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Strategic combination between Nexi and Nets creates a powerful European PayTech leader

Nexi has signed the merger deed to combine the two companies in an all-share merger which is expected to come into effect as from 1. July 2021​



Having obtained all the required regulatory approvals, the merger is expected to become effective as from 1 July 2021 after publication of the prospectus for the listing on the MTA of the Nexi shares to be issued as effect of the merger, which remain subject to CONSOB prior authorization.​

The combined Group will be a leading European PayTech with unique capabilities, enhanced client reach, distribution network and breadth of offering. The transaction gives Nexi greater exposure to attractive fast-growing and underpenetrated regions of Europe. ​





Pan-European leader

Together, leveraging a strong complementary presence across Europe, we want to shape the way people pay and businesses accept payments, by offering the most innovative and reliable solutions.​ 






Combining our capabilities and product portfolios will enable us to establish a European digital payments Powerhouse and deliver a broader product offering both domestically and cross-border. ​ 






          Together, we will leverage our unparalleled scale and technologies to capture the significant market opportunity that exists with the ongoing shift from cash to card payments.


Growth story​​

The Nordic expansion (2014 – 2016)

Nets was acquired by Advent International, Bain Capital and ATP in July 2014 from the Danish and Norwegian bank owners. Under private equity ownership Nets transformed into a cost-effective, market-oriented regional payments provider, quickly expanding in the Nordics organically and through selective M&A.

Listed at Copenhagen Stock Exchange (2016 – 2018)

In September 2016 the company listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange and continued its growth journey becoming a leading Nordic payments provider. After one and a half years Nets was taken private by a consortium led by Hellman & Friedman.

The European journey (2018 – 2020)

Under Hellman & Friedman's ownership, Nets has undergone significant transformation and investments resulting in accelerated growth of its core business, both organically and through strategic M&A. This has expanded Nets' footprint into fast-growing payments areas like Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Poland. The commercial focus has been on merchant services, establishing a strong eCommerce exposure and proposition, issuing processing and developing innovative digital payment products.​

Nets joins forces with Nexi to create an advanced and innovative European PayTech leader.

Nets and Nexi 

Presentations and links

​Company Presentation



​Q1 2021 Results Presentation



Press releases







​Media and IR contacts


Media contact:

Søren Winge,
Mobile: +45 29 48 26 46


IR contact:

Christian Lintner,
Mobile: +45 29 48 26 70​