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April 22, 2022

Payments industry M&A deals total $2.4bn globally in March 2022

By Verdict Staff

Total payments industry M&A deals worth $2.4bn were announced globally in March 2022, led by Shift4 Payments’ $575m acquisition of Finaro, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 151.8% over the previous month of $941.16m and a drop of 45.3% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $4.33bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $1.49bn. At the country level, the China topped the list in terms of deal value at $1.32bn.

In terms of volumes, Asia-Pacific emerged as the top region for payments industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then North America.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in March 2022 was the US with seven deals, followed by the Uruguay with two and Japan with two.

In 2022, as of March, payments M&A deals worth $3.94bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 100.4% year on year.

payments industry M&A deals in March 2022: Top deals

The top five M&A deals accounted for 43.9% of the overall value during March 2022.

The combined value of the top five payments M&A deals stood at $1.04bn, against the overall value of $2.4bn recorded for the month.

The top five payments industry M&A deals of March 2022 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Shift4 Payments $575m acquisition deal with Finaro

2) The $161.7m acquisition of Catapult Ventures by Asia Pacific Strategic Investments

3) Hometown Financial Group $146.5m acquisition deal with Randolph Bancorp

4) The $144.83m acquisition of Instabank by Lunar Way

5) Sichuan Sinco Biotech $10.45m acquisition deal with Deyang Yisida Biotech

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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