Like The Infatuation

announced 9/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., will acquire The Infatuation

synopsis: J.P. Morgan Chase will be buying The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, and the owner of restaurant review guide Zagat.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.7 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
target: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

RailYatri, acquired YatraChef

synopsis: RailYatri, India’s leading travel platform for the discerning Indian train traveler, has acqui-hired YatraChef, an online marketplace that connects travelers on Indian Railways to the best and finest restaurants, fast food chains and caterers across India.
buyer: RailYatri
RailYatri is India’s leading travel platform for the discerning Indian train traveler. RailYatri provides information on live train status, PNR Status, seat availability predictions, fare calculator, platforms/ facilities at stations, personalized alerts, and access to essential travel services. "
target: YatraChef
YatraChef is an online Marketplace aggregator connecting the travelers of the Indian Railways to the best and finest restaurants, fast food chains and caterers across India, thus making it possible for the passengers to have their favorite food while they travel.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Zomato, acquired Urbanspoon

synopsis: Zomato, a leading restaurant search app, announced it has acquired Urbanspoon, a leading restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, and local diners to help people everywhere decide where and what to eat.
buyer: Zomato
Zomato is a leading restaurant search service that provides in-depth information for over a million restaurants across 22 countries. Zomato can be accessed online or via their interactive iOS and Android apps. "
target parent: IAC
target: Urbanspoon
Urbanspoon is a leading restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, and local diners to help people everywhere decide where and what to eat. It is available on the web and through its popular iPhone, Android, and Windows applications.
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closed 1/9/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Time Out Hong Kong, acquired WOM Guide

synopsis: Rubicon Communications, publisher of Time Out Hong Kong has acquired WOM Guide. Known for its savvy band of independent reviewers, and informative and witty commentary, WOM is a lifestyle platform comprising an indispensable annual restaurant guide, engaging website and popular events catering to Hong Kong's urban professionals who love dining out.
buyer: Time Out Hong Kong
Rubicon Communications Ltd publishes the multi-award winning Time Out Hong Kong magazine. Rubicon also publishes the China edition of M life magazine for MGM Macau, which targets Macau-bound jetsetters from China and around the world. "
target: WOM Guide
WOM guide is a comprehensive and unique online food magazine and restaurant guide. It features over 2,000 restaurants in Hong Kong, and its members log on to WOMguide.com to share opinions on the restaurants they have experienced.
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closed 10/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yelp, acquired Restaurant-Kritik

synopsis: Yelp has boosted its presence in Europe after announcing the acquisition of Restaurant-Kritik, a restaurant review service in Germany. Restaurant-Kritik claims to have over 330,000 reviews of more than 94,000 restaurants across Germany.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. "
target: Restaurant-Kritik
Restaurant-Kritik is a restaurant review service in Germany. Restaurant-Kritik claims to have over 330,000 reviews of more than 94,000 restaurants across Germany.
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closed 10/24/2012 via PR Newswire

Yelp, acquired Qype

synopsis: Yelp Inc., the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, announced it has acquired Qype, Europe's largest local reviews site where people can share their experiences and give feedback on the consumer decisions they make every day.
buyer: Yelp (YELP:$787.22)
Yelp is an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. "
target: Qype
Qype, Europe's largest user-generated local reviews site, was founded in Hamburg in 2006. Qype was founded as a community where people could share their experiences and give feedback on the consumer decisions they make every day.
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closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

AirBed & Breakfast, Inc., acquired Fondu

synopsis: AirBed & Breadkfast, Inc. announced the acquisition of getSpotOn, Inc. getSpotOn, Inc. operates Fondu, a community that enables members to share their opinions about places to eat and drink.
buyer: AirBed & Breakfast, Inc.
Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world online or from an iPhone device. "
target: Fondu
getSpotOn, Inc. operates Fondu, a community that enables members to share their opinions about places to eat and drink. Fondu is a simple way to see what people you know think about places you want to try.
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announced 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Optus, will acquire Eatability Pty Limited

synopsis: Optus buys Eatability Pty Limited, a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: Optus
Optus is the second largest telecommunication company in Australia. The company delivers communications, information technology, and entertainment services. "
target: Eatability Pty Limited
Eatability is a local guide designed to help consumers find out what's best in every town and city in Australia. They list all types of businesses to let them share their experiences with each other.
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closed 4/29/2009 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired Urbanspoon

synopsis: IAC has announced the acquisition of Urbanspoon, a leading online local restaurant guide that aggregates restaurant reviews from across the web, from newspapers and professional food critics to bloggers and diners.
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC operates more than 35 leading and diversified Internet businesses across 40 countries... our mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Urbanspoon
Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide that aggregates restaurant reviews from across the web, from newspapers and professional food critics to bloggers and diners.
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closed 8/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

DineOut, acquired Binge Digital

synopsis: Dine-In, a digital menu product which enables variable and dynamic pricing for the restaurant industry, has acquired Binge, a food search and discovery app, providing in-depth information for menus at restaurants.
buyer parent: The Times Group
buyer: DineOut
Based in India, Dine-In is a digital menu product which enables variable and dynamic pricing for the restaurant industry utilizing data analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), allowing customers to view digital menus with images directly on their phone and to place an order with just a tap. "
target: Binge Digital
Based in India, Binge is a food search and discovery app, providing in-depth information for menus at restaurants. Binge is used by consumers across New Delhi to discover, rate, and review food, as well as create their own personal networks of fellow food enthusiasts for trusted recommendations.
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closed 7/3/2017 via Company Press Release

BookMyShow, acquired Burrp

synopsis: BookMyShow announced that it has acquired Mumbai based local food and restaurant recommendation engine Burrp business from Network18 on a going concern basis pursuant to slump sale. This Network18 divestment has been made to Foodfesta Wellcare Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of BigTree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
buyer parent: Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd
buyer: BookMyShow
BookMyShow is India’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform that allows users to book tickets for movies, plays, sports and live events through its website, mobile app and mobile site. BookMyShow is now present in over 650 towns and cities across India. "
target parent: Reliance Industries Limited
target: Burrp
Burrp is a Mumbai based local food and restaurant recommendation engine. Burrp has been making eating out easier since 2006. Burrp! lists over 65,000+ partners and has garnered over 6,50,000 mobile app downloads.
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closed 6/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Tasting Table, acquired Flavour

synopsis: Tasting Table, a digital epicurean media brand, has acquired Flavour. Flavour is an app with an elegant design and innovative algorithm for vetting restaurants that aggregates reviews from top critics, essential local publications and informed industry experts, mining social graph data to distill the most noteworthy restaurants in top food cities.
buyer: Tasting Table
Tasting Table is a website and newsletter for culinary enthusiasts. They eat high and low to bring customers discerning dining advice, recipes and news from the world of food and drink. "
target: Flavour
Flavour connects with chefs, local experts, and notable publications to provide a curated experience that best represents a city's food scene. After taking into account crowdsourced perspectives of a restaurant, Flavour distills all of this information for their customers.
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closed 8/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Groupon, Inc., acquired Plumfare

synopsis: Plumfare, a mobile discovery app, has been acquired by Groupon. Plumfare, Inc. develops mobile discovery and gifting application for food and photography. The company provides social gifting web and iOS application that offers gifts.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at unbeatable prices. Groupon provides merchants with a suite of products and services, credit card payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale solutions. "
target: Plumfare
Plumfare is a social gifting mobile app and website that provide a solution for sending fast and easy gifts and experiences, and helping users discover new restaurants. Plumfare users take pictures of their food and suggest those items to friends. Then they are able to gift those items to friends.
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closed 8/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Times City, acquired Gawbl

synopsis: TimesCity has acquired Gawbl, a mobile product company empowering users to discover new places to eat based on their mood. Gawbl is a mobile app with a unique recommendation engine, that matches a user’s mood with restaurants nearby.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Times City
Timescity.com is a leading destination site helping users discover the best in their city. Timescity.com is the ultimate online guide for exploring the best of restaurants, nightlife, events and movies. "
target: Gawbl
Gawbl suggests food based on users mood. An application that helps users to quickly decide where they would like to eat based on their mood at that moment.
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announced 1/29/2013 via PR Newswire

Open Table, Inc., will acquire Foodspotting, Inc.

synopsis: OpenTable, Inc., the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Foodspotting, an app for finding and sharing great dishes at restaurants.
buyer: Open Table, Inc. (OPEN:$198.33)
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. "
target: Foodspotting, Inc.
Foodspotting is an app for finding and sharing great dishes at restaurants. The Foodspotting website and mobile apps allow users to find dishes recommended by spotters, friends and experts like The Travel Channel, Chow and Mario Batali.
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closed 10/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Gilt City, acquired DinePrivate.com

synopsis: Gilt City, the leading online site for luxury services and experiences, has acquired DinePrivate.com, a free guide and booking system for private dining and social/corporate events at New York’s top restaurants. Dine Private provides a fast and efficient way to reserve private dining venues while customizing the experience.
buyer parent: Gilt Groupe
buyer: Gilt City
Gilt City provides access to unique and coveted lifestyle experience in the world’s most dynamic cities—at insider prices. Each sale lasts a limited time and features a city’s most sought-after restaurants, spas, concerts, cultural offerings and more. "
target: DinePrivate.com
DinePrivate.com is a fine-dining booking engine that enables consumers to research and book private dining rooms throughout New York City. Dine Private provides a fast and efficient way to reserve private dining venues while customizing the experience – all through the convenience of the Web.
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closed 2/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Innit, acquired ShopWell Solutions Inc

synopsis: Innit®, a leading food tech innovator, announced it has acquired ShopWell Labs, Inc., a personalized food discovery platform. The ShopWell services will continue to operate, and will ultimately be integrated into the Innit connected food platform which is scheduled to launch later in 2017.
buyer: Innit
Innit® empowers people through food. The Innit platform combines personalized cutting-edge information technology to enable information from food and power the emerging connected food ecosystem. Its platform identifies food using sensors in the kitchen and recommends recipes based on inventory. "
target: ShopWell Solutions Inc
ShopWell Solutions, Inc. operates a food information website. It offers nutrition information, customized product scores, and tools that enable users to find better food products for them and their family.
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closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Newswire

