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TAS strengthens its e-money offering with the acquisition of Nemos Srl
Milan - November 14, 2022 - TAS S.p.A., a leading company in Italy in the supply of software and services for banking and financial applications, and the head of a group of companies of the same name (the "TAS Group") also present in Europe and America, today announces the acquisition by its subsidiary Global Payments S.p.A. of the entire share capital of Nemos Srl (hereinafter "Nemos"), a company that provides software solutions and consulting services for the e-money sector.
Nemos is a point of reference in the Italian panorama for the development of "on demand" solutions, born with the mission of facilitating the management of payment instruments by favoring ease of use, flexibility, high degree of customization, connectivity and containment of final costs.
For TAS, this is the third acquisition since July 2021, after ASTRO IT and Krisopea.
Fabio Bravi, Head of M&A, Special Projects and Corporate Developments of TAS comments: “One of the main pillars on which we want to base our growth is certainly e-money and this acquisition goes in that direction. Nemos is a player recognized by the market and we share our mission and values with them. Also, at the heart of TAS action is the desire to offer our customers increasingly customizable, flexible and technologically advanced solutions. For this reason, we were immediately in tune with Nemos and we are sure that this acquisition will enhance our ability to create customer-tailored services ".
“TAS is a reality that we know well and that qualifies as one of the main players in the payments sector in Italy, and beyond. We are convinced that this acquisition will allow us to further develop our skills on a larger scale by joining a group that is investing in innovation and growth both nationally and internationally ", say Claudio Vecchia and Gianluca Sisti, Directors of Nemos.
TAS was assisted in the transaction by KPMG as financial advisor and by Lexia Avvocati for the legal aspects, while Nemos was assisted by the financial advisor Andrea Lavorenti and the legal advisor Andrea Zoppolato, partner of Buonocore Galletti Zoppolato Avvocati.
TAS transforms its brand to reflect the new vision of the Group
Milan, 22 September 2022 - The rebranding unveils a new logo and a completely revised website for a tailored customer experience
The new governance and the delisting from the stock exchange, completed in the first half of 2022, has opened a new chapter for TAS, a leading Software Provider specialized in financial services and platform solutions, with offices in 9 countries spanning Europe and the Americas.
This new chapter has triggered a corporate rebranding that reflects the company's recent transformation, but above all its ambition to accelerate growth internationally.
Founded in 1982 and then a pioneer in the digitization of payment and finance processes for the Italian banking sector, TAS has over a 40 years period evolved to become a key solution provider, supporting the evolution of financial transactions, while extending its operations and capabilities internationally.
In today's increasingly open and competitive market landscape, TAS stands out as an enabler of new customer journeys for established players as well as new market entrants. As a reliable partner, TAS is able to propose innovative technological solutions that allow clients to increase and strengthen their market positioning.
The new group logo is inspired by TAS' ability to evolve, while ensuring consistency and stability in its services and platform solutions.
“The graphics accompanying our new logo express these concepts through the color gradient that changes within a coherent shape, always maintaining the harmony of the final solution” explainsMarina Jacobone, Marketing Director of TAS. “The components of the symbol adapt to be able to live independently but also united, to work together and at the same time to be able to easily integrate the new, represented by the orange shape. For TAS, modularity is key. "
TAS's mission revolves around the keyword "simplify":
- simplify technological complexity so that customers can focus on their business;
- simplify the adoption of new applications thanks to the modularity of the solutions and their cloud capabilities;
- simplify compliance with standards and regulations by providing solutions that can be easily integrated with the client’s existing solutions;
- simplify project management by entrusting them to the experience of TAS.
A constant commitment to conceive and provide future-proof solutions that facilitate the evolution of financial services at a domestic and cross-border level, favouring the harmonious development of the entire ecosystem for the benefit of banks, investors, businesses, citizens and the general public.
