Like Danal, Inc.

announced 12/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Boku, Inc., will acquire Danal, Inc.

synopsis: Danal, Inc. announced Boku, the world's leading independent direct carrier billing company, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Danal, Inc., the premier global provider of mobile identity and authentication solutions driven by unique real-time connections to mobile operator networks and data.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
Boku, the leading direct carrier billing mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants and operators alike. "
target parent: Danal Co., Ltd.
target: Danal, Inc.
Danal, Inc. is the premier global provider of mobile identity and authentication solutions driven by unique real-time connections to mobile operator networks and data. Danal, Inc. is a subsidiary of Danal Corp of Korea. They are based in San Jose, CA.
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$112
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announced 6/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Prove, will acquire UnifyID

synopsis: Prove will acquire UnifyID, a market leader in mobile-based passive authentication and behavioral biometrics. Their solution allows people to identify themselves in a unique way that is extremely difficult to forge or crack. Best of all, they are doing it in a way that respects user privacy.
buyer: Prove
Prove is the modern platform for continuous identity authentication and is used by over 1,000 enterprises and 500 financial institutions including 7 of the top 10 U.S. banks. "
target: UnifyID
UnifyID is a market leader in mobile-based passive authentication and behavioral biometrics. Their solution allows people to identify themselves in a unique way that is extremely difficult to forge or crack. Best of all, they are doing it in a way that respects user privacy.
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closed 10/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Ping Identity Corporation, acquired ShoCard

synopsis: Ping Identity, the intelligent identity solution for the enterprise, announced the acquisition of ShoCard, a leader in technology designed to transform the way users manage their identity and engage with companies.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Ping Identity Corporation (PING:$250.39)
Ping Identity is the leader in Identity Defined Security for the borderless enterprise, allowing the right people to access the right things, securely and seamlessly. Ping allows users the freedom to access the Cloud and on-premise applications they need with an enterprise IDaaS solution. "
target: ShoCard
ShoCard is a digital identity card you use through a mobile app. It's the one identity verification system that works the way consumers and businesses need it to for security, privacy, and always-on fraud protection.
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closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd., acquired Secucial Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Singapore’s cybersecurity startup Responsible Cyber acquires digital identity wallet SecucialResponsible Cyber (RC), a Singaporean cybersecurity startup that manages software security for small and medium businesses, has acquired Secucial, a startup building a digital identity wallet.
buyer: Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd.
Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd. provides cyber security as a service, through its online cloud-based platform and with its dedicated and customizable cyber security services, including risk management, secure code training, penetration testing, incident response, business continuity, and more. "
target: Secucial Pte. Ltd.
Secucial Pte. Ltd. under registration number 201821104D, is a Singapore based company, founded in 2018. The company provides an identity wallet, based on a decentralized ledger with the goal to provide complete control of personal data to its users.
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$4.91
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closed 5/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

iWelcome, acquired UNLOQ Systems Ltd.

synopsis: Unloq, a Romanian startup specializing in passwordless authentication services, was taken over by iWelcome, a European Identity as a Service company with offices in the Netherlands and Romania. Unloq has developed a secure authentication system, replacing passwords with user consent from the mobile phone, following a notification.
buyer: iWelcome
iWelcome provides Identity & Access Management as a service (IDAAS). With iWelcome's cloud platform, organizations manage the identity lifecycle and access of their consumers, employees, business customers, partners and suppliers in a simple, secure and efficient manner. "
target: UNLOQ Systems Ltd.
Unloq is a Romanian startup specializing in passwordless authentication services. The Cluj-Napoca startup has developed a secure authentication system, replacing passwords with user consent from the mobile phone, following a notification.
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closed 7/7/2016 via Market Wire

