View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Deals Analysis
March 24, 2022

Payments industry M&A deals total $935.3m globally in February 2022

By Carmen

Total payments industry M&A deals worth $935.3m were announced globally in February 2022, led by PostePay’s $788.31m acquisition of LIS Holding, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

  • Embed this chart

    Embed this chart into your website

    Copy and paste the image source into your website to display the chart.

The value marked an increase of 62.7% over the previous month of $574.89m and a drop of 79.8% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $4.64bn.

Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, Europe held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $799.65m. At the country level, the Italy topped the list in terms of deal value at $788.31m.

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 February 2022 was the US with four deals, followed by the Romania with three and Australia with two.

In 2022, as of February, payments M&A deals worth $1.51bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 81.4% year on year.

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

The top five M&A deals accounted for 99.8% of the overall value during February 2022.

The combined value of the top five payments M&A deals stood at $933.19m, against the overall value of $935.3m recorded for the month.

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

1) PostePay $788.31m acquisition deal with LIS Holding

2) The $100m acquisition of First Digital Bank by Fireblocks

3) Everi Holdings $30.41m acquisition deal with Ecash

4) The $11.34m acquisition of Timesafe by Mozaik Investments

5) Japan Exchange Group $3.13m acquisition deal with Digital Asset Markets

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.

Topics in this article:
NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Wednesday.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy


Thank you for subscribing to Electronic Payments International