Southeast Asia fintech company Omise acquires payment gateway and e-wallet business from dtac subsidiary Paysbuy

Cover Photo Leading online payment technology service provider Omise, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with dtac in which Omise will acquire Paysbuy’s payment services. With this acquisition, Paysbuy’s assets and services will be merged into Omise.

Founded in 2004, Paysbuy is one of Thailand’s very first payment gateway service providers. Paysbuy has developed recognizable payment expertise, delivering a broad range of payment solutions to a long standing and reputable client base in Thailand’s e-commerce industry.

With this acquisition, Omise will own a larger part of the market and position itself to accelerate growth in Southeast Asian markets. In addition to the thousands of online merchants across Thailand and Myanmar, this merger gives Omise access to tier-one enterprises with a strong footprint in its targeted industries including Telcos, Insurance, Hospitality, Travel, and E-retail. The acquisition will also pave the way for Omise’s innovations such as their recently announced OmiseGO (OMG) wallet by adopting the well established e-wallet service from Paysbuy that will help OMG’s future in building a decentralized wallet solution.

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“This transaction is a positive outcome for both merchants and the economy. It would enable us to accelerate the implementation of our strategy across both Omise and OmiseGO’s products and services.” said Jun Hasegawa, CEO and Founder of Omise. “We’ve been continuously innovating and re-inventing ourselves and this investment would enable us to grow our platform and build strong products more rapidly to help the payment ecosystem in Southeast Asia.”

Andrew Kvalseth, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, dtac, adds “Merging Paysbuy with Omise, brings together two of the strongest payment providers in the country – Paysbuy with its strengths in the depth of payment products, and Omise with its innovative solution focusing on best customer experience. The combined entity will continue to be dtac’s online payment solution partner and will help improve online payment experience for dtac customers. This will be one of the key success factors for us to realize our ambition as the leading telco for online sales and service.”

During the transition, both companies have confirmed that their merchants can continue to process as they are doing today. However, to provide more holistic, hyper-local and omni-channel solutions to their customers, merchants will have an opportunity to enhance their payment acceptance suite by tapping into both, Omise’s and Paysbuy’s solutions.

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