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FT Partners Advises Vesta on its $125,000,000 Growth Equity Investment from Goldfinch Partners

Overview of Transaction

  • On May 28, 2020, Vesta announced a growth equity investment of $125 million from Goldfinch Partners
  • Vesta is a leader in guaranteed fraud protection and e-commerce payment solutions that help online merchants, major telcos, payment processors and acquirers optimize revenue by eliminating the fear of fraud
  • Founded in 1995, Vesta pioneered fully guaranteed card-not-present (CNP) payment transactions for the telecommunications industry
  • Today, Vesta’s real-time decisioning platform — built on data science and machine learning with more than 25 years of intelligence — analyzes customers’ online payment transactions to assess the risk of fraud, processing and protecting billions of dollars in transactions annually
  • Launched in 2018, Goldfinch Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in businesses at the forefront of digital transformation

Significance of Transaction

  • The funding will provide Vesta with the resources to invest in growth and continue the global deployment of its fraud protection and e-commerce payment solutions
  • Vesta has continued to experience strong growth in recent months, despite the uncertain global environment, as more people seek out solutions for safe ways to pay amid the COVID-19 pandemic

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Vesta
  • This transaction highlights FT Partners’ deep domain expertise in Payments and the Fraud & Risk sector, as well as its successful track record generating highly favorable outcomes for FinTech companies globally