Like Applied Merchant Systems

closed 9/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Applied Merchant Systems merged with BlueSquare Resolutions,

synopsis: Applied Merchant Systems (AMS), a leader in the payment processing industry, has completed a Strategic Merger with BlueSquare Resolutions. BlueSquare’s founder, Sabin Burrell, has become a significant shareholder and Senior Executive of AMS. AMS is an integrated provider of merchant payment processing services and digital marketing for SMBs.
buyer: BlueSquare Resolutions
BlueSquare Resolutions is one of the fastest growing firms in the electronic payment industry. It provides its clients with superior pricing, state-of-the-art security monitoring, 24/7 on-line, real-time account information, breach insurance, and more. "
target: Applied Merchant Systems
AMS (Applied Merchant Systems) is an integrated provider of merchant payment processing services as well as a provider of various digital marketing solutions primarily to small- and medium-sized merchants located in the United States.
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announced 6/23/2021 via PR Newswire

HH Global, will acquire Adare International

synopsis: HH Global, a global outsourced marketing execution provider, will acquire Adare International from Endless LLP, a private equity firm in the UK. Adare is a British marketing company that helps brands connect with their customers. They provide services for shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
buyer: HH Global
Founded in 1991, HH Global is a global outsourced marketing execution provider. They develop innovative solutions that drive down the cost of their clients’ physical marketing procurement and content development, while improving quality, sustainability, and speed to market. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Adare International
Adare International is a British marketing company. Adare helps brands connect with their customers, creatively and effectively, in a multi-channel world. They provide services for creative, shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

ISOSKELE, acquired TimeOne Group

synopsis: The La Poste group, through its subsidiary ISOSKELE, a specialist in data marketing & communication, announces the takeover of TimeOne Group, a digital marketing company. Present in 3 cities in France, it combines media activation and technologies in order to transform advertisers’ investments into measurable and sustainable performance.
buyer parent: Le Groupe La Poste
buyer: ISOSKELE
ISOSKELE is a subsidiary of the La Poste group that specializes in data marketing & communication created in 2019. ISOSKELE reinvents the relationship between brands and individuals using integrated precision mechanics that synchronizes data & consumer science, creativity & marketing technology. "
target: TimeOne Group
TimeOne Group, specialized in digital marketing, is a major player in customer acquisition. Present in 3 cities in France, it combines media activation and technologies in order to transform advertisers’ investments into measurable and sustainable performance.
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announced 6/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Entravision Communications Corporation, will acquire MediaDonuts

synopsis: Entravision Communications Corporation, a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MediaDonuts, a leading digital marketing performance and branding company with operations across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$428.66)
Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets. Entravision's portfolio includes television and radio stations, digital media properties and advertising technology platforms. "
target: MediaDonuts
MediaDonuts is a leading digital marketing performance and branding company with operations across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific region. MediaDonuts offers extensive digital advertising capabilities through its strategic partnerships with major global media and technology platforms.
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$15
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closed 6/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Accenture, acquired Entropia Group

synopsis: Accenture has announced its third acquisition of June 2021, this time buying international ad agency Entropia. Entropia is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$47,949.38)
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: Entropia Group
ENTROPIA is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections.
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closed 5/20/2021 via Company Press Release

LLYC, acquired APACHE

synopsis: LLYC takes a further step in its growth strategy with the acquisition of the digital marketing and performance consultancy APACHE, specialized in contributing to the transformation and growth of its clients' businesses. 
buyer: LLYC
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices. "
target: APACHE
APACHE is a Madrid-based digital marketing and performance consultancy, specialized in contributing to the transformation and growth of its clients' businesses. APACHE develops its activity from a comprehensive conception of communication and marketing strategies aimed at achieving results.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Clarity PR, acquired 3WhiteHats

