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

Nets and Nexi have signed a binding framework agreement for an all-share merger creating a leading pan-European PayTech player and one of the most advanced and innovative digital powerhouses well-positioned to drive the continued transition to digital payments in Europe.



The new combined group will become one of the largest pan-European PayTech players with scale, reach and breadth in capabilities. 

The group will offer enhanced future-proof innovative payment solutions across rails and channels, underpinned by a best-in-class operating model and technology stack. It will leverage a strong complementary presence across the most digitally-advanced and under-penetrated regions in Europe. 

The new group represents a winning platform that will be ideally positioned to further drive consolidation in Europe. 





Pan-European leader

We both have leading positions and a complementary presence across Europe. Thus, joining forces has resulted in a player of significant scale which will reshape the payments industry as we know it.​ 






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



​Q4 2020 Results Presentation



​Media and IR contacts


Media contact:

Søren Winge,
Mobile: +45 29 48 26 46


IR contact:

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