Nilson Report

Issue 1217 | Apr 2022

FEATURED COMPANIES

Companies featured in this issue include:

Latin America’s Global General Purpose Cards Reach 1 Billion

Latin America Spending, Transactions and Cards by Brand 

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions in Latin America 2001-2021

Second 50 Largest Visa/Mastercard Credit Card Issuers

BNPL Deals Since January 2021—Mergers & Acquisitions 

BNPL Deals Since January 2021—Corporate Financing

Investments & Acquisitions—March 2022

BNPL Deals Since January 2021

Between January 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022 there were 67 mergers, acquisitions and corporate financing transactions involving buy now, pay later companies. All 67 deals are identified on pages 10 and 11. The five largest are listed here.

1. Afterpay, $29.00 billion
acquired by Block (formerly Square)
2. Paidy, $2.70 billion
acquired by PayPal
3. Klarna, $1.64 billion
in funding
4. Atome, $900.0 million
in funding
5. Scalapay, $545.0 million
in funding

Full access to the BNPL Deals Since January 2021 is available when you subscribe to the Nilson Report.

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POSTED APR 18, 2022 | PRINT

Supply Problems Continue for Chip Payment Cards

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Since the first quarter of 2020, multiple factors have contributed to shortages in the availability of EMV-compliant microprocessor chips and a concurrent increase in prices for finished credit, debit and prepaid cards delivered to issuers worldwide. In 2021, card manufacturers received between 10% and 15% fewer chips from...

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