synopsis: Clarity PR, a fast-growing, international communications agency, has acquired 3WhiteHats, a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
buyer: Clarity PR
Clarity PR is a fast-growing, international communications agency with offices in New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles with partners and staff in most major European markets. They specialize in Public Relations, Media Relations, Communication, Social Media, and Content Creation. "
target: 3WhiteHats
3WhiteHats is a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mogae Media PVT. Ltd., acquired Rediffusion

synopsis: Mogae Media, a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India, has acquired Rediffusion, India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
buyer: Mogae Media PVT. Ltd.
Mogae Media is a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India. Mogae reaches to over 80% of India’s mobile subscriber base, from Uber customers in leading metros to the smallest and remotest village across rural India. "
target: Rediffusion
Rediffusion is India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astound Group, acquired Patio Interactive

synopsis: ASTOUND, a global brand experience agency, has acquired PATIO Interactive, a Toronto-based digital agency specializing in technology-driven and interactive solutions. The move enhances ASTOUND's digital division, ASTOUND Digital, expanding its user-driven experiential offerings across a range of categories, including Augmented Reality and VR.
buyer: Astound Group
ASTOUND Group is a global brand experience agency that specializes in the design and execution of memorable experiences. Their core services include digital experiences, architectural fabrication, brand strategy and development, retail design and manufacturing, experiential events, and environments."
target: Patio Interactive
Canada-based PATIO Interactive is a digital marketing design and development agency specializing in technology-driven and interactive solutions. Their services include AR and VR experiences, custom web applications, scripting & storyboarding, animations & graphics, branding, advertising, and more.
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closed 4/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Making Science Group, S.A., acquired 360 Conversion Analytics

synopsis: Spain-based Making Science, a European technology and adtech company specializing in ecommerce and digital transformation, has acquired 360 Conversion Analytics, a digital marketing agency specializing in optimizing user journeys, conversions, user experience, and analytics.
buyer: Making Science Group, S.A. (BME:MAKS:$70.82)
Based in Spain, Making Science is a technology and digital marketing consultancy specializing in e-commerce and digital transformation. Its business model responds to the growing need for companies to digitize their entire value chain, particularly in the area of marketing. "
target: 360 Conversion Analytics
360 Conversion Analytics is a digital marketing agency specializing in optimizing user journeys, conversions, user experience, and analytics. The company's services include conversion rate optimization, AB & multi-variate testing, digital analytics, consulting & staff augmentation, and more.
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announced 3/25/2021 via PR Newswire

High Level Marketing will be merged with Bell Media, LLC,

synopsis: Bell Media, an Alabama based website and digital marketing agency, and High Level Marketing, a Michigan based website and digital marketing agency, announced a merger. With this merger, the combined company will widen its geographical reach and further cement itself as a market leader in the website and digital marketing industry.
buyer: Bell Media, LLC
Bell Media is a leading digital marketing agency that is focused on delivering desired business outcomes for clients. The company is a Google Premier Partner, and a 6X Inc 5000 Company, with offices in Montgomery, Birmingham, Nashville and Houston. "
target: High Level Marketing
High Level Marketing (HLM) is a Michigan based full-service digital marketing agency that serves small and mid-sized businesses who have a desire to grow. HLM provides exceptional services that are supported by its proprietary Footprint® and MYCE® technology.
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closed 3/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vincit Oy, acquired VURIA

synopsis: Vincit, a software development and design company based in Finland, has acquired VURIA, a website design and mobile app development firm. VURIA merges creativity with technology to produce game-changing solutions for their clients. They speciallize in eCommerce websites, branding, online marketing campaigns, CRM solutions, and custom mobile apps.
buyer: Vincit Oy (HLSE:VINCIT:$61.96)
Vincit is a software development and design company based in Tampere, Finland. The company provides software development, service design, and ICT outsourcing services. Founded in 2007, Vincit employs more than 320 professionals and is ranked first in Europe in the Great Place to Work study. "
target: VURIA
VURIA is a website design and mobile app development firm. VURIA merges creativity with technology to produce game-changing solutions for their clients. They speciallize in eCommerce websites, branding, online marketing campaigns, CRM solutions, and custom mobile apps.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Vertical Square SAS, acquired Studio B52

