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Qonto snaps up finance automation start-up Regate to bolster accounting services


Qonto Acquires Regate:

  1. Acquisition Deal:
    • Paris-based business banking fintech Qonto has acquired finance automation start-up Regate for an undisclosed amount.
  2. Regate’s Services:
    • Regate, founded in 2019, provides a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that automates recurring accounting and financial monitoring processes for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The platform covers payments, reconciliation, corporate cards, and supply chain and expense management.
  3. Client Base and Funding:
    • Regate claims to have over 20,000 clients and had raised $20 million in its last funding round two years ago from investors including Valar Ventures, 360 Capital, Financiere Saint James, and AG2R La Mondiale.
  4. Integration with Qonto:
    • The acquisition will enable Qonto to enhance its product suite, which includes online business accounts, invoicing, expenses management, cash flow, and bookkeeping services. The integration of Regate’s services will offer accountants a shared interface with their customers.
  5. Team Integration:
    • As part of the deal, Qonto will absorb Regate’s 150-strong team.
  6. Strategic Goals:
    • Qonto aims to increase its client count to one million SMEs by the end of the next year through strategic acquisitions and service enhancements.
  7. Qonto’s Presence:
    • Qonto currently operates in France, Italy, Spain, and Germany, strengthening its position in the German market through the acquisition of the business banking platform Penta in 2022.
  8. Valuation and Funding:
    • In 2022, Qonto raised €486 million in a Series D funding round, achieving a valuation of over €4.4 billion.

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