Like Achievers Corp.

closed 6/30/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Achievers Corp.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired Achievers Corp. Achievers is a leading provider of employee recognition and rewards solutions designed to help companies increase employee engagement.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: Achievers Corp.
Achievers delivers an Employee Success Platform™ that enables social recognition, which dramatically increases employee engagement and drives business success. With more than 7,800,000 annual recognitions, the Platform inspires brilliant performance in 110 countries.
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$110
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closed 6/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Icario, Inc., acquired ChipRewards

synopsis: Icario, the healthcare industry’s largest health action company, has acquired ChipRewards, a leading SaaS platform used by health plans and employers to configure and manage consumer engagement programs.
buyer: Icario, Inc.
Icario is the leading health action company focused on connecting people to health. Icario uses pioneering behavioral research, data science and their adaptive multi-channel platform to deliver personalization at scale for the most trusted healthcare organizations in all 50 states. "
target: ChipRewards
ChipRewards is a behavioral science-based technology company that utilizes a proprietary web-enabled platform to assist health plans, employers, healthcare providers, and other industry stakeholders in the development and implementation of large-scale health incentive and engagement initiatives.
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closed 5/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Accenture, acquired ThinkTank

synopsis: Accenture is acquiring assets from ThinkTank, a cloud-based intelligent stakeholder engagement platform used by consulting & software leaders to guide teams, live or asynchronously, through a structured process in order to gain alignment, drive fast and efficient decision-making, and arrive at higher quality outcomes.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$50,533.39)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: ThinkTank
ThinkTank is a cloud-based intelligent stakeholder engagement platform used by consulting & software leaders to guide teams, live or asynchronously, through a structured process in order to gain alignment, drive fast and efficient decision-making, and arrive at higher quality outcomes.
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closed 10/7/2020 via Company Press Release

360insights, acquired CR Worldwide

synopsis: 360insights the creator of the Channel Success Platform announced the acquisition of CR Worldwide, another powerhouse sales incentive solutions provider. The move makes 360insights one of the largest global Channel Incentives Management providers in the world – offering brands the most advanced platforms, tools and data insights to grow sales.
buyer: 360insights
360insights has developed a user friendly yet highly sophisticated SaaS-based software platform that allows large businesses to manage highly complex incentive programs in real time allowing them to maximize the effectiveness of their programs while minimizing admin efforts and costs to execute. "
target: CR Worldwide
CR engages, motivates and rewards employees, customers and partners worldwide. MyRewards® is CR's feature-rich, secure, easy-to-implement white label points banking technology platform used to deliver global employee recognition, sales incentives and channel incentives and customer loyalty programs.
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closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

America's Charities, acquired Causecast

synopsis: America’s Charities announced that it has acquired Causecast, a company that provides a comprehensive and easy to use online system that helps businesses and organizations manage community volunteering, donations, matching, rewarding and cause campaigns ranging from disaster relief to competitive social fundraising.
buyer: America's Charities
America's Charities is a 501(c)(3) membership-based nonprofit, representing approximately 140 charitable organizations in workplace giving campaigns across for employers in public and private sectors: the federal government, state and local governments, and nonprofits. "
target: Causecast
Causecast provides a comprehensive and easy to use online system that helps businesses and organizations manage community volunteering, donations, matching, rewarding and cause campaigns ranging from disaster relief to competitive social fundraising.
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closed 2/10/2016 via Market Wire

Karelab inc., acquired Propulse

synopsis: Karelab has acquired Propulse, an innovative online platform for human resources management. Propulse is the only solution providing bilingual and anonymous surveys designed to accurately and regularly measure employee satisfaction. Each week, the Propulse software sends employees a flash survey that can be completed in less than two minutes.
buyer: Karelab inc.
Karelab provides innovative tools and personalized services for measuring and boosting performance, engagement and recognition in the workplace. The Karelab Gamification Platform is a performance management program and collaborative social network that drives motivation and pleasure. "
target: Propulse
Propulse provides bilingual and anonymous surveys designed to accurately and regularly measure employee satisfaction. Each week, the software sends employees a flash survey that can be completed in less than two minutes. The five-week Propulse Cycle surveys the fundamentals of employee satisfaction.
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closed 1/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Spigit, acquired Kindling, Inc.

synopsis: Spigit, the world’s leading provider of innovation management software, announced that it has acquired Kindling, Inc., and that for Spigit, 2016 was a record year for growth. Kindling is a team-level idea management tool used by global enterprises.
buyer: Spigit
Spigit is the largest provider of innovation management software to some of the world’s foremost companies. Spigit has powered innovation and process improvement for large enterprises across major industries of financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and energy. "
target: Kindling, Inc.
Kindling is a team-level idea management tool used by global enterprises. Kindling is intuitive and easy-to-use software that allows you to pose questions and challenges to any subset of your organization to cultivate the ideas that will make your company thrive.
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announced 11/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

