Monday , July 16, 2018

Mergers & Acquisitions

March, 2018

  • 8 March

    E-Commerce Specialist Stripe Snaps up Faster EMV Developer Index in Multichannel Play

    The search by online-payments kingpins for avenues into physical-world stores reached a new milestone with the acquisition by Stripe Inc. of point-of-sale technologist Index Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to an Index spokesperson, who added the company has no immediate comment on the transaction. A Stripe …

  • 5 March

    Network Merchants Closes Creditcall Acquisition and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/5/18

    Network Merchants LLC, a technology provider for independent sales organizations, acquirers, and independent software vendors, closed its previously announced acquisition of gateway and EMV technology provider Creditcall for an undisclosed price. Digital cross-border person-to-person remittances will total $300 billion by 2021, up from an estimated $225 billion this year, according …

  • 2 March

    Financial-Industry Standards Body IFX To Combine Operations With NACHA

    Automated clearing house governing body NACHA and the Interactive Financial eXchange Forum Inc. (IFX) this week announced they intend to combine their operations. Founded in 1997, the Wakefield, Mass.-based IFX Forum is an international non-profit that developed and promotes the IFX business message specification as an open, interoperable for standard …

February, 2018

  • 28 February

    Integration Tasks Emerge Now that the Vantiv-Worldpay Merger Is Official

    The merger of payment processors Vantiv Inc. and London-based Worldpay Group plc was completed Jan. 16, and up next for leaders of the combined company is integration of operational platforms, selling products to a wider customer base, and achieving their goal of $200 million in cost savings in three years. …

  • 27 February

    Blackhawk’s Proposed $3.5 Billion Buyout Headed Toward Mid-Year Close

    No other bidders emerged during a so-called go-shop period that expired earlier this month, so Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. reported Tuesday that its planned $3.5 billion buyout by two investment firms remains on track to close at mid-year. The Pleasanton, Calif.-based provider of gift cards and other prepaid card services …

  • 12 February

    First Data’s Prepaid Business Shines as Struggling Bank Joint Ventures Begin Turnaround

    First Data Corp.’s struggling merchant-acquiring joint ventures with three big banks are showing nascent signs of a turnaround, and business is booming in the company’s prepaid card unit, top executives reported Monday. The Atlanta-based processor reported last year that new merchant referrals from its big joint ventures with The PNC …

  • 8 February

    Cantaloupe Acquisition Adds 270,000 Connections to USA Technologies’ Network

    Fresh from its $85 million acquisition of Cantaloupe Systems Inc., USA Technologies Inc. reported Thursday that it added 311,000 net new connections to its network of vending machines and other unattended card-accepting merchant locations in the quarter ended Dec. 31. Approximately 270,000 of the new connections came from Cantaloupe, a …

  • 7 February

    GCF Buys Paper Systems and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/7/18

    Point-of-sale products seller General Credit Forms Inc. said it purchased Paper Systems Inc., a manufacturer of paper rolls for POS and ATM systems. Paper Systems will continue to operate as PSI. Terms were not disclosed. Euronet Worldwide Inc., which is based in the United States but operates ATM and other …

January, 2018

  • 31 January

    AmEx Acquires Mezi and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1-31-18

    Processor Fiserv Inc. reported that its Accel debit network has added new transaction-routing options, including the ability to process signature-based transactions. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is using the new signature service, Fiserv said. Accel also will make signatures optional for merchants beginning in April, as are the four general-purpose card networks. …

  • 30 January

    Sage Payment Solutions Rebrands As Paya And Aims at Higher Visibility As a Payments Company

    Seven months after paying $260 million for Sage Payment Solutions, the U.S. merchant-services arm of Sage Group plc, investment firm GTCR LLC is giving it a new name—Paya—and a refreshed strategy to add more merchants to its portfolio. Announced Tuesday, the Paya name for the Reston, Va.-based payments provider signifies a …