CRED on December 1 said that it will acquire Happay in a cash and stock deal, valuing the corporate expense management platform up to $180 million.
This is the latest in a series of deals made by Kunal Shah-founded CRED, which started out as an app to make credit card repayments. The fintech platform is looking to expand its ambitions and grow inorganically using the large funding rounds it has raised over the years.
“With professional expenses forming a significant portion of credit card spends, bringing professional expense management into the CRED ecosystem is a natural extension of our proposition,” Shah said.
Adding that Happay’s “product strength, customer experience and vision align with our intent at CRED to reward responsible financial behaviour and we’re excited to partner them in their journey towards leading the category,” Shah said.