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February 23, 2022

Payments industry M&A deals total $528.7m globally in January 2022

By Carmen

Total payments industry M&A deals worth $528.7m were announced globally in January 2022, led by Zip’s $303.18m acquisition of Sezzle, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 67.8% over the previous month of $1.64bn and a drop of 87.5% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $4.23bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $408.18m. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $408.18m.

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

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

In 2022, as of January, payments M&A deals worth $528.68m were announced globally, marking an increase of 202.9% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 100% of the overall value during January 2022.

The combined value of the top five payments M&A deals stood at $528.65m, against the overall value of $528.7m recorded for the month.

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

1) Zip $303.18m acquisition deal with Sezzle

2) The $105m acquisition of VBit Technologies by Advanced Mining Group

3) Cholamandalam Investment and FinanceLtd $60.62m acquisition deal for 72.1% stake in Payswiff Solutions

4) The $46.27m acquisition of 65% stake in Valbury Securities by KB Securities

5) Tavistock Investments $13.59m acquisition of 21% stake in LEBC Group

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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