Standard Banks takes over mobile payments player Firepay

South African financial services giant Standard Bank has taken a majority stake in regional mobile payments player Firepay.

Softbank looks to sell Snapdeal’s FreeCharge for less than 50%

Japanese web giant and investor SoftBank is reportedly in talks to sell Snapdeal-owned mobile wallet FreeCharge for as little as $150m to $200m.

Blackhawk Network to be acquired by pair of PE firms in $3.5bn deal

Blackhawk Network Holdings is set to be acquired by Silver Lake and P2 Capital Partners in a deal worth $3.5bn.

Paytm acquires India-based personal finance platform Balance.Tech

Paytm has acquired fellow Indian FinTech company Balance.Tech, a developer of personal finance solutions.

IG Group buys exchange market research portal DailyFX for $40m

Online trading platform IG Group is acquiring news and research portal DailyFX from foreign exchange market broker FXCM.

LSE agrees to $27bn deal for Blackstone-backed Refinitiv

London Stock Exchange Group has agreed to buy Refinitiv in a $27bn deal with a Blackstone-led consortium and Thomas Reuters.

Symantec acquires Appthority to boost mobile security capabilities

Cybersecurity software provider Symantec Corp has acquired Appthority, a provider of mobile application security analysis.

PINTEC said to file for $70m IPO on NASDAQ

PINTEC, a FinTech solution developer, has reportedly filed a $70m IPO on the Nasdaq.

Sea completes $575m convertible senior notes sale

Asia-based digital services provider Sea has completed its convertible senior notes offering on $575m.

Nordic Capital acquires online payment provider Trustly from Bridgepoint

Trustly, a European online payments provider, has been acquired by Nordic Capital, in an undisclosed deal.

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