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Razorpay Buys Offline Payments Firm Ezetap in Company’s Biggest Acquisition Till Date

Razorpay said on Thursday it had bought offline payments firm Ezetap, marking the Sequoia Capital-backed firm’s latest bet on the payments industry in a deal which a source with knowledge of said was worth $150 million (roughly Rs. 1,200 crore).

Razorpay, which is valued at more than $7 billion (roughly Rs. 5,600 crore) and offers payment gateway services for online merchants, said in a statement that the acquisition was its biggest to date.

It said the deal would boost efforts to tap the offline market which still accounts for a bulk of electronic payments in India. Ezetap, whose products include point-of-sale machines, processes more than $10 billion (roughly Rs. 79,800 crore) in annual transactions in India.

Razorpay co-founder Shashank Kumar said Ezetap will help it develop in this area. “There is still a large portion of offline payments and in-person payments that we don’t cover,” he said.

The source said Ezetap will continue to operate independently after its acquisition, adding that the deal includes a $150 million (roughly Rs. 1,200) payment to Ezetap, with another possible $50 million (roughly Rs. 400) linked to its performance over the next year.

The deal will also help Razorpay cross-sell its services, including loan offerings, to offline businesses, Kumar said in an interview, adding that Razorpay currently serves more than 8 million businesses and processed payments worth $80 billion (roughly Rs. 6,37,100 crore) since its inception about eight years ago.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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