CHARLOTTE – Charlotte payments software company Payzer was acquired last month for $250 million by Portland, Maine-based Wex, marking a big payoff for the business that Joe Giordano and Doug Little started in 2012.

Trade publications reported the sale in October after a press release from WexThe Charlotte Ledger cited the sale in a Wednesday story.

Wex plans to pay as much as $11 million more if certain metrics are achieved by Payzer, which has about 150 employees. It marks one of the biggest sales of a homegrown Charlotte technology company.

Payzer’s software helps businesses with payments, scheduling, invoicing and other services. The company focuses on about 150,000 plumbers, roofers and HVAC contractors. It has annual revenue of about $30 million, Payments Dive reported in October.

“The acquisition will advance WEX’s growth strategy of expanding its product suite and creating additional cross-sell opportunities,” by adding a business in a high-growth market with an overlapping clientele, Wex CEO Melissa Smith said in a press release.

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