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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 3/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Volaris Group Inc., acquired CPR Vision

synopsis: Canada-based Volaris Group has acquired CPR Vision, a provider of end-to-end CRM systems in the luxury retail and hospitality verticals. Founded in Singapore, CPR Vision has a rich history of bringing together technology, strategy, and creative to help clients deliver exceptional customer experiences.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Headquartered in Canada, Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: CPR Vision
Based in Singapore, CPR Vision is a leading provider of end-to-end CRM systems. CPR’s formula of creative, digital services, and technology solutions help global brands unlock deeper customer insights that grow profitable relationships and sustainable competitive advantages.
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announced 12/28/2020 via BusinessWire

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., will purchase Global Loyalty Business from cxLoyalty Group, Inc.

synopsis: JPMorgan Chase & Co. is to acquire the Global Loyalty business of cxLoyalty Group Holdings. The deal includes cxLoyalty’s leading technology platforms, full-service travel agency, gift card, merchandise, and points bank businesses.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$118,484.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.2 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
seller: cxLoyalty Group, Inc. (OTCPK:AFGR:$954.00)
cxLoyalty is a leading loyalty and customer engagement solutions company servicing 70 million consumers. The deal includes cxLoyalty’s leading technology platforms, full-service travel agency, gift card, merchandise, and points bank businesses.
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closed 10/14/2020 via BusinessWire

360insights, acquired Perks WW

synopsis: 360insights, a global channel technology provider, has acquired Perks WW, a leading incentive and loyalty marketing company that provides services and software to help their clients engage with their indirect channel and ensure channel partner and customer effectiveness.
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: Perks WW
Perks is a leading incentive and loyalty marketing company that provides services and software to help their clients engage with their indirect channel and ensure channel partner and customer effectiveness.
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announced 4/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Kognitiv Corporation, will acquire Aimia Loyalty Solutions

synopsis: Aimia Inc. and Kognitiv Corporation announce that they have entered into an agreement to merge Aimia's Loyalty Solutions business with Kognitiv Corporation. Aimia Loyalty Solutions is a globally recognized leader in full-service solutions for leading brands.
buyer: Kognitiv Corporation
Kognitiv Corporation operates a transformative business model and technology platform called the Loyalty Capital Network (LCN) that unearths value for their customers and delivers disproportionate rewards to their consumers. "
target parent: Aimia Inc.
target: Aimia Loyalty Solutions
Aimia Loyalty Solutions is a globally recognized leader in full-service solutions for leading brands. Its proprietary SmartJourney® methodology uses unique algorithms, AI and machine learning techniques to classify, quantify and predict consumer behavior.
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announced 10/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Awardit AB (publ), will acquire Market2Member AB

synopsis: Awardit, a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden, will acquire Market2Member, a Swedish provider of loyalty solutions. Based on a SaaS model, Market2Member operates loyalty and bonus programs for partners, such as credit card companies, banks and membership clubs.
buyer: Awardit AB (publ) (OM:AWRD:$24.50)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies. "
target: Market2Member AB
Market2Member is a Swedish provider of loyalty solutions. Based on a SaaS model, Market2Member operates loyalty and bonus programs for partners, such as credit card companies, banks and membership clubs. Their platform allows users to offer cash rewards from a network of over 500 merchants.
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$0.99
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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)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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EV / EBITDA
10.8x
closed 8/22/2019 via BusinessWire

360insights, acquired Ohana Companies

synopsis: 360insights announced that it has acquired The Ohana Companies. Ohana is a promotional marketing company and a full line rebate service provider offering both mail-in and online rebate solutions. Ohana is changing the way consumers, retailers and manufacturers participate in rebates, loyalty programs and promotional marketing.
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: Ohana Companies
Ohana is a promotional marketing company and a full line rebate service provider offering both mail-in and online rebate solutions. Ohana is changing the way consumers, retailers and manufacturers participate in rebates, loyalty programs and promotional marketing.
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closed 7/10/2019 via PR Newswire

