"Redbridge enabled us to obtain better pricing and helped us clearly understand our current and future costs to ensure we maintain a strong relationship with our partners."

Jean-Christophe Sautereau
Group Treasury & Financing Director

Engagement overview

  • Calculation of SMCP’s current and future costs based on an in-depth analysis of its current arrangements, RFP responses and a Redbridge benchmark, followed by negotiations with pre-selected providers


  • Compare potential future costs with current costs in scenarios where the same level of services or additional services were being provided
  • Avoid termination fees with incumbent providers
  • Obtain attractive pricing with new providers


  • Significantly lower costs achieved compared to those set out in the initial RFP (which were already more competitive than what SMCP was previously paying)
  • Clear and fair pricing structure in line with SMCP’s growth ambitions


  • Diagnosis
  • Efficient collection of data (statements and information from RFPs)
  • Report on improvements that could be made, taking into account current costs, future costs, benchmark and strategy
  • Negotiation
  • Communication of pricing objectives (individually and overall)
  • Several meetings to discuss the proposals
  • Conclusion
  • Providing support with the contract, service level agreement and summary of the engagement

Redbridge’s added value

  • In-depth expertise in payments
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of PSP / acquiring pricing
  • Flexible approach to cater to the client’s individual needs
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