SAP SE, will acquire Qualtrics

synopsis: SAP, a technology company that develops enterprise application software for companies and industries across diverse sectors, announced that it has agreed to acquire Qualtrics, a computer software company that develops solutions for data collection and analytics.
buyer: SAP SE (SAP:$32,136.42)
SAP is a technology company that develops enterprise application software for companies and industries across diverse sectors. The company offers solutions for asset management, commerce, finance, human resources, manufacturing and sustainability as well as research and development, and engineering."
target: Qualtrics (:$894.40)
Qualtrics is a computer software company that develops solutions for data collection and analytics. Their system of record for all experience data also called X-data allows organizations to manage four core experiences of business including customer, product, employee and brand all on one platform.
price ($mm)
$8,000
rev ($mm)
$372
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
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21.5x
EV / EBITDA
688.5x
closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Valsoft Corp, acquired Softbrick BV

synopsis: Montreal-based Valsoft Corporation Inc. has acquired Softbrick, an industry leader in workforce management software solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Softbrick has built a strong reputation of analyzing the specific needs of staff management solutions which makes for an excellent addition to Aspire Software, a division of Valsoft Corp.
buyer: Valsoft Corp
Valsoft Corporation is a Canadian company that acquires and develops vertical market software companies. Valsoft enables each business to deliver the best mission-critical solutions for customers in their respective industry or niche. "
target: Softbrick BV
Based in the Netherlands, Softbrick offers workforce management software solutions for the optimal use of staff members. Softbrick analyzes specific needs and helps organizations optimize their work processes and permanently improve results.
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closed 12/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired WorkFront

synopsis: Adobe, the global leader in digital media and digital marketing solutions, has acquired Workfront, the leader in enterprise work management. Workfront provides companies a single system to support planning, collaboration and governance to unlock organizational productivity and create exceptional experiences.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$14,389.00)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
target: WorkFront
Workfront is the modern work management application platform, helping people do their best work so companies can thrive in a digital world. Workfront is built for people, effortlessly connecting teams and easily integrating into existing applications and systems.
price ($mm)
$1,500
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closed 9/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Zebra Technologies Corporation, acquired Reflexis Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, has acquired Reflexis Systems, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent workforce management, execution, and communication solutions for organizations in the retail, food service, hospitality and banking industries.
buyer: Zebra Technologies Corporation (ZBRA:$4,743.00)
Zebra delivers industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions to enable every asset and worker to be visible, connected, and fully optimized. Zebra's market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track, and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. "
target: Reflexis Systems, Inc.
Reflexis Systems is a provider of intelligent workforce management, execution, and communication solutions for multi-site organizations in various industries. The Reflexis ONE Intelligent work platform is used by customers to simplify execution, improve communication, and optimize labor decisions.
price ($mm)
$575
rev ($mm)
$66
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.7x
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closed 9/9/2019 via BusinessWire

U.S. Bancorp, acquired talech

synopsis: U.S. Bank has acquired talech, a Palo Alto-based software company that provides software that allows businesses to manage multiple operational tasks – such as order management, inventory and staff reporting, customer management, business insights and payments processing – in a single, integrated point-of-sale system.
buyer: U.S. Bancorp (USB:$22,641.00)
U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. "
target: talech
Established in 2012, talech provides software that allows businesses to manage multiple operational tasks – such as order management, inventory and staff reporting, customer management, business insights and payments processing – in a single, integrated point-of-sale system.
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closed 9/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Trackforce, Inc, acquired Valiant Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Trackforce, a security workforce management platform has acquired Valiant Solutions Inc., a provider of Human Capital Management software solutions. The new company, Trackforce Valiant, is the world’s largest security workforce management platform delivering the only all-in-one comprehensive operations management solution available to the industry.
buyer: Trackforce, Inc
Valiant Solutions is a leading provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions. Valiant’s solutions are delivered in a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform which powers a suite of integrated Payroll, Time & Labor Management, and Human Resources products. "
target parent: PeakEquity Partners
target: Valiant Solutions, Inc.
Trackforce is a leader in security workforce management solutions and provides fully integrated security solutions to its partners and customers. Clients include the world’s leading security guard service providers, major airports, universities, and corporations across the globe.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BusinessWire

Calabrio, Inc, acquired Teleopti

synopsis: Calabrio announced it has acquired Teleopti, a top, global provider of workforce management software, offering a world-class WFM solution that is sophisticated, localized and easy to use. Founded in 1992, they are based in Sweden with offices all over the globe.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Calabrio, Inc
Calabrio is the customer experience intelligence company that empowers organizations to enrich human interactions. Through AI-driven analytics, Calabrio uncovers customer behavior and sentiment, and derives compelling insights from the contact center. "
target: Teleopti
Teleopti is a top, global provider of workforce management software, offering a world-class WFM solution that is sophisticated, localized and easy to use. Founded in 1992, they are based in Sweden with offices all over the globe.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tanarra Capital, acquired INX Software

synopsis: Tanarra Capital, led by veteran investment banker John Wylie, has taken a 75 per cent stake in INX with the aim of accelerating the latter’s product development and overseas expansion. Perth-based INX Software provides integrated workforce management software solutions to a range of sectors including mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, and more.
buyer: Tanarra Capital
Tanarra is an Australian family office investment and advisory firm. Its principal is John Wylie, one of Australia’s well regarded investment bankers and investors. Tanarra invests in a wide range of early stage ventures, private and public companies in Australia and around the world. "
target: INX Software
Perth-based INX Software provides integrated workforce management software solutions to a range of sectors including mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, engineering, government, food & beverage, transport, marine, aviation, communications, utilities and healthcare.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Advanced, acquired Kirona

synopsis: Large IT provider, Advanced, has acquired Kirona, a workforce management and resource scheduling software company. The company provides a mobile solution for businesses with field-based service teams in the public and private markets.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Advanced
Advanced is a provider of healthcare, enterprise, and other business solutions and services to the public and private sectors. Their healthcare portfolio includes patient care management and clinical software solutions, while its enterprise suite includes financial management, HR, payroll, and CRM. "
target parent: Livingbridge
target: Kirona
Kirona delivers a range of workforce management software; from task planning and resource scheduling right through to workflow and analytics tools and support services.
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closed 1/24/2019 via Company Press Release

