Pierce Corporate Finance Supports Client, PAYA Group On Acquisition

Pierce Corporate Finance supports client, PAYA Group, on its acquisition of Interactive Transaction Solutions Limited

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PAYA Group, an award-winning independent provider of card processing solutions to businesses and charities, has acquired Interactive Transaction Solutions Limited (ITS) as part of plans to grow the Group and expand its service offering.

Paya Group, based in Northampton, acquired West Sussex-based ITS for an undisclosed sum.

The Corporate finance and tax teams at Pierce, led by Kevin Steven and Dominic Ball, provided lead advisory and diligence support throughout.

Funding for the transaction was provided by ThinCats and legal advice was provided by Holly Threlfall and Justin Wilson, of Franklins Solicitors LLP.

Kevin Steven, corporate finance director at Pierce said: “We’re delighted to have supported a longstanding client of the firm which will allow them to expand their service offering to new and existing customers”.

Bill Thompson, CEO of PAYA Group, said “we are delighted to announce the acquisition of ITS, a business that has built a fantastic reputation in the market. The group will benefit through its valuable technology-based payment gateway, which will provide an opportunity to build out our customer base even further. We are thrilled that we will be able to leverage the synergies to the benefit of our clients, giving assurance to customers that we will be there to deliver service in the long term.”

Holly Threlfall, Associate Partner at Franklins Solicitors LLP said: “it was a pleasure to be instructed along with my colleague Justin Wilson by PAYA in terms of this acquisition and it was great to see the acquisition complete, which will help our client’s business expand and grow in the coming years.”

PAYA Group trades under a common identity across the PayaCardServices, PayaCharity, LibertyPay, and QixPay brands and offers a wide range of card acceptance solutions, addressing the card processing needs of organisations of all sizes, supported by in-house technology, online applications, and portal customer support facilities.

For information on how the services provided to PAYA Group could benefit your business or find out what other services the Corporate Finance Team can provide, contact us on 01254 688100.

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