PayU has acquired CitrusPay for 130M, the largest ever M&A cash deal in Indian fintech, demonstrating its payments and financial services expansion strategy.
The deal will grow PayU India customers to more than 30 million, processing a forecasted 150 million transactions in 2016 worth a combined $4.2 billion, growing at 50%+ YoY. The agreement also enables PayU to quickly bring additional innovative financial services to market for its business and consumer customers.
The agreement, due to close in Q3 2016, capitalizes on this market growth and brings together two complementary businesses. PayU will be able to maximize its existing franchise in ecommerce, and grow vertical market leadership in the airline and telecoms industries on the back of Citrus Pay’s platform. PayU will also continue to develop Citrus Pay’s consumer brands, LazyPay and Sellfie.