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PayPal, Inc., acquired iZettle

synopsis: PayPal Holdings, Inc., an American company operating a worldwide online payments system, announced that it has agreed to acquire iZettle, the leading small business commerce platform in Europe and Latin America.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Their open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s nearly 200 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. "
target: iZettle
iZettle, a financial technology company, revolutionized mobile payments with the world’s first mini chip card reader and software for mobile devices. Today iZettle’s commerce platform for small businesses in Europe and Latin America provides tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow businesses.
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$2,200
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closed 6/7/2018 via Company Press Release

TSYS, acquired iMobile3, LLC

synopsis: TSYS, a global payments solutions provider serving issuers, merchants and consumers, announced it has acquired iMobile3, a provider of private-labeled, small business solutions within the payments industry. iMobile3 offers customizable payment solutions including mobile and tablet point-of-sale products, integrated with value added services.
buyer: TSYS (TSS:$4,075.57)
TSYS is a global payments provider, offering innovative solutions across the payments spectrum — from issuer processing and merchant acquiring to prepaid program management. They offer issuer services and merchant payment acceptance for credit, debit, prepaid, healthcare and business solutions. "
target: iMobile3, LLC
iMobile3 offers unique and customizable payment solutions including mobile and tablet point-of-sale products, integrated with value added services. The iMobile3 Marketplace is a fully customizable suite of applications curated specifically for every partner.
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announced 8/13/2021 via BusinessWire

U.S. Bancorp, will acquire Bento Technologies Inc.

synopsis: U.S. Bank has entered into an agreement to acquire Bento Technologies, known as Bento for Business, a fintech company based in Chicago and San Francisco that provides payment and expense management services to small and mid-size businesses.
buyer: U.S. Bancorp (USB:$22,641.00)
U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. The company provides a full range of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. "
target: Bento Technologies Inc.
Bento for Business is a fintech company based in Chicago and San Francisco that provides payment and expense management services to small and mid-size businesses.
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announced 9/18/2020 via BusinessWire

FleetCor Technologies, Inc., will acquire Associated Foreign Exchange

synopsis: FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc., a leading global business payments company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX), a cross-border payment solutions provider.
buyer: FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (FLT:$2,470.40)
FLEETCOR Technologies is a leading global provider of commercial payment solutions. The Company helps businesses of all sizes better control, simplify and secure payment of their fuel, toll, lodging and general payables. "
target: Associated Foreign Exchange
Associated Foreign Exchange delivers simple and seamless cross border payment solutions that help small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) break down currency barriers to grow internationally.
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closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

CheckOut.com, acquired Pin Payments

synopsis: Leading global payment solution provider Checkout.com has announced the acquisition of Australian startup, Pin Payments, an online payment platform designed for small businesses.
buyer: CheckOut.com
Based in GB, Checkout.com helps companies accept more payments around the world through one integration. Their unified global payment processing platform features in-country acquiring, relevant payment methods, feature parity across geographies, fraud filters, and reporting features, via one API. "
target: Pin Payments
Pin Payments is an online payment platform designed for small businesses. They build intentionally simple software to help their customers accept card payments, whether they run an online store, sell subscriptions, invoice their clients, or process card sales manually. They are based in Australia.
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announced 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

INTL FCStone Inc., will acquire Giroxx GmbH

synopsis: INTL FCStone Inc. announced that it has executed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire GIROXX GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. Through its digital platform, GIROXX GmbH provides online payment and foreign exchange hedging services to small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
buyer: INTL FCStone Inc. (INTL:$37,434.30)
INTL FCStone Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of execution, risk management and advisory services, market intelligence, and clearing services across asset classes and markets around the world. "
target: Giroxx GmbH
Through its digital platform, GIROXX GmbH provides online payment and foreign exchange hedging services to small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Rushcard, acquired rapid! PayCard