nextSource, Inc, acquired nextSource, Inc

synopsis: nextSource, a leading provider of a contingent workforce solutions and a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital and Prudential Capital Group, has been acquired by its leadership team, led by CEO Catherine Candland.
buyer: nextSource, Inc
The management buyout is led by CEO, Catherine Candland. nextSource is a leading provider of workforce management solutions with a diverse client base, mainly in the US. The Company is a turnkey solution provider addressing varying customer needs across the entire spectrum of contingent labor. "
target parent: H.I.G. Capital
target: nextSource, Inc
nextSource is a leading provider of workforce management solutions with a diverse client base, mainly in the United States. The Company is a turnkey solution provider addressing varying customer needs across the entire spectrum of contingent labor.
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closed 9/4/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Coupa Software, acquired DCR Workforce

synopsis: Coupa Software, a leader in business spend management (BSM), announced that it has acquired the technology assets of DCR Workforce, a leading provider of contingent workforce management and services procurement software.
buyer: Coupa Software (COUP:$458.37)
Coupa Software is the cloud platform for business spend management (BSM). They deliver “Value as a Service” by helping their customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. "
target: DCR Workforce
DCR Workforce is a leading provider of SaaS solutions for contingent workforce management and services procurement. The company’s Smart Track VMS offers a unified approach to managing all aspects of non-employee engagement.
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closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

SAP SE, acquired Coresystems

synopsis: SAP, a technology company that develops enterprise application software for companies and industries across diverse sectors, has acquired Coresystems, a leading provider of mobile and cloud-based field service and workforce management software for mid-sized and large enterprises’ field service organizations.
buyer: SAP SE (SAP:$32,136.42)
SAP is a technology company that develops enterprise application software for companies and industries across diverse sectors. The company offers solutions for asset management, commerce, finance, human resources, manufacturing and sustainability as well as research and development, and engineering."
target: Coresystems
Coresystems is a leading provider of mobile and cloud-based field service and workforce management software for mid-sized and large enterprises’ field service organizations.
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closed 1/22/2018 via Market Wire

Automatic Data Processing, Inc., acquired Work Market Inc.

synopsis: ADP, one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions, has announced the acquisition of WorkMarket, a leading cloud-based workforce management solution provider that allows companies to build and manage an integrated workforce across W-2 employees, 1099 contractors, vendors and other types of workers.
buyer: Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP:$13,325.80)
Automatic Data Processing, Inc., with more than $10 billion in revenues and approximately 600,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. "
target: Work Market Inc.
WorkMarket helps companies manage their integrated workforce in a simple, secure and compliant manner. Their innovative solutions include tools to source and vet independent workers, manage their engagements, and pay and evaluate these workers.
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closed 6/30/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Achievers Corp.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired Achievers Corp. Achievers is a leading provider of employee recognition and rewards solutions designed to help companies increase employee engagement.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: Achievers Corp.
Achievers delivers an Employee Success Platform™ that enables social recognition, which dramatically increases employee engagement and drives business success. With more than 7,800,000 annual recognitions, the Platform inspires brilliant performance in 110 countries.
price ($mm)
$110
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closed 11/6/2020 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired National Gift Card Corp.

synopsis: Global branded payments provider Blackhawk Network has acquired National Gift Card (NGC), one of North America's largest card and prepaid technology companies. The acquisition broadens Blackhawk's prepaid and gift card offerings and integrates NGC's best in class fulfillment capabilities into Blackhawk's operations.
buyer parent: P2 Capital Partners
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment solutions through the prepaid products, technologies, and networks that connect brands and people. The company collaborates with its partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty, and revenue. "
target parent: LaSalle Capital Group, L.P.
target: National Gift Card Corp.
National Gift Card (NGC) is one of North America's largest card and prepaid technology companies. NGC provides secure, innovative gift card technology solutions and world-class service to connect brands with the corporate and consumer marketplaces.
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closed 4/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired SVM, LP

synopsis: Global branded payments provider Blackhawk Network has acquired SVM Cards, a global leader in providing innovative gift card solutions for businesses. SVM offers gasoline gift cards from every major oil company in America, as well as more than 250 of the most popular retail stores, restaurants, service companies and hotels.
buyer parent: P2 Capital Partners
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives. They collaborate with partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. "
target: SVM, LP
SVM is a global leader in providing innovative gift card solutions for businesses. SVM offers gasoline gift cards from every major oil company in America, as well as more than 250 of the most popular retail stores, restaurants, service companies and hotels.
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announced 8/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Blackhawk Network, Inc., will acquire Edge Loyalty Systems

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a company that delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives, will be acquiring Edge Loyalty Systems, a leading Australian sales promotions and loyalty based incentive technology business.
buyer parent: P2 Capital Partners
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives. They collaborate with partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. "
target parent: Village Roadshow Ltd.
target: Edge Loyalty Systems
Edge Loyalty Systems is a leading Australian sales promotions and loyalty based incentive technology business. Edge delivers market-leading, data-driven sales promotions businesses through Edge, Edge Consumer, and Lifestyle Rewards.
price ($mm)
$22
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$2
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10.8x
closed 1/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

P2 Capital Partners, SilverLake, acquired Blackhawk Network, Inc.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., a global financial technology company and a leader in prepaid gift, reward and incentive technologies and solutions, announced that Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, and P2 Capital Partners, a New York-based investment firm, have acquired Blackhawk.
buyer: SilverLake
buyer: P2 Capital Partners
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. P2 Capital Partners is a New York-based investment firm that applies a private equity approach to investing in the public market. "
target: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and rewards programs in retail, ecommerce and mobile wallets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,622 [$3,624]*
rev ($mm)
$2,070
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
25.4x
announced 12/15/2017 via Company Press Release

