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