Aifi, it has been a record year for acquisitions. Financial San Marino Bkn301. Mauro Viotto aims to double the accounts of Creditis- Corriere.it
The Italian market for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) closed 2021 with significant growth both in the number of transactions and in their value. After 12 exceptional months, what will 2022 be like? There are many announced operations that are expected to be closed in the coming months, what are the assessments offered? What role will the private equity and what will the infrastructure funds be? How can the combinations in some important production chains to relaunch the production system, what impact will the adoption of ESG principles have on extraordinary finance operations? These are just some of the issues discussed in the meeting organized by the Aifi Commission M&A, the association of private equity, which will be held on Thursday 27 January at 5 pm. The round tables will be moderated by Anna Gervasoni, Eugenio Morpurgo, Barbara Passoni and Gianluca Ricci. The online webinar see the participation of consultant of the sector, investors and institutions and can be followed in live streaming through the association’s website.
Three million to Bkn301
Bkn301, fintech offering payment services and functionality Banking-as-a-Service, has just finalized the first round investment seed worth 3 million euros. Bkn301- comments on CEO Stiven Muccioli – wants to exploit the logic of an open and collaborative ecosystem that governs the sector, acting as a trait of union between the company fintech Western countries and emerging countries: markets with a very high potential for growth and development but with a scarce supply of digital and advanced solutions, despite the strong penetration of mobile devices which represent an element of social and cultural evolution. The round saw the participation of the San Marino banking institutions Banca Agricola Commerciale, Banca di San Marino and Cassa di Risparmio of the Republic of San Marino, and the Swiss of the Abalone group, as well as the management formed by Muccioli, Federico Zambelli Hosmer, former general manager of PayPal Italy and Luca Bertozzi, ex CFO by Ventis.
Payplug pays a fee
Payment is a tariff, that is Buy now pay later (Bnpl), today one of the most requested services by those who buy online. So PayPlug, the payment solution on line concept to facilitate the collection of transactions for small and medium-sized realities, extends simplicity also in installment payments, also launching the functionality in Italy Pay later. Pay later, already present in the French market, has allowed the merchants who have adopted it to increase their turnover by 10 percent and the average shopping cart by 45 percent, helping merchants to retain consumers and intercept new audiences. The solution developed by Oney, one of the European leaders in the consumer credit sector, which today meets the needs of more than 9 million customers thanks to its 35 years of experience and its 10,000 points of sale in 7 countries. Until recently, the installment facility was only available for large companies with a fairly high average shopping cart amount. With Pay later instead we allow small and medium-sized enterprises from any sector to benefit from this functionality and compete with the main players, explained Antoine Grimaud, CEO by Pay Plug.
The Mario Unnia Award
Appointment on Thursday 27 January at 6 pm in Piazza Affari for the final evening of the fourth edition of the Mario Unnia Talento & Impresa Award. 28 companies were eligible to participate in the final selection of the winners, who were particularly eliminated in the 3 Rs of talent, or React, resilience, achieve. In detail, they are: 12 companies from the North, 7 from the Center and 9 from the South. Among these, the jury will identify the macro-regional finalists and the overall winner of the 2021 edition of the Award.
Creditis aims to double
Crediti financial services, a consumer credit company controlled by the investment fund Chenavari, has launched the new development plan, which provides for a doubling of turnover in the next three years, with an increase in the number of employees (+20 per cent in 2022) and consistent earnings growth. To do this, Creditis aims at the progressive expansion of distribution capacity both on digital channels and on historical distribution channels: banks and financial agents. In 2021 the company increased production by 60 percent compared to 2020, which closed with 134 million euros in disbursement – stated Mauro Viotto, CEO of Creditis -, but we aim to double turnover in the next three years, pushing, in particular , on the improvement of the penetration of Creditis products in the already active banking networks and on the conclusion of new commercial partnerships with other financial operators. The expansion of the agency network will be supported by the platform fintech Creditis, one of the few on the market that already allows for the remote conclusion of salary-backed loans.