Blackhawk Network delivers global branded payment programs to help meet today’s most challenging business objectives. We collaborate with our partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. We deliver global branded payments through the prepaid products, technologies and network that connect brands and people.
As our vision of helping companies grow reach, loyalty and revenue using gift cards expanded, we started making strategic acquisitions that allowed us to seamlessly add additional services, including online gift card sales, international offerings, and B2B products and services.
In 2013, we held an IPO, trading under the symbol HAWK. This offering initiated a period of great growth. Having already acquired Retailo and InteliSpend, we also acquired Parago, Achievers, GiftCards.com, OmniCard.com, Didix, Grass Roots, CashStar, One4All and other thriving companies.
Innovation and disruption continue to propel Blackhawk Network forward. Not happy to rest on our laurels, we have invested in best-in-class solutions for commerce, incentive, employee, emerging payment and corporate solutions. And although gift cards continue to be at the heart of what we do, we see that they are more than just “a way to give a gift.” They are powerful revenue drivers in-store, online, in digital wallet, via social media and in app—they are, in fact, branded payments that can be leveraged in new and exciting ways.
After being acquired by Silver Lake and P2 Capital Partners in 2018, Blackhawk Network returned to being a privately held company. We continue to invest every day in innovative ways to expand your opportunities to grow your business today and in the future with your branded payments.