Takeovers And Buyouts

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FinTech: UK Digital Bank Tandem Acquires Money Sharing App Loop

April 10, 2023

Tandem Bank is working towards becoming the UK’s leading digital and sustainable bank with the acquisition of Loop, a fast-growing money sharing app. Loop offers a platform for borrowing and lending money among friends and family, allowing users to avoid expensive bank overdraft charges. With approximately £12.5 billion being shared informally each year in the UK, and £10 billion of overdrafts outstanding, Loop’s platform has the potential to revolutionize the way people manage their finances.


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FinTech: SoFi Acquires Wyndham Mortgage In All-Cash Transaction

April 5, 2023

SoFi Technologies, a digital financial services company, has announced its acquisition of Wyndham Capital Mortgage, a fintech mortgage lender, in an all-cash deal. Although the deal is not expected to significantly impact SoFi’s 2023 results, it is expected to be accretive within six months.

FinTech: Brazilian Fintech Pismo In Play, Mastercard, Visa Likely Suitors

March 28, 2023

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Visa (NYSE: V), two of the largest payment processing companies in the world, are reportedly in negotiations to purchase Brazilian fintech firm Pismo. The company provides cloud-based payment and banking platforms and is currently valued at around $1 billion. According to sources familiar with the matter, Pismo is working with Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) on a sale, and the interested parties include a bank and private equity funds.

Artificial Intelligence: Accenture Snaps Up India-Headquartered Industrial AI Firm Flutura

March 21, 2023

Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global professional services company, has announced its acquisition of Flutura, an industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company based in Bangalore, India. Flutura specializes in industrial data science services for manufacturers and other capital-intensive organizations.

FinTech: CoreLogic Acquires Digital Mortgage Platform Roostify

March 1, 2023

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a property information and analytics provider, has acquired digital mortgage platform Roostify for an undisclosed amount. The integration of Roostify’s digital lending platform with CoreLogic’s data and analytics suite will allow lenders to access important data on borrowers and properties early in the lending process, resulting in a faster and more efficient customer experience with lower underwriting expenses.

FinTech: Italian Paytech Nexi Buys 80% Of Banco Sabadell’s Merchant Acquiring Business For €280M

February 28, 2023

Italian paytech company Nexi (BIT: NEXI) has acquired an 80% stake in the merchant acquiring business of Banco Sabadell (BME: SAB), the second-largest merchant acquirer in Spain, for €280 million. The transaction reflects an Enterprise Value of 350 €M for 100%. The business is expected to generate an EBITDA of around 30 €M based on 2023 figures, resulting in an implied EV/EBITDA 2023E of ~11.5x.

FinTech: NatWest Group Acquires Cushon, A UK Savings FinTech

February 14, 2023

NatWest Group (LON: NWG) plans to acquire a majority shareholding of 85% in Cushon, a workplace savings and pensions fintech, for £144 million (US$175 million), with the remaining 15% retained by Cushon management.

Artificial Intelligence: Dealmaking – Volvo Invests In Waabi; Bayer Acquires Blackford

January 18, 2023

Volvo eyes Waabi’s autonomous trucking technology. Bayer acquires AI Imaging solutions firm Blackford Analysis. Here are two deals recently entered in the AI space.

FinTech: Canadian Fintech Nuvei To Buy Payments Provider Paya For $1.3B

January 13, 2023

Canadian business payments technology provider Nuvei Corporation (NASDAQ: NVEI) has agreed to acquire Paya Holdings (NASDAQ: PAYA), a provider of integrated payment and commerce solutions in the U.S., for about $1.3 billion in an all-cash transaction.

Venture Capital: Getir Buys Gorillas For $1.2B

December 9, 2022

In a sign of the consolidation sweeping across the rapid delivery sector, Istanbul-based online grocery start-up Getir has acquired German competitor Gorillas in a deal valuing the latter at $1.2 billion. Both participants in the deal managed to weather the tech meltdown that decimated valuations at many smaller grocery apps and led to their closure. Combined, the group is valued at $10 billion.

Digital Assets: Digital Platform Bakkt Acquires Apex Crypto For $200M

November 4, 2022

Digital asset platform Bakkt Holdings (NYSE: BKKT) has acquired Apex Crypto, a turnkey platform for crypto trading, for a maximum purchase price of $200 million. Of this, Bakkt will initially pay $55 million in cash upon the closing, and another $45 million in its stock subject to the achievement of certain financial targets by Apex in the fourth quarter of 2022. Depending upon the achievement of another set of financial targets by 2025, Bakkt may pay an additional $100 million in its stock and seller notes.

FinTech: Cannabis Cloud Commerce Platform Treez Acquires Payments Processor Swifter

November 4, 2022

Treez, an enterprise cloud commerce platform that streamlines retail and supply chain operations within the cannabis market, has acquired Swifter, a YC startup from India that builds ACH APIs for cannabis merchants in the US. Swifter calls itself the “Stripe for Cannabis.” Treez said in a statement that Swifter was an attractive investment given its multi-location operating retail cannabis clients and Y Combinator background.

