J.P. Morgan to Acquire a Stake in Viva Wallet
J.P. Morgan (NYSE: JPM) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Viva Wallet Holdings Software Development S.A. (Viva Wallet), a leading European cloud-based payments fintech company, and its existing shareholders to acquire an ownership stake of approximately 49 percent, subject to regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“We are very excited to make a strategic investment in Viva Wallet to support their vision to empower new growth and payments innovation targeted at European small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and middle market merchant services clients,” said Takis Georgakopoulos, Global Head of J.P. Morgan Payments. “The European payments landscape is fragmented yet large in terms of opportunity, with more than 17 million merchants1 ready to implement scalable payments solutions and this is a big focus area for added growth for J.P. Morgan Payments in the future.”
Founded in 2000, Viva Wallet is headquartered in Athens, Greece, and focuses on serving SMBs in 23 countries. The company built a proprietary, cloud-based payments platform that is able to offer a broad array of value added services to merchants including tap to device technology, merchant cash advance, bill pay, expense management, virtual debit card issuance, cash disbursement, gift cards and loyalty.
“Viva Wallet’s mission is to change the way businesses pay and get paid in Europe with cutting edge technology, unprecedented agility and in-depth knowledge of the European payments landscape,” said Haris Karonis, CEO & co-founder, Viva Wallet. “This strategic investment from J.P. Morgan’s Payments business will enable us to complete the build out of our vision to deliver fully localized payments and transactions services to SMBs across Europe.”
J.P. Morgan’s Payments business is focused on growing its omnichannel merchant acquiring capabilities offered to European SMBs. The strategic investment in Viva Wallet is a natural fit for J.P. Morgan’s Payments business – which combines corporate treasury services, trade finance, card and merchant services capabilities – to deliver an integrated payments experience to clients across the economy. The business recently unveiled its brand for SMB payments, Chase Payment Solutions, in the US and the strategic investment in Viva Wallet will set the stage to develop future international products and services across European SMBs.
“J.P. Morgan’s strategic investment in Viva Wallet signifies our confidence in their technology and team who already offer a holistic omnichannel merchant acquiring capability across Europe and better serve SMBs,” said Max Neukirchen, Global Head of Payments & Commerce Solutions, J.P. Morgan.
The strategic investment in Viva Wallet is further evidence of J.P. Morgan’s Payments business’ commitment to better serving global and European clients and comes on the heels of the firm’s recent announcement to enter into a strategic partnership with Volkswagen Financial Services AG, with plans to acquire a controlling interest of close to 75% in the car manufacturer’s payments platform, subject to regulatory approvals.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to J.P. Morgan and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Karatzas & Partners served as legal advisors. Jefferies served as exclusive financial advisor to Viva Wallet and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP served as legal advisor.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading financial services firm based in the United States of America (“U.S.”), with operations worldwide. JPMorgan Chase had $3.7 trillion in assets and $294.1 billion in stockholders’ equity as of December 31, 2021. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management. Under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands, the Firm serves millions of customers in the U.S. and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients globally. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com
About Viva Wallet
Viva Wallet is the first European entirely cloud-based Neobank with offices in 23 European Countries. Created to change the way businesses pay and get paid, Viva Wallet offers businesses of all sizes acceptance of offline and online payments through innovative solutions, such as Tap To device app that turns any mobile into a card terminal and the Smart Checkout solution, an adaptive checkout page. Additionally, Viva Wallet offers business accounts with local IBAN and virtual debit card issuing. Information about Viva Wallet is available at www.vivawallet.com
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
+1 (212) 270-1719
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Takeda and Seagen to Highlight ADCETRIS ® Combination Data Showing Statistically Significant Improvement in Overall Survival (OS) for Patients with Advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma26.5.2022 23:25:00 CEST | Press release
