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Square shareholders approve Afterpay buyout

  • November 04 2021
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By Maja Garaca Djurdjevic
November 04 2021

Shareholders of the US payments platform founded by Twitter’s Jack Dorsey have approved the issuance of new shares for the purchase of Afterpay for $39 billion.

Square shareholders approve Afterpay buyout

Square shareholders approve Afterpay buyout

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  • November 04 2021
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Shareholders of the US payments platform founded by Twitter’s Jack Dorsey have approved the issuance of new shares for the purchase of Afterpay for $39 billion.

Square shareholders approve Afterpay buyout

Square’s acquisition of Australia’s buy now, pay later platform is now a step closer to realisation after the US company gained shareholder approval to issue new shares as prescribed by the scheme implementation deed inked by the pair in August. 

In an ASX listing on Thursday morning (4 November), Afterpay confirmed that the first court hearing will be held later today, with the scheme booklet expected to be released on 5 November subject to court approval and following registration with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. 

Afterpay expects that the transaction will close in the first quarter of 2022. 

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In August, Square and the 2015-founded buy now, pay later service confirmed they had entered into a scheme implementation deed that would see Square acquire all of the issued shares in Afterpay. 

The “acquisition aims to enable the companies to better deliver compelling financial products and services that expand access to more consumers and drive incremental revenue for merchants of all sizes”.

“Square and Afterpay have a shared purpose. We built our business to make the financial system more fair, accessible, and inclusive, and Afterpay has built a trusted brand aligned with those principles,” Mr Dorsey said at the time.

“Together, we can better connect our cash app and seller ecosystems to deliver even more compelling products and services for merchants and consumers, putting the power back in their hands.”

 
Square shareholders approve Afterpay buyout
Square shareholders approve Afterpay buyout
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Maja Garaca Djurdjevic is the editor of nestegg and Smart Property Investment. Email Maja at [email protected]

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Maja Garaca Djurdjevic is the editor of nestegg and Smart Property Investment. Email Maja at [email protected]

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