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FT Partners Advises Marqeta on its Financial Investment from Mastercard

Overview of Transaction

  • On October 8, 2020, Marqeta announced it has secured a financial investment from Mastercard in conjunction with an extended global partnership between the two companies to expand into new geographies, open access to new products, and launch additional card programs together
  • Since 2014, Marqeta and Mastercard have been working together to help FinTech companies, digital banks and commerce disruptors across North America and Europe bring innovative card products and programs to market
  • Founded in 2010, Marqeta is the first global modern card issuer, powered by an issuer processor platform

Significance of Transaction

  • Beginning in Asia Pacific, the two companies will expand their collaboration into multiple new geographies, optimizing for global scale and driving efficiencies across their businesses to better serve the market
  • Additionally, Mastercard will help expedite Marqeta’s international expansion by streamlining its global network certification process

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Marqeta and its board of directors
  • This transaction demonstrates the long-term nature of many of FT Partners’ client relationships and highlights our deep domain expertise and transactional excellence across FinTech and the Payments sector