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Mastercard Gets Approval for Nets Transaction

The European Commission (EC) has approved Mastercard’s acquisition of select assets of Denmark-based Nets contingent on divestiture of that company’s Realtime 24/7 technology for account-to-account core infrastructure services (A2A CIS). Core infrastructure includes hardware, software, telecommunication networks, and processes. Mastercard has existing A2A CIS assets and offers managed services in the European Economic Area (EEA) through its U.K.-based Vocalink unit. The EC expressed concern that the “proposed acquisition would harm competition and lead to higher prices and less choice...

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August 2020
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Top 7 Acquirers in Latin America—2019 vs. 2018

10 Largest General Purchase Acquirers in Latin America

45 Largest Visa/Mastercard Merchant Acquirers in Latin America

U.S. General Purpose Cards—January 1-June 30, 2020

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions

U.S. Credit and Debit Cards at Midyear 2020 vs. 2019

U.S. Store Credit Cards—2019 with Change vs. 2018

Investments and Acquisitions—July 2020