Visa Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial ServicesCompany

Visa has acquired 14 companies, including 9 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 3 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (36%) and information technology (29%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Visa

Visa, Inc.

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

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries. Visa was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 6 - 1 4 1 2 14
vol $26.2B $2.0B $28.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Currency Cloud Ltd. 2021-07-22 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.currencycloud.com
Tink AB 2021-06-24 2.0B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.tink.com
YellowPepper 2020-10-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Miami, Florida · www.yellowpepper.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
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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

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Financial Services 5 (36%) 26.1B (92%) - -
Information Technology 4 (29%) 2.1B (8%) - -
Internet Software and Services 2 (14%) - - -
Software 2 (14%) - - -
Semiconductors 1 (7%) - - -
Total 14 $28.2B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 2.2B - -
  California 5 2.2B - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
United Kingdom 4 23.9B - -
Germany 1 - - -
South Africa 1 110M - -
Sweden 1 2.0B - -
Domestic 7 (50%) 2.2B (8%) - -
Cross-border 7 (50%) 26.0B (92%) - -
Total 14 $28.2B - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $27.9B
$100M to $1B 2 $300M
TOTAL $28.2B
Largest Visa Europe Ltd.
$23.9B (2015-11-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
2 (14%)
Strategic(s)
7%
1 (7%)

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