InComm, acquired Meridian Loyalty

synopsis: InComm has acquired Meridian Loyalty, a full-service incentives business that creates loyalty and engagement programs for large corporations. The acquisition will allow InComm to strengthen its incentives business through flexible reward offerings and member-centric design and management tools for B2C, B2B, and employee programs.
buyer: InComm
By building more value into every transaction through innovative payment technologies, InComm creates seamless and valuable commerce experiences. InComm's unique products and services connect companies across a wide range of industries to an ever-expanding consumer base. "
target: Meridian Loyalty
Meridian Loyalty is a full-service incentives business that creates loyalty and engagement programs for large corporations. Meridian Loyalty helps growing organizations energize their brand communities and build deeper connections with consumers, B2B partners, and employees.
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closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Aclate Inc., acquired SMS Masterminds

synopsis: Aclate, a company that acquires mission-critical software businesses, has acquired SMS Masterminds from Relentless Management Group, a technology focused management firm. SMS Masterminds is a mobile and loyalty marketing technology company. They offer automated marketing tools that help businesses create stronger relationships with their customers.
buyer: Aclate Inc.
Aclate acquires companies that offer proven, and often mission-critical, software solutions. Taking advantage of shared support services to handle day-to-day operations, brands under the Aclate portfolio are freed up to focus on the customer side of the business. "
target parent: Relentless Management Group
target: SMS Masterminds (OTCPK:SSPC:$5.58)
SMS Masterminds is a full-service mobile and loyalty marketing technology company. SMS Masterminds offers automated marketing tools that combine the core functions of SMS/text messaging, mobile web, and email to help businesses create stronger relationships with their customers.
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announced 9/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Awardit AB (publ), will acquire Crossroads Loyalty Solutions AB

synopsis: Awardit, a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden, will acquire Crossroads Loyalty Solutions, a Swedish company that designs, develops and operates customer loyalty, reward and e-commerce solutions. Crossroads helps companies set up e-commerce stores and reward portals to help them increase loyalty and decrease churn.
buyer: Awardit AB (publ) (OM:AWRD:$24.50)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies. "
target: Crossroads Loyalty Solutions AB
Crossroads Loyalty Solutions is a Swedish company that designs, develops and operates customer loyalty, reward and e-commerce solutions. Crossroads helps companies set up e-commerce stores and reward portals to help them increase loyalty and decrease churn.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kremsa Digital merged with Pastilla Institute,

synopsis: The Pastilla Institute, a leading creative and marketing agency, has announced a merger with Kremsa Digital, a boutique digital agency that focuses on development of Facebook applications. They also specialize in creating online loyalty and advocacy programs.
buyer: Pastilla Institute
Pastilla is a leading creative and marketing agency built upon strategic branding that encompasses digital, print, film & animation, advertising, and marketing. They are based in Los Angeles, CA. "
target: Kremsa Digital
Kremsa Digital is a boutique digital agency that focuses on development of Facebook applications. They also specialize in creating online loyalty and advocacy programs.
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closed 3/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Comvest Partners, acquired Engage2Excel

synopsis: Comvest Partners, a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across North America, announced the acquisition of Engage2Excel, a leading provider of employee recognition, sales incentives, talent acquisition and consumer loyalty solutions and services.
buyer: Comvest Partners
Comvest Partners is a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across North America. Since its founding in 2000, Comvest has invested over $3.0 billion in over 160 companies. "
target parent: Gridiron Capital, LLC
target: Engage2Excel
Engage2Excel provides Engagement Surveys, ROI-based Recognition Programs, Performance Analytics and Talent Acquisition solutions that enable companies to improve employee engagement to drive bottom-line business results.
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closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Olson 1to1, acquired The Future Customer Ltd.

synopsis: Olson 1to1, an agency that specalizes in loyalty and CRM, has acquired The Future Customer, a leading boutique loyalty strategy and marketing company in London. The Future Customer's future-facing customer programmes and experiences transform businesses, delivering brand love with incremental revenue across retail, media, mobile, energy and health.
buyer parent: ICF International
buyer: Olson 1to1
Olson 1to1 are leaders in loyalty and CRM. They're a new breed of agency, hell-bent on delivering real, personal interactions. They bring together powerful technologies, innovative strategies and compelling creatives to help brands develop real relationships with their customers. "
target: The Future Customer Ltd.
The Future Customer is a leading boutique loyalty strategy and marketing company in London. They are a team of fresh thinkers and customer strategists with a history of building exceptional brand loyalty. They challenge the way brands approach loyalty to unlock the full potential of customers.
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closed 11/1/2017 via PR Web

iVision Mobile, Inc., acquired LA Text Savings

synopsis: iVision Mobile, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based mobile marketing and communications software for businesses, has acquired LA Text Savings, a mobile marketing company that specializes in providing Digital Loyalty Reward Programs and Text Message Marketing. LA Text Savings helps businesses reward their existing customers and attract new ones.
buyer: iVision Mobile, Inc.
iVision Mobile provides cloud-based mobile marketing and text messaging software solutions for businesses, both large and small. Users can send text messages (SMS messages), mms messages, and create interactive mobile campaigns with iVision Mobile ’s easy to use Text Messaging Software. "
target: LA Text Savings
LA Text Savings is a mobile marketing company that specializes in providing Digital Loyalty Reward Programs and Text Message Marketing to small-medium sized business in Southern California.
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announced 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Periscope, will acquire Anthem Marketing Solutions

