Saturday , May 27, 2023

Mergers & Acquisitions

May, 2023

  • 22 May

    Cash Use Drops 2% And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/22/23

    The share of all payments using cash declined only modestly to 18% in 2022 from 20% in 2021, while the share of in-person and person-to-person payments has stayed constant at 81%, according to the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice from the Federal Reserve System’s FedCash Services. Sunmi Technology Co., a China-based point-of-sale …

  • 15 May

    Fifth Third Closes on Big Data Deal And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/15/23

    Fifth Third Bancorp said it has closed on its acquisition of Big Data LLC, a technology platform for health-care payments. Terms were not disclosed Mark Barnett, president of Mastercard Inc. for Europe, said card interchange “represents incredibly good value” with respect to “sharing the costs and benefits of the payment system.” The remarks …

  • 11 May

    Payroc Acquires Atlantic Merchant; First American by Deluxe Adds SwipeSimple’s Software

    Payroc WorldAccess LLC has acquired Atlantic Merchant Services, LLC for an undisclosed sum. Raleigh, N.C.-based-Atlantic Merchant serves merchants and businesses across the mid-Atlantic region, as well as West Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan, and Texas. Atlantic Merchant’s services include touchscreen POS, mobile solutions, e-commerce, countertop terminals, and smart-phone applications. Merchant segments serviced …

  • 9 May

    Payrange Acquires Vagabond And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/9/23

    Payrange Inc., a payments provider for the vending and unattended-retail market, announced it has acquired Vagabond, a cloud-based provider of business intelligence for the convenience-retail industry. Terms were not announced. Sales of contactless cards helped payment card manufacturer CPI Card Group Inc. increase overall first-quarter sales 8% year-over-year to $120.9 million, with sales …

  • 5 May

    GoDaddy Payment Volume Tops $1 Billion and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/5/23

    GoDaddy Inc. reported payments volume from its various commerce services surpassed $1 billion annualized in the first quarter. The Web registrar has launched a number of payments initiatives in the past year, most recently a service that supports transactions through Microsoft Teams. Thinkific Labs Inc., a platform that supports creating, marketing, and …

  • 4 May

    Shift4 Busies Itself with Domestic Expansion As It Waits for Clearance on Its Finaro Deal

    Shift4 Payments Inc. is still waiting on approval from European regulators to complete its $525-million Finaro acquisition, but in the mean time the Allentown, Pa.-based processor has been busy expanding in its home market. That expansion includes yet other acquisitions aimed at consolidating Shift4’s grip on the restaurant point-of-sale market, …

  • 2 May

    Rev Worldwide Closes Netspend Deal And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/1/23

    Working with Searchlight Capital Partners, payments provider Rev Worldwide closed on its $1-billion all-cash acquisition of the Netspend consumer business from Global Payments Inc. Netspend is a specialist in prepaid and debit cards for more than 100,000 retail locations. Payments provider Finix Payments Inc. said it is now a payment processor, having completed direct connections to …

  • 1 May

    Global Payments Looks for Big Results From EVO As Long-Time CEO Sloan Prepares to Leave

    The big processor Global Payments Inc. on Monday morning announced upbeat first-quarter results but also said its chief executive, Jeff Sloan, is departing after nine years in the role. Sloan, who will leave Global Payments June 1 and will be succeeded by long-time president and chief operating officer Cameron Bready, …

April, 2023

  • 28 April

    How Tighter Money And Longer Diligence Have Slowed a Once ‘Frothy’ M&A Market

    A sort of disequilibrium has set in in payments mergers and acquisitions, leading to fewer deals and stretched out times to conclude the deals that do close, according to M&A experts who spoke this week at the Electronic Transactions Association’s Transact conference in Atlanta. The new dispensation contrasts sharply with …

  • 27 April

    FIS Profit up 17.5% And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/27/23

    Payment processor and core banking provider FIS Inc. posted first quarter revenue of $3.51 billion, a 0.6% increase from $3.49 billion in the same quarter in 2022. Its net income of $141 million was 17.5% greater than the $120 million profit a year ago. FIS’s merchant solutions segment had revenue of $1.1 …

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