INVESTMENT YEAR
2014
REALISATION YEAR
2016
SECTOR
Services
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Payment solutions provider

CR7 (now Optomany Payment Solutions) is a payment solutions provider formed in 2013 by Simon Wilding, an experienced executive in the field of card payment processing. He created an entirely new payment processing IT platform, Optomany, building in many innovative next-generation features.

Our investment supported the acquisition of 123Send, a UK provider of point-of-sale terminals and services for small retailers and guided the combined business’ rollout of its new payment processing technology, in the UK and internationally.

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CR7 timeline

2013 CR7 established
2014 Livingbridge invests
2016 Launches new payment application 'Axept' at Retail Business Technology Expo 2016
2016 Becomes first company globally to achieve PCI P2PE version 2 certification
2019 Livingbridge realises investment

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We facilitated the acquisition of 123send, expanding CR7’s capabilities and increasing their product offering.

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We supported the launch and roll out of new, next generation payment processing technology, firstly in the UK and then internationally.