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February 27, 2022

Revealed: Top and emerging locations for M&A deals in the cards & payments industry

Ben van der Merwe reveals the top M&A locations across the cards and payments sector

By Data Journalism Team

New figures released by GlobalData have shed light on the top locations for mergers and acquisitions in the cards & payments industry.

The data shows that M&A activity is strongest in the US, which saw a total of 33 deals announced in the most recent quarter (2021 Q4). That’s up from 25 deals announced in the previous quarter (2021 Q3).

India also performed well over the most recent quarter, with nine deals (up from six in 2021 Q3).

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Recent months have also seen an uptick in M&A deals in Luxembourg. The country has seen five deals announced over the last two complete quarters, up from an average of one deal every six months between 2019 and 2021.

That's the largest increase in M&A deal making in the cards & payments industry for any country.

Despite being the global hotspot for M&A deal making in the cards & payments industry, the US has had a difficult few months, with just 29 deals announced in the last two complete quarters.

That's a decrease compared the country's average of 55 deals announced every six months between 2019 and 2021, and the sharpest decrease in M&A deal making in the cards & payments industry experienced by any country in recent months.

GlobalData's deals database

GlobalData tracks the performance and activities of more than 675,000 companies in over 200 countries around the world.

The data analytics firm's deals database includes the details of approximately one million deals, ranging from mergers and acquisition to venture capital financing, equity offerings and debt offerings.

GlobalData is the parent company of Electronic Payments International and its sister publications

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