Increasing number of PE investors are acquiring companies in the payments space

Driven by the accelerated growth and optimistic future outlook of non-cash payment industry, increasing number of PE investors are acquiring companies in this space.

In the first two month of 2014, 14 transactions with total disclosed value of $181m took place. 13 were domestic transactions and one was cross border transaction with 12 in US and one each in France, and Malaysia.

Key highlights include deals by PE / VC firms (like HandsOn3 LLC, Union First, and Ardian) of companies in transaction processing, and payment gateways category (including Banctec, MOL AccessPortal, and The Payments Company)

Note: Domestic transactions – Target and bidder companies are from same country; Cross border – Target and bidder companies are from different countries

PE and VC deals in payment industry in January-February 2014

Date Target Target description Target Category Bidder 26/02/2014 Kahuna ...
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