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Closing of the indirect acquisition of TAS S.p.A. by Solidus BidCo S.p.A.

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TAS migrates POS payment acceptance services to the cloud using Amazon Web Services and certifies itself as PCI-DSS Level 1 Service Provider

Milan – 9 December 2021Cloud and security. These are the keywords TAS Group is focusing on to offer its customers and partners increasingly agile solutions, guaranteeing the highest levels of performance, safety and scalability. TAS Group has been playing a central role in the payments industry for over 35 years. For more than a decade it has been providing Italian and International issuers, acquirers and processors with software solutions validated according to PCI Council compliance standards, and services certified under the PCI-DSS security standard, issued by the PCI Council for payment service providers. With the aim of making its solutions ever easier to adopt and accessible to new players in the Open Banking and Open Finance ecosystem, TAS has developed the GPP - Global Payments Platform, which integrates under a single architectural concept its own offering in the field of cards, account-based payments, transaction banking and financial value chain. Powered by the innovative "as a service" logic in the cloud, the GPP accelerates the delivery of flexible, efficient services to market while responding to changing regulatory requirements. In this roadmap, TAS Group relies on qualified partners, able to guarantee the highest levels of safety and regulatory compliance. This is the case of Amazon Web Services (AWS), to which TAS Group migrated its POS payment acceptance services in early November, successfully submitting itself to the PCI-DSS Level 1 Service Provider certification, the highest level of PCI certification for payment service providers. The new infrastructure is based on container architecture and makes extensive use of AWS services, such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) and Amazon Aurora. Among the benefits achieved by the migration, the main ones concern the simplification of Business Continuity, the decreased effort of TAS personnel dedicated to managing infrastructures, but above all the greater flexibility and scalability of the service offered to customers, crucial characteristics for being agile in the face of constantly evolving market conditions. "The world of acquiring and omnichannel payment acceptance is evolving at extremely high rates, both in terms of consumer preferences for the payment method and channel, and in terms of habits and therefore transaction volumes and peaks", explains Massimiliano Quattrocchi, Country Manager of TAS, “For an ISV such as TAS it is essential to constantly develop and evolve its applications, guaranteeing good independence from basic hw / sw infrastructures and the ability to take advantage of the most advanced technologies and innovations offered by the market. We have chosen to rely on AWS for a number of factors, including the PCI certification already obtained by this Cloud Provider which is the market leader in the Finance sector. The support of AWS has been continuous and invaluable in successfully passing the PCI DSS compliance certification in early November, just in time to face the hottest shopping period of the year. " The new POS management configuration offered by TAS relies on the AWS infrastructures located in the Dublin and Frankfurt regions, which are strategic both in terms of geographic positioning and for the characteristics of the services sought by TAS. The transformation path of TAS Group from software solutions supplier to enabler and facilitator of the customers’ business model by providing platforms and tailored "as a service" solutions is a strategic direction launched in recent years by the Group, which sees the Cloud as one of the essential cornerstones. Through the provision of services that can be configured and activated with reduced time to market, while ensuring the customers’ ability to differentiate themselves over competitors, TAS Group has already scored some clear initial results, both in terms of economic performance growth of the Group and in terms of attractiveness for new market operators. Download the press release
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TAS Group continues strong growth trajectory in Q3 2021: revenues up by 8.7% and EBITADA up by 11%

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Solidus BidCo S.p.A., a company whose corporate capital is indirectly held by Gilde Buy-Out Fund VI C.V. and Gilde Buy-Out Fund VI 2 C.V., has reached an agreement to indirectly purchase the entire corporate capital of OWL S.p.A., the controlling shareholder of TAS S.p.A.

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The integration of Elidata Spa inside TAS Group has been completed: stronger together in the international market!

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TAS Group earns again its place in the 2021 IDC FinTech Rankings

Milan, September 14, 2021 – TAS Group, (Italian Stock Exchange: TAS), 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 2021 IDC FinTech Rankings for the 13th consecutive year. This annual vendor ranking represents the leading hardware, software and service providers to the financial services industry from around the world. Vendors are ranked based on 2020 calendar year revenues attributed to financial institutions.

Being named in the IDC FinTech Rankings is a significant accomplishment, demonstrating a provider’s commitment to the success of its financial institution clients,” states Marc DeCastro, Research Director at IDC Financial Insights. “The IDC Fintech Rankings, now in its 18th year, is the global standard list of fintech providers to the industry, and we congratulate the 2021 winners.

Executive Chairman of TAS Group, Dario Pardi, remarked, "We are proud to be firmly positioned, year after year, between the top financial technology providers in this prestigious ranking. 2020 was a year marked by extraordinary events and consequently particularly demanding and challenging. Nevertheless, we closed it with significant growth in revenue and margins, thanks to our continuous commitment to investing in human capital and offering renewal. This enables us to successfully bring competitive and technologically advanced solutions to the Financial Industry." 

