Last updated on September 7th, 2022 at 01:36 pm
Paysafe is a leading specialised payments platform. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, and online cash solutions.
With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualised transactional volume of over US $120 billion in 2021, and approximately 3,500 employees located in 10+ countries, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 100 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments.
Profile of Paysafe Limited
Paysafe Limited was incorporated by PGHL under the laws of Bermuda on November 23, 2020 for the purpose of effectuating the Transaction. Prior to the Transaction, Paysafe Limited had no material assets and did not operate any businesses. The Transaction resulted in Paysafe Limited acquiring, and becoming the successor to, the Accounting Predecessor.
Simultaneously, it completed the combination with the public shell company, FTAC, with an exchange of the shares and warrants issued by Paysafe Limited for those of FTAC. The Transaction was accounted for as a capital reorganization followed by the combination with FTAC, which was treated as a recapitalization. Following the Transaction, both the Accounting Predecessor and FTAC are indirect wholly owned subsidiaries of Paysafe Limited.
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Paysafe is a leading, global pioneer in digital commerce with over $122 billion in volume processed in 2021 and $101 billion processed in 2020, generating $1.5 billion and $1.4 billion in revenue in 2021 and 2020, respectively.
The company specialized, integrated payments platform offers the full spectrum of payment solutions ranging from credit and debit card processing to digital wallet, eCash and real-time banking solutions. The combination of this breadth of solutions, sophisticated risk management and our deep regulatory expertise and deep industry knowledge across specialized verticals enables us to empower 14 million active users in more than 120 countries and over 250,000 SMBs to conduct secure and friction-less commerce across online, mobile, in-app and in-store channels.
The company also provide digital commerce solutions for specialized industry verticals, including iGaming (which encompasses a broad selection of online betting related to sports, e-sports, fantasy sports, poker and other casino games), gaming, digital goods, cryptocurrencies, travel and financial services, as well as US Acquiring solutions for SMBs and direct marketing clients.
Digital Commerce represented approximately $837 million, or 56%, of our revenue and US Acquiring represented approximately $650 million, or 44%, of our revenue for the year ended December 31, 2021.
The company believe that an increasing percentage of digital commerce around the world is becoming too complex for traditional retail payment services, many of which still use legacy business processes and technologies that were developed 10 or more years ago to address an earlier generation of eCommerce. These legacy platforms lack the specialized functionality, sophisticated risk management and robust regulatory compliance infrastructures required to address this large and fast-growing area of the market.
- A Global Stored-Value Digital Wallet Solution—that enables users to upload, store, withdraw, pay and send funds from a branded, or embedded, virtual account that can transact in over 15 languages and over 40 currencies and is integrated with close to 100 alternative payment methods, or APMs, from around the world;
- An eCash Network—that enables users to transform cash at over 700,000 locations across 50 countries into a proprietary digital currency accessed by a mobile app, a virtual account or a user code and used for online gaming, video games, mobile commerce, or in-app purchases; and
- An Independent Merchant Acquiring Solution in the United States—that enables SMBs to conduct eCommerce, software-integrated commerce and in-store commerce more effectively by utilizing our single API, proprietary gateway, data tokenization, risk management and fraud tools and over 150 integrated software vendor (“ISV”) integrations to process credit card, debit card and APM services seamlessly.
Paysafe Limited was originally incorporated as an exempted limited company under the laws of Bermuda on November 23, 2020 for purposes of acquiring Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II (“FTAC”). FTAC was originally incorporated in the State of Delaware on July 15, 2020 as a special purpose acquisition company for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar transaction with one or more businesses. FTAC completed its Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) in August 2020.
On December 7, 2020, Paysafe Limited, FTAC, Merger Sub Inc., (a Delaware corporation and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Paysafe Limited, herein referred to as “Merger Sub”), Paysafe Bermuda Holding LLC (a Bermuda exempted limited liability company and direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Paysafe Limited, herein referred to as “LLC”), Pi Jersey Holdco 1.5 Limited (a private limited company incorporated under the laws of Jersey, Channel Islands on November 17, 2017, herein referred to as
“Legacy Paysafe” or “Accounting Predecessor”), and Paysafe Group Holdings Limited (a private limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales, herein referred to as “PGHL”), entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger which was consummated on March 30, 2021.
Prior to the Transaction, Legacy Paysafe was a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Paysafe Group Holdings Limited and was primarily owned by funds advised by affiliates of CVC Capital Partners (such funds collectively, “CVC”) and The Blackstone Group Inc. (“Blackstone”).
This ownership was through the ultimate parent entity, Pi Jersey Topco Limited (“Topco” or the “Ultimate Parent”), who directly wholly owns PGHL. As a result of the Transaction, Legacy Paysafe is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. Subsequent to the Transaction, Topco, CVC and Blackstone retain ownership in the Company.
Paysafe is a global leader in iGaming payment services, which encompasses a broad selection of online sports betting, esports, fantasy sports, poker and other casino games. This vertical is highly regulated and requires significant technology development and compliance infrastructure to facilitate cross-border commerce and the penetration of new markets, such as the United States and Latin America, which are opening due to favorable secular and regulatory trends and the increasing use of
smartphones as a primary interface.
Paysafe already serves around 1,500 operators across global iGaming market. As a global leader, Paysafe launched its iGaming services in Canada in 2010 and the United States in 2013. Paysafe is a global leader in payments services to eSports, console games and multi-player online games.
The company eCash solution, paysafecard, has established itself as a top payment method in gaming and we support payments across the leading gaming merchants, including Sony PlayStation, Xbox, Google Play, Stadia, Samsung, Huawei, Steam, Wargaming.net, Riot Games, Roblox, Twitch, EPIC Games, Ubisoft, Mojang, Innogames, Facebook, Activision Blizzard and others.
Paysafecard enables these gaming merchants to accept eCash payments, resulting in higher conversion rates and new customer acquisition, which comes from a customer segment untapped by the conventional payment options. Based on the success of our eCash services, we have also begun to cross-sell digital Wallet and Integrated & eCommerce Solutions (“IES”) to some of these gaming merchants, increasing the continuity of our relationships.
Paysafe is a global leader in eCommerce payment services. The company support numerous eCommerce platforms and online marketplaces to enable them to accept various payments inside of their ecosystems. The company Skrill digital wallet supports a wide range of eCommerce platforms, including Shopify, Wix, Magento, WooCommerce, and PrestaShop.
For example, The company enable users to load funds onto their Amazon account via Paysafecash, allowing them to pay for goods and services using cash at one of 200,000 participating locations: company also enable paysafecard users to pay for content and services on across various Google platforms in over 16 countries, such as the Google Play Store, YouTube and Stadia, and have enabled the push-provisioning of our Skrill prepaid and NET+ cards into Google Pay.