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The mission of The Strawhecker Group (TSG) is to provide the electronic payments ecosystem and its stakeholders with unmatched advisory services. TSG’s unique offering is built on decades of focused expertise, powerful data, and the combined intangible value these provide. Our vision is to be admired for our people, partnership, and performance.

TSG has completed thousands of projects for over 1,000 companies, from fintech startups to Fortune 500 companies

TSG has completed over 200 payments company valuations and has advised on 27 successful acquisitions and investment transactions over the last decade

TSG’s data warehouse contains over 3.5M merchants representing more than 40% of all merchants in the US processing nearly $1T in annualized credit/debit card volume

TSG's team consists of proven industry leaders with average Associate experience of over 23 years

TSG Partners

Payments Strategy

Payments Strategy encompasses the full spectrum of advisory services within the Payments Industry. The depth of these services is built on deep industry knowledge - the Partners and Associates of the firm have an average of over 20 years of industry experience. With clients from card issuers to merchant acquirers, TSG has the experience and expertise to provide real-time strategies.

Transaction Advisory

Whether buying or selling, seeking investment funding, or planning your company’s exit strategy, TSG’s experience can be critical to achieving success. TSG has performed hundreds of valuations and/or business assessments in the past five years - valued up to $2 billion.

TSG Metrics

TSG Metrics, the strategic research and analysis division of TSG, provides the Payments Industry with highly focused research and industry-wide studies. TSG Metrics takes data, boils it down to information, transforms it to knowledge and presents it to provide wisdom to its client partners.

Consumer Spend Division

TSG understands consumer spend trends and the macro-economic landscape. TSG’s Consumer Spend Division (CSD) has a wealth of unique data that can provide extraordinary insight into consumer spending patterns at major merchant categories through our spend database that spans over 3 million U.S. merchants and $620+ billion of total annualized spending.