Tuesday , March 31, 2020

Vending

USA Technologies’ Proxy Puts Three of Its Challenger’s Director Nominees on Its Own Slate

Annual stockholder meetings usually are staid affairs involving such exciting matters as appointing a company’s auditing firm, but the upcoming meeting for vending machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. could be a real barn burner. The months-long battle between Malvern, Pa.-based USAT’s management and board on the one side and …

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USAT Names CEO and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/2/20

Donald W. Layden Jr. has been appointed chief executive of USA Technologies Inc., a specialist in unattended payments. Layden, who has been serving as interim CEO since October, will continue to serve on the company’s board but will step down as executive chairman. Among other moves at the board and executive …

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USA Technologies Eyes Growth in Software-Based Services And Expansion Into Japan

While playing defense in a proxy war with the company’s largest shareholder, vending-machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc.’s top executives are looking for growth through software-based services, and expansion into adjacent markets and other countries, particularly Japan.  “Our go-to-market strategy is to advance our sales efforts as an integrated software …

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ParkMobile’s 18 Million Users and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/19/20

ParkMobile LLC, a provider of mobile parking payments, said it has reached 18 million users after a 110% two-year growth rate. It also said it has appointed John Brown chief operations officer. Brown previously held executive positions at Clutch Technologies, Cardlytics, and Fiserv Inc.Payment card provider CPI Card Group Inc. announced its …

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Payment Stocks Sputtered Toward 2019’s End, but They Still Outperformed the Market for the Year

Payment-company stocks lost ground as a group in December and didn’t match the major market indexes in the fourth quarter, but they still bested the indexes for all of 2019, according to a new report. Twenty-six electronic-transaction processor stocks monitored by Chicago-based Barrington Research Associates Inc. posted a negative mean …

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Super Processor Picks TAS USA and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/9/19

Payments provider Super Processor selected a payments platform from TAS USA Inc. to manage merchant onboarding, merchant accounts, and transaction processing for both in-store and e-commerce transactions.Hudson Executive Capital LP, an investment firm that has been embroiled in a fight for control of vending-machine payments technology provider USA Technologies Inc., filed a proxy …

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Bill Could Restrain Tech Firms’ Financial Services Projects and other Digital Transactions New briefs from 11/15/19

U.S. Rep. Chuy Garcia (D-Ill.) planned this week to introduce bills that would bar tech firms from developing their own cryptocurrencies and make it more difficult for non-financial firms to obtain charters for industrial-loan corporations, a form of a bank, according to Politico. Garcia’s office did not immediately respond to a request …

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UPDATED: Herbert Out as CEO of USA Technologies; Interim Leader Appointed

With a proxy fight looming, vending-machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. announced late Thursday that chief executive Stephen P. Herbert has resigned. Herbert, a former Pepsi-Cola executive, spent 23 years with Malvern, Pa.-based USAT, including eight as CEO. USAT’s board of directors named one of its members, Donald W. Layden …

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UPDATED: Leading Investor Decries ‘Value-Destructive Conduct’ at USA Technologies, Pushes for Change

The honeymoon is over between vending-machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. and its largest investor, which on Monday accused the company’s board of directors of “value-destructive conduct” and blasted its top brass for “lack of management qualifications or accountability.” The surly announcement by New York City-based hedge fund Hudson Executive …

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USA Technologies Finally Files Its Overdue Financial Reports

Unattended-payments provider USA Technologies Inc. announced late Wednesday that it has filed overdue financial reports for its fiscal years 2019 and 2018 ended June 30, as well as several late quarterly reports. The company also restated financial data for some periods dating back to fiscal 2015. The new filings and …

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