BaronsMedia, acquired Pasta.com

synopsis: BaronsMedia.com, a veteran of the online advertising industry offering a wide variety of advertising solutions for Mobile, Video and Display advertisers, has acquired Pasta.com, an authority on the history of pasta, making fresh pasta from scratch, pasta sauces, pasta recipes, "how to" videos and more.
buyer: BaronsMedia
BaronsMedia is an online advertising company providing guidance for all your online marketing needs. Since 2005, BaronsMedia.com has effectively distributed display advertisements on a multitude of websites. "
target parent: BaronsMedia
target: Pasta.com
Pasta.com is an authority website on everything Pasta. Pasta.com offers all the necessary information regarding pasta that their users will need to be informed on pasta.
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closed 5/29/2013 via PR Newswire

HarvestMark, acquired ShopWell Solutions Inc

synopsis: YottaMark, Inc. announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of ShopWell Solutions, Inc., the million shopper-strong personalized food information company. YottaMark will integrate the ShopWell team into its HarvestMark Insights group, and ShopWell's website and mobile applications will become YottaMark branded properties.
buyer parent: YottaMark, Inc.
buyer: HarvestMark
HarvestMark is the industry-leading fresh food insights and traceability platform from YottaMark, Inc. HarvestMark solutions deliver transparency and unmatched insights into the fresh supply chain that drive sales and profit. "
target: ShopWell Solutions Inc
ShopWell Solutions, Inc. operates a food information website. It offers nutrition information, customized product scores, and tools that enable users to find better food products for them and their family.
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announced 9/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., will acquire The Infatuation

synopsis: J.P. Morgan Chase will be buying The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, and the owner of restaurant review guide Zagat.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.7 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
target: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more.
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announced 3/5/2018 via New York Times

The Infatuation, will acquire Zagat

synopsis: The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, is to acquire Zagat, the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information, from Google.
buyer: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more. "
target parent: Google
target: Zagat
Zagat is the world's most trusted source for consumer-generated survey information. With a worldwide network of surveyors, Zagat rates and reviews restaurants, hotels, nightlife, movies, music, golf, shopping and a range of other entertainment categories.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., acquired Frank

synopsis: JPMorgan Chase has acquired college planning platform Frank to deepen relationships with students and their parents. Frank is an online portal with tools that help students apply for and negotiate financial aid, enroll in online courses and find scholarships.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.7 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
target: Frank
Frank is the leading platform connecting students to financial aid at colleges they'll love. They help students apply for FAFSA in under 5 minutes, match students with scholarships and provide emergency aid all in one place.
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announced 9/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., will acquire The Infatuation

synopsis: J.P. Morgan Chase will be buying The Infatuation, a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation, and the owner of restaurant review guide Zagat.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.7 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
target: The Infatuation
The Infatuation is a website, app, newsletter, and recommendation platform designed to help people find the perfect restaurant for every situation. They operate out of New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Washington DC, Austin, and more.
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closed 7/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., acquired Tavisca Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: The American multinational investment bank and financial services holding company, JPMorgan is to acquire Pune-based technology platform for travel loyalty solutions Tavisca. They are constantly transforming the way brands engage, thank, and reward their most loyal customers.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.7 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
target: Tavisca Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Tavisca, a cxLoyalty Technology Platform empowers the world’s leading customer engagement and loyalty programs. They are constantly transforming the way brands engage, thank, and reward their most loyal customers.
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announced 6/30/2021 via PR Newswire

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., will acquire OpenInvest

synopsis: J.P. Morgan has entered into an agreement to acquire OpenInvest, a leading financial technology company that helps financial professionals customize and report on values-based investments.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.7 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
target: OpenInvest
OpenInvest is a leading financial technology company that helps financial professionals customize and report on values-based investments.
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closed 6/18/2021 via Reuters

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., acquired Nutmeg

synopsis: JPMorgan Chase, a leading global financial services firm, has bought British digital wealth manager Nutmeg as part of the U.S. bank's expansion into the UK retail banking and investment market. Nutmeg provides online investment management services and helps build and manage the portfolio of its clients.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.7 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
target: Nutmeg
Nutmeg provides online investment management services and helps build and manage the portfolio of its clients. They assist their clients in taking various investment decisions that are related to equities, corporate bonds, gilts, and gold.
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announced 12/28/2020 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: JPMorgan Chase & Co. is to acquire the Global Loyalty business of cxLoyalty Group Holdings. The deal includes cxLoyalty’s leading technology platforms, full-service travel agency, gift card, merchandise, and points bank businesses.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.2 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
seller: cxLoyalty Group, Inc. (OTCPK:AFGR:$954.00)
cxLoyalty is a leading loyalty and customer engagement solutions company servicing 70 million consumers. The deal includes cxLoyalty’s leading technology platforms, full-service travel agency, gift card, merchandise, and points bank businesses.
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closed 8/25/2020 via BusinessWire

