Visa Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial Services Company

Visa has acquired 12 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Visa’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Visa Europe for $23.9B. Visa has acquired in 2 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (42%) and information technology (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Visa, Inc.

PO Box 8999,
San Francisco, California 94128
United States,
(650) 432-3200
www.usa.visa.com

Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries. Visa was founded in 2007 and is based in San Francisco, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 5 1 - 1 4 1 12
vol $26.2B $5.3B $31.5B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Plaid Inc. 2020-01-13 5.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.plaid.com
Payworks GmbH 2019-07-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Munich, Germany · www.payworks.com
Verifi, Inc. 2019-06-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.verifi.com
Rambus, Inc. - Token Services and Ticketing Businesses 2019-06-25 - Divestiture
, California
Earthport PLC 2019-05-08 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.earthport.com
Fraedom UK Ltd. 2018-02-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.fraedom.com
CardinalCommerce Corp. 2016-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Mentor, Ohio · www.cardinalcommerce.com
Visa Europe Ltd. 2015-11-02 23.9B EUR Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.visaeurope.com
TrialPay 2015-02-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California
Fundamo 2011-06-09 110M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cape Town, South Africa · www.fundamo.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Earthport PLC 2019-05-08 Earthport FX Ltd. 2020-02-04 1
London, United Kingdom · www.earthport.com London, United Kingdom · www.earthport-fx.com
CyberSource Corporation    - Authorize.Net Holdings, Inc. 2007-06-18 1
Mountain View, California · www.cybersource.com American Fork, Utah · www.authorize.net
Visa U.S.A., Inc.    - Vital Processing Services LLC 1996-01-01 1
Foster City, California · www.usa.visa.com Tempe, Arizona · www.vitalps.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Financial Services 5 (42%) 26.1B (83%) - -
Information Technology 2 (17%) 110M (< 1%) - -
Internet Software and Services 2 (17%) 5.3B (17%) - -
Software 2 (17%) - - -
Semiconductors 1 (8%) - - -
Total 12 $31.5B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 7.5B - -
  California 6 7.5B - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
United Kingdom 3 23.9B - -
Germany 1 - - -
South Africa 1 110M - -
Domestic 7 (58%) 7.5B (24%) - -
Cross-border 5 (42%) 24.0B (76%) - -
Total 12 $31.5B - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $31.2B
$100M to $1B 2 $300M
TOTAL $31.5B
Largest Visa Europe Ltd.
$23.9B (2015-11-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%

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