January 2016
Strategic Advice and Fairness Opinion
Exclusive financial advisor to UPG

Deal Team


Miles Carroll (CEO)

Sash Rana (CFO)

Corestar Partners:

Milan Bartik

Clemens Hisch

Raja Chaieb

Transaction Summary

  • UPG PLC (“UPG”, the “Company”, www.upg.co.uk) is a highly innovative UK base online payment services company
  • Corestar Partners supported in depth valuation services for UPG and its shareholders, assessing the fail value of UPG as well as its partners

Overview of UPG

  • Established in 1998, UPG’s core competencies, combined with industry sector knowledge have enabled the company to deliver significant value to Retailers and Entrepreneurs of all sizes from SME to large High Street brands, Government bodies, Industry Associations (UK Financial Services Authority) and Industry Sector Working Parties and of course our banking and payment partners
  • Integrated directly to all major UK card acquiring financial institutions, UPG supports over 3,000 merchants, generating a total card turnover of £2.5bn per annum, averaging over 1 million transactions each month
  • UPG provides a range of products and services to enable organisations to capitalise on the one asset that brings money into the business – payment data
  • The Company has expertise across a range of sectors and is able to securely process payments of numerous types. It also transforms customer data into valuable information, enabling clients to make better, more informed business decisions

Corestar Partners’ Role

  • Corestar Partners acted as exclusive financial and strategic advisor to UPG and its shareholders, providing in-depth valuation services