Advanced Credit Technologies, Inc., acquired Cyberloq

synopsis: Advanced Credit Technologies, Inc. announced that is has acquired joint ownership along with Mark Carten, the company CTO of the CyberloQ technology. The CyberloQ technology is a mobile device authentication technology utilizing two step verification in an all-in-one approach to credit card fraud mitigation and prevention.
buyer: Advanced Credit Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ACRT:$0.01)
Advanced Credit Technologies, Inc. has developed a credit management software platform that allows large and small businesses to offer credit management tools to its clients. "
target: Cyberloq
CyberloQ is a mobile device authentication technology utilizing two step verification in an all-in-one approach to credit card fraud mitigation and prevention.
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closed 2/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Google Inc., acquired SlickLogin

synopsis: Google has acquired SlickLogin, which allows users to access their secured accounts by utilizing smartphones. The company enables users to authenticate their accounts by placing their smartphones near computers\tablets. It verifies that user’s smartphone is in proximity to their device using its proprietary technology.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$171,704.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: UpWest Labs
target: SlickLogin
SlickLogin allows users to access their secured accounts by utilizing smartphones. The company enables users to authenticate their accounts by placing their smartphones near computers\tablets. It verifies that user’s smartphone is in proximity to their device using its proprietary technology.
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closed 7/23/2013 via Company Press Release

RSA Security, acquired PassBan

synopsis: RSA has acquired San Francisco-based PassBan. PassBan Corporation develops and delivers a mobile device solution for securing applications and sites. PassBan’s technology offers modern multi-factor verification methods including biometrics, voice and facial recognition, geo-location, and on-demand OTP tokens.
buyer parent: EMC Corporation
buyer: RSA Security
RSA Security Inc. is the expert in protecting online identities and digital assets. The inventor of core security technologies for the Internet, the Company leads the way in strong authentication and encryption, bringing trust to millions of user identities and the transactions that they perform. "
target: PassBan
PassBan Corporation develops and delivers a mobile device solution for securing applications and sites. PassBan’s technology offers modern multi-factor verification methods including biometrics, voice and facial recognition, geo-location, and on-demand OTP tokens.
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announced 10/9/2015 via GlobeNewswire

LogMeIn, Inc., will acquire LastPass.com

synopsis: LogMeIn, Inc., cloud-based solutions company that simplifies how people connect to each other and the world around them, announced it has agreed to acquire LastPass, the popular single-sign-on and password management service.
buyer: LogMeIn, Inc. (LOGM:$1,247.90)
LogMeIn, Inc. simplifies how people connect to each other and the world around them. With millions of users worldwide, our cloud-based solutions make it possible for people and companies to connect and engage with their workplace, colleagues, customers and products anywhere, anytime. "
target: LastPass.com
LastPass is an award-winning password manager that helps millions around the world organize their online lives. LastPass makes going online easier and safer, supporting all browsers, operating systems and mobile devices.
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closed 12/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Intel Security, acquired PasswordBox

synopsis: Intel announced the acquisition of PasswordBox, a Montreal-based and award-winning provider of a cross-platform identity management service that gives users a convenient way to log into all of their websites and applications from any device without having to type or remember passwords.
buyer parent: Intel Corporation
buyer: Intel Security
With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence, Intel Security is intensely focused on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems and networks for business and personal use. "
target: PasswordBox
Award-winning PasswordBox is the only digital life manager that logs you in instantly to your favorite websites and apps without having to type in, or even memorize, your passwords. Collaborate with secure password sharing, for personal and business purposes.
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closed 8/26/2014 via BNC Analysis

Automattic Inc., acquired BruteProtect

synopsis: Automattic, the company behind both WordPress.com and the open-source WordPress project, announced that it has acquired BruteProtect, a security and management tool for WordPress. BruteProtect is a cloud-powered Brute Force attack prevention plugin.
buyer: Automattic Inc.
Automattic is the company behind WordPress.com, the simplest, most secure way to start web-publishing immediately on the open source WordPress platform. They also make Jetpack for WordPress, which bundles a number of social improvements to the WordPress core software as a single plugin. "
target: BruteProtect
BruteProtect is a cloud-powered Brute Force attack prevention plugin. They leverage the millions of WordPress sites to identify and block malicious IPs. BruteProtect tracks failed login attempts across all installed users of the plugin.
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closed 11/20/2013 via PR Newswire