synopsis: Lormont, France-based Studio B52 has been acquired by French communication agency group Vertical Square. Studio B52 is a communication & digital marketing agency that has a solid reputation for 360 communication, digital and print, with major national and regional brands.
buyer: Vertical Square SAS
Based in France, Vertical Square is a group of communication agencies deployed across the country in the areas of strategy consulting, identity, graphic design, publishing, events, digital marketing. Vertical Square helps businesses appear on the first page of search engines via semantic technology."
target: Studio B52
Studio B52 is a French communication & digital marketing agency. Since its creation in 1994, the Lormont-based agency Studio B52 has acquired a solid reputation in the service of franchises, networks and groups for 360 communication, digital and print, with major national and regional brands.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Partners, acquired R.O.EYE

synopsis: Acceleration Partners, the premier global partner marketing agency, announced that it has acquired the agency business of R.O.EYE, a Manchester-based performance marketing agency dedicated to optimizing digital media performance.
buyer parent: Mountaingate Capital
buyer: Acceleration Partners
Acceleration Partners is the premier global partner marketing agency. By focusing on Better People, Better Process and Better Performance, their team sets the standard for how brands efficiently grow and refine their marketing partnerships anywhere in the world. "
target: R.O.EYE
R.O.EYE is a Manchester-based performance marketing agency dedicated to optimizing digital media performance. They specialize in affiliate marketing, digital marketing, performance marketing, digital media buying, performance social marketing, programmatic display, and more.
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announced 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Kaleyra S.p.a, will acquire mGage

synopsis: Kaleyra announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mGage, a Vivial company. mGage serves its customers through its cloud-based enterprise mobile messaging platform Communicate Pro, their API solution Connect, as well as Omnichannel mobile messaging offering such as SMS, MMS and RCS.
buyer: Kaleyra S.p.a (AMEX:KLR:$153.45)
Kaleyra is a leading CPaaS (Communication-Platform-as-a-Service) company, empowering businesses to communicate safely, securely, and seamlessly. With offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States, Kaleyra has become a worldwide provider of innovative cloud-based communications solutions. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: mGage
mGage is a global mobile engagement provider with more than 15 years of mobile CRM (mCRM) experience. Their SaaS, cloud-based technology enables brands to intelligently personalize mobile communications for the omni-channel consumer, across marketing and customer care interactions.
price ($mm)
$215
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

CTI Digital Limited, acquired Mosquito Digital Ltd.

synopsis: An internet improvement and digital advertising and marketing company, CTI Digital, primarily based in Manchester has acquired a counterpart, Mosquito Digital, within the metropolis center. CTI has snapped up model communication and efficiency advertising and marketing company Mosquito, which is positioned within the Northern Quarter.
buyer: CTI Digital Limited
CTI Digital is a full service digital agency in the UK that specialises in open source web development. They also offer digital marketing and creative design services for respected clients in all industries. They are one of the UK’s leading full service digital agencies with a growing team. "
target: Mosquito Digital Ltd.
Mosquito is a creative digital brand communications agency based in Manchester and Cheshire. Winning Digital SME 2020, the agency combines award-winning digital creative, user experience and engagement with a heritage of brand building and integrated marketing know-how.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Byte Club Limited merged with Dept Agency,

synopsis: Martech agency Byte has merged with Dept, an international digital agency, as the pair look to strengthen end-to-end digital services for their clients. Byte is a London-based marketing technology agency. They combine creative, media, data and technology to help businesses generate revenue and scale returns from digital platforms.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce. "
target: Byte Club Limited
Byte is a London-based marketing technology agency. They combine creative, media, data and technology to help businesses generate revenue and scale returns from digital platforms.
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closed 2/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Blue Cypress, acquired BuzzShift

