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Mergers & Acquisitions

June, 2021

  • 9 June

    86% Abandon Shopping Carts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/9/21

    A survey from Fast, an online checkout provider, found that 86% of U.S. shoppers have abandoned an online shopping cart. Of the 1,004 consumers surveyed earlier this month, 55% said they would be more likely to make an online purchase if there was a quicker, easier way to buy directly from …

  • 7 June

    Lightspeed’s Latest Acquisitions Position the Processor to Become An Omnichannel Platform

    As part of its strategy to create an all-encompassing platform for merchants and their suppliers, Lightspeed POS Inc. on Monday announced the acquisition of two companies: Ecwid Inc., a consumer e-commerce platform, and NuOrder Inc., an e-commerce platform for suppliers, for a combined $925 million in cash and equity in …

  • 4 June

    Fintainium and Visa Direct and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/4/21

    Payments provider Fintainium said it is working with Visa Inc.’s real-time push-payment network, Visa Direct, and CIT Inc. to let merchants access cash flow and consumers receive payouts.Progressive Care Inc. said its PharmCoRx pharmacies is accepting Bitcoin in payment for Covid-19 rapid-testing services. The company began accepting cryptocurrency in 2018.ParkMobile LLC said its mobile app is …

  • 3 June

    LG Pay To Shut Down and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/3/21

    Not quite two years old, LG Pay, the mobile payment service from LG Electronics USA, is shutting down, according to a report on Droid-Life.com. It captured a screenshot of an alert declaring the service will be phased out and discontinued “over the remainder of 2021.” In April, LG announced it was exiting …

  • 2 June

    Mitek Acquires Tech Firm and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/2/21

    Mitek Systems Inc., a provider of digital identity-verification technology, said it has acquired ID R&D Inc., a provider of voice and face biometrics technology, for up to $49 million in Mitek stock and cash.Payments processor Fleetcor Technologies Inc. closed on its acquisition of cross-border payments specialist Associated Foreign Exchange Inc. The deal, …

  • 1 June

    As EasyPark Clinches Its Deal for ParkMobile, Rivalry in Parking Apps Could Get Hotter

    Vendors of parking apps in North America have an even more potent new competitor with the closing on Tuesday of EasyPark Group’s acquisition of the Park Now Group, which includes Atlanta-based ParkMobile LLC. The deal, which the companies announced in March, brings a major North American stake to Stockholm-based EasyPark, …

  • 1 June

    Deluxe Closes on First American Payment Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/1/21

    Deluxe Corp. has closed on its $960-million cash deal for payments provider First American Payments Systems, announced in April. The acquisition doubles Deluxe’s payments revenue to $600 million annually, driving its share of the company’s overall revenue from 17% to 29%.Authentication-technology provider LoginID Inc. said it has received an undisclosed investment from Visa Inc., …

May, 2021

  • 28 May

    Shopify Recruits Google and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/28/21

    Shopify Inc.’s 1.7 million-plus merchants will have access to Google Cloud technology in more regions under a new agreement.Buy now, pay later provider Klarna Bank AB said its U.S. user base more than doubled in April year-over-year, to 17 million. The user base worldwide totals 90 million.The big France-based processor Worldline S.A. has agreed to …

  • 26 May

    Fortis Acquires EpicPay And Change Merchant Solutions to Add Integrated Payments Swagger

    Fortis Payment Systems LLC is the latest acquirer to build up its integrated payments position, announcing Wednesday the acquisitions of EpicPay International LLC and Change Merchant Solutions LLC. The two deals will boost Fortis’s options for independent software vendors and developers, the company says. “Technology partners will be able to …

  • 25 May

    Eye on Acquisitions: Sift Embraces Chargeback, While GreenBox Buys an ISO

    Sift Science Inc. has agreed to acquire Chargeback Inc., a specialist in applying dispute-resolution technology to help merchants resolve chargebacks. Terms were not announced. The deal comes as card-not-present fraud in particular is soaring as consumers over the past year have adopted online shopping, many for the first time. U.S. …

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