PasswordBox, acquired Legacy Locker

synopsis: PasswordBox, which helps people securely store, retrieve, create and share passwords, announced its acquisition of Legacy Locker, the first-to-market digital legacy solution. Legacy Locker allows users to enter their credentials to multiple web services, which are then passed on to friends and family in the event of their death.
buyer: PasswordBox
PasswordBox is the only free password manager that helps people securely store, retrieve, create and share passwords anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Keep your online identity safe and say goodbye to multiple user names and passwords that are impossible to remember. "
target: Legacy Locker
Legacy Locker allows users to enter their credentials to multiple web services, which are then passed on to friends and family in the event of their death. Founded in 2008 by Jeremy Toeman and Adam Burg, Legacy Locker Inc. is a privately held company based in San Francisco, CA.
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closed 4/12/2011 via PR Newswire

CSIdentity, acquired IdentityTruth, Inc.

synopsis: CSIdentity Corporation, the industry's leading provider of wholesale identity theft protection and fraud detection solutions, has successfully completed its acquisition of IdentityTruth, Inc., a provider of identity theft monitoring services.
buyer: CSIdentity
CSIdentity delivers, on a wholesale basis, Identity Theft Protection, Fraud Detection, Voice Biometrics, ID Verification, and Data Breach Management and Restoration Services. The company offers a comprehensive suite of business and personal security solutions targeting all aspects of identity theft."
target: IdentityTruth, Inc.
IdentityTruth, Inc. provides identity theft monitoring services to help consumers safeguard their privacy and identity. The company's Faster than Fraud technology enables detection and prediction of identity theft risks.
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Privo, acquired Riyo Verified

synopsis: Privacy Vaults Online, Inc. (PRIVO), the leader in children’s online privacy and identity management solutions, announced it has acquired UK based Riyo Verified Ltd., specializing in providing online ID verification services for the regulated digital kids market. Riyo is available for iOS, Android and via web browsers connected to a webcam.
buyer: Privo
PRIVO provides online privacy compliance for COPPA, GDPR and student digital privacy laws and best practices, in addition to offering a robust customer identity and permission management platform that enable companies to legally and safely engage with children and their families online. "
target: Riyo Verified
UK based Riyo Verified Ltd. is specialized in providing online ID verification services for the regulated digital kids market. Riyo Verified provides real-time ID verification and regulatory compliance. It is available for iOS, Android and via web browsers connected to a webcam.
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closed 1/5/2011 via PR Newswire

YouSendIt, Inc., acquired Zosh

synopsis: YouSendIt, Inc., the global leader in secure digital content delivery, announced the acquisitions of Zosh, an innovative e-signature provider, for undisclosed amounts.
buyer: YouSendIt, Inc.
YouSendIt, Inc is the number one secure digital file delivery company. More than 15 million registered users and 310,000 subscribers trust YouSendIt to securely send receive and track digital content. "
target: Zosh
Zosh provides easy to use e-signature services that allow users to view, fill, sign and transmit documents from a mobile phone.
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closed 8/25/2010 via

McAfee, Inc., acquired WaveSecure

synopsis: McAfee completed the acquisition of privately owned tenCube, the provider of the WaveSecure mobile security service. The WaveSecure security service for consumers allows users to remotely control their devices, manage the data on their phones, ensure privacy in the event of device theft or loss and enhance the possibility of recovering the phone.
buyer: McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc. is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. The company delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the web more securely. "
target: WaveSecure
tenCube provides WaveSecure, a mobile security service. The WaveSecure security service for consumers allows users to remotely control their devices, manage the data on their phones, ensure privacy in the event of device theft or loss and enhance the possibility of recovering the phone.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 1/23/2007 via BusinessWire

