Madison Dearborn Partners buys MoneyGram for $1.8bn

Chicago-based private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners has acquired MoneyGram International, a digital P2P payments company, in a $1.8bn deal.

Moody’s Corporation purchases pair of RegTech companies

Moody’s Corporation has acquired compliance automation platform PassFort and is set to purchase 360kompany, an onboarding technology developer.

TransUnion to bolster identity capabilities in $3.1bn acquisition

TransUnion, which claims to foster trust between consumers and organisations, has stepped up its efforts around identification verification with $3.1bn acquisition of Neustar.

Next Insurance doubles its valuation to $4bn after fresh investment

InsurTech unicorn Next Insurance has doubled its valuation to $4bn, following the close of a new $250m investment round.

Providence Equity Partners acquires Node4 from Bowmark Captial

UK-based private equity firm Bowmark Capital has sold its stake in IT infrastructure developer Node4 to US investor Providence Equity Partners.

Atos has completed its acquisition of Motiv ICT Security

Managed security service provider Atos has completed its acquisition of Dutch cybersecurity company Motiv ICT Security.

TransferWise rebrands to Wise as it eyes IPO

UK FinTech giant TransferWise has renamed itself to Wise as the company is preparing to go public.

SentinelOne acquires Scalyr in $155m deal

Cybersecurity scaleup SentinelOne has acquired logging startup Scalyr in a deal worth $155m in stock and cash.

Future FinTech Group closes direct offering to the tune of $15m

E-commerce venture Future FinTech Group has closed the registered direct offering of three million share of its common stock at a purchase price of $5.00 per share on January 13, 2021.

Affirm’s stocks soar on first day of trading and pave way for massive growth...

Affirm began trading on the Nasdaq on Wednesday with its shares jumping by more than 100% in the first day, laying the groundwork for huge growth in the buy now pay later space.

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How can merchant payments firms navigate the European regulatory landscape?

With a central bank digital currency (CBDC) anticipated to be launched in Europe soon, it is becoming increasingly important that merchants can prepare to accept such a currency.

41% of first-time investors in UK see crypto as most important asset

Two-fifths (41%) of first-time investors in the UK see cryptocurrencies as the most important asset to have, according to new research from BrokerChooser.

How to maintain effective supervision in a remote world

With a huge chunk of the global workforce now working through a remote or hybrid working model, new challenges are arising for firms to maintain effective supervision.

Payment platform Amaryllis lands Series B

Amaryllis Payment Solutions, which provides a payment facilitation platform, has raised $10m in Series B funding.

The Zebra and MediaAlpha extend partnership

MediaAlpha, a customer acquisition marketplace for the insurance industry, has extended its agreement with The Zebra, an insurance comparison site.

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