synopsis: Periscope, one of the top five independent agencies in the nation, is to acquire Anthem Marketing Solutions, a Chicago based, data-driven marketing agency. Anthem, a firm that has deep experience in diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics, also has experience in database marketing, journey mapping and loyalty services
buyer: Periscope
Periscope is one of the largest independent creative agencies in the nation and offers a full spectrum of marketing services to a wide range of acclaimed brands, including Arctic Cat, Autotrader, BASF, Best Buy, Bridgestone, Cox Communications, ExxonMobil and more. "
target: Anthem Marketing Solutions
Anthem Marketing Solutions is a Chicago based, data-driven marketing agency. Anthem, a firm that has deep experience in diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics, also has experience in database marketing, journey mapping and loyalty services.
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closed 4/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

RedePay, acquired Zimp

synopsis: The Zimp loyalty program was acquired by RedePay, an integrated payment company. Founded in 2013, Zimp is focused on developing a coalition rewards program based on a simple but bold idea: rewards points that work like money.
buyer: RedePay
RedePay is an integrated payment company. RedePay, founded by partners Sallen Moraes and Sérgio Monteiro, has been operating in the market since 2015, with the purpose of promoting digital convergence in means of payment. "
target: Zimp
Zimp provides loyalty and rewards program. Founded in 2013, Zimp is focused on developing a coalition rewards program based on a simple but bold idea: rewards points that work like money. The accumulated points are without expiration and easy to spend.
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closed 12/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

MediaPost Group, acquired PSM Agency

synopsis: MediaPost Group , the leading relationship marketing company in the Spanish market, acquired PSM,the relational marketing agency with more than 25 years of experience in loyalty and incentives. With this acquisition, MediaPost Group consolidates its leadership as a relational marketing company both nationally and internationally.
buyer: MediaPost Group
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Spain, MediaPost Group is a leading relational marketing services company that offers a wide range of multi-channel solutions that will help attract new customers, retain current customers and add value to products and services. "
target: PSM Agency
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Spain, PSM Agency is the relational marketing agency with more than 25 years of experience in Loyalty, Quality and Incentives.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Steam Business SARL, acquired Steam Business SARL

synopsis: Steam Business SARL, a company that provides online retail of branded gifts and incentives, has undergone a management buyout led by Frederic Thollot. Steam Business specialize in customer loyalty and sales force. They are based in France.
buyer: Steam Business SARL
Steam Business SARL provides online retail of branded gifts and incentives. They specialize in customer loyalty and sales force. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Asnières sur Seine, France. "
target: Steam Business SARL
Steam Business SARL provides online retail of branded gifts and incentives. They specialize in customer loyalty and sales force. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Asnières sur Seine, France.
price ($mm)
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$5
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Y3 Technologies Pte Ltd., acquired Ascentis Private Limited

synopsis: Y3 Technologies has acquired Ascentis, a Singapore-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM), e-commerce, and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions provider.
buyer: Y3 Technologies Pte Ltd.
Y3 Technologies is a supply chain management solutions company based in Singapore. "
target: Ascentis Private Limited
Ascentis is a Singapore-based CRM, e-Commerce and BI solutions provider. Since 2013, Ascentis is proud to be leading the customer engagement innovation in the retail, food & beverage, entertainment, and hospitality industries.
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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 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)
$119
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EBITDA ($mm)
$14
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8.2x
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)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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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]*
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$2,070
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$151
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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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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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$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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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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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:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in a number of different retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: Didix
DIDIX is a market leader in the issuing of leisure themed gift cards and promotions in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Belgium. DIDIX owns several gifting brands such as RestaurantCadeau, BioscoopCadeau, CinemaCadeau and Restaurant Choice and experience activities boxes such as Momento.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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)
EV / rev
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:$871.19)
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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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: CYXP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CityXpress Ltd
CityXpress Ltd
CityXpress develops integrated online and promotional solutions that provide media companies with opportunities to generate new sources of incremental revenues from their Internet sites.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,171.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,956.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$945.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,252.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.16
EBIT ($mm)
$98.26
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5647
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$81.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($20.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($21.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
354
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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: ASX:WJA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wameja Ltd.
Wameja Ltd.
Wameja and Mastercard are joint venture partners of the HomeSend global payment hub. HomeSend enables cross-border transfer between bank accounts, cards, mobile wallets, or cash outlets from anywhere in the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
185
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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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