Stripe secures USD 694 million in tender offer

Tuesday 16 April 2024 10:26 CET | News

Financial infrastructure platform for businesses Stripe has announced that it secured USD 694.2 million in the tender offer from February 2024. 

As per the information provided, Stripe raised USD 694.2 million in the tender offer it announced in February 2024, when the company enabled its employees to sell some of their shares in a deal that valued the fintech at nearly USD 65 billion. Even if the majority of funds for the tender offer were delivered by investors, the company was set to leverage a portion of its capital to repurchase shares to offset dilution from its employee equity compensation programs. Stripe’s platform was leveraged by several companies to enable their financial infrastructure, including Alaska Airlines, Best Buy, Lotus Cars, Microsoft, Uber, and Zara.

Financial infrastructure platform for businesses Stripe has announced that it secured USD 694.2 million in the tender offer from February 2024.

Currently, Stripe plans to leverage the funds to offer liquidity to its employees. Stock-based payouts typically encompass a large portion of the compensation for startup employees, who cannot convert their shares into cash unless their employer files for an IPO or acquires back their shares. Even if investors have been waiting for Stripe’s initial public offering, analysis shows that the tender offer could delay plans for an IPO and enable the company to work on further enhancing its finances, so that it commands a higher valuation when it goes public. Stripe offers its services to a number of clients, including social media platform X, Amazon, car rental firm Hertz Global, and grocery delivery app Instacart.

Stripe’s past developments

Through its fully integrated suite of financial and payment products, Stripe aims to minimise costs, increase revenue, and optimise business management, with companies being able to handle all payment-related needs, administrate revenue operations, and launch new business models. The fintech also works towards allowing its clients to increase authorisation rates, optimise checkout conversion, and provide local payment methods in every market. In addition, businesses can leverage Stripe to support new markets, upgrade existing systems and tools, go direct-to-consumer, and engage customers with subscriptions and marketplaces.

In a bid to accelerate its development strategy, Stripe announced several developments in recent months, including Giddy’s move to integrate its services to allow users to buy crypto directly from the Giddy mobile app. By adding Stripe, Giddy intended to make cryptocurrencies more accessible to the public by expanding fiat-to-crypto purchase options with an easy and reliable payment gateway. The move enabled users to select Stripe as the crypto purchase option to fund their self-custody crypto wallet in a simplified experience. Moreover, the integration allowed buying crypto with bank transfers, cards, Apple Pay, and other methods supported by the payment gateway.

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Keywords: funding, investment, financial services, public listing, online payments
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Companies: Stripe
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