Volker is a Director in EDC’s London office and is responsible for the Merchant Acquiring / Payment Acceptance practice of EDC. Volker is working as an advisor in the payments industry for over 20 years mainly in Europe and the Middle East. He has advised many industry players on strategy development, operational models and benchmarking as well as financial analysis. Volker has also worked on many commercial due diligence engagements for strategic and financial investors and has supported sellers in preparing documentation needed for IPOs or investor presentations. In his spare time, Volker is trying to reduce his golfing handicap (so far unsuccessfully).
Last month, Volker Schloenvoigt (Director, London) and Julia Callejo (Senior Consultant, Paris) attended the Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon. In this article, they share their experience and the key learnings gathered during the summit.
Volker Schloenvoigt (Director, London) looks at the M&A activity in the payments and fintech industry during 2023, sharing the findings from EDC's proprietary M&A Database while hinting what is to come in 2024
After years of monitoring and commenting on M&A activity in the payments industry, Volker Schloenvoigt (Director, London) and EDC’s Investors & Private Equity Practice decided not just to monitor a few big acquisitions but also the large number of smaller deals and investments from seed funding to Series E. In this article, Volker introduces the EDC M&A database and the initial trends observed in 2023.
Worldpay changes ownership for the 6th time after the announced spin-off from FIS. Volker Schloenvoigt (Director, EDC London) is looking at the reasons behind that latest transaction
There are many successful use cases for Open Banking but payments is arguably not one so far. In this article, Volker Schloenvoigt (Director, London) highlights how it might be required for merchants to share some of the benefits with the end consumer to kick start adoption.