synopsis: BuzzShift, an industry-leading full-service growth marketing agency and business consultancy servicing a portfolio of clients nationwide, announced it has been acquired by New Orleans-based Blue Cypress, a family of companies that launches new brands and acquires existing businesses as a part of their evergreen, or long-term, investment strategy.
buyer: Blue Cypress
Blue Cypress is a family of companies that launches new brands and acquires existing businesses as a part of their evergreen, or long-term, investment strategy. "
target: BuzzShift
Founded in 2010, BuzzShift is a full-service growth marketing agency and business consultancy specializing in creating long-term, sustainable growth for start-up, scaling, and industry-leading e-commerce brands.
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closed 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Innovate, acquired Avanzado

synopsis: Phoenix Innovate, a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems, has acquired Avanzado LLC, a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
buyer: Phoenix Innovate
Phoenix Innovate is a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems. Phoenix Innovate focuses on understanding, finding and keeping audiences. They create transformative strategies and tactics that will resonate with their client's audience. "
target: Avanzado
Avanzado is a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They specialize in digital solutions, data management, and creative services. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
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closed 2/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AudienceX, acquired Bigbuzz Marketing Group

synopsis: AudienceX, the largest independent trading desk built for performance marketers and agencies, announced that it has finalized its acquisition of New York-based online marketing agency Bigbuzz Marketing Group.
buyer: AudienceX
AudienceX is a digital advertising partner for brands and agencies. They offer strategic, unbiased, omnichannel performance solutions, and create value for their clients by delivering a combination of high-impact creative, and innovative technology, to help them effectively acquire customers. "
target: Bigbuzz Marketing Group
Bigbuzz Marketing Group is a bold collection of talented professionals on a mission to create inspired solutions that build brands, move merchandise, and change lives. They are digital sponges that soak up everything new in this constantly changing universe of technology.
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closed 9/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Applied Merchant Systems merged with BlueSquare Resolutions,

synopsis: Applied Merchant Systems (AMS), a leader in the payment processing industry, has completed a Strategic Merger with BlueSquare Resolutions. BlueSquare’s founder, Sabin Burrell, has become a significant shareholder and Senior Executive of AMS. AMS is an integrated provider of merchant payment processing services and digital marketing for SMBs.
buyer: BlueSquare Resolutions
BlueSquare Resolutions is one of the fastest growing firms in the electronic payment industry. It provides its clients with superior pricing, state-of-the-art security monitoring, 24/7 on-line, real-time account information, breach insurance, and more. "
target: Applied Merchant Systems
AMS (Applied Merchant Systems) is an integrated provider of merchant payment processing services as well as a provider of various digital marketing solutions primarily to small- and medium-sized merchants located in the United States.
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closed 9/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Applied Merchant Systems merged with BlueSquare Resolutions,

synopsis: Applied Merchant Systems (AMS), a leader in the payment processing industry, has completed a Strategic Merger with BlueSquare Resolutions. BlueSquare’s founder, Sabin Burrell, has become a significant shareholder and Senior Executive of AMS. AMS is an integrated provider of merchant payment processing services and digital marketing for SMBs.
buyer: BlueSquare Resolutions
BlueSquare Resolutions is one of the fastest growing firms in the electronic payment industry. It provides its clients with superior pricing, state-of-the-art security monitoring, 24/7 on-line, real-time account information, breach insurance, and more. "
target: Applied Merchant Systems
AMS (Applied Merchant Systems) is an integrated provider of merchant payment processing services as well as a provider of various digital marketing solutions primarily to small- and medium-sized merchants located in the United States.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Deliveroo, acquired Cultivate

synopsis: Deliveroo, a London-based food delivery company that is on a mission to transform the way customers eat, has acquired UK's Cultivate, a company that seeks to inspire the world to build software in a fundamentally better way that leads to more value for society.
buyer: Deliveroo
Headquartered in London, Deliveroo is a food delivery company. Deliveroo is on a mission to transform the way customers eat. A key ingredient of their success is having the best selection of popular restaurants to choose from. "
target: Cultivate
Headquartered in the UK, Cultivate seeks to inspire the world to build software in a fundamentally better way that leads to more value for society. They bring a diversity of backgrounds and views to take on problems and stay mindful of the sustainability of their team, community, and themselves.
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announced 7/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Vipera Plc, will acquire SoftTelecom