ConsenSys, acquired Quorum Engineering

synopsis: ConsenSys, an industry-leading blockchain software company, announced the acquisition of Quorum®, an enterprise-variant of the Ethereum blockchain developed by J.P. Morgan. Quorum is an open source blockchain platform that combines the innovation of the public Ethereum community with enhancements to support enterprise needs.
buyer: ConsenSys
ConsenSys is a global blockchain company. The company builds blockchain developer tools that have been adopted across the Ethereum ecosystem. ConsenSys incubates and accelerates Ethereum startups that are launching products across a variety of industries, from finance to supply chain to law. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: Quorum Engineering
Based on Ethereum, Quorum is an open source blockchain platform that combines the innovation of the public Ethereum community with enhancements to support enterprise needs. Businesses can rely on Quorum to provide the enterprise-grade networks they need to unlock value with blockchain.
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J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., acquired InstaMed

synopsis: As part of its efforts to accelerate its activity in the payments processing space, JPMorgan Chase has purchased healthcare payments technology company InstaMed. InstaMed has developed a cloud-based platform to coordinate bill payments between providers, insurers and patients.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.7 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
target: InstaMed
InstaMed is healthcare’s most trusted payments network, connecting providers, payers and consumers on one platform. The InstaMed Network connects over two-thirds of the market and processes tens of billions of dollars in healthcare payments annually.
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closed 12/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Chase, acquired WePay

synopsis: JPMorgan Chase & Co., a leading global financial services firm, announced it has completed the acquisition of WePay, a platform payments company that provides a payments API as well as payment, risk and support products and services to software and platform companies.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Chase
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chase serves nearly half of America’s households with a range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing."
target: WePay
WePay is a platform payments company that provides a payments API as well as payment, risk and support products and services to software and platform companies. They do payments for software and platforms, that’s all they do and they do it better than anyone else.
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announced 3/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Chase, will purchase Payments Technology from Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX)

synopsis: JPMorgan Chase has agreed to acquire MCX’s payments technology to help expand Chase Pay, the mobile and digital wallet for Chase customers. MCX, a network of America’s largest merchants, was the launch partner for Chase Pay. Chase executives wanted to acquire the technology to use in lieu of building separate technology to serve non-MCX members.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Chase
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chase serves nearly half of America’s households with a range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing."
seller: Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX)
Merchant Customer Exchange's (MCX) payments technology is a mobile payment service launched by big-ticket US retailers. The system utilizes a smartphone app and digital wallet. MCX payments technology also lets MCX members seamlessly connect to Chase Pay.
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closed 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

Markit Group Ltd., purchased systems integration software from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

synopsis: Markit, a leading global provider of financial information services, announced it has acquired systems integration software developed by J.P. Morgan. Markit will make the software available to sellside and buyside institutions seeking to integrate with major systems used in the syndicated loan market, including agent servicing platforms and more.
buyer: Markit Group Ltd. (MRKT:$1,129.70)
Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. They provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Their customers include banks, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. "
seller: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
J.P. Morgan's systems integration software will be available to sellside and buyside institutions seeking to integrate with major systems used in the syndicated loan market, including agent servicing platforms and Markit's trade settlement services.
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closed 11/6/2015 via BusinessWire

One Equity Partners, acquired 3M Library Systems

synopsis: One Equity Partners Capital Advisors L.P., a partnership passionate for compelling business ideas that create synergies and growth, acquired 3M North American Library Systems and completed acquiring the remaining 3M Library Systems, a circulation management solution to customers.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: One Equity Partners
One Equity Partners (OEP) is a leading middle-market private equity firm with $3.5 billion under management. OEP focuses on investing in family, carve-out and platform companies with a mission of expanding those companies with growth capital and through add-on mergers. "
target parent: 3M
target: 3M Library Systems
3M Library Systems business delivers circulation management solutions to library customers with on-premise hardware and software, maintenance and service, and an emerging cloud-based digital lending platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/26/2015 via PR Newswire

Givex Corporation, will purchase Gift Card Business from Chase Paymentech Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Givex, a global provider of cloud based data processing services, announced that it has agreed to acquire Chase Paymentech's gift card business. Chase Paymentech is a leading provider of payment processing and merchant acquiring. Chase Paymentech gift card clients will be seamlessly and securely transitioned to Givex servers.
buyer: Givex Corporation
Givex is a technology company offering clients a global reach with cost-effective gift card, omni-channel loyalty, analytics, stored value tickets, and cloud-based POS systems. Their core distinction is taking on the task of managing all aspects of the transaction. "
seller parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
seller: Chase Paymentech Solutions, LLC
Chase Paymentech's gift card business allows merchants to customize gift card designs online and order them.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Gracenote, Inc., acquired Baseline StudioSystems

synopsis: Gracenote announced it has acquired Baseline, a provider of film and television information and services. Baseline's industry-leading database deepens Gracenote's existing video metadata by adding detailed, descriptive information about movies and TV productions to power next generation TV and video experiences for viewers.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks. "
target parent: Hollywood Media Corporation
target: Baseline StudioSystems
Baseline StudioSystems is the premier licensor and syndicator of film and TV entertainment data and associated applications to professionals in the film, television, media and financial sectors.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Tribune Digital Ventures, acquired What's-ON

synopsis: Tribune Digital Ventures, the technology and innovation arm of Tribune Company, announced it has acquired What's-ON, a leading television search and Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data provider for India and the Middle East.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Digital Ventures
Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV) was launched in 2013 as a stand-alone unit of Tribune Company. It is responsible for the creation, design, and development of digital products and services that leverage the company's content and data, and extend the reach of its distribution platform. "
target: What's-ON
What's-ON is a leading television search and Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data provider for India and the Middle East. Today, What's-ON delivers data for more than 1,600 TV channels and helps power more than 50 million set-top boxes through the region's top cable and IPTV services.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Tribune Publishing, acquired McClatchy Tribune Information Services

