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Priority Technology Holdings, Inc. to Acquire Finxera to Create the Premier Payments and Banking as a Service Platform

Priority Technology Holdings, Inc. to Acquire Finxera to Create the Premier Payments and Banking as a Service Platform

Deal is Immediately Accretive with Pro Forma 2021 Revenue of approximately $540 million and Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $130 million

$300 million of Equity Investments from a combination of funds managed by Ares Management and Finxera Shareholders

Financing Includes Refinancing of Priority Debt to 4.25x

Priority Technology Holdings, Inc., a leading payments technology company, and Finxera Holdings, Inc., a pioneer in the fintech industry that launched and operated one of the first Banking as a Service (BaaS) platforms, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. Finxera will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Priority. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021.

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Priority’s omni-channel payments platform supports proprietary and third-party software applications built for businesses of any size. Priority’s offering combines modern cloud infrastructure and operational expertise to deliver unparalleled Payment Infrastructure as a Service (“PIaaS”) to organizations with complex payment operation needs, including low friction merchant boarding, underwriting, risk management, and compliance monitoring. Finxera’s BaaS technology allows for the rapid integration of banking services into business applications to establish and manage bank accounts for the collection, storage, and sending of money.  When combined, Priority will offer clients turn-key merchant services, payment facilitation, card issuing, automated payables, virtual banking, and e-wallet tools supported by its best-in-class client service, risk management, underwriting and compliance on a single platform.

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“The Finxera acquisition accelerates Priority’s position as a market leader in the convergence of payments and banking as a service” said Tom Priore, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Priority. “Our combined platform will be equipped to take and make payments whether on card, ACH, or even blockchain and manage all aspects of payment operations like onboarding, risk, compliance, and client service for our clients.  Together we will be a one stop-shop for payments and virtual bank account management that today’s merchants and modern software companies are seeking in order to manage and monetize their payment networks.”

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