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WHERE YOUR VISION & DREAMS
BECOME A REALITY
A strategically-focused disruptor
Aurora’s purpose is to bring to our clients’ best-in-class technology and solutions to disrupt strategic verticals. Growth by acquisition is a critical component of Aurora’s strategy, and we are actively seeking distribution and software partners interested in a shared vision.
Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, L.P. has been a lender to Aurora since 2015 and Prudential Capital has been an equity partner since 2018.
We are uniquely positioned to execute on strategic transactions with the best lenders and equity partners.
The Evolution of Aurora
Aurora’s ecosystem began in 2005 founded as AMS. The foundation of AMS was established with First Data to acquire SMB’s. Through 2013, AMS continued to grow to 4,000 merchants. In 2014, AMS embarks on new capital and a strategic M&A focus. By the end of 2014, AMS completes the acquisition of Enrust Bankcard with approximately 2,000 merchants. Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, L.P. became a lender in 2015. In 2016, the completion of the Bancard Systems, Inc. acquisition gave AMS 1,000 high-value, vertically-focused merchants. BlueSquare acqusition was completed in 2016 with an additional 15,000 merchants. AMS acquires NPS residual assets in 2017 and hires Brian Goudie, CEO to expand the M&A strategy. 2018 was the year Aurora formed as the Parent company to restructure all of the previous acquisitions. Prudential Capital Partners became an equity partner in 2018 to further expand the capital availability and M&A reach. In 2018, Chosen Payments was acquired with an additional 4,000 vertically-focused merchants. In 2019, Aurora completes capital investments with 3 small to mid-size payments businesses; Harmony Pay, Altiras, and FMPS. In the beginning of 2020, Aurora re-brands Chosen Payments as An Aurora Company.
OUR CLIENTS SAY IT BEST.
“Championships are not won alone. The Chosen Payments team (as one player figuratively) did well dominating our league, but we had eyes on the MAJOR LEAGUE championship – nothing short. Aligning with Aurora has created the collective team we need to win the championship! Through access to capital, the best processing platforms, one-of-a-kind technology, and an amazing group of players, we are now positioned to win that Championship year after year. Anyone that wants to join a winning team needs to look no further, join Aurora and RISE with us”
– Jeff Brodsly, President & CEO, Chosen Payments An Aurora Company