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TSG (The Strawhecker Group) supports the global payments industry through a unique combination of industry expertise and deep analytics, helping clients make informed decisions from start to finish and beyond.

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Company Highlights

1000 + clients, from Fortune 500 leaders to more than a dozen of the world’s most valuable brands

40 + of the top 50 merchant acquirers served, including 9 of the top 10

250 + payments company valuations completed; as well as 30+ buy/sell/investment advisements

400 + Completed 400+ analyses on the global payments landscape in the last few years

4 M AIM Platform: Credit and debit-card data on nearly 4M small and enterprise merchants in over 250 industries

62 % GEM Platform: Performance analytics on gateways that handle more than 62% of all eCommerce traffic in North America

Inform every decision with TSG

TSG is a globally recognized analytics and consulting firm that supports the entire payments ecosystem, serving over 1,000 clients from Fortune 500 leaders to more than a dozen of the world’s most valuable brands. Trusted by industry leaders, TSG’s strategic solutions, market intelligence, and analytics merge to empower clients with actionable and accessible information.

Who We Are

TSG’s team is passionate about payments and is focused on all aspects of the industry – from technology, operations, and M&A to competitive intelligence and analytics.

  • Associates average over 20 years of industry experience with several holding key leadership roles
  • TSG’s team has early roots in international payments projects and has completed onsite projects for clients in six continents
  • Team members help the industry evolve by participating in leading industry association activities, including the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) and the Merchant Acquiring Committee (MAC)

Our Solutions

TSG’s specialized approach provides direction, tools, and strategies that empower clients to achieve their goals now.

Management Consulting

Market Intelligence

Profitability and Financial (AIM)

Technology and Performance (GEM)

Mergers and Acquisitions

Who We Work With

TSG consults the entire payments ecosystem and has worked on large-scale projects for the world’s most prominent payment players.

Payment Service Providers (PSPs)

Card Networks

The Investment Community

Financial Institutions




I have worked with the TSG Team for the past decade and recommend them due to their sophisticated insights of the Payments industry, deep experience in all facets of merchant acceptance, as well as for their unique data analytics capabilities.

Jeffrey Sloan Retired CEO of Global Payments Inc.

Whether at Bank of America or U.S. Bank-Elavon, I actively used solutions and consultancy from TSG. I’ve seen the benefit for what TSG has to offer.

Guy Harris Former Head of Merchant Services at Bank of America

Audits are rarely fun, but working with TSG was a fantastic experience. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that our program is better today than when we started the audit. Thank you for allowing us to tap into your payments wisdom!

Anush Amiryants SVP Payments Solutions, Commercial Bank of California

Utilizing TSG was the key first step in going to market with our company. TSG’s detailed approach to valuing and assessing Main Street Softworks prepared us for the rigors of due diligence.

Darryl Wright CEO, Monetra

TSG proved to be a valuable partner in the strategic decision process, and saw the value we have built though our unique portfolio and ISV relationships.

Andrew Caine President, CPS

I use AIM to benchmark our company KPIs for the board on a quarterly basis.

CFO at Top 10 U.S. Merchant Acquirer

The AIM product unequivocally provided us the insight that allowed us to better manage our merchant portfolio. As a direct result of utilizing AIM data to benchmark and adjust strategies, the value of our company increased over 5%.

CFO at Top U.S. Merchant Acquirer

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