BCD Meetings & Events, will acquire Grass Roots Meetings & Events

synopsis: BCD Meetings & Events has signed an agreement to acquire Grass Roots Meetings & Events from Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. Grass Roots M&E is a UK-based division of Grass Roots Group Holdings, Ltd. and specializes in strategic meetings management and delegate management. They focus on improving the performance of meetings and events programs.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events, a trusted, award-winning global meetings & events agency, helps companies design and execute meetings and events through strategic solutions, innovation and the power of imagination. "
target parent: Blackhawk Network, Inc.
target: Grass Roots Meetings & Events
Based in the UK, Grass Roots operate Meetings & Events services. As specialists in strategic meetings management, delegate management and event services, they work with many global organisations and focus on improving the performance of meetings and events programs.
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$30
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closed 8/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Cash Star, Inc.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, Inc., a global financial technology company, has acquired CashStar, Inc., a leading provider of gift card commerce solutions at the forefront of mobile payments and digital gifting innovation. The CashStar Commerce platform is used by merchants to increase revenue, reduce costs and optimize customer experiences across channels.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network, Inc. is a financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and incentive programs in retail, ecommerce and mobile wallets. "
target: Cash Star, Inc.
CashStar is an industry-leading provider of gift card commerce solutions at the forefront of mobile payments and digital gifting. The CashStar Commerce platform is used by merchants to increase revenue, reduce costs and optimize customer experiences across channels.
price ($mm)
$175
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EBITDA ($mm)
$14
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closed 10/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Grass Roots

synopsis: Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Grass Roots Group Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of employee and customer engagement solutions, as previously described in its Aug. 31, 2016 press release. The acquisition broadens the global capabilities of Blackhawk's incentives and engagement business.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: Grass Roots
The Grass Roots Group connects brands and people, through services such as Experience and Insight, Motivation, Rewards, Benefits, Promotions and Meetings and Events. Founded in the UK in 1980, the Group has 12 offices throughout the world and has provided services in over 100 countries.
price ($mm)
$119
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$14
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8.2x
closed 3/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Extrameasures

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired extrameasures, a prepaid consumer promotions and incentives company. Extrameasures offers Visa prepaid cards and gift cards with a proprietary platform to help businesses drive consumer acquisition, engagement and loyalty.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: Extrameasures
Extrameasures is a leading provider of promotional and incentive prepaid card programs, both open and closed loop. Extrameasures has pioneered innovative features enhancing their prepaid card offering to include first-to-market card features, unparalleled client reporting, and fraud monitoring.
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closed 2/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired NimbleCommerce

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired NimbleCommerce, a digital commerce platform and network for promotions. NimbleCommerce also allows merchants and brands to manage their own prepaid offer and gift card programs, or resell through a network of retailer and publisher branded sites.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: NimbleCommerce
NimbleCommerce is a leading commerce platform and distribution network for digital promotions. The company helps merchants sell their own pre-paid offers and gift cards through a network of publisher branded sites. Its services include an e-commerce platform, merchandising and promotions system.
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closed 1/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Giftcards.com

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired Giftcards.com, LLC, which sells digital and physical prepaid gift card solutions to consumers through a high-trafficked gift card US website, and OmniCard, LLC, which sells customized prepaid incentive and reward solutions for business clients.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target parent: Wolfe, LLC
target: Giftcards.com
GiftCards.com has been providing U.S. consumers with an array of gift card products. OmniCard provides incentive and reward prepaid products to corporate clients across multiple industries including healthcare, energy, manufacturing, real estate and marketing agencies.
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$120
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closed 11/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Didix

synopsis: Prepaid and payments company Blackhawk Network announced it has acquired DIDIX Gifting & Promotions. DIDIX issues and markets leisure-themed gifts and promotions using a prepaid card that can be redeemed to pay for services at multiple leisure outlets, including regional retailers, restaurants, cinemas and spas.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: Didix
DIDIX is a market leader in the issuing of leisure themed gift cards and promotions in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Belgium. DIDIX owns several gifting brands such as RestaurantCadeau, BioscoopCadeau, CinemaCadeau and Restaurant Choice and experience activities boxes such as Momento.
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closed 6/30/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Achievers Corp.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired Achievers Corp. Achievers is a leading provider of employee recognition and rewards solutions designed to help companies increase employee engagement.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: Achievers Corp.
Achievers delivers an Employee Success Platform™ that enables social recognition, which dramatically increases employee engagement and drives business success. With more than 7,800,000 annual recognitions, the Platform inspires brilliant performance in 110 countries.
price ($mm)
$110
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/25/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., will acquire Parago, Inc.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network announced a definitive agreement under which Blackhawk will acquire all outstanding shares of Parago, Inc. Parago is a leader in providing global incentive and engagement solutions that drive customer acquisition, employee retention and enable and engage channel sales partners.
buyer parent: Safeway Inc.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network, Inc. is a leading prepaid and payments network, which supports the program management and the physical and digital distribution of a large range of prepaid products. "
target parent: TH Lee Putnam Ventures, L.P.
target: Parago, Inc.
Parago, Inc. provides customized incentive and engagement solutions. It offers solutions, such as consumer rebates and promotions, employee rewards and recognition, sales and channel management, and prepaid cards.
price ($mm)
$291
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired CardLab

