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March 24, 2022

Europe’s payments industry saw a drop of 4.76% in deal activity during February 2022

By Carmen

Europe’s payments industry saw a drop of 4.76% in deal activity during February 2022, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by PostePay’s $788.31m acquisition of LIS Holding, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 20 payments industry deals worth $2.4bn were announced for the region in February 2022, against the 12-month average of 21 deals.

Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in February 2022 with 11 transactions, representing a 55% share for the region.

In second place was M&A with eight deals, followed by private equity deals with one transactions, respectively capturing a 40% and 5% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, venture financing was the leading category in Europe’s payments industry with $1bn, while M&A and private equity deals totalled $799.65m and $559.41m, respectively.

Europe payments industry deals in February 2022: Top deals

The top five payments deals accounted for 88.8% of the overall value during February 2022.

The combined value of the top five payments deals stood at $2.1bn, against the overall value of $2.4bn recorded for the month.

The top five payments industry deals of February 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) PostePay $788.31m acquisition deal with LIS Holding

2) The $559.41m private equity of 60% stake in BCC Pay by FSI

3) Deimos Ventures,Fasanara Capital Credit Strategies Fund,Moore Capital Management,Rakesh Gangwal,Tencent Holdings,Tiger Global Management and Willoughby Capital Management $497m venture financing deal with Scalapay

4) The $131.41m venture financing of Alma by Bpifrance Financement,Cathay Innovation ,Eurazeo,GR Capital,Picus Capital,Roosh Ventures,Seaya Ventures and Tencent Holdings

5) Fasanara Capital $120m venture financing deal with ViaBill

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.

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