London fintech SumUp acquires Lithuanian fintech Paysolut


The global mobile payments service company headquartered in London, United Kingdom — SumUp has acquired the core banking system provider Paysolut, founded in Lithuania. Representatives of SumUp say that the acquisition of the Lithuanian company aims to create even stronger technology-based banking solutions. The acquisition amount is undisclosed.

Operating in 32 global markets, and serving more than 3 million company’s customers globally, as well as in Lithuania, SumUp has worked with Paysolut as business partners for the past two years. As a provider of core banking solutions designed to empower growing businesses, Paysolut is a natural fit in terms of SumUp’s acquisition strategy.

Becoming part of SumUp will help Paysolut expand its highly qualified team and offer a new level of quality products. In terms of Paysolut’s future, SumUp intends for the company to run its business as usual. No changes to the daily operations and strategy of the company are foreseen, and the management team will maintain operational independence. SumUp will support additional resources so that Paysolut continues serving its customers at even greater capacity than before.

“The main rationale of the deal is simple and strategy-driven, we want to keep building high-quality technological solutions in banking together. We are extremely happy that we could come to an arrangement with Paysolut and hope together we can create great value for our customers” said Dimitri Gugunava, Tribe Lead – Merchant Bank at SumUp.

“The goal of each company is to grow and expand their services and markets. Becoming a significant part of a global player like SumUp gives us the opportunity not only to strengthen our products but also to present them to a significantly larger number of customers worldwide. We are happy that solutions created in Lithuania will become more important in the world. This also presents a tremendous opportunity for Paysolut current and future team members to grow and learn together with SumUp.” says Vytenis Pavalkis, co-founder, and CEO of Paysolut.

This acquisition is one of the latest steps in a series of strategic agreements SumUp has entered into to strengthen its product portfolio, including core banking and BaaS proposition, and penetrate markets driven by small retailers. Over the past two years, the company has acquired start-ups such as Debitoor, Shoplo and Goodtill. In 2019 SumUp was granted an electronic money institution license by the decision of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania and has invested heavily into growing its presence in Lithuania and its office in Vilnius.

SumUp is a financial technology company that allows businesses of all sizes to receive payments quickly and easily, both in-store and online. Named as Europe’s fastest-growing company in the ‘Inc. 5000’, SumUp has over 7,000 companies joining the platform every day. With its card terminals relied upon by over three million businesses globally SumUp surpassed an annual revenue of €200 million in 2019.

While, Paysolut is a provider of core banking platform, know-how and partnerships that help fintech companies to save money and launch faster into the financial services market.

— Press release