P97 Secures $40 Million of Venture Debt Financing from an Affiliate of Peak Rock Capital

HOUSTON, Jan. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- P97 Networks, the leading mobile commerce platform provider to the convenience retail, fuels marketing, and automotive industries, today announced that it has secured $40 million of venture debt financing from an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, a leading middle-market private investment firm. This new credit facility was designed to support several key growth initiatives at P97.

“We will use this new capital to fund P97’s high growth initiatives, which include accelerating user adoption across our Consumer Engagement platform, Energy Transition programs for our clients, and our Mobility Services platform,” said Donald Frieden, President and Chief Executive Officer of P97. “Over the past 18 months we have more than doubled the number of retail sites on our Mobility Services platform, which now includes four of the five largest energy brands in the world, and over 60,000 convenience retail sites in the US and Canada. With this new capital, we will continue to grow our install base and strategic partnerships. We look forward to working with Peak Rock to bring our company to its next stage of growth and further establish our position as the leading provider of mobile commerce technology in the convenience & fuel retailing industry.”

P97’s Mobility Services platform was developed to support the Connected Economy and address the challenges of a changing mobility landscape by seamlessly powering a vast collection of interoperable ecosystems with payments as a core competency. Beyond commerce, the platform serves as an engagement engine, where payments are tokenized for security and then tailored to experiences that meet consumers’ needs in unique and personalized ways.

“P97 has become the industry standard in the convenience retail and fuel marketing industry, and we are very pleased to help the company reach its next level of scale and growth,” said Nick Basso, Managing Director at Peak Rock Capital. “We are excited by the compelling opportunities ahead for P97 as the market for mobile payment solutions continues to expand and gain broad adoption by consumers.”

About P97 Networks

P97 Networks provides a global, cloud based, mobility services platform that enables connected commerce, digital marketing, and consumer engagement for convenience retail, utilities, energy companies, and auto OEMs to align strategies, so they can attract, engage, and retain customers by securely connecting millions of consumers and connected cars using P97 identity, geolocation-based services, secure payments, and loyalty aggregation platform to create new and unique mobile consumer experiences. For more information, visit www.p97.com.

About Peak Rock Capital

Peak Rock Capital is a leading middle-market private investment firm that makes equity and debt investments in companies in North America and Europe. Peak Rock’s equity investment platform focuses on opportunities where it can support senior management to drive rapid growth and performance improvement, with expertise in corporate carve-outs and partnering with families and founders seeking first-time institutional capital. Peak Rock’s credit platform invests across capital structures, with a broad mandate to provide flexible, tailored capital solutions to middle-market and growth-oriented businesses. Peak Rock’s real estate platform makes equity and debt investments in small to mid-sized real estate assets in attractive, growing geographies. For further information about Peak Rock Capital, please visit www.peakrockcapital.com.

Aaron Mireles
P97 Networks, Inc.