ContentWatch, Inc., acquired Net Nanny Software International Inc.

synopsis: ContentWatch, the leading provider of parental controls solutions, today announced the acquisition of Net Nanny from online media and technology company LookSmart Ltd. Net Nanny is a trusted brand of Internet parental control and filtering software, an industry in which ContentWatch has been recognized as a technology leader.
buyer: ContentWatch, Inc.
ContentWatch delivers Internet management solutions for the home, library, education, government, and small/medium business markets. ContentWatch’s mission is to create Internet management tools and services that provide homes and businesses with a safer, more productive Internet experience. "
target parent: LookSmart Ltd.
target: Net Nanny Software International Inc.
Net Nanny Software International Inc., with headquarters and subsidiaries in the United States and Canada, specializes in Internet safety and computer security products for both the home and enterprise markets.
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closed 12/20/2005 via BusinessWire

Sunbelt Software, purchased Kerio Personal Firewall from Kerio Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security solutions, today announced it has completed its acquisition of the Kerio Personal Firewall, a powerful and industry-leading firewall. The acquisition also includes the Kerio ServerFirewall, a powerful tool that provides advanced firewall protection for Windows server operating systems.
buyer parent: ABS Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Sunbelt Software
With its US office located in Tampa Bay (Clearwater), Florida, Sunbelt Software, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise system infrastructure software, including anti-spyware, security, anti-spam and system management tools. "
seller: Kerio Technologies, Inc.
Kerio Technologies, Inc. provides Internet messaging and firewall products, emphasizing the secure delivery of your network data with clear, easy-to-use administrative interfaces and tools.
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closed 12/10/2014 via BNC Analysis

Dashlane, acquired PassOmatic Inc.

synopsis: Password management site Dashlane has made its first purchase, snapping up PassOmatic Inc. in a move to become a one-stop for identity management and pick up some talent in the process. Founded by Dashlane users, PassOmatic Inc. built technology to automatically generate new passwords.
buyer: Dashlane
Dashlane makes identity and payments simple and secure everywhere, with its world-leading password manager and secure digital wallet. Over 2 million people use Dashlane to manage their passwords, automatically log in, generate strong passwords, pay on any website without ever typing card info. "
target: PassOmatic Inc.
PassOmatic Inc. develops technology that changes passwords automatically. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in New York, New York.
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closed 4/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Absolute Software Corporation, purchased FailSafe(R) and Phoenix Freeze(TM) from Phoenix Technologies Ltd

synopsis: Absolute Software Corporation announced that it purchased the technology assets of FailSafe and Phoenix Freeze from Phoenix Technologies Ltd. FailSafe is a competitive theft deterrence product that provides users the ability to protect, track, and manage their laptop. Freeze allows users to lock and unlock an XP or Vista based laptop.
buyer: Absolute Software Corporation (TSX:ABT:$116.17)
Absolute Software Corporation is the leader in computer theft recovery, data protection and Secure Asset Tracking(R) solutions. Absolute Software provides organizations and consumers with solutions in the areas of regulatory compliance, data protection and theft recovery. "
seller: Phoenix Technologies Ltd
Phoenix Technologies Ltd. is the global market leader in system firmware that provides the most secure foundation for today's computing environments. The Company's flagship products are revolutionizing the PC user experience by delivering unprecedented security, reliability and ease-of-use.
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announced 12/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Boku, Inc., will acquire Danal, Inc.

