BharatPe acquires Payback India – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Merchant fee and lending service supplier BharatPe on Thursday stated it has acquired Payback India from American Express and ICICI Investments Strategic Fund.
The firm, nonetheless, didn’t disclose the monetary particulars of the transaction.
This is the first-ever acquisition by BharatPe and can make Payback India a wholly-owned subsidiary of BharatPe, a press release stated.
Payback India – launched in 2010 – is a multi-brand loyalty programme with over 100 million members within the nation. It has a community of greater than 100 offline and on-line companions and permits its clients to earn and redeem factors on each transaction at its accomplice service provider retailers.
The acquisition of Payback India is according to BharatPe’s technique to construct a strong and engaged community of over 20 million small retailers by 2023, the assertion stated.
With Payback India, BharatPe will have the ability to improve its worth proposition for the service provider companions, it added.
Additionally, it can allow BharatPe to construct a profitable set of choices for finish clients, that can improve footfalls at retailers and speed up the expansion of their companies.
As a results of the acquisition, all Payback India workers will develop into a part of the BharatPe group.
Suhail Sameer and Gautam Kaushik (Group Presidents at BharatPe) together with Sumeet Singh, General Counsel of BharatPe, have joined the Board of Payback India.
The function of the senior management crew at Payback India will probably be expanded to additionally work on the loyalty programme for the six-million plus retailers of BharatPe, it added.
The crew, led by Pramod Mahanta (MD Payback India) and Rijish Raghavan (chief govt officer at Payback India), will probably be working intently with Gautam Kaushik to construct a brand new model of Payback India.
Notably, Kaushik was the CEO and MD of Payback India previous to becoming a member of BharatPe in February this yr.
The firm (Payback India) will proceed working beneath its present identify and there will probably be no impression on the prevailing buyer and accomplice relationships with Payback India that can proceed to roll out initiatives for patrons throughout India, the assertion famous.
“With the acquisition of Payback India, we can add an entire new dimension to our service provider worth proposition. In addition to the vary of fee and credit score merchandise which BharatPe affords to assist retailers scale their enterprise, we will even have the ability to drive extra shoppers to their shops,” BharatPe co-founder and CEO Ashneer Grover stated.
He added that the corporate is dedicated to construct India’s largest and most engaged service provider community and this acquisition will probably be a “game-changer” in that regard.
“…Users can accumulate factors whereas buying offline and on-line and profit from unique affords within the typical approach, now at much more retailers with BharatPe. We are satisfied that the good Payback worth for patrons is assured sustainably and in the long run with BharatPe as the brand new operator,” Markus Knorr, CFO of Payback Global, stated.
BharatPe at current gives a single interface for all present UPI apps and permits retailers to just accept UPI funds without spending a dime, via the BharatPe QR. It additionally helps retailers to entry credit score and different value-added providers.
Founded in 2018 by Ashneer Grover and Shashvat Nakrani, the corporate at present serves over 60 lakh retailers throughout 100 cities. It processes over 10 crore UPI transactions per 30 days (annualised Transaction Processed Value of greater than USD 10 billion) and facilitated disbursement of loans totaling to over Rs 1,600 crores to its retailers since launch.
BharatPe’s buyers embrace Coatue Management, Ribbit Capital, Insight Partners, Steadview Capital, Beenext, Amplo and Sequoia Capital.


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