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Private Equity Investments in Payment Processing Companies

The Private Equity Info database shows 38 private equity-owned platform companies in the payment processing (and related) sector. Private equity firms have made 7 new platform investments in payment processing companies thus far in 2018 (shown below).

2018 Payment Processing Platform Investments

Banking Circle (Hellerup, Denmark) | EQT (Stockholm, Sweden)
Banking Circle provides next-generation provider of mission-critical infrastructure for cross border payment processing.

Ant Financial (Hangzhou, China) | Silver Lake Partners (Menlo Park, CA)
Ant Financial is a fintech platform company, with businesses spanning across payment processing, consumer and SME lending, wealth management, insurance, credit rating, and other financial technology services.

FrontStream (Cambridge, MA) | Marlin Equity Partners (Hermosa Beach, CA)
FrontStream is a provider of software and payment processing solutions for non-profit fundraising and corporate giving.

BitPay (Atlanta, GA) | Delta-v Capital (Boulder, CO)
BitPay is in blockchain payment processing. BitPay’s platform provides tools for secure blockchain payment acceptance, storage, and spending. Its suite of open source products facilitates cross-border payments for businesses and empowers consumers to manage digital assets with the BitPay Wallet and BitPay Card.

FastSpring (Santa Barbara, CA) | Accel-KKR (Menlo Park, CA)
FastSpring is a subscription-based platform for powering digital commerce connecting buyers and sellers across the globe and offers payment processing, recurring billing and other value-added modules to enable more efficient global commerce of digital products.

Property Brands (Knoxville, TN) | Insight Venture Partners (New York, NY)
Property Brands is a product and service provider in the property management industry. The company provides a suite of best-in-class SaaS solutions that includes accounting, CRM, rent payment processing, background screening, and renters insurance software products.

ABC Financial (Sherwood, AR) | Thoma Bravo (Chicago, IL), New Heights Capital (New York, NY), Northwood Ventures (New York, NY)
ABC Financial is a software and billing provider for the health and fitness industry. Its comprehensive software services include payment processing systems and advanced health club management tools, such as DataTrak, that allow gym owners and managers to track and manage memberships, member and employee schedules, other human resource functions and inventory control.