Total payments industry M&A deals worth $288.1m were announced globally in September 2022, led by Access PaySuite’s $172.49m acquisition of Pay360, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 25.8% over the previous month of $388.33m and a drop of 86.01% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $2.06bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $236.8m. At the country level, the UK topped the list in terms of deal value at $173.89m.

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

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in September 2022 was the US with seven deals, followed by the UK with three and Argentina with two.

In 2022, as of September, payments M&A deals worth $13.04bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 75.3% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 99.1% of the overall value during September 2022.

The combined value of the top five payments M&A deals stood at $285.4m, against the overall value of $288.1m recorded for the month.

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

1) Access PaySuite’s $172.49m acquisition deal with Pay360

2) The $61.25m acquisition of Byjuno and Intrum Finance Service by Cembra Money Bank

3) Fiserv’s $26m acquisition deal with The LR2 Group

4) The $24m asset transaction of Global Payroll Gateway by Banc of California

5) Hedef Girisim Sermayesi Yatirim Ortakligi and Hedef Holding’s $1.66m acquisition deal for 60% stake in Vepara