synopsis: 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, announced that they acquired the rapid! PayCard business from WEX Inc. rapid! PayCard is one of the largest providers of prepaid payroll card solutions in the US market.
buyer: 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. "
target parent: WEX Inc.
target: rapid! PayCard
Founded in 2003 and based in Tampa, FL, rapid! PayCard is one of the largest providers of prepaid payroll card solutions in the US market. The rapid! PayCard service seamlessly integrates into any company’s existing payroll/payments process.
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closed 4/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Wright Express Corporation, acquired rapid! Pay Card

synopsis: Wright Express Corporation, a leading global provider of payment processing and information management services, announced that it has acquired the assets of rapid! PayCard, a privately held provider of payroll debit cards, e-paystubs and e-W2s in an all cash deal that includes additional considerations for performance milestones.
buyer: Wright Express Corporation (WEX:$1,553.37)
Wright Express is a leading provider of value-based, business payment processing and information management solutions. Its fleet, corporate, and prepaid payment solutions provide its more than 350,000 customers with unparalleled security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. "
target: rapid! Pay Card
rapid! PayCard is a privately held provider of payroll debit cards, e-paystubs and e-W2s. rapid! PayCard is an emerging provider of prepaid products focusing on small and medium sized businesses.
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$8.00
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closed 3/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

BBVA, acquired Holvi

synopsis: Helsinki-founded Holvi, set up in 2011, has been acquired by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria. Holvi pitches itself as a bank for "makers and doers", allowing entrepreneurs and teams to set up accounts in a few minutes. Holvi's management team will remain in place and will still operate under same the name and banking licence.
buyer: BBVA (BME:BBVA:$21,706.69)
BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group that relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. "
target: Holvi
Holvi is a payment service provider that allows users to store money and make payments in and out like in any online bank. Each Holvi account has an integrated shop for collecting funds, an effortless invoice service and an expense claims feature.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Wave Financials Inc., acquired Every Inc.

synopsis: Wave Financial, delivering innovative financial services and software has announced it has acquired Every. Every is a fintech company that develops and markets application that manages banking function for micro businesses. The application helps users open bank accounts and allow users to pay bills and transfer money.
buyer: Wave Financials Inc.
Wave Financial delivers innovative financial services and award-winning free software to small businesses around the world. Their suite of products include accounting, invoicing, payroll, payments and receipts. They also offer accounting coaching and bookkeeping services. "
target: Every Inc.
Every is a Toronto-based fintech company that develops and markets application that manages banking function for micro business. The application helps users in opening bank accounts and allows users to pay bills and transfer money through the applications dashboard.
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announced 2/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Tiscali, will acquire Mistral Pay Ltd

synopsis: Italian telecommunications operator Tiscali SpA will buy 51% of Mistral Pay Ltd., which provides payment solutions to individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises. MistralPay, a Financial Institution authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority, provides processing for merchants’ payments using proprietary technology platforms.
buyer: Tiscali
Tiscali is one of the main telecommunications companies in Italy and offers its customers, individuals and companies, a wide range of communication services: Internet access in Fiber & DSL mode, Voice, VoIP, value-added services, mobile phone services. "
target: Mistral Pay Ltd
MistralPay, a Financial Institution authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority, provides end-to-end processing for merchants’ payments using proprietary technology platforms that are protected by sophisticated risk and fraud management tools.
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$2.19*
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$3
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1.5x
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closed 10/30/2019 via BusinessWire

DNA Payments Limited, acquired CR7 Services

synopsis: DNA Payments (DNA), the ambitious new entrant to the UK payments market, has acquired CR7 Services (CR7), the fast growing, UK-based payment solutions provider.
buyer: DNA Payments Limited
DNA Payments Limited is a new entrant to the payments market. DNA’s team consists of highly proficient people who have worked with payment and banking systems for more than 20 years. "
target: CR7 Services
The CR7 Services Group is an innovative payment solution provider operating in the UK. Consisting of Optomany, 123Send and the 123Hire brands, they specialize in omnichannel payment processing technology, delivering innovative, reliable and secure solutions to the retail sector across all channels.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