synopsis: Danal, Inc. announced Boku, the world's leading independent direct carrier billing company, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Danal, Inc., the premier global provider of mobile identity and authentication solutions driven by unique real-time connections to mobile operator networks and data.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
Boku, the leading direct carrier billing mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants and operators alike. "
target parent: Danal Co., Ltd.
target: Danal, Inc.
Danal, Inc. is the premier global provider of mobile identity and authentication solutions driven by unique real-time connections to mobile operator networks and data. Danal, Inc. is a subsidiary of Danal Corp of Korea. They are based in San Jose, CA.
price ($mm)
$112
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$5
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22.0x
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announced 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Boku, Inc., will acquire Fortumo

synopsis: Boku, a leading global mobile payment and mobile identity company, is pleased to announce that it has conditionally agreed to acquire Fortumo Holdings, Inc. Fortumo is a digital enablement platform for app stores and digital service providers for user acquisition, monetization and retention.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
Boku, the leading direct carrier billing mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants and operators alike. "
target: Fortumo
Fortumo is a digital enablement platform for app stores and digital service providers for user acquisition, monetization and retention. Fortumo is the first to bring new carrier billing, bundling and customer retention solutions to the market.
price ($mm)
$45
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announced 12/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Boku, Inc., will acquire Danal, Inc.

synopsis: Danal, Inc. announced Boku, the world's leading independent direct carrier billing company, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Danal, Inc., the premier global provider of mobile identity and authentication solutions driven by unique real-time connections to mobile operator networks and data.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
Boku, the leading direct carrier billing mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants and operators alike. "
target parent: Danal Co., Ltd.
target: Danal, Inc.
Danal, Inc. is the premier global provider of mobile identity and authentication solutions driven by unique real-time connections to mobile operator networks and data. Danal, Inc. is a subsidiary of Danal Corp of Korea. They are based in San Jose, CA.
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announced 9/2/2015 via PR Newswire

DaoPay, will purchase Pay by Call Payment Business from Boku, Inc.

synopsis: DaoPay, a phone payment service that enables users to pay by phone in 54 countries around the world using both mobile or landline phones, is buying Boku's Pay by Call Payment Business. Boku is the leading carrier billing mobile payments company.
buyer: DaoPay
DaoPay is a phone payment service that enables users to pay by phone in 54 countries around the world using both mobile or landline phones. 2.7 billion people are able to pay with their patented technology. "
seller: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
Boku, the leading direct carrier billing mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants and operators alike.
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closed 8/13/2015 via Company Press Release

Boku, Inc., acquired Mobileview Italia Srl

synopsis: Boku, Inc., the global leader in carrier billing and cross-platform mobile payments, announced the acquisition of mobileview Italia, a leading provider of mobile payment solutions in Italy. Mobileview Italia was sold by its German parent company dtms converting communication GmbH.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
Boku, the leading direct carrier billing mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants and operators alike. "
target parent: dtms Converting Communication GmbH
target: Mobileview Italia Srl
Mobileview Italia Srl is a leading provider of mobile payment solutions in Italy. Mobileview has strong, established relationships with every major Italian carrier.
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closed 10/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Boku, Inc., acquired mopay

synopsis: Boku, Inc., the global leader in mobile payments, announced the acquisition of mopay, one of the largest carrier billing companies in the world. The acquisition makes Boku the largest standalone provider of carrier billing-based mobile payment services in the world, adding marquee merchant customers like Valve, gameloft, and Wargaming.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
Boku, the leading direct carrier billing mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants and operators alike. "
target parent: Acision
target: mopay
mopay is a global leader in innovative payment solutions for online merchants. mopay’s core platform enables merchants of virtual, digital and physical goods and services to bill charges directly to consumers’ cell phone, land line and broadband accounts.
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closed 11/21/2013 via BNC Analysis

Boku, Inc., acquired Qubecell

synopsis: Boku, San Francisco-based mobile payments and carrier billing company, has acquired Qubecell, India’s largest carrier billing company. Founded in 2012, Qubecell is India's first pure-play mobile billing aggregator. They are integrated with all leading operators in India and are now expanding their reach to operators in other emerging markets.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
The Boku payments service enables consumers to make online purchases of digital and virtual goods with their mobile phones. The company is creating a new standard for mobile transactions by bringing bank-grade mobile payments to the Web. "
target: Qubecell
Founded in 2012, Qubecell is India's first pure-play mobile billing aggregator. They are integrated with all leading operators in India and are now expanding their reach to operators in other emerging markets.
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closed 6/18/2009 via BNC Analysis

