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The Acquiring Industry Wonders if BofA and First Data Are Heading To Divorce Court

A report that Bank of America Corp. might not renew its joint merchant-acquiring venture with leading payment processor First Data Corp. left observers wondering Thursday what the break-up of one of the payments industry’s biggest players would mean for the companies involved, and the wider industry. The joint venture, Bank …

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BofA Mulls Ending First Data JV and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/9/19

Bank of America Corp. is considering not renewing its merchant-acquiring joint venture with First Data Corp., known as Bank of America Merchant Services, when the contract ends in June 2020, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources. BAMS is the nation’s third-largest acquirer, having processed $840 billion in payment …

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Fiserv’s First Data Deal Remains on Track Despite Justice Request

Core processor Fiserv Inc. continues to expect its $22 billion deal to acquire First Data Corp. will close in 2019’s second half despite a U.S. Department of Justice inquiry about the merger, Brookfield, Wis.-based Fiserv reported Tuesday. The Justice Department asked for more information and documents on April 4, though …

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First Data in Joint Venture To Buy Ireland’s Payzone and other Digital Transactions News Briefs from 4/19/19

Allied Irish Banks p.l.c. and processor First Data Corp. formed a joint venture to acquire a 96% stake in Payzone, operator of Ireland’s largest retail payment network, for about €100 million ($112.5 million) including debt. AIB will own 75% of the joint venture and First Data 25%, according to The Irish …

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Investor Lawsuit Challenges Planned Fiserv-First Data Merger

A First Data Corp. shareholder filed a proposed class-action lawsuit Wednesday challenging the planned acquisition of the payment processor by Fiserv Inc. The $22 billion all-stock merger benefits First Data’s controlling shareholder, the investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., “to the detriment of the company’s noninsider stockholders,” says the …

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Why It Makes Sense for Fiserv to Buy First Data

Few foresaw this combination, but the deal is far from baffling once you understand Fiserv’s history and long-term strategy. Every so often, a deal comes along that makes the market take notice. One such moment was the announcement in January of the Fiserv Inc.-First Data Corp. multibillion-dollar acquisition/merger. Essentially, the …

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