M&A Deals

eNett International Signs Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by WEX

eNett International, a leading provider of integrated B2B payment solutions for the travel industry, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a leading financial technology service provider.  The transaction also includes the acquisition of Optal, a shareholder of eNett and the primary issuer of eNett payments. Read more »

RS2 Acquires KALICOM Liebers Zahlungssysteme KG

RS2 Group, a global payments processing and technology provider, announced the closing of its acquisition of KALICOM Liebers Zahlungssysteme KG, one of the most successful commercial network operators for electronic, card-based payment systems in Germany.  The acquisition follows the groups announcement to enter the merchant direct acquiring business and represents along with the earlier announced foundation of RS2 Financial Services GmbH. Read more »

Visa Acquires Plaid

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Plaid, a network that makes it easy for people to securely connect their financial accounts to the apps they use to manage their financial lives. Visa will pay total purchase consideration of $5.3 billion to acquire Plaid. Read more »

ClearCourse acquires market leading CRM and technology consultancy Hart Square

ClearCourse ( or “the Group”), a group of innovative technology companies providing digital services, work-flow solutions, and payments capabilities to the membership, events & bookings, sports & lifestyle and healthcare sectors, today announces its acquisition of Hart Square (“the Company”). Hart Square provides specialist Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and digital consultancy services for charities, not-for-profits (NFP) and... more Read more »

Nets acquires Finnish payment technology providers Poplatek and Poplapay

Today, Nets, a leader in the payments industry, announces its acquisition of Finnish software developer Poplatek, together with its spin-off company Poplapay that provides payment terminal services in Finland. The acquisitions will further strengthen Nets’ group-wide payment application capabilities and offerings within payment terminal services. Read more »

Coupa Acquires Travel Price Optimization Leader Yapta

Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a leader in Business Spend Management (BSM), has acquired travel price optimization leader Yapta. The acquisition enables Coupa to deliver more value across BSM by empowering companies to achieve greater savings in a significant spend category, Travel & Expense (T&E). Based in Seattle and led by travel industry veterans, Yapta monitors airfare and hotel prices in real time and sends instant savings alerts... more Read more »

Appian Acquires Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Company

Appian today announced the acquisition of Novayre Solutions SL, developer of the Jidoka RPA platform. Jidoka is currently the highest-rated RPA software on Gartner Peer Insights (>50 reviews). The acquisition makes Appian a one-stop shop for Automation, with best-in-class solutions for workflow, AI, and RPA. Read more »

Commerzbank acquires comdirect equity stake and holds more than 90 percent of comdirect

Commerzbank AG will acquire an equity stake in comdirect bank Aktiengesellschaft ("comdirect") from institutional investor Petrus Advisers Ltd. through its subsidiary Commerzbank Inlandsbanken Holding GmbH. The purchase price has not been disclosed. Read more »

Nordea to acquire SG Finans

Nordea has entered into an agreement with Société Générale to acquire all shares in SG Finans AS (“SG Finans”) and intends to combine the business with Nordea’s pan-Nordic finance company, Nordea Finance. SG Finans is a Norwegian domiciled subsidiary of Société Générale and provides equipment finance and factoring solutions. SG Finans has 360 employees and operates in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Read more »

Acronis Acquires 5nine to Add Unified Cloud Management and Security Tools to its Solution Portfolio for Managed Service Providers

Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced the acquisition of 5nine, a global provider of Microsoft Hyper-V and Azure cloud management and security solutions. As part of the agreement, 5nine will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Acronis. Read more »

CEO of Yolt moves across ING after four years of building award winning open banking scale-up

Today Yolt announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Frank Jan Risseeuw, will leave the company after building the brand from an innovation concept to the market leading, award-winning personal finance app, available in three markets in Europe. In his new role, Frank Jan will move to Madrid to lead another of ING’s ambitious change programmes, which will include integrating four of ING’s Retail countries into a new scalable banking platform. Read more »

Pareto Capital Acquires Crescita Investment Managers.

Mumbai-based Pareto Capital, which is in the business of Investment Banking, Investor Relations advisory and Asset Management, have ventured into PMS business by acquiring equity stake in Crescita Investment Management Private Limited. Crescita Investment Management, founded in 2016 by an industry veteran Vijay Sarda, is a PMS firm that offers Portfolio Management Service, Investment Advisory Services to High Net Worth individuals (HNIs), Ultra... more Read more »

Avaloq completes the acquisition of Derivative Partners

Avaloq, the leading cloud platform and service provider for banks, wealth managers and investment firms, has successfully closed the acquisition of Zurich-based Derivative Partners AG, the number one independent information and data provider for structured products and derivatives in Switzerland. The deal was first announced in July this year. Derivative Partners will continue to operate as an organizational entity, with all staff retained.... more Read more »

SIA: CDP Equity and FSIA complete the acquisition of the stakes of F2i, HAT, Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit

CDP Equity and FSIA Investimenti, a company held 70% by FSI Investimenti (in turn controlled by CDP Equity with a 77% stake) and 30% by Poste Italiane, has today concluded the acquisition of the shareholdings in SIA, the payment systems company, of F2i, HAT, Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit. Read more »

CSI Group Acquires Data Protection Specialist Tectrade

Managed Cloud and Security Enterprise Performance Partner, CSI Group, has today acquired Tectrade, a leading provider of data protection and risk management solutions. The acquisition will further strengthen CSI’s cloud services offering, enabling it to offer its clients advanced data protection capabilities, and allow the Group to expand into the USA. Read more »

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