Boku, Inc., acquired Paymo

synopsis: Boku Inc. has raised $13 million in venture funding and acquired both Paymo and Mobillcash. Boku enables mobile payments for virtual goods on Webs sites and in games in 53 countries on 193 carriers, including on all major U.S. carriers. Purchases appear on consumers' mobile phone bills.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
The Boku payments service enables consumers to make online purchases of digital and virtual goods with their mobile phones. The company is creating a new standard for mobile transactions by bringing bank-grade mobile payments to the Web. "
target: Paymo
Paymo is the trusted mobile payment system that allows consumers anywhere in the world to buy online and pay with their mobile phone. Paymo is the world's first globally available mobile payment network.
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closed 6/18/2009 via BNC Analysis

Boku, Inc., acquired Mobillcash

synopsis: Boku Inc. has raised $13 million in venture funding and acquired both Paymo and Mobillcash. Boku enables mobile payments for virtual goods on websites and in games in 53 countries on 193 carriers, including on all major U.S. carriers. Purchases appear on consumers' mobile phone bills.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
The Boku payments service enables consumers to make online purchases of digital and virtual goods with their mobile phones. The company is creating a new standard for mobile transactions by bringing bank-grade mobile payments to the Web. "
target: Mobillcash
Mobillcash is a global mobile payments platform that makes your mobile phone the standard way to pay for goods and services online.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Zaggle, acquired Click&Pay

synopsis: Mumbai-based expense management startup Zaggle has acquired Hyderabad-based mobile payment solutions platform Click&Pay in a cash and stock deal. Click&Pay was founded in 2015 by Kalyan Karteek. It provides mobile-based secure and cashless payment solutions.
buyer: Zaggle
Zaggle is an award-winning digital payments, cashback and analytics company. They help corporates and individuals enjoy gifts and experiences across multiple channels everyday. They are based in India. "
target: Click&Pay
Click&Pay provides mobile-based secure and cashless payment solutions. It helps users to make payments in a smart way by providing them to find the best offers in their locality and cashbacks on successful transactions. Users can also send money to or request money from their pals.
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closed 6/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Truecaller, acquired Chillr

synopsis: Truecaller, an app that users use to help identify and screen callers on mobiles, has acquired mobile payments company Chillr. Truecaller has retained Sony Joy, the CEO of Chillr, and has given him the responsibility to manage Truecaller's Indian operations as a Vice President.
buyer: Truecaller
Truecaller helps users know who’s getting in touch, filter out unwanted calls & SMS, and focus on what really matters. The company provides a suite of unique services such as a dialer that offers caller ID, spam detection, messaging and more. "
target: Chillr
Chillr is mobile payments company in India. The app allows users to transfer money to any contact in their phone book. Customers can also recharge their mobile phones and, DTH TV subscriptions and data cards. Chillr works closely with leading banks to make payments super simple, secure & instant.
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announced 12/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Glase FinTech AB, will acquire SEQR

synopsis: Glase FinTech AB, a company that represents a consortium of private investors, will acquire SEQR from Invuo Technologies AB, a mobile payments technology company. SEQR is a platform that enables anyone with a smartphone to make payments in stores and online direct from their bank account using either contactless or qr-codes.
buyer: Glase FinTech AB
Glase FinTech AB represents a consortium of private investors. The company is led by Martin N Larsson. "
target parent: Invuo Technologies AB
target: SEQR
SEQR enables anyone with a smartphone to make payments in stores and online direct from their bank account using either contactless or qr-codes. Users can transfer money at no charge, store their receipts digitally and save money by benefiting from offers and promotions directly linked to the app.
price ($mm)
$0.94
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closed 8/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

