10:08 uur 21-10-2019

Ebury doet belangrijke acquisitie

  • Ebury, een van Europa’s grootste fintechs, voltooit zijn allereerste acquisitie, om de groei te versnellen
  • Na de onlangs aangekondigde bankpartnerschappen met SACE Simest en Unicaja Banco, investeert Ebury in technologieën die de automatisering van treasury en internationale betalingsfuncties zullen versnellen
  • De internationale specialist voor loonbetalingen, Frontierpay, breidt de mogelijkheden van Ebury uit op het gebied van technologieën die internationale betalingen voor het MKB automatiseren

LONDEN-(BUSINESS WIRE)- Ebury, een van Europa’s grootste fintech bedrijven, is verheugd de eerste overname aan te kondigen: Frontierpay, een internationale leverancier van loonbetalingen met kantoren in het Verenigd Koninkrijk en Singapore.

Ebury’s strategie

Het snelgroeiende Ebury heeft de payroll payments activiteiten overgenomen als onderdeel van haar uitgebreide technologie-investeringsprogramma.

De overname maakt deel uit van de bredere strategie van Ebury om te investeren in technologieën die de automatisering van internationale betalingsprocessen zullen helpen versnellen, waarbij de overname zich specifiek richt op de financiële en treasury-functies van middelgrote ondernemingen.

Ebury Makes Landmark Acquisition

  • Ebury, one of Europe’s largest fintechs, completes its first ever acquisition, as it looks to accelerate growth
  • Following recently announced banking partnerships with SACE Simest and Unicaja Banco, Ebury is investing in technologies that will accelerate the automation of treasury and international payments functions
  • International payroll payments specialist, Frontierpay, expands Ebury’s capabilities in technologies that automate international payments for SMEs

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ebury, one of Europe’s largest fintech companies, is pleased to announce its first acquisition: Frontierpay, an international payroll payments provider with offices in the UK and Singapore.

Ebury’s strategy

Fast-growing Ebury, has acquired the payroll payments business as part of its expanded technology investment programme.

The acquisition forms part of Ebury’s broader strategy to invest in technologies that will help accelerate the automation of international payment processes, specifically targeting those within finance and treasury functions of mid-market corporates.

In addition to payments Ebury is investing in technologies that improve the global trade process for SMEs including FX and currency hedging, international cash management and trade finance. It has announced major banking partnerships announced this year with SACE Simest and Unicaja Banco.

Frontierpay acquisition

Frontierpay, which was founded in 2009, delivers cost effective and reliable payroll payments across 180 countries. The payroll business will enhance Ebury’s global trade and transaction banking platform, and accelerate its growth.

With an office in Singapore, the acquisition also extends Ebury’s geographic footprint in the Asia-Pacific region alongside its new Australian office.

[The Asia-Pacific region, where there are approximately 10,000 new SMEs launching each year, is a key target for Ebury, which currently serves c40,000 small and mid-sized companies and institutions around the globe.]

Ebury’s growth

The transaction follows a period of geographic expansion for Ebury, which currently has 25 offices globally in 20 countries.

Juan Lobato, Ebury’s Co-founder and CEO, commented: “I am delighted to announce Ebury’s first acquisition. This transaction comes during a period of change for our business, as we partner with more financial institutions and invest heavily in the technologies that will change the way SMEs trade and make payments internationally.

“We know Frontierpay well so are confident of the product, client and geographic benefits and, most importantly, the cultural fit. The addition of Frontierpay’s founders to our team will complement our entrepreneurial spirit and add valued experience to our team.

“The continued addition of products to Ebury’s core platform demonstrates that as the platform matures, revenue opportunities develop through new service lines as well as geographic expansion. The development of an acquisition strategy will accelerate our growth, as we can reach more clients with more services than ever before. We look forward to another exciting period ahead.”

Owain Walters, CEO of Frontierpay: “This is a significant milestone for our business and we are delighted to be joining a like-minded minded company with a strong cultural alignment. Access to Ebury’s platform and services will allow our already-strong growth rate to accelerate and give our existing clients the benefit of its unique cross-border transaction services, wider geographical coverage and a large dedicated technology team to drive our product development. ”


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