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Dallas, Texas-based CardLab, Inc., a leading online provider of customizable prepaid incentive and rewards cards.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a leading prepaid and payments network, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and prepaid financial service products across a global network. "
target: CardLab
CardLab is one of the largest online stores focused solely on prepaid incentive cards with hundreds of brands and thousands of designs. It is a one-stop shop offering popular retail gift cards, VisaIncentive Cards and e-Gift cards, which can be delivered by email or text message.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Retailo AG

synopsis: Blackhawk Network announced that it has completed the acquisition of Germany-based Retailo AG, a leading third-party gift card distribution network in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The acquisition adds over 40,000 new distribution locations, bringing Blackhawk's total EMEA retail distribution network to approximately 70,000.
buyer parent: Safeway Inc.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses. The company's Gift Card Mall™ offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift card and telecom products. "
target: Retailo AG
Retailo AG, the leading European multi - channel gift card distributor, operates a network of over 40,000 points of sale at retail outlets such as filling stations, lottery agencies, supermarkets, beauty and bank branches that sell gift cards for over 100 brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/12/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions

synopsis: Blackhawk Network announced it has completed the acquisition of InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions, a leader in the corporate incentives and consumer promotions marketplace. Blackhawk Network is a prepaid payment network which supports the distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products.
buyer parent: Safeway Inc.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses. The company's Gift Card Mall™ offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift card and telecom products. "
target: InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions
InteliSpend delivers intelligent prepaid solutions for business needs: employee rewards, wellness, sales incentives, expense management and promotional programs. InteliSpend's prepaid card expertise, innovative approach and patented DirectSpend® process can solve even the most complex challenges.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2011 via Market Wire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Cardpool, Inc.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses, announced the acquisition of Cardpool, the fast-growing gift card exchange company where consumers can buy, sell and trade gift cards.
buyer parent: Safeway Inc.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses. The company's Gift Card Mall™ offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift card and telecom products. "
target: Cardpool, Inc.
Cardpool is the fast-growing gift card exchange company where customers can buy, sell, or trade gift cards safely and securely. Customers can exchange their gift cards at www.cardpool.com, where they can buy, sell, or trade, gift cards to over 400 different retailers.
price ($mm)
$9.90
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

P2 Capital Partners, SilverLake, acquired Blackhawk Network, Inc.

synopsis: Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., a global financial technology company and a leader in prepaid gift, reward and incentive technologies and solutions, announced that Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, and P2 Capital Partners, a New York-based investment firm, have acquired Blackhawk.
buyer: SilverLake
buyer: P2 Capital Partners
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. P2 Capital Partners is a New York-based investment firm that applies a private equity approach to investing in the public market. "
target: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and rewards programs in retail, ecommerce and mobile wallets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,622 [$3,624]*
rev ($mm)
$2,070
EBITDA ($mm)
$151
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
25.4x
announced 9/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Wirecard AG, will acquire PaymentLink Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Wirecard has agreed to purchase all shares in three companies of the Korvac Group. These consist of Singapore based PaymentLink Pte. Ltd., and two subsidiaries in Malaysia and Singapore. PaymentLink operates one of the largest payment networks for local contactless payment cards.
buyer: Wirecard AG (XTRA:WDI:$3,048.73)
Wirecard AG is one of the leading international providers of electronic payment and risk management solutions. Worldwide, Wirecard supports over 10,000 companies from many and various industry segments in automating their payment processes and minimizing cases of default. "
target parent: Korvac Holdings
target: PaymentLink Pte. Ltd.
PaymentLink operates one of the largest payment networks for local contactless payment cards. The company is also one of the leading domestic acquiring processors and distributes prepaid cards. They are a well-established provider of PoS infrastructure as well as payment and technology services.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Türkiye Is Bankasi A.S, will acquire Moka Odeme Kurulusu A.S.

synopsis: Turkiye Is Bankasi (Isbank), Turkey's first national bank, will acquire Moka, a digital payment services provider in Turkey. Moka provides online and mobile payment solutions for businesses of all sizes. Their virtual POS solution enables businesses to quickly and securely receive payments via SMS, e-mail, debit cards, and credit cards.
buyer: Türkiye Is Bankasi A.S (IBSE:ISCTR:$3,818.65)
Turkiye Is Bankasi (Isbank) is Turkey's first national bank. Isbank offers personal and commercial banking services. They also offer mobile banking, internet banking, telephone banking, and call center services. Isbank has 1,400 local and overseas branches and operates over 6,000 ATMs in Turkey. "
target: Moka Odeme Kurulusu A.S.
Moka is a digital payment services provider in Turkey. Moka provides online and mobile payment solutions for businesses of all sizes. Their virtual POS solution enables businesses to quickly and securely receive payments via SMS, e-mail, debit cards, and credit cards.
price ($mm)
$3.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2019 via BusinessWire

NXGEN, acquired BluePay Canada

synopsis: NXGEN and Payscape, two premier payments companies recently backed by Parthenon Capital, announced their latest acquisition, BluePay Canada, formerly known as Caledon Computer Systems, Inc. BluePay is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing solutions designed to meet the unique needs of merchants throughout the US and Canada.
buyer parent: Parthenon Capital Partners
buyer: NXGEN
NXGEN International is the largest global merchant service provider serving over 13,000 merchants in multiple countries. Payscape is a premier financial technology company providing payment solutions to a network of more than 11,000 small and medium-sized merchants. "
target parent: Fiserv, Inc.
target: BluePay Canada
BluePay is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing solutions designed to meet the unique needs of merchants throughout the US and Canada. They offer efficient, cost-effective and secure payment solutions that scale and develop as merchants’ businesses grow.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/20/2019 via PE Hub