synopsis: Vipera Plc, the cutting edge provider of mobile financial services, customer engagement and digital consulting for banks and retailers, will acquire SoftTelecom Desarrollos I Mas D S.L., a software development company focused on Cloud Technology for advanced systems. SoftTelecom specializes in payment and point of sales solutions.
buyer: Vipera Plc (AIM:VIP:$10.35)
Vipera is the cutting edge provider of mobile financial services, customer engagement and digital consulting for banks and retailers. Their mobile personal banking services platform, MOTIF, is a fexible software system that allows for full mobile access to any financial services data or transaction."
target: SoftTelecom
SoftTelecom is a software development company focused on Cloud Technology. The company specializes in payment and point of sales solutions. Their Totem payment solution is a service station that assumes the role of a seller. The station requires no staff to operate and includes a card reader.
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$1.52
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$1
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

nChain, acquired Crea d.o.o.

synopsis: nChain, a UK-based provider of enterprise-grade public blockchain solutions, has acquired CREA, a Slovenian software development and implementation firm with deep expertise in Bitcoin and IT security. The acquisition further solidifies nChain's leading position in its field and creates one of the largest Bitcoin development teams in the world.
buyer parent: Accuro Fund Solutions AG
buyer: nChain
nChain is a global leader in advisory, research, and development of open blockchain technologies. The company is an active developer of intellectual property and software in the blockchain space, with a focus on bringing to market enterprise-grade open blockchain solutions for global business. "
target: Crea d.o.o.
CREA is a leading Slovenian consulting and implementation company in the field of business process management and secure electronic commerce. CREA provides organizations with greater efficiency and manageability of business processes and the transition to secure e-commerce.
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closed 2/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Prepaid Financial Services, acquired Spectre Technologies Limited

synopsis: Prepaid Financial Services Limited (PFS), an established e-money issuer and alternative banking provider announced the acquisition of Spectre Technologies Limited (STL), a Malta-based software development company with a long history of providing bespoke software to the financial services, payments, and fintech industries.
buyer: Prepaid Financial Services
Prepaid Financial Services (PFS) is an award winning payments technology specialist offering a comprehensive range of e-money and banking solutions including e-wallets, physical and virtual prepaid cards and current accounts in the UK and the Eurozone. "
target: Spectre Technologies Limited
Spectre IT Limited (STL) is a market leading software development company specialising in creating software for the financial markets. STL provides technology solutions to support issuers, processors, card program managers, card programs, acquirers, cash top-up networks, & payment service providers.
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

PaySend, acquired Rapid SD

synopsis: Paysend, UK's next generation money transfer platform allowing users to send funds directly to any Visa, MasterCard and UnionPay card, has acquired Rapid SD, a software development company that focuses on cryptocurrency.
buyer: PaySend
Headquartered in the UK, PaySend is the next generation money transfer platform allowing users to send funds directly to any Visa, MasterCard and UnionPay card in 70+ countries. It’s a fast, easy and secure way to send money to people at a fixed low price. "
target: Rapid SD
Headquartered in Australia, Rapid SD is a software development company that focuses on cryptocurrency. Rapid SD Pty has focused on addressing the volatility of cryptocurrencies and shortage of liquidity on Stellar DEX, by creating a new global stablecoin.
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closed 10/11/2017 via BusinessWire

RenovITe Technologies, acquired Q-ATM Ltd.

