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Nayax Completes Acquisition of Retail Pro International

The acquisition extends Nayax’s global reach in attended retail while tripling our distribution network and adding 150K point of sale lanes

HERZLIYA, Israel, Nov. 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nayax Ltd. (Nasdaq: NYAX; TASE: NYAX), a global commerce enablement payments and loyalty platform designed to help merchants scale their business, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Retail Pro International (“Retail Pro”), a global leader in retail Point of Sale (“POS”) software with Tier 1 global brand names across the world.

The transaction was completed for an implied enterprise value of $36.5 million on a cash-free debt-free basis, to be paid partially in cash and the remainder in cash or equity, subject to certain earnout targets being met. The acquisition meaningfully expands the scope of Nayax’s retail business and solutions to over 9,000 retailers in more than 100 countries, including access to an extensive, worldwide distribution network. The combined businesses, together with Retail Pro’s 80 distributors, create a powerful and complete solution with Nayax’s payment and loyalty platform, including significant cross-sell opportunities.

“Today’s closing of the Retail Pro International acquisition marks the beginning of our journey to accelerate the scale in our attended retail business and rapidly expand our global reach by tripling our distribution network,” said Yair Nechmad, Nayax Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “Our combination of embedded payment with a POS software offering gives Nayax a vertically integrated solution that can serve most customers demanding a full, comprehensive solution, allowing them to manage their entire retail operations from one platform. We are excited and looking forward to focusing on our integration and executing our shared mission.”

Transaction Details

  • Purchase consists of an initial payment of approximately $20 million in cash at closing and the remainder, subject to certain earnout targets being met, paid over three years in either cash or equity as determined by Nayax.
  • $2 million of deferred revenue is to be treated as a reduction to the purchase price.
  • Nayax financed the initial payment with bank financing from Bank Hapoalim.
  • For the fiscal year 2022, Retail Pro generated approximately $14 million in adjusted revenue and approximately $4 million in Adjusted EBITDA.
  • The transaction is expected to deliver both revenue and cost synergies from optimizing the combined operations of Nayax Retail and Retail Pro.

Advisors

Tiberius Capital Markets, a division of Arcadia Securities, served as financial advisor to Nayax. Reed Smith and Herzog Fox Neeman served as legal advisors to Nayax. Perkins Coie served as legal advisor to Retail Pro.

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About Nayax

Nayax is a global commerce enablement, payments and loyalty platform designed to help merchants scale their business. Nayax offers a complete solution including localized cashless payment acceptance, management suite, and loyalty tools, enabling merchants to conduct commerce anywhere, at any time. With foundations and global leadership in serving unattended retail, Nayax has transformed into a comprehensive solution focused on our customers' growth across multiple channels. Today, Nayax has 9 global offices, approximately 800 employees, connections to more than 80 merchant acquirers and payment method integrations and is a recognized payment facilitator worldwide. Nayax's mission is to improve our customers' revenue potential and operational efficiency. For more information, please visit www.nayax.com.

About Retail Pro International

Retail Pro International (“Retail Pro”) has a 30+ year brand history as a global leader in retail Point of Sale (“POS”) software and is recognized world-wide as a market leader for its rich functionality, multi-national capabilities, and unparalleled flexibility. Retail Pro offers an integrated platform and innovative retail software solution (branded as “Retail Pro”) to help retailers not only accept payments, but also optimize business operations and transform their customer experience with deep insights from integrated data. For more information, please visit www.retailpro.com.

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Virginea Stuart Gibson
Vice President, Investor Relations
virgineas@nayax.com

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5W PR
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