Talus Payments (“Talus”), a portfolio company of A&M Capital Partners (“AMCP”), a middle-market private equity fund that is part of the Alvarez & Marsal Capital (“AMC”) platform, completed three acquisitions during 2019: MSP Consulting, LLC (“MSP”), Merchant Services, LTD (“MSL”) and ValuPlus Merchants Association, Inc. (“ValuPlus”). The three acquisitions have further diversified the Company’s go-to-market channels, migrated Talus’ portfolio to higher settled volume merchant accounts and further enhanced the Talus management team.
MSP, headquartered in Overland Park, KS, is a differentiated payments business which takes a consultative approach to payment services and goes-to-market through integrated partnerships with alliance and referral partners (banks and industry groups). The Company represents a platform with strong organic growth, high quality merchant mix and a talented management team who joined Talus full time post-closing. Additionally, MSP’s differentiated approach to payment services further diversifies Talus’ go-to-market channel offering.
MSL, headquartered in Miami, FL, is a leading payments industry merchant acquirer primarily focused on integrated bank referral, B2B and traditional SMB markets. The Company is an attractive addition for Talus due to its high volume merchant portfolio as well as its strong network of professional independent sales agents with a track-record of selling into niche B2B and bank referral markets.
ValuPlus, headquartered in Denver, CO, is a small merchant acquirer focused on SMB merchants in the Front Range region of the United States. The Company is highly complementary to Talus due to its growing MID portfolio, focus on higher volume merchant accounts and the geographic diversity of the independent sales agent network that ValuPlus brings to Talus.
About Talus Payments:
Talus Payments, headquartered in Dallas, TX, is a leading technology-driven provider of payment-processing solutions to small and mid-sized merchants. Talus provides a full suite of merchant services including lead identification, standardized sale processes, underwriting, activations, deployment, customer service and risk monitoring. Talus goes to market through both direct sales and integrated partnership channels to provide technology-enabled payment processing solutions in a high-touch, customer centric manner.
About A&M Capital Partners:
A&M Capital Partners, with total assets under management of $1.8 billion, is Alvarez & Marsal Capital’s flagship investment strategy focused on middle-market control transactions in North America. AMCP Fund I held its final close in 2014 with $600 million in capital commitments. Between 2012 and 2020, AMCP Fund I invested in 32 companies to date across eight platforms. Following the success of AMCP I, in 2019 AMCP Fund II closed with $1.2 billion in commitments. AMCP has a strong and referenceable track record of serving as a trusted partner to founders, corporates and management teams, providing the capital and strategic assistance required to take businesses to the next level of success.
About Alvarez & Marsal Capital:
Alvarez & Marsal Capital is a multi-strategy private equity investment firm with over $3 billion in total assets under management across four funds and three investment strategies. The privately-owned firm is led by a highly experienced investment team, which is augmented by its strategic association with Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”), one of the largest operationally-focused advisory firms in the world. AMC’s business model combines a focus on middle-market private equity investing with the deep operational expertise, industry knowledge and global corporate relationships of A&M, making it a uniquely attractive partner to management teams, corporates and business owners.