New Delhi. : Cuentas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUEN) (NASDAQ: CUENW) (“Cuentas“), a leading fintech provider of mobile banking and payment solutions, has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire the operations and distribution network of prepaid wireless and digital provider SDI Black 011 (SDI), as well as Mango Mobile and Black Wireless. The deal is expected to close by or before May of this year.
Cuentas previously invested in the expansion of the SDI network and will leverage these assets to accelerate reach of the Cuentas prepaid debit card and digital wallet via retail, mobile and other channels. SDI generated more than $9 million in retail revenue in 2021.
“This acquisition will drive more recurring revenue and create new operational efficiencies for Cuentas,” said Jeff Johnson, CEO of Cuentas. “We expect SDIs profitable assets to contribute to economies of scale across our business, and enable more solutions within the Cuentas mobile app, driving higher profits and accelerating market growth in our core fintech business.”
The SDI B2B portal serves over 30,000 US bodegas, wireless retailers and convenience stores, and will enable retailers to sell from a portfolio of hundreds of virtual products without carrying inventory, generating incremental profits in real-time.
Black 011 and its brands already have hundreds of thousands of subscribers who purchase services via the SDI website and digital portal, both of which connect via API to the largest wireless companies in the world. This technology allows SDI to be one of the largest distribution channels for wireless services in the New York City metro tri-state area and nationwide.
Through this acquisition, both retailers and Black 011 subscribers will benefit from access to Cuentas solutions including the Cuentas Prepaid Debit card, OMNY Transit, Amazon cash, prepaid gift cards, rebates, new offers and more.