The Beekman Group, LLC, acquired Convenient Payments

synopsis: The Beekman Group (Beekman), a leading private equity firm, has a acquired a majority stake in Convenient Payments LLC, an advanced technology provider of end-to-end payment solutions, integration platforms and stored-value products. Convenient Payments offers a robust payment processing solution for credit/debit card and ACH/ECheck transactions.
buyer: The Beekman Group, LLC
The Beekman Group is a leading private equity firm, based in New York, dedicated to bringing financial and operational resources to lower middle-market companies. Beekman's team consists of experienced private equity professionals who are leading executives in Beekman's targeted industry segments. "
target: Convenient Payments
Convenient Payments is an advanced technology provider of end-to-end payment solutions, integration platforms and stored-value products. Convenient Payments offers a robust payment processing solution for industries wanting to accept credit/debit card and ACH/ECheck transactions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Fiserv, Inc., acquired First Data Corporation

synopsis: Fiserv, a global leader in financial services technology solutions, has acquired First Data Corporation, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology. The company is dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day.
buyer: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV:$14,852.00)
Fiserv is a global leader in financial services technology solutions. They're helping more than 12,000 clients worldwide create and deliver experiences for a digital world that's always on. Solutions that enable consumers to move and manage money with ease, speed and convenience. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology. The company is dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 3,000 transactions per second and $2.4 trillion per year.
price ($mm)
$22,000
rev ($mm)
$8,679
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,301
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 7/6/2017 via BusinessWire

First Data Corporation, acquired CardConnect

synopsis: First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, has completed the acquisition of CardConnect, a leading provider of payment processing and technology solutions, helping more than 67,000 organizations, from independent coffee shops to iconic global brands, accept billions of dollars in card transactions each year.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: First Data Corporation (FDC:$8,679.00)
First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in countries around the world. They are dedicated to helping companies conduct commerce everyday by securing and processing transactions."
target: CardConnect (CCN:$615.96)
CardConnect is a leading provider of payment processing and technology solutions, helping more than 67,000 organizations, from independent coffee shops to iconic global brands, accept billions of dollars in card transactions each year.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$616
EBITDA ($mm)
$27
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
27.8x
announced 12/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Senjo Group, will acquire Kalixa

synopsis: Senjō Group, a global payments operator and FinTech investment firm, has entered into an agreement with GVC Holdings PLC to acquire its payments processing business Kalixa Group. Kalixa is one of the leading providers of payment services in the world and enables consumers, small business and merchants to make and accept payments.
buyer: Senjo Group
Senjō is an international payments operator and a new type of FinTech investor – combining operational expertise with global reach, and strong financial capability. "
target parent: GVC Holdings PLC
target: Kalixa
Kalixa is a fully integrated digital payments company which provides a cost effective product, simple service model and one point of contact for customers across all of their payment needs.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2016 via BusinessWire

FinTech Acquisition Corp., merged with CardConnect

synopsis: FinTech Acquisition Corp. announced that it completed the acquisition of CardConnect LLC. CardConnect is a payment processing and technology solutions provider that helps more than 60,000 merchants across the U.S. accept billions of dollars in card transactions each year.
buyer: FinTech Acquisition Corp. (FNTC:$0.00)
FinTech Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination. "
target parent: FTV Capital
target: CardConnect (CCN:$615.96)
CardConnect is a leading provider of payment processing and technology services that helps more than 60,000 merchants across the U.S., from Fortune 500 companies to small and mid-sized businesses, accept billions of dollars in card transactions each year.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/23/2014 via PR Newswire

Optimal Payments Plc, acquired Meritus Payment Solutions

synopsis: Optimal Payments Plc, a leading global online payments and risk management provider, recently acquired Santa Ana, California-based payment processing entity TK Global Partners L.P., doing business as Meritus Payment Solutions. The transaction closed on July 23, 2014.
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: Meritus Payment Solutions
Established in 2008, Meritus is a high growth and profitable organization. Meritus Payment Solutions is the trusted global payment partner. It has approximately 100 employees and processes more than $3 billion in transaction volume annually.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
$13
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.2x
closed 9/17/2010 via BNC Analysis

FTV Capital, acquired Financial Transaction Services LLC

synopsis: Financial Transaction Services LLC, a full service provider of electronic transaction processing services, announced that it had secured a $50 million growth equity commitment from FTV Capital, a multi-stage private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies.
buyer: FTV Capital
FTV Capital invests in software, business services and financial services companies on behalf of its investors. Among them are several banks, such as Bank of America, Citigroup, KeyBank, which is based in Cleveland, and PNC Bank, which has a large local presence. "
target: Financial Transaction Services LLC (CCN:$615.96)
Financial Transaction Services is a full service provider of electronic transaction processing services for merchants, independent sales organizations (ISOs) and financial institutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2019 via PR Newswire

Prepaid Technologies Company, Inc., acquired Dash

synopsis: Prepaid Technologies, a leading provider of business payment solutions, has acquired dash from Karmic Labs, a leader in the convergence of payment cards and mobile software. dash is a prepaid purchasing card portfolio and expense management solution. The dash app allows businesses to keep track of all transactions made using the dash card solution.
buyer: Prepaid Technologies Company, Inc.
Prepaid Technologies is a leading provider of business payment solutions. Prepaid Technologies provides innovative electronic payment solutions including payroll, expense, gift, reward and incentive card products to employers, financial institutions, and government agencies. "
target parent: Karmic Labs
target: Dash
dash is a prepaid purchasing card portfolio and expense management solution. dash makes it easy for businesses to keep their teams funded and mobile. The dash app allows businesses to view and keep track of all transactions made using the dash card solution.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Xalles, will acquire Co-Owners Rewards Inc.