TouchSuite, acquired Alpine Payment Systems

synopsis: TouchSuite has announced it has acquired the assets of IQ Payment Systems, dba Alpine Payment Systems (Alpine). Alpine is a merchant acquirer based out of Vancouver, Washington that services the restaurant, hospitality and retail verticals. Alpine has built an award-winning integrated payments business with a highly scalable distribution platform.
buyer: TouchSuite
TouchSuite is a leading financial technology company that delivers business solutions for small to mid-sized companies across different industries. Offerings include point-of-sale systems, payment processing services, SEO solutions, working capital and marketing services. "
target: Alpine Payment Systems
IQ Payment Systems, dba Alpine Payment Systems has continually evolved to offer industry leading solutions for small to medium sized businesses. Alpine has built an award-winning integrated payments business with a highly scalable distribution platform.
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closed 6/4/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Paysafe Group PLC, acquired iPayment Inc.

synopsis: Paysafe Group announces that it has completed the acquisition of iPayment Holdings, Inc. (iPayment). iPayment, a U.S. based provider of payment and processing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, generated processing volumes of over $25 billion in 2017 from more than 137,000 customers across the country.
buyer: Paysafe Group PLC (LSE:PAYS:$1,444.25)
Paysafe is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. It’s core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet and online cash solutions. "
target: iPayment Inc. (OTCPK:IYQT:$688.80)
iPayment is a trusted provider of payment processing solutions in the U.S. With over 20 years of experience and more than 137,000 SMB customers, the company is consistently recognized for its depth of payments experience, breadth of product offerings, and commitment to transparency and SMB support.
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closed 2/8/2018 via BusinessWire

Payroc, acquired Integrity Payment Systems

synopsis: Payroc, LLC, a leading merchant services and payment organization, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Integrity Payment Systems, LLC, a full-service processor and acquirer delivering complete end-to-end and in-house card and other electronic payment processing services.
buyer: Payroc
Payroc, headquartered in the Tinley Park suburb of Chicago, drives commerce for its merchants with anytime, anywhere payment solutions. Payroc serves its referral partners and merchant clients with integrity as trusted advisors and recognized experts in payments. "
target: Integrity Payment Systems
Integrity, headquartered in the Des Plaines suburb of Chicago, is a full-service processor and acquirer delivering complete end-to-end and in-house card and other electronic payment processing services.
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announced 6/2/2017 via PR Newswire

GTCR, LLC, will acquire Sage Payment Solutions

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sage Payment Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of payment processing and merchant acquiring solutions in North America.
buyer: GTCR, LLC
GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare, Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Growth Business Services industries. GTCR has invested more than $12 billion in over 200 companies. "
target parent: The Sage Group plc.
target: Sage Payment Solutions
Sage Payment Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of payment processing and merchant acquiring solutions in North America. SPS provides credit card, ACH, check, gift and loyalty card processing services to small and medium-sized businesses in the United States and Canada.
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$260
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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 7/23/2014 via PR Newswire

Optimal Payments Plc, acquired Global Merchant Advisors, Inc

synopsis: Optimal Payments Plc, a leading global online payments and risk management provider, acquired Los Angeles-based online payments company Global Merchant Advisors, Inc. for consideration of up to $15 million. The transaction closed on July 23, 2014. GMA is a fast growing payments company serving small to medium sized businesses.
buyer: Optimal Payments Plc (LSE:PAYS:$1,444.25)
Optimal Payments is a global provider of online payment solutions, trusted by businesses and consumers in over 200 countries and territories to move and manage billions of dollars each year. "
target: Global Merchant Advisors, Inc
Based in Los Angeles, GMA is a fast growing payments company serving small to medium sized businesses. The company focuses primarily on segments of the market that have been underserved by larger payment processing competitors, offering small merchants "industrial grade" processing solutions.
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$10
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closed 11/18/2013 via PR Newswire

