The operation estimated at 200 million dollars gives international visibility to a growing Nigerian ecosystem of start-ups.
Stripe, an American financial services and software company, announced on October 15 that it was acquiring one of Nigeria's biggest fintech giants, Paystack. A transaction considered to be Nigeria's largest start-up acquisition.
While details of the transaction were not immediately made public, TNP, a Lagos-based law firm that advised the acquisition, said in a tweet that the investment is "more than $ 200 million ".
"This is a strong signal as to the maturity of business angels local, and proof that Nigerian start-ups are bankable, ”comments Tomi Davies, co-founder of the Lagos Angel Network (LAN) and chairman of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN).
The latter, who recalls that the young shoot "began the journey with Shola [Akinlade] and Ezra [Olubi]", believes that the deal "validates our conviction that local investors are essential to the empowerment of start-up founders to create innovative solutions to the challenges of the continent ”.
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