Visa - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Visa M&A Summary

Visa has acquired 16 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 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 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (32%) and information technology (32%).

Visa Business Overview

Where is Visa headquartered?

Visa is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

What is Visa’s revenue?

Visa disclosed revenue of 29,310M USD for 2022 and 24,105M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Visa have?

Visa has 20,500 employees.

What sector is Visa in?

Visa is a financial services company.

When was Visa founded?

Visa was founded in 1958.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

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 based in San Francisco, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 11 1 2 - 2 - 16
vol $26.2B $2.0B $1.0B $29.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Prosa 2023-12-15 - Add-on Acquisition
México, Mexico · www.prosamexico.mx
Pismo Solucoes Tecnologicas Ltda 2023-06-28 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Sao Paulo, Brazil · www.pismo.io
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
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Financial Services 5 (31%) 26.1B (89%) - -
Information Technology 5 (31%) 2.1B (7%) - -
Internet Software and Services 3 (19%) 1.0B (3%) - -
Software 2 (13%) - - -
Semiconductors 1 (6%) - - -
Total 16 $29.2B - -

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 - -
Brazil 1 1.0B - -
Germany 1 - - -
Mexico 1 - - -
South Africa 1 110M - -
Sweden 1 2.0B - -
Domestic 7 (44%) 2.2B (7%) - -
Cross-border 9 (56%) 27.0B (93%) - -
Total 16 $29.2B - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $28.9B
$100M to $1B 2 $300M
TOTAL $29.2B
Largest Visa Europe Ltd.
$23.9B (2015-11-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
3 (19%)
Strategic(s)
6%
1 (6%)

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