March 12, 2014
First Data acquired six companies since 2008 with a total disclosed value of $1,100m (for 3 deals). The acquisitions were in the field of transaction processing, mobile marketing, merchant acquiring, POS terminals, and prepaid cards. While the generic reasons behind the acquisitions were to offer better solutions, bring down costs, take on competition, drive innovation and expand network.
A deeper insight into First Data’s M&A deals reveals the following trends: