Advestra advises Shift4 on the acquisition of SecurionPay

The US-based payments specialist Shift4, a pub­licly-traded glob­al lead­er in com­merce tech­no­logy solu­tions, has acquired Online Pay­ments Group, which oper­ates the online pay­ments plat­form SecurionPay.

Founded in 2014 in Wollerau, SecurionPay is a mobile payment provider based in Switzerland. Shift4 paid a total of $125.9 million, including cash, shares and possible contingent payments.

In addition to boosting its international expansion plans, the acquisition enables Shift4 to offer e-commerce merchants in the U.S. and Europe online checkout via an easy integration capability and gives the company the means to process payments in Europe.

Advestra has acted as Swiss leg­al coun­sel to Shift4 in this trans­ac­tion. The team included partner Beda Kaufmann (pictured), partner Daniel Raun, partner Sandro Fehl­mann, associate Anna Capaul, junior associate Levy Corba (all cor­por­ate/m&a) and Laurent Ried­weg (tax).