VersaPay Announces Closing of Sale of Merchant Services Business
TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2017 – VersaPay Corporation (TSXV: VPY) (“VersaPay” or the “Company”), a leading provider of cloud-based invoicing, accounts receivable management and payment solutions, is pleased to announce the completion of the previously announced sale of all of the assets and property related to the Company’s Merchant Services business (the “Transaction”) to BluePay Canada, ULC (“BluePay”). In connection with closing of the Transaction, VersaPay has received $10,000,000 in cash, of which $500,000 has been placed in an escrow account for 12 months to cover potential purchase price adjustments and other potential liabilities for which BluePay is indemnified. An additional $1,000,000 will be payable to VersaPay 12 months following closing of the Transaction, conditional upon achievement of 5% growth in VersaPay’s Merchant Service portfolio from newly acquired merchants over such 12-month period.
“We are very pleased to have completed this process in a timely manner, allowing us to focus on our ARCTM business in 2017,” commented Craig O’Neill, CEO of VersaPay. “We are now well positioned from a working capital standpoint as we pursue the tremendous opportunity that exists in providing an innovative accounts receivable solution across a wide spectrum of industries. We are one month into the year and now have 50 sales reps trained and in-market from our two Canadian partners. Our focus on launching these partners in Canada while adding new channel partners in the US to augment our growing direct sales pipeline should lead to strong revenue growth this year.”
In addition, the Company announces that President Patrick McDonald, who previously led the Company’s Merchant Services business, has resigned in order to pursue other opportunities.
“We would like to thank Patrick for his tremendous contribution to our organization and helping lead the Merchant Services business over the last 9 years,” stated Craig O’Neill. “We wish Patrick much success in his future endeavors.”
VersaPay is a leading cloud-based invoice presentment and payment provider for businesses of
all sizes. VersaPay’s ARC software-as-a-service offering allows businesses to easily deliver
customized electronic invoices to their customers, to accept credit card and EFT payments and
automatically reconcile payments to their ERP and accounting software. VersaPay is
headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
More information about VersaPay can be found on the Company’s website at www.versapay.com
or under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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Katie Canton has been helping companies develop and implement successful social media, content marketing, and marketing communications strategies for more than 10 years. Since joining VersaPay in 2018, she writes on topics such accounts receivables automation, Customer-Centric AR, collections management, and fintech.
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