synopsis: RenovITe Technologies Inc, a disruptor in the payment solutions space, has acquired a UK-based payments consulting company, Q-ATM Ltd. Q-ATM provides leadership throughout the change process and supplements its core offering with specialist domain skills from a network of equally experienced consultants.
buyer: RenovITe Technologies
RenovITe is a disruptor in the payment solutions space. They are a product organization founded by payment experts, offering business solutions which are based on proven frameworks and tailored to evolve with the customer ecosystem. Their core offering is RIPPS the EFT payments switching product. "
target: Q-ATM Ltd.
Q-ATM is a UK-based payments consulting company that differs from other consultant organizations in that the services are not based on body-shop agreements for fixed periods of time. Instead engagements are based on agreed change objectives, delivered over time according to the client’s timetable.
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closed 4/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Zift LLC, acquired PayVisors

synopsis: Zift, a provider of merchant processing services and payment facilitation, announced its acquisition of PayVisors, a leading payments technology consulting company. PayVisors is an enterprise payments technology consulting company with expertise in technology sales, payment management, recurring billing and merchant services integrations.
buyer: Zift LLC
Zift is a provider of merchant processing solutions and payment facilitation. Zift solutions include Payments as a Service, white label payments for platforms and payment facilitators, and full omni-channel card not present and card present processing services. "
target: PayVisors
PayVisors is an enterprise payments technology consulting company with expertise in technology sales, payment management, recurring billing and merchant services integrations. Current PayVisors clients consist of some of the largest payment facilitators and enterprise merchants in North America.
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announced 11/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Proxama Ltd., will acquire Aconite Technology Ltd.

synopsis: Proxama, the global mobile marketing, loyalty and payments company, announced it is in the process of acquiring Aconite Technology Ltd., the leading EMV enablement and smart product management software provider.
buyer: Proxama Ltd. (AIM:PROX:$0.00)
Proxama are experts in NFC payments, ticketing and NFC and proximity marketing. Proxama's primary focus is on developing contactless payment solutions for mobiles through product development consultancy, systems integration and product licensing. "
target: Aconite Technology Ltd.
Aconite delivers software solutions and provides consulting expertise for managing business applications on chips in smart cards, tokens or mobiles to issuers around the world.
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$3.60
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cancelled 10/11/2012 via PR Newswire

ICOA, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of TANGO Software Corporation

synopsis: ICOA, Inc. has unwound the acquisition of TANGO Software Corp. Tango designs and develops mission-critical software specializing in e-Commerce payment processing software, high-availability solutions for enterprise-scale Internet websites, Internet security and digital identity protocols, and computer control systems.
buyer: ICOA, Inc. (ICOA:$0.00)
ICOA, Inc. is a national provider of wireless and wired broadband Internet networks in high-traffic public locations. ICOA provides design, installation, operation, maintenance and management of WI-FI hot-spot and hot-zone Internet access. "
target: TANGO Software Corporation
Tango Software Corp. is a designer and developer of mission-critical software specializing in e-Commerce payment processing software, high-availability solutions for enterprise-scale Internet websites, Internet security and digital identity protocols, and computer control systems.
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announced 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

CM Telecom, will acquire PayPlaza

synopsis: CM.com, a global leader in cloud software for conversational commerce, reached agreement to acquire PayPlaza, an innovative Point of Sale (POS) Payment Acceptance Platform. The acquisition forms a next step for CM.com to offer omnichannel communications and payments solutions from one single platform.
buyer: CM Telecom (ENXTAM:CMCOM:$167.32)
Netherlands-based CM provides Conversational Commerce services from its cloud platform that connects enterprises and brands to the mobile phones of consumers worldwide. CM is also a licensed Payment Service Provider, offering card payments, domestic payment methods, and integrated payment methods. "
target: PayPlaza
PayPlaza, based in the Netherlands, is built on innovative technology. They boosted the POS payment industry by introducing their revolutionary PCI Level 1 award-winning payment gateway encompassing unique solutions for the acceptance of POS payments on multiple touchpoints.
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$12
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$5
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closed 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Cryptomathic, acquired Aconite Technology Ltd.