synopsis: Xalles, a provider of payment solution consulting and direct investment services, will acquire Co-Owners Rewards, a Financial Rewards Community that allows members to earn stock in the same company that provides them with financial services. Co-Owners Rewards' prepaid card allows members to earn stock rewards while buying everyday items.
buyer: Xalles (OTCPK:XALL:$0.15)
Xalles provides payment solution consulting and direct investment services. They help companies launch prepaid and credit card programs, mobile payment solutions, financial reward programs, and more. Their direct investments are focused on disruptive payment solution companies. "
target: Co-Owners Rewards Inc.
Co-Owners Rewards is a Financial Rewards Community that allows members to earn stock in the same company providing them with everyday consumer financial services. Their General Purpose Reloadable Prepaid card allows members to earn stock rewards while buying everyday items like gas and groceries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Heidelpay, acquired StarTec Payment & Service GmbH

synopsis: Heidelpay, together with the growth investor AnaCap Financial Partners, has acquired StarTec Payment & Service GmbH. Based in Germany, Startec Payment provides product solutions and services for the handling of cashless payment transactions. The portfolio includes POS terminals for payments with girocard, direct debit and credit card.
buyer parent: AnaCap Financial Partners LLP
buyer: Heidelpay
Heidelpay is one of the top-ranking providers of e-commerce payment services. It is headquartered in Germany and serves customers worldwide. As a full-service provider, Heidelpay offers all payment steps - acquiring, processing and collecting - with direct integration into over 50 standard shops. "
target: StarTec Payment & Service GmbH
Based in Germany, Startec Payment & Service GmbH provides product solutions and services for the handling of cashless payment transactions. The portfolio includes POS terminals for payments with girocard, direct debit and credit card as well as electronic voucher and customer loyalty systems.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/12/2017 via BusinessWire

Neptune International Ltd., acquired Transact Payments Ltd.

synopsis: The Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company based in Wilmington, Delaware, has sold Transact Payments Ltd. (TPL), its wholly owned UK-based European prepaid subsidiary and licensed electronic money institution, to Neptune International Ltd., a private investment firm.
buyer: Neptune International Ltd.
Neptune International Ltd. is a private investment firm. They are based in Essex, United Kingdom. "
target parent: The Bancorp Inc.
target: Transact Payments Ltd.
Transact Payments Limited (TPL) is a licensed European e-money institution providing payment solutions to partners across the world and from different industries and sectors. Transact Payments Ltd. (TPL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBBK).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Green Dot Corporation, will acquire Rushcard

synopsis: Green Dot Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UniRush, LLC, and its businesses RushCard, an online direct-to-consumer prepaid card provider, and Rapid! PayCard, a corporate payroll card provider. UniRush, LLC provides members with access to services that enable them to achieve their personal and financial goals.
buyer: Green Dot Corporation (GDOT:$706.93)
Green Dot Corporation, along with its wholly owned subsidiary bank, Green Dot Bank, is a bank holding company regulated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Utah Department of Financial Institutions. "
target: Rushcard
UniRush, LLC, which helped pioneer the prepaid debit card industry with the RushCard, one of the first general purpose reloadable prepaid debit cards in the marketplace, provides members with access to services that enable them to achieve their personal and financial goals.
price ($mm)
$147
rev ($mm)
$75
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
22.3x
closed 3/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Extrameasures

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced that it has acquired extrameasures, a prepaid consumer promotions and incentives company. Extrameasures offers Visa prepaid cards and gift cards with a proprietary platform to help businesses drive consumer acquisition, engagement and loyalty.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: Extrameasures
Extrameasures is a leading provider of promotional and incentive prepaid card programs, both open and closed loop. Extrameasures has pioneered innovative features enhancing their prepaid card offering to include first-to-market card features, unparalleled client reporting, and fraud monitoring.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/14/2016 via Reuters

Santander Brasil, acquired ContaSuper

synopsis: Banco Santander Brasil completed its 150 million reais ($41.4 million) acquisition of prepaid payment card company ContaSuper, which the bank plans to turn into its digital arm. ContaSuper has 360,000 clients and could reach up to 1 million.
buyer parent: Banco Santander, S.A.
buyer: Santander Brasil
Santander Brasil is the third largest private bank of the National Financial System by assets. The institution is present in all regions of the country through a wide structure, composed of agencies, banking service stations (PABs) & self-service machines, as well as regional offices & tech centers."
target: ContaSuper
ContaSuper is a prepaid payment card company. Prepaid cards have long offered an alternative for Brazilians who do not have access to traditional bank accounts, such as temporary workers in rural areas.
price ($mm)
$47*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/23/2014 via PR Newswire

SafeCharge International Group Limited, will acquire 3V Transaction Services Ltd

synopsis: SafeCharge, the international provider of payments services, risk management and IT solutions for online businesses, announces the acquisition of 3V Transaction Services Limited, a leading technology provider which specialises in tools for the effective issuing, processing and management of pre-paid card programs.
buyer: SafeCharge International Group Limited (AIM:SCH:$138.53)
SafeCharge International Group Limited is a global provider of payments services, risk management and IT solutions for online businesses. The Group has a diversified, blue chip client base and is a trusted payment partner for customers from various e-commerce verticals. "
target: 3V Transaction Services Ltd
3V Transaction Services provides stored value accounts, standard and contactless payment cards, mobile payments and money-transfer services at a product and platform level to corporate clients internationally.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/6/2014 via PR Newswire

TIO Networks, acquired Global Express

synopsis: TIO Networks Corp., North America's leading expedited bill payment company, announces that it has completed the acquisition of Globex Financial Services, Inc., and its operating business Global Express Money Orders, Inc. and one of the largest money order, bill payment and prepaid wireless companies.
buyer: TIO Networks (TSXV:TNC:$63.83)
TIO Networks serves the largest telecom, wireless, cable and utility network operators in North America. TIO is a cloud-based bill payment processor serving the largest telecom, wireless, cable and utility bill issuers in North America. "
target: Global Express
Global Express Money Orders, Inc. is an operating business of Globex Financial Services, Inc., which is one of the largest money order, bill payment and prepaid wireless companies operating through thousands of retail locations in the U.S.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA

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SmartTrans Holdings Limited
SmartTrans Holdings Limited
SmartTrans Australia provides state-of-the-art logistics solutions for transport and field services operations. Their hosted solutions allow clients to deliver their in-field services and deliveries with increased efficiency, visibility and compliance
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$2.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.37)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: WDAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Workday, Inc.
Workday, Inc.
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,673.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$189.99
EBIT ($mm)
($126.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12500
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Ticker: HLAN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hilan Ltd.
Hilan Ltd.
Hilan Ltd. is the leading ASP - Application Service Provider in Israel, for overall management of the human resource in the organization: payroll, human resources, time & attendance and pension administration.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$122.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.24
EBIT ($mm)
$19.63
Net Income ($mm)
$13.89
Employees
300
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Ticker: ASX:RDY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech is an Australian provider of people management software for employment and education. ReadyTech offers a complete student management system for institutions and training organisations. For employers they offer a complete payroll, HR admin and work health and safety management system.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$22.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.02
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
160
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Ticker: ASX:PYG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PayGroup Ltd
PayGroup Ltd
Headquartered in Melbourne Australia, PayGroup is the holding company of Pay Asia Pte Limited. Pay Asia, headquartered in Singapore, is a trusted provider of Multi-Country Payroll and cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) Human Resource Outsourcing Solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.29
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
229
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Ticker: VCSY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is a provider of administrative software, Internet core technologies, and derivative software application products through its distribution network.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$5.40
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.97)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.50
Employees
26
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Ticker: IACH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Information Architects Corporation
Information Architects Corporation
The company focuses on investigating acquisition partners and targets, as well as new business lines and services to add to existing software resources and enhance its ability to market its perceptre software asset.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSXV:YOO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yangaroo, Inc.
Yangaroo, Inc.
Yangaroo is a software leader in media asset workflow and distribution solutions for advertising, music, and awards industries. Yangaroo’s patented Digital Media Distribution System is a leading secure business to business cloud-based platform that provides clearance, delivery, and API integration.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$6.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.54
EBIT ($mm)
$0.47
Net Income ($mm)
$0.75
Employees
0
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Ticker: CSOD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. is a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software. The company’s solutions help organizations to realize the potential of the modern workforce.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$830.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$173.30
EBIT ($mm)
$56.97
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2714
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Ticker: AIM:PKG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Park Group plc
Park Group plc
Park Group plc is one of the UK’s leading multi-retailer voucher and prepaid gift card business, focused on the corporate gift and Christmas savings markets and sales are generated through the internet, their direct sales force and agents.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$369.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.62
EBIT ($mm)
$12.71
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
344
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Ticker: IIIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
i3 Verticals, LLC
i3 Verticals, LLC
i3 Verticals delivers seamlessly integrated payment and software solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses and other organizations in strategic vertical markets, such as education, non-profit, public, property management, and healthcare and to the business-to-business payments market.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$152.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.25
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
740
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Ticker: CNSX:CNNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CannaOne Technologies Inc.
CannaOne Technologies Inc.
CannaOne Technologies is a financial technology company in Canada. CannaOne's mission is to develop, build and operate the next generation of digital payment infrastructure across the high-growth markets of Asia and the Middle East and Africa (A-MEA).
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.21)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OM:INVUO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Invuo Technologies AB
Founded in 2001 (and previously named Seamless Distribution), Invuo Technologies is a mobile payments technology company, which provides innovative B2B mobile payment services and electronic top-up systems for the financial industry, mobile operators and retailers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$34.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.56
EBIT ($mm)
$1.49
Net Income ($mm)
$1.47
Employees
108
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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: PYDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Payment Data Systems, Inc.
Payment Data Systems, Inc.
Payment Data Systems, a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers. The Company operates credit, debit/prepaid and ACH payment processing platforms.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$11.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.73)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.64)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
21
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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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Ticker: UEPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net1 U.E.P.S. Technology Inc
Net1 U.E.P.S. Technology Inc
Net1 provides its universal electronic payment system, or UEPS, as an alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$620.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.63
EBIT ($mm)
$120.57
Net Income ($mm)
$87.95
Employees
4764
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Ticker: UEPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net1 U.E.P.S. Technology Inc
Net1 U.E.P.S. Technology Inc
Net1 provides its universal electronic payment system, or UEPS, as an alternative payment system for the unbanked and under-banked populations of developing economies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$620.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.63
EBIT ($mm)
$120.57
Net Income ($mm)
$87.95
Employees
4764
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Ticker: ASX:ZML
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
zipMoney Limited
zipMoney Limited
zipMoney offers point-of-sale credit and digital payment services to consumers and merchants. They provide a variety of integrated Retail Finance solutions to small, medium and enterprise businesses across numerous industries, both online and in-store.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$297.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($173.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($200.05)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1049
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Ticker: ASX:EML
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EML Payments
EML Payments
With payment solutions from EML, customers will be empowered with more control, transparency and flexibility over their payment processes. Their combined portfolio offers innovative payment technology solutions for payouts, gifts, incentives, rewards, and supplier payments.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$66.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.31
EBIT ($mm)
$9.30
Net Income ($mm)
$5.77
Employees
275
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Ticker: FLT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FleetCor Technologies, Inc.
FleetCor Technologies, Inc.
FleetCor is a leading global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses. FleetCor's payment programs enable businesses to better manage and control employee spending and provide card-accepting merchants with a high volume customer base that can increase their sales.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,470.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,274.08
EBIT ($mm)
$1,056.94
Net Income ($mm)
$729.88
Employees
8000
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