We mined Mastercard's acquisitions, investments, and partnerships to discern the company's strategic priorities.
Mastercard, one of the world’s leading payment networks, has forged hundreds of strategic business partnerships, invested in dozens of different companies, and made more than 5 acquisitions over the last 2 years.
Many of these relationships convey that Mastercard is looking to enhance its core payments processing offering and expand beyond it to pursue 4 long-term goals: a greater geographical footprint, open banking enablement, financial accessibility in emerging markets, and expansion beyond payments into other categories like crypto & blockchain, cybersecurity, and e-commerce.
Using CB Insights data, we uncovered the 5 most important strategic priorities highlighted by Mastercard’s recent acquisitions, investments, and partnerships. We then categorized companies by their business relationships with Mastercard across these priorities.
- Blockchain & crypto
- Credit & lending
- Payment infrastructure