Pinsent Masons advises Post Office on the acquisition of Payzone Bill Payments Limited

12 Nov 2018 | 11:09 am |

International law firm Pinsent Masons LLP has advised Post Office Limited on its acquisition of Payzone Bill Payments Limited from Payzone UK Limited.

Bill payments are an important part of the Post Office’s retail offer and provide a valuable over-the-counter service to customers, generating footfall across the Post Office's branch network. 

With over 500 million bill payment transactions across the UK last year, the bill payments market presents the Post Office with a strong growth opportunity. The acquisition of the Payzone bill payments business allows the Post Office to provide its customers with access to a combined network of nearly 25,000 bill payment points across the UK.  Post Office also acquired Payzone's bill payment technology which will enable it to further enhance its existing bill payments offering.

The transaction was subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which was announced by the CMA on 19 October 2018.

The Pinsent Masons team was led by corporate partner John Tyerman assisted by Rob Cunningham, competition partner Alan Davis assisted by Robert Eriksson, and technology partners Simon Colvin and Angus McFadyen assisted by Niamh Mooney.

Key Contacts

Alan Davis

Alan Davis

Partner, Head of Competition, EU & Trade

View Profile

Latest press releases

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons continues its expansion in Dublin office

Pinsent Masons continues its expansion in Dublin office with Life Sciences and Technology Litigation hire

Pinsent Masons recognised as a Top Global Employer by Stonewall

International law firm Pinsent Masons, has been recognised as one of the best multinational employers for LGBT+ staff in Stonewall's 2019 Top Global Employers index.

Pinsent Masons appoints energy and infrastructure M&A partner in South Africa

International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Lloyd Chater as a partner in its Johannesburg office.

For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on

+44 (0)20 7418 8199 or 

Location contacts