synopsis: Tribune Publishing and McClatchy Company announced that, through one of its subsidiaries, Tribune Publishing has acquired McClatchy's 50% ownership stake in McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT Direct), the news and information business operated as a joint venture of both companies.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Publishing (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
Tribune is a multimedia company operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. "
target parent: The McClatchy Company
target: McClatchy Tribune Information Services
The McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT Direct) provides news stories, feature articles, photos, graphics, illustrations, caricatures, themed content packages and paginated products. MCT is also a major provider of content to online information services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Baltimore Sun, purchased 2 Newspapers from Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC

synopsis: The Baltimore Sun Media Group has acquired Capital-Gazette Communications and Landmark Community Newspapers of Maryland from Landmark Media Enterprises LLC, a move that will bring two major community newspapers and their affiliates under the Sun’s purview.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: The Baltimore Sun
The Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG) publishes The Baltimore Sun and baltimoresun.com. In print and online, BSMG reaches 1.1 million readers each week in the Baltimore area, making it the region's most widely read source of news and information. BSMG is owned by Tribune Corporation. "
seller: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
Landmark Media Enterprises owns and operates Capital-Gazette Communications, which publishes The Capital, the Maryland Gazette, Crofton-West County Gazette, among others; and Landmark Community Newspapers of Maryland, which includes the Carroll County Times, Community Times, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 4/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Tribune Digital Ventures, will acquire TV by the Numbers

synopsis: Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV), the technology and innovation arm of Tribune Company, announced it has agreed to acquire TV by the Numbers, a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. TDV is also re-launching its entertainment website Zap2it.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Tribune Digital Ventures
Tribune Digital Ventures (TDV) was launched in 2013 as a stand-alone unit of Tribune Company. It is responsible for the creation, design, and development of digital products and services that leverage the company's content and data, and extend the reach of its distribution platform. "
target: TV by the Numbers
TV by the Numbers is a leading research and editorial resource dedicated to the analysis of TV ratings data and network programming news from Hollywood. TV by the Numbers features deep analysis of TV ratings and share data, and unique editorial coverage of show renewals and cancellations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 3/19/2014 via Company Press Release

The Hartford Courant, will acquire The Reminder Press

synopsis: The Hartford Courant announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire Reminder Media Inc., publisher of 15 free weekly ReminderNews publications in eastern and northern Connecticut. The sale also includes four annual community directories.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: The Hartford Courant
The Hartford Courant seeks to provide the news Connecticut needs, reported faithfully and fully, with respect for all and favor to none. They strive to be authoritative and insightful, to inform and to delight. "
target: The Reminder Press
Reminder Media Inc. is the publisher of 15 free weekly ReminderNews publications in eastern and northern Connecticut. The Reminder is a reader friendly, easy to use, magazine style publication. They publish local community news, features and photos in 15 separate local editions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/5/2013 via GlobeNewswire

The Berry Company, LLC, purchased Black Book Directories from The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: The Berry Company, a local leads provider serving small and medium sized businesses for over a century has acquired the Black Book directories from the Baltimore Sun.
buyer parent: TBC Holdings I, Inc.
buyer: The Berry Company, LLC
The Berry Company, LLC is a provider of local search and marketing solutions, generating leads for its advertising clients and enabling consumers to efficiently find the products and services they need. Berry serves approximately 170,000 advertising clients throughout the US. "
seller parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
seller: The Baltimore Sun
The Black Book Directories are published in Howard County, Maryland.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Airwallex, acquired UniCard Solution Limited

synopsis: Airwallex, a global fintech platform, announced it has completed the acquisition of UniCard Solution Limited, a provider of one-stop secured money transfer solutions for businesses and individual customers.
buyer: Airwallex
Airwallex, based in Hong Kong, is offering a global financial cloud to empower businesses to grow without borders, providing a one-stop shop for payments, collections, FX, cards and other value-add solutions for SMEs, and an API for larger businesses requiring customization. "
target: UniCard Solution Limited
UniCard, based in Hong Kong, offers one-stop secured money transfer solutions for businesses and individual customers. Their customer's money is always protected by them. Constantly, they are building alliances with banking and processing partners to provide customers with preferred operations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Future FinTech Group Inc., will acquire Spondula

synopsis: Future FinTech Group Inc., a leading blockchain technology R&D and application company based in China, will acquire a 51% stake in Spondula, a global banking and money transfer platform that serves both individuals and businesses. Spondula's mobile app allows users to seamlessly pay anyone and instantly receive payments from anywhere globally.
buyer: Future FinTech Group Inc. (FTFT:$0.85)
Future FinTech Group Inc. (FTFT) is a leading blockchain technology R&D and application company based in China. FTFT's operations include a blockchain-based online shopping mall platform, a cross-border e-commerce platform, and an incubator for blockchain based application projects. "
target: Spondula
Spondula is a global banking and money transfer platform that serves both individuals and businesses. Spondula offers free accounts and private banking services. Their mobile app allows users to seamlessly pay anyone and instantly receive payments from anywhere globally.
price ($mm)
$3.06*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Morgan Stanley, acquired E-Trade Financial Corp.