EVO Payments International, acquired Encore Payment Systems

synopsis: EVO Payments International, a leading payment service provider operating in the United States, Canada and Europe, announced that it has acquired the Encore Group, a privately held nationwide company focused on providing several forms of electronic payment processing solutions and other value-added services.
buyer: EVO Payments International (EVOP:$434.11)
EVO is in the largest privately held credit card processor and among the top ten largest non-bank acquirers in the US and Canada.EVO actively services nearly 300,000 merchant customers businesses of all sizes, in various industries, focusing on the small to midsized merchants. "
target: Encore Payment Systems
Encore Payment Systems is a privately held nationwide company focused on providing several forms of electronic payment processing solutions and other value-added services to small and medium-sized retail business customers throughout the United States.
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closed 5/13/2013 via Market Wire

Transcendent One, Inc merged with AppTech Corp,

synopsis: AppTech Corp. is pleased to announce the effective agreement and plan of merger with Transcendent One, Inc., a merchant processor and information technology company based in Carlsbad, CA. Transcendent One, Inc. is a leading business services provider of electronic transaction processing technologies and associated merchant services since 2006.
buyer: AppTech Corp (APCX:$0.01)
AppTech Corp., based in The Woodlands, Texas, specializes in the worldwide marketing and distribution of mobile smartphone and web-centric applications created by independent developers around the globe. "
target: Transcendent One, Inc
Transcendent One Inc. prides itself as the first and only "Merchant-Owned" Company in the payment processing industry. It also provides merchants the unique opportunity to earn stock in Transcendent One, Inc. based on gross Visa & MasterCard processing volumes through its Merchant Equity Program.
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closed 9/20/2018 via BusinessWire

PayPal, Inc., acquired iZettle

synopsis: PayPal Holdings, Inc., an American company operating a worldwide online payments system, announced that it has agreed to acquire iZettle, the leading small business commerce platform in Europe and Latin America.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Their open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s nearly 200 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. "
target: iZettle
iZettle, a financial technology company, revolutionized mobile payments with the world’s first mini chip card reader and software for mobile devices. Today iZettle’s commerce platform for small businesses in Europe and Latin America provides tools to get paid, sell smarter and grow businesses.
price ($mm)
$2,200
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$111
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closed 9/7/2016 via PE Hub

iZettle, acquired intelligentpos

synopsis: iZettle, a technology company in Europe announced it has acquired intelligentpos, the UK’s leading cloud based point of sale solution for shops, bars and restaurants. iZettle and intelligentpos provide an integrated payment and point of sale solution that allows small businesses to take card payments and helps manage and grow their businesses.
buyer: iZettle
iZettle is a mobile payment solution that lets anyone accept credit cards with their smartphone or tablet. iZettle works every day to build game-changing payment tools that empower small businesses to play on the same turf as the big guys. "
target: intelligentpos
Intelligent Point of Sale Limited develops cutting-edge software for SMEs to utilise on iOS devices (iPad) as a low cost cloud-based point of sale (POS) solution. intelligentpos offers advanced point of sales features including table management, stock management, and advance reporting.
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announced 3/9/2021 via PR Newswire

PayPal, Inc., will acquire Curv

synopsis: PayPal Holdings, Inc., an online payment company, announced that it has agreed to acquire Curv, a leading provider of cloud-based infrastructure for digital asset security based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal’s digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, whether online, on mobile, in app, or in person. PayPal creates ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. "
target: Curv
Curv is a leading provider of cloud-based infrastructure for digital asset security based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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announced 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