" 2022 was a significant year for us given the investment by Rivean Capital Fund. Rivean gave us new resources to dedicate to the many projects we are investing in, but also helped accelerate the effective roll -out of our unique Global Payment Platform, which is already seeing significant interest across multiple verticals in non-banking industries, such as Insurance, Retailers, On-line Merchants, Utilities and more. "comments CEO Valentino Bravi -" Via this new brand, we wanted to communicate the step change of pace by TAS, while referring to the spirit of our teams, founded on deep expertise and driven by enthusiasm, curiosity and creativity. "
The new website is now live at www.tasgroup.eu
TAS Group earns again its place in the 2022 IDC FinTech Rankings
Milan, September 13, 2022 – TAS Group, a global provider of innovative solutions in card management, digital payments, financial messaging and capital markets, has announced that it has been ranked among the Top 100 in the 2022 IDC FinTech Rankings for the 14th consecutive year. The IDC FinTech Rankings evaluates and categorizes the top IT vendors based on 2021 calendar year revenues and the percentage of revenues exclusively attributed to financial institutions, including banks, capital markets firms, and insurers or directly to fintech solution providers for hardware, software, and/or services.
“IDC is honored to recognize the technology providers that appear on the 19 th annual IDC FinTech Rankings,” said Marc DeCastro, Research Director at IDC Financial Insights. “These are the companies that have shown commitment to the financial services industry and their appearance on the list is a testament to that dedication.”
Valentino Bravi, Chairman and CEO at TAS Group, remarked, " We really appreciate our inclusion in this renowned and independent Ranking, year after year. In 2021 TAS’s resilience and continuous improvements were also recognised by the VC world, with the acquisition of majority control of the company by Rivean Capital private equity. Excelling in Financial Technology to support the Banking Industry and new challenger enterprises navigate disrupted market forces is our first commitment; one that we pursue with passion and tireless teamwork."
Andrew Quartermaine, COO International Markets, added, " There is a clear need for SW Solution providers who understand the Open Finance market, a landscape being significantly reshaped by the regulatory environment in Europe and beyond. Given TAS’ size and experienced track record, we can show outstanding flexibility, ensuring effective partnerships and growth together with our customers.”
The impact of technology on business and human life is becoming more and more strategic in the last decade. Collaboration and innovation are key recipes for leading technology suppliers, such as TAS, who has been strongly leveraging cloud and open API technology to build SaaS enabled platforms for banks, improving their time to market and ability to adapt rapidly to changing regulatory demands.
TAS Global Payment Platform (GPP) has its roots in synergistic integration of software components in the fields of transaction banking, financial value chain services, cards and account-based payments. Conceived “as a service” to both incumbent and challenger players of the Payments Ecosystem, its rich set of APIs allows seamlessly integration with existing architectures, and with modern, white-labelled BaaS solutions.
At Eurosystem level TAS continues to support Europe’s financial community in meeting T2/T2S Consolidation deadlines, ECMS and SWIFT FIN’s migration towards ISO20022.
In the Issuing and Acquiring domain TAS continues to attract a growing FinTech customer base throughout Europe and the Americas based on the extreme flexibility and embedded compliance of its solutions.
TAS continues in the strategic M&A direction with Krisopea
TAS hires Andrew Quartermaine as COO and General Manager of International Business
ASTRO IT joins TAS Group
TAS increases the security level of its software thanks to Synopsys’ best in class solutions
Infraxis showcasing its comprehensive Fuel technology at UNITI EXPO
Lugano, 9 May 2022 – Infraxis AG, part of TAS Group, a leading technology provider in the Payments space, will be exhibiting at the upcoming UNITI EXPO taking place in Stuttgart from May 17 through 19. We’re proud to be at UNITI 2022, where we’ll be co-exhibiting with CCCBusiness Service AG, our processor partner servicing the top forecourt operators and fuel card issuers in Switzerland and beyond.
The state of the art PayStorm Fuel platform is powering CCC business by supporting leading Fuel Industry operators on a daily basis. Infraxis is continually investing in the PayStorm platform, bringing the challenger bank paradigm to the processing of fleet cards, forecourt acquiring and EV charging apps.
PayStorm efficiently solves challenges associated with acquiring and authorizing fuel card payments through its highly adaptable design, enabling the realization of different business needs within the minimum of time and with the minimum of cost.
“Whether your organization needs to acquire internationally branded cards, perform authorisation against a small to medium sized card portfolio, or to simply to switch out to a card issuer for authorisation, Infraxis has the solution ready to satisfy your processing requirements.”- commented Manfred Thomi, CEO of Infraxis.
At the UNITI Expo Infraxis stand visitors will be able to assess the ease of app integration via APIs for mobile-first onboarding and self-management for both fleet cards and international payment brands.
