Ebay could end up with 5 percent stake in Dutch fintech firm Adyen

Ebay Inc could end up with a stake of up to 5 percent in Adyen as part of a deal the two companies agreed in January that will see the Dutch fintech company become eBay’s primary payment processor, a Dutch newspaper reported on Monday.

“Warrants will be given to Ebay in four tranches, on the condition that the auction site routes a substantial portion of its payments via Adyen,” the Het Financieele Dagblad newspaper reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

A spokesman for Adyen declined to comment on the report. Ebay could not immediately be reached for comment.

Adyen this month plans to sell a 15 percent stake in an initial public offering in Amsterdam expected to value the company at $7 billion to $11 billion.

Shares in eBay rose by 15 percent on Feb. 1 after it announced the Adyen deal, which it said would add $500 million to operating profit when it goes into effect in mid-2020.

Shares in Ebay’s former in-house service PayPal, which Ebay spun off three years ago, fell 8 percent.

Adyen is due to publish its prospectus on Tuesday, with listing to follow at mid-month.

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