NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) ("NXT-ID" or the "Company"), a security technology company, and Fit Pay, Inc., a privately held provider of payment, credential management, and authentication platform services, today announced that the companies have entered into Letter of Intent to combine their businesses in a deal that includes stock and cash consideration.
NXT-ID will not be raising additional capital to complete this transaction.
"This potential transaction with Fit Pay would not only add a critical component to our payment and authentication products, but also a platform which will enable a whole new suite of offerings including payments, credential management, and secure authentication services," said Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of NXT-ID, Inc. "Fit Pay's leadership team has over 50 years of experience in the payment space. The completion of this transaction would provide an important addition to our business model, increasing our opportunities with existing products and allowing us to rapidly expand in digital payments and the Internet of Things (IoT), both of which are part of our strategic plan."
Fit Pay is a white-label technology platform that provides payment, credential management, authentication, capabilities and other secure services to wearable and IoT devices. Fit Pay has integrated with the major credit card networks and chip manufacturers to provide an all-in-one solution and flexible integration options with developer-friendly tools and documentation, including Trusted Service Management services, full-featured API, mobile SDK (iOS & Android) and a highly secure payment network tokenization scheme.
"Blending our payment and authentication capabilities with NXT-ID's industry-leading technology products will significantly accelerate our ability to capture market share," said Michael Orlando, CEO of Fit Pay, Inc. "As consumers interact with more and more devices, providing core secure services with the confidence of knowing the user has been authenticated is critical. NTX-ID and Fit Pay create a powerful combination that will do just that - offering transformational products and services to the marketplace."
The transaction remains subject to completion of due diligence reviews, customary definitive documentation and Nasdaq review. The companies seek to complete the transaction early in the second quarter of 2017.