Payconiq, acquired Digicash Payments SA

synopsis: Payconiq has announced that it is expanding its business footprint in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with the acquisition of the Digicash Payments application. Digicash Payments is the company managing Luxembourg smartphone payment app Digicash.
buyer parent: ING Group NV
buyer: Payconiq
Payconiq, the 2014 brainchild of the ING innovation lab, is a European mobile payment initiative with offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Hasselt and Luxembourg. Currently, over 35,000 shops are actively connected to the system in Belgium and rollout is imminent in the Netherlands. "
target: Digicash Payments SA
Digicash Payments is the company managing Luxembourg smartphone payment app Digicash. The Digicash system works in partnership with banks, shops, insurers and energy providers, among others, and its mobile app is used by one-quarter of the Luxembourg population.
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announced 11/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

klarna AB, will acquire Cookies Labs GmbH

synopsis: Swedish payment service provider Klarna has agreed to acquire the Berlin fintech startup Cookies. Cookies aimed to simplify mobile money transfers through their fast and secure P2P payment app. The Cookies team of 17 will join Klarna to work on unspecified new projects.
buyer: klarna AB
Klarna offers safe and easy-to-use payment solutions to e-stores. At the core of Klarna's services is after delivery payment, which lets buyers receive ordered goods before any payment is due. Klarna assumes the credit and fraud risk so that retailers can rest assured they will receive their money. "
target: Cookies Labs GmbH
Cookies is a Berlin-based FinTech startup, set to develop Europe’s fastest and most secure P2P payment app. Cookies is the fastest and most secure way to pay friends, and it’s incredibly convenient. Users can pay anyone from their address book and don't need IBANs, BICs or TANs anymore.
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announced 6/30/2016 via Reuters

LINK Mobility AS, will acquire Whatever Mobile GmbH

synopsis: Link Mobility, the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market, is to acquire Germany's Whatever Mobile, an international, owner-operated mobile solutions provider based in Hamburg.
buyer: LINK Mobility AS (OB:LINK:$418.65)
LINK Mobility Group is the largest provider of mobile solutions for businesses in the Nordic market. They provide services for SMS gateway solutions , Mobile Payment, mobile communication, CRM database, lookup and more. "
target: Whatever Mobile GmbH
Whatever Mobile GmbH is an international, owner-operated mobile solutions provider based in Hamburg. Whatever Mobile offers innovative and secure solutions including global text messaging, OTA handset configuration, reliable mobile payments and secure mobile identification via mobile phones.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.5x
announced 6/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Brainworks Limited, will acquire NettCash

synopsis: Investment holding company Brainworks Capital will acquire the entire shareholding of mobile wallet company NettCash. NettCash offers services such as bill and merchant payments, salary and pension disbursement, airtime top-up, voucher distribution and ticketing, micro-finance solutions, electricity tokens, E-Commerce, remittances, and more.
buyer: Brainworks Limited
Brainworks is a Mauritius registered, investment holding, consulting and advisory company, focused on Zimbabwe and select markets in Sub-Saharan-Africa. They have built a diversified portfolio of assets in the Financial Services, Hospitality, Real Estate and Energy Logistics sectors in Zimbabwe. "
target parent: Mozido
target: NettCash
Based in Zimbabwe, Nettcash is the most comprehensive mobile money platform on the market. With Nettcash any existing phone can be used as a payment tool, no matter the handset or operator. NettCash services are delivered through a variety of channels and these include Secure SMS, IVR, WEB and USSD.
price ($mm)
$1.30
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closed 3/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Paylo, acquired Ruplee

synopsis: Paylo.in, an offline payments platform, acquired Ruplee, an in-restaurant payments app. Ruplee’s mobile payment application helps people pay fast and pay safe, removing the hassle to carry a wallet, entering pins manually and keeping manual receipts.
buyer: Paylo
Paylo is the easiest way of accepting all payment types - credit/debit cards, mobile wallets, net banking, mobile banking etc instantly from any phone. "
target: Ruplee
Ruplee is an in-restaurant payments app. Ruplee’s mobile payment application helps people pay fast and pay safe, removing the hassle to carry a wallet, entering pins manually and keeping manual receipts.
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announced 9/2/2015 via PR Newswire

