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FT Partners Advises CloudWalk on its $150,000,000 in Series C Financing

Overview of Transaction

  • On November 17, 2021, CloudWalk announced that it had raised $150 million of capital in its Series C financing
  • The investment was led by existing investor Coatue Management with participation from DST Global, A-Star, The Hive Brazil, Plug and Play Ventures, Valor Capital Group, angel investor Gokul Rajaram and American football players Larry Fitzgerald and Kelvin Beachum
  • Headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil, CloudWalk is a global payments company born with the mission to revolutionize the payment ecosystem for small and medium business merchants and their customers through the most innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain
  • CloudWalk provides merchant acquiring services, data processing services, and sells Point-of-Sale solutions to the Company’s ~150,000 active merchants located in 4,300+ cities and towns across the country

Significance of Transaction

  • The funds raised in the Series C will be used to further accelerate CloudWalk’s growth by fueling ongoing innovation of its existing product portfolio, development of new cutting-edge solutions — including improvements to leverage the blockchain — and hiring best-in-class global technology talent

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as the exclusive financial and strategic advisor to CloudWalk
  • FT Partners previously advised CloudWalk on its $190 million Series B financing in May 2021
  • This transaction highlights FT Partners’ deep domain expertise in the Payments sector, as well as its successful track record generating highly favorable outcomes for high-growth, Brazilian FinTech companies