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Mangopay announces acquisition of Dublin-based payments technology company WhenThen

By Business & Finance
23 March 2023

Mangopay announces the acquisition of payment orchestration fintech WhenThen to boost its pay-in capabilities. WhenThen co-founder and ex-Mastercard executive Kirk Donohoe will join Mangopay’s executive committee as Chief Product Officer.

Mangopay, the platform-specific payment infrastructure provider, has announced the acquisition of WhenThen, a Dublin-based payments technology company, which powers payment acceptance and automates payment operations for online businesses worldwide.

With WhenThen’s technology and global connectivity, Mangopay plans to scale its entire payment offering with the aim of significant value for platform customers, through multi-processor relationships and a greater level of automation.

Through this acquisition, Mangopay continues to strengthen its product capabilities and add new revenue streams by utilising its acquisitions of both WhenThen and Nethone as fully integrated offering.

WhenThen’s and Mangopay’s combined technologies will give platform customers “powerful payment orchestration,” according to a press release. This enables them to “do intelligent payment routing to reduce costs, remove barriers at checkout and boost conversion rates on all payment methods.”

The combined technologies will also “increase local checkout conversion rates” and “meet the expectations of customers” by adding payment methods to their checkout flows with clicks, through a self-service dashboard.

Romain Mazeries, CEO, Mangopay, comments: “As the platform economy continues to grow, creating amazing payment experiences remains a key factor for our customers and prospects. Acquiring WhenThen enables Mangopay to rapidly accelerate its payment capabilities whilst providing one of the best payment experiences in the market. It represents a strategic asset for our growth plans, following the acquisition of Nethone in 2022 that strengthened our fraud capabilities. We are committed to serving our loyal customers, such as LeBonCoin, Chrono24, Wallapop and many others, with enhanced features, and modular technologies that best meet their needs”.

“We are extremely excited to embark on Mangopay’s journey and become the next global payment leader for platforms,” adds Kirk Donohoe, former co-founder & CEO of WhenThen, now Chief Product Officer of Mangopay. “Platform-based businesses, big and small, seek flexibility in how they build and operate their payment stack as they strive to meet their growth and revenue targets. They have had to adopt a one-size-fits-all payments system approach for too long. We want to give them more control, flexibility and scalability.”

WhenThen’s entire team and products have now fully merged with Mangopay and will operate under the Mangopay brand.

Joining as Chief Product Officer, WhenThen co-founder Kirk Donohoe becomes the latest addition to Mangopay’s Executive Committee, which has seen the arrival of several new senior payment and marketplace executives over the past year, including CTO Ronen Benchetrit (ex-Zopa, Bumble), CRO Luke Trayfoot (ex-PayPal), General Counsel Olympe Leflambe (ex-Ebay), CFO Carlos Sanchez Arruti (ex-Amazon) and Nethone CEO Hubert Rachwalski.

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