June 8, 2017 / 5:10 PM / a year ago

Fintech AvidXchange raises $300 mln from Caisse, Mastercard -statement

June 8 (Reuters) - AvidXchange, a software company that helps mid-sized companies automate their invoicing and bill payments, said on Thursday it raised $300 million from investors including Mastercard, Silicon valley investor Peter Thiel and Canada’s second largest public pension fund.

Pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec said it invested $100 million in the Charlotte, North Carolina-based company. Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd, a Singapore state investor, also contributed to the financing.

AvidXchange has more than 5,500 North American business customers using its cloud-based automated payment processing software.

A financial technology firm founded in 2000, AvidXchange said in a statement that the latest funding round would help the company expand. It also announced a partnership with Mastercard to help reach an underserved market of small and medium-sized businesses still using manual processes to pay their bills.

The $300 million equity investment values AvidXchange at around $1.4 billion, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

Financial Technology Partners LP and FTP Securities LLC are the financial and strategic advisers in the deal. (Reporting by Solarina Ho; editing by Grant McCool)

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