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Mergers and Acquisitions

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TSG is actively assisting buyers on their acquisition objectives, and guiding potential sellers on the value of their company through extensive valuation exercises.

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Client Success

We are the go-to M&A advisor to the Payments industry.

  • TSG has completed over 250 valuations of payments companies
  • TSG provides support to firms that have ranged in scale from $1M – $10B+ in transaction assessed value
  • TSG has advised on over 30 acquisition and investment transactions

M&A Services

TSG’s comprehensive suite of solutions are backed by a unique approach of combining payments industry expertise and deep analytics to take clients from start to finish and beyond.

Buy-Side Engagement

In an industry with more buyers than sellers, TSG has perfected a strategy to identify, qualify, and engage prospective owners that may be interested in selling their payments enterprise. TSG provides options to assist buyers in meeting their acquisition objectives.

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Sell-Side Engagement

TSG has a pulse on the market and performs an extensive assessment of value drivers to ensure that potential sellers understand the value of their company in the marketplace – before starting the sales process.

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Valuation and Assessment Services

TSG has completed more than 250 valuations in the last decade. We take a “bottom-up” approach analyzing the minutia of every merchant in the portfolio to access its value accurately.

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Restructuring and Recapitalization

TSG can facilitate strategic exercises to help forge a new path ahead and can help with implementation of a new structure to ultimately maximize the value and performance of the entity.

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Private Equity

TSG can help private equity firms understand the landscape before investing and build a market analysis to determine which investment is the best fit to create the highest ROI. TSG provides investors and financial institutions with the documented valuation information needed to support funding events.

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Payments Incubator & Value Optimization Services

TSG partners with start-ups and established players alike in helping increase the value of the enterprise, with the goal of an exit in mind.

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Learn what makes TSG unique in its approach.

Buy/Sell Consulting Services

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GI Partners on its investment in Rectangle Health
WesBanco in a debit card sponsorship portfolio sale to PB&T Bank
Payroc in the aquisition of Integrity
Clarus in the acquisition of NAMS
Parthenon Capital Partners in the aquisition of NXGEN & Payscape
POS Pros in its sale to Paysafe
Goldman Sachs on their funding event with Newtek
Goldman Sachs on their funding event with Bluefin
Pivotal Payments in the aquisition of Capital
Bregal Sagemount in due diligence support of its investment into Yapstone
Terrapin in its sale to BluePay
Sage in a merchant portfolio purchase from Heartland payment systems
Priority Payment Systems in its merger with Cynergy Data
Mutual of Omaha Bank on the organization of its joint venture with First Data
SIG on their investment in Pay Simple
Cayan in the acquisition of CPS (Card Payment Services)
Shift4 Payments in its sale to Lighthouse Network
Talus Pay in the acquisition of the operation assets of Prolific
Blue Pay in the acquisition of Primax
KeyBank on their joint venture with Elavaon
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We engaged TSG to identify companies that fit our criteria, would allow us to utilize our operational scale, and provide a strategic advantage to drive revenue growth and increase operating margins. This was no small task – researching hundreds of companies, contacting thirty and engaging three to complete a single transaction – but they were persistent in their process.

Scott Cruickshank former CEO at Talus Payments

This transaction highlighted TSG’s expertise in the payments and merchant acquiring space and their leadership position as the “trusted adviser” to the highest tier of payments companies.

Henry Helgeson former CEO/Founder, Cayan

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

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TSG is a business broker and is not in the business of effecting transactions in securities for the account of others. We are not registered as a broker-dealer under federal or state securities laws. Accordingly, TSG does not provide services in connection with any strategic acquisition or other transaction that involves, or may involve, the purchase or sale of securities, including capital stock.