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September 9, 2021

North America’s payments industry saw a rise of 61.90% in deal activity during July 2021

By Verdict Staff

North America’s payments industry saw a rise of 61.90% in deal activity during July 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Payment Reservations’ $750m acquisition of PayCertify, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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A total of 34 payments industry deals worth $1.4bn were announced for the region in July 2021, against the 12-month average of 21 deals.

Of all the deal types, venture financing saw most activity in July 2021 with 31 transactions, representing a 91.2% share for the region.

In second place was M&A with three deals capturing an 8.8% share of the overall deal activity for the month.

In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in North America’s payments industry with $750m, followed by venture financing deals totalled $596.18m.

North America payments industry deals in July 2021: Top deals

The top five payments deals accounted for 73.9% of the overall value during July 2021.

The combined value of the top five payments deals stood at $995m, against the overall value of $1.4bn recorded for the month.

The top five payments industry deals of July 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) PayCertify $750m acquisition deal with Payment Reservations

2) The $75m venture financing of MobileCoin by Future Ventures and General Catalyst Partners

3) Eco $60m venture financing deal with a16zcrypto,Activant Capital Group,L Catterton Management,Lightspeed Management Company,LionTree Partners and Valor Equity Partners

4) Pay with Privacy $60m venture financing deal with Bessemer Venture Partners,Commerce Ventures Management,Exor S.N (USA),Index Ventures (US),Rainfall Ventures,Stripes and Tusk Venture Partners

5) The $50m venture financing of PayStand by Industrious Ventures,King River Capital,NewView Capital,Opportunity Fund III and Transform Capital

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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