More consumers worldwide are seeking convenient cashless payment solutions: the number of cashless payments transactions continues to grow (+120bn in 2015e), industry adoption is on the rise as well. We aim to be market leader in each of these segment by continuously acquiring smaller competitors (“buy & build” strategy), focusing on international growth and realizing synergy and cross-selling potentials within the group.
We already have the largest installed base of closed-loop payment schemes in Europe. 75% of all Bundesliga soccer-stadiums in Germany are using our payment systems. 80% of all Swiss universities are using our payment and authentication technology. Our e-purse is the largest payment app in the Netherlands. This quickly growing customer base, plus our large portfolio of software and technology solutions is highly attractive to large payment providers.