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Flywire Acquires OnPlan Holdings

Global payment and receivables solutions company Flywire announced today it has acquired OnPlanU and OnPlan Health, both subsidiaries of OnPlan Holdings. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

OnPlan Health is a web portal and payment solution that offers providers an automated way to settle patient balances. OnPlanU is a student billing and payment solution that enables universities to automate account setup and payments and set up tailored payment schedules for students.

Flywire said that clients have been pushing the company to offer the ability to manage payments and receivables from a single platform. CEO Mike Massaro said that the acquisition “brings a tremendous amount of technical capability and domain expertise to address it. In a short period of time, [OnPlan has] built a very strong product.”

The acquisition not only furthers Flywire’s reach into the healthcare payments space, it also adds more depth to the company’s education payments offerings. Adding OnPlan’s capabilities makes Flywire’s solutions more holistic, covering a range of globally-available services, including:

  • Invoicing
  • Secure payment processing
  • Consumer engagement
  • Recurring payments
  • Automated payment plans
  • Payment tracking
  • Reconciliation
  • Past due payments

OnPlan’s CEO John Talaga and CTO David King will join Flywire’s leadership team, bringing their expertise in healthcare. Talaga will lead Flywire’s healthcare segment, while King will lead the company’s product and development teams focused on education and healthcare. The rest of the OnPlan team will merge into Flywire, working from OnPlan’s Chicago-based office.

Talaga said that Flywire and OnPlan solve “distinct, but related problems, both taking cost and friction out of the payment and receivables process.” He continued, “While we complement their platform in several important ways, Flywire offers OnPlan tremendous scale with supportive and engaged investors, capital for growth, access to new markets, and a global customer support infrastructure.”

Discussing the deal in a press release, managing director of Bain Capital and Flywire board member Matt Harris said, “Both firms share a culture that is all about how to make life better for their clients. That, combined with their complementary capabilities, makes this a perfect fit and will add tremendous value for their customers.”

Flywire, which originally launched as peerTransfer in 2011, facilitates international payments for healthcare, education, and business. The company is headquartered in Boston with operations in the U.K., China, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Spain. The company’s platform processes billions of dollars in payments every year in over 120 different local currencies, connecting more than 1,400 businesses and universities with their customers.

At FinovateSpring 2011, the company presented its original tuition payment platform. Last August, Flywire expanded its operations to Japan and formed a partnership with Volvo to help international student lease vehicles. Flywire has raised a total of $43.2 million.