Artificial Intelligence: Google Acquired Alter, An AI Avatar Startup, Two Months Ago

October 28, 2022

The fact of the Alter acquisition was not made public. TechCrunch reported Thursday that Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) had made a hush-hush acquisition of Alter, an AI avatar startup that helps developers put avatars into games and apps. The transaction, estimated at $100 million, occurred a couple of months ago but was disclosed only now to…

FinTech: BNP Paribas Acquires Kantox, A Currency Risk Management Fintech

October 12, 2022

BNP Paribas (EPA: BNP) announced Tuesday its agreement to acquire Kantox, a leading fintech for automation of currency risk management. Kantox software offers a e-stop-shop, API driven, plug-and-play solution which has emerged as an innovative technology within the B2B cross-border payments sector. Corporates can set up advanced level, automated hedging strategies.

Venture Capital: Massive Payday For Figma Founders As Adobe Makes $20B Offer For The Design Startup

September 15, 2022

Adobe, (NASDAQ: ADBE) announced it will pay about $ 20 billion in cash and stock to acquire Figma, a collaborative design start-up that was valued at $ 10 billion in its last funding round in 2021. Figma creates cloud-based design software that is a competitor to Adobe’s XD program. The payment consideration of $ 20 billion comprises approximately half cash and half stock subject to usual adjustments.

FinTech: JPMorgan Acquires Payments Fintech Renovite

September 12, 2022

J.P. Morgan (NYSE: JPM) has taken another step towards further enhancing its payments technology and to build out its next-generation merchant acquiring platform. The banking giant announced the acquisition of Renovite, a payments fintech offering a high-tech suite of payment solutions, for an undisclosed amount.

FinTech: Jupiter Fund Management Looking To Offload Its 10% Stake In Profitable Digital Bank Starling

September 1, 2022

UK-based Jupiter Fund Management has reportedly asked Citi to find a potential buyer for its 10% holding in Starling Bank, one of the first challenger banks and fintech to become profitable. The stake, said to be worth more than £ 200 million, is held by Jupiter in its UK Mid Cap Fund, as well as other funds.

FinTech: eToro To Acquire Options Trading Platform Gatsby For $50M

August 19, 2022

Social investment network eToro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire options trading platform Gatsby for $50 million. Founded by Co-CEOs and Co-founders Jeff Myers and Ryan Belanger-Saleh in 2018, Gatsby aims for a clientele among younger US investors.

FinTech: Payments Software Provider Global Payments To Acquire EVO Payments For $4B

August 2, 2022

Payments software firm Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) has agreed to acquire payment technology and acquiring solutions firm EVO Payments (NASDAQ: EVOP) for $4 billion in an all-cash transaction valued at $34 per share. The acquisition will allow Global Payments to expand into new territories such as Poland, Germany, Chile, and Greece, as well as scale-up in existing markets, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

FinTech: Wheeling-Dealing In A Tough Market

June 27, 2022

Amidst fears of a recession, job cuts, and down rounds, news of M&A in fintech.

FinTech: Block’s Square Acquires GoParrot For Its Restaurant Platform

May 19, 2022

GoParrot is an all-in-one digital ordering and marketing platform for restaurants. In a Wednesday blog post, Square, which is part of global fintech Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ), announced its acquisition of GoParrot, a digital ordering and marketing platform. GoParrot’s advanced marketing software and platform enable restaurants to easily connect and interact with their customers. However,…

Venture Capital: Shopify Agrees To Buy E-Commerce Logistics Startup Deliverr For $2.1B

May 6, 2022

Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) announced Thursday its agreement to acquire Deliverr, a logistics network and provider of fulfilment technology, for $2.1 billion. The startup, which was founded in 2017, currently delivers over a million orders per month across the US.

FinTech: Banking Giant Truist Acquires Gamified Savings App Long Game

May 3, 2022

Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) has acquired Long Game, a mobile savings gamification app that change how users engage with their bank by using prize-linked savings and casual gaming to motivate smart financial behavior, driving account growth and client retention. The result of a 2019 merger between BB&T and SunTrust, Truist is the sixth-largest bank in the US and has $488 billion of assets. Long Game, founded in 2015, is fintech startup with a team of 12 persons.

Artificial Intelligence: Investment And Acquisition In AI

April 21, 2022

In AI deal-making news, Gupshup, India’s San Francisco -headquartered conversational AI platform made yet another acquisition. It acquired AskSid, a conversational artificial intelligence (AI) provider for eCommerce and retail brands, for an undisclosed amount. Separately, space solutions provider Maxar Technologies made a strategic investment in Blackshark.ai, an AI-powered geospatial analytics services specialist.

FinTech: Brex Acquires Pry Financials For $90M

April 20, 2022

Brex, a startup focusing on startups, has acquired Pry Financials, a financial planning platform that replaces Excel for founders, helping them plan and manage budgets, create hiring plans, build financial models, predict cash runway, and more, for $90 million.