed 6/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lyf Pay, acquired Neos

synopsis: Lyf Pay, a universal mobile payment app in France, has acquired NEOS, a scan and go mobile shopping app in France. NEOS allows retailers to streamline the shopping experience for their customers. The NEOS app allows customers to scan and pay for products in store using their mobile devices.
buyer: Lyf Pay
Lyf Pay is a universal mobile payment app in France. Lyf Pay is an easy-to-use payment app that covers a broad set of needs, including in-store payments, online shopping, friend and family payments, charitable donations, and more. Lyf Pay also integrates payment cards, loyalty cards and coupons. "
target: Neos
NEOS is a scan and go mobile shopping app in France. NEOS allows retailers to streamline the shopping experience for their customers. The NEOS app allows customers to scan and pay for products in store using their mobile devices.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

GK Software AG, acquired Valuephone GmbH

synopsis: GK Software, a leading store solution provider to Europe’s largest retailers, has taken over valuephone GmbH. Valuephone is a leading provider of mobile couponing, mobile payment and mobile loyalty services in Germany.
buyer: GK Software AG (DB:GKS:$109.94)
GK Software AG has become the leading store solution provider to Europe’s largest retailers with stores around the globe. Currently in over 40 countries, GK Software continues to expand along with their customers throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. "
target: Valuephone GmbH
Valuephone is a leading provider of mobile couponing, mobile payment and mobile loyalty services in Germany. The software company develops innovative applications for mobile marketing and loyalty management for a variety of retail and other businesses.
price ($mm)
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$3
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0.0x
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closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wibmo Inc., acquired Mypoolin

synopsis: US-based digital payment company Wibmo Inc has bought Bengaluru-based payment solution provider Mypoolin. Incorporated in 2015, Mypoolin provides payment solutions for retail merchants and allows individual users to send and receive money directly from banks.
buyer: Wibmo Inc.
Wibmo Inc. a Cupertino, California based company is rapidly becoming India’s leader in mobile payments. The largest provider of eCommerce security in India, the company has launched WIBMO Mobile Payments Network – India’s first shared mobile payment ecosystem. "
target: Mypoolin
Mypoolin is a Bengaluru-based payment solution provider. Incorporated in 2015, Mypoolin provides payment solutions for retail merchants and allows individual users to send and receive money directly from banks. It also provided a feature to split and settle bills with friends using a web interface.
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closed 2/22/2018 via PR Newswire

Uphold, acquired Cortex MCP

synopsis: Uphold, a provider of a digital money platform, has acquired Cortex MCP, a leading mobile commerce and authentication company that provides the most secure mobile wallet technology in the industry. Cortex's platform and solutions enable service providers to safely accept cryptos, giving businesses and consumers the widest possible choice.
buyer: Uphold
Uphold offers a digital money platform that lets users instantly and safely access traditional currencies, cryptocurrencies, and other investments all in one place. The platform provides access to the widest range of currencies and investments available in one place, with transparency and security. "
target: Cortex MCP
Cortex MCP is a leading mobile commerce and authentication company that provides the most secure mobile wallet technology in the industry. Cortex's platform and solutions enable merchants and service providers to safely accept cryptos, giving businesses and consumers the widest possible choice.
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closed 1/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Netcetera AG, acquired Nexperts GmbH

synopsis: Netcetera has acquired a 100% stake in Nexperts GmbH, complementing its offering in the payment area with the wallet, mobile payment and NFC expertise from Nexperts. Nexperts is a leading provider of mobile contactless solutions in the area of payments, with profound experience and expertise in bringing NFC applications to mobile platforms.
buyer: Netcetera AG
As a leading Swiss software company, Netcetera supports its customers worldwide with trend-setting products and custom software. They cover the entire IT service lifecycle, from strategy to implementation and operation. "
target: Nexperts GmbH
Nexperts is a leading provider of mobile contactless solutions in the area of payments. The company has profound experience and expertise in bringing NFC applications to mobile platforms such as Android and iPhone. Solutions from Nexperts are used by banks, retailers and mobile operators.
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announced 3/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ackroo Inc., will acquire Appetite

synopsis: Ackroo Inc. and D1 Mobile announced that the two companies have reached an agreement for Ackroo to acquire D1 Mobile's Appetite® Mobile Pay and Loyalty platform and D1 Mobile's customer base of 281 locations. The Appetite® platform empowered franchisors and retail chains with in-store mobile payment and loyalty solutions.
buyer: Ackroo Inc. (TSXV:AKR:$5.02)
Ackroo provides gift card and loyalty solutions into the North American gift card and loyalty market. Their solutions enable businesses, merchants and business networks to increase profitability and build long-term customer relationships through customized gift card and loyalty programs. "
target parent: D1 Mobile
target: Appetite
The Appetite® platform empowered franchisors and retail chains with in-store mobile payment and loyalty solutions, and instantaneous engagement and data aggregation tools.
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$0.09
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closed 12/9/2015 via Company Press Release

