The Pushpay Holdings Ltd [ASX:PPH] share price is rising today after the company announced its acquisition of Resi Media.
Pushpay will acquire 100% of the ownership interests in Resi Media for US$150 million.
This purchase price will be paid by the issue of US$40 million new Pushpay shares, with the balance paid in cash.
Investors reacted positively, with the Pushpay share price climbing 3% to $1.61 in early trade.
Pushpay is a donor software and church management platform with over 11,000 churches as clients and counting.
So could acquiring Resi accelerate Pushpay’s growth?
Pushpay acquires Resi
PPH said Resi Media is a leading company in the video delivery space. It specialises in high-quality transmission for web, multisite, and on-demand streaming.
The company sets itself apart by offering top-tier technology to facilitate reliable and quality live streaming experiences.
It’s a match made in heaven for Pushpay, given Resi’s ‘strong foothold in the US faith sector.’
According to the announcement, over 70% of the Outreach 100 churches use Resi products.
Pushpay management described its union with Resi as a:
‘Strategically compelling acquisition of a core vertical in the faith sector, with streaming services becoming a critical aspect of church engagement with their communities.’
With COVID marking the days of in-person events and spaces long gone, it’s evident that Pushpay has spotted a timely opportunity to partner with Resi.
Resi’s product for the faith sector could be a powerful addition to Pushpay’s current suite of offerings and may help to enhance the company’s value proposition to its customers.
Bullish investors will be eyeing off potential cross-sell opportunities between the two firms.
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PPH ASX outlook
Provided customary closing conditions are satisfied, Pushpay expects the full transaction to be complete by the end of August.
That’s only in a week’s time, so stay tuned for any further developments.
In today’s digital-friendly social climate, any business innovating and acquiring prospects in this sector is worth watching, in my opinion.
Still, I would exercise caution in jumping into a stock on the back of an announcement like this.
Only time will tell if acquiring Resi is enough to propel Pushpay further in these uncertain times…
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