据外媒消息，数字支付平台Pine Labs宣布拟进行一笔总值在3.5-4亿美元的股权融资，投资方为新加坡主权基金淡马锡。根据消息人士透露，淡马锡可能会从红杉资本和该公司创始人手中收购部分股权，并且对Pine Labs估值十亿美元。
如果本次交易正式完成，那么Pine Labs无疑将会是一个新的“独角兽”。今年三月，该公司募集到一笔8200万美元的融资，领投方为Actis Capital和Altimeter Capital，当时他们的公司估值为八亿美元。该公司成立于二十年前，目前主要向商家提供基于云技术的POS支付解决方案，允许商家接受信用卡或借记卡，电子钱包，二维码支付解决方案，以及基于统一支付接口（UPI）的支付。根据该公司透露，他们现在每年处理4.5亿笔交易，处理交易金额超过150亿美元。
Singapore government-owned sovereign fund Temasek Holdings Pvt. Ltd plans to acquire a significant minority stake in digital payments platform Pine Labs for $350-400 million, two people aware of the development said.
Temasek is likely to buy the stake from Sequoia Capital and promoters, in a deal that will value Pine Labs at $1 billion, one of the two persons cited above.
Pine Labs, which provides digital point of sale (PoS) solutions to merchants, had raised $82 million in an investment round led by Actis Capital along with Altimeter Capital in March, valuing the company at $800 million. Pine Labs’ existing venture capital investor Sequoia Capital first invested in the payments company in 2009 and remains its largest shareholder.
Pine Labs offers cloud-based PoS payments solutions, allowing merchants to accept credit or debit card payments, e-wallets, QR code payment solutions and unified payments interface (UPI)-based solutions. Founded in 1998 by Rahul Garg, the Noida-based company processes 450 million transactions worth over $15 billion on an annualized basis.