Morpho, acquired AirTag

synopsis: Morpho (Safran) has finalized its acquisition of AirTag, a French startup specialized in innovative mobile payment solutions. AirTag develops secure mobile transaction solutions for banks, payment networks and retail. This latest acquisition further reinforces Morpho's growth strategy in the digital security market.
buyer parent: Safran SA
buyer: Morpho
Morpho is one of the world’s leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. "
target parent: Seventure Partners
target: AirTag
AirTag develops secure mobile transaction solutions for banks, payment networks and retail. The company developed AirPass, a "virtual bank card" solution using HCE* (Host Card Emulation) technology and based on a proprietary Tokenization platform (involving a single-use payment token).
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closed 10/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Boku, Inc., acquired mopay

synopsis: Boku, Inc., the global leader in mobile payments, announced the acquisition of mopay, one of the largest carrier billing companies in the world. The acquisition makes Boku the largest standalone provider of carrier billing-based mobile payment services in the world, adding marquee merchant customers like Valve, gameloft, and Wargaming.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
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. "
target parent: Acision
target: mopay
mopay is a global leader in innovative payment solutions for online merchants. mopay’s core platform enables merchants of virtual, digital and physical goods and services to bill charges directly to consumers’ cell phone, land line and broadband accounts.
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closed 8/14/2014 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired Leaf Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, the nation's fifth largest payment processor and a leading provider of merchant business solutions, announced that it acquired Leaf, creator of a mobile Point of Sale (POS) tablet specifically designed for commerce.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, e-commerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 275,000 business and educational locations nationwide. "
target: Leaf Holdings, Inc.
Founded in 2011, Leaf is a mobile POS payment system specifically designed to meet the needs of small merchants. The Android-based Leaf tablets accept all forms of customer payment, including credit cards, gift cards, cash, PayPal, and mobile payments.
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closed 8/12/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Manhattan Associates, acquired Global Bay Mobile Technologies

synopsis: Supply Chain Commerce Solutions provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of GlobalBay Technologies from VeriFone, a leading provider of next-generation mobile retail solutions.
buyer: Manhattan Associates (MANH:$451.49)
Manhattan Associates brings companies closer to their customers. They design, build and deliver market-leading Supply Chain Commerce Solutions that drive top line growth by converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution and efficiency. "
target parent: VeriFone, Inc.
target: Global Bay Mobile Technologies
Global Bay Mobile Technologies is a leading provider of next-generation mobile retail solutions. Global Bay works with retailers to increase sales and improve customer satisfaction with mobile applications that leverage existing POS, e-commerce, and traditional store systems.
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closed 10/19/2012 via BNC Analysis

Sequent Software, Inc., acquired ViVOTech, Inc.

synopsis: Sequent, a leading provider of Trusted Service Manager software and services, has acquired the software division of ViVOtech, one of the pioneering companies in Near Field Communication (NFC).
buyer: Sequent Software, Inc.
Founded in 2010 by payment and mobile industry veterans, Sequent provides a leading Trusted Service Manager software and services platform. Sequent's software and services platform enables consumers to easily and securely download payment cards and other credentials to their mobile devices. "
target: ViVOTech, Inc.
ViVOtech is a market leader in contactless/ Near Field Communication (NFC) payment software, over the air (OTA) card provisioning, promotion, and transaction management infrastructure software, NFC smart posters, and contactless readers/writers.
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closed 11/1/2011 via BusinessWire

VeriFone, Inc., acquired Global Bay Mobile Technologies

synopsis: VeriFone Systems, Inc. has acquired Global Bay Mobile Technologies, provider of next-generation mobile retail solutions. Global Bay has worked with retailers across North America, Europe and Asia to increase sales and improve customer satisfaction with mobile applications that leverage existing POS, e-commerce, and traditional store systems.
buyer: VeriFone, Inc. (PAY:$2,000.46)
VeriFone Systems, Inc. is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems. "
target: Global Bay Mobile Technologies
Global Bay Mobile Technologies is a leading provider of next-generation mobile retail solutions. Global Bay works with retailers to increase sales and improve customer satisfaction with mobile applications that leverage existing POS, e-commerce, and traditional store systems.
price ($mm)
$28
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announced 2/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Thompson Investments, will acquire POWA Technologies Ltd.

synopsis: Thompson Investments, the vehicle headed up by Richard Thompson, has confirmed that they are stepping forward to buy Powa Technologies. The Powa Technologies suite includes PowaWeb – a powerful cloud-based eCommerce platform, PowaPOS – a sophisticated mobile and tablet-based POS solution, and PowaTag – an innovative payment enablement application.
buyer: Thompson Investments
Thompson Investments is an investment fund set up by Richard Thompson, the former chairman of Queens Park Rangers football club and Windsor Race Course. "
target: POWA Technologies Ltd.
Powa Technologies Ltd creates technologies to transform and redefine the retail market. The Powa suite includes PowaWeb – a powerful cloud-based eCommerce platform, PowaPOS – a sophisticated mobile and tablet-based POS solution, and PowaTag – an innovative payment enablement application.
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closed 1/5/2006 via PR Newswire

BitPass, Inc., acquired Yaga, Inc.

synopsis: BitPass, Inc., provider of the leading commerce platform for digital content and services, has acquired substantially all the assets of Yaga, Inc., a developer of payment and accounting solutions for content providers.
buyer: BitPass, Inc.
BitPass provides an innovative commerce platform that addresses the growing demand among digital content providers to efficiently monetize their online offerings. "
target: Yaga, Inc.
Yaga has developed a secure and reliable way to manage, sell, merchandise and deliver digital content, services and physical goods. Yaga's offering provides businesses with a more efficient means of reaching customers and prospects.
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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.
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$280
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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
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$100
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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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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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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
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$111
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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
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$57
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$8
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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.
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$7
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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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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:$10,761.00)
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:$10,761.00)
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 ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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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