SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced today that it has
completed its acquisition of iZettle for approximately $2.2 billion USD.
This transaction builds on PayPal's strong set of products and services
for small businesses and is intended to help accelerate growth and
deliver a seamless commerce experience for merchants.
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Left to right: Jacob de Geer, co-founder and CEO of iZettle, and Bill Ready, chief operating officer of PayPal. (Photo: Business Wire)
"We're thrilled to welcome the iZettle team to the PayPal family and are
excited to expand the ways we serve our small business customers," said
Bill Ready, chief operating officer, PayPal. "iZettle brings a suite of
products and services that allows merchants to meet their customers
where they are - online, in store or via mobile. This is another step in
our journey toward democratizing commerce tools to help businesses of
all sizes thrive."
With the close of the deal, Jacob de Geer, co-founder and CEO of
iZettle, now joins PayPal and will continue to lead iZettle, reporting
to Ready. Magnus Nilsson, co-founder and Executive Chairman of iZettle,
also joins PayPal.
"Today is a very big day - for me and for everyone at iZettle," de Geer
said. "We share PayPal's strong belief in the power of small businesses.
Together, we will be stronger and move even faster to help small
businesses succeed in a world of giants."
Prior to the closing of the acquisition, the UK Competition and Markets
Authority (CMA) initiated a review of the transaction. PayPal is working
cooperatively with the CMA as it conducts its review. PayPal and iZettle
brands and operations will be held separate as agreed with the CMA,
pending completion of the CMA's review.
Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services
creates opportunity, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed
to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses
to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments
platform gives PayPal's more than 250 million active account holders the
confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether
they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a
combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships,
PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice
and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available
in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform,
including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to
receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56
currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.
For more information on PayPal, visit https://www.paypal.com/about.
For PayPal Holdings, Inc. financial information, visit https://investor.paypal-corp.com.
iZettle is on a mission to help small businesses succeed in a world of
giants. Founded in Stockholm in 2010, the financial technology company
revolutionised mobile payments with the world's first mini chip card
reader and software for mobile devices. Today iZettle's commerce
platform for small businesses in Europe and Latin America provides tools
to get paid, sell smarter and grow your business. Find out more
information about iZettle's small business community at https://www.izettle.com.
This announcement contains "forward-looking" statements within the
meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements and
information relate to future events and future performance and reflect
PayPal's expectations regarding the impact of this transaction on
PayPal's and iZettle's financial and operating results and business, the
operation and management of iZettle after the acquisition.
Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "seek",
"believe", "plan", "estimate", "anticipate", expect", "intend", and
statements that an event or result "may", "will", "should", "could", or
"might" occur or be achieved and any other similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which may
cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, and,
accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking
statements and information. Factors that could cause or contribute to
such differences include, but are not limited to, the reaction to the
transaction of iZettle's customers and business partners, the reaction
of competitors to the transaction, the retention of iZettle's employees,
PayPal's plans for iZettle, including the possibility that integration
may be more difficult than expected, the timing and possible outcome of
CMA's review of the transaction, economic and political conditions in
the global markets in which PayPal and iZettle operate, and the future
growth of PayPal's and iZettle's businesses. More information about
these and other factors can be found in PayPal Holdings, Inc.'s most
recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q,
Current Reports on Form 8-K and other filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), and its future filings with the SEC.
PayPal expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate
any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained
herein to reflect any change in the expectations with regard thereto or
any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such
statement is based.
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