Tuesday , November 13, 2018

Mergers & Acquisitions

November, 2018

  • 7 November

    EVO Notes Revenue Increase and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/7/18

    Three years after the EMV liability shift, fallback fraud, which bypasses protections against counterfeit card use, remains a problem for the U.S. payments industry, Auriemma Consulting Group said. Its data found that fallback fraud, which typically is a problem when markets first adopt EMV, still makes up more than 20% of …

  • 5 November

    Mitek Rejects ASG’s ‘Underwhelming’ Buyout Offer

    Mitek Systems Inc. reported early Monday that its board of directors “unanimously rejects” last week’s unsolicited buyout offer from business software firm ASG Technologies Inc., saying it “is not in the best interests of Mitek’s shareholders.” Today’s announcement is no surprise. Chairman Bruce Hansen on Thursday signaled that he and …

  • 1 November

    Eye on Mobile: Apple Pay’s Growth Surge Continues; Mitek Cool to Buyout Offer

    Apple Pay continues to gain strong adoption, Apple Inc. chief executive Tim Cook reported Thursday. Also on Thursday Mitek Systems Inc., a small but prominent provider of software for mobile remote deposit capture and identity verification, gave a decidedly cool response in its first comments about a $425 million buyout …

  • 1 November

    Software Firm Tries Again To Buy Mitek Systems

    Software developer ASG Technologies Group Inc., a portfolio company of the hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., on Wednesday announced a $425 million offer to buy Mitek Systems Inc., a leader in the mobile remote deposit capture software market that also provides identity-verification and related applications. San Diego-based Mitek issued no …

October, 2018

  • 30 October

    NCR’s New CEO Started Eyeing Payments Soon After Taking the Company’s Reins

    Payment processing is something NCR Corp. president and chief executive officer Michael D. Hayford thought the ATM manufacturer and point-of-sale software provider should add to its menu of services since he took the company’s top post six months ago. He’ll get his wish if NCR’s $184 million deal to acquire …

  • 24 October

    WEX To Acquire Bill-Pay and Virtual Card Specialist Noventis

    Fleet-fueling and corporate-payments provider WEX Inc. reported this week that it has a deal to acquire Noventis Inc., a bill-payment network and virtual card specialist. South Portland, Maine-based WEX said in a news release that it already has a “longstanding relationship” with Noventis as a supplier of virtual cards for …

  • 23 October

    EMS Buys POS System Developer and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/23/18

    Electronic Merchant Systems announced the acquisition of Total Touch POS, a POS system developer for the hospitality industry. Terms were not disclosed. Bank of America Merchant Services, along with First Data Corp., announced it integrated BlueSnap Inc.’s All-in-one Payment Platform into its system. BAMS is the first integration since First …

  • 22 October

    NCR To Take a Direct Role in Payments With its Pending $184 Million Acquisition of JetPay

    Best known for its ATMs, NCR Corp. has long been close to the point-of-sale payment business with its software products such as Retail One, Aloha, and NCR Silver, and its hardware for retailers and the hospitality industry that includes self-checkout systems for grocery stores. Now NCR is about to dive …

  • 22 October

    Klarna Launches Slice it in 4 Payment Option and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/22/18

    Tablesafe, which specializes in point-of-sale systems for restaurants, said The Saltwater Grille has installed its technology, which includes EMV acceptance. The restaurant had been subject to rising chargebacks because it had not been EMV-compliant. Online installment-payments specialist Klarna signed its first U.S. merchant, Rancourt & Co., for a new service …

  • 12 October

    Shopify Tries a Store Strategy and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/12/18

    E-commerce processor Shopify Inc. opened its first brick-and-mortar “entrepreneur space” in downtown Los Angeles. The site will provide in-person support, training, and education to Shopify merchants, and the company’s suite of retail hardware products will be available. Shopify says it has 10,000 merchants in L.A. and 80,000 in California. Cybersecurity …