INVESTMENT YEAR
2014
REALISATION YEAR
2016
SECTOR
Services
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Payment solutions provider

CR7 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 called Optomany, building in many innovative next-generation features.

Processing growth through key acquisitions

Livingbridge completed an investment in CR7 supporting the management team’s acquisition of 123Send. 123Send, based in London, is a UK provider of point-of-sale terminals and services. Its focus is providing point of sale terminals that operate using mobile/GPRS for merchants requiring a wireless, remote or mobile facility. It offers a fully managed service that includes terminal logistics, integration support and customer help desk.

Going forwards Livingbridge will support CR7 to launch and roll out its new next generation payment processing technology, firstly in the UK and then internationally.

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CR7 timeline

2013 CR7 formed by Simon Wilding, an experienced executive in the field of card payment processing
2014 Livingbridge invests
2016 CR7/Optomany launch its new payment application 'axept' at Retail Business Technology Expo 2016
2016 CR7 division Optomany become first company globally to achieve PCI P2PE version 2 certification