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First Data, North American Bancard Each Complete Major Payment Acquisitions

At the end of May, First Data announced they had reached agreement to acquire another large, publicly traded payment processor, CardConnect, for $750 million. This occurred just two weeks after the privately held North American Bancard Holdings LLC agreed to acquire Total Merchant Services Inc., for an undisclosed amount, to become the 7th largest processor

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MasterCard to Acquire NuData Security

At the end of March, MasterCard announced they had entered into an agreement to acquire NuData Security, the behavioral biometric and behavioral monitoring vendor based in Vancouver, Canada, for an undisclosed amount. A pioneer in the behavioral monitoring space, NuData offers MasterCard valuable technology and patents related to performing authentication covertly across all types of

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Vantiv to Acquire Moneris USA for $425 Million

Vantiv, one of the largest payment processors in the U.S., will expand their merchant client-base with the acquisition of Moneris USA for $425 million from Moneris Solutions Corporation. This major acquisition comes just over four years after Vantiv acquired Litle & Co. for $361 million. Working with over 800,000 merchants and 1,400 financial institutions Vantiv

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Wal-Mart’s $3.3 Billion Acquisition of Jet.com Signifies the Importance of eCommerce

Already an eCommerce, as well as brick-and-mortar, giant, Wal-Mart upped the ante on their digital commerce bet acquiring an online retailer that focuses on an optimal user experience and offers a different customer base. Many analysts say the Jet.com acquisition was geared at competing with Amazon, although it may just be part of a long-term

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Visa Inc. Acquisition of Visa Europe Will Bring 3 Billion Active Cards Under Single Entity

Visa Inc., the U.S. based publicly traded organization, announced on Monday November 2nd that they would be acquiring Visa Europe Ltd., their London-based counterpart, for $23.4 billion in cash and stock. The acquisition will increase the number Visa Inc. payment card accounts by 20 percent and total payment processing volume by approximately one-third. The deal, pending

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Mitek Systems Acquires IDchecker for $10.6 Million

Mitek, who specializes in mobile onboarding and capturing solutions, announced they would be acquiring identity document verification provider IDchecker for $10.6 million. Mitek owns several patents related to mobile imaging technology used for mobile deposits and other applications for financial institutions but will now incorporate photo verification of identity and other documents following the acquisition

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Pitney Bowes Acquirers Global eCommerce Provider Borderfree

Borderfree, a publicly traded company providing site localization, global logistics services and other solutions for eCommerce merchants that are expanding sales internationally, was acquired by global technology company Pitney Bowes for $395 million in early May. President and CEO of Pitney Bowes, Marc B. Lautenbach, stated that this acquisition “not only makes sense for our

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Early Warning Acquires Authentify and their Multi-Factor Authentication Technology

Early Warning, the cooperative owned by five of the largest U.S. banks that provides risk management services to financial institutions and payment companies, announced their plans to acquire mobile-based authentication provider Authentify on April 7th while terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Authentify, which provides multi-factor authentication services primarily centered on mobile devices, was a natural fit

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Worldpay Acquires Multi-Channel Payment Provider SecureNet

Worldpay, the UK-based global payment provider, announced their acquisition of SecureNet in mid-November with the deal expected to close before the end of this year. SecureNet, a payment provider offering services for in-store payments, mobile point-of-sale payments and online payments, has over 17,000 merchant clients with annual processing volumes exceeding $19 billion. This marks Worldpay’s

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Digital River Goes Private Pending $840 Million Acquisition

Global eCommerce payments company Digital River has entered into an agreement to be acquired by investor group Siris Capital, LLC in a transaction valued at approximately $840 million. Pending approval of the deal, the publicly traded company will now be private as Siris will acquire all outstanding common shares of Digital River at a premium

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