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502) and Seagen Inc., (NASDAQ:SGEN) today announced that overall survival (OS) data from the Phase 3 ECHELON-1 clinical trial of an ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin) plus chemotherapy combination will be presented in an oral session at the 59th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting on Friday, June 3, 2022, 1:00-4:00 PM CT, and at the 27th European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Meeting on Friday, June 10, 2022, 11:30 – 12:45 CEST. “The longer-term follow-up data from the ECHELON-1 trial have significant clinical importance, as this trial represents one of only two frontline randomized studies in advanced stage Hodgkin lymphoma that shows an overall survival advantage for the experimental arm,” said Stephen Ansell, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, and ECHELON-1 study investigator. “These results clearly show that the addition of brentuximab vedotin to chemotherapy improves the long-term outcome of patients and the combination
Ipsen: ASCO 2022: New Cabometyx ® Data Show Encouraging Results in Monotherapy and in Combination Across Different Tumor Types Including Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer26.5.2022 23:00:00 CEST | Press release
Regulatory News: Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced encouraging data to be presented for the multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), Cabometyx® (cabozantinib), across a range of cancer types at this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (ASCO 2022) to be held on 3-7 June. Data presentations will include findings in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as well as established indications of advanced renal cell carcinoma and radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RAI-R DTC). These data show that the therapeutic potential of Cabometyx as a key treatment option in a broad range of tumors is continuing to be realized. Updated outcomes from the multicenter Phase Ib COSMIC-021 trial evaluating the combination of Cabometyx plus atezolizumab in an expanded patient population in metastatic NSCLC demonstrate encouraging clinical activity with manageable toxicity in people previously treated with an immune checkpoint inhib
New Better Dispensing Videos from Nordson EFD Explain Jetting Technology and How to Choose the Right Solution26.5.2022 19:00:00 CEST | Press release
Nordson EFD, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN) and leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, introduces a new Better Dispensing™ How-To Video series. These three highly educational videos presented by EFD application specialist, Tom Muccino, provide best practices for choosing between contact dispensing and non-contact (jet) dispensing, and how to select the best jetting valve for a manufacturing application. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220510006079/en/ xQR41 Series MicroDot™ needle valve (left) and PICO Pµlse XP jet valve (right). (Photo: Business Wire) “One of the main differences is that with jetting, your valve never touches the surface of the part. Instead, your fluid “flies” or “jets” out of the valve, which is above the part,” Muccino explains in the first video. “This makes jetting perfect for fragile or complex parts.” Nordson EFD provides a wide range of contact and non-contact (jet
Medisca Drives Worldwide Access to Thyroid through Distribution License with SUANFARMA26.5.2022 18:17:00 CEST | Press release
On March 16, 2022, Medisca, a global supplier of pharmaceutical ingredients and equipment, entered into an exclusive agreement with SUANFARMA, a European-based manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceutical ingredients, for the global supply and distribution of Thyroid Powder, USP, by leveraging its exclusive partnership with pharmaceutical manufacturer, Sichuan Deebio Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (Deebio). “Partnering with Deebio in June 2021 was a huge milestone for the pharmaceutical compounding industry as it allowed us to secure and stabilize the supply of high quality Thyroid Powder for the US market,” said Panagiota Danopoulos, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy & Innovation at Medisca. “After going to market, we immediately realized that the demand for Thyroid Powder extended outside of our usual distribution channels to compounding pharmacies,” continued Danopoulos. “And we had the capacity to upscale supply to make this critical ingredient accessible to various markets, chan
Merck to Present Latest Research From Oncology Portfolio at ASCO 202226.5.2022 18:00:00 CEST | Press release
Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced the latest research representing the Company’s innovative oncology portfolio has been accepted for presentation at this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 3-7, 2022. Data encompass Company-sponsored, investigator-sponsored, and external collaboration studies. Abstracts to be shared at the meeting include data for the Company’s licensed medicines BAVENCIO® (avelumab), TEPMETKO® (tepotinib) and ERBITUX® (cetuximab), and its oncology pipeline. The presentations span key tumor types including advanced urothelial carcinoma (UC), advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC), and head and neck cancer (SCCHN). “We look forward to coming together with the scientific community at ASCO 2022, where we will share the latest data from our portfolio, which demonstrate our determination to make a real difference in the lives of