01 2021

Sale to

Unzer KKR

Exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of QuickPay

Deal Team

Milan Bartik
Clemens Hisch

Transaction Summary

In an agreement signed early January 2021, the shareholders of QuickPay sold their company to Unzer group, the fast-growing international payments company backed by KKR. Together with Clearhaus, the combined sale is the largest exit in Danish Fintech history.

QuickPay, Clearhaus’ long-time payment gateway partner, was launched in 2004 and is also headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark. Clearhaus and QuickPay combined handle more than 30,000 European merchants and processed more than €5 billion in 2020.

The acquisition is expected to complete in Q2, 2021, pending regulatory approvals. Until then, the company will continue to operate as an independent organization.

Overview of QuickPay

QuickPay is a payment gateway launched in December 2004 in Aarhus, Denmark. Today, Quickpay serves more than 30,000 customers and processes more than 4,500,000 payments each month.

With the philosophy „less is more“ Quickpay’s mission is to create the best possible payment service for merchants globally.

Corestar Partners’ Role

Corestar Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of QuickPay. It designed and executed a bespoke and competitive process to ensure the best possible outcome for the Clearhaus, QuickPay and 3dsecure.io founders and respective teams.

These transactions underline Corestar Partners’ #1 position as Europe’s undisputed M&A advisory market leader in the payment service sector and furthermore highlights Corestar Partners’ leading position in European Fintech M&A.

The sale of QuickPay represents Corestar Partners’ 33rd transaction in the European Fintech sector. The long list includes advisory mandates to Paysafe Group, Tillhub, Borgun, Sipay, Heidelpay, Vibbek, mPAY24, PCS, Simplepay, HiPay, Concardis, Sofort, and Klarna, among others.