Study: M&A activity in retail mobile payments rises

Greenwich, Conn. – Merger and acquisition (M&A) dealflow in the retail mobile payment sector has risen 500% between 2009 and 2013, while investment dealflow has grown 300%. According to data from Mooreland Partners, a mid-market investment bank specializing in technology deals, there were 232 M&A deals in this sector from 2009-213, and 259 from 1999-2013.

In addition, deals of less than $500 million have grown in the past three years, while use of handhelds for mobile POS are expected to see a 380% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2013-2017. Mooreland data also shows that POS change will be accelerated by the Europay, Mastercard Visa (EMV) chip-based card payment liability deadline of October 2015 and the end-of-life of Windows XP. And as retailers upgrade POS, they are seeking seamless “omnichannel” solutions.


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