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Snell & Wilmer Represents Hothand Inc. in Acquisition By Fintech Company AppTech Payments Corp.

April 19, 2022

SAN DIEGO – Snell & Wilmer advised Hothand Inc. (Hothand), a patent holding company which owns the intellectual property rights to a wide array of mobile credit/debit transaction and mobile search, location, offer, and payment fields, in its acquisition by AppTech Payments Corp. (AppTech), a Carlsbad-based financial technology (fintech) company powering commerce experiences. The acquisition is expected to allow AppTech to provide progressive and adaptable products that are available through a suite of synergistic offerings directly to merchants, banking institutions and business enterprises.

“The acquisition of Hothand’s patents will bolster AppTech’s highly anticipated technology stack, which will bring the company to the forefront of the fintech industry,” said Luke D’Angelo, CEO of AppTech in a company press release. “We plan to begin writing and filing a more comprehensive patent combining our technologies with those of Hothand, which will serve as a cornerstone of AppTech’s upcoming product offerings.” AppTech is developing a modular and highly scalable and secure fintech platform that is set to fuel the future of commerce. The platform drives B2B, B2C and P2P capabilities in payments as a service (Paas) and Banking as a service (Baas) including crypto currency payments and contactless payment options like text-to-pay, QR, mobile-to-mobile and payments in the metaverse.

Bardia Moayedi led the Snell & Wilmer team advising Hothand in the acquisition with the assistance of Sarah Hibbard

Snell & Wilmer’s mergers and acquisitions attorneys are well-versed in providing strategic and innovative legal services for complicated corporate transactions. They have extensive experience with transactions in a variety of industries, including highly regulated industries where the intersection of business and government requires a particularly strategic and risk-sensitive approach. Their experience, coupled with deep industry knowledge, allows them to provide thoughtful, innovative and comprehensive solutions for all of their clients. Snell & Wilmer’s clients include sellers, buyers, investors, banks and bankers, venture capital firms, private equity firms, institutional lenders, independent directors and committees, management groups, creditors and creditor committees.