The Nilson Report

Issue 1146 | Jan 2019


Companies featured in this issue include:

Purchase Volume Worldwide on General Purpose Cards 2017 vs. 2027

Mergers & Acquisitions in Merchant Acquiring/Processing in 2018

Discover Card U.S. 2018

Income at Top U.S. Credit Card Issuers—Company Net vs. Card Net

American Express 2018

Market Shares of Purchase Volume on Global General Purpose Cards

Top 10 Visa/Mastercard Acquirers Worldwide

Mergers & Acquisitions in Merchant Acquiring/Processing in 2018

There were 49 merger and acquisition deals in merchant acquiring and pro-cessing in 18 countries in 2018. The four largest are shown here. The table on page 7 shows all 49 deals.

1. 1. Verifone, United States
Francisco/BC, $3.40 billion
2. 2. Six Payment Services, Switzerland
Worldline, $2.75 billion
3. 3. iZettle, Sweden
PayPal, $2.20 billion
4. 4. Priority Holdings, United States
MI Acquisitions, $1.00 billion

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Mastercard Tops Visa’s Bid for Earthport

The Board of Directors of U.K.-based Earthport, a provider of cross-border payment, money transfer, and foreign exchange services, has accepted a $305.4-million (£233-million) all-cash buyout offer from Mastercard, days after accepting a buyout offer from Visa...

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