DaoPay, will purchase Pay by Call Payment Business from Boku, Inc.

synopsis: DaoPay, a phone payment service that enables users to pay by phone in 54 countries around the world using both mobile or landline phones, is buying Boku's Pay by Call Payment Business. Boku is the leading carrier billing mobile payments company.
buyer: DaoPay
DaoPay is a phone payment service that enables users to pay by phone in 54 countries around the world using both mobile or landline phones. 2.7 billion people are able to pay with their patented technology. "
seller: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
Boku, the leading direct carrier billing mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants and operators alike.
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closed 8/13/2015 via Company Press Release

Boku, Inc., acquired Mobileview Italia Srl

synopsis: Boku, Inc., the global leader in carrier billing and cross-platform mobile payments, announced the acquisition of mobileview Italia, a leading provider of mobile payment solutions in Italy. Mobileview Italia was sold by its German parent company dtms converting communication GmbH.
buyer: Boku, Inc. (AIM:BOKU:$50.15)
Boku, the leading direct carrier billing mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants and operators alike. "
target parent: dtms Converting Communication GmbH
target: Mobileview Italia Srl
Mobileview Italia Srl is a leading provider of mobile payment solutions in Italy. Mobileview has strong, established relationships with every major Italian carrier.
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closed 7/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mozido, acquired NettCash

synopsis: The Austin-based cloud platform mobile payments and retail engagement solutions provider, Mozido, announced that it acquired majority ownership of Zimbabwe mobile wallet company NettCash, further establishing Mozido’s foothold in Africa.
buyer: Mozido
Mozido’s mobile payments platform includes mobile financial services, loyalty programs, and mobile offers for business and retail. Through its white-label, cloud-based platform MoTEAF, Mozido serves people around the world who choose to manage their money using their mobile phone. "
target: NettCash
Based in Zimbabwe, Nettcash is the most comprehensive mobile money platform on the market. With Nettcash any existing phone can be used as a payment tool, no matter the handset or operator.
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closed 10/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

Soft Space Sdn Bhd., acquired Fasspay

synopsis: Soft Space, a Southeast Asian white-label mobile point-of-sale platform maker, announced that it has acquired Fasspay, a payment service provider based in Malaysia. The acquisition will allow Soft Space to add companies in the retail, aviation, and automobile industries, including Air Asia and Toyota, to its list of customers.
buyer: Soft Space Sdn Bhd.
Soft Space is a mobile payments technology company that focuses on the development of innovative solutions for the banking and payment industry. Founded in March 2012, they are currently the leading white label Mobile-Point-of-Sales (mPOS) solution provider in South East Asia. "
target: Fasspay
Fasspay is a payment service provider based in Malaysia. It uses a peripheral device to scan the credit card, and then allows the user to pay through an application on a mobile device.
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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
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closed 3/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

PayPoint, acquired Verrus Mobile Technologies Inc.

synopsis: PayPoint announces that it has completed the acquisition of Verrus Mobile Technologies Inc and of Verrus UK Limited (together Verrus) which was announced on Thursday 4 March 2010.
buyer parent: BP plc
buyer: PayPoint (:$285.12)
PayPoint is a leading branded payment collection network used, primarily, for the cash payment of bills and services and prepayments for mobile telephones and energy meters. There are over 16,000 retail outlets using PayPoint’s payment terminals. "
target: Verrus Mobile Technologies Inc.
Founded in 2000, Verrus has pioneered pay by phone services beginning with North America’s first pay by phone parking installation in 2001, and the “OrderUp” mobile phone food and beverage ordering system used at Safeco Field launched in the Summer of 2005.
price ($mm)
$38
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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)
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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
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