Calpian, Inc. is focused on providing cutting-edge financial services in the payment processing and mobile phone-based transaction markets. In addition to earning revenue from the sale of point-of-sale terminals and various transaction fees, the company also receives strong cash flows from recurring income streams that stem from payment processing contracts in place at about 16,000 small retailers throughout the United States.
Calpian Commerce, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calpian, provides technology-focused payment solutions to assist customers in closing the gap between payment and their information technology requirements. Calpian Commerce can provide the merchant community with an integrated suite of payment services and related software enabling products by offering credit and debit card processing, ACH, mobile acceptance, and gateway payment solutions to merchants in the U.S. in traditional "brick and mortar" business environments and/or over the Internet in settings requiring wired as well as mobile payment solutions.
Money on Mobile, the fast-growing mobile payment platform known as the "PayPal" of India, has already signed up over 53 million users and more than 135,000 retailers. Only beginning to penetrate a massive mobile market, the service enables unbanked/underserved populations to handle everyday payments and transfers using simple SMS text functionality. The distribution model utilized offers strong incentives to retailers, distributors, and consumers. Historically, Money on Mobile has been growing 8-10% per month.
Calpian has established itself as a multi-faceted payments company by combining a large emerging market mobile payments service and an electronic point-of-sale payment solutions under one corporate umbrella. Led by a management team with a combined 60 years of relevant business experience, the company is a well-managed operation with exceptional growth potential in burgeoning markets across the globe.
Key Investment Highlights
Steady Cash Flow Business and Explosive Growth Potential
Targets Rapidly Growing Demographic with Underserved Needs
Mobile Business has Limited Competition and First Mover Advantage
Leading Buyer in the Consolidation of a $1 Billion Niche Industry with Numerous Opportunities
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