synopsis: Cryptomathic, a global provider of secure server solutions, has acquired Aconite Technology, an end-to-end EMV card lifecycle, transaction processing and PIN management provider in the UK. Aconite enables their clients to manage card based payment applications, transact and authorize card based transactions, and manage PINs electronically.
buyer: Cryptomathic
Cryptomathic is a global provider of secure server solutions to businesses across a wide range of industry sectors. Cryptomathic provides systems for Authentication & Signing, EMV and Crypto & Key Management, through best-of-breed security solutions and services. "
target: Aconite Technology Ltd.
Aconite Technology is an end-to-end EMV card lifecycle, transaction processing and PIN management provider in the UK. Aconite enables their clients to manage card based payment applications, transact and authorize card based transactions, and manage PINs electronically.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

EVO Payments International, acquired Nodus Technologies

synopsis: Evo Payments International, a merchant acquirer and payment processor, acquired Nodus Technologies, an integrated, e-commerce, and business-to-business payment solutions company. Nodus leverages Service Oriented Architecture and web services technologies to provide comprehensive e-commerce, electronic payments and retail management solutions.
buyer: EVO Payments International (EVOP:$529.62)
Evo Payments International is a global merchant acquirer and payment processor servicing approximately 525,000 merchants in North America and Europe. They offer three proprietary, in-market processing platforms as well as a suite of payment and commerce solutions. "
target: Nodus Technologies
Nodus Technologies is an integrated, e-commerce, and business-to-business payment solutions company. Nodus leverages Service Oriented Architecture and web services technologies to provide comprehensive e-commerce, electronic payments and retail management solutions for Microsoft Dynamics™ ERP.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2013 via Reuters

Linx Sistemas E Consultoria Ltda., acquired Direção Processamento de Dados Ltda.

synopsis: Linx SA's subsidiary Linx Sistemas e Consultoria Ltda, an information technology service and systems provider in Brazil, acquired Direcao Processamento de Dados Ltda, a company providing electronic payment, network services, and commercial automation solutions.
buyer: Linx Sistemas E Consultoria Ltda. (BOVESPA:LINX3:$161.38)
Linx Sistemas E Consultoria Ltda. provides information technology services and systems in Brazil. It offers enterprise resource planning software and solutions for manufacturing and retail companies in textile and clothing sectors. "
target: Direção Processamento de Dados Ltda.
Direção Processamento de Dados Ltda. develops electronic payments software and services. It provides solutions for electronic payment, credit card processing, networking services, and business automation. The company is based in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
price ($mm)
$6.42
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/17/2017 via BusinessWire

Clarus Merchant Services, acquired BC Technologies

synopsis: CLARUS Merchant Services, a payment services provider, has announced the acquisition of BC Technologies, a provider of top-end electronic payment technologies and solutions. The acquisition is part of CLARUS’ plans to keep extending its provision of future-proof payment products.
buyer: Clarus Merchant Services
Clarus Merchant Services is dedicated to providing single-platform execution with a full suite of integrated future-proof products, value-added servicing, and in-depth management reporting. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland. "
target: BC Technologies
BC Technologies specializes in providing technology solutions for the SMB market with a focus on payments and business processes. BC is a leading provider of Merchant Services and Managed IT Services in the Southern NJ market. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Vineland, NJ.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

VizyPay, LLC, acquired Echo Daily, Inc.

synopsis: VizyPay, a leading payment processing solutions company operating in all 50 states, has acquired Echo Daily, a point-of-sale and payment solutions company. With the acquisition, VizyPay will accelerate its company growth by acquiring key employees and proprietary technologies that provide improved services for its customers.
buyer: VizyPay, LLC
VizyPay is a provider of payment technology solutions. The company supports retail and restaurant locations with physical terminals and Point-of-Sale integrations, online businesses with shopping cart capabilities, professional services businesses, and on-the-go businesses with a mobile application."
target: Echo Daily, Inc.
Echo Daily helps small-to-medium-sized businesses such as retail shops, restaurants, service providers, and gyms successfully run their businesses using the latest in point of sale and payment solutions as well as management and marketing software.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2015 via Company Press Release

