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Dissecting the TSYS/Global Payments Deal

Posted by Myron Schwarcz on Jun 11, 2019 9:40:18 AM

SRM - TSYS Global Payments

When we weighed in on FIS’ March acquisition of Worldpay, I predicted that a TSYS/Global Payments combination might be in the cards. Two months later, a “merger of equals” announcement between those leading players has me wishing I had spent a bit more time in Vegas.

The payment processing landscape has shifted dramatically in the past four months, with four of the major acquirer/processors making moves this year (Fiserv kicked off the action by joining forces with First Data in January). Traditional payments providers are pursuing greater scale and a broader suite of services in their quest to achieve profitable growth and stave off competition from fintechs entering the market with disruptive models.

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Topics: Contract Management, Payments Core Processing, TSYS, Global Payments