Friday , November 27, 2020

Mergers & Acquisitions

November, 2020

  • 25 November

    81% Have Used a One-Click Payment Method and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/25/20

    Some 81% of U.S. consumers have used a one-click payment method while shopping online, with 37% using the method “frequently,” according to a survey earlier this month of 961 consumers by The Strawhecker Group and the Electronic Transactions Association.Switched dollar volume and switched transaction volume for Mastercard Inc. in the week ending Nov. 21 were both …

  • 19 November

    Payroc Acquires Bluestone Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/19/20

    Payroc World Access LLC announced the acquisition of Bluestone Payments LLC, an independent sales organization founded by Linda Rossetti. Rossetti will remain Bluestone president and take on the executive vice president, strategic initiatives, role at Payroc. Terms were not disclosed.Payments processor Nuvei Corp. said its Nuvei Technologies Inc. unit has been approved by …

  • 17 November

    Why Regulators Are Saying ‘Yes’ to Mastercard-Finicity But ‘No’ to Visa-Plaid

    Visa Inc. may be stymied for the time being in its quest to enter the increasingly crucial data-networking business, but its archrival Mastercard Inc. now expects to become a key player in that arena by the end of the year. That’s when the number-two card network says it will close …

  • 13 November

    Priority Cites Platform Differentiation As Key to Better Results Amid the Pandemic

    Priority Technology Holdings Inc.’s third-quarter results have improved from a year ago, despite the Covid-19 pandemic generally weighing on the economy. The Alpharetta, Ga.-based payments provider said it had $109 million in third-quarter revenue, up 16.1% from $93.9 million in the same quarter in 2019. Its net income of $85.7 million …

  • 9 November

    Its SPAC Merger Behind It, Paya Reports Growth ‘Momentum’ From ACH

    Paya Holdings Inc. is known for its base in integrated payments and for its processing concentration in card-not-present transactions. But what also became clear early Monday is its growing strength in bringing capability for automated clearing house payments to its roster of clients. “We have good momentum there,” said chief …

  • 9 November

    PDI in Touch-Free Payment Service with NCR and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/9/20

    Professional Datasolutions Inc., which acquired private-label debit provider ZipLine in June, said it is working with NCR Corp. on a touch-free mobile payment service for the convenience-store industry.Payment card use among travel companies remained substantially down year-over-year, according to the Tracking Transaction Trends report from PSCU, a credit union service organization, for the …

  • 6 November

    Visa Hits Back After the Justice Department Challenges the Network’s $5.3-Billion Plaid Deal

    Visa Inc. on Thursday delivered a rebuke to the Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit attempting to block its $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid Inc., calling the lawsuit “legally flawed and contradicted by the facts.”  The Department of Justice, which had filed the suit hours earlier, charges that Visa’s deal for …

  • 5 November

    Cash App Delivers for Square in a Tough Year for Merchant Processing

    In a year in which a fearsomely spreading virus has shut down many businesses and wrecked some, merchant-services provider Square Inc. has had to lean more heavily than ever on the other part of its business—the 7-year-old peer-to-peer payment service Cash App. And in the quarter ended Sept. 30, Cash …

  • 5 November

    LightSpeed Arms Itself for Heavy-Duty Competition With Its Acquisition of ShopKeep

    Lightspeed POS Inc. on Thursday acquired ShopKeep Inc., a payments and commerce provider, for $440 million in cash and stock. Under the terms of the deal, Lightspeed will pay $145.2 million in cash and issue 9.5 million subordinate voting shares. The deal is expected to close by Dec. 31. RBC …

  • 5 November

    Its Deal for 3dcart Catapults an Ambitious Shift4 Into E-Commerce Processing

    Shift4 Payments Inc. on Thursday jumped into e-commerce payments processing with both feet with its acquisition of 3dcart, a 23-year-old web-store platform with some 14,000 clients globally. Terms were not announced. The deal diversifies Allentown, Pa.-based Shift4’s product mix but also buttresses its long-term strategy aimed at moving merchants from …

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