UNITI Expo, the leading retail petroleum and car wash trade fair in Europe, is finally back in-person, with 4 themed exhibiting areas. Infraxis AG welcomes all interested visitors in Hall 5, the Technology, Payment & Logistic area, at booth 5A20.
Agreement between Piteco and TAS to simplify access to the SWIFT network
Piteco strengthens its role as an international banking connectivity hub through the collaboration with TAS and consolidates its footprint as an effective tool to support business growth.
Thanks to Piteco’s treasury solutions and TAS's Service Bureau, accessing to the most important banking interconnection channel becomes plug and play for the benefit of large corporates and SMEs
The integration with TAS allows Piteco to offer SWIFT connectivity in the cloud with significant savings in costs and implementation timeMilan, 16 March 2022 - Agreement signed between Piteco (PITE: IM), an Italian software house delivering corporate treasury and financial planning management solutions, and TAS (TAS: EXM), specialized in software solutions for e-money, payments and financial services. This strategic collaboration starts with the aim of supporting the international growth strategies of corporates by simplifying their access to the SWIFT network - Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication - the main network used by banks for fast and secure cross-border payments. Thanks to the cloud integration of TAS's Swift Service Bureau with Piteco software, a single platform is unlocked, capable of providing seamless SaaS access to SWIFTnet. The use of the cloud guarantees a rapid activation of the service - which becomes plug and play - generating savings for businesses in terms of economic investment and time required to go live, while ensuring all the security that the cloud can guarantee today. User profiling, access control, Segregation of Duty, Audit Log, Privacy, authentication methods and Active Directory / LDAP are just some of the aspects and functions that Piteco manages with the utmost attention during the implementation of its SaaS solutions. The simplicity and efficiency of the newly embedded SWIFT access enables faster adoption by smaller companies with a strong vocation for international markets, who need to manage finance in a centralized and automated way. In Italy there are many SMEs expressing excellence and entrepreneurial ability, who look beyond domestic borders, making a decisive contribution to Italian exports. Through its comprehensive banking connectivity hub, Piteco normalizes and processes various international messaging protocols used by corporate treasuries to initiate payments or receive bank statements. Piteco’s hub integrates the corporates authorization workflows and allows payments to be made nationally or internationally in a safe, efficient and highly automated way, with the convenience and advantage for business managers of being able to approve them anywhere via web or mobile apps. “The strategic nature of the SWIFT network is now quite evident. We are talking about a universal, secure interchange infrastructure, with more than 11 thousand different member companies in over 200 countries, exchanging over 42 million messages daily. An impressive number, that has been growing also thanks to the digitization imposed by the pandemic”- commented Paolo Virenti, CEO of Piteco. "The partnership with TAS gives us the opportunity to integrate our software with even more ease with all the banking counterparties in the world, - continues Virenti - through the creation of a single platform we are able to simplify our customer management, and complete definitively our identity as an international banking connectivity hub and, above all, an effective tool to support the growth of companies. A role that sees us daily committed to developing solutions and agreements that can, as in this case, lead to functionalities that make it possible to lighten the work of the CFOs of large companies, and increasingly also of small and medium ones, helping them to better manage the governance of cash flows and thus freeing up precious time to define strategies ". Valentino Bravi, CEO of TAS, adds: "By creating an integrated operating model with an Italian excellence such as Piteco, TAS confirms its role of enabler of payment services for corporates and their integration with the financial industry. This collaboration model confirms the great potential, that in my opinion is still partially unexpressed, available for Italian excellences in the digitalization sector to grasp both in the domestic and international market." Partnering with TAS once again underlines the ability of Piteco, constantly committed to the integration of innovative solutions, to support CFOs of national and international corporates in their daily activities. The most advanced treasury solutions available on the market and delivered in the cloud combined with banking connectivity in fact allow CFOs to manage treasury flows even more effectively. Thanks to the automation of data collection and analysis, CFOs will enjoy a single centralized view of corporate data around the world, updated in real time. The collaboration between Piteco and TAS Group is not limited to the SWIFT theme, it will also extend to the field of Open Banking and Open Finance with the aim of fully exploiting all the opportunities offered by the European PSD2 regulation. Download the Press Release
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