PayPal, Inc., will acquire Honey Science Corporation

synopsis: Paypal, a digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, will be acquiring Honey, a company that offers users a smarter way to shop. Their shopping platform opens up instant access to exclusive savings, deals, rewards and discovery.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal’s digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, whether online, on mobile, in app, or in person. PayPal creates ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. "
target: Honey Science Corporation
Honey offers users a smarter way to shop. Their shopping platform opens up instant access to exclusive savings, deals, rewards and discovery, all powered by the collective knowledge of Honey's community of online shoppers.
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$4,000
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closed 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

PayPal, Inc., acquired GoPay

synopsis: PayPal has acquired 70% equity of GoPay (Guofubao Information Technology Co. [GoPay], Ltd.), which will make PayPal the first foreign payment platform to provide online payment services in China. GoPay is a technology and financial comprehensive service platform based on third-party payment.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal’s digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, whether online, on mobile, in app, or in person. PayPal creates ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. "
target: GoPay
Founded in January 2011, GoPay (Guofubao Information Technology Co., Ltd.) is a technology and financial comprehensive service platform based on third-party payment. Guofubao now has online payment products, mobile payment products and financial services for B2B/B2C.
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announced 6/21/2018 via BusinessWire

PayPal, Inc., will acquire Simility

synopsis: PayPal Holdings, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire Simility, a leading fraud prevention and risk management platform. The acquisition of Simility will enhance PayPal’s ability to deliver fraud prevention and risk management solutions to merchants globally.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal’s digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, whether online, on mobile, in app, or in person. PayPal creates ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. "
target: Simility
Simility offers real-time risk and fraud decisioning solutions to protect global digital businesses. Simility’s offerings are underpinned by the Adaptive Decisioning Platform built with a data-first approach to deliver continuous risk assurance to some of the world’s leading consumer brands.
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closed 11/15/2018 via BusinessWire

PayPal, Inc., acquired Hyperwallet

synopsis: PayPal Holdings, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Hyperwallet, a leading global payout platform. The acquisition of Hyperwallet enhances PayPal’s payout capabilities, improving the company’s ability to provide an integrated suite of payment solutions to ecommerce platforms and marketplaces around the world.
buyer: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal’s digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, whether online, on mobile, in app, or in person. PayPal creates ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. "
target: Hyperwallet
Hyperwallet’s payout platform provides organizations with a fast, efficient, and transparent way to distribute funds to payees around the world. Trusted by enterprise, ecommerce, and on-demand platforms, Hyperwallet makes it easy to deliver a superior payment experience through a single integration.
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announced 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

PayPal, Inc., will acquire Jetlore, Inc.

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

PayPal, Inc., acquired iZettle

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

PayPal, Inc., acquired TIO Networks

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

PayPal, Inc., acquired Modest

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

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

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

PayPal, Inc., will acquire Paydiant

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

PayPal, Inc., acquired StackMob

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

PayPal, Inc., acquired Iron Pearl

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

PayPal, Inc., acquired Duff Research, LLC

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

PayPal, Inc., acquired Zong

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

PayPal, Inc., acquired Fraud Sciences Ltd.

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

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

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

Ebay Inc., acquired PayPal, Inc.

synopsis: eBay Inc., the world's online marketplace, completed its previously announced acquisition of PayPal, Inc., the global payments platform.
buyer: Ebay Inc. (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal enables any individual or business with an email address to send and receive payments online securely, easily and quickly. PayPal has nearly 79 million accounts and is available to users in 56 markets around the world.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,432 [$1,338]
rev ($mm)
$174
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Paysafe Group, will acquire PagoEfectivo

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

Stripe Inc., will acquire Paystack

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

Afterpay Holdings Limited, acquired EmpatKali

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

Afterpay Holdings Limited, will acquire Pagantis

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

Nets Holding A/S, will acquire Polskie ePłatnosci

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

Grab, will acquire Kudo

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

CashFlows, acquired iCheque Network Limited

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

NTT Data, Inc., acquired Payoo

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

Wirecard AG, purchased Payments Business from GI Retail

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

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, acquired Leetchi

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

Optimal Payments Plc, will acquire Skrill Group

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

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

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

Qiwi plc, acquired Dengi.Mail.Ru

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

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire Skrill Group

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

FlexiGroup Limited, will acquire Paymate Pty Ltd.

