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Ximedes acquires payment platform Ginger as a next step in its ambition to become a top European fintech player

HAARLEM, The Netherlands, June 3, 2022 – Ximedes, a European software firm active in the field of fin- and faretech with offices across the continent (Haarlem, Hamburg, Stockholm and Novi Sad) announces its acquisition of Ginger, the leading Amsterdam-based payment platform provider.

Ximedes, established in 1998, builds bespoke software, focusing on Open Banking and Open Public Transport systems. In the past few years, Ximedes has done a series of strategic acquisitions to become a top European fintech leader. With its fintech proposition, Ximedes helps banks to build new services that are on par, or exceed, the offering of fintech players. The acquisition of Ginger fits right into this strategy. Ginger has been providing online payment solutions since 2014, enabling banks and fintechs to help their merchants accept payments. Ginger has established a solid clientele of leading banks and fintechs in Western Europe, and together with Ximedes, it plans to expand further across Europe.

Ginger is a fast-growing payments company trusted by tier-1 banks & acquirers, with clients like EMS (a Fiserv & ABN AMRO company) and Rabobank. Ginger offers, among others, the tech component of a white label PSP (payment service provider) making sure that banks can become PSPs themselves. While leaving the handling of the money to the banks, Ginger does not compete with its clients.

This acquisition strengthens Ximedes’ ability to deliver end-to-end solutions to financial institutions (FIs) by combining a SaaS-based payment solution with its existing software development capabilities. The deal comes as eCommerce transaction volumes continue their robust growth following global lockdowns, placing more pressure on FIs to deliver a better customer experience through integrated payment solutions.

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CEO Ximedes, René Hodde (left) and CEO Ginger, Roderick de Koning (right)
Ximedes founder and CEO, René Hodde, stated: “Ginger’s commitment to technology, simplicity, and transparency perfectly aligns with our own values. I am looking forward to helping our existing and future customers by offering payment services to the market in the most efficient and fastest way possible.”

Ginger’s CEO, Roderick de Koning, commented: “We’re proud that Ginger has grown into a trusted partner for global banks and fintechs. With growing eCommerce volumes, FIs are making it their priority to offer a complete PSP solution to customers, one with a wide range of international payment methods. The combined forces of Ximedes’ software development capabilities and Ginger’s SaaS proposition create a strong fintech ready for its next phase, its rollout through Europe.”

Ximedes’s acquisition of Ginger fits into its series of strategic investments to become a top European fintech player. Other recent purchases include the recently founded Vayapay, Tapconnect, and Pecunda, all innovative firms accelerating FinTech and FareTech product propositions.

Parties are not disclosing the terms of the acquisition.

About Ximedes
Ximedes is a Fintech and Faretech firm that builds bespoke software solutions focused on Open Banking and Open Public Transport systems. Ximedes was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Haarlem, the Netherlands. Ximedes is currently active in the Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia, and aims to provide its innovative transaction-based products and services throughout Europe. As a fast-growing player in the fintech industry, Ximedes helps banks build new services to stay competitive in the fintech market. In the faretech market, Ximedes is revolutionising the mobility industry by providing technology solutions that enable a variety of services ranging from mobile ticketing to Mobility-as-a-Service. Ximedes is part of XMDS Holding BV. For more information, visit our website www.ximedes.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

About Ginger
Ginger is an innovative payment platform for banks and financial institutions looking to innovate their customer service. Founded in 2014, Ginger went from a Payment Service Provider (PSP) to an innovative payment platform. Ginger offers a full-stack eCommerce payment solution with a flexible and modular platform. The company differentiates itself by being fully cloud-based, offering clean and simple APIs, and a transparent PaaS model. To learn more visit our website www.gingerpayments.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

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