Paysafe

Integrating Skrill, a digital payments business bought in 2015, and acquiring MeritCard and Income Access in 2016, and MCPS in 2017, helped sales to grow 30% to £893m last year at this payment services provider. Formerly known as Optimal Payments, it was delisted by private equity firms Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners in a £3bn deal in December. Overseen by chief executive and president Joel Leonoff, 55, the firm’s services include digital wallets, remittance and mobile payments.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank67
CompanyPaysafe
ActivityOnline payment services
LocationEast London
Sales £m*893
Profit £m*236
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersBlackstone, CVC, management
Staff2,553
Founded1996
Websitewww.paysafe.com

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