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

Ebay Inc., acquired PayPal, Inc.

synopsis: eBay Inc., the world's online marketplace, completed its previously announced acquisition of PayPal, Inc., the global payments platform.
buyer: Ebay Inc. (EBAY:$10,761.00)
eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables e-commerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day. "
target: PayPal, Inc. (PYPL:$21,454.00)
PayPal enables any individual or business with an email address to send and receive payments online securely, easily and quickly. PayPal has nearly 79 million accounts and is available to users in 56 markets around the world.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,432 [$1,338]
rev ($mm)
$174
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ajua, acquired WayaWaya Inc.

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

ACI Worldwide, acquired Walletron

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

GO-JEK, acquired coins.ph

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

Majid Al Futtaim, acquired Beam Wallet Pty Ltd

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

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UMT United Mobility Technology AG
UMT United Mobility Technology AG
UMT United Mobility Technology AG is specialized in the development and implementation of individual mobile payment solutions, especially for large-scale customers, e.g. PAYBACK (American Express Group). The FinTech company has developed one of the largest mobile payment platforms in Europe.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$3.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.06
EBIT ($mm)
$1.05
Net Income ($mm)
$1.48
Employees
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Ticker: PYPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PayPal, Inc.
PayPal, Inc.
PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in 203 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$21,454.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,295.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,428.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,202.00
Employees
26500
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Ticker: AIM:FFX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FAIRFX Group Plc
FAIRFX Group Plc
FAIRFX is an international payment services provider, offering services to customers in the UK since 2007.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$824.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.72)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
65
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Afterpay Holdings Limited
Founded in 2015, Afterpay allows shoppers to receive products immediately and pay in four simple installments over a short period of time. The service is free for customers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$332.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.03
EBIT ($mm)
$2.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
665
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Ticker: DLGEF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Garage Inc.
Digital Garage produces innovative contexts for the age of the internet by combining three crucial technologies, namely Information Technology, Marketing Technology and Financial Technology. Their core competence is in the integration of the unique areas of specialization in these technologies.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$171.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.20
EBIT ($mm)
$18.65
Net Income ($mm)
$24.22
Employees
376
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Ticker: NYSE:SE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sea Ltd
Sea Ltd
Sea Limited is a leading global consumer internet company founded in Singapore in 2009. They operate three core businesses across digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial services, known as Garena, Shopee, and SeaMoney, respectively.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,681.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($867.32)
EBIT ($mm)
($980.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
22600
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Ticker: AIM:BOKU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boku, Inc.
Boku, Inc.
Boku, the leading direct carrier billing mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants and operators alike.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$50.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.33)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.36
Employees
214
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Ticker: JSE:BLU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blue Label Telecoms
Blue Label Telecoms
The Blue Label Telecoms Group (Blue Label Telecoms) is a leading distributor of prepaid secure electronic tokens of value and transactional services within emerging and developing economies.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,667.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$70.26
EBIT ($mm)
$60.00
Net Income ($mm)
$38.69
Employees
1186
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Ticker: SSPC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SpendSmart Networks, Inc.
SpendSmart Networks, Inc.
SpendSmart Networks provides proprietary loyalty systems and a suite of digital engagement and marketing services that help local merchants build relationships with consumers and drive revenues.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$2.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSXV:FTEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fintech Select
Fintech Select
Fintech Select is a provider of robust and disruptive Pre-Paid Card programs, mobile banking solutions and Cryptocurrency technologies. Fintech Select also owns and operates three core business divisions and an integrated call centre. They are based in Toronto, ON, Canada.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.82)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.86)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.91
Employees
45
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