Although fintech is a relatively young industry, it has been around long enough for some players to establish themselves. In fact, some of today’s fintech unicorns owe their success to the pioneers who came before them and blazed the trail that they innovate on today. These companies have grown into multi-billion dollar giants, and leverage this power to both fund innovation through strategic investments, while also looking for acquisition targets that would add value to their service offerings. Notable among these is last year’s acquisition of WorldPay by FIS, a deal worth a reported $43 billion.
Penser, as leading experts in the payments and fintech space, has put together an infographic comparing five of these players – Square, PayPal, Adyen (which went public in 2018 in one of Europe’s largest technology IPOs at the time), FIS (before the acquisition of WorldPay) and Global Payments. In this infographic, we explore how their market capitalizations, revenues and net profit/loss has changed in the last five years.
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