Mogo Completes Acquisition of Investing App Moka, Bringing Total Members to Approximately 1.6 Million
Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOGO) (TSX:MOGO) (“Mogo” or the “Company”), a digital payments and financial technology company, today announced it has closed its previously announced acquisition of Moka Financial Technologies Inc. ("Moka"), one of Canada's leading saving and investing apps, in an all-stock transaction pursuant to the terms of a definitive share exchange agreement (the "Share Exchange Agreement") entered into by Mogo, Moka and all of the shareholders of Moka (the "Vendors"). The acquisition increases Mogo’s member base to approximately 1.6 million and expands Mogo’s wealth offering to include saving and investing products. In addition, the acquisition will accelerate Mogo’s plan to launch a free stock trading solution for Canadians in 2021, further solidifying its position as the most comprehensive digital wallet in Canada.
“We welcome the Moka team to the Mogo platform. This acquisition accelerates our expansion in the $4 trillion wealth management industry, a market that is undergoing rapid digital disruption and where we believe we can create tremendous value for our members and our shareholders,” said David Feller, Mogo’s Founder and CEO. “By adding Moka’s digital saving and investing products, technology platform and experienced fintech team, we move forward with one of the most compelling and differentiated value propositions in Canadian finance. Moka will form the core of MogoWealth, along with MogoCrypto, making Mogo’s digital wallet the most comprehensive solution in Canada.”
Philip Barrar, Founder & CEO of Moka, added: “We’re excited to complete this transaction and begin collaborating with the Mogo team. Both organizations share a passion for building great digital products to improve the financial well-being of our members, and collectively we form Canada’s leading fintech team with deep capabilities in digital saving and investing, lending, and cryptocurrency.”
Greg Feller, President and CFO of Mogo, added: “This highly strategic acquisition adds important capabilities in saving and investing, immediately increases our member base, and accelerates the growth of our subscription & transaction-based revenue. We are already moving ahead to further expand the MogoWealth product offering, including introducing a free stock trading solution to Mogo members.”
Pursuant to the terms of the Share Exchange Agreement, Mogo has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Moka (the “Acquisition”) in exchange for the issuance of 4,999,991 common shares of Mogo (the “Mogo Consideration Shares”) to the Vendors. All of the Mogo Consideration Shares issued pursuant to the Acquisition are subject to a four-month statutory hold and a six-month escrow restriction from the date of closing, with additional escrow and vesting restrictions for certain Moka employees and shareholders.
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