synopsis: Morgan Stanley has acquired E*TRADE, a leading financial services company. The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more.
buyer: Morgan Stanley (MS:$45,415.00)
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals. "
target: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more.
price ($mm)
$13,132
rev ($mm)
$2,937
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Speqta AB, will acquire Eone Oy

synopsis: Speqta AB (publ), a performance marketing company in Sweden, will acquire Eone Oy, a Finnish fintech company. Eone operates Rahalaitos.fi, Finland’s largest online loan brokerage platform. Rahalaitos.fi allows users to easily apply for private loans, car loans and business loans.
buyer: Speqta AB (OM:SPEQT:$10.29)
Speqta is a performance marketing company in Sweden. Speqta is a digital media house that owns and operates a leading international advertising network as well as several digital products and services within the performance-based marketing of e-commerce stores. "
target: Eone Oy
Eone is a Finnish fintech company. Eone operates Rahalaitos.fi, Finland’s largest online loan brokerage platform. Rahalaitos.fi allows users to easily apply for private loans, car loans and business loans. Their platform competes with up to 25 loan providers to offer their users the best loan offer.
price ($mm)
$26
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

CurrencyFair Ltd, acquired Convoy Payments

synopsis: CurrencyFair, a provider of International Money Transfer services, has acquired Hong Kong based, Convoy Payments Limited, a subsidiary of Convoy Global Holdings Limited. Convoy Payments Limited is a licensed money service operator (MSO), regulated in Hong Kong capable of performing money exchange and remittance business.
buyer: CurrencyFair Ltd
CurrencyFair is a provider of International Money Transfer services to consumers and businesses worldwide. Send money with a better exchange rate and avoid excessive fees. They are based in Dublin, Ireland. "
target parent: Convoy Financial
target: Convoy Payments
Established in 2016, Convoy Payments Limited is a licensed money service operator (MSO), regulated in Hong Kong capable of performing money exchange and remittance business.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

FAIRFX Group Plc, will acquire Q Money Limited

synopsis: FairFX Group Plc, the low cost multicurrency payments service, has announced that it has agreed to acquire the entire issued ordinary share capital of Q Money Limited with its associated e-money licence. Q Money Limited offers digital business banking services.
buyer: FAIRFX Group Plc (AIM:FFX:$824.35)
FAIRFX is an international payment services provider, offering services to customers in the UK since 2007. "
target: Q Money Limited
Q Money Limited offers digital business banking services.
price ($mm)
$0.52
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Escrow.com, Inc., acquired Escrow Angel Pty Ltd

synopsis: Escrow.com, the leading licensed and independent online escrow service, announced the acquisition of Australian online escrow service Escrow Angel and its automotive brand Protecti. Escrow Angel was founded by Simon Lenton back in 2012, and operated in Australia.
buyer parent: Freelancer Ltd
buyer: Escrow.com, Inc.
Escrow.com reduces the risk of fraud by acting as a trusted third-party that collects, holds and only disperses funds when both Buyers and Sellers are satisfied. "
target: Escrow Angel Pty Ltd
Escrow Angel is a privately owned company based in Sydney, Australia. They have established themselves as the leading provider of online escrow and transaction management services in Australia and beyond.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/17/2016 via Market Wire

Blockchain Tech LTD, will acquire XapCash

synopsis: BTL GROUP LTD.announced that it has entered into a binding letter of intent with Xapcash Technologies Inc. to complete a business combination. XapCash is an innovative remittance company that streamlines worldwide money transfers by dramatically improving upon existing Pre and Post-Fund Remittance Models with the use of Blockchain Technologies.
buyer: Blockchain Tech LTD (TSXV:BTL:$0.00)
BTL is a technology company whose current business is focused on developing blockchain technologies to disrupt and transform existing industries. Technology is developed in-house and through BTL's incubator and accelerator programs, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. "
target: XapCash
XAPCASH is an innovative remittance company that streamlines worldwide money transfers by dramatically improving upon existing Pre and Post-Fund Remittance Models with the use of Blockchain Technologies.
price ($mm)
$0.11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/21/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Euronet Worldwide, Inc., acquired HiFX

synopsis: Euronet Worldwide, Inc., a leading global electronic payments provider and distributor, announced it has completed the acquisition of U.K.-based HiFX, a fast-growing provider of online initiated international payments and foreign exchange services.
buyer: Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (EEFT:$2,491.89)
Euronet Worldwide is an industry leader in processing secure electronic financial transactions. The Company offers payment and transaction processing solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. "
target: HiFX
HiFX is one of the largest and best known international money transfer specialists in the U.K. and Australasia with a reputation for consistently offering highly competitive, bank-beating exchange rates to both private individuals and businesses alike.
price ($mm)
$169
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
13.3x
announced 6/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Ready Financial Group, Inc. will be merged with AccountNow, Inc.,

synopsis: Jim Jones, CEO of AccountNow, Inc., announced that the AccountNow Board of Directors has approved a merger with Ready Financial Group, Inc., Nampa, Idaho. Ready Financial Group builds and markets general purpose and special purpose debit card products for consumers and commercial customers.
buyer: AccountNow, Inc.
AccountNow, Inc., San Ramon, California, has rapidly grown its reloadable consumer prepaid debit card business, to more than $2 billion dollars in annual transaction volume, by offering features and benefits traditionally reserved for customers with banking relationships. "
target: Ready Financial Group, Inc.
Ready Financial Group, Inc. builds and markets general purpose and special purpose debit card products for consumers and commercial customers. The company was formed in 2007, and its principals previously had responsibilities for Capital One card marketing and collection programs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/7/2010 via PR Newswire