The Financial Services ecosystem, an industry in which IDC Financial Insights forecasts worldwide spending on IT across the globe to reach $590 billion (USD) by 2025, is changing at an unprecedented pace. Well-funded new market entrants, as well as big tech companies, have raised the bar for all providers. TAS Group’s efforts are heavily focused towards accelerating challengers’ next-gen financial experiences implementations, while supporting incumbent customers in meeting disruption with modernization and staying agile and responsive through TAS’s outstanding technology and expertise.

At Eurosystem level, TAS keeps strengthening its key role in supporting Europe’s financial community meeting the deadlines of the T2/T2S Consolidation in 2022 and the wider upcoming challenges, such as the migration towards ISO20022 and the new centralized ECMS infrastructure planned to go live in 2023.

In the Issuing and Acquiring domain, TAS continues to lead the way towards the seamless convergence between cards and alternative payments through its cloud-native, Open API-based platform PayStorm, adopted by a growing FinTech customer base throughout Europe and the Americas.

Among TAS’s strengths is the flexibility to adapt to the needs of customers and partners, guaranteed by its solutions and delivery models that promptly evolve with new regulations, market trends and technologies.

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Excellent economic results for TAS Group in the half-year report, compared to last year’s first semester. Revenues up to 29.7 million (+ 13.1%) and Ebitda up to 5.6 million (+ 33.2%)

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TAS Group at EBAday 2021

Milan, 28 June 2021 - TAS Group is excited to be again exhibiting at EBAday which goes live today. The event, curated by the Euro Banking Association’s subject matter experts and Finextra Research, is expected to be a hub of intense conversation and debate during these transformative times on the path to digitalization, with the banking community coming together digitally to make the decisions that will shape the future.

The key theme this year is Payments transformation in 2021 – The road to success, which ties in perfectly with TAS Group’s own mission. TAS has been working with major European banks and Industry bodies for over 35 years, helping them to transform and modernize their infrastructures, adapt to ever-changing regulations and streamline their processes to better serve their customers.

Having been among EBA’s Ecosystem Partners since over a decade, TAS Group is used contributing to the development of new collaborative ideas through the multi-stakeholder working groups led by the Euro Banking Association, and the annual EBAday event is the perfect venue to share the insights and enlarge the debate to over 2000 registered delegates.

We look forward to sharing our insights, offering solutions to today’s challenges and joining the conversation on the major topics addressed by the conference.

Delegates can talk to TAS experts at our virtual booth, discover the latest product innovations, receive a tailored demo, learn how to meet new requirements and stay relevant in a changing payments landscape. TAS payments specialists will be on hand to advise on key topics including Open Banking, ISO 20022 Migration, Instant Payments, Request to Pay, Intraday Liquidity, Correspondent Banking and Cloud Modernization.

Mario Mendia speaks at EBAday 2021

Mario Mendia, SVP International Markets at TAS Group, will be taking part tomorrow in the panel session of Stream 2, starting at 11AM, titled: Payments in a real-time world – reality, future or utopia? Mario will give his view based on TAS's very unique PayFac experience in the market.

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TAS Group launches TAS Group Cloud Services

Sophia Antipolis, 24 June 2021 - TAS Group unveils a new brand and a new service line: TAS Group Cloud Services. The operational heart of TAS Group's SaaS and cloud services is concentrated in the Sophia-Antipolis Datacentre supported by other Datacentres in Europe (Milan, Bologna, Paris). By virtue of the large SME clientele with which it has worked since 1997, TAS France, the French subsidiary of TAS Group has developed a unique expertise in offering flexible, tailor-made hosting and housing solutions adapted to the different stages of the digital transition of businesses. TAS Group Cloud Services combines all this know-how that companies have been benefiting from for many years. Thanks to the synergy with TAS Group as a whole, TAS France can now go beyond regional borders and operate on a global scale, providing innovative solutions that reinforce the independence of SMEs and the protection of their data. Its IT outsourcing value propositions are adapted to each company context (business activity, existing infrastructure, organization, projects, ...) thanks to the provision of added value services to meet the new technical, regulatory and data protection requirements imposed by the challenges of digital technology. Therefore, TAS France is certified ISO 9001, ISO 27001 (information security), HDS (health data protection) and PCI-DSS (credit card data protection), resulting in a superior level of certification in terms of quality of service and data protection. In addition, a SOC (Security Operation Centre) prevents, identifies and tracks cyber-attacks and anomalies detected on the network, which could cause a risk to the company's business continuity. Francesco de Simoni, General Manager of TAS France, commented: "Until now, TAS Group's cloud service offerings were not grouped under a single name. Given the growing demand for services in this area and the quality of TAS Group's offer, we decided to communicate our value proposition more clearly ". Download the press release

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