Tuesday , September 22, 2020

Mergers & Acquisitions

September, 2020

  • 21 September

    Paya Expands Its Government Unit With an Acquisition of The Payment Group

    Payments provider Paya Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire The Payment Group (TPG), a provider of integrated payments to utilities and government. TPG’s software allows consumers to digitally pay their court and utility bills. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in October, were not disclosed. As …

  • 15 September

    Payroc Acquires eConduit and other Digital Transactions News brief from 9/15/20

    Payments provider Payroc Intermediate Holdings LLC has acquired technology provider Blackline Partners LLC, which does business as eConduit. Blackline provides a Web-based API by which software companies can enable clients to accept EMV payments.Visa Canada launched Click to Pay in that country. Click to Pay is based on the EMV Secure Remote Commerce standard for …

  • 11 September

    AmEx Hires Wells Fargo’s Taylor To Lead U.S. Merchant Services and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/11/20

    American Express Co. named Colleen Taylor president of U.S. merchant services. Taylor has been executive vice president of merchant services at Wells Fargo & Co. and had worked at Mastercard Inc.The financial newspaper Barron’s is reporting that publicly held Puerto Rico-based payments processor Evertec has hired Goldman Sachs to advise on plans for a sale …

  • 10 September

    NAB Acquires Salido and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/10/20

    Salido, a vendor of technology to the hospitality industry, announced it has been acquired by payments provider North American Bancard. Terms were not announced.MagTek Inc. said PyePOS, a hospitality point-of-sale system maker, will use MagTek’s DynaDip and DynaWave hardware in its quick-serve restaurant kiosks.EBay Inc. announced it will expand its managed-payments program to France, Italy, …

  • 8 September

    Debit Card Spending up Last Week and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/8/20

    Debit card spending increased 9.4% for the week ending Aug. 30 from the week ending Sept. 1, 2019, for credit unions working with PSCU, a credit union service organization. For the same period, credit card spending was down 2.5%. Mobile wallet use with a debit card increased 68% and those with …

  • 4 September

    TransferMate Receives Payment License in Mexico and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/4/20

    TransferMate Ltd., a provider of cross-border business-to-business payments technology, said it has won a payments license in Mexico.The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and CPA.com announced they are seeking applicants for the 2021 startup accelerator program, whose specialty is accounting, finance, and regulatory technology.Cryptocurrency provider Crypto.com launched a French version of its app …

August, 2020

  • 20 August

    In the Competitive Game of Open Banking, MX Claims a Big Lead With 50,000-Plus Connections

    In the ever-more competitive game of payments and open banking, direct data connections matter. On Thursday, MX Technologies Inc. claimed to have more than any other data aggregator, announcing it has exceeded 50,000 links to financial institutions and fintechs. The 10-year-old company, based in Lehi, Utah, competes with major aggregators …

  • 17 August

    AmEx To Acquire Kabbage and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/17/20

    American Express Co. announced it has agreed to acquire digital lender Kabbage Inc. in a deal expected to close later this year. Kabbage’s existing loan portfolio is not included in the transaction, for which terms were not announced. Eleven-year-old Kabbage entered the payment processing business in 2018.Restaurants and other businesses in Pasadena, Calif., …

  • 11 August

    Eye On Dining POS: Shift4 Adds Uber Eats; SpotOn Transact Buys SeatNinja

    With the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating restaurants’ transition to digital payment technology, processors Shift4 Payments Inc. and SpotOn Transact Inc. have beefed up their platforms through deals to add third-party applications.  Allentown, Pa.-based Shift4 has agreed to integrate San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc.’s Uber Eats delivery app to its point-of-sale platform. …

  • 5 August

    Digital Services And Clover Help Fiserv Return to Growth in the Wake of a ‘Tumultuous’ Covid Impact

    It’s been an eventful summer so far for Fiserv Inc., which was hammered by the recession caused by the Covid-19 pandemic but in July began to regain its footing, according to top executives who spoke Wednesday afternoon. Revenue for the Brookfield, Wis.-based payments processor dipped 1% in June but began …

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