GK Software AG, purchased Retail Segment from DBS Data Business Systems Inc.

synopsis: GK Software AG has finalized the acquisition of the of the “Retail“ business segment of United States based DBS Data Business Systems Inc. This business segment, which provides products and services in the areas of Payment Processing, customer engagement and loyalty, was fully acquired as part of an asset deal.
buyer: GK Software AG (DB:GKS:$109.94)
GK Software AG has become the leading store solution provider to Europe’s largest retailers with stores around the globe. Currently in over 38 countries, GK Software continues to expand along with their customers throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. "
seller: DBS Data Business Systems Inc.
The retail segment of Data Business Systems Inc. provides products and services in the areas of Payment Processing, customer engagement and loyalty. With more than 2,000 customers, DBS Data Business Systems is one of the most successful POS solution providers in the United States.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/16/2020 via BusinessWire

FIME, purchased U.S. Payment Activities from CETECOM

synopsis: Payments testing and consultancy expert, FIME announced its acquisition of CETECOM U.S.’s payment activities. CETECOM is an independent provider of testing and certification services. FIME’s expanded expertise and services will enable the U.S. payment ecosystem to define, design, deliver and test innovative, secure and digital payments products.
buyer parent: Chequers Capital
buyer: FIME
FIME is a leader in secure transaction testing, with more than 20 years of experience in managing risk, accelerating time to market and ensuring the quality and security of its customers’ payment and transport products and services. "
seller: CETECOM
The acquisition includes the CETECOM Payment Activities in the U.S. CETECOM is an independent provider of testing and certification services. With laboratories in Europe, North America and Asia, CETECOM offers consultancy, testing and certification with a focus on products with radio interfaces.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/16/2020 via PR Newswire

IBM, acquired Expertus

synopsis: IBM has acquired Montreal-based fintech company, Expertus Technologies Inc. Expertus is a pioneer in cloud solutions for the financial services industry. The acquisition strengthens IBM's portfolio as an end-to-end digital payments solution provider and further advances IBM's hybrid cloud and AI strategy.
buyer: IBM (IBM:$73,779.00)
IBM is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, they are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world. With Watson, the AI platform for business, powered by data, IBM is building industry-based solutions to real-world problems. "
target: Expertus
Montreal-based Expertus is a global leader in payment solutions. Expertus provides corporates and financial institutions with targeted software solutions and consulting services that reduce operational costs and risks.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Sopra Steria, acquired Galitt

synopsis: Sopra Steria , a European leader in digital transformation, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Galitt, a consulting and solutions development firm in the payment systems and secure transactions market.
buyer: Sopra Steria (ENXTPA:SOP:$5,053.57)
Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services. "
target: Galitt
Galitt provides consulting and services for secure electronic transactions and payment systems. With its longstanding presence and wide range of complementary business lines and recognized expertise, Galitt guides its clients through the entire project life cycle.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$37
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Be Think, Solve, Execute S.p.A. Group, acquired PayStrat Solutions SL

synopsis: Be Group Think, Solve, Execute S.p.A. strengthens its presence in the Iberian region with the acquisition of 60% shares of Paystrat, consulting "boutique" based in Madrid and focused on payments, digital wallets and market intelligence.
buyer: Be Think, Solve, Execute S.p.A. Group (BIT:BET:$154.12)
Be Group provides Business Consulting, Information Technology and Process & Document Management services. A combination of specialist skills, advanced proprietary technologies and a wealth of experience enable the Group to create value and boost business growth for financial/insurance institutions. "
target: PayStrat Solutions SL
Paystrat is a consulting "boutique" based in Madrid and focused on payments, digital wallets and market intelligence. Paystrat is a niche advisory firm serving the major issuers and other payments industry players, around topics such as segmented strategies, wallet and mobile payments, and more.
price ($mm)
$0.19*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA

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