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., acquired iPay Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., a leading provider of integrated technology solutions and data processing services for financial institutions, announced that it has closed the transaction initiated to acquire iPay Technologies. iPay currently operates as the largest independent electronic bill pay provider in the United States.
buyer: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY:$1,714.10)
Jack Henry & Associates is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions are marketed and supported through three primary brands: Jack Henry Banking, Symitar and ProfitStars. "
target: iPay Technologies, LLC
iPay Technologies provides online bill payment solutions and unmatched service to more banks and credit unions than any other bill payment provider. That includes more than half of the nation's credit unions and nearly 40 percent of the nation's community banks that use bill payment software.
price ($mm)
$301
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
6.6x
EV / EBITDA
16.4x
closed 2/11/2010 via Company Press Release

Barclays PLC, purchased Italian Credit Card Business from Citi

synopsis: Barclays has agreed to acquire the Italian credit card business of Citibank International Bank plc. Over time, Barclays intends to rebrand the acquired credit cards with its global Barclaycard brand.
buyer: Barclays PLC (LSE:BARC:$25,009.44)
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and corporate banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. "
seller: Citi (C:$63,902.00)
Citi is the most complete financial partner to corporations, financial institutions, institutional investors and governments in the world. Citi also provides a broad range of financial products and services to individuals through brand names including Citi Smith Barney, Citibank, and Banamex.
price ($mm)
$295
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

Muthoot Pappachan Group, acquired Paymatrix

synopsis: The Muthoot Pappachan Group, one of India’s leading Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC), has acquired a 54% stake in Paymatrix, an online payments platform in India. Paymatrix enables individuals and businesses to pay all their expenses and bills online using their credit card.
buyer: Muthoot Pappachan Group
The Muthoot Pappachan Group is one of India’s leading Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC). Muthoot offers various financial services though their flagship company, Muthoot FinCorp. They provide services for gold loans, home loans, small business loans, insurance, money transfer and more. "
target: Paymatrix
Paymatrix is an online payments platform in India. Paymatrix enables individuals and businesses to better manage cash-crunches and unanticipated expenses by facilitating short-term credit. Their platform allows users to pay all their expenses and bills online using their credit card.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/28/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Worldline, will acquire Cardlink

synopsis: Worldline, a global leader in the payments industry, is to acquire 92.5% of the share capital of Cardlink, the leading Network Services Provider in Greece. Cardlink operates more than 260,000 devices providing fast and secure services to merchants and consumers in their day to day payment transactions.
buyer: Worldline (PA:WLN.AS:$3,348.93)
Worldline is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. "
target: Cardlink
Cardlink was founded in 2004 and is the largest Network Service Provider in Greece. Cardlink operates more than 260,000 devices providing fast and secure services to merchants and consumers in their day to day payment transactions.
price ($mm)
$175*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire Wameja Ltd.

synopsis: Mastercard Inc., through its subsidiary Burst Acquisition Co. Pty. Ltd., is to acquire Wameja, a joint venture partner of the HomeSend global payment hub. HomeSend enables cross-border transfer between bank accounts, cards, mobile wallets, or cash outlets from anywhere in the world.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,640.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard's global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments, and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: Wameja Ltd.
Wameja and Mastercard are joint venture partners of the HomeSend global payment hub. HomeSend enables cross-border transfer between bank accounts, cards, mobile wallets, or cash outlets from anywhere in the world.
price ($mm)[EV]
$129 [$125]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

PagSeguro, acquired Wirecard Brazil S.A

synopsis: Following a scandal of tampered accounting books, the dismantling of German Wirecard’s global operations has begun. PagSeguro announced it has acquired Wirecard’s operations in Brazil. Wirecard is the global leader in innovation for digital financial technology.
buyer: PagSeguro
PagSeguro is an online or mobile payment-based e-commerce service for commercial operations. As a company owned by the Folha/UOL Group – the Brazilian internet leader – PagSeguro operates as an issuer, acquirer and offers digital accounts. "
target parent: Wirecard AG
target: Wirecard Brazil S.A
Wirecard is the global leader in innovation for digital financial technology. As one of the world’s fastest growing digital platforms in the area of financial commerce, it provides businesses and end customers alike with a constantly expanding ecosystem of real-time value-added services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Merpay, will acquire Origami Inc.

synopsis: Tokyo-based Merpay, the mobile payments unit of community-based shopping app Mercari, has reached an agreement to acquire all shares in rival Origami, a Tokyo-based start up offering a mobile shopping experience which bridges online and offline.
buyer parent: Mercari
buyer: Merpay
Tokyo-based Merpay is the mobile payments unit of community-based shopping app Mercari. "
target: Origami Inc.
Origami is a Tokyo-based start up offering a mobile shopping experience which bridges online and offline. Origami offers a mobile payments platform which allows retailers to connect, communicate and market to new and existing customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$21,454.00)
PayPal’s digital payments platform gives active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in powerful ways, whether online, on mobile, in app, or in person. PayPal creates ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. "
target: GoPay
Founded in January 2011, GoPay (Guofubao Information Technology Co., Ltd.) is a technology and financial comprehensive service platform based on third-party payment. Guofubao now has online payment products, mobile payment products and financial services for B2B/B2C.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Visa, Inc., acquired Earthport plc

synopsis: Visa Inc. announced it has acquired control of Earthport, a company that provides cross-border payment services to banks, money transfer service providers and businesses via the world’s largest independent ACH network.
buyer: Visa, Inc. (V:$21,354.00)
Visa Inc. is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. "
target: Earthport plc (EPCUF.PK:$42.04)
Earthport provides cross-border payment services to banks, money transfer service providers and businesses via the world’s largest independent ACH network. Customers gain new levels of predictability, transparency and cost-efficiency without intermediary deductions or landing fees.
price ($mm)[EV]
$296 [$266]
rev ($mm)
$41
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Worldpay Group merged with FIS,

synopsis: FIS, a global provider dedicated to financial technology solutions, has acquired Worldpay, Inc., creating a global leader in technology and solutions for merchants, banks, and capital markets. Worldpay is a leading payments technology company with a unique capability to power global omni-commerce.
buyer parent: Fidelity National Financial
buyer: FIS (FIS:$9,241.00)
FIS is a global provider dedicated to financial technology solutions. FIS software, services, consulting and outsourcing solutions are focused on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, trade enablement, transaction processing and record-keeping."
target: Worldpay Group (WP:$4,044.70)
Worldpay is a leading payments technology company with unique capability to power global omni-commerce. With an integrated technology platform, Worldpay offers a comprehensive suite of products and services, delivered globally through a single provider.
price ($mm)[EV]
$35,170 [$42,869]
rev ($mm)
$3,925
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,548
EV / rev
11.0x
EV / EBITDA
28.0x

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Ticker: SEHK:2318
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ping An Insurance Group
Ping An Insurance Group
Ping An Insurance Group is one of China’s largest financial conglomerates. Ping An Insurance offers all kinds of insurance products, including travel, family, accident, corporate, health, life, and property insurance. They also offer services for loans, credit cards, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$159,378.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$31,223.54
EBIT ($mm)
$30,150.45
Net Income ($mm)
$18,493.28
Employees
376900
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Ticker: JPM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational banking corporation of securities, investments and retail. It is a major provider of financial services, with assets of $2.4 trillion and according to Forbes magazine is the world's second largest public company based on a composite ranking.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$128,646.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$47,827.00
Employees
260110
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Ticker: C
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Citigroup
Citigroup
Citi's mission is to serve as a trusted partner to their clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Their core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$63,902.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$15,501.00
Employees
215000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:BNP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas provides a range of banking and financial services worldwide. Its retail banking business offers current accounts and structured solutions in the areas of corporate financing and asset management; various banking, financial, and insurance products and services; and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$48,518.08
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$9,118.99
Employees
192092
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Ticker: TSX:MFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manulife
Manulife
Manulife is a leading financial services group with operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Manulife's international network of employees, agents and distribution partners offers financial protection and wealth management products and services.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$44,261.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,661.97
EBIT ($mm)
$4,275.68
Net Income ($mm)
$2,758.63
Employees
28000
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Ticker: AXP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Express Company
American Express Company
The American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, insurance and international banking.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$34,260.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$4,072.00
Employees
64000
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Ticker: SWX:UBSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UBS AG
UBS AG provides a range of financial services, including advisory services, underwriting, financing, market making, asset management, brokerage and retail banking on a global level. Its financial businesses are organized into three Business Groups and the Corporate Center.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$30,778.77
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,882.03
Employees
60326
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Société Générale
Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial solidity and a strategy of sustainable growth. Their objective: to be the leading relationship-focused bank, a reference in its markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$28,618.06
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,480.32
Employees
147000
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Ticker: DB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deutsche Bank AG
Deutsche Bank AG
Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a substantial private clients franchise. Its businesses are mutually reinforcing. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$28,395.35
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,605.94
Employees
83797
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Ticker: SLF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sun Life Financial Inc.
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate clients.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$26,356.07
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,305.63
Employees
14260
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Ticker: LSE:BARC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barclays PLC
Barclays PLC
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs 147,500 people.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$25,009.44
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,106.41
Employees
79900
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Ticker: V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visa, Inc.
Visa, Inc.
Visa, Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$21,354.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$14,397.00
EBIT ($mm)
$13,606.00
Net Income ($mm)
$10,662.00
Employees
20500
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Ticker: CS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Credit Suisse Group AG
Credit Suisse Group AG
Credit Suisse provides its clients with investment banking, private banking and asset management services worldwide. Credit Suisse offers advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$21,321.43
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
45560
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Ticker: TSX:BMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BMO Financial Group
BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group serves more than 10 million personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers in North America and internationally.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$18,680.79
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$4,370.56
Employees
45513
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Ticker: BIT:ISP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
Intesa Sanpaolo is the leading banking group in Italy, with approximately 4,400 branches and 11.9 million customers. Intesa Sanpaolo is a leader in Italy in all business sectors ( retail, corporate and wealth management ).
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$17,734.40
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$5,158.59
Employees
96892
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