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July 19, 2019updated 22 Jul 2019 6:19am

Payments industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 total $22.79bn globally

By Carmen

Total payments industry M&A deals in Q2 2019 worth $22.79bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 49.01% over the previous quarter and a rise of 74% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $13.1bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $21.7bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $21.7bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for payments industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in Q2 2019 was the US with 19 deals, followed by Sweden with five and the UK with five.

In 2019, as of the end of Q2 2019, payments M&A deals worth $67.5bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 1197.4% year on year.

Payments industry M&A deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five payments industry M&A deals accounted for 99.4% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five payments industry M&A deals stood at $22.64bn, against the overall value of $22.79bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced payments industry M&A deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was $21.5bn merger of Global Payments and Total System Services.

In second place was the $889m acquisition of SafeCharge International Group by Nuvei Bidco and in third place was AIB Group and First Data’s $113.01m acquisition of Payzone Ireland.

The $72.7m acquisition of Pace Payment Systems by i3 Verticals and